Title: What are Roll Labels? Anchor Text: Roll Label Printing Roll labels are adhesive sticky tags that come bound in roll dispenser. Stickers can easily be separated by peeling off the decal or by separating them by perforation, which keeps the sticker intact for later use. Companies and manufacturers often use roll labels for quick and easy distribution of company information. Whether labeling products or allocating goods, roll labels make for seamless branding and communication. There are two core uses of roll labels: indoor and outdoor use. Indoor labels don’t need to be as hardy and durable as their outdoor counterparts, but laminating options are available for extra-strength stickers. Indoor labels are generally much more affordable than those made for the wild. Plus, an indoor sticker order doesn’t need as much prep time. Meanwhile, outdoor labels are created to withstand weather and climatic changes, and require more expensive materials to make. They’re typically made to be UV-resistant and water resistant to help prevent fading and peeling, though there aren’t many stickers that can repel the weather forever. Roll labels are often used for food, beverage and ingredient labeling. You’ll also find them on packages, cosmetics, household items, pharmaceutical products, and dairy labeling. A variety of paper stock and finishes can be used in roll labels, for just about any effect. The most popular are matte, semi and high-gloss, foils, colored, and iridescent or metallic. The versatility of roll labeling is what makes it such a popular item amongst businesses and manufacturers. More and more custom roll labels are made-to-order to accommodate individual business needs. Logos, emblems, and nametags are common uses of roll labels, as well. Always ask your printer; price breaks are often given for large quantities. Listed below are a few options in roll labels material: Thermal Transfer Material – Thermal transfer label material is made from ribbon labels. The labels are made with a permanent adhesive, and the thermal transfer is made by melting a coating of the ribbon on the label paper. The melting helps the transfer remain in place for a long time. The thermal transfer process contrasts with direct thermal printing where no ribbon is present in the process. Because of its legendary durability, the thermal transfer process is often used for barcodes and shipping labels. Direct Thermal Material – Direct thermal prints (also known simply as ‘thermal’) produces a printed image by heating thermochromic paper, more commonly known as thermal paper. The direct thermal process involves the paper passing over a thermal print head. The label material is used with printers to apply heat to specially coated labels with an all-temperature adhesive. Fluorescent Material – Great for creating attention-grabbing labels, matte fluorescent paper can be imprinted using a dot matrix thermal printer. The labels are produced with a permanent adhesive. Typically, these bright fluorescent colors are used to create warning labels, identification labels, and sometimes barcode labels. Silver or Gold Foil Material – These stickers are made with a silver foil, which is laminated to a white base sheet with an acrylic top coat for printability. These labels are usually affixed with a permanent adhesive, and are used for product identification, special event labels, or educational labels. Overall, roll labels are best used for a quick and easy application. Complex label productions generally require more preparation. Be sure to leave ample time for delivery when placing your roll label printing order.
What are Roll Labels?
This entry was posted on October 19, 2011.