A Guide To The Different Adhesive Label Types
Did you know that there is more than one type of adhesive label? Depending on the intended application of your labels, there is a type of adhesive that will ensure it remains stuck to the surface. In this article, we have outlined the many different types that you can choose from, including how they work and what they are commonly used for, to help you come to a final decision. Your printer should be equipped to provide you with all these types.
Types of Label
The paper used for these adhesive labels has been covered with a thermal coating that turns black when it has been subjected to a heat source. This type is commonly used for information cataloguing on a short-term basis where contamination is at a minimum. They are also used for point-of-sale cataloguing in store, weigh scales, logistics, address tagging and box end descriptions (to name a few).
â¢Thermal Top Coated
The paper used for these labels has been given a protective coating to defend the thermal sensitive coating image area from contamination due to fats, grease, solvents and plasticisers (usually from packaging films that they may come into contact with during storage or transportation). This type is commonly used in freezer environments for pre-packaged foods (such as meat and cheese) in supermarkets.
The paper used for these labels involves a wood-free glossy coating of whiteness. This is a universal paper that is commonly used in thermal transfer and multi-colour printing (where fine details are required).
The paper used for these labels is both smooth and white. It is machine finished and wood-free. This type is commonly used for general-purpose applications (such as barcoding and general information cataloguing).
The paper used for these labels features a clear or white gloss coated film that is used for rigid and durable applications. It incorporates waterproof materials that enable them to be used for cosmetics, toiletries and other promotional applications. A special thermal transfer ribbon is required to print onto this material, but any reputable printer should have quite easy access to this ribbon.