Label Types | Dry
Continuous forms can have an integrated label or blown on label
incorporated with them. Each type is manufactured differently from each other
but they have some of the same characteristics.
- Integrated Labels: An integrated label is a label that is actually
part of the original form. Adhesive is applied to the back in the area where
the label is located. A liner is then added to the back of the form to cover
the adhesive area. The face of the form is then slit in the label area so
the label can be removed form the overall form.
- Blown on Labels: A blown on label is a label and a liner, both of
which are separate from the form. The label and liner are attached with a
label applicator that blows and applies each label into position on the face
of the form.
- Imaging: Both types of labels can be non-imaging or self-imaging.
Non-imaging labels do not transfer an image when imprinted. When the label
is pulled off, there is no image left where the label was removed. Self-imaging
labels transfer the image to the liner when imprinted. When the label is removed
there is an image remaining on the liner that is still attached to the form.
Some of the specifications needed by the supplier are listed
- Are the labels to be non-imaging of self-imaging?
- Size, location and number of labels needed.
- If it is an integrated label, how should the labels be die cut on the face
of the form (such as square corners or rounded corners?)
- Is the label to be preprinted?
- What type of material should the label be?
- What type of adhesive is required: removable or permanent?
- Contact your supplier for special adhesive requirements.
Dry Gum Stock
A continuous label can be printed on dry gum stock that can
be used as a shipping label an adhered to a carton. The paper stock has a dry
gum adhesive covering the entire back of the paper that when moistened, will
adhere to the cartons.
For details on more types of labels, see the
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