The most important aspect for ensuring proper functionality of a label applied on a product is the choice of the right material, glue, and ink (printing technology). In order to get the right functionality, it is important for us to know, right from the beginning, the product, packaging onto which the label will be applied, how the label will be applied, as well as your idea of the final design of a product. Our team is always ready and willing to meet your requirements, so do not hesitate to contact us.
Generally, the materials can be divided into four basic groups – paper, thermal paper, plastic, and materials for special use..
The types of paper used are: Vellum, MC Primecoat, Coated (HGW), Radiant, Metallised, imitation of hand-made paper (wine labels), and others used for various special purposes.
Thermal paper (paper responding to heat) comes in ECO quality (matted, cannot be varnished) in case of standard short-term applications, or in TOP quality (glossy, can be coated with thermal varnish) when applied onto chilled or frozen goods. The TOP material can be imprinted even with more intricate graphic motifs. However, it is not generally recommended to varnish thermal labels because the varnish gets caked up on printheads thus reducing their lifespan.
The different types of plastic used are polythene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyester (PET), or PVC. All these materials are provided not only in white or transparent, but also in metallic finish and, furthermore, in a glossy or matted design.
These are materials whose qualities meet special demands of customers, mainly applications requiring long lifetime, chemical and thermal resistance of labels, or when applied to non-standard surfaces such as wood, steel, stone, etc. Employing our product or sales managers, we can be very helpful in recommending a suitable type of material to you or we can provide you with samples to try out.
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