Labels typically include a release liner, adhesive and the face material. Artwork is printed onto the face material. Optional laminates can be applied over the printed artwork for design effect and protection.
Release Liner - The label is temporarily adhered to a release liner prior to use. Release liners are generally made of paper and have a coating of silicone for easy release of label.
Adhesive - Permanent, temporary, removable and repositionable are just a few adhesives that will keep your label adhered to the surface. When choosing an adhesive, it is important to know the environment and the surface to which the label is to be adhered.
Material/Substrate - There are many materials/substrates to select from. Depending on your application and the environmental conditions your label is exposed to, paper, vinyl, polyester, film, foil, Lexan®, PVC, or magnetic may be the right choice.
Artwork/Printing - Many technologies are used to print artwork onto the label material/substrate. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages in terms of quality, durability and cost.
Laminate - There are many laminates available to add protection to a label. Depending on your application and the environmental conditions your label is exposed to, polyester, LexSaver®, UV or polycarbonate may be the right choice.