Label Terminology – A Complete Guide to Custom Label Terms

When buying labels for your color label printer, you want to ensure to get the precise configuration of labels you would like. It’s crucial that you be aware of the type of labels in addition to the way the label roll is cut to be compatible with your color label printer. Below are some of the labeling phrases you should know when purchasing label rolls for the very first time.

Continous Rolls

When utilizing continuous label rolls, you can use the cutter to Cut the desired label length. Consequently, should you use the 4″ x 100 feet continuous roll, it is possible to print 4″ × 1″, 4″ × 2″ or 4″ × 6″ labels, as necessary for your business. The only difference between the die cut along with the continuous roll labels is they will have square corners.

Die Cut Rolls

“Die Cut” generally means that the label is cut out using a”cookie cutter” to make the shape you want the label to be. Die cut may mean that your label or label will have curved corners rather than square corners (that are often called “butt” or “kiss” cut). One advantage of die cut is that, generally, the label is a lot easier to apply. Die Cut labels have been in an range of different sizes.

UP Labels

Labels can also be categorized by the number of tags throughout the width of the roster. 1 UP labels take up the full width of the roll. 2 UP labels are labels which cover half of the width of the roll, while 3 UP labels occupy a third of the roster and have three labels across the roll.

Matte Labels

Matte labels are paper-based labels using a sleek, white surface. The general purpose, permanent adhesive adheres attractively to cardboard, metals and most plastics. Matte paper labels are highly water and abrasion resistant.

The translucent material includes a frosted appearance with a great matte sheen. Matte labels are popular due to their versatility. They may be luxurious or natural appearing based on the design, use, and placement.

Glossy Labels

High gloss tags are paper-based labels using a sleek, shiny and bright white coating. The general purpose, permanent adhesive adheres attractively to cardboard, metals and most plastics.

Glossy paper labels are highly water and abrasion resistant. They reflect light and aid colors pop. Gloss labels are popular for their polished and professional look.