of a faint image on a printed label where it was not intended to appear.
printing process employing minute engraved "cells" which carry the ink
to the printing surface.
printing process in which the image is transferred to a label material
by a combination of heat and pressure.
measure of the adhesives' immediate holding power.
label whose face material, adhesive and protective coatings are optically
an object can be seen through it.
label material with good non-curling and non-distortion characteristics.
process in which ink is applied to a surface from raised portions of rigid
plates or type.
to artwork or photographic material which contains no tone values.
unused face and adhesive layers of a label stock surrounding a die cut
removed after the label is printed and die cut.
property of a material that causes it to attempt to return to its original
gold or silver coating applied to a face material.
plastic film that has been coated on one side with a very thin layer of
movement of components into either a substrate or face material.
moh-ray) An undesirable checkerboard or plaid effect caused by improper
relationship of the screen angles used on the various positives.
used in the manufacture of molded objects (glass, plastic bottles) to facilitate
their removal from the mold. Mold release agents can, in some instances
cause serious adhesion problems.
coloring or coating of a face material or of the printing on the label.
of indirect printing in which an impression on a flat plate is printed
on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, from which it is impressed, i.e. offset,
upon the surface to be decorated.
of a clear film to a label stock for the purpose of protection.
labeling of a container in which one end of the label overlaps the other.
mottled or textured appearance of a label.
of small cuts made in labels and/or their release liner to facilitate tearing
a predetermined line.
strong, thin film having good resistance to moisture, solvents, oils and
Usually transparent, although available with metallized finish.
tough, stretchy plastic film having very good low temperature characteristics.
used a great deal for producing semi-rigid bottles.
to polyethylene but stronger and having a higher temperature resistance.
that develop a strong bond to such materials as paper, plastic, glass or
printing utilizing a variety of printing screens, and usually using yellow,
cyan magenta and black inks to give an optical effect of all colors and
hues being present in a composite picture.