term used to describe the fit of one color with another.
small design usually the form of crossed fine lines etched in the same
relative position on each plate.
force required to remove the release liner from the facestock at a specified
coated on the liner which allows labels to come off.
component of the laminate which functions as the carrier for the label.
characterized by low ultimate adhesion and clean removability from a wide
left on substrate when a label is removed.
engraving with the black and white areas reversed. For instance, black
type on white paper would appear as white type on black paper if it had
fine lines used to convert a continuous tone image into a screened image
suitable for etching and printing. The number of lines per inch varies
considerably dependent on the reproduction process and the quality of the
paper being printed.
to the angle at which the crosslines of a screen are positioned in relation
to the horizontal axis of the copy or plate. The screen for each color
being printed in the process method has a specified angle of screen to
avoid an objectionable moire pattern in the final product.
of printing in which the ink is forced through a design on a taut screen
and onto the object to be printed.
of colors in a piece of copy into primary printing colors or special colors.
temperature range that a label will withstand after a 24 hour residence
time on the substrate.
whereby rolls base stock are converted into sheets of finished labels by
cutting them to the desired length in the sheeting stations.
period of time during which a product can be stored under specified conditions
and still remain suitable for use.
unique polymer system which can be used as a release coating.
resistance of a printed surface to smearing.
resistance of a PS label to the action of specific organic liquids.
discoloration of a substrate or facestock caused by contact with products,
material used to receive the printed image, i.e. paper, board, foil etc.
property of a label which causes it to adhere to a surface instantly with
a minimum of pressure and contact time.
resistance of removal of a label.
Violet Resistance (UV)
ability of a material to withstand extended exposure to sunlight (ultra
violet) without degradation, hardening or excessive discoloration.
or other stock from the roll in a printing press, the full length of paper
contained in a roll of stock as it passes through the press.
direction of a base stock parallel to its movement through the coater.