Label Glossary S-Z

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SELF-ADHESIVE LABEL
A label made from the combination of face material, pressure sensitive adhesive and release liner.

 

SELF-IMAGING LINER
A specially coated, pressure-activated liner that reproduces an exact image of information printed or imprinted on its corresponding face label.

 

SELF-IMAGING PIGGYBACK
A piggyback label imprinted by creating a duplicate label from the second ply of its double-ply construction.

 

SELF-WOUND
A roll of material with a single liner and pressure sensitive adhesive on both sides. Also, material with pressure sensitive adhesive on one side and rolled up onto itself (no liner).

 

SHEETED LABELS
Finished labels furnished in cut, singular sheets; most popular for laser printing.

 

SHELF LIFE
How long a label product can be stored under specified conditions and remain usable—normally 6-9 months.

 

SLIT BACK
Slits in the release liner of a pressure sensitive label so it can be removed by hand.

 

SLIT FACE
Slits in face material of a pressure sensitive label so it can be removed easier.

 

STATIC CLING LABEL
Adheres to a substrate by static electricity—no adhesive is necessary.

 

STEEL-TO-STEEL
Pressure sensitive labels die cut through all components of the label stock, including the liner. Also called anvil cut, zero tolerance, punched out or blanked out labels.

 

TACK
The property of a pressure sensitive label that causes it to adhere to a surface instantly with minimum pressure and contact time.

 

TAMPER-RESISTANT LABEL
Is pressure sensitive with a weak face material so that (attempted) label removal results in its destruction.

 

TIPPED-ON LABELS
A method of label application in which the carrier is peeled back and labels fall or "tip" onto the substrate.

 

TRANSPARENT LABEL
Pressure sensitive label in which the face material, adhesive, and protective coatings transmit light so objects can be seen through it.

 

VARNISH
A heat-cured coating on a face material for protection and/or decoration.

 

WASTE
The face material and adhesive layers of a die cut, pressure sensitive label that’s typically removed after die cutting.

 

 

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