FAQ’s

  • General

    • What does a die cut label mean?

      Die Cut” usually means that the label is cut out with a “cookie cutter” to create the shape that you want the label to be. Die cut may mean your label or tag will have rounded corners as opposed to square corners (which are often called “butt” or “kiss” cut). One advantage of a die cut label is that it is easier to remove from the backing paper and apply..

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  • Ribbons

    • How do i know which ribbon to buy?

      Key Points
      Most common type of thermal transfer ribbon
      Recommended for uncoated paper stock
      Less durable, but also less expensive
      Good for shipping, shelf, bin, retail and warehouse labels

      Full Wax

      The most common type of thermal transfer ribbon is the full wax ribbon. Wax thermal transfer ribbons are typically recommended for use on uncoated paper stock. While full wax ribbons provide a less durable print than their counterparts, they are also considerably less expensive.

      A full wax thermal transfer ribbon is coated with a wax-based ink. During the printing process, heat from the printer’s print-head will melt the wax-based ink and transfer it to the surface of the thermal transfer labels, forming the desired printed area.

      Full wax ribbons require a lower melting temperature than their counterparts, and are ideal for paper based materials. Applications that are well suited for full wax ribbons include: shipping labels, shelf and bin labels, retail labels, and warehouse labels.

      Key Points
      More durable printed area than full wax
      More resistant to heavy handling, chemicals and temperature changes
      Ideal for both standard and weatherproof thermal transfer labels
      Good for bar code, shipping, prescription pharmaceutical and shelf labels

      Wax-Resin

      While not as cost effective as full wax ribbons, wax-resin ribbons are very popular because of the significantly more durable printed area they provide.

      The printing process is actually very similar to the full wax printing process, where a hybrid of wax and resin based ink is melted and transferred on to the surface of the labels. The printed area will be a sharp, clear image that is much more resistant to heavy handling, chemicals, and temperature changes.

      The melting temperature required for wax-resin ribbons falls between that of full wax ribbons and full resin ribbons. Wax-resin ribbons are ideal for a wide range of material types, from uncoated paper stock to coated, glossy paper stock and even synthetic weatherproof label materials. Wax-resin thermal ribbons have been tested extensively with our Thermal Transfer products and will provide a very high quality image. Applications well suited for wax-resin ribbons include: bar code labels, shipping labels, pharmaceutical and prescription labels, and shelf and bin labels.

      Key Points
      Most expensive ribbon type
      For use on non-paper, synthetic stocks
      Most durable of the ribbon types

      Full Resin

      Full resin thermal ribbons will be considerably more expensive compared to full wax ribbons or wax-resin ribbons. This type of ribbon is generally intended for use on non-paper, synthetic stocks and will offer the highest durability of any ribbon type.

      Full resin thermal ribbons will be considerably more expensive compared to full wax ribbons or wax-resin ribbons. This type of ribbon is generally intended for use on non-paper, synthetic stocks and will offer the highest durability of any ribbon type.

       

  • Label Printers

    • What printer is best for me?

       

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  • Label Construction

    • What is your label material made from?

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  • Printing

    • What sort of printing processes do you have?

  • Adhesive