Process Colors Printing 4 process colors printing involves the use of 4 screens and 4 inks (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and black) to reproduce the wide spectrum of colors found in the original. This is referred to as process printing or CMYK printing.
Pantone Colors or Spot Colors Printing An international system of matching color for color communication and printing where each color in the Pantone system is designated an unique Pantone number or PMS number. In Pantone color printing, a color is reproduced by mixing a number of primary Pantone colors and the Pantone system can provide a mixing formula for each Pantone colors.
Metallic Colors Printing Metallic colors can be printed using a special type of ink that contains metallic particles or flakes, which can add a shiny and reflective effect to printed materials. However, it's important to note that metallic inks can be more expensive than traditional inks.
Color Tinting Color Tinting is the process of printing the whole background with a solid color.
Die Cutting The process of cutting a label shape with a die. Die cutting shapes include rectangles, circles, oval, sausage shape, straight cuts or any special shapes.
Sprocket Holes Punching A continuous series of holes on the outside edge of continuous labels that are used to drive the paper through a computer printer via sprocket pins or tractor feed belts.
Sheeting The process of cutting the labels into individual sheets.
Fan Folding Labels manufactured from a continuous web of labels and then folded into zig-zag style format for packing flat in boxes. Continuous fan-folded labels are mostly used for data processing applications.
Perforating A line or row of cuts that enable a roll of labels to be folded, torn off or separated easily. Perforation cuts may be horizontal or vertical.
Tamper-Evident Security Cuts Cutting Labels incorporate carefully designed security cuts pattern which enables the label to break up when removal is attempted so tampering detection is made possible. This label material usually combined with extra strong glue.
Laminating A thin clear plastic film applied to the top of a label before die cutting to provide a glossy or matt appearance or for protection. Lamination is more expensive than liquid varnishing, but generally give a brighter gloss or duller matt and better protection.
Varnishing A varnish is effectively a thin, clear, transparent ink. When coated on the top of a label, the varnish provides a protective finish that enhances appearance and increases durability. Varnishes can be glossy or matt.
Foil Stamping A foil usually gold or silver is laminated by heat (hot foil) or by glue (cold foil) on top of a label to provide a brilliant metallic effect for a design on the label, it can be a text or a graphics or a border.
Embossing The process of raising a design or image above the label.
Pattern Coated Glue The process of blocking certain area of the glue along the web direction of the label to give the effect of no glue on certain parts of the labels.
Serial Numbering You can specific to have each label printed with a serial number or serial barcode when we do the printing whether it is on blank white labels or on printed labels.