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Glossary

Label Glossary

Adhesion: A characteristic in all adhesives; the force required to remove a label from a substrate after a specified period of time.

Adhesive (glue, gum): A substance capable of holding materials together by surface attachment using tack, adhesion, and cohesion properties.

Back Slits: Linear cuts put in the liner during coating or on press to meet specialized end-use requirements.

Breakaway Cut: Labels with multiple die cuts that cause the label to tear very easily.

Butt Cut Labels: Labels separated by a single cut to the liner. No stripped area exists between labels. Butt Cut labels are not recommended for automatic dispensing or affixing. This is also known as Square Cut or Knife Cut.

Cohesion (cohesive strength, internal bond, shear): The internal strength of an adhesive, its resistance to flow, and the resistance to failure by splitting when labels are removed, or under stress.

Curved Copy: Text curves along a radius.

Die Cut Labels: A sized and shaped pressure-sensitive label on a release liner.

Die Cut Slits: Labels with multiple die cuts that cause the label to tear easily.

Fluorescent Stocks: Highly reflective colors used to attract attention. These do not glow in the dark.

Full Bleed/Flood Coated: Ink goes from edge to edge covering the entire label.

Knife Cut: Labels separated by a single cut to the liner. No stripped area exists between labels. Knife Cut labels are not recommended for automatic dispensing or affixing. This is also known as Square Cut or Butt Cut.

Kromekote: A type of label material that is paper based with a gloss finish.

Laminated: A thin plastic covering that protects the label surface from, oils, grime and smudges, increasing of the life of the label.

Litho: A type of label material that is paper based with a dull finish.

Perforations: A series of small cuts to facilitate tearing along a predetermined line. Used for easy detachment.

Permanent Adhesive: An adhesive characterized by having relatively high ultimate adhesion. The label either cannot be removed intact, causes damage to the labeled surface, or requires a great deal of force to be removed.

Release Liner (backing, backing paper, carrier, liner): Functions as the carrier for labels.

Removable Adhesive: An adhesive characterized by low ultimate adhesion and removability from a wide variety of surfaces.

Reverse Print: Label is first flood coated, filing the entire label area so text can show through in back ground color.

Roll Label: Pressure-sensitive labels that are furnished in a continuous roll form.

Self-Laminating: A type of label that has a clear plastic adhesive overlay to prevent alterations or bleeding of text. A fast convenient way to protect dates, names or other important facts. Increases the life of the label.

Shelf Life (storage life): The period of time during which a product can be stored under specified conditions and still remain suitable for use (normally one year).

Square Cut: Labels separated by a single cut to the liner. No stripped area exists between labels. Square Cut labels are not recommended for automatic dispensing or affixing. This is also known as Butt Cut or Knife Cut.

Tamperproof Label (destructible label, tamper evident): The resistance of a label to removal after adhesion has been allowed to build for a predetermined period of time. The time required to reach ultimate adhesion varies with the adhesive, substrate and labeling conditions, but is approximately 24 to 72 hours.

Tamperproof: A type of label that has die cut slits that tear easily to prevent tampering.

Typesetting: The process of setting material or producing graphic matter into a form to be used in printing.

Vinyl: A type of label material that is a polymer of a vinyl compound or a product made from such a polymer. A material designed to withstand grease, oils, and grime.

Tag Glossary

Curved Copy: Text curves along a radius.

Fluorescent Stocks: Highly reflective colors used to attract attention. These do not glow in the dark.

Full Bleed/Flood Coated: Ink goes from edge to edge covering the entire surface.

Laminated: A thin plastic covering that protects the tag surface from, oils, grime and smudges, increasing of the life of the tag.

Perforations: A series of small cuts to facilitate tearing along a predetermined line. Used for easy detachment.

Reverse Print: Tag is first flood coated, filing the entire tag area so text can show through in back ground color.

Self-Laminating: A type of tag that has a clear plastic adhesive overlay to prevent alterations or bleeding of text. A fast convenient way to protect dates, names or other important facts. Increases the life of the tag.

Two Part: A type of tag that consists of three layers, a card stock, a carbon paper and an overlay to produce two copies of the same tag.

Typesetting: The process of setting material or producing graphic matter into a form to be used in printing.

Tyvek: A type of tag material that is weather resistant and will not tear. Most commonly used outside or in a damp environment.

Stamp Glossary

Impression Size: Inspection stamp sizes are always measured by the size of circle, the impression would fit within.

Non-Porous: Type of ink that is used on metal, glass, plastic, or glossy papers.

Porous: Type of ink that is used on paper or cardboard.

Reactivator: A clear blend of solvents similar to those used in RN1001 ink and is used to replace solvents that evaporate from the stamp surface.

Self-Inking: A type of stamp that does not require a stamp pad for inking purposes.

Stamp Borders: Designed artwork to enhance the stamps.

Typesetting: The process of setting material or producing graphic matter into a form to be used in printing.

Software Glossary

Implementation: To carry out or facilitate a process to accomplish a definite kind or stage of work or project.

Interface: The place at which independent and often unrelated systems meet and act on or communicate with each other.

ISO: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards, that deals with a company’s quality assurance system.

Program Registration Number: A Registration Certificate issued containing the unique key to activate the Ryan Enterprise software.