Labeling Terminology 101

Our customers have told us that label terminology can be confusing. In an effort to make things easier for our customers, we have put together a glossary of some of the most common terms that we use on a daily basis.


ADHESIVE: Located between the face stock and liner, adhered to the back of the face, the adhesive bonds the face to the product with varying degrees of permanence.

APPLICATION TEMPERATURE: The temperature of the product the label material is applied to at the time it is applied.

BLEED: Printing that goes beyond the trim edge to ensure complete coverage of ink.

Why Isn’t This Sticking?

So far, retirement has been everything I have hoped including some trips, some paddling, chasing deer, a bit of volunteer work, and adult beverages whenever the urge strikes. I do have to suck it up and put in about three days a month working in the sticker business, a schedule I kick myself for not implementing years ago.