The A-Z of Label printing (W-Z)


Water Soluble Adhesive
See: Adhesive: Water Soluble.

Wax resin ribbons
The binder used with these ribbons includes both wax (30-70%) and thermoplastic resin. Through the formation of multiple layers in the ink layer, these ribbons provide both the excellent printing transferability of the wax and the superior durability of the resin. In comparison with wax type ribbons, wax resin type ribbons offer superior abrasion resistance. AS a result, reliability is improved, and these ribbons are widely used with both paper label are synthetic paper labels. Wax resin ribbons are ideal for such applications such as distribution control labels.

Wax ribbons
The binder is about 50-90% wax. The melting characteristics of the wax are used to provide excellent ink transferability, and these ribbons are primarily used for printing on paper labels. However, wax type labels offer poor heat and abrasion resistance, so they are unsuitable for printing images that will be stored for long period of time.

The capability of a material to withstand the effects of weather.

A continuous sheet of pliable manufactured material.

Web Width
The measurement of the web that is perpendicular to the machine direction. Typically refers to the width of the liner or carrier.

The puckering or creasing of a pliable material that can result from environmental conditions and/or manufacturing situations.



A defect characterized by a gradual colour change in the original appearance of white paper.