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Five Layers of a Label

Did You Know? A Custom Label Can Be Made up of Five Different Layers

The liner layer, which is usually discarded, serves to keep your label in pristine shape until it is ready to be applied. The type and thickness of liner is critical to a label’s ability to be mechanically and automatically applied.

The adhesive layer is where your custom label meets the product surface. Careful attention is given to the application’s surface type, surface temperature, environment, and end-use conditions for the label.

The face stock is the third layer. We match the face stock according to your label application. Different temperatures and moisture levels will require different types of face stock. This is the layer which receives and displays the printed image.

The printed image is the area of most concern in any graphic related industry. This is the ink that is applied to the label. Our presses print the optimum image, which gives your label a professional look and reflects your brand. Spot colors, PMS colors, 4-color process, and 7-color printing, all are done by Seneca Label daily.

The top layer, which is not always required, consists of a coating or overlaminate, applied in the final step of the label printing process. This is the layer that can be used to protect print, make a label more durable, and add a finishing touch to your label.

At Seneca Label, we can recommend custom label materials at any decision point. Contact us to request a quote or to find a solution that matches your exact label need.

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