Label stock is the carrier, which carries the message of the label on one side and has adhesive on the other side, which enables it to stick. Labels are used to provide main features or information of any product. Using these labels provides important information about the product, which may be highly required at customer’s end. Labels are the oldest and still most effective mode of advertising or highlighting the main features of any product. They are also the first medium of communication between the seller and the potential buyer. A product showcased with a quality label also reflects the quality of the product.Self Adhesive labels are the ones that stick onto the surface of the product or it’s packing. They are one of the most common forms of labels these is.
Self Adhesive Labels comprises of four components – face stock, adhesive, silicone coating and liner. The quality of the product depends upon finding the right combination of these components. Face Stock is the face of the label that carries the actual message. Whether the message is printed or hand written, a good quality face stock enhances its effectiveness several folds. Selection of the perfect face stock depends on the understanding of the process, for example cast coated paper may be preferred over simple chromo paper in cases where extremely shiny surface finish is required. Adhesives are what keep the label on its place. The quality and quantity of adhesive is really important for instance a label that sticks perfectly on a glass surface may be totally useless when put on an oil container. Adhesives have other uses besides just sticking the face stock to the surface. Some are good for producing glossy and/or matte surfaces. Based on the requirement the adhesives may be permanent or removable. Silicone coating is the layer that prevents the face paper to stick with the release base. It is by far the most delicate component, if inferior quality is used the release base will not come off and would stick to the face paper. At S.I. Paper we use only the best quality imported silicone coating to provide and excellent peel off. Release base is the one that holds the silicone coating and releases the adhesive onto the surface of the face paper. Based on the application there are different release base available, like Glassine may be used in barcodes and CCK used in processes where heat resistance is desirable.
Based on type of face stock there is a large variety of label stocks possible, most of which are available in both sheet and roll form with us. We specialize in Self Adhesive Labels and Self Adhesive Paper. Here’s a look at the various Face Stock labels produced by us: