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Most product is printed on a 14pt (or thicker) card stock and in full color. Most of our competitors print on a 10 or 12 point stock (thinner and more flimsy...not as professional).
The "screen" (which determines the finished graphics quality) is a 350 dpi. What the heck does that mean? It means that the image quality is the same as what you see when you get a photo printed. Most photos are printed at a dpi of 350. It is high resolution and high quality. We are just as picky about our printing as you should be.
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Roll Label Materials Specifics and FAQ's
White BOPP (Permanent)
This polypropylene material (similar to mylar) is suitable for most roll label applications. It is 2.6Mil thick, with permanent adhesive. This material is impervious to water and oils and is particularly suitable for bath and body products as well as food containers.
Keep in mind that...It is white and somewhat opaque, but may not be opaque enough to cover high contrast text without dark ink printed on it.
Clear BOPP (Permanent)
This is the clear version of the Polypropylene (BOPP) material. It has the same waterproof qualities as the White BOPP, but printed on a 2Mil clear material with a permanent adhesive. This provides more of a "no label" look and is suitable for window stickers.
When using this substrate, it is common to back all printing with White Ink since digital color inks themselves are about 50% transparent.
White Flexible Vinyl (Permanent)
The white vinyl is 3.4Mils thick with a permanent adhesive and is very substantial. It is suitable for applications where a high degree of strength and durability is needed or where lengthy exposure to the "elements" is an issue. This label is ideal for outdoor use.
We accept the following file formats: .TIF, .TIFF, .EPS, .AI, .PSD, .JPG, .PNG & .PDF.
Word documents, Publisher files, Excel files, PrintShop files or PowerPoint files are not PRINTING PRESS READY. It doesn't mean we can't print them, it only means that they aren't press ready and may need some minor adjustments. If you are unsure if your files are press ready, upload them here so we can check them for you. This service is complimentary. PRESS READY file prices include processing one set of uploaded files and creating a single digital proof. You will receive a digital printing proof within 24 hours of receiving your order (1 business day).
Files must have a minimum of 350dpi (dots per inch) resolution. If you are unsure, we can easily help you with that when request a free pre-printing proof. Request your free proof here. Download Designer Templates
All color artwork and/or images must be provided in CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) color mode. All black & white artwork and/or images must be provided in grayscale color mode.
We don't want blood, but we need to make sure your files include a "bleed". FAQ: "What is a bleed"? Bleed is a printing term used to determine how much of the edge will be trimmed off AFTER your file comes off the press . At home or office printers and copy machines that give you the white edge all the way around the paper are printed without a bleed. That is one huge difference between at home or office printing and press printing.
The adhesive is a type of glue on the back of the label, which with slight pressure applied, makes the label stick to the substrate (the surface to which the label is applied). Available adhesive types are removable, permanent, repositionable, etc., in acrylic or solvent (rubber based.) Currently, Printerbees Online printing is offering a General Purpose permanent acrylic adhesive.
A label with this adhesive cannot be removed without the label being destroyed or leaving residue on the object that it was applied to. This adhesive generally adheres well to most corrugated, paper and plastic substrates but is not guaranteed to work for every application. Labels with this general purpose permanent adhesive can be applied at temperatures as low as 25 degrees - 35 degrees F. It has a service temperature range of -50 degrees to + 150 degrees F.
GRAPHICS AND DIGITAL LABEL PRINTING:
Digital label printing uses the standard four-color process as with other types of printing. Files should be created using CMYK color. All files submitted as RGB will be converted, which may cause color shifts. If would like to guarantee accurate color reproduction, please provide files using the CMYK values from a Pantone Process Coated Color Guide. Printed colors are always different from what is represented on a computer monitor. Even PDF proofs are not an accurate representation of color. It is very important that you use a Pantone guide if exact color representation is important on your finished label.
Our digital press utilizes four-color process (CMYK). While we cannot print an actual PMS spot color, we can print a close approximation to 95% of all Pantone colors.
When creating your file, remember press gain is not an issue with our digital press and there are no trapping requirements. The press will print utilizing a maximum of 812 dpi. Also, the press normally prints utilizing a 180 line screen, but can print a line screen as high as 230. Currently the press does not support fluorescent or metallic inks.
Overprinting is used in traditional means of printing, but is not necessary when using our digital press. Do NOT create files with Overprinting attributes. These attributes will often change the appearance of the final product.
Printerbees Online printing does not sell "pre-cut" roll labels. Every size offered is custom produced and die-cut after printing. The die cut is accomplished by using a die which is basically made up of cutting blades that are formed into the desired shape. The die will cut through the facestock only and not through the liner. Printerbees Online printing 's labels are die cut with a gap between labels. It is the distance from the bottom edge of one label to the top edge of the next label.
ROLL OUTSIDE DIAMETER/QUANTITY PER ROLL:
The desired outside diameter for rolls of labels printed for Printerbees Online printing customers is 5.5". This is a common size that fits most hand-applied dispensers. The quantity per roll varies per label. The size and shape of each label determines the amount of labels that will fit onto a roll. If you have chosen a thicker material and heavier laminate, the quantity per roll will decrease. If your label is small or on thin paper stock, the quantity per roll could increase.
Fully automated label applications generally require a 12" O.D. Currently this is not offered by Printerbees Online printing.
All Printerbees Online printing rolls of labels will arrive wound onto 3" cores. This is an industry standard and should work for most applications. Typically, the core size only matters when a label is being applied by an automated labeling dispenser. The dispenser's construction may not allow for a 3" core. It is suggested you verify a 3" core will work with your application prior to ordering.
1. Labels should be stored in a cool dry climate-controlled area
2. If labels are stored where they may be exposed to moisture, they should be plastic wrapped or stored in fiber cartons for protection. Store them in a moisture controlled area 24 to 48 hours before using.
3. Do not open individual packages until you are ready to use the labels.
4. Do not stack cartons of labels more than four high. Stacking less than four high will prevent cartons from being crushed and causing damage to the labels.
5. Do not double stack skids containing cartons of labels
6. If banded on skids, break bands to relieve pressure on labels.