Paper labels are an all-rounder among labels. They are available in many shapes and colors and can be labeled in a variety of ways. From labeling with conventional stationery such as pencils and ballpoint pens to laser, inkjet and thermal transfer printers, there is nothing that does not stick to paper. This results in a high level of versatility with which paper labels can be used across industries. Examples of this include price tags, address labels, adhesive dots or stickers for file spines. Due to their sensitive nature, paper labels are not suitable for outdoor use because they are neither resistant to water, nor to solvents or extreme temperatures.
Types of paper
|Coated paper (coated)|
|Nowadays, basically only wood-free paper material is used for paper labels. The main constituent of the material is vegetable pulp, which is made from wood chips. This results in significantly firmer labels that do not yellow quickly and are therefore significantly more resistant to aging. In addition, these properties promote higher print quality. In the case of coated papers, the surface is additionally refined with a layer of binding material (the so-called "line"). This creates a smoother and more resistant surface on which excellent color intensity and print quality are achieved for labels.|
|Uncoated paper (uncoated)|
|This is also called natural paper. The uncoated paper is printed without an additional coating and, in combination with today's printing technologies, also delivers very good printing results. These are often sufficient for many different requirements, so that the choice between coated and uncoated paper is made based on special requirements.|