Adhesive Label Substrates

1. Overview #

The substrate of an adhesive label is an essential component of the label, primarily responsible for displaying information and decorative purposes. The choice of substrate directly affects the print quality, lifespan, and usage environment of the label.

2. Main Categories #

The substrate of adhesive labels can mainly be divided into three categories: paper substrates, plastic film substrates, and special substrates.

2.1 Paper Substrates #

Paper substrates mainly include coated paper, offset paper, thermal paper, PET paper, etc. Their characteristics include good printing effects, high color fidelity, suitable for product labels requiring high-quality printing effects.

2.2 Plastic Film Substrates #

Plastic film substrates mainly include PE, PP, PVC, PET, etc. These substrates are waterproof, oil-proof, and dirt-resistant, have good weather resistance, and are suitable for labels that need to be waterproof, oil-proof, or dirt-resistant.

2.3 Special Substrates #

Special substrates include various substrates with special functions, such as anti-counterfeit substrates, easy-tear substrates, fabric substrates, etc. These substrates feature specific functional properties, such as anti-counterfeiting, easy tearing, wearability, etc.

3. Category Details #

3.1 Paper Substrates #

3.1.1 Coated Paper #

Coated paper is a substrate with good print performance and color reproduction, mainly used for high-end product label production.

3.1.2 Offset Paper #

Offset paper is a substrate with good water resistance, mainly used for label production in moist or freezing environments.

3.1.3 Thermal Paper #

Thermal paper is a substrate that can be printed through a thermal printer, mainly used in supermarkets’ electronic scales, express logistics, and other scenarios requiring rapid printing.

3.1.4 PET Paper #

PET paper is a substrate with good high-temperature resistance and resistance to chemical corrosion, mainly used for the label production of electronic products.

3.2 Plastic Film Substrates #

3.2.1 PE #

PE substrate has good flexibility and low-temperature resistance, mainly used for labels that need to be bent or used in low-temperature environments.

3.2.2 PP #

PP substrate has good mechanical properties and wear resistance, mainly used for labels that need to be wear-resistant or protective.

3.2.3 PVC #

PVC substrate has good weather resistance and fire resistance, mainly used for outdoor or fire-resistant label production.

3.2.4 PET #

PET substrate has good high-temperature resistance and resistance to chemical corrosion, mainly used for high-temperature environments or labels that need to resist chemical corrosion.

3.3 Special Substrates #

3.3.1 Anti-counterfeit Substrates #

Anti-counterfeit substrates have unique identification characteristics, such as watermarks, fluorescence, magnetism, laser, etc., used to create unique anti-counterfeit labels.

3.3.2 Easy-tear Substrates #

Easy-tear substrates can be easily torn, commonly used for one-time use seal labels.

3.3.3 Fabric Substrates #

Fabric substrates have good flexibility and breathability, often used for label printing in the clothing, home textiles, and other industries.

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