Opaque Labels - What are opaque labels?
Definition of OPAQUE LABEL:
Labels that cannot be seen through; Opaque labels are often referred to as blockout labels because whatever is beneath the label cannot be seen and it is "blocked" from view. Opaque labels can be made by using an opaque face material, an opaque adhesive, an opaque coating, or any combination of the three. They are used when a label must be able to cover up a substrate, including anything that has already been printed or written onto its surface.
There are a variety of reasons to use an opaque label; mistakes can be hidden, out of date information can be updated, packaging can be reused by covering up old information and replacing it with a new delivery address or product information, or they can be used to cover up the pattern on a substrate to ensure that the applied label remains completely legible.
At Label Planet, we supply a range of opaque labels, which are matt white paper labels with an opaque coating and an opaque adhesive.
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Label Planet (2020) What are opaque labels? | Opaque Labels Definition. Available at: https://www.labelplanet.co.uk/glossary/opaque-label/ (Accessed: January 1, 2023).