Perforated - What does perforated mean?
A perforated material has a row or rows of perforations that allow the material to be torn easily into sections along a predetermined line or lines. The term perforation refers both to the process of creating holes in a material and to each of the individual holes themselves. A row is made up of a series of perforations (the holes) and "ties" (the uncut material between the holes). The spacing of the perforations and ties is usually given in ties per inch.
In the labelling industry, perforation is used on all kinds of label products to allow individual or multiple labels to be separated from the rest of the sheet, roll, or fan-folded backing sheet they are carried on. For example, integrated labels may include a perforation so that the label section can be separated easily from the rest of the sheet for future use; labels on rolls can be separated into sections or individual rows; and fan-fold labels can be removed individually from their container or dispenser by tearing along a perforation in the backing sheet.Go Back to Glossary