Roll Labels - What are roll labels?
Self adhesive labels are produced in several finished forms. Roll labels are carried on a continuous backing sheet that is wound around a central core. The core is a tube made of paper, cardboard, plastic, or metal. Roll labels are either used for pre-printed labels (often supplied in a dispenser) or sold blank for use on printing presses that can be roll fed and/or have a roll stand, spindle, or mandrel within the device onto which a roll can be loaded.
They are most commonly used in thermal printers (using Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer printing processes) but can be printed using a variety of printing processes, providing the printing device or press is able to process rolls. Roll labels may be used because they allow a wider variety of shapes and sizes to be produced within the available dimensions of a particular laminate (only the width is limited as it cannot be any greater than the width of the core).Go Back to Glossary