Skeleton - What does skeleton mean?
Definition of SKELETON:
Any surrounding areas of face material and adhesive that are created when labels are kiss cut using a die. These areas are not used and are either removed during the manufacturing process or left in place on the backing sheet. The skeleton is most commonly left in place when manufacturing blank sheet labels that will be sent on to a printer or sold to an end user for printing. This means that if there are any issues with adhesive bleed or bleed, the skeleton is in place to prevent adhesive or inks from spreading within a printer or across the layers of the labels themselves.
Here is the Harvard-style citation to use if you would like to reference this definition of the word skeleton:
Label Planet (2014) What does skeleton mean? | Skeleton Definition. Available at: https://www.labelplanet.co.uk/glossary/skeleton/ (Accessed: January 1, 2023).