Tolerance - What is tolerance?
The amount of deviation from a given specification that is considered acceptable in the manufacturing of items in order to meet a particular standard of quality. Any quantifiable measurement may be allowed a tolerance, such as the dimensions of an item or the number of items produced in a batch.
In labelling, tolerances will apply to all of the materials used to produce labels, as well as the dimensions of the labels, and the quantities they are produced in. For example, an A4 sheet of labels may have a tolerance of +/- 2mm for its height and width measurements and a tolerance of +/- 5% for its caliper, or a ream of labels (500 sheets) may have a tolerance of +/- 10 sheets for its total quantity.Go Back to Glossary