Color Label Press University "Glossary of Terms" Part Eighteen, Course One
On the ballot in New Jersey this year is the public question of legalizing marijuana and if approved the new law would take effect on January 1st, 2021.
Since New Jersey is a deep blue state I would tend to think that the public question will pass. I can already see the future and I believe there will be a pot store in almost every town in New Jersey. In addition there will an entire industry that will revolve around pot with growers, distributors and resellers.
The resellers may not have a need for a dynamic color label printer just yet, however the growers and the resellers will have the need for custom color printed labels for their products.
Most likely in the near future almost every state in the Union will also legalize pot. This means a massive industry that will probably generate millions of dollars and will also need millions of color labels.
As Vince would say that's my two cents.
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Color Label Presses can be used as seeding devices in larger Print4Pay opportunities, or help that dealer or rep get a conversation going with an account where they have never had any traction with MFP's or IT services. In addition, the competition is ripe for takeover. Let us not forget about the GP!
The market for full color digital labels in huge and the potential to make some serious commissions is enormous. BTW, isn't that why we're in this crazy business?
Color Label Press University "Glossary for Pressure Sensitive Labels" Course One (Sponsored by Muratec a Konica Minolta Company)
Press, Stack Flexographic press with printing units in horizontal stacks.
Press Varnish A clear varnish applied in-line on a press. It can be overall or printed in pattern from a plate to allow for dry laps and other
Press, Web Press which prints substrates supplied on rolls.
Pressure Belt Applies pressure by continuous hold-down of a label followng application on automatic label application equipment.
Pressure Bridge The steel support, mechanically secured over the die stations, through which the pressure screws are threaded.
Pressure Roll Holds product to be labeled in place for more accurate placement of label.
Pressure Screws Steel shafts threaded through the pressure bridge which are used to apply pressure (in a rotary die-cutting station) to facilitate die-cutting.
Pressure Sensitive Label Stock The combination of face material, pressure-sensitive adhesive and release liner from which pressure sensitive labels are
Pressure Sensitive Laminate See pressure sensitive stock.
Pressure Sensitive Tape A combination of a pressure sensitive adhesive with a carrier. Tapes are either self-wound or utilize release liners or films.
Price Mark Special pressure sensitive stock for use in pricing guns.
Primary Label Label that acts as the main identification of a product. Often designed to attract attention and contains information to appeal
to a buyer and is usually applied at the time of its manufacture.
Prime Coat Base coat applied first to enhance subsequent printing.
Prime Label A label used to identify and display a product, I.e. a major product panel.
Primer Surface coating applied between face stock and adhesive to improve bond performance and/or prevent bleed. See barrier
Printability The ability of a material to accept and hold a printed legend, and especially to resist offset of the printing when rewound into
a roll after printing. Also, a collective term used to describe the properties required of all components in the printing process.
Process Printing Printing from a series of two or more halftone plates to produce intermediate colors and shades. In 4-color process, the
colors are yellow, magenta, cyan and black.
Production Control A system to ensure the efficient use of materials, manpower, facilities and transportation in order to assure the availability of
s specific product, in a pre-determined quantity, within a specified time period.
Production Run The final printing requested by the customer from the original artwork.
Progressive Proofs Proofs made from the separte images in color process work, showing the sequence of printing and the result after each
additional color has been applied. Also called progs.
Proofing Press Press that produces printed progressive proofs.
Protective Coating A coating that protects the printing and the surface of a pressure sensitive label from either abrasion, sunlight, chemicals (their fumes and dilute solutions) and moisture or a combination of these.
PSI Pounds per Square Inch.
Pull Roll See nip roll.
Pull Tab Area on a face stock that facilitates easy removal of the label, usually a cut area on a sheeted label. Also called a peel tab and tear tab.
Punched Out Labels Anvil cut or sheeted labels.
PVC inyl; polyvinyl chloride.
Quality Those characteristics of a product that allow: 1) manufacture at a given cost-value relationship, 2) uniformity to meet parameters of customer specifications, 3) caliber of competitive performance.
Quality Control A system of inspections and/or tests instituted at various stages of production in manufacturing or printing to ensure that the
end product will meet pre-determined standards of quality.
Quick Stick The property of a pressure sensitive adhesive which allows it to adhere to a surface under light pressure. Also, a measure
of the bond strength right after application; quick tack, quick adhesion.
Quiet Area See Clear Area.
Rate of Set The time required for an adhesive, under a specific set of conditions, to arrive at a fiber tearing bond.
Reactive Diluent A liquid used to reduce the viscosity or tack of an ink. The diluent becomes an integral part of the polymer which forms
when the ink is cured.
Read Area A term used to refer to the scan path or scan area.
Ream Five hundred sheets of paper.
Ream Weight The amount which one ream of paper weighs.
Recycle Process for reuse.
Reducers In printing inks, varnishes, solvents, oily or greasy compounds used to reduce the body and/or viscosity for printing.
Reel A finished roll of labels.
Reflectance The amount of light returned from an illuminated surface.
Reflective Art Art which must be photographed by the light reflected from its surface.