Another three days and we're bringing you Part Four in our blog series for our Color Label Press University. Just and FYI for everyone. At the top of each blog you'll see . Clicking that link which is at the top of each blog will then bring you the collection of blogs for Color Label Press University. It's pretty neat, you'll see all of the blogs that we've posted for an easier read and simple way to toggle from blog to blog.
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Color Label Press University "Glossary for Pressure Sensitive Labels" Course One
(Sponsored by Muratec a Konica Minolta Company)
Bounce: The abnormal reaction to compression, which results in erratic rotational movement of the cylinders, causing missed or imperfect impressions. Can also occur with a rotary die causing imperfect die cutting.
Break: A term used to denote a tear in a roll of face material or release liner. Such defects are generally spliced and marked by a protruding flag.
Breaking: The operation of passing material over a dull edge which 'breaks' the adhesive layer, retarding curl and improving water absorption when remoistened for use.
Brightness: The reflectivity of a sheet of paper for blue light measured under standardized conditions on a particular instrument designed and calibrated specifically for the purpose. Strictly speaking, brightness is not a colormetric quantity.
Burn: Common term used for printing plate exposure.
Bursting Perf: A fold perforation that permits mechanical bursting.
Bursting Strength: The pressure required to rupture a material specimen when it is tested in a specified instrument under specified conditions. It is largely determined by the tensile strength and extensibility of the material.
Butt Cut Labels: Rectangular labels in continuous form separated by a single knife cut to the liner across the web.
Butt Labels: See butt cut labels.
Butt Roll: See stub roll.
Butt Splice: An end to end joining of two similar materials. For continuity of surface, design, etc. Often used in joining stickyback, printing plates and webs of substrates in process.
Butted Rectangles: Die cut rectangles butted to each other with no around and/or across matrix to remove.
C1S: Paper Abbreviation for coated one side paper.
CAD: Computer Assisted Design/Computer Assisted Makeup or Manufacturing.
Caking: The collecting of dried ink upon rollers and plates.
Calender Cuts: Defects caused by creasing or cutting of the web of paper during calendering due to wrinkles in the web.
Calender Finished: A term applied to any paper with a surface glazed by means of a calender stack.
Caliper: The thickness of paper, usually expressed in thousandths of an inch (mils).
Camera-Ready: Copy which is ready for photography. See artwork.
Carrier: Sometimes used to refer to the liner material of pressure sensitive labels. Also a term sometimes used to describe the stock to which two layers of adhesive are applied in a double adhesive construction.
Cast Coated: A high-gloss enamel finish.
Cast Coated Paper: A paper, the coating of which is allowed to harden or set while in contact with a finished casting surface.
Cast Film: Plastic sheeting manufactured by the casting process, as opposed to the extruding process.
Cast Vinyl: Vinyl sheeting manufactured by coating a liquid vinyl acetate or similar ester onto a casting paper and curing in a heated oven.
Catalyst: A substance which has the capability of initiating or accelerating the speed of a reaction between two or more substances when introduced into their presence.
Cavity: Usually refers to the engraving on a rotary die cutter that die cuts a single shape.
Cell: A small engraved or etched depression in an anilox roll that carries the ink to the plate.
Cellulose: Fibrous substance of wood, cotton and other vegetable matter.
Centigrade: A scale of temperature which features 0 and 100 degrees as the freezing and boiling points of water. Also called Celsius.
Centipoise: One hundred of a poise; a unit for measuring viscosity.
Central Impression: A press with a number of printing units around a large cylinder which serves as the impression cylinder against which the substrate rides.
Ceramic Anilox Roll: Engraved inking roll used in flexographic printing. New techniques in manufacturing allow for vastly improved anilox roll performance and life.
Chalking: A form of coating deterioration characterized by the formation of a loose, chalk-like powder on the film surface.
Character: A single group of bars and spaces which represent an individual number, letter or punctuation mark.
Charge: Usually refers to the degree or type of electrical property carried by a substrate.
Check Digit: A digit included within a symbol whose value is based mathematically on other characters included in the symbol. It is used for the purpose of performing a mathematical check to ensure the accuracy of the read.
Checking: The presence of hair line carcks in a varnish coating, a lacquer coating, a film or in an adhesive coating. Crazing.
Chemical Curing: The setting or curing of an adhesive, coating or sealer brought about by the addition of a catalyst or accelerator.
Chemical Resistance: The resistance of a pressure sensitive label to the deteriorating effects resulting from exposure to chemicals under specified conditions.
Chill Roll: Metal roll or drum cooled internally with water, etc. Often used after the press dryer to cool the printed web prior to die cutting, rewinding, etc.
Choke: An image whose edges have been pulled inslightly from those of the original. The image area remains essentially the same except for a narrow strip of reduction around its perimeter.
Chokes and Spreads: Overlaps of overprinting images to prevent color fringes or white borders around image detail due to slight misregister during printing.
Chromatic Scale: The colors of the spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet.
Circumferential Register: See running register.