A typical label consists of a topcoat, face stock, ink, adhesive, and a liner.
GRAPHIC LAYERED INK Ink is laid down between the topcoat and the face stock.
ADHESIVE Pressure-sensitive or heat-activated coating used to bond the film to the application surface.
LINER Supports the product through manufacturing and life of use. Protects adhesive until it is applied to the end user surface.
Face stock Film or other specialty paper, fabric, or membrane to which the topcoat and adhesive are anchored. Carries graphics to the application surface. Functions as a protective laminate. Provides a barrier to moisture or vapor. Functions as a spacer material in a layered construction.
TOPCOAT A physical surface coating applied to promote or increase ink adhesion with conventional and digital print technologies or to modify gloss.