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We have created a quick reference library for additional information of terms, processes, etc... to help you better understand product labeling and product identification. If you have any questions or would like to see something added, please contact us and let us know. Thank you.

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Bleed
The printed edge of the design that goes beyond the final trim edge of the any piece of printed artwork. The artwork bleeds off the edge. This gives the printer a small amount of space to account for movement of the paper while running through the press, and design inconsistencies. Bleeds ensures that no unprinted edges occur in the final trimmed design. Too read or learn more see our area on Bleed Specs.

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Clear Space
This is another term that has the same meaning as Safe Zone. It refers to area within the final cut/trim line where you can be sure important text and graphics will not be trimmed off the label inadvertently. Too read or learn more see our area on Safe Zones.

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Pantone Color
A standardized color reproduction system. Colors are referenced by numbers like PMS 200. This is an ink that is color matched to the Pantone Color System. Often these colors are impossible to replicate using the standard CMYK printing process. Pantone colors are a great way to insure a consistent color match in reproduction. They are often used in branding to help a company stay consistent from one medium or production run to another.
You can downlaod a PDF Pantone (PMS) Color Chart our on our Artwork Specs page, or search for a color using Pantone's colorfinder on the Pantone website.
PMS Color
PMS stands for Pantone Color Matching System or a Pantone Color. Colors are allocated by reference number. For example PMS 200. You can downlaod a PDF Pantone (PMS) Color Chart our on our Artwork Specs page, or search for a color using Pantone's colorfinder on the Pantone website.

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RFID
It is a wireless non-contact system that uses radio-frequencies to transfer data from a label or tag attached to an object, for the purposes of identification and tracking. RFID tags contain electronically stored information which may be read from up to several meters (yards) away. Unlike a barcodes, RFID tags do not need to be within line sight of the reader only within the area.

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Safe Zone
This is another term that has the same meaning as Clear Space. It refers to area within the final cut/trim line where you can be sure important text and graphics will not be trimmed off the label inadvertently. Too read or learn more see our area on Safe Zones.

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Unwind Chart
A chart showing the unwind directions and their corresponding unwind numbers. You can see and download our Unwind Chart in our Artwork Specs area.
Unwind Direction
The unwind direction is the way in which a label unwinds from or comes off a finished label roll. This is mostly used in applications where the label is applied to the product automatically by machine. All applicators have different specifications, so you must specify the label unwind direction so the rolls of labels come to you with the correct unwind for the applicator you are using.

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