Self-adhesive labels: paper face materials

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Pressure-sensitive labels consist of an adhesive-coated face material, which can be either be paper or film, laminated to a release liner. 

We begin with paper – a category which includes synthetic (filmic) paper materials. Label papers are manufactured from wood pulp and may be either coated or uncoated. With coated papers the main influence on how ink is absorbed is the presence or absence of a top coat and its micro-porosity.