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  • MYLAR films foR EDGE printing

    Posted by Tim Shaw on November 7, 2002 at 10:59 am

    We are currently quoting for a huge order of Edge printer labels.

    The US company are asking for the labels to be printed on MYLAR.

    Is this material available for edge printing or do we need to be talking to a screen printer who can kiss cut etc.

    The labels would also need 3m484 d.sided adhesice applied before kiss cutting.

    Tim Shaw replied 21 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Jon Aston

    November 8, 2002 at 4:08 am


    “MYLAR” is a Dupont Trademark for their brand of polyester film. Offhand, I can’t remember the specific qualities or recommended applications for 3M 484 Laminating adhesive…

    Gerber offer a number of polyester label stocks that might be suitable substitutions for the spec’d products…HOWEVER, I’m always a little wary of end-user specs that call for uncommon components. You would be best to ask them what the end-use for these polyester labels is. For example: What are the labels being applied to? What is the expected service life of the label? Are they planning on any additional processing (ie…laser printing)?

    You get the idea…once you’re armed with the appropriate information you can confirm how suitable Gerber’s labels stocks are (or aren’t).

  • Tim Shaw

    November 8, 2002 at 11:28 am

    Thanks for the reply, Jon.

    I know what you are saying, but unfortunatly we are dealing with a UK based manufacture who is in tousch with the US customer.

    All the US supplied drawing are supplied with dimesions but not what measurements they are using !!!. I know they use imperial but the drawing should say so, any way, we thought it might just be different trade names of the same product.

    We expected to be using Lex Velvet, but the specs say MYLAR which we thought was the same think. As you said MYLAR is just a polyester based
    film which Spandex Uk are calling Label Stock.

    So I think things may be sorted now.

    Thanks again.


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