A label is any piece of paper, fabric, plastic, metal, or whatever substance affixed directly to an object or product, on which there is written or printed information or symbols on the item. Such information printed directly on an article or container is called label paper. Labeling can be a physical process like applying ink to a label, cutting it, folding it, and punching holes in it, or a chemical process like adding binders to label paper or using a chemical ink roller to apply the label(s). Label paper can also be a digital form like printing from digital images and can be printed on almost any surface as well as being used for applying stickers and stamps. In electronic forms, label can be a symbol stored on a computer, which can be directly entered into a program, or a data file. It can also be as simple as a line or rectangle is drawn on a label.
The most commonly used type of label is perforated paper, which can be printed on one side only. The other type of label is the spiral label, which can be printed on one side and perforated on the other. Another type of label is the sticker, which comes in different types – the die cut label, the sticker, the magnetized label, the double-sided label, the fused label, and the fiber label. The label can be single-sided or double-sided, but the most common is the single-sided label. The double-sided label has a text printed on both sides, whereas the fused label has text printed on both sides, but the fiberglass label only has text printed on one side.
There are a number of reasons why a label might be needed. The most common reason for needing a label is when a product needs to be sold to the public, without having to produce a label for each and every product sold, or each and every sale. Labels are used for a variety of different purposes in many industries, including food, beverages, confectionery and the packaging industry. Labels are also used for a variety of different purposes in many different industries, including food, beverages, confectionery and the packaging industry. They can be used to label milk bottles, beer bottles, and even vacuum cleaner bags.