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White BOPP is a high-performance polypropylene film that is lightweight, strong, and flexible. It has excellent resistance to moisture, making it ideal for many applications including packaging, labeling, and printing. It's extremely durable and provides superior protection against tearing, puncturing and other physical damage. The glossy finish of White BOPP ensures that colors are vibrant when printed on the film.
Clear BOPP is a polypropylene film that provides superior clarity, moisture resistance, and durability. It is the perfect choice for applications that require product visibility and protection from the elements. The high gloss finish of Clear BOPP enhances the appearance of your product and provides superior clarity for labels, packaging, and retail displays. With its excellent optical qualities and superior strength, Clear BOPP offers a reliable solution for any application requiring an ultra-clear film.
Silver BOPP is a high-quality, multi-purpose plastic film that provides superior protection and performance. Its strong, yet lightweight construction makes it ideal for applications ranging from packaging and labeling to food preservation and automotive components. Silver BOPP provides superior moisture resistance, excellent clarity, and high tensile strength for an unbeatable combination of flexibility and durability. With its strong adhesive properties, Silver BOPP ensures reliable bonding and adhesion in demanding conditions. The metallic sheen adds an attractive touch to any project or product application.
Silver Chrome BOPP is an ultra-durable, glossy film that provides a unique, eye-catching finish to any product. It is made of polypropylene with a high-gloss silver chrome finish that reflects light and adds interest to any package or label. Silver Chrome BOPP stands up to wear and tear and provides superior protection against moisture, humidity, and other environmental elements. It has a heat-sealable coating which makes it ideal for use in pouch laminators. Silver Chrome BOPP is perfect for creating labels or packaging for products ranging from cosmetics to food items, making it a versatile choice for any application. Silver Chrome BOPP is also the preferred material for spot metallic.
Matte BOPP provides a smooth and elegant finish for your packaging. It is a glossy, low-tack film that can be used to create an attractive-looking package without sacrificing any of the durability you need to protect your product. Matte BOPP is strong, tear-resistant, and waterproof, making it the perfect choice for any application. When used with a matte finish, it can also provide a clean and professional look that will stand out from the crowd. Whether you are creating retail products or promotional materials, Matte BOPP is the perfect solution for all your packaging needs. Our Matte BOPP also has an extra strong adhesive.
Removable White BOPP labels are an excellent choice for short-term labeling applications and are designed to easily adhere to a variety of surfaces. These labels feature a permanent adhesive that allows them to stick securely, yet can be easily removed without leaving behind any residue or damage. The high-quality white polypropylene material makes these labels durable and water-resistant, while the removable adhesive allows them to be repositioned multiple times without losing adhesion.
Tight Radius BOPP is a flexible, heat-sealable packaging material specifically designed for automated processes. It is a polypropylene film that provides an excellent barrier against moisture, oxygen and other contaminants. Tight Radius BOPP is ideal for use in food packaging, pharmaceuticals and medical device applications where it can provide superior protection against environmental elements. Its flexibility allows it to be easily conformed to any shape or size while providing reliable performance in extreme temperatures and humid environments. With its tight radius capabilities, this product can be used in a variety of automated processes including high-speed filling lines, pouching equipment and form/fill/seal machines. it also makes it an ideal choice for products such as pre-rolls and lip balm.
Matte paper is a non-glossy finish paper that is ideal for all types of printing projects. Matte paper produces vivid colors and crisp text and can be used for a variety of applications including brochures, flyers, newsletters, postcards and more. The smooth finish of the matte paper also helps reduce glare and smudging. This makes it an ideal choice for projects that require clean, sharp images or text. This material is both budget and eco-friendly!
Hemp paper is an eco-friendly and durable solution for labels, providing superior printability and tear strength compared to traditional paper labels. Hemp paper is made from the fibers of the hemp plant, making it a sustainable choice for labels that are designed to last. It is also non-toxic, chlorine-free, and acid-free, making it safe for use in food packaging. Hemp paper can be used with both digital printing technology and offset lithography processes, allowing you to create beautiful labels without compromising on quality or environmental standards.
Vellum for labels is a unique, high-quality material made from premium paper, perfect for creating custom labels that stand out. At Leapin’ Lizard Labels, our Vellum is made with 100% post-consumer fiber. The material is water-resistant and UV-resistant, making it ideal for indoor and outdoor use. The paper has a smooth surface to ensure your labels are easy to write on and last long. Plus, the adhesive backing allows you to stick them anywhere you need them! Vellum for labels is the perfect choice when you want to create custom and unique labels that won’t fade or smudge.
Kraft paper is the perfect choice for labels that need to stand up to wear and tear. Its strong, durable material resists tearing and smudging, making it ideal for labeling products in warehouses, on shelves or in transit. The natural look of Kraft paper also makes it an attractive choice for retail product labels or food packaging labels. With its natural brown color and smooth texture, Kraft paper adds a rustic touch to any label design.
Estate #4 paper is a premium, uncoated paper with a textured finish. It is perfect for stationery, business cards, and other printed materials that need to stand out from the crowd. The bright white color and consistent surface structure of this paper ensure vibrant, crisp images and sharp text. Estate #4 is also acid-free and archival quality for long-lasting prints.
Estate #9 paper is a premium quality, uncoated paper with a luxurious feel and velvety smooth finish. It's perfect for creating documents that have an elegant look and feel. With its subtle texture and off-white hue, it's sure to make any document stand out. Estate #9 paper is highly durable, making it ideal for labels.
Stone Paper is a revolutionary paper made from calcium carbonate and recycled plastic. It's extremely durable, tear-resistant, and waterproof, making it perfect for outdoor use. Its unique matte finish gives it a luxurious feel that is ideal for printing photographs or other artwork. Stone Paper also has an environmental advantage as it uses far fewer resources than conventional paper to produce—no trees are cut down in its production process. Stone Paper is the perfect choice for any project that requires a high-quality, eco-friendly paper alternative.
Water Soluble Paper is an environmentally friendly paper that can be completely dissolved in water. It is perfect for eco-friendly packaging solutions, as it dissolves quickly and leaves no residue in the environment. The paper is strong and durable, while still being lightweight and easy to use. It is also perfect for creating unique designs and patterns on packaging materials, with its ability to dissolve into a smooth liquid when immersed in water. Water Soluble Paper is a great alternative to traditional plastic-based packaging materials, making it the ideal choice for businesses looking for innovative ways to reduce their environmental impact.
High Gloss Laminate is a special type of laminate that provides a glossy, shiny finish to labels and stickers. This laminate makes labels and stickers look more professional, vibrant and eye-catching. It also protects the label or sticker from scratches, fading, water damage and wear-and-tear. High Gloss Laminate is extremely durable and can last for years without losing its shine or color.
Matte Laminate is the perfect choice for labels and stickers that require a more subtle, elegant look. It provides a soft, sleek, and high-end finish that won’t distract from your product’s design. This type of laminate also prevents fingerprints and smudges from appearing on the surface of your labels or stickers. With Matte Laminate you can ensure your products look great for years to come.
UV Laminate gives your labels and stickers a glossy finish, while also protecting them from sun damage. The laminate is resistant to fading, cracking and peeling due to UV exposure. This makes it ideal for products that will be exposed to direct sunlight, such as outdoor signs or window stickers. Plus, the glossy finish adds a sophisticated touch to any label or sticker.
Soft Touch Laminate has a matte finish that offers an elegant and luxurious look to printed labels and stickers. This specialized laminate is made with a velvet-like material that is smooth to the touch, providing a unique tactile experience. Soft Touch Laminate is perfect for applications where you want to add a more premium feel such as cosmetics, skincare, and luxury products.
Thermal Transfer Laminate provides protection to the print underneath, as well as providing a glossy finished look. It is resistant to water, oils, abrasion and chemical exposure. Thermal Transfer Laminate can be applied in a high-gloss finish, both of which provide superior protection to your labels. Thermal Transfer Laminate is used on labels that will be printed on again with a barcode, lot number, or product date by the client. This laminate is only compatible with certain printers so please request samples before ordering.
A PDF (Portable Document Format) file is a digital file format that is commonly used for storing and sharing documents. PDF files are often used because they maintain the formatting of the original document and are easily viewable on a wide range of devices. Most commercial printing software has the capability of reading and printing PDF files, making it a widely used format in the product labeling industry.
An Adobe Illustrator file, commonly known as an AI file, is a vector-based graphics file format that allows users to create and edit vector graphics, which are graphics that are defined by mathematical equations rather than pixels. This allows for high-quality graphics that can be scaled to any size without losing resolution. Because of this, AI files are often used in the product labeling industry as they can be easily adjusted and printed at any size, making them a widely used format in the industry.
An EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) file is a vector-based graphics file format that allows for the creation and editing of vector graphics, which are graphics defined by mathematical equations rather than pixels, providing the ability to scale the graphics to any size without losing resolution. EPS files are commonly used in the product labeling industry because they are easy to edit and can be opened and printed by most graphic design and illustration software. They are also widely accepted by commercial printers, making them a widely used format in the industry.
A PSD (Photoshop Document) file is a raster graphics file format that is the native file format of Adobe Photoshop, a widely used software for editing and manipulating images and graphics. PSD files contain a layered image allowing users to edit and adjust individual layers, making it a versatile format for graphic design work. PSD files can also be saved in other image formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, etc. for printing, which makes it a widely used format in the product labeling industry.
A PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file is a raster graphics file format that is a lossless format, meaning that they retain all the information from the original image and do not lose any quality during the compression process. This results in a higher-quality image than JPEG. PNG files also support transparent backgrounds, which is useful when creating labels that need to be applied to products with a non-uniform background. Additionally, PNG files support a wide range of colors, making it a versatile format for the product labeling industry.
A JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) file, also known as a JPG file, is a raster graphics file format that is a lossy format, meaning that they compress the image data in order to reduce the file size, which can result in lower image quality. However, this format is useful when the file size needs to be kept small, such as when sending files over the internet. JPEG files also support a wide range of colors, making them a versatile format for the product labeling industry.
A raster image, also known as a bitmap image, is a type of digital image that is made up of a grid of pixels, each with a specific color value. Raster images are resolution-dependent, meaning that the quality of the image will change if it is enlarged or reduced. Raster images are most commonly used in digital photography and web graphics, but can also be used in print. Common file types for raster images include JPEG, PNG, GIF, and TIFF. Raster images are not easily editable and are best used when the image is of a photograph or a complex image with gradients and blending. They are not as versatile as vector images and can become pixelated when enlarged.
A vector image is a type of digital image that is defined by mathematical equations rather than pixels. Vector images are resolution-independent, meaning that they can be scaled to any size without losing quality or becoming pixelated. They are widely used in the graphic design and printing industry for creating graphics, logos, illustrations, and diagrams. The most common file types for vector images are AI, EPS, SVG, and PDF. Vector images are highly editable, allowing for easy manipulation of the individual elements that make up the image, and can be exported to a raster format for use in print and other mediums. They are versatile and can be used for a wide range of applications, from simple illustrations to more complex graphics, and are preferred for print because of their scalability and ease of editing.
CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (black), and it is a color model used in the printing process. It is a subtractive color model, meaning that the colors are created by subtracting certain wavelengths of light from white light. The CMYK color model is used to produce a wide range of colors by varying the amounts of each color (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) that are used in the printing process. In the printing process, these colors are applied in tiny dots, known as halftones, which blend together to produce a wide range of colors. The CMYK color model is used for printing on paper, textiles, and other physical media, and is generally considered to be the industry standard for printing.
RGB stands for Red, Green, and Blue, and it is a color model used in electronic displays, such as computer monitors, smartphones, and televisions. It is an additive color model, meaning that colors are created by adding together different intensities of red, green, and blue light. This color model is used to produce a wide range of colors by varying the amounts of each color that is used in the display. RGB is the primary color space used in electronic devices and digital imaging since it can produce a wide range of colors using relatively simple technology. However, when it comes to printing, the RGB color model is not the standard, as most printers use the CMYK color model, which produces colors differently and requires a specific color profile to convert RGB colors to CMYK.
A cut line, also known as a trim line or crop mark, is a line or set of lines added to the layout of a document that indicates where the printed piece should be cut. Cut lines are used in printing to ensure that the final printed product is the correct size and shape. Cut lines are usually added to the document as thin, colored lines, and they are placed around the edges of the document where the final cut should be made. They are not visible in the final printed product and are used as a guide for the cutting process. Some software also has the option to add cut marks automatically when creating the print file.
A bleed is an additional area in a document that extends beyond the edge of the final printed piece. It is typically added to the layout of a document to ensure that there is no white space or unintended borders around the edge of the printed product. A bleed is often added to documents that have images or colors that extend to the edge of the final printed product. The bleed area is usually 0.125 inches or more, depending on the printer's requirement, and it should be the same for all four sides of the document. Once the document is printed, it is then cut to the final size, which will result in the image or color extending to the edge of the final printed piece.
Outlined fonts, also known as vectorized fonts, are a type of font converted from a font file into a set of vector shapes. This means that instead of being defined by a set of instructions, like traditional fonts, outlined fonts are defined by a set of points and lines that make up the shape of each character. In the context of printing, outlining fonts is a process that allows graphic design software to convert the text in a document into vector shapes so that the text will print correctly and maintain its integrity when sent to a printer. This is especially useful when working with certain types of printers or print processes that may not support all types of font files, or when the font file is missing or not embedded in the document. Outlining fonts also eliminates the need to include font files with the document, making it easier to share and print the document. However, once the font is outlined it can no longer be edited as text, so it is best to do this when the document is final.
Embedded links in printing refer to the inclusion of hyperlinks within printed documents or materials. These links can be added to the text, images, or other elements in the printed material and can be used to provide more detailed information, multimedia content, or interactive experiences related to the printed content.
Die cutting is a printing process in which a sharp steel blade is used to cut a specific shape into a printed material. This process is typically used to create custom shapes for labels and stickers. Die cutting is done using a die-cutting machine, which is a specialized machine that uses a steel rule die, a metal plate with a sharp edge that follows a specific pattern or shape, to cut the material. The die is placed on top of the material and the machine applies pressure to the die, cutting it into the desired shape. The die-cut shape can be simple or complex and can include multiple cuts, score lines, and perforations.
A kiss cut is a printing process in which a sharp steel blade is used to partially cut through printed material, such as adhesive-backed label stock, but not through the backing material. Kiss cutting is done using a metal plate with a sharp edge that follows a specific pattern or shape, to cut the material. This process is typically used to create custom shapes for products such as stickers, labels, and decals.
Vinyl is a plastic material commonly used in the printing industry for banners and signs. It is a durable and versatile material, often used for indoor and outdoor advertising, events, and trade shows. They are suitable for use in a wide range of weather conditions and can be hung or suspended for display. The material is easy to clean, resistant to fading, and can be cut into various shapes and sizes. Additionally, vinyl banners can be printed with vibrant colors and high-resolution graphics, making them an effective marketing tool for businesses and organizations.
Grommets, also known as metal eyelets, are small metal rings that are inserted into a banner to provide reinforcement and to create points for hanging or attaching the banner. They are typically placed along the edges or corners of a banner and are commonly used in banners that will be hung up for display. Grommets serve as a durable and secure point of attachment, allowing the banner to withstand wind or other forces without tearing or becoming detached. They also prevent the banner material from fraying or wearing out due to the stress of hanging. Grommets also make it easy to hang the banner with ropes, cords, or hooks.
Window clings are a type of adhesive-free, printable material that can be applied to the surface of windows or other smooth surfaces. They are typically made of a static-cling vinyl material that allows them to stick to a surface without the use of an adhesive, making them easy to apply and remove. Window clings are often used for advertising, promotions, or decoration, and can be used in a variety of settings such as retail stores, offices, or vehicles. They can be printed with various designs, logos, or messages and can be cut into various shapes and sizes. Window clings can be used for both indoor and outdoor use and can be easily removed and repositioned without leaving any residue. They are also often used for window decoration, special offers, and to improve privacy.
Static cling vinyl is a type of vinyl material that is commonly used for printing window clings. The material sticks to a surface without the use of an adhesive, making it easy to apply and remove. The static charge on the vinyl allows it to cling to smooth surfaces such as glass or plastic. Static cling vinyl is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and can be easily removed and repositioned without leaving any residue.
Floor decals are a type of adhesive graphic designed to be applied to the floor. They are typically made of a durable and slip-resistant vinyl material that can withstand foot traffic. Floor decals are often used for advertising, promotions, or wayfinding in retail stores, offices, hospitals, and other public spaces. They can be printed with various designs, logos, or messages and can be cut into various shapes and sizes. Floor decals are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. They are also often used for safety marking, directional arrows, and to improve aesthetics in a space.
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Updated December, 2022