Similar to a sticker, Pressure Sensitive labels are made up of a face stock (the printed label) and a liner. The face stock has adhesive applied to the back and is married to a silicone treated liner which allows the label to be easily removed from the liner and applied to the container. The liner is removed as the label is being applied to the container during the labeling process.
Pressure Sensitive labels are supplied to you in roll form and come in a wide variety of papers and films. In addition, PS liners are available in both paper and film. Typically a film liner is used with a film label and will achieve faster labeling speeds than a paper liner. Because the adhesive is already applied to the label, PS labeling is one of the easiest labeling methods available, often allowing improved setup, changeover and cleanup times.
Combined with the benefits of digital printing, pressure sensitive labels offer a low cost of entry for people new to labeling and the ability to provide a premium no label look for those looking to enhance their product, Pressure Sensitive labels are a versatile label option.