Label Protection – making the right choice

There are several questions to consider when choosing protection for your label. What type of environment will it be exposed too?  Will your label be exposed to moisture? Will it need protection from scuffs and scratches from shipping? These are just a few of the questions to consider before choosing your label protection.

acpo boasts a product line that includes over 85 self wound overlam films specifically designed to protect and enhance your labels.

Self Wound Overlaminate Advantages vs. Varnish (OPV)

Varnish (OPV)
An additional UV press station is required for UV varnish.
Self wound overlamination does not require an additional press station.
UV varnish requires set up to insure the lay down is consistent and the varnish is fully cured.
When using self wound, as long as your brake is set correctly, your nip is set appropriately for the combined caliper of the substrate plus the self wound and your infeed is in alignment, your first label looks exactly like your last.
UV varnish offers good scuff resistance.
Self wound overlamination offers excellent scuff resistance and is offered in both BOPP and PET.
UV Varnish offers no UV resistance.
If you select the correct self wound overlaminate, it offers UV protection when printing using water flexo, UV flexo and Indigo inks.
Most UV varnishes are not FDA approved for indirect food contact.
Self wound overlamination is approved for Indirect and Incidental Food contact.
UV Varnish requires clean up and disposal of any unused product.
Self wound overlamination can be left on the machine for the next job or the roll can be pulled off and stored.  No clean up required.