Glossary

Smart Labels

11.12.08

A label containing electronic circuitry that performs a function. The most common types are EAS and RFID labels.
  • Flexible and Printed Electronics

    Printed electronics

    Printed electronics is the term for a relatively new technology that defines the printing of electronics on common media such as paper, plastic, and textile using standard printing processes. This printing preferably utilizes common press equipment i…
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  • Thermal transfer

    Thermal transfer is a printing technology method in which printers use regular paper and a heat sensitive ribbon. The ribbon deposits a coating of dark material on the paper when exposed to intense heat. Thermal transfer printers produce a more durab…
    11.12.08

  • Electro-Phoretic Display (Electronic Paper)

    Electronic paper, also called e-paper, is a display technology designed to mimic the appearance of ordinary ink on paper. Unlike a conventional flat panel display, which uses a backlight to illuminate its pixels, electronic paper reflects light like…
    11.11.08

  • Flexography

    Flexography, often abbreviated to flexo, is a form of relief printing and is the method of printing most commonly used for packaging (labels, tape, bags, boxes, banners, etc.). A flexographic print is made by creating a positive mirrored master of…
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  • Gravure

    Rotogravure is a type of intaglio printing process, in that it involves engraving the image onto an image carrier. In gravure printing, the image is engraved onto a copper cylinder because, like offset and flexography, it uses a rotary printing press…
    11.08.08