Ink Tags

Ink Printing Process Info

American Label Group’s ink tags are produced through a flexographic ink printing process. This process involves the use of water-based inks and flexible plates made of rubber, soft plastic or a UV-sensitive polymer. This flexibility allows the plates to be wrapped around and affixed to a cylinder on the printing press for ink application. These plates carry the raised image of the label design. When printed, only the raised image comes in contact with the ink to imprint the label or tag.

Ink printing is advantageous due to the sharpness of its print and its capacity for color modification. Ink printing plates are capable of making precise prints of small text and finely detailed artwork. Also, ink printing enables color matching, custom coloring and color shading. Water-based inks can be mixed to create any Pantone© color necessary and the process of ink printing allows a great deal of control over the imprinting of labels or tags.

However, ink printing also has its limitations. The ink substrate used in flexographic printing is opaque and changes according to the color of the label face stock. Using a white face stock will produce the truest imprint colors, but using any other color stock will produce an altered imprint shade. Another disadvantage of the ink process is the imperfection of shade creation. To create a shade, dots are engraved on the plate instead of solid images. The plate picks up less ink, creating a lighter shade. However, if the artwork is not created correctly, the dots may become visible and negatively affect the image quality of the label or tag.

Contact American Label Group at 800-504-8247 if you are unsure which imprint process is best suited for your label and tag needs. Our experienced customer service team will answer any questions about the printing processes and will personally assist you in artwork submission, designing and ordering.

Popular Ink Tag Markets

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Deluxe Tags

Economy Tags

Oversized Tags

overersized tags are perfect to add to your large items such as furniture, vehicles, inventory, art pieces, and more. Any time that a small tag may seem "lost" in a large display. We are able to produce tags all the way up to a 6" x 8" dimension. Available in regular tag and also in foil tag materials (with an up charge of 50%). Printing is available on one side or two. We also offer perforations or scores at no extra charge. Stringing is available on most oversized tags. Our oversized tags are all knife cut, which means no bleed borders are available.

Standard Tags

Waterproof Tags

A great product for a florist or nursery. The white synthetic material is durable and smudge proof. Popular form factors include stakes for potted plants and hanging tags for larger items. You can price your outdoor merchandise and not worry about your custom printed price tag going through the rigorous conditions

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American Label Group, Inc.
705 Fentress Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114.
(800) 504-8247