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A BRIEF DISCUSSION OF THE DIFFERENT USES AND MATERIALS FOR PRINTED LABELS

As you walk down the street, there is no doubt that you could potentially come across quite a few printed labels. Think about it; the collar on the jacket passing you on the right, the cloth sign indicating a sale in the tailor's window, even the bookmark being used by the student reading on the park bench could be considered printed labels.

These printed labels serve many useful purposes. They give you information on how to care for your clothes, the nutritional information of your foods, and even help you identify your favourite brands. They can even tell you of upcoming sales at your local bakery it's truly amazing how much printed labels have permeated the daily life of everyone.

Since they take on many different tasks, the printed labels are usually formed on quite a number of different materials. Each material that is used is indicative of the type of use and environment in which it is used. For example, many clothing printed tags are made of cotton like or nylon material to make sure it can withstand the rigors of machine washing. Other printed labels which are used in such things as address labels are usually made with self-adhesive paper. Another material that is commonly used for printed labels is cardstock. Remember those hanging printed labels in the tailor's window? Chances are they were made upon a canvas material to withstand the rain and other forms of inclement weather.

If you were to stop and think, it would be easy to realize that there are countless different ways that printed labels have become a part of everyday life. A few of them are mentioned above. So next time you walk down the street, consider all the ways these printed labels have affected your life.

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