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What are the container and media specifications for the AP550?

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What are the container and media specifications for the AP550?

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Detailed container and media specifications can be found in the AP550 manual (Section 5, page 20).  A summary diagram is below:

 

Gap between Labels: Recommended: 1/8" - 1/4" ( 3.175 mm - 6.3500 mm )
Liner Thickness: 2 mil - 10mil (smoothness will affect feeding - a liner that is too slippery or too thin will slip through the drive rollers)
Label + Adhesive Thickness: 5 mil - 15 mil*
Wind Direction Wound out - See Copy-Position Chart (Position 3 or 4 for most containers)

*Important Note: Pliability/Flexibility/Rigidity of the label is also a factor. If the label is too flexible, no matter the thickness, it can cause wrinkling or it may not pop off the liner when going around the peel edge. Polypropylene, Polyester and Vinyl labels tend to be more flexible than paper labels. If you suspect the label stock is too flexible, it is recommended that the stock and container be tested on the Applicator before making any purchase decisions of label stock or the applicator.


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Views: 1608 Created on: Sep 30, 2015
Date updated: Feb 20, 2018

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