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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I use waterproof labels through an inkjet printer?

 

Yes of course you can, our range of polyester labels are both laser and inkjet printable.

However the print when using an inkjet printer as standard will not be water proof. The very nature of an inkjet printer is that the ink is sprayed onto the label surface and then dries, therefore when that ink comes into contact with any moisture or liquid it will return to a wet state.

Laser printing your water proof labels is a far better option. Printing water / weather proof labels with a laser printer means that the image you are printing onto the label if fused onto the surface, thus rendering the print and also the labels weather / water proof, a complete solution.  That being said there are now a number of inkjet inks available that will not run when in contact with water.

 

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