Ink Materials & Definitions
Where food is in contact with packaging we use soy based inks.
Please read this article for additional information: Food Packaging Inks and Coatings: Achieving Safety and Compliance
1.) PMS Colors: The Pantone Matching System is an international printing, publishing and packaging color language providing an accurate method for selecting and matching color. PMS Colors provided here, please keep in mind that screen resolution changes colors. Physical chips will be provided within the proofing phase.

Paper Bag Materials & Definitions
Machine Glazed (MG): Paper with a glossy finish on one side
Automatic: Also referred to as a Square Bottom, Carry Out or Self-Opening bag.
Basis Weight: The finished weight of a paper based on a consistent industry standard.
Dry Wax: A process in which the paper is waxed lightly on one side. The finished paper is also referred to as Dry Wax(ed).
Gusset: The sides of a bag, sometimes referred to as bellows, which are measured when open from front to back.
Openside: A Pinch Bottom bag open on one side as well as the top, providing easy access for foods to be eaten directly from the package.
Pinch Bottom: A bag style, available flat or gusseted, having a pinched bottom, as opposed to a formed square bottom.
Tin Tie: A re-sealable, fold-down closure used primarily for coffee-style bags.
Waxed: A process in which wax is applied to paper.
SOS: Self-opening style, also know as ABC (auto bottom construction)
Kraft: recycled paper pulp, paper stock varies in brownish color.
Bag measurements are always expressed as: Face x Gusset (Side) x Length
Poly Window: This is a crystal clear polypropylene PP window within a panel bag or a tin-tie bag.

Poly Bag Materials & Definitions
Polyethylene (PE): The most common plastic. It has a foggy appearance. Its primary use is in packaging (plastic bag, plastic films, geomembranes, containers including bottles, etc.). Most PE grades have excellent chemical resistance, meaning that it is not attacked by strong acids or strong bases. It is also resistant to gentle oxidants and reducing agents. Remains strong in freezer tempuratures.
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE): Heavier, thicker gauge and mostly opaque PE film.
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE): Lighter, thinner gauge and mostly translucent PE film.
Polypropylene (PP): This film is crystal clear and has a crinkly feel. Provides longer shelf life but not intended for freezer application.
Wicket-Pak System: Wicket Poly Bags are bundled together by a metal bracket or "Wicket" and have a perforated lip so they tear off quickly and easily. They are either flat or have a bottom gusset to provide extra space and good presentation of products. They can be heat sealed, tied, stapled, or taped shut. They can be made from low density and high density polyethylene that meets FDA and USDA specifications. Wicket is the poly bag of choice for high volume line or work stations and semi-automated packaging applications. They are ideal for food packaging and bakeries.
Kwik-Pak Header System: Kwik-Pak Poly Bags have a cardboard header and a perforated lip. They group the bags together to ensure neatness. These poly bags meet FDA and USDA specification for food contact. They can be custom made to your size specifications, produced with your choice of high-quality material and printing options.
Mil: A mil is a unit of measure referring to the thickness of material (.001-1.75) to describe thickness in thousandths of an inch.
Gusset: The sides of a bag, sometimes referred to as bellows, which are measured when open from front to back.

Box Materials & Definitions
Solid Bleached Sulfate (SBS): A virgin fiber grade of paperboard. It is a medium density board with good printing properties for graphical and packaging end uses and is perfectly white both inside and out. It can easily be cut, creased, hot foil stamped and embossed. Its other properties, such as being hygienic and pure with no smell and taste, make it usable for packaging aroma and flavor sensitive products.
Polyboard: Board with an inner or/and outer coating to provide more durability and grease resistence.
Virgin Kraft: One side of the board made of virgin fibers pressed with the other side being kraft fibers.
Kraft: Can be made of recycled pulp or wood pulp. It can vary in darkness and appears brown in color.
Milk Carton Stock (MCS): High quality coated stock to be grease resistant or hold fluids. Varies in color and appears milky.
Corrugated: Packaging material formed by gluing one or more fluted sheets of paperboard.
Chipboard: Low-density paperboard of thickness 0.15 millimeter (0.006 inch) or more, made usually from recycled paper stock and used commonly for making partitions for boxes and one or more central plies of a fiberboard, a.k.a. particle board
Automatic: Self-opening box with glued corners.
Locking Corner: Boxes that have side panels that interlock to form the box.
Fold-Over: Box that has a fold-over lid. It can be partial or full fold-over.
Delhi-Lock: A single locking design created by Unger to allow a more sturdy construction, and to hide the locks for a clean design for larger cake boxes.
Mil: A mil is a unit of measure referring to the thickness of material (.014-.024) to describe thickness in thousandths of an inch.

Label Materials & Definitions
Semi Gloss: Semi gloss is a facestock that is good for indoor product labeling.
High Gloss: High Gloss is a gloss facestock that is good for indoor product labeling.
Matte Litho: Matte Litho is a matte facestock that is good for indoor product labeling.  Due to the material's porous nature it is excellent for writing on after printing.
Thermal Transfer: Thermal Transfer facestock is used in conjunction with thermal transfer ribbon to apply variable information.  The material can be printed prior to running through the thermal transfer printer, which may apply a batch number, “use by” date, or other variable information.
Direct Thermal: Direct Thermal facestock is used in conjunction with a thermal printer which uses heat (NO ribbon) to apply variable information.  The material can be printed prior to running through the thermal printer, which may apply a batch number, “use by” date, or other variable information.
Matte Radiant (Fluorescent): Available in Red, Green, Orange, Pink, and Chartreuse, these stocks work great with indoor applications that grab your attention.
Gold Foil: Available in dull and bright sheens; all inks will print, but due to ink’s transparent nature, the entire label will have a shine, whether or not there is a printed image.  Foil may be used to add flash to indoor labeling applications.
Silver Foil: Available in dull and bright sheens; all inks will print, but due to ink’s transparent nature, the entire label will have a shine, whether or not there is a printed image.  Foil may be used to add flash to indoor labeling applications.
White Tag (No Adhesive): Tag stock is multipurpose and can be finished in sheets or rolls.
BOPP, PET, Polyester, Polystyrene: Available in clear and white, these films will perform well in harsh, wet, hot, and cold environments, but are not recommended for long periods of water immersion. Clear material can be used to showcase product, through the material.
Kimdura:  a synthetic material more durable than vinyl.
Vinyl:  a durable white material that has a low heat resistance
Adhesive (PRESSURE SENSITIVE): Adhesives can be Acrylic or Rubber based and are tacky at room temperature.
Bleed: Bleed is the printed image beyond the edge of the labels die cut.
Butt Cut: Butt cut labels are continuous on a roll and separated only by a single knife cut to the web. (AKA face slit)
Cylinder: Cylinders are used in Flexographic printing to mount plates that make the impressions on the facestock.
Die: A die is a cylinder used to cut the desired shape of the label.
Die Cut: A die cut label creates space between each label and can be used to cut a variety of shapes into the facestock.  Die cut labels include squares and rectangles with rounded corners, circles, ovals, and special shapes.
Embossed/Debossed: Embossed refers to the image raised above the surface of the label and debossed refers to the image below the surface of the label.
Flexography: Flexography is the method of printing in use at Seneca Tape and Label.  Flexography uses flexible plates with raised images to transfer ink onto various substrates.
Four-Color Process, Process, CMYK, 4cp, full color: Four color printing involves the use of 4 colors(Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black) to create a full color image.
Hot Stamping: Hot stamping is a process in which the image is transferred to a label material by a combination of heat and pressure.
Ink: Ink is the water or alcohol based quick drying liquid used in flexographic printing.
Label Stock: Label stock refers to pressure sensitive material, usually in roll, sheet, or fan-folded form.
Micron: A micron is a unit of measure referring to the thickness of material.
Mil: A mil is a unit of measure referring to the thickness of material.
Opacity: Opacity is a measure of the amount of light that can pass through material.
Plate: A plate is the image carrier in flexographic printing.
Register: Register refers to the positioning of the plate and die strikes as an item runs through the press.
Varnish: Varnish is a protective coating that is applied to a printed label prior to die cutting.  There are many different types of varnish available, which all accomplish different tasks.
All our material and inks viewed in this catalog and subsequent marketing material is produced in accordance with current FDA requirements. Please see the FDA labeling guide to make sure everything meets requirements.
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