The label wind refers to the direction that your labels are placed on the roll after being printed and cut to the right size. Labels with an outside wind have the label placed on the outside of the roll, whereas with an inside wind, the liner is on the outside with the label on the inside. With an inside wind, you can only see the labels when you start to unwind the roll, whereas with an outside wind, the labels are clearly visible even when the roll is wound tightly.
Different label printers accept labels with different wind directions, and while this may seem inconsequential, wind direction becomes important if you are applying your labels by machine.
Make sure if you plan to apply your labels to a product using a label application machine that check to ensure the wind direction of your labels is compatible with your applicator.
Have questions about printing your labels with a specific wind direction? Call us today at 800 750-7764.