Abstract: Method for producing a laser-printable film which comprises printing an engraving layer comprising a UV-curable coating onto a support film, applying an electron-beam curable coating on top of the engraving layer, and then curing the film by electron irradiation.
Abstract: A label for affixing to a container of produce is disclosed, the label including a front portion for carrying labelling indicia, and an adhesive backing; the front portion including a token for identifying the produce, the token being readily severable from the front portion when the label is affixed to the container.
Abstract: A basic hoisting ring labeling means to provide clear and permanent label for safe operation includes a hook, a cylindrical base, a threaded bolt, and an annual recess; the hook being coupled to the cylindrical base, the threaded bolt securing a work piece; the annual recess defining an area to show specification information specific to the ring, highlighted by a particular base color, and shield from impacts and frictions from and with other objects to maintain always clear and legible to avoid dangers resulted from drop of the work piece due to broken hoisting ring when a wrong basic hoisting ring is selected.
Abstract: A printable form for correspondence and organized filing is disclosed comprising a sheet of material of predetermined size wherein a portion is scored to define a printable tab that extends outward from the sheet of material when the scored portion is removed, providing for faster, more organized, and efficient filing and retrieval of information.
Abstract: Labeled baggage includes a label with a non-fibrous polymer layer, visible indicia on the obverse of the label and an adhesive layer on the reverse of the label that bonds the label to a piece of baggage. The label sticks to the baggage during ordinary use, yet can be removed at room temperature, without the use of solvents, and without damaging the baggage. High or low friction materials can be used for the label surface to enhance or retard the tendency of the baggage to slide, as desired. Generally the labels are on an outside, conspicuous, surface of the baggage; but labels can also be placed on an inner surface of the baggage.
Abstract: In one embodiment, a nonmetallic, tamper-indicating, multi-layer label with a metallic appearance is described. The label comprises a pearlescent layer, a film layer, a patterned release layer, and a pigmented adhesive layer with the provisos that (i) the pigmented adhesive layer is an exterior layer of the label and is substantially free of pearlescent pigment, and (ii) the patterned release layer is an interior layer of the label. Each layer has first and second opposing planar surfaces, and each layer is in intimate contact with the layer or layers immediately adjacent to it. In another embodiment, two layers, one layer comprising a non-pearlescent pigment and the other layer comprising the adhesive, replace the pigmented adhesive layer.
Abstract: A shelf tag to be attached to a display shelf for displaying commercial products, includes: a commercial product name and a price of the commercial product and a dimensional value indicating a display position of the commercial product to be displayed in a row direction on the display shelf printed on the tag.
Abstract: A security sensitive label is applied to a product to help deter theft. The label includes a label body having inner and outer surfaces with a substrate-damaging adhesive on the inner surface. The outer surface has seller identification and theft-deterring indicia. Theft of a product may be deterred by application of the security sensitive label to the product so that if the product is stolen, (1) removal of the label may damage the substrate to which the label is applied, or (2) leaving the label on the product will alert a subsequent purchaser to the origin of the product, so that in either case the product becomes less saleable.
Abstract: A two section pharmacy printer blank sheet for printing information text and labels for drug prescription drugs when dispensing prescription drugs and a method which reduces printer misfeeds in U feed printers to allow use of the simpler, more reliable U-feed printers to be successfully used for on site printing of the pharmacy printer blanks. The lower side of one of the labels is spaced closer to overlapped strip parts of the printer blank sections to reduce the tendency for one of the section edges to catch a lower side edge of the labels in a U-feed printer to minimize printer misfeeds.
Abstract: Unique labels for security or identification purposes, methods of making the labels and uses for the labels are described herein. The label is formed from one or more crystalline materials, optionally in combination with a non-crystalline material, or from a combination of polymers, and has a unique, detectable pattern. In one embodiment, the label is formed from a crystalline material, preferably a metallic material, which naturally contains a unique grain structure, with unique reflective properties. In a preferred embodiment, the label is formed of a metallic material that has been recrystallized to enlarge the size of the grains so that they are visible to the unaided human eye.
June 29, 2006
August 21, 2008
Nicholas Spencer, Peter Uggowitzer, Paul Smith, Kirill Feldman
Abstract: The label is executed as strip-shaped and adhered as directed in a self-overlapping fashion to a syringe body (1) which is inserted in a syringe protector formed from an insert (5) and a receiver (4). In the longitudinal direction of the strip it successively has a base section (11), two voucher sections (12a, 12b), a protective section (13), a holding section (14) and a grip tab (15). The label can be unrolled and pulled out from the syringe protector by a grip tab (15) so that the voucher sections (12a, 12b) are freely accessible. If necessary, after inserting the syringe body (1) into the syringe protector, the grip tab (15) can be extracted through lateral openings (24, 25) to a certain extent by gently turning the syringe body (1) relative to the syringe protector and then gripped since the grip tab (15) is at some distance after sticking the label onto the syringe body (1).
Abstract: A label for marketing of goods, particularly for identifying vehicles by attachment thereto, specifically to a vehicle window. The label may comprise at least one printable sheet having at least one removable and typically punch-out key label portion. The key label portion has an elongated attachment portion and a perforation that is proportioned to receive the elongated attachment portion through the perforation, for attachment of the key label portion to a key after it has been removed from the label. The printable sheet may be made of flexible plastic material that is stronger than a cellulose paper sheet of corresponding thickness when wet with water. The label also may be of multiple layers.
Abstract: In an application to organize and store decals, an apparatus includes a back portion, a spine, and a cover. A first end of the spine is attached to the back portion. A set of sheets is attached between the back portion and the spine. Each of the sheets is cut to include strips that extend out from the spine. A set of decals is contained on each of the sheets. A first edge of the cover is attached to the back portion. The second edge of the cover is capable of engaging a second end of the spine. The cover is sized to cover the sheets and engage the spine in a closed position and is capable of rotating into an open position to reveal the sheets.
January 11, 2007
July 17, 2008
American Crafts, LC
David Ryan Page, Sarah Jacqueline Champion, Mandy Dudley Douglass, Nicole LaRue, Britt Jane Mitchell
Abstract: The present invention is a unique prescription label, printed on one side that allows a consumer to check and verify the accuracy of the prescribed medication as well as to provide additional information on the medication container by increasing the usable size and area of the prescription label with an informational tab extending radially from the container, the present invention also provides a means for easy application of the prescription label onto the container by scoring the facing on the first portion and second portion of the label and scoring the backing of the second portion of the label in order to create an even fold between the two portions.
Abstract: The invention is directed to an ultra thin pressure sensitive adhesive construction suitable for the high speed application of label mounting equipment. The labels include a polyethylene film having a density of from 0.917 to 0.924 g/cm3 and a thickness of less than 1.8 mils; a pressure sensitive adhesive on one surface of the film; and a release composition coated paper liner having a thickness of less than 2.2 mils releasaby attached to the pressure sensitive adhesive.
Abstract: A postage sheet includes a face sheet adhesively bonded to a release liner. The face sheet includes a removable internet stamp having a diecut perimeter. A visible security indicium is disposed on the front side of the stamp and has a different color than the face sheet, and is not reproducible by photocopying.
Abstract: A gift card system includes a gift card imprinted with indicia identifying the issuer, an adhesively coated security label permanently adhered to the card and imprinted on one surface with the value of the gift, and a gift record for recording information concerning the gift including the date of issuance and the value thereof. A recording sheet providing the gift record and the opposite surface of the substrate and the face of the recording sheet have cooperating interactive coatings thereon to imprint the recording sheet. A second security label is substantially permanently adhered on the first security label and imprinted with a reduced value to reflect a partial charge against the value on the first mentioned security label.
December 22, 2005
Date of Patent:
July 1, 2008
Data Management, Inc.
Suzanne D. Corcoran, Brian D. Gallagher, Daniel A. Hincks
Abstract: An auxiliary label and an auxiliary label assembly is formed from a laser label form. A top layer of the form is formed of PVC static-cling vinyl and can have information printed thereon. The auxiliary label contains limited prescription details, such as drug name, dosage, and instructions. The auxiliary label is secured to the prescription container at one end thereof and wraps around the container and is secured to itself or to the container via static cling. The auxiliary label does not affect the use of the standard prescription label applied by the pharmacy which is governed by state and federal law. Using such an auxiliary label not only increases the print size, but also allows the user to read the prescription label in a flat planar fashion. Warning labels and/or RFID tags may also be associated with the auxiliary label to form the auxiliary label assembly.
Abstract: A container having a scented label attached using an in-mold label process and methods of making the same. A scented material is supplied to the label, and the label is attached to the container using an in-mold label process. In another embodiment, a container comprises an interior cavity for retaining a substance, and a label adapted to dispense a scent, wherein the label is disposed on an exterior surface of the container using an in-mold label process. The scent may be suggestive of the content of the container.
November 20, 2006
May 22, 2008
Robert Samuel Schlaupitz, Timothy P. Clare, Marilyn A. Roberts
Abstract: Verbal warning labels and other audible warning systems for use with different devices, containers, products and other things in various environments are disclosed herein. An audible warning system configured in accordance with an embodiment of the invention includes a device having a standardized textual warning associated therewith, and a sound playback system operably coupled to the device. The sound playback device can be configured to audibly output a verbal warning corresponding to the textual warning. The verbal warning can be provided by at least one of a manufacturer, supplier, distributor or retail vendor of the device, and the verbal warning can supplement or replace the standardized textual warning.
Abstract: A label assembly that includes a face sheet with at least one label shape defined by one or more tearable lines of separation, a back sheet adjacent to the face sheet, and an adhesive material disposed between the face sheet and the back sheet. The back sheet has a removable panel disposed over the label shape adhesive material and a registration structure aligned with the label shape. The registration structure is raised or raisable above the back sheet to allow an object for labeling to be positioned against the registration structure for proper alignment with the label. Once positioned against the registration structure, the object can be rolled over the adhesive coated back of the label to apply the label to the surface of the object.
Abstract: A label assembly that includes a face sheet with at least one label shape defined by one or more tearable lines of separation, a back sheet adjacent to the face sheet, and an adhesive material disposed between the face sheet and the back sheet. The back sheet has a removable panel disposed over the label shape adhesive material and a registration structure aligned with the label shape. The registration structure is raised or raisable above the back sheet to allow an object for labeling to be positioned against the registration structure for proper alignment with the label.
Abstract: A label assembly including a carrier sheet and label sheets, including a first sheet and a second sheet and defining at least one label portion. The label portion is adhesively bonded to the carrier sheet and removable with respect to the carrier sheet. A label comprises a first sheet having a first outer periphery and a second sheet having a second outer periphery. The first outer periphery may be coextensive with the second outer periphery. At least a portion of the first sheet is adhesively bonded to the second sheet by a first adhesive. The label further includes a second adhesive at least partially covering a back surface of the label. When the label is in a mounted position with respect to an object, the second adhesive contacts a surface of the object. Voids and/or openings within the label, or any part thereof, may be aligned with or over certain areas on a surface of an object to allow visual and/or physical access to such areas on the surface of the object.
Abstract: An optical disc media marketing system used to advertise various products or services to users of optical disc products. The system includes the use of a standard optical disc and a jewel case with a recessed cavity formed therein to receive the optical disc. If the jewel case includes a spindle post, then the system includes either a T-shaped adapter or a cap that temporarily engages or attaches to the post. If the jewel case does not include a spindle post, then a T-shaped adaptor is used that engages the inside edge of the optical disc. The T-shaped adaptor and the cap include a top surface that is slightly larger than the spindle hole thereby preventing removal of the disc from the jewel case or use on an optical disc player. Disposed over the top surface of the adaptor or cap is a stack of adhesive labels.
Abstract: A label having information carriers provided with an imprint, with each semantically identical and provided in different languages and which are joined to one another as pages of a booklet by means of an adhesive binding. The transparent covering is placed on top of the uppermost booklet page and extends beyond the booklet pages on two sides, whereby the covering has an adhesive layer, which is located on the underside of the portions extending beyond the booklet pages and by means of which the covering is fixed to the container wall. The transparent covering is printed with batch-specific information, whereby the printed areas of the covering are aligned with non-printed areas of the booklet pages so that the uppermost booklet page which can be viewed through the transparent covering, and information printed on the transparent covering can be read together and supplement one another.
Abstract: An assembly for mailing an article requiring special services and a method for mailing same are provided. The assembly includes a return postcard, two anchor portions disposed on either side of the postcard, printer track strips having a plurality of holes for engaging a printer, such as a dot matrix printer, and a hole capable of being sensed by another type of printer, such as a thermal printer. The indicia printed upon the mailing assembly including the designator indicating the special service required, are printed using a single color thereby simplifying the printing process. The return postcard is removably attached to anchor portions such that the return postcard remains attached to the envelope until received by the addressee, at which time the return postcard may be removed from the anchor portions. The assembly is designed to incorporate a form into the return postcard to simplify preparation of the mailpiece for delivery by the special service.
Abstract: A system and method for attaching a rewritable patch to a non-rewritable card. The rewritable patch is attached to a carrier film through the use of a first adhesive on a first side of the patch. A second adhesive is disposed on a second side of the patch. The film, along with the attached patch, is wound around a supply spool. The film on the supply spool is fed to a heart roller where cards are conveyed proximate to the patches. Heat is applied to the heat roller and the second adhesive on the patch activates, attaching the patch to the card. A take-up spool then takes up the carrier film causing the patch to detach from the carrier film.
Abstract: A self-laminating label is mountable on a medical wristband. The label includes a print panel having a printable upper surface and an adhesive lower surface. The lower surface is adhereable to a top surface of the wristband. The back panel is contiguously attached to the print panel along a longitudinal first boundary. The back panel has an adhesive lower surface adhereable to a bottom surface of the wristband upon being folded along the first boundary and around a first edge of the wristband. A transparent lamination panel is contiguously attached to the back panel along a longitudinal second boundary. The lamination panel has an adhesive lower surface sized to adhere to and laminate the printable surface of the first panel upon being folded along the second boundary and around a second edge of the wristband.
Abstract: Managing attribute information to provide output for other applications (e.g., applications for generating manufacturing instructions) may involve identifying attribute information associated with instances of a selected item type (e.g., parts fasteners). For example, in the case of fasteners, each of the instances of the selected item type is associated with a common part or product. The instances of the selected item type may then be sorted into initial groups based on grouping criteria such as part ID number, etc. Proximity rules may then be applied to the sorted instances. Applying proximity rules to the sorted instances may include grouping the instances into groups depending on whether or not have common relationships with other items. For example, in the case of fasteners, the proximity rules may involve determining whether each fastener passes through the same set of solids and/or shares common attributes.
Abstract: A document carrier sheet is provided with a support sheet having a support surface on which a document is supported. The document carrier sheet is also provided with a transparent sheet attached to the support sheet and permitting the document to be held on the support surface, with an image on the document being covered. The support surface of the support sheet has a different color from that of the document.
Abstract: A system comprising a linerless pressure sensitive label stock and a printer for printing on linerless pressure sensitive label stock exhibit reduced tendency for exposed adhesive to stick to printer components. The linerless pressure sensitive label stock has a plurality of regions that are substantially non-tacky formed along the length of the label stock web. In one embodiment, the non-tacky regions are formed by printing an adhesive deadening agent over the pressure sensitive adhesive. In another embodiment, the adhesive is printed in a pattern having non-tacky regions. Optional perforations in the non-tacky regions aid separation of printed regions from the rest of the web. Various means of web position sensing allow the printer to track the positions of the substantially non-tacky regions. After printing, the web of linerless pressure sensitive label stock is moved to positions where it is unlikely to stick to printer components.
Abstract: A multi-part form includes a printable face ply that is die cut to create a detachable wristband, labels and/or cards and is particularly useful in a hospital-patient environment. The face ply includes a first major surface and a second major surface. A pressure sensitive adhesive is located on at least a portion of one of the major surfaces. The multi-part form includes a first portion, second portion and intermediate portion. The multi-part form further includes a liner ply with first and second major surfaces where a release coating is located on at least a portion of one of major surfaces of the liner ply. The liner ply is adhered to the pressure sensitive adhesive on the face ply.
Abstract: A medication reminder system is provided for allowing patients, especially those with memory or eyesight problems, to improve compliance with a medication regimen that has been prescribed by their physician. The system is organized for ease of patient identification by recording medications in blank or color-coded fields upon a sheet to match an indicator associated with a medication container. The sheet also includes markings associated with some or all of the medications which provide a way for the patient to gain more information about the medication.
Abstract: In a label printer, a top cover made of transparent resin is attached to a housing at a rear upper edge to cover a roll sheet holder storage part and to be freely opened and closed. A roll sheet of a roll sheet holder removably mounted in the roll sheet holder storage part is visible through the transparent resinous top cover. The roll sheet is provided with a plurality of medium information marks by printing. The medium information marks are visible through the top cover.
Abstract: A signaling label for use in postage payment evidencing is described including a luminescent signaling section having a primarily green fluorescent ink coating. In one configuration, a primarily green fluorescent ink includes approximately 12 weight percent of a pigment selected from the quinazolinone class of pigments mixed with an acrylic varnish base to provide a primarily green fluorescent signal having with sufficient red fluorescent response to a short UV excitation to trigger a USPS facing system is described.
June 30, 2006
January 3, 2008
Jay Reichelsheimer, Donald G. Mackay, Richard A. Bernard
Abstract: An ovenable package contains an ovenable product and has a display surface mounting a self-adhesive ovenable label, for example, presenting a coupon or other product promotional item. The ovenable label has at least two layers including a promotional layer defining the text and graphics of the promotional item. The promotional layer can be paper covered by a transparent, heat resistant barrier layer, preferably made of polyester, adhered to the ovenable package directly or to a heat resistant base layer which is adhered to the ovenable package. In this case, one or more layers of the label can be perforated to define a lift off section. Or, the promotional layer itself can be the outer heat resistant layer releasably adhered to the base layer. A labeling method of providing the promotional item to a consumer of the ovenable product is also disclosed.
April 29, 2004
Date of Patent:
December 11, 2007
WS Packaging Group, Inc.
Ronald G. Hagen, Kristi B. Carr, Robert C. Zietlow
Abstract: A composite window label construction has a base pressure-sensitive, adhesive-backed label with a window (14) cut out of it and a second layer of reflective material covering the window (14) from the back side of the base layer (16) and adhered to the back side of the base layer around margins of the second layer. In a method of making the label construction, a continuous release liner is stipped from the base material web after the windows are cut in the base material web and individual swatches of the second layer are cut from a continuous roll of the second layer and individually placed over the windows. Subsequently, the same or a different release liner is reattached to the pressure-sensitive adhesive side of the base web and individual labels are cut from the base web.
Abstract: The present invention provides an electroconductive adhesive having a heme protein mixed in a very small amount thereby exhibiting electrical conductivity without deteriorating adhesion, which is used on the surface of electronic parts or a label thereby preventing and eliminating static electricity and improving the efficiency of heat dissipation, as well as an adhesive article using the same. A heme protein having a porphyrin complex whose iron ion is divalent is added to an adhesive to confer electrical conductivity. At least one member selected from an electroconductive polymer, an electrolytic metal, and a pigment molecule is mixed with the resultant electroconductive adhesive.
Abstract: An improved label sheet assembly and application kit including an optional liner sheet, a carrier strip, and a removably attached label facestock sheet. The application kit further includes a stacked group of tabbed sheets and an alignment guide. The label facestock sheet assembly includes a plurality of cut lines defining a perimeter of a plurality of facestock labels spaced from one another in an offset manner that substantially corresponds to a set of staggered tabs extending outwardly from a stacked group of divider sheets. The carrier strip is defined by a plurality of cuts having substantially the same shape as a portion of the perimeters of the facestock labels, but with slightly smaller dimensions as its respective label. The user may separate the carrier strip from the liner sheet, exposing an adhesive back of the precut labels and place and align the carrier strip across the divider sheets such that the precut labels are placed on the tabs of the divider sheets.
October 31, 2006
November 15, 2007
Arthur G. Castillo, Le Hoa Hong, Douglas William Martin, Elizabeth Marie Sanchez, Jesus Angel Urbina Moriel, Carlos Lobato Ramon, Jose Elias Pinto Munoz, Ronald Ugolick, Jerry Grant Hodsdon, Anahit Tataryan
Abstract: A method for indicating the user's name on a blood-sampling needle pen and the product thereof includes providing a see-through window on the housing of the blood-sampling needle pen, or having the housing made of transparent materials, forming a media compartment of hollow chamber inside of the housing such that a curled note indicating the user's name, the date and the relevant data, etc. can be inserted thereinto, covering a cap on the rear end of the blood-sampling needle pen, and mounting a dust cover on the front end of the blood-sampling needle pen, thereby forming a blood-sampling needle pen different from the disposable ones of the prior art for the purposes of enhancing economic and environmental effect.
Abstract: Clear and opaque polymeric film structures for providing clear and opaque labels that are removable, respectively. The film structure includes a core layer and first skin layer, wherein the first skin layer contains a polymeric matrix of a material that allows a label, which has been produced from the film structure and applied onto a container or product, to be removed from the container or product by the solution employed in a process for re-using the container. The first skin layer is co-extruded along with the remainder of the layers of the film structure, or the first skin layer is deposited on the film structure as an emulsion or extrusion coating. The first skin layer can be contacted with a water-based adhesive to affix the label onto a particular product or product container. Labels produced from the film structure exhibit a desirable combination of excellent initial adhesion strength, moisture resistance and delaminatability, as well as excellent removability.
Abstract: A vehicle identification and locator card for vehicle parking and servicing establishments includes an upper portion made of paper board and a lower portion made of synthetic paper. The outline of an ignition key tag is die cut in the lower synthetic paper portion, which retains its strength when wet. The lower portion has a backing of either a dry release laminate patch or a polyester reinforcing tape.
Abstract: A prescription paper has reproduction material placed on selected areas of the back side of the paper so that prescription information can be transferred directly onto the patient's records while the prescription writer is writing the prescription. The reproduction material can be a carbonized backing or any other suitable reproduction material. The front side of the prescription paper comprises at least two lines that are separated by a pre-selected distance to match the distance between adjacent lines on the medical record. The prescription writer can align the lines on the prescription paper to the lines on the medical record so that information can be neatly transferred to the space between the lines on the medical record.
Abstract: A multi-layer construct is provided for simultaneously displaying old and new product information. The construct includes a liner that has removable and permanent portions. A removable adhesive is applied to a front surface of the first portion of the liner and a permanent adhesive is applied to a front surface of the second portion of the liner. A transparent film is secured to the removable adhesive and a printable label is secured to the permanent adhesive. The first portion of the liner can be separated from remainder of the construct so that the transparent film can be applied removably over the old product information. The new product information can be printed on the printable label.
April 2, 2007
October 4, 2007
Avery Dennison Corporation
Andre M. Saint, Blaine Jackson, Anne M. Dehlinger
Abstract: A laminating and mounting system include a pouch (10) made of thermal laminating film (15,16) and a thermal adhesive (21,22) on a surface (17,18) both inside the pouch and outside the pouch. A first substrate (19), like a print, is placed within a chamber (25) of the pouch (10). The pouch (10) is attached or aligned with a backer board, a rigid substrate (20). The assembly comprising the pouch (10), print (19) and backer substrate (20) are laminated in one pass by a laminating machine (30) that applies both heat and pressure.
Abstract: The system includes a registration log and a sequence of registration labels (101-120) detachably secured to a first substrate (100). Each label has indicia (122) that identifies to the position of the label in the sequence and includes space in which the customer is to enter information. The log includes substrates (300), having a plurality of label-retaining spaces (301-320). Each space (301-320) includes indicia (324) that identifies the position of the space in the sequence of spaces and corresponds to a respective indicia (122) of a registration label. After a customer enters information manually on a registration label, the system user detaches the label from the substrate (100) and attaches it to a corresponding space in the registration log. The log is kept out of view of other customers to maintain confidentiality of customer information.
Abstract: Improved methods of disseminating advertising messages to consumers are provided for. In particular, the subject invention provides for methods for disseminating manufacturer coupons to a target consumer group. The method comprises packaging a product in a pouch container having associated therewith a manufacturer coupon pertaining to products or services other than the packaged product. The packaged product is a single-serve food product. The manufacturer coupon is redeemable by a consumer of the product and a member of a target consumer group. The manufacturer coupon also includes machine readable code associated therewith to facilitate automated processing of the coupon. The packaged product is then packaged in a shipping carton. The shipping carton has a machine readable indicator assigned to the manufacturer coupon. The indicator is read and, in response thereto, the carton with the packaged product is shipped to consumer food service outlets associated with the target consumer group.
Abstract: An extended text wrap label includes a base ply and at least one top ply. The base ply has a first lengthwise dimension, a first widthwise dimension, a top surface that is capable of bearing graphic images, and a bottom surface that is capable of bearing graphic images and capable of being adhesively coupled to an object to be labeled. The at least one top ply has a second lengthwise dimension, a second widthwise dimension, a front surface that is capable of bearing graphic images, and a back surface that is also capable of bearing graphic images. The base ply and the at least one top ply are adhesively coupled, in a first portion of the label, to each other such that the top surface of the base ply and the back surface of the at least one top ply are in contiguous juxtaposition with each other along the first lengthwise dimension and the second lengthwise dimension, respectively, and along the first widthwise dimension and the second widthwise dimension, respectively.