Frequentry asked questions

FAQ

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What are your minimum quantities?

  • Flexo:  the minimum is 1,000 labels
  • Digital:  no minimums

What is your delivery turnaround time?

  • Flexo: standard delivery time is 7 to 10 working days.
  • Digital: 3 to 5 working days from proof approval

Will you send me an order confirmation?

  • You will receive a confirmation of your order by fax or email. Just state your preference on your Purchase order and provide your fax or email information. This confirmation will include your order details, scheduled delivery date and shipping arrangements.

What sizes & shapes do you have?

  • Over 10,000 custom and standard die sizes in stock in oval, rectangular, circles, squares, sheets and special shapes.

How many colors can you print?

  • Flexo: up to 8 colors as well as cold stamping
  • Digital: up to 7 colors
  • Serigraphy: 1 color

What is your maximum size?

  • Flexo: 13 wide x 22 height
  • Digital HP Indigo : 12.59 wide
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Which printing process best suits your label requirements?

 
  • Partnering with Profecta Labels means gaining access to a more comprehensive and complete label solution package. We give you the options, Flexo or Digital, we will help you select which process best suits your label requirements.

 

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Can you blind ship?

  • Yes, anywhere in Canada and the US.

What is your maximum line screen?

  • Flexo - 150 lpi
  • Digital HP Indigo – 2101 lpi
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Do you color match?

  • Yes, simply provide your sample.

What is a standard die charge?

  • There is no standard die charge. It’s based on square inches and the shape.

What is 4 color process or CMYK?

  • These are the primary colors used to create a full color image. The colors are Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black

How can we send our artwork?

  • Electronically sent via email or uploaded to our FTP site- see our Prepress section for instructions or go to login section to download.

What stocks can you print on?

  • We can print on either pressure sensitive stock and also stocks with no adhesives; paper, polyester, vinyl, thermal, polypropylene, foil, tag, plastics, Kimdura, Tyvek, Estate and a variety of other custom materials.

Can your labels be used outside?

  • Yes, with the proper material and the adequate print technique, it is possible to obtain a better resistance to outdoor conditions than regular flexo printing. 

What is die cutting?

  • The process of cutting a label shape with a die. Most self-adhesive labels have to be die-cut to shape as part of their manufacturing and finishing procedure. Depending on the type of label and the printing and/or die cutting requirements, the operation may be performed using high or hollow dies, flat dies or rotary dies.

What is the difference between Direct Thermal & Thermal Transfer?

  • Direct Thermal material has a coating that is heat-reactive. The image is produced when the print head dots heat up and fire against the label causing the dyes and solvents to react to the heat and form an image onto the face stock. (more expensive than TT; ribbons not required; shorter shelf life). Thermal Transfer printing requires a wax or resin ribbon. The image is produced when the print head dots fire against the ribbon and transfers the image onto the face of the stock.

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