Unwind

What is unwind? 

For labels finished on a roll, unwind is the direction the label faces as well as the orientation of the label in relation to how they unroll.  This direction is represented as a number during the ordering and production process. 

To avoid applying your labels upside down or sideways reference the list below: 

  • Unwind numbers 1 through 4 unroll on the outside of the roll 
  • Unwind numbers 5 through 8 unroll on the inside of the roll 
  • 1 and 5- the top of the label unwinds first from the roll 
  • 2 and 6- the bottom of the label unwinds first from the roll 
  • 3 and 7- the right edge of the label unwinds first from the roll 
  • 4 and 8- the left edge of the label unwinds first from the roll 

To determine the unwind direction that you require, check the unwind direction of your applicator.  

For more information about printed labels or print capabilities on your product, contact us at the Lauterbach Group. 

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