NeuraLabel Media Testing
Cure Time - Amount of time before product is readily handled without risk of marring the image
Driver Settings: - Various configurations of the NeuraLabel driver to acheive the best results for a particular media Resistance Testing - A set of tests to verify the durability of the media product
Cure Time Cure time results were recorded in our climate controlled printing lab. Your results may vary depending on temperature and humidity.
|Media Cure Time||Description||Suitable for Roll-to-Roll|
|Instant||Dries to touch in 1 to 5 seconds||Yes|
|Quick||Dries to touch within 10 minutes||Very Likely|
|Intermediate||Dries to touch in 2-3 hours||Likely|
|Overnight||Dries to touch within 24 hours||Unlikely|
These settings are our recommendations, however you
may observe better results with other settings.
Media Driver Setting
|Glossy Labels||Uses no black ink; uses mix of CYM to create black||Glossy Labels, especially paper labels|
|Synthetic Labels||Uses a small amount of black ink, mixed with CYM to create black||Glossy Labels when a "darker" black is desired and other types of Synthetic Labels.|
|Matte Labels||Uses lots of black ink, mixed with CYM to create black||Matte Labels|
|Plain Paper||Uses lots of black ink, mixed with CYM to create black||Plain Paper|
CYM - Cyan Yellow Magenta
Quality Driver Setting
|Quality||Description||Approximate Speed (varies)||Best uses|
|Driver creates a 300x300 dpi RGB image. Printer then halftones this to a 600x600 ppi CMYK image and creates a final 1200x1200 optimized dpi from 600x600 input.||14 inches per second||Use for most label printing.
|Driver creates a 600x600 dpi RGB image. Printer then halftones this to a 1200x1200 ppi CMYK image and creates a 1200x1200 (or higher) optimized dpi from 600x600 input.||4 inches per second||Use when highest quality is needed|
dpi - dots per inch ppi - pixels per inch
Ink Saver Driver Setting
|Ink Saver Mode||Description||Best uses|
|Off||No change||Most labels|
|Low||Uses 12.5% less ink than Off mode||Labels that have low ink absorption|
|High||Uses 25% less ink than Off mode||Labels that have very low ink absorption|
Resistance Testing Tests performed on media after 24 hours.
|Test||Description of Test||Performance Requirement|
|Rub||Single finger back-and-forth rubbing||No or minimal change in label*|
|Scratch||Sharp edge scissors back-and-forth scraping||No or minimal change in label*|
|Water||About 40 ml water poured on media||No or minimal change in label. No running, streaking or excessive warping.|
|About 20 ml hand sanitizer poured on media||No or minimal change in label. No running, streaking or excessive warping.|
*No or minimal change in a label means the ink has not been removed from the label and text, barcodes and graphics are legible. Some slight surface marring is acceptable.