Labels are small pieces of paper, plastic or similar materials that are attached to an object and present information about that object. The backs of labels are usually coated in adhesive so they can stick to the object.
Different types of printing methods require different labels. Dot matrix printers accept rolls, which can distribute as few as one label at a time. Laser and inkjet printed labels are generally printed on sheets and more suitable for bulk printing. Pre-printed labels are used for common or standardized messages.
The adhesive on the labels can vary from ultra-peelable to permanent. An ultra-peelable label can stick to glass and be removed without behind residue. These are lightly coated, so they generally cannot be reapplied. Permanent labels will tear the stock when removed.