Standard (noncontinuous) media
Most standard (noncontinuous) media uses an adhesive backing that has individual labels or a continuous length of labels affixed onto a liner.
Continuous roll media
Most continuous roll media is direct thermal media (similar to fax paper) and is used for receipt or ticket-style printing.
Tags are usually made from a heavy paper (up to 0.19 mm or 0.0075 in. thick). Tag stock does not have adhesive or a liner, and it is typically perforated between tags.