non-continuous media

non-continuous media

Media that contains an indication of where one label/printed format ends and the next one begins. Types of non-continuous media include gap/notch media and black mark media. (Contrast this with continuous media.)
Non-continuous roll media usually comes in the form of labels with an adhesive backing on a liner. Tags (or tickets) are separated by perforations.
Individual labels or tags are tracked and position-controlled using one of these methods:
  • Web media separates labels by gaps, holes, or notches.
  • Black mark media uses pre-printed black marks on the back side of the media to indicate label separations.
  • Perforated media has holes—to allow the labels or tags to be separated from each other easily—along with position-control marks, notches, or label gaps.