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  • When supplying printed tabs that get Mylar, avoid excessive amounts of press powder because it can affect the adhesion of the Mylar.

  • When Mylar is attached to a tab, it is heated in excess of 350° which can make some conventional inks look like tie die on most stocks. Use heat-resistant and wax -free inks and varnishes when supplying printed tabs to help eliminate this problem.

  • Porous stocks are optimum for Mylar jobs because air has the ability to escape into the paper. Uncoated, 110# index stock is the most commonly used. Coated stocks, along with heavy ink coverage, can trap air and create bubbles that can distort the readability of the tab.

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