Material Overview Print Settings Video Tutorials General Tips Troubleshooting

Printing information for OL5030WJ

Material Overview

OnlineLabels offers a wide selection of materials.Our weatherproof inkjet label sheets are made from a durable vinyl material with permanent adhesive and have a high water resistance. The material is weatherproof and the ink from a standard inkjet printer will encapsulate into a specially formulated top-coating upon printing. This material has a 56 lb. liner and a facestock thickness of 0.00325 inches +/- 10%.

Print Settings

  • Always print a test sheet first to determine proper print settings and water resistance.
  • This material should only be printed with an inkjet printer.
  • Adjust "Paper Type" to "Photo/Glossy" setting if test print is too light.
  • Adjust "Paper Type" to "Plain" setting if test print is too dark or there is too much ink.

Video Tutorials

White matte weatherproof inkjet labels (WJ) material

The weatherproof matte inkjet material is the perfect option when the label is applied to a surface that can become wet or exposed to the elements. (Play Video)

Tips related to Weatherproof Matte for Inkjet Material

  • Store inkjet label sheets in the original plastic clamshell packaging in a cool, dry place to avoid humidity. Storing label sheets in the printing environment for a short period before attempting to print, allows them to adjust to any temperature changes and stabilize after shipping, which may prevent common printing problems.
  • Store your inkjet labels away from fumes and other odors, as it will absorb these properties- resulting in the label changing color.
  • Prevent label sheets from being exposed to direct sunlight or flood lights.
  • Before you print onto a label sheet, first print onto a blank piece of paper. Place the sheet in front of the label sheet, and then hold the sheets up to a light to make sure the positioning is correct.
  • Before and after printing, handle label sheets by the edges of the sheet being careful not to get oil from your fingers on the printable label surface. Oil may cause smudging or smearing.
  • Allow label to dry completely before stacking, handling or peeling the printed labels.
  • Sheets of weatherproof inkjet labels can be passed through the printer only once. Numerous runs through the printer can cause the label to jam.

Troubleshooting Issues Related to Weatherproof Matte for Inkjet Material

  • Ink not drying on the label is referred to as over-saturation. This may be caused by the DPI/quality level in your print quality being too high in an inkjet printer. If this happens, change your print setting options to "normal" or "fast draft." Also, having a DPI of 300 or 600 may help with the problem.
  • Always print out one test sheet before running your entire job. Make sure to thoroughly evaluate the results on your test sheet and make necessary adjustments before printing the rest of your labels.
  • To prevent ink from being scratched off in heavy contact applications, an additional topcoat spray may be needed.

Troubleshooting Issues Related to OL5030WJ

  • If you are experiencing alignment issues when printing with Maestro Label Designer or a PDF, verify the page scaling is set to none and un-check the “auto rotate and center” option in print settings. It may also be labeled as “Resize Page to Fit Printer Margins.”
  • If you are experiencing additional alignment issues when using Maestro Label Designer or other software, please refer to our Printer Alignment Guide.