Do you know who invented self-adhesive labels?

Do you know who invented self-adhesive labels?

The first one ever in the world? Avery did! To be more exact it was R. Stanton Avery who invented it in 1935, launching a new company and a new industry. These innovative products were manufactured in a 100-square-foot rented loft space in Los Angeles.

From Wikipedia: A label (as distinct from signage) is a piece of paper, plastic film, cloth, metal, or other material affixed to a container or product, on which is written or printed information or symbols about the product or item. Information printed directly on a container or article can also be considered labeling.

Labels have many uses, including providing information on a product's origin, manufacturer (e.g., brand name), use, shelf-life and disposal, some or all of which may be governed by legislation such as that for food in the UK[1] or United States.[2] Methods of production and attachment to packaging are many and various and may also be subject to internationally recognised standards. In many countries, hazardous products such as poisons or flammable liquids must have a warning label. (

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    Suraj Rai (not verified)

    Great info on self adhesive labels! Self adhesive labels are sensitive to pressure and they bond with surfaces when pressure is put on them. These labels do not require any solvent like glue or water to stick on

    Apr 25, 2018

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