General Guidelines for Trouble-free Dome Label Printing
It usually takes a few tries before achieving desired results, so be sure to order extra sheets for your set-up process.
The maximum sheet size is 8.5″ × 11″
Leave a minimum of 0.25″ between labels.
Keep a minimum 1/32″ corner radius
Plan to have 1″ liner on at least 2 opposing edges of the sheet.
Print labels and strip away the waste. Put a weight on the sheets to keep them flat.
Do not use over-laminates or varnishes since they may compromise the adhesion and appearance of the domes.
Special shapes may pose special problems. Please fax an outline of any special shapes with your quote request.
Due to refraction, domes my affect colors slightly. If the color match is critical, test runs should be done.
Tape sheets down on bubble leveled table. Use the two-cup mixing technique: mix both ingredients in one cup then pour to the second cup. This ensures that the final doming mixture is properly mixed.
Pour on the label from the second cup until the mixture domes. As the dome cures the bubbles will rise out and dissipate. If bubbles persist, use a Scripto® BBQ lighter or equivalent and pass flame above domes.
If there is a lot of dust in the air, you might want to fabricate a tent to put over the labels during the curing process.