Paper is most often use for the production of labels. It is one of the least expensive label materials and it is excellent for die-cutting into a preferred shape. Paper, however, often needs to be coated because it is not resistant to any of the outdoor elements: extreme hot and cold, moist conditions, chemicals, UV, etc. The process of coating the paper can protect it from all of these factors. Matt paper is an economical choice, and gloss paper is more durable. Semi gloss paper is one of the most commonly used types of label material.