General purpose labels are used to track assets, communicate warnings, identify equipment, and convey other information. Precut labels do not have to be cut after printing and are easier to peel off the backing paper. Continuous labels can be printed at any width to fit the text. Preprinted labels have a header color, message, or symbol printed on the label. This allows users to use symbols not supported by a printer or to create multicolor labels using a single-color ribbon.