Also known as hazard labels, certified durable labels are used on products exposed to different environmental conditions that generally degrade the print on standard labels. This means that durable labels need to be long-lasting and resistant to high heat or solvents. The work that goes into creating these labels ensures that they never degrade and last as long as or longer than their product counterpart.
Creating durable labels requires special equipment known as a thermal transfer printer. These printers work differently from direct thermal printers. They have a crisp, solid print quality and the ability to print on many varying media types, with different ribbon and label combinations that help reduce abrasion, heavy wear, and the effects of intense temperatures and chemicals. High-quality, durable labels are difficult to remove, wear down, or damage in any substantial way.
The products that benefit from the use of durable labels include asset tags, pharmaceutical products, electronics, military standard devices, and products used in the parts manufacturing industry. Each of these industries deals with temperature extremes, constant wear and tear, and more. The equipment labels require permanent adhesive for custom durability that standard labels can’t offer. These labels can be used with promotional products, hazardous chemical containers, or military gear. The choices are endless, and so are the label solutions.
Durable labels require an expert to handle the fabrication and distribution. Contact USTL to start your durable label line today.
Understanding your product helps to understand how to best use custom labels with it. Depending on the product, the materials and thermal transfer ribbon formulation will differ. Some elements to consider include:
- What is the life expectancy of the product and, subsequently, the label?
- On what type of surface will the label be applied?
- What environmental conditions will the label go through?
Once you’ve determined each of these answers, you need to understand that thermal transfer ribbon formulation is based on the materials and ensures the highest print quality and product durability. The label printing partner will go over the details of your label’s durability and adhesive properties, including the ability to digital print, die-cut, add variable data, or change up the durable label material if necessary.
The products that benefit from the use of durable labels include asset tags, pharmaceutical products, electronics, military standard devices, and products used in the parts manufacturing industry. Each of these industries deals with temperature extremes, constant wear and tear, and more.
Durable labels require a unique printing process and partner to handle each of the steps and U.S. Tape & Label have the services to help. We provide extensive durable label services customized to your product’s needs, with customer service available around the clock to handle any worries you may have about the process or the materials involved. We aim to give you a final product that you are proud to display, which lasts as long as possible. We have various printing processes that can be used to enhance your durable labels and give them the shine they deserve, such as product design, application engineering, and more. When you need expert printing services that handle labels of any size or shape, contact the professionals at USTL.
Why U.S. Tape & Label?
Centrally-located and equipped with the cutting-edge equipment you need to get the best labels and look for your products. Our skilled team of in-house engineers will help you make the perfect label for any product you have.