Examples of the many custom-design, durable labels available from Drake.

Custom Label Tips

Welcome to the Drake Industries blog, Custom Label Tips, your source for information and insight on getting the best custom-designed, durable labels for your needs.

Custom Assembly

January 31st, 2014 by

Our team is available for assembly projects.  After we manufacture the branding label or overlay we can apply it to your bezels, plates, or panels.  Small quantities accepted, cost effective options available.

Seen below, assembly of re-branded server bezels.

Assembly of Re-Branded Server Bezels

Assembly of Re-Branded Server Bezel

 

Assembly of Re-Branded Server Bezels

Assembly of Re-Branded Server Bezels

Seen below, assembly of re-branded laptops

Custom Assembly:  Re-branding Laptops

Custom Assembly: Re-branding Laptops

BRANDING CUSTOM ASSEMBLY DRAKE LABELS 6

Seen below, assembly of overlay to aluminum panel.

Assembly of overlay to aluminum plate

Assembly of overlay to aluminum panel

 

Contact us to talk about your projects that require custom assembly.  quotes@drake.com OR 800.531.5073

Durable Stainless Steel

January 27th, 2014 by

Withstand exposure to chemicals, fuels, grime, and extreme weather while maintaining functionality and legibility of information.  Stainless steel applications by Drake Industries can be etch and fill, screened, or etch only.

Stainless steel tags, plates, scales and panels are strong, corrosion resistant, and heat resistant.  They stand up to petro diesel, emulsifiers, and sulfates.

Small and Simple or Large and Complex Stainless Steel plates - manufactured by Drake Industries

Small and Simple or Large and Complex Stainless Steel plates – manufactured by Drake Industries

Tags, scales,  plates & panels can be manufactured with/without rivet holes for mechanical attachment.

Contact us today to consult with our engineers or to request a free quote  800.531.5073 OR quotes@drake.com

 

Barcode Variable Data Labels

January 20th, 2014 by
Barcode plate in Ceramic Coated Stainless Steel

Barcode plate in Ceramic Coated Stainless Steel

LINEAR OR 2D MATRIX

MULTIPLE MATERIALS:

MULTIPLE TYPES:

  • Labels
  • Plates
  • Tags
  • With or without rivet holes
  • Small Quantitites Available

Contact Drake Industies with consultation questions regarding the material your application requires.  Quotes are provided in 24 hrs.  quotes@drake.com OR 800.531.5073

2D matrix plated manufactured from photosensitive aluminum. (Metalphoto)

2D matrix plate manufactured from Photosensitive Aluminum (Metalphoto)

 

Stainless Steel Membrane Switches

January 16th, 2014 by
Stainless Steel Membrane Switch for use in the harshest conditions.

Stainless Steel Membrane Switch for use in the harshest conditions.

Benefits of Drake Membrane Switches

•Easy to Clean • Environmentally Sealed (protected circuitry)  • Chemical and Abrasion Resistant  • Excellent solution for HMI requirements (Human Machine Interface)

Applications for Membrane Switches

• Fuel Pumps  • Exercise Equipment  • Medical Equipment  • Oil, Gas, and Mining Equipment  • Remote Controls  • Industrial Applications

This touch sensitive membrane switch activates & deactivates circuits.  The most commonly specified overlay materials are polyester and polycarbonate.  The switch pictured above is manufactured from stainless steel for use under the harshest of conditions. Custom Orders of small and large quantities are accepted.

Speak with our engineers to determine the materials that your membrane switch should be made of.  Contact us today at 800.531.5073 or quotes@drake.com

 

 

Durable Polycarbonate Overlay Set

January 15th, 2014 by
Polycarbonate Overlay, Set of Two

Polycarbonate Overlay, Set of Two

The polycarbonate overlay set shown above is manufactured from 3 mil polycarbonate with LSE (Low Surface Energy) pressure sensitive adhesive.  The overlay set is for use on an indoor application – medical equipment.

Polycarbonate is suitable for flat and curved surfaces, it has  good water resistance  and limited UV resistance.  Polycarbonate is an extremely durable substrate for labels, overlays, and membrane switches.

Drake Industries can produce this custom label set in as little as 10 days for both small and large quantities, 5 days for reorders.  Blanket POs may be accepted.

Contact our engineers to determine the appropriate substrate and adhesive for your project, quotes are always free and provided in 24 hours.  800.531.5073 / quotes@drake.com

Polycarbonate Overlay with Aluminum Panel

Polycarbonate Overlay with Aluminum Panel

 

 

Wanted: Assembly Services

January 14th, 2014 by
On-site assembly services - rebranding laptops.

On-site assembly services – rebranding laptops.

Your team’s time is too valuable to assemble labels to panels, overlays to instrument panels, or logo medallions to bezels.  Drake Industries offers assembly services to free up time and resources on your end.

Send us the panel or plate that requires a label or overlay and we will assemble the parts for you.  We can also drop ship the parts “blind” to your clients.

Drake Industries is customer oriented.  We manufacture custom durable labels, plates, overlays… and if our assembly services can make your life easier we’ll do that, too.

Contact us for consultations regarding which material type to use for your label, or to discuss specifics of your project.    800.531.5073 or quotes@drake.com

Top, Overlay; Middle, plate; Bottom, overlay assembled to plate by Drake Assembly Team.

Top, Overlay; Middle, plate; Bottom, overlay assembled to plate by Drake Assembly Team.

2 Tone Server Bezels and Skins

January 14th, 2014 by

Shown below, two customized 2U Dell Poweredge computer server bezels.  These 2 bezels took just 3 weeks to produce! Give us your art and bezels and we can turn the bezels around in 15 days or less.  We paint bezels that you provide.

Customized computer server bezels: painted 2 tone server bezel and bezel with skin

Customized computer server bezels: painted 2 tone server bezel and bezel with skin

We produce one offs in the event that you need only 1 or 2 for a show.  Volume orders begin at 25 units.

Our art requirements are:Vector art in Adobe Illustrator, version CS6 or earlier with text as
outlines (.ai or .eps. or .pdf).  If the file is password protected please provide a password.  Or, send as an
AutoCAD 2006 or earlier (.dxf file) with text as fonts. Identify colors using the Pantone Matching System
(PMS). Image file formats must be 400 dpi minimum (.psd, .jpg, .tif or .png). Color matching for images is
approximated. Other types of art may be acceptable, but may incur additional art charges.
OVERRUNS: Drake reserves the right to ship/invoice for +/- 10% of the quantity ordered.

Start Up Friendly

January 9th, 2014 by

Silk Screen Anodized Aluminum

We’re start up and prototype friendly. If you have a new product or prototype that you need branding or instructional labels for Drake is the company to do it!  Once art approval is received, your labels could be ready in as soon as 10 days.

Going to a trade show?  Heading out to an investor meeting?  Our sales team has the experience required to advise regarding substrate and adhesive type.  You can be sure that your needs are covered whether you are labeling solar panels that will sit in the Texas sun, stainless steel plates that are riveted to a gas platform in the Gulf, or serial labels headed up into the atmosphere on a satellite.

Contact us today for advice on how to build custom a label that will last for the duration of your product’s life or if you know what you need and are ready to start.  Quotes@drake.com 800.531.5073

OEM Rebranding

RoHS :: UL :: CSA :: WEEE

January 6th, 2014 by

Drake Industries is your source for Regulatory Compliance labels.  Certificates of conformance are provided upon request.

Aluminum UL approved palte with pressure sensitive adhesive.

Aluminum UL approved palte with pressure sensitive adhesive.

Materials can vary but quality is always consistent. Consumer Electronics often require polyester or polycarbonate labels.  Heavy industry needs stainless steel, aluminum, or polycarbonate label/overlay/dataplate material.

Drake specializes in regulatory and compliance labels and marking solutions for a wide variety of industries including aerospace/NASA, avionics, computer/server, consumer electronics, government, military, medical, oil/gas, and scientific/oceanic applications. We offer standard and rush production times on prototypes as well as low- and mid-volume orders. Materials are RoHS and UL compliant.

Contact us today for a consultation regarding “building” your regulatory labels quotes@drake.com or 800.531.5073

Stainless Steel Dataplate with UL mark

Stainless Steel Dataplate with UL mark

 

Custom Hot Stamp/Thermal Transfer and Flexographic Labels

January 3rd, 2014 by
Flexographic logo label manufactured with polyester and pressure sensitive adhesive.

Flexographic logo label manufactured with polyester and pressure sensitive adhesive.

Fast and Cost Effective.  Colorful.  Available on rolls.

Drake Industries is equipped to provid you with custom Hot Stamp/Thermal Transfer and Flexographic low to high-volume production runs. We specialize in the use of discrete colors as well as sequential serial numbers, barcodes and UID marking. Drake offers multiple options for color matching, laminates and die cuts.

Our UL approved polyester labels are extremely durable in indoor and outdoor environments. Perfect for applications such as asset labels, serial labels, and manufacturer ID labels.  Manufactured with MP-202 Silver (2 mil thick polyester) and pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive (.9 mil thick). The over laminate used is OL-1 Clear (1 mil thick computer printable polyester).

We offer standard and rush production times on prototypes as well as low- and mid-volume orders.

Drake’s sales team is available to discuss your project’s needs, contact us for a consultation or a quote at quotes@drake.com or 800.531.5073.

Hot Stamp/Thermal Transfer Branding Label set.

Hot Stamp/Thermal Transfer Branding Label set.