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.

Void Labels vs Tamper Evident Labels

February 19th, 2014 by
Polyester Void and Service label

Polyester Void and Service label

Does your project require Tamper Evident labels?  Void labels?  Unsure of the difference?

Drake Void labels offer durability against water, UV rays, and chemicals/solvents and are UL® and CSA® rated.   Tamper Evident labels may or may not be as durable, contingent upon what your specific project requires.

Drake Tamper Evident labels utilize paper and/or aluminum while Tamper Resistant and Void labels utilize polyester base material.  Both and are designed to protect product warranties and identify unauthorized access to equipment.

Drake Tamper Evident and Void labels are available in a thickness of .002″ to enable application flexibility over seams and corners.

Contact us today to discuss your needs, whether it is Tamper Evident related, Void related, or you are unsure which covers your need best.  800.531.5073 or Quotes@drake.com.

Clear Polyester Warranty Void label

Clear Polyester Warranty Void label

Aluminum Warranty Void label

Aluminum Warranty Void label

Durable Calibration Tags

February 14th, 2014 by

Drake offers seal-able calibration tags, and ‘Write-On’ labels for recording operational data about mechanical and electronic equipment.   ‘Write-On’ labels offer the convenience of writing down important infomation like dates or other information and the security of sealing the information with a clear “flap” of polyester.

Seal the information permanently onto the tag with a clear flap of polyester

Seal the information permanently onto the tag with a see through flap of polyester

Calibration tags are typically manufactured from polyester/Mylar with permanent, pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive.

Drake calibration tags and labels are used in a variety of environments including aerospace, avionics, military, industrial/manufacturing, scientific/oceanic, and oil/gas.

We offer standard and rush production times on prototypes as well as low- and mid-volume orders.  We look forward to finding out more about your calibration label needs.  Call us at 800.531.5073 or email us at quotes@drake.com.

Chemical and Weather Resistant Labels and Tags

February 10th, 2014 by

Drake’s durable labels, tags and graphic overlays are designed for heavy weather and harsh environments. Our labels are manufactured with several processes depending on the needs of your project.  The more well suited the label to the environment, the more cost effective the labeling solution is for you.

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

The inks, laminates, substrates and overlays that we use to produce your labels, tags and graphic overlays  are highly durable and are formulated to endure chemicals, oil, dirt, grime, outdoor weather elements, and underwater applications – in other words, harsh environments.

Stainless steel, aluminum, polyester, polycarbonate and phenolic are some of the substrates we use to produce durable labels, tags and overlays.

Drake’s durable weather and chemical resistant labels tags and overlays can be found in industries including aerospace/NASA, avionics, consumer electronics, government, industrial/manufacturing, military, oceanic/nautical and oil/gas.

Standard and rush production times on prototypes and low- and mid-volume orders are offered.  Please call to discuss the needs of your project.  800.531.5073 OR quotes@drake.com

Durable and Eye Catching Metalphoto® Tag

Durable and Eye Catching Metalphoto® Tag

 

Membrane Switches

February 6th, 2014 by

Membrane Switches by Drake Industries are Chemical and Abrasion Resistant, Environmentally Sealed, and Easy to Clean.

Benefits

• Chemical and Abrasion Resistant
• Protected Circuitry – Easy to Clean & Environmentally Sealed
• Excellent solution for HMI requirements (Human Machine Interface)

Applications

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

Working with Drake Industries has the benefits of working with US based engineers on your custom orders and specifications.  Contact us to discuss the specifics of your project 800.531.5073 OR quotes@drake.com

Membrane Switches are  Chemical and Abrasion Resistant, Environmentally Sealed (protected circuitry), and Easy to Clean (resistant to soaps and sulphates)

Membrane Switches are Chemical and Abrasion Resistant, Environmentally Sealed (protected circuitry), and Easy to Clean (resistant to soaps and sulphates)

 

 

 

Silicone Rubber Keypads

February 4th, 2014 by
Silicone Rubber Keypad with mulitiple colors of silicone rubber

Silicone Rubber Keypad with mulitiple colors of silicone rubber

Drake Industries’ silicone rubber keypads offer flexibility in design – many options are available.

Flat or Curved Key tops
One color rubber or different colors
Screen printing or Pad printing
Spray paint or Laser etch
PU resin coating, Hard coating, or Epoxy coating
Two Shot Molding or Flow Molding

The choices that are availble can make your project at simple or complex as you require.

Contact Drake Industries for a quote or to consult with one of our engineers 800.531.5073 OR quotes@drake.com

 

Many options are available from colors of rubber to surfaces of keypads

Many options are available from colors of rubber to surfaces of keypads

Product Spotlight: Domed 3D Labels

February 4th, 2014 by
Domed or 3D label

Domed or 3D label

 

  • Individual Letters
  • Complex Shapes
  • Suitable for Outdoor Applications
  • Full Color Graphics
  • Metallic Finishes Available
  • Pressure Sensitive Adhesive
  • Small and Large Quantities
  • Labels on sheets
Domed Branding Labels are tough enough to be used for outdoor applications.

Domed Branding Labels are tough enough to be used for outdoor applications.