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.

Stainless Steel, Etch & Fill Enamel

April 28th, 2014 by

Stainless steel is an excellent material choice for tags and plates that need to be durable and maintain longevity.  Two options for stainless steel are “Etch” and “Etch and Fill”.

Shown below is an etched stainless steel plate.  Etching is a process in which chemicals remove layers of stainless steel.

Stainless Steel Etch No Fill Plate

Shown below is a stainless steel etched plate with raised graphics and green enamel filled background.

Stainless Steel Etched Raised Graphics Fill Background

Drake stainless steel applications are available in a range of different gauges: 8 gauge to 26 gauge with special thicknesses available upon request. Available alloys are 304 and 316 for the most demanding of conditions.

Contact Liz@drake.com for a consultation for your oil and gas field labeling needs. Quotes are free and are provided in 24 hours. 512.610.1161.

Samples will be available at our booth for the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference at Reliant Park in Houston May 5-8. Drake Industries will be in booth 6224.

We can bring specific samples of our work for you to the show. We can also be reached at 512.251.2231 OR Quotes@drake.com.

 

Aluminum Metalphoto® for Heavy Industry, Oil & Gas

April 24th, 2014 by

Aluminum  is an excellent choice for tags and plates for heavy industry like Oil & Gas.  Marking processes used for aluminum include silk screening and Metalphoto®. The Metalphoto® process burns images and letters into the aluminum without etching the metal.  Images and letters will never scrape off the way they might with silk screening.  Silk screening is durable and cost effective.

Metalphoto Caution Gold Yellow label

Metalphoto® Data Tag manufactured with satin, Sunfast Gold material

Aluminum is Resistant to

Abrasion and Corrosion

Chemicals and Solvents

Saltwater, Weather and Sun

Temperatures  up to 537°C / 1,000°F

Contact Drake Industries for your Aluminum Metalphoto® needs. We look forward to speaking with you about your project. 800.531.5073 quotes@drake.com

Need Aluminum Metalphoto® samples?  Visit Drake at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference at Reliant Park in Houston May 5-8. Drake Industries will be in booth 6224.

We can bring specific samples of our work for you to the show. We can also be reached at 512.251.2231 OR quotes@drake.com.

 

UL® Stainless Steel Plates

April 22nd, 2014 by

Need plates that are able to withstand exposure to extreme weather, chemicals, grime, and fuels while remaining legible and functional?  Stainless steel is the answer.  In addition to manufacturing stainless steel plates Drake is also certified to print the UL® mark on stainless steel when the situation demands it.

Stainless Steel Plate with UL mark

Stainless Steel Plate with UL mark

Drake’s stainless steel applications are available in a range of different gauges: 8 gauge to 26 gauge – special thicknesses are available upon request. Drake Industries produces stainless steel plates with 304 and 316 alloys for the most demanding of conditions.

Contact Drake Industries for Stainless Steel Plates, UL® rated or otherwise. We look forward to speaking with you about your project. 800.531.5073 quotes@drake.com

Need stainless steel samples?  Visit Drake at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference at Reliant Park in Houston May 5-8. Drake Industries will be in booth 6224.

We can bring specific samples of our work for you to the show. We can also be reached at 512.251.2231, we look forward to seeing you at the show!

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