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.

Highly Durable Metalphoto® Aluminum Tags

May 29th, 2014 by
Metalphoto cross section

Metalphoto cross section

WIDELY SPECIFIED:

  • Meets a wide array of commercial, government and military specifications
  • Notable certifications include: MIL-STD-130N, STANAG 2290, GGP-455B(3) Type I, MIL-DTL- 15024F, MIL-P-19834B and A-A-50271 (several others listed on metalphoto.com)

EXCEPTIONALLY DURABLE:

  • Certified for 20 year plus for outdoor applications
  • UV-stable image is permanently sealed within the anodized aluminum
  • Virtually impervious to chemicals, heat, abrasion, salt spray and sunlight
  • Earned more top scores than any other IUID barcode label material tested by the U.S. Navy (NSWC, Corona Division, IUID Center; August 2011)

PHOTOGRAPHIC RESOLUTION:

  • Anti-counterfeit security printing is available
  • Photographic image affords extreme detail and contrast at any size

Contact Drake for a consultation or a quote for your next aluminum or stainless steel tag or plate 800.531.8073 or quotes@drake.com

Aluminum MetalPhoto Instruction Plate

Aluminum MetalPhoto Instruction Plate

 

Wide Format Printing

May 19th, 2014 by

Wide format printing is gaining popularity because wide format can be efficiently produced for short runs and limited production runs.  Custom labels, decals, and branding can be created very quickly and economically.

Wide Format Polycarbonate Instructional Label

Wide Format Polycarbonate Instructional Label

The new generation of 64-inch solvent printers has the capability to produce the prototypes you need before committing to higher volumes.

Contact Drake if you have questions about Wide Format Printing or if you would like some samples.  We can be reached at 512.251.2231 OR quotes@drake.com.

Wide Format Polycarbonate Branding Label

Wide Format Polycarbonate Branding Label

Paper Tags

May 15th, 2014 by

Paper Tags

Choose from over twenty colors – including five fluorescent colors –  for paper tags.  These tags are used as temporary marking material for equipment.  Yarns, Polyastra and Cotton Threads used to attach the tags come in many colors as well including metallic.

Tag Finishing Services include:

Tag Stringing            Punch and String        Eyelet and String

Patching                     Folding                         Wiring

Die Cutting                Corner Clipping           Numbering

Shrink Wrapping    Scoring                           Trimming

Contact Drake if you have questions about Paper Tags or if you would like samples.  We can be reached at 512.251.2231 or Quotes@drake.com.  Small or Low Volume orders accepted.
Paper Tag WarrantyPaper Tag Do Not Rent

Vinyl Instruction Label Set

May 12th, 2014 by

Custom, durable label set for industrial equipment.  This 3 label set  is comprised of Operating Instructions and a Caution label.  Drake Industries’ labels are available in small quantities.  This label set is digitally printed and provided in sheets.

Vinyl labels are compatible with indoor and outdoor use.

Vinyl labels are compatible with indoor and outdoor use.

Vinyl labels provide good longevity in appearance and function and are most commonly used for indoor applications, product branding, instructional labels and warning labels.  Vinyl labels are also water resistant which  makes them ideal for moisture rich and wet environments as well as environments that are exposed to large amounts of sunlight.

Contact Drake at 800.531.5073 or quotes@drake.com to discuss your next project requiring labels.

Hot Stamp Thermal Labels

May 7th, 2014 by
Polyester Asset Tag with Linear Barcode

Polyester Asset Tag with Linear Barcode

Controlled heat and pressure are used in the Hot Stamp or Thermal Transfer process.  Metallic foils or color are imprinted onto vinyl or Mylar®/polyester.  Polycarbonate or Lexan® can be used as an over-laminate to make a more durable and/or thicker label or decal.

Hot Stamp labels are suitable for branding labels, asset tags, serial labels, tamper evident and barcode labels.  They are durable, chemical resistant, and economical.  These labels are suitable for Flat, Compound and Curved Surfaces.  They are available by the roll and use pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive.

Contact Drake if you have questions about Hot Stamp or Thermal Transfer labels or if you would like some samples.  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.

Polyester Warning Label

Polyester Warning Label

Polyester Computer Printable

Polyester Computer Printable

 

Plates and Labels for Oil & Gas

May 5th, 2014 by

Aluminum MetalPhoto Sensor Assembly

Aluminum is an  excellent choice for the Sensor Assembly shown above. It is lightweight, durable, and easy to cut.  Process used is Metalphoto®.

The Stainless Steel Tag with Rivet Holes shown below is etch and fill.  Stainless steel is another good choice for a tags and plates that are exposed to extreme weather and caustic chemicals.

Stainless Formax (367 x 234)

The polycarbonate used in the digitally printed logo label, below, is also a material used when extreme weather and exposure to chemicals is expected.

Digital Polycarbonate GE Oil Gas Drake Labels

Contact Drake Industries for your custom durable tag and plate orders. We look forward to speaking with you about your project. 800.531.5073 quotes@drake.com

Need aluminum and stainless steel plate and tag 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 OTC.

2014 Offshore Technology Conference

May 2nd, 2014 by
May 5-14 Reliant Park Houston Texas

May 5-14 Reliant Park Houston Texas

Contact us for your free ticket to the OTC  quotes@drake.com or 512.610.1170.

The 2014 Offshore Technology Conference will once again be held in Houston, Texas at Reliant Park. In attendance representing Drake Industries will be COO Tim Moore, District Sales Manager and new mom Liz Mode, and Sales Representative Kimberly Cates. Use this link to search exhibiting companies in attendance at this year’s OTC.  Drake Industries will be in booth 6224.

The Offshore Technology Conference, May 5-8 2014 in Houston, Texas is the best conference to attend to gain valuable technical knowledge and make valuable energy industry contacts. Drake representatives will be in attendance highlighting our durable tags, equipment overlays, membrane switches, touch screens, and labels which are used in the energy industry.

Barcode plate in Ceramic Coated Stainless Steel

Barcode plate in Ceramic Coated Stainless Steel

The Offshore Technology Conference is brought to you by the Energy Education Institute and other technical societies.  Many topics applicable to all aspects of the energy industry are addressed.

Please contact us at answers@drake.com if we may 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!

Stainless Steel