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.

Attention Grabbing, Durable Branding Tags

August 20th, 2015 by
Fading and Shading of Colors on Aluminum and Stainless Steel Plates

Fading and Shading of Colors on Aluminum and Stainless Steel Plates

Anodized Aluminum and Stainless Steel are well-suited for Branding & Permanent Product Marking in rugged and high use environments where branding and product information must withstand exposure to chemicals, fuels, grime, sunlight, high temperatures, cleaning solvents, salt, and abrasives.

Multi-color graphic fading and shading is available on these tough substrates with economical, fast digital printing.

Anodized Aluminum tags and labels are available in thickness from .003″ to .032″ and can be printed and die cut to customer design.

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.

Rivet holes or pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive available.

Contact Drake Industries for the best option for your project. quotes@drake.com 800.531.5073 x1170

 

Resists Chemical Exposure :: Durable Polycarbonate Overlays

August 11th, 2015 by
Die Cut Polycarbonate Overlay

Die Cut Polycarbonate Overlay

Polycarbonate (or Lexan®) is a plastic material that is known for its durability and is often used when a resistant, tough material is required for labels and tags.  It can be used for control panels, nameplates, graphic overlays, membrane switches, and variable serial tags.  Polycarbonate is suitable for branding purposes and is durable enough for tough environments like oil fields.

Lexan® labels and tags from Drake are designed to be weather & chemical resistant and to maintain appearance, longevity, legibility and functionality of information under tough conditions.  Resistant to chemicals such as caustic soda, petro diesel, and emulsifiers.

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.

Assembly Services are Available (shown above & below).

Drake Industries’ Lexan® applications are available in thicknesses of .005″ to .030″ and can be printed and die cut to customer design, including PMS color matching. Variable data such as serial and barcode information is easily supported, as are a variety of acrylic, pressure sensitive adhesive options.

For a list of physical properties, jump to this link & scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Contact us for a free, fast quote.  Prototypes Welcome & Samples Available.  800.531.5073 x1170 or quotes@drake.com

Polycarbonate Branding Overlay / Panel with Assembly Services

Polycarbonate Branding Overlay / Panel with Assembly Services

 

Save the Warranty with Void Labels

August 6th, 2015 by
Brite Silver Polyester Tamper Resistant Label

Brite Silver Polyester Tamper Resistant Label

 

Void Labels.  Tamper Evident labels.  Tamper Resistant.  What’s the difference and does it matter?

“Void labels” is a generalized term.  Find out what surface the labels will adhere to determine which type of label your project requires.

Tamper Evident labels utilize paper and/or aluminum while Tamper Resistant labels utilize polyester base material.

Tamper Resistant labels manufactured by Drake Industries are available in a thickness of .002″ to enable application flexibility over seams and corners.  Both types of labels, Tamper Evident and Tamper Resistant, can be found in industries such as oil/gas, aerospace/NASA, avionics,  government, industrial/manufacturing, military, oceanic/nautical, and consumer electronics.

Drake Void labels offer durability against water, UV rays, and chemicals/solvents.  Available by the roll with pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive.

UL® and CSA® rated.

Unsure of which to use?  Contact Drake Industries at 800.531.5073 OR quotes@drake.com Or ask us for a quick quote!

Red Polyester Tamper Resistant Label

Red Polyester Tamper Resistant Label

Matte Silver Polyester Tamper Resistant Label

Matte Silver Polyester Tamper Resistant Label