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.

NEC and UL Compliant Solar Installation Labels

April 7th, 2015 by
Solar Installation Label (Polyester) - Yellow ID Identification

Solar Installation Label (Polyester) – Yellow ID Identification

Drake Industries manufactures Turn Key custom labels, plates & placards like the red Solar Installation Map shown below.   These labels and markings can be manufactured to be NEC and UL compliant.

In the NEC 2014 code, some field applied labels, warning(s), and markings are required to have RED TEXT on a WHITE BACK GROUND.  Text should be 3/8 in. (.375) tall and be REFLECTIVE so that the labels/warnings are clearly visible in the beam of a flashlight.

Components of solar home PV systems that might be labeled: solar photovoltaic cells (PV panels), aluminum frames (roof top racks), inverters, charge controllers, storage batteries, utility meters, rapid shut down switches, and wires & cables.

Polyester Thermal Transfer/ Hot Stamp labels like the yellow and red labels shown here require pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive.   This type of label or decal is available by the roll.  These examples have 0.125″ radius (rounded) corners which will prolong the life of the labels (stickers).

Solar Installation Label (Polyester) - Red Warning

Solar Installation Label (Polyester) – Red Warning/Hazard

 

Solar Installation Label (Polyester) - Red Warning/Hazard

Solar Installation Label (Polyester) – Red Warning

Solar installation maps direct emergency responders to components of the PV system.  These digitally printed maps are available on sheets or produced as a plate.  Drake also offers phenolic marking systems/tags.  These tags can be manufactured with or without adhesive.

Map of Solar Installation Directing Emergency Responders to Components

Map of Solar Installation Directing Emergency Responders to Component

 

Plastic Phenolic Tags Can Be Used to Identify PV System Components

Plastic Phenolic Tags Can Be Used to Identify PV System Components

Contact us to discuss the labeling/marking requirements of your PV installation 800.531.5073 OR email us at Quotes@drake.com.  Quotes are always free and available in 24 hours.

Regulatory Labels and Plates

June 30th, 2014 by

Regulatory labels and plates come in many sizes and materials.  Drake Industries manufactures UL, CE, and RoHS labels, plates, stickers, and tags.

Drake’s UL certifications include

 

Polyester Regulatory Label

Polyester Regulatory Label

 

 CE Polycarbonate Regulatory label

CE Polycarbonate Regulatory label

 

Stainless Steel UL Plate

Stainless Steel UL Plate

 

Contact Drake for your next regulatory label, sticker, or plate project.  Free samples and quotes are always available.  800.531.5073 OR quotes@drake.com

 

 

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

UL® Labels for Industry

March 12th, 2014 by

Creation of custom, durable UL® labels is fast, easy, and cost effective with our standard and rush production times on prototypes as well as low- and mid-volume orders.

Drake Industries specializes in UL® labels for heavy industry, the offshore technology industry, and consumer electronics.  Drake Industries is the sole UL® approved label/marking system manufacturer in central Texas.
UL® regulatory labels, tags, plates, and stickers can be manufactured from stainless steel, aluminum, polyester/Mylar, and polycarbonate/Lexan.  Labels and stickers can be provided on rolls or in sheets.

Certificates of Conformance are provided upon request.

Contact us today for a consultation for your UL® labels quotes@drake.com or 800.531.5073

UL® Labels for Consumer Electronics

January 2nd, 2014 by
UL label

UL approved polyester label for consumer electronics.

Drake Industries specializes in UL® labels for consumer electronics. We offer standard and rush production times on prototypes as well as low- and mid-volume orders.

Drake is an Authorized Label Supplier for UL (PGAA.LP3421) and a UL authorized manufacturer of Marking and Labeling Systems – Components (PGDQ2.MH14125).

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).

Drake’s UL approved photosensitive aluminum tags are durable enough to withstand the harshest of conditions including extreme weather and exposure to harsh chemicals like gasoline, sulfuric acid and caustic soda.  Manufactured with MF-804 (photosensitive aluminum with a “satin” finish). Available in thicknesses of .003″ to .020 ” with a low surface energy, pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive (2 mil thick).

Our UL approved polycarbonate control panels, nameplates, overlays, membrane switches, serial and manufacturer ID tags perform well in extreme weather and when exposed to harsh chemicals. Manufactured with LS-602 (10 mil thick polycarbonate with a “velvet’ finish) with a low surface, energy pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive (2 mil thick).

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.

 

UL® Stainless Steel Dataplates

December 13th, 2013 by
Stainless Steel Dataplate with UL mark

Stainless Steel Dataplate with UL mark

Stainless Steel Dataplates need to be strong, corrosion resistant, and heat resistant. Drake manufactures stainless steel dataplates and is also certified to print the UL® mark on stainless steel upon request. Drake Industries manufactures stainless steel dataplates which are able to withstand exposure to extreme weather, chemicals, grime, and fuels while remaining legible and functional.

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 dataplates with 304 and 316 alloys for the most demanding of conditions.

Contact Drake Industries for your next Stainless Steel UL® Dataplate.  We look forward to speaking with you about your project.  800.531.5073  quotes@drake.com

UL Labels – Regulatory Label

August 1st, 2013 by
Polyester Regulatory label - UL RoHS UL CE logos per PGAA.MH14125

Polyester Regulatory label – UL RoHS UL CE logos per PGAA.MH14125

Be confident that your label manufacturer is certified by UL to manufacture what you need.  Use UL’s Online Certifications Directory to research your label manufacturer’s qualifications.

PGAA.MH14125 Allows label manufacturers to PRINT the UL BUG (logo) and,

PGDQ2.MH14125 Allows LABEL MANUFACTURE as approved by UL testing.

Certificates of Compliance should accompany labels produced with the PGDQ2.MH14125 designation.

Contact the UL experts at Drake Industries who can advise which materials are suited to your company’s uses.  Drake specializes in low quantities and quick turns.

Free quotes are provided in 24 hours –  Email us: quotes (at) drake.com or call eight hundred 531.5073.

We look forward to hearing about your project.