Examples of the many custom-design, durable labels available from Drake.

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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

 

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!

UL symbol

Durable Stainless Steel

January 27th, 2014 by

Withstand exposure to chemicals, fuels, grime, and extreme weather while maintaining functionality and legibility of information.  Stainless steel applications by Drake Industries can be etch and fill, screened, or etch only.

Stainless steel tags, plates, scales and panels are strong, corrosion resistant, and heat resistant.  They stand up to petro diesel, emulsifiers, and sulfates.

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

Tags, scales,  plates & panels can be manufactured with/without rivet holes for mechanical attachment.

Contact us today to consult with our engineers or to request a free quote  800.531.5073 OR quotes@drake.com

 

Barcode Variable Data Labels

January 20th, 2014 by
Barcode plate in Ceramic Coated Stainless Steel

Barcode plate in Ceramic Coated Stainless Steel

LINEAR OR 2D MATRIX

MULTIPLE MATERIALS:

MULTIPLE TYPES:

  • Labels
  • Plates
  • Tags
  • With or without rivet holes
  • Small Quantitites Available

Contact Drake Industies with consultation questions regarding the material your application requires.  Quotes are provided in 24 hrs.  quotes@drake.com OR 800.531.5073

2D matrix plated manufactured from photosensitive aluminum. (Metalphoto)

2D matrix plate manufactured from Photosensitive Aluminum (Metalphoto)

 

Oil and Gas, Aluminum and Stainless Steel

December 19th, 2013 by

Color Stainless Steel Tag with Rivet Holes

Shown above, Stainless Steel Tag with Rivet Holes.  This tag displays serial number and voltage information, the company name and logo are in color.  This process is called an Epoxy Fill for Stainless Steel and is effective in the field because it can withstand harsh conditions.

Stainless steel is an excellent material choice for tags and plates that need to be durable and maintain longevity.

Anondized Aluminum is also an excellent choice for tags and plates for use on industrial equipment that need to withstand adverse conditions and exposure to chemicals like diesel fuel and caustic soda.  Shown below is a small sign that is silk screened anodized aluminum.

Contact Liz at 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.

Silk Screen Anodized Aluminum

Plates and Tags That Can Withstand Sulphuric Acid, Caustic Soda, and Rig Soap

May 6th, 2013 by
Photosensitive Aluminum Tag

Photosensitive Aluminum Tag with Rivet Holes

Labeling products like tags, plates, and decals used in the Oil, Gas, and Mining industries need to stand up to harsh chemicals, remain legible, and stay put.

Photosensitve Aluminum and Stainless Steel tags and plates can withstand exposure to bases and mineral acids like Caustic Soda and Sulphuric Acid.  Stainless Steel and Photosensitive Aluminum are also good choices for tags and plates that are used in conjunction with chemicals like Diesel Fuel/Petro Diesel, Emulsifiers, Detergents, and Grease Cutters.

Metalphoto®/Photosensitive Aluminum offers the advantages of light weight and permanet images.  Text and logos are burned into the aluminum rather than etched into or printed onto a surface like Stainless Steel. Tags and plates made from this material won’t be affected by harsh chemicals and extreme weather. They won’t fade or be damaged by scrapes or scratches.

Aluminum can also be coated with Teflon®.  This polymer protects the surface of the aluminum tag/plate providing fast and easy clean up in grimy ennvironments.

Stainless Steel is also a good choice for plates and tags used in Oil, Gas, and Mining environments.  Images and text can be screen printed into or etched onto a tag’s surface.  Stainless Steel tags may also be bonded with ceramic coating to withstand temperatures in excess of 1000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tags, plates, and decals can be affixed with pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive or with rivets.  Heavy Stainless Steel tags and plates sometimes require both adhesive and rivets.

Stainless Steel - examples of durable stainless steel labels from Drake Labels

Stainless Steel Plates and Tags – Etched and Screen Printed

Ceramic Coated Stainless Steel Barcode Plates and Tags

April 1st, 2013 by

Ceramic Coated Stainless Steel Barcode TagsCeramic Coated Stainless Steel Barcode Tags can withstand heavy weather, exposure to solvents, and other harsh chemicals. These plates and tags can resist temperatures in excess of 1000 degrees Fahrenheit and exposure to salt spray without corroding. Stainless Steel Ceramic Coated Barcoded Tags are an excellent choice for offshore oil & gas platforms due to their durability and hard-wearing nature.

A ceramic overcoat is bonded to 26 gauge stainless steel (304 or 316 alloy). Tabs for welding and rivet holes for mechanical fastening are available.

These tags and dataplates are manufactured to resist the harshest chemicals, including

Caustic soda/Sodium hydroxide
Diesel fuel
Rig soap
Sulfuric acid
Toluene

Standard barcode symbols are supported as well as 2D Data Matrix and human readable text.

Barcoded Tags and Plates are custom die cut to customer specifications. Standard and rush production times are available on prototypes as well as low- and mid-volume orders.

New!! Teflon® Coated Metalphoto® Tags and Plates

March 30th, 2013 by

Alum Tag Teflon Bar code Rivet Drake LabelsAluminum Tag Teflon Barcode Rivet Drake Labels
Teflon® coated Photosensitive Aluminum Tags and Plates combine the high temperature/UV resistance and dimensional stability of aluminum with the non-reactive, non-stick characteristics of Teflon®.

Text, logos, and symbols are sealed into Photosensitive Aluminum then fused with a coating of Teflon®. The additional layer of Teflon® increases the tag’s resistance to harsh chemicals containing acids and bases.

Metalphoto® Tags with Teflon® are available with rivet holes for mechanical attachment, pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive or with both adhesive and rivet holes. Available in thicknesses of .003″, .005″, .008″, .012”, .020”, 0.32” and .063”. (Note: Rivet holes are not recommended for thicknesses <020”.) LSE (low surface energy) and HSE (high surface energy) adhesives are available.

Teflon® coated Metalphoto® Tags and Dataplates are custom die cut to customer specifications. Standard and rush production times on prototypes as well as low- and mid-volume orders.

Tough Warning Labels

March 26th, 2013 by
Oil & Gas warning label

Oil & Gas warning label

Oil and gas fields are tough environments and they require labels, tags, plates and overlays that can withstand the harshest of conditions while maintaining functionality and legibiliy.

Some of the chemicals that these products should endure are:

Rig soap
Caustic soda/Sodium hydroxide
Sulfuric acid
Diesel fuel
Toluene

This red warning label is manufactered from polycarbonate with acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive. <