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

 

Outstanding Supplier Award for Drake Industries

April 22nd, 2015 by
Outstanding Supplier Award for Drake Industries 2013-2015

Outstanding Supplier Award for Drake Industries 2013-2015

Drake Industries was recognized with an outstanding supplier award from NOV Dynamic Drilling Solutions in April 2015.

Drake has been supplying NOV with durable marking & labeling products since 2006.

The Oil & Gas industry is particularly punishing on labels, tags, overlays, and plates.  Tags and plates manufactured with stainless steel or photosensitive anodized aluminum are an excellent choice for demanding environments.

Digitally Printed Graphic Overlay for Aluminum Door,  assembled at Drake

Digitally Printed Graphic Overlay for Aluminum Door, assembled at Drake

When colorful branding or instructional labels and graphic overlays are required, digitally printed polycarbonate and/ or vinyl labels and decals can withstand the harsh conditions found in oil & gas fields.

Drake is a turnkey resource for your durable marking & labeling product needs. We have been supplying the Texas and US energy industry with labels, overlays, plates and tags for over 50 years.

quotes@drake.com   800.531.5073

Stainless Steel UL Plate

Stainless Steel UL Plate

 

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

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.

 

Variable Data and 2D Matrix Labels

March 24th, 2014 by
Barcode plate in Ceramic Coated Stainless Steel

Barcode plate in Ceramic Coated Stainless Steel

Barcode, serial labels, and 2D Matrix labels and stickers provide warranty, identification, and regulatory information.  Typical materials include aluminum, paper, polyester (Mylar®), and polycarbonate (Lexan®).  Stainless steel can also be used for variable data applications for the harshest of conditions.

Serial data and barcode labels are available on sheets, rolls, or idividually . Choose from many types of variable data barcode labels based on your needs: Two dimensional (or “2D”); “Linear” barcode (“1D”); Plessy; Codabar; etc. Data and barcode labels can be provided in small quantities.

Aluminum and Stainless steel tags and plates are particularly useful in harsh environments where items are exposed to harsh weather conditions, heavy use, and chemical exposure.  Paper, polycarbonate, and polyester labels are best used for indoor applications or mild outdoor exposure.

Contact Drake to discuss your serial/barcode label needs or to discuss which materials may be the best choice for your project.  800.531.5073 or Quotes@drake.com.

Alum Tag Teflon Bar code Rivet Drake Labels

Chemical and Weather Resistant Labels and Tags

February 10th, 2014 by

Drake’s durable labels, tags and graphic overlays are designed for heavy weather and harsh environments. Our labels are manufactured with several processes depending on the needs of your project.  The more well suited the label to the environment, the more cost effective the labeling solution is for you.

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

The inks, laminates, substrates and overlays that we use to produce your labels, tags and graphic overlays  are highly durable and are formulated to endure chemicals, oil, dirt, grime, outdoor weather elements, and underwater applications – in other words, harsh environments.

Stainless steel, aluminum, polyester, polycarbonate and phenolic are some of the substrates we use to produce durable labels, tags and overlays.

Drake’s durable weather and chemical resistant labels tags and overlays can be found in industries including aerospace/NASA, avionics, consumer electronics, government, industrial/manufacturing, military, oceanic/nautical and oil/gas.

Standard and rush production times on prototypes and low- and mid-volume orders are offered.  Please call to discuss the needs of your project.  800.531.5073 OR quotes@drake.com

Durable and Eye Catching Metalphoto® Tag

Durable and Eye Catching Metalphoto® Tag

 

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

 

RoHS :: UL :: CSA :: WEEE

January 6th, 2014 by

Drake Industries is your source for Regulatory Compliance labels.  Certificates of conformance are provided upon request.

Aluminum UL approved palte with pressure sensitive adhesive.

Aluminum UL approved palte with pressure sensitive adhesive.

Materials can vary but quality is always consistent. Consumer Electronics often require polyester or polycarbonate labels.  Heavy industry needs stainless steel, aluminum, or polycarbonate label/overlay/dataplate material.

Drake specializes in regulatory and compliance labels and marking solutions for a wide variety of industries including aerospace/NASA, avionics, computer/server, consumer electronics, government, military, medical, oil/gas, and scientific/oceanic applications. We offer standard and rush production times on prototypes as well as low- and mid-volume orders. Materials are RoHS and UL compliant.

Contact us today for a consultation regarding “building” your regulatory labels quotes@drake.com or 800.531.5073

Stainless Steel Dataplate with UL mark

Stainless Steel Dataplate with UL mark

 

Drake Durable Label Capabilities

December 31st, 2013 by

 

Stainless Steel Plates withstand harsh conditions in the oil and gas fields.

Stainless Steel Plates withstand harsh conditions in the oil and gas fields.

Metalphoto® is the process of choice used around the world for label and name plates that must stand up to harsh weather and exposure to chemicals. Metalphoto® products are most likely used outdoors in heavy industrial environments like oil & gas exploration.

Strong, corrosion resistant, and heat resistant stainless steel applications by Drake are designed and manufactured to withstand exposure to chemicals, fuels, grime, and extreme weather while maintaining functionality and legibility of information. Stainless steel applications are typically outdoors and used in heavy industry.

Anodized aluminum is well-suited for labels and name plates that are used in rugged environments. Drake anodized aluminum product marking solutions are designed to endure the effects of sunlight, high temperatures, cleaning solvents, salt, and abrasives. Drake anodized aluminum tags and labels are available in thickness from .003″ to .032″ and can be printed and die cut to customer design. Typically used outdoors.

Lexan®/polycarbonate material is known for its durability and professional appearance. Drake Lexan® applications are available in thicknesses of .005″ to .030″ and can be printed and die cut to customer design, including PMS color matching. Lexan®/polycarbonate material is typically used indoors for product marking and branding purposes.

Mylar®/polyester labels maintain a professional glossy or matte appearance in harsh environments including heat, sunlight, constant moisture/humidity, impacts and/or UV exposure. Mylar®/polyester labels are most commonly used for product marking applications on computers, consumer electronics. Mylar®/polyester labels are effective both indoors and outdoors.

Drake Industries has you covered whether your label needs to withstand harsh weather and exposure to chemicals or simple day to day use. We are a custom shop that specializes in low volume orders and prototypes.  Call us to discuss your project today 800.531.5073 or email us at quotes@drake.com.