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 and consumer electronics. Mylar®/Polyester Labels, Decals and Tags from Drake are designed to maintain their appearance, legibility and functionality of information through a variety of conditions. Drake Mylar®/Polyester applications are available in thicknesses of .002″ to .080″ and can be printed and cut to customer design, including PMS color matching*. Variable Data such as serial and barcode information is easily supported, as are “Write On Surface” options.
Use these general guidelines below to achieve the desired visual effect and durability for your label.
|Physical Properties for Mylar®/Polyester Decals, Labels & Tags|
|Suitable for Compound Curved Surfaces||Yes|
|Suitable for Curved Surfaces||No|
|High Temperature Resistance||Yes|
|UV Resistance**||Yes, with Additional Overlay|
|Chemical and Solvent Resistance||Good|
|Production information for Mylar®/Polyester Decals, Labels & Tags|
|Available thickness||.002″ & .080″|
|Manufacturing Processes||Hotstamp/Thermal Transfer, Silk Screen, Digital
Cut to Customer Design
|Printing Colors||Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, White, Blue, Brown, Black
(CMYK) and PMS color matching available*
|Interior Cutout Size and Shape||Any|
|Clear Windows Size and Shape||Any|
|Write On Surface||Yes, Hotstamp/Thermal Transfer|
|Barcode, Serial & Variable Data||Yes|
|Size||Up to 24″x 24″|
|Available Packaged Individually|
Proper adhesive should be chosen based on the specific application.
**UV coatings are also available in addition to using UV ink. Drake recommends considering the life of your product when choosing polyester. Lexan® is a good alternative when longevity is required.