GSM Graphic Arts have manufactured durable labels for over 40 years at our factory in North Yorkshire, where we continue to be proud of our UK manufactured labels.
Durable labels come with varying specifications as a label durable enough for marine use may not be an effective solution as a durable label that has tamperproof properties.
Heavy Duty Durable Labels
Durable labels for most industries need to be heavy duty. These labels can be manufactured using an anodising process . Anodised aluminium labels offer durability because the process of anodising ensures that the ink is sealed beneath the anodic layer creating a scratch resistant and heavy duty durable label. Whilst keeping its durability anodised labels made from aluminium can also be digitally printed so they can feature variable information and/or a barcode for identification or logistical purposes.
Industrial Strength Durable Labels
Some durable labels are required to have industrial strength. To achieve this, our team at GSM Graphic Arts may recommend a stainless steel nameplate. GSM Graphic Arts use 304 stainless steel and 316 stainless steel dependent upon the specification and application. Manufacturing stainless steel durable labels is the process of chemically etching the surface of the detail required on the label, this can then be infilled with paint so colour may be used. This tried and tested method that label manufacturers have used for decades offers an industrial strength durable label that can be used in oil and gas and even marine environments.
Plastic Durable Labels
On some occasions durable labels need not withstand extreme conditions but offer durability to protect a company’s product by offering a durable label that cannot be tampered with to change key details that are specific to that individual product. Plastic is an option as a material for these products as it can be digitally printed to house the variable information for each product. The plastic is under-surface printed so that the detail printed is protected by the material and therefore cannot be edited resulting in a perfect durable label.
Contact GSM Graphic Arts
For more information and advice about durable labels, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team at GSM. You can call us on 01845 522 184 or email email@example.com. We look forwards to hearing from you.