Durable labels
Durable labels

Durable Labels

Industrial Strength Durable Labels

We are leading manufacturers of durable, heavy duty and industrial strength labels.

Whether the focus is on physical resilience or being tamperproof, we offer a range of plastic and metal solutions built for the most challenging of environments, bespoke to your exact specification and application.

With leading manufacturing processes and over 45 years’ experience working with all industry sectors, trust our team with your next project.

  • Plastic & metal options offered
  • Fixing holes or adhesive
  • Silk-screen or digital printing available
  • Durable & hard-wearing
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All of our products are manufactured in-house to the highest quality standards, ensuring a robust, long-lasting, heavy duty label solution.

Tell us a little more about your requirements using the form below — size, quantity, colours and, of course, application. If you’re unsure of a few details, our team of product experts are on hand to advise.


    A label that’s ‘durable’ can come with varying specifications depending on the context and intended environment. Something durable enough for extreme weather conditions use may not be an effective solution as a label that needs to have tamper proof properties.

    Sheer physical resilience in the form of a heavy-duty or industrial strength label may be required for applications in oil and gas, marine, construction, transport, environmental and catering. Some sectors, like warehousing and logistics, medical and electronics may require a tamper-resistant, robust plastic solution.

    Whatever the intended application, we have developed a leading range of materials, processes and technologies to offer our customers bespoke, high-performance products.

    Anodised Aluminium: A Heavy Duty Solution Able to House Additional Details

    Many industrial environments can call for the use of anodised aluminium. The anodising process ensures that any inks are permanently sealed beneath the anodic layer, creating a scratch resistant, highly resilient and heavy duty solution.

    Labels made from aluminium can also be digitally printed underneath the surface before the layer is sealed, which means they can feature variable information and a barcode — ideal for identification, asset management or logistical purposes.

    These specialist anodising processes are carried out in-house, with shapes, sizes, quantities and colours of your labels all able to be customised to suit your requirements.

    Etched Stainless Steel: An Industrial Strength Solution Suited to Harsh Outdoor Environments

    For uses requiring optimal physical resilience, we may recommend a stainless steel label. Depending on the specification and application, 304 stainless steel or 316 stainless steel may be appropriate; 316 provides heightened corrosion resistance due to the presence of a small amount of molybdenum.

    Detail on the surface of the label stainless steel durable is imparted using a chemical etching process. If colour is desired, then this can be infilled with paint. The result is an industrial strength solution that’s suited to surviving persistently in the extreme outdoor environments, for example oil and gas and marine applications.

    Like anodised aluminium, these products can provide high resistance to salt water and chemicals. They can also be manufactured with UV resistant inks, tested to ANSI specifications for optimum colour stability.

    Plastic Labels: For a Tamper Resistant Solution

    On some occasions a label or nameplate is not necessarily required to withstand extreme conditions, but offer durability to protect a company’s product. This may be a solution that is resistant to tempering, perhaps protecting key details specific to an individual product.

    Here, plastic is a functional, cost-effective option. It can be digitally printed to house the variable information for each product. These details and designs are under-surface printed so that the information cannot be edited. Under surface printing on plastic also provides an extremely durable finish as the ink is protected by the material and so will not scratch or wear with regular handling.

    Start Your Project Today

    Whether you know precisely what you’re after or you’d like some insight and assistance on choosing the right solution, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of product experts.

    With an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service, we’re proud to boast almost five decades’ experience manufacturing durable, industrial strength labels.

    Fill in our request a quote form, phone 01845 522 184 or send us an email at webenquiry@gsmgraphicarts.com to get started with your request. You can also request our brochure and sample pack for more information about the products available.

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