Spotlight On: Washroom & Service Industry
At GSM Graphic Arts, we manufacture a wide range of specialist labels and badges for a vast range of industries. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at one of the industries we cater to: the washroom and service industry.
The products that we create for this industry include the likes of digitally printed metal labels and manufactured nameplates for hand dryers, domed badges suitable for vending machines and aluminium door plates with anti-bacteria lacquer for added protection. In an industry where hygiene is paramount, it’s incredibly important to ensure that the badges and labels are suitable for this kind of environment.
Aluminium labels are used for a number of purposes within many sectors, including the washroom and service industry. From serial number rating plates to durable barcode labels and logo badges, aluminium labels are versatile and enable you to have text and imagery printed onto a label that will be long-lasting due to the durable material.
These labels are very resistant to general wear and tear and have hardiness in a variety of weather conditions, making them an excellent choice for any outdoor assets, such as vending machines.
In a washroom environment, hygiene is incredibly important, especially in recent times since Covid-19. These labels are given either a coated material or an antimicrobial varnish that prevents micro-organisms developing on the surface of the protected labels.
For anywhere that requires anti-bacteria protection, these antimicrobial labels are the ideal solution. On the side of a hand dryer, for instance, where people will frequently be putting their hands and touching the machine, these labels can help to prevent the spread of germs from person to person.
At GSM, we can offer you serial number plates, control panels and safety signs. These equipment nameplates are UV stable for a minimum of five years, so they do not fade, which enables them to be clearly displayed in windows, and they will not discolour when used outside.
We use high definition digital printing suitable for all nameplates, and we can produce them with an anodising process which seals the anodic dye within the surface of the aluminium, providing a hard-wearing, scuff-resistance surface. Etched stainless steel nameplates is also a durable option for harsher environments.
Plastic labels are ideal for the washroom and service industry as these labels are a cost-effective way to ensure you can label your facilities. We have the latest equipment to ensure that we can manufacture any plastic label in bulk to meet your requirements. Whether it’s weatherproof labels or solvent and chemical resistant labels, our plastic labels can be tailored to your exact needs.
We can even couple your label with an adhesive, creating a self-adhesive label that will attach powerfully and effectively to a wide range of materials. Plastic labels offer protection to your finished product, while also giving your product an enhanced, professional look.
When you need rugged barcodes for your products, GSM can provide you with anodised aluminium barcodes that are digitally printed in our anodising plant. The barcodes are then sealed with an anodic layer to protect the printed barcode. This makes them incredibly durable and ready for a wide range of applications.
Alternatively, we can also manufacture them from stainless steel that has been laser marked, which uses a laser beam to provide the precise barcodes and detail. We can also fully etch through the barcode on stainless steel, which can survive extremely hot temperatures such as ovens and furnaces.
Metallic Finish Polyester Labels
For a little extra dimension to those product labels, we can also provide you with a metallic finish in the form of polyester labels to create a clean and professional look.
We use a metallised polyester substrate to provide a cost-effective metallic finish to the label. For a more robust finish, printed chrome and metallic inks can be used under the surface. We can produce a range of thicknesses to suit your requirements.
These labels can be used for embossed switch areas and clear window areas for LED and LCD displays, making them the perfect choice for the likes of vending machines. At GSM, we can manufacture them in a custom shape and size to fit your product perfectly.
At GSM Graphic Arts, we have extensive experience producing labels and badges for the washroom and service industry. Whether you’re looking for logo badges or specialist labels, our team can manufacture the perfect solution for your specific needs. Contact us today to find out more.
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