Hook & Loop Fasteners

  We’ve all seen and used VELCRO® —  the trademarked name of hook-and-loop fasteners, touch fasteners or hook-and-pile fasteners. You probably know how they work. Two strips of fabric, usually made of nylon. One strip has hooked threads and the other has a course surface of loops. When pressed together, they create a strong but…

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Dead Front and Backlit Overlays

At Marking Systems, custom overlay manufacturing is one of the main parts of our business. They’re the most recognizable component on your product and give it the “look.” They’re your first impression! And you know what people say about first impressions. That’s why overlays are so important. But that’s not the only reason. Sure, they’re…

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Metallic nameplates: More than just a pretty face

Metallic nameplates aren’t just an eye-catching statement, they are a durable product that stands the test of time. At MSI, we have developed and perfected a production method that enhances our polycarbonate overlays with a beautiful metallic look. Nameplates are often the most recognizable component of a product. It is crucial to not only display…

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UL Labels

What you need to know about UL labels UL Labels, or Underwriters’ Laboratories labels, are used to display safety-related information on products. This can vary from warnings, electrical ratings and installation instructions to any number of other important pieces of information to be displayed to the consumer. At MSI, we have been working with UL…

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Labels (Adhesives) for Powder Coat Paint

Love the look of powder coats instead of traditional wet paint on your products? Many people do. It looks sharp! Why do OEMs choose powder coating over traditional wet paint? Here are a few key differences: Powder coats are durable, resist chipping or wear and tear, and can stand up to the elements. While traditional…

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Label Lamination

  Let’s talk lamination! It’s a big part of our business here at Marking Systems, and an important service for our customers. As we’re fond of saying, your product’s label is your first impression. And you know the old adage about first impressions — you never get a second chance to make one. If your…

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All About Polycarbonates

Everything you need to know about Polycarbonate Polycarbonate, also known as Lexan, is an excellent material to enhance the look of any product. No other product label offers as many finishes or thicknesses. It is widely stocked (fast deliveries), easy to process (lower cost), and aesthetically pleasing. Types of Polycarbonate Product Labels Standard Graphic Films:…

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Next Generation Labels

3DOMES: Experience the Freedom of 3D Doming Marking Systems Inc. has provided our customers with unparalleled product label printing services to meet all of their labeling needs for over 40 years. Specializing in fabricating high-quality industrial labels and marks, MSI invites you to join a new exciting development: 3Domes. The Future of Badging, Today 3Domes…

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How to Cut Thick Lenses

MSI’s new 400-watt laser is perfect for cutting polycarbonate/polyester lenses up to .25 thick. The product label materials that this laser can cut cleanly and efficiently include: .25 thick Polycarbonate .125 thick Stainless Steel .090 thick Aluminum .25 thick Mild Metal 1″ Thick Plastics Our new Coherent laser features 100% automated camera registration for a…

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Understanding UL Burn Testing

At Marking Systems, the safety of our products is a top concern. Our materials for labels and overlays are rigorously tested so we know they’ll stand up to a variety of temperatures and conditions. One of the most crucial tests out there is the test for flammability. Our materials must pass the UL 94 test…

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