Label Materials & Adhesives Blog

How To Determine Correct Material

By Admin User / November 18, 2020

HOW TO DETERMINE THE CORRECT DURABLE LABEL MATERIAL TO USE FOR YOUR APPLICATION There are basically two types of durable product labels: Sub-surface printed polycarbonate overlays and nameplates Top printed polyester or vinyl information labels Specialty Laminates Markwrite Polyester: Used with dry-erase markers. Finish- clear gloss .001 Thickness Egrip Elastomer: Anti-skid silicone elastomer designed to prevent…

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Bubble Free Labels

By Admin User / November 18, 2020

Ever had problems applying a product label and getting bubbles? Have you ever applied a product label nice and smoothly only to come back a day later and see bubbles from outgassing? 3M has developed a line of performance product label materials with unique micro-channels throughout the structured adhesive. Air flows freely between the adhesive…

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New 3M Label Materials

By Admin User / November 18, 2020

Are you tired of designing your own product labels and nameplates? Are they not having the impact you’d like? If so, it’s worth a conversation with Marking Systems Inc.! What if there was a product label company that has new and exciting materials and printing techniques? Wouldn’t it be great if this label company had…

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Label Adhesives for your Production Line

By Admin User / November 18, 2020

Ever had trouble with product labels or overlays falling off because the production line workers didn’t have enough time to properly clean the surface? “Use a mixture of 50% isopropyl alcohol and 50% water, wipe entire application surface clean of any … ” yada yada yada! Sounds great, but sometimes in this day and age…

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Digital Dead Front Overlays

By Admin User / November 18, 2020

Did you know Marking Systems can use digital printing and screen printing to create a stunning dead front overlay product label? Our customer, Erchonia, came to Marking Systems with the idea of doing their full-color digital logo on a dead front overlay. MSI’s R&D Director, Razvan Datcu, worked closely with Erchonia’s engineers to create a…

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Updating or Replacing an Old Metal Nameplate

By Admin User / November 18, 2020

This month’s featured rapid prototype is a .25″ thick acrylic nameplate. Our customer was in a major bind. They had been using a .144″ thick etched and filled metal nameplates that are no longer available from the manufacturer. Marking Systems was able to come up with four cost-effective alternatives and deliver the nameplates in under…

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Preventing Light Leaks on Backlit Overlay

By Admin User / November 18, 2020

Scope of the project: Our customer was looking for a backlit nameplate with a brushed metallic look and finish. As we worked on the project, light leakage became an issue that needed to be overcome. This month’s rapid prototype solves a light leakage problem for backlit nameplates and overlays. The nameplate is backlit and, as…

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An Interesting Way to Use Polydome Labels

By Admin User / November 18, 2020

Scope of the Project: Our customer had 10,000 EPIRB (Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon) units that were made without blue rubber grips…

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On a Bright, Sunny Day in the Alamo City

By Admin User / November 18, 2020

Marking Systems and Marking Systems Die Cut teamed up with Frozen Beverage Dispensers (FBD) for an afternoon Lunch & Learn at their beautiful facility in San Antonio. They ate. We talked…

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MSI Welcomes You to Our Home

By Admin User / November 18, 2020

Marking Systems invites you on a tour as we guide you through Episode 1 of our 6 part tour series, “Welcome to Our Home”. In this episode, our owner, Greg Van Beber, gives you an exclusive look at the foundation of our home, our Art and Screen Making Departments!

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