Posts tagged engraved labels
Engraved Plastic Tags Are Not All The Same

If you search google for "engraved plastic tags" you'll come up with many different companies. Not all engraved plastic tags are the same, however. Here's what makes our plastic tags and labels different:

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Engraved Electric Cover Plates - Don't Pass Up That Job!

Don't pass up that next job just because it requires the electric cover plates to be engraved! We can help you and we'll make it easy. Just bring us the plates and a list of what you want on each one.

We normally engrave either stainless steel plates (pictured on right) or a plastic/nylon plate (pictured on the left). The processes used to mark these plates are different. I will give you a quick synopsis of how we mark them.

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Following the Houston Rockets!

As I was savoring the Rockets win in Game 7 against the Clippers, a thought came to me. The Rockets upgraded their team with key additions, among them Corey Brewer, Josh Smith, and Pablo Prigioni. None of them were here last year and now they all are making a significant impact and have helped take the Rockets to the Western Conference Championship Series. We have just done the same thing at our company, we have upgraded our "team" with another addition, and more are on the way!

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Marking Stainless with CO2 & Fibermark Lasers

When it comes to laser marking stainless steel, there are two great ways to do it. These two ways are similar at the start - they both require the use of a laser and they make a permanent mark on the metal. However, beyond the start they travel different avenues to get to the finished product. For the sake of this blog I will refer to the two methods as CO2 and Fibermark.

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DuraBlack - The Newest Kid on the Block

DuraBlack is a relatively new product that outperforms laser markable black anodized aluminum and acrylic labels and due to its ease of processing is a lower cost solution for permanent marking. DuraBlack was developed by the maker of Metalphoto. It was engineered to withstand harsh industrial and military operating environments without the extra step of applying a protective topcoat (which is required for Metalphoto) making it more cost effective. It works well for assest management, permanent instructions or identification. DuraBlack is imaged with a marking laser to produce a durable, high-resolution barcode, QR code, or human-readable image.

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Forward or Reverse - Plastic Works

Ever heard the term "reverse engraved" plastic tags and really didn't know what it meant? Well I've learned that there at least two ways to skin the proverbial cat. When someone mentions "laser engraved plastic tags" I get a picture like the red one in my mind. This is a front engraved plastic tag. It has a white core and a red surface, and we use a laser to etch away the red surface exposing the white core. Note in this picture that the text appears sunk - it is.

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