When you need to protect the labels of your products or other items from the weather, there is more than one option. The weatherproof label can withstand differing temperatures and seasons, allowing your laser or inkjet labels to be as readable as the day they were applied.
Also known as laser weatherproof polyester, this product offers consistency of ink application. A laser printer applies ink to medium by burning it or fusing it onto the label itself. The laser method of printing offers a higher degree of weather and waterproofing, simply because of the way the ink is transferred onto the medium.
Inkjet Weatherproof Vinyl
This type of material allows for the printing of weatherproof labels with an inkjet printer. Because the material is waterproof, the ink from the inkjet printer will not run. Instead, it will encapsulate into a top coating that is already on the paper. This top coating has been specially formulated to ensure that the ink doesn’t smear if it should become accidentally soaked in water or touched by a wet hand.
Under the general definition of polyester or vinyl label are a few different sub-types. Clear label sheets made of transparent polyester is incredibly water resistant as well as being very durable in terms of tears and scratches. Those wanting a ‘no label’ look would do well to consider this transparent product.
Silver polyester feature a brushed silver finish and a permanent adhesive. Asset tagging is but one of many uses for the silver polyester weatherproof label, which is very difficult to tear and can withstand a wide range of temperatures.
The clear matte variety of weatherproof label is actually translucent, blending well into most surfaces. This is what gives it its professional look. This translucent label is made from polyester material that’s been slightly frosted.
Where Can Weatherproof Labels Be Used?
Weatherproof labels can do much good, and in many space. In the bathroom, a weatherproof label can ensure that all label information can be read even in the container has been dropped in the sink or receives constant humidity as the result of hot showers.
Labels placed on products that sit outdoors will certainly be exposed to all kinds of weather, especially if left outdoors in all seasons. The weatherproof label can protect information from rain, snow, sun and wind.
Food products and sauces represent yet another great use for the waterproof label, because they can withstand condensation which forms after removal from a refrigerator, exposure to heat in the form of sunlight or fire roasting of food, or unexpected inclement weather.
Beverage bottles such as those on wine need to be weatherproof due to the fact that they are often chilled, which, like food products and sauces can result in the creation of condensation once removed from low temperatures.
Benefits of Weatherproof Labels
The durability of both vinyl and polyester make weatherproof labels incredibly useful. With labels made of these materials, there is no need to spray your labels with dangerous waterproofing chemicals. There is also no need to worry about rips or tears, as both materials are incredibly durable.
Any logo or other company information printed onto weatherproof labels remains legible over long periods of time. This can benefit your bottom line, as a label that lasts means that a customer can quickly and easily reorder your product when they need it. Finally, both materials fare well in several temperatures and temperature changes.
Most professional printers will be able to provide you with more information regarding weatherproof labels. However, it’s always a good idea to first conduct some research of your own to confirm you are making the correct choice for your application.