A long time ago I saw a labeling system that I really liked. It was a
semi-hard plastic tape, with adhesive backing. You would use a special
device to emboss (?) letters into it, applying pressure. You would
emboss one letter, then another etc. The tape was extremely sticky and
could stick to almost anything. Because no paint/dye was used, it
could survive very harsh environments.
Any idea where I could find something like this, thanks.
As others have pointed out, Dymo is the biggest manufacturer of this
kind of labeling system. Rotex used to compete with them; no idea
whether they're around anymore.
1) This is not a good choice if you plan/need to do a lot of labeling
at one sitting. It takes a bit of pressure to make the letters well,
and fatigue will become a factor more quickly than you may think.
2) The labels do well in some harsh environments, but extreme heat
isn't one of them. The first time you really heat up one of these
labels--like on the package shelf in your car in July, or something--the
characters will fade.
Bo Williams - email@example.com
Check to see if they made "table model" embossers you can find used.
They've gone mostly to printed laminated tape systems.
I know they used to make stainless steel and aluminum foil tapes,
both with and without adhesive. You would emboss it, apply it, and
for the ultimate in permanence drill a hole and screw or rivet it in
place. Won't take direct abuse too well, but heat is not a problem.
Let me go look... Ahh yes, here they are:
The #1011 embosser is $250 MSRP (Yikes!) but it has a built in hole
punch die for the screw/rivet.
--<< Bruce >>--
Bruce L. Bergman, Woodland Hills (Los Angeles) CA - Desktop
Electrician for Westend Electric - CA726700
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