Choosing the right label for your tracking needs
Choosing the right label for your needs can be very challenging. If you do not test your label barcode, QR Code or Datamatrix readability, size, adhesive, label material and print durability, you may have a label that fails to serve its purpose or pay too much. The size of the label is determined by the choice of Barcode or Matrix Code. Datamatrix is the most compact and 5mm square holds 10 digits and can be read on a Smartphone. If you add text and a logo the most common size for asset tracking on furniture computers etc. is 40mm x 20mm with a 15mm x 15 mm QR or Datamatrix code.
To get the best results with all labels you choose follow this easy guide:
TEST ADHESION on your product to ensure the tack is sufficient for the labels purpose;
TEST PRINT SCUFF for durability and continued legibility;
TEST RUB each label with the cleaners and chemicals the label will be exposed to in its day to day use;
TEST SCAN the Barcode, QR Code or Matrix Code to ensure readability after exposure.
For Automotive, Security, Electronics & Asset Tracking in Extreme Environmental Conditions (Laser Cut)
Chosen where label integrity is paramount
DBA Endura Laser Labels (L0, L1, L2, L7, L8 & L9) are DBA Technology’s premium labels and feature high print contrast, Hi-
For Indoor/Outdoor Security Marking, Security Seals & Asset Tracking
Chosen where Tampering with the label must be visible
DBA Endura D and DBA Endura DI are extremely difficult to peel off objects, even when applied to low energy surfaces. When removal is attempted, the material fractures easily preventing re-
For Automotive, Electronic PCB’s & Components, Security Seals, Warranty & Asset Tracking
Chosen where Tampering with the label voids the product warranty
DBA Endura V has instant tamper-
Polyester Labels in White and Metallised Silver
For Electronics, Asset Tracking & Warehouse Shelving
Chosen for best price/performance is required
DBA Endura P1, P2 & SP products offer excellent printed image quality, dimensional stability, durability and heat/cold/moisture resistance and are designed to remain firmly affixed and clearly legible to the end of the product’s life. Ongoing research and development has led to innovations in the Poly range such as a recyclable, which uses a plastic film face made of the same material as the container. The advantage of this is that both component and label can be recycled in the same process, without removing the label first.
High Temp Labels
For Electronics, Appliance, Automotive & Asset Tracking
Chosen where the product undergoes thermal cycling during manufacture, like PCB soldering
DBA Endura Hi-
For Packaging, Shipping, Cold Storage & Retail
Chosen for short term use usually for retail use
DBA Endura E, SGE & DG (Dayglo) labels meet and exceed quality standards for visually pleasing general purpose labels for every day applications where quality may be sacrificed to meet a price point and durability is not too important.
Textile & RFID Labels
For Workwear, Linen, Scholar Clothing, Sportswear & Corporate Logos
Chosen where textiles need to be laundered, tracked and traced
DBA Endura Textile (T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6 & T7) and RFID labels enable laundries to process and track thousands of items of workwear, linen and other textiles on a daily basis. Our wide range of Textile labels are developed for intensive use and are designed to withstand multiple washings. A name label, company logo and barcode have to be as durable as the textile itself. DBA Technology provides high quality laundry labels and laundry labeling solutions to suit every requirement for professional and domestic use.
RFID Radio Frequency ID Labels
For Laundries, Textiles & Asset Tracking
Chosen where the label cannot be seen or in bulk track and tracing applications
RFID labels go beyond conventional labeling to add new dimensions to automatic tracking of multiple items simultaneously without sight of the label/tag. RFID is the only solution for tracking things in harsh and dirty environments or where a conventional label is easily damaged, like on dairy cattle ear tags. Our small and extremely thin RFID labels for Workwear and Linen tracking are easily attached to any textile using a standard heat sealing machine. They are extremely robust to withstand high temperature, industrial laundering and dry cleaning.
For Test Tubes, Vials, Microscope Slides & Syringes
Chosen for the most extreme environments where security and durability is paramount
DBA Endura D and DBA Endura DI are extremely difficult to peel off objects. DBA Endura V has instant tamper-
Full Metal & Metallised Acrylic Labels
Chosen where an adhesive label is unsuitable especially in food processing where very alkaline washes destroy conventional labels
These are usually laser marked and tied with wire or riveted onto equipment. Any laser marked size or flat shape is available up to 100mm x 100mm. Engraved labels/panels are available up to 300mm x 200mm.