Type L. Type R. What do they mean? The two types distinguish what approval path you need to follow for labels containing the UL mark. So they are important. But what the heck do those names actually mean? Well, in the end it all comes down to money. Specifically how UL wants to charge you for their […]
The shape of a Tetris piece. Also a category of Follow-Up Service.
New Enhanced Mark? Check. New approval process? Also check…typical UL. As UL has started to push out it’s new Enhanced Mark, I’ve started to see more questions and confusion in the marketplace about how to actually get the new artwork approved. Mainly the problems are with the companies who are starting to use the new system. […]
I’ve heard it a lot from prospective customers: “My last label didn’t stick…it just peeled off” or “We can’t read our old label–it just didn’t hold up.” Why is this? In a lot of cases, it was because the correct material wasn’t used. There are many instances where a label company funnels a project towards their […]
When it comes to printing custom UL certification Marks (aka the UL logo), there are two types of Follow-Up Service (FUS): Type R and Type L. Which “type” a label falls into, varies by product category and depends on what level of control UL wants over the printing process. If you are unsure of which […]
Here are some helpful tips I’ve compiled over the years working with companies to produce their Underwriter’s Laboratories labels: (1) Do sweat the details: There’s a lot of details and jargon–but they are important. For example, did you know the difference between PGJI2 and PGJI8 compliant labels is literally a country (USA versus Canada in this case)? […]