Does the specification for your UL labels call out Mylar as a material? If it does, there a good chance it’s been around a while. As many UL label specifications have worked their way across my desk, one theme that keeps resurfacing is the reference to Mylar® as a face stock. Of course plenty of […]
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The UL Database Test: Are Your Labels In Compliance?
UL labels need to be provided by an authorized provider. But did you also know that there is more than one type of UL authorization…and that there really is no cross over between the different types? Yikes! Understandably these different types can lead to all sorts of compliance issues1. Well, thankfully UL offers a database tool […]
Three Quick Facts: UL 969 Labels
Want some UL knowledge, but don’t want to deal with my lengthy rantings? Boom…you’re welcome. There is an blog post over at Coastlabel.com that briefly touches on UL 969. It’s short, but oh so sweet. UL labels can get complicated1, but sometimes knowing a few key details can make a difference. This may not be the […]
A Tale of Two Thermals
Direct thermal and thermal transfer both use heat for imaging, but only one is approved for UL 969 labels. Do you know the difference? Admittedly because they sound similar, they can be easily confused. But each process requires very different materials–there is no one material fits all approach. In addition, permanency of the image varies wildly between the […]
UL Recognized Core Labels
“Make sure you have your core labels,” says pretty much every UL Inspector ever. One of the biggest reasons UL 969 labels are rejected by a UL Inspector is the lack of core labels. But what exactly are core labels, and why are they so important? Let’s start with the why. Let me walk you through this this […]