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Fun fact: Was supposed to be UL 968, but the 13-year old son of UL’s CEO thought 969 would be funnier.

A Tale of Two Thermals

Direct Thermal Labels

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 […]

7 Quick Tips for UL Labels

Labels on conveyor

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)? […]