When starting a labeling project, navigating the different materials and features can be a challenge. On top of the seemingly endless amount of options, widespread misunderstandings can also deter you … Continue Reading 5 Label Material Construction Myths Debunked
Background The Edwin S. George Reserve (ESGR) is a 1300 acre fenced preserve located in Livingston County, Michigan. Throughout the years, it has been the center of many long and … Continue Reading Customer Success Story: The Edwin S. George Reserve
Be a stickler when it comes to applying stickers! Common labels in the electrical utility industry are the adhesive-backed stickers used for number/letter identification marking and hazard warning safety signage … Continue Reading How to Apply a Label Correctly
In the 1980’s, a communication supervisor at Ontario Hydro (Hydro One) created a campaign featuring a cartoon bird named, “ZAP the Safety Bird”. Designed as a safety initiative aimed at … Continue Reading Should ZAP Retire? A History & Review of ZAP the Safety Bird
With the increased demand for asset information to be accessible (and validated) regularly, inventory tracking software and barcodes have become necessary for companies to keep up in today’s market. On … Continue Reading Electromark’s Guide to Using Barcodes
Correctly marking your fleet with your name and logo creates a positive image for your company’s overall brand. Whether it’s marking new fleet additions, adopting a logo change, or just … Continue Reading How Should I Mark My Fleet Vehicles?
If you have limited space or multiple hazards exist in a location, a multi-hazard label could be the right option for your application. Make sure you’re designing your labels for … Continue Reading How to Design a Good Multi-Hazard Transformer Label
Rooftop installations of photovoltaic co-generation systems owned by residential, commercial, and third-party customers are a trend that continues to grow significantly each year. This equipment is typically part of a … Continue Reading Shedding Light Upon Photovoltaic System Marking Requirements
Everything you need to know about retroreflection and its relation to reflectives
Electromark has been selling Metalphoto® into the electrical utility market space for over 15 years. Surprisingly, some confusion exists about what applications it suits, and where its’ unique features make … Continue Reading Where (and Why) You Should be Using Metalphoto®
In an earlier blog, I discussed the role of clear protective laminates in protecting your labels from outdoor exposure and chemicals. Electromark’s Duracryl™ has continuously proven to be the best … Continue Reading Electromark’s Newest Graphic Protection Laminate: Vandlshield UV®
How do I choose the right reflective material for my signs and labels? Retroreflective sheeting materials, more commonly referred to as just ‘reflectives’, are excellent and specialized materials for asset … Continue Reading Choosing the Right Reflective in 5 Minutes or Less
We’ve had a lot of experience fulfilling specs, advising how to write them and even authoring them ourselves. Over the years we have noticed a few things that make spec … Continue Reading 6 Ways to Simplify Specs for Signs, Tags and Labels
I’ve noticed that adhesion failures of labels using pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) to painted metal surfaces such as decorative street lamp posts or even some equipment cabinet panels is becoming … Continue Reading Why Aren’t My Labels Sticking to Some Painted Metal Surfaces?
When we speak about the durability of labels in a general way, that can mean a lot of things: long-lasting, tough, strong, adherent, or chemical, heat, abrasion, and wear resistant … Continue Reading What Characteristics are Important Towards the Durability of Your Labels?
We’re all familiar with shelf life as it relates to perishable food items. For many perishables such as milk, meats, or bagged salad greens; a smell test or other visual … Continue Reading How Long Can I Store Labels Before They Go Bad?