Real answers on safety labeling

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We can help with your labeling questions. The world of safety labeling can be confusing, which is why we created this website to answer the fundamentals. Please take a look around, and always feel free to contact us if you have any questions of your own!

We can help you with:

  • OSHA and ANSI labeling
  • NFPA RTK labeling
  • General safety labeling
  • Understanding labeling supplies
  • Choosing the right labeling supplies
  • Saving more money on labeling supplies
  • Avoiding the wrong labeling supplies
  • And much more!


In your facility there may be miles of pipes, duct work, wires and cables that require marking and identification. Numerous electrical panels, equipment and devices may need arc flash labels. Chemical hazards may need RTK labels. HVAC systems may need equipment labeling, maintenance labeling, duct work marking and pipe marking. Once your facility is properly labeled, you will want those labels to last for as long as possible, which is why you want to choose quality, long lasting labeling products the first time.

When it comes to safety labeling, the most commonly used material is vinyl because vinyl combines long life with durability. Vinyl labels with the right combination of properly formulated vinyl and thermal transfer ribbon can last for years, even in harsh industrial evironments.

Quality vinyl labeling is UV, scratch and chemical resistant. Choosing the wrong vinyl can lead to waste. When poor quality labels fail, the need to re-create and replace the labels comes sooner than should be necessary. An essential key to cutting costs and maximizing savings on industrial labeling is to buy quality vinyl that will be long lasting in tough industrial environments.

Vinyl comes in different qualities and thickness. Some vinyl labels are too thin and can tear too easily. Properly formulated thicker vinyl can last longer and resist damage better than thinner vinyl. Thicker vinyl generally has greater UV resistance because UV radiation must penetrate through a thicker layer before affecting the adhesive backing.

If you want to be sure that your labels will print clearly, adhere properly and last a long time, you will want to do it right the first time and buy quality products from a good supplier.