Media for weather and oil proof labels

rowan.bradley

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I need to print some labels for some machines. Some of them will live outdoors, so the labels need to be UV resistant. All of them may be contaminated by oil, or may get wet, and they will tend to have a hard life. It seems that the most likely material for these would be some kind of ink-jet printable white plastic self adhesive film, and some kind of transparent glossy self adhesive film that could be a[plied over the top once the label has been printed and dried, to protect the surface. Does anyone may media like this? Or can anyone recommend a make of matt white ink-jet printable self adhesive film, and a separate type of transparent self adhesive overlay that will work in this situation?

Thank you - Rowan
 

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I need to print some labels for some machines.
The type of label your looking for won’t work with a inkjet printer, you need vinyl labels printed with silkscreen inks, you may find vinyl labels suitable for an inkjet printer, but it won’t last more than a week or two..
 

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What will happen to it in a week or two? Will the ink fade due to UV or for other reasons? Will it be removed by moisture or oil or rubbing? Or what?

Thank you - Rowan
 
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