Red Hot: Handle with care
High temperature labels are also known as heat-proof or heat-resistant labels, stickers and tags.
If you work in an industry that requires High-Temperature Labels or Heat-Proof Tags, such as metal fabrication or steel manufacturing, then you know how important it is to have a reliable product. Exposing the wrong type of label to extreme heat could result in the destruction of the label and loss of key information. This could result in hidden costs of misidentifying high-value items.
Can you get High Temperature Labels?
Yes. At Expert Labels we have great relationships with many label manufacturers and can supply you with a product that matches your unique requirement and environment to perform over its lifetime.
Not all high-temperature labels are created equally, different label styles and materials perform better at different temperature ranges. How do you choose the right high-temperature label for your application? Read below to find out which labelling materials are available and where they perform best.
High-Temperature Label Materials
Identifying the perfect type of label for your application is of paramount importance. There are many types of high-temperature labels, made of a range of materials. Some can withstand up to 250 °C, ideal for labelling and tracking individual cookware in an industrial kitchen, but not so good for the production of metal, glass or ceramics, where temperatures regularly exceed 1000 °C.
With nearly 30 years of experience, we are able to identify your exact labelling needs and match your requirements with a perfect solution. Please see the table below for some examples of the high-temperature labels we supply:
|Material Type||Temperature Range||Details|
|Treated Polyester Labels||Up to 250 °C||
|Polyimide Adhesive Labels||Up to 350 °C||
|Aluminium Foil Base Adhesive with Inorganic Topcoat||Up to 600 °C||
|Ceramic-coated Polymer Film Adhesive Labels||Up to 1250 °C||
Are High-Temperature Labels Customizable?
If you’re looking for something more than just a barcode we can help you design and brand your high-temperature labels, with pre-printed logos and designs that batch numbers can be printed on to.
With more than 20 years of experience using label and tag design software, we’re able to help you optimise the design of your labels, minimise wasted label space and supply you with an elegant yet functional labelling solution.
How do I Print High-Temperature Labels?
Your labels are provided pre-printed, for ease of use, allowing you to start applying straight away.
Alternatively, you can use thermal transfer printers for your own in-house printing and operate with more autonomy.
This method uses heat to transfer ink from a ribbon onto the label material. The ink is specially formulated to withstand high temperatures, and the printer typically has a high-temperature print head to ensure the ink adheres to the label.
How do I Apply High-Temperature Labels?
Our plastic high-temperature labels made out of polyester and polyimide can be applied by hand from room temperature up to 250 °C or 350 °C, respectively.
Our metal- and ceramic-coated labels, however, need a special application method. You can see below, a metalworker using a ‘gun’ to apply heat-proof labels. Not only is this safer in hotter environments, as PPE doesn’t need to be removed to handle the labels, but the labels are also all applied uniformly and in the same manner, aiding precision.
We'll Help you Find the Perfect Match for your Unique Application.
These products are ideal for food, steel, glass and ceramic production. For any industry that works with extremely hot material that needs to be clearly and quickly identified.
No matter what the application, it is important that thermal-transfer ribbons (inks) are carefully matched to the label and tested on your application prior to purchase.
To help you make the right decision and choose the best value labels for your project, we’re able to provide companies (based in the UK) with samples for this purpose.
This will allow you to see how they perform when tested on your specific application, under your specific conditions. If your project is commercially sensitive, we’re happy to sign an NDA.