Subsurface Printed Labels
For many challenging applications, subsurface labels are the perfect way to ensure that crucial graphics and writing will last the life of the product to which they're attached. Subsurface printed labels are printed below the surface, providing additional protection for your design from abrasion, dirt, oils, and other elements.
Subsurface label printing is a unique and challenging process, and not every label manufacturer can produce this type of label. Grand Rapids Label can provide durable, high-quality subsurface labels that will remain vibrant and readable in even the most extreme working environments.
"Reverse Printed" Custom Subsurface Printed Labels
Subsurface printed labels are frequently used in harsh environments, particularly those where the label is exposed to extreme temperatures, water, and chemicals. To maintain the quality and aesthetics of the printed design, labels in these conditions need superior durability and longevity.
For subsurface label printing, the traditional label printing process is essentially reversed. Starting with clear label stock, all graphics and lettering are printed in reverse underneath the label, instead of on top. In this way, the label material itself protects the printed information against:
- Other hazards
Applications for Durable Subsurface Printed Labels
A typical example of a subsurface label is the instructional decal on the inside of the lid of a washing machine. Because the label contains important information about the machine's proper and safe operation, all writing and images must remain readable throughout the life of the machine.
With subsurface printing, the information is protected by the waterproof label material and adhesive—it is essentially sandwiched between the underside of the label and the lid of the washer.
Clear or tinted windows can be manufactured, allowing users to add their own printing via thermal printer or other means. Windows are precision die-cut through both the label liner and the adhesive, leaving an exposed area where additional information can be added.
Durable, commercial printing labels are also often used for product identification applications or warning labels. They can be found in:
- Automotive underhood
- Household and garden equipment
- Major appliances
- Industrial equipment
- Consumer packaging
Subsurface Labels Customized to Your Unique Application
All of our subsurface printed labels are made to meet customer specifications. We can work with your completed and fully spec'd design files, or collaborate with your team to develop an all-new subsurface label solution that delivers the information and durability you need.
With an art department, adhesive lab, die cutting, and complete conversion capabilities all available in-house, Grand Rapids Label has the sophistication to print and construct custom subsurface labels that match your design and performance requirements.
Contact Us for Durable Commercial Printing Labels & More
For your most demanding applications, we manufacture high-quality subsurface printed labels that maintain their printed design, no matter what conditions are thrown at them. You can feel confident that our labels are durable and long-lasting to meet all of your needs.
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