Craftmark Polyester Barcode Labels


  • Subsurface printing protects against extreme solvents, caustics, acids and mild abrasion while eliminating need for a laminate
  • Digital printing process ensures bar code readability as well as crisp, clean company logos
  • Custom colors available at no additional charge
  • Durable .003" thick polyester material easily conforms to uneven or radius surface
  • .0035" thick, pressure-sensitive adhesive for low-surface energy materials

Our CRAFTMARK Polyester Barcode Labels are printed using our thickest polyester and a .0035” thick adhesive.

These labels can outperform any standard polyester label – and with an unlimited color palette they will look better doing it. Subsurface printing combined with our thickest polyester protects the logos, copy and barcode against extreme solvents, caustics, acids and moderate abrasion. This unique process eliminates the need for a laminate thereby eliminating the additional cost for the laminate as well as the possibility of delamination. The .0035” thick adhesive provides excellent adhesion to uneven, rough or slightly oily surfaces.

Four-color processing allows you to promote your company with a label that sports a company name or logo. Metalcraft’s digital printing process ensures even the most detailed logo will look crisp and clean.

Metalcraft’s 48-hour DASH Label Program

Need a quicker turnaround time for your labels? Metalcraft’s 48-house DASH Label Program provides a flat-fee rush service that offers a wide variety of polyester and polymer products to fill any application need. Customize any labels with a variety of options and sizes including styles, logos, or text. Once the order is placed, we will have your labels dashed into your hands within 48-hours, guaranteed.

  • D ata – provide us with your serialized information or data for inclusion at no extra cost.
  • A ssortment – choose from a wide variety of label options
  • S tyle – barcodes, logos, multi-color designs and human readable texts are welcome, customize your tag as you like
  • H ustle – our team will get your order out the door in 48-hours, guaranteed*

*Some restrictions do apply, talk to a Metalcraft representative for details

Potential Applications For Craftmark Barcode Labels

Asset Tracking the barcode and human readable ID number on “CRAFTMARK” Polyester Barcode Labels can be used to track information about the asset the label is adhered to, i.e., laptops, furniture, containers, pallets, equipment and more.

For more information, check out our case study, Diagnosis: Effective Asset Tracking.

OEM Product Identification the barcode and/or product identification number on “CRAFTMARK” Polyester Barcode Labels can be used for tracking purposes such as warranty and service information and typically contain one or more of the following: model number, serial number, or part number. Customers use the identification plate on products they produce and sell.

UID/IUID “CRAFTMARK” Polyester Barcode Labels are compliant with the UID/IUID (Unique Item Identification mandate with the Department of Defense (DoD).

Work-in-Process the barcode and/or identification number on “CRAFTMARK” Polyester Barcode Labels can identify a “batch” OR “lot” of product or just simply identify each product as it travels through the production process.


Specifications Data
Material .003" thick white or silver polyester
Bar Code & Serialization Serialized/unserialized numbers and bar code with human readable numbers
Label Copy The label copy may include block type, stylized type, logos or other designs
Colors Standard colors include black, red, yellow, green, orange, purple, dark blue or blue. Custom spot colors are also available at no additional charge. Due to contrast needed for the bar code scanner, all bar codes are black.
Standard Adhesive .0035" adhesive with excellent durability, particularly suited for a wide range of polyolefin and other low-surface energy materials (powderpaints, etc.)
Sizes 2" x 1"; 2" x .625"; 1.25" x .5"; 1.5" x .75"; 2" x .75"; 1.75" x .5"
Packaging Produced and shipped in roll form. Strip form is optional. Cleaning solution is provided to assist in applying to a clean surface. Cartons are clearly marked to indicate serial numbers of labels.
Shipment 11 business days
Destructive Test Data
Chemical Test Summary
Labels were applied to a clean glass substrate and submerged in the following chemicals for 6 hours. A 180 degree peel test was performed on each label to measure peel strength and a percentage peel strength change was calculated based on a sample left in standard room temperature dry conditions.
Chemical Test Data
Chemical Resistance of Adhesive
Water Glass Cleaner Bathroom Cleaner Isopropyl Alcohol Acetone NaOH pH 12 HN03 pH 12 HCI pH 12 Brake fluid Diesel fuel
Peel strength (control) 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1
BC grade loss after chemical exposure none none none none none none none none none none
Temperature Test Summary
Labels were applied to a clean glass substrate and heated to the temperatures listed below for 1 hour. Peel tests were performed to compare change in adhesive strength and bar codes were graded before and after testing to measure image degradation severity.
Temperature Test Data
Adhesive Strength Change after Heat Exposure
104°F/40°C 212°F/100°C 302°F/150°C 392°F/200C
Peel Strength (control) 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1
Actual Peel Strength (lb/in) 8.1 8.1 8.2 3.4
Read Range Test Data
Barcode Readability Test Data
Bar code grade loss after heat exposure
104° F/40° C for 1 hour 212° F/100° C for 1 hour 302° F/150° C for 1 hour 392° F/200° C
0 2 2 no read
Abrasion Test Summary
Labels survived more than 6,000 revolutions on Taber Abrader using Calibrase H18 wheel with 1000g weight and remained readable with a bar code reader.
Abrasion Test Data
Label Adhesion Test Data
Pull Test Data

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