ID Advantage Polyester Barcode Labels


  • Polyester over laminate option ensures long-lasting performance
  • .001 thick pressure-sensitive adhesive bonds well to a wide variety of surfaces
  • Roll format standard
  • Digital printing process ensures bar code readability as well as crisp, clean company logos.

Gain the advantage for your asset tracking solution with Metalcraft’s ID Advantage Barcode Labels. Whether it’s unlimited color options, a thin profile, digital printing or yet another advantage, Metalcraft’s ID Advantage Barcode Labels is ideal for high volume tracking applications in a mild to moderate environment.

Adding the .001” thick clear polyester overlaminate to the product provides additional protection to the barcode and/or copy while our digital printing process and unlimited color options shows off even the most detailed logos, styles and artwork. Laser converting means no die costs for custom sizes.

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 ID Advantage Labels

Asset Tracking the barcode and human readable ID number on ID Advantage 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.

Work-in-Process the barcode and/or identification number on ID Advantage 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 .002" thick white polyester; available with .001" thick clear polyester over laminate
Serialization Bar code and human-readable equivalent is digitally printed – providing excellent clarity and easy scanning. Code 39 is the standard symbology with a range of 2.7 to 9.4 CPI (characters per inch). Optional linear and 2D symbologies available. Although this product is primarily marketed as a bar code product, we can produce it with human-readable numbers only or unserialized.
Label Copy The label copy may include block type, stylized type, logos or other designs
Colors Standard colors include black, red, yellow, green, dark blue, orange, purple 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 High performance adhesive
Sizes 1.25" x .5"; 1.5" x .75"; 1.75" x .5"; 2" x .75"; 2" x 1"; 2" x .625"
Packaging Shipped on convenient rolls with scrap matrix removed for ease of removal. 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 three hours. A 180 degree peel test was performed on each label to measure peel strength and a percentage peel strength loss 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 99% Acetone NaOH pH 12.0 HCI Brake fluid diesel fluid
Peel strength change +6% +21% +11% -5% -22% +16% +22% +16% +3%
Actual Peel strength (lb/in) 3.4 3.9 3.6 3.1 2.5 3.7 3.9 3.7 3.3
Temperature Test Summary
Labels were applied to a clean glass substrate and heated to the temperature listed below for one hour. Peel tests were performed to compare change in adhesive strength and bar codes were graded before and after testing to measure image degredation severity.
Temperature Test Data
Adhesive strength loss after heat exposure
40°­ C for 1 hour 100° C for 1 hour 150° C for 1 hour 200° C for 1 hour
Peel strength change +13% -3% +26% +70%
Actual Peel strength (lb/in) 3.6 3.1 4.0 5.5
Read Range Test Data
Barcode Readability Test Summary
Bar code was unreadable after 200°C/392°F test.
Barcode Readability Test Data
Bar code grade loss after heat exposure
40° C for 1 hour 100° C for 1 hour 150° C for 1 hour 200° C for 1 hour
Peel Strength Change +13% -3% +26% +70%
Actual Peel Strength (lb/in) 3.6 3.1 4.0 5.5
Bar code grade loss after chemical exposure
Water Glass cleaner Bathroom cleaner Isopropyl alcohol 99% Acetone NaOH pH 12.0 HNo3 pH 1.0 HCI pH 1.0 Brake Fluid Diesel Fluid
1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
Abrasion Test Summary
Labels were tested with a Taber abrader set at 500g with Calibrase CS-10 wheels. Labels survived 6,000 revolutions while remaining readable with a bar code reader.
Abrasion Test Data
Label Adhesion Test Data
Pull Test Data

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