Premium Polyester Barcode Labels


  • Durable .002" polyester material easily conforms to curved or uneven surfaces
  • Adhesive bonds well to plastics and metal surfaces
  • Digital printing process ensures bar code readability as well as crisp, clean company logos

Metalcraft’s Premium Polyester Barcode Labels provide both flexibility and functionality for your asset tracking needs.

Designed for a variety of applications, the versatile polyester is pliable enough to conform to curved surfaces and durable enough to resist caustics, solvents and mild abrasion.

Premium Polyester Barcode Labels are subsurface printed which provides an extra layer of protection for the logos, copy and barcode against solvents, caustics, acids and mild abrasion. This unique process eliminates the need for a laminate; thereby eliminating the cost for the laminate as well as the possibility of delamination. The .002” thick, pressure-sensitive adhesive provides permanent adhesion.

The digital printing process used to produce these labels ensures even the most detailed logo will look crisp and clean. Custom colors available at no additional charge.

Metalcraft’s 48-hour DASH Label Program

Need a quicker turnaround time for your labels? Metalcraft’s 48-hour 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 Premium Polyester Barcode Labels

Asset Tracking – the barcode and human readable ID number on Premium 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, Improving Distribution. 

OEM Product Identification – the barcode and/or product identification number on Premium 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 – Premium 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 Premium 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 .002" thick white or silver polyester
Bar Code & Serialization Bar code and human-readable equivalent is produced using the latest high-resolution digital technology available, which provides 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 symbologies include Code 128, I 2 of 5, 2D DataMatrix and QR Code.
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, 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 Shipped on convenient rolls with scrap matrix removed for ease of removal. 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 Fluid
Peel Strength (control) 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
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
104o F/40° C for 1 hour 212° F/100° C for 1 hour 302° F/150° C for 1 hour 392° F/200° C for 1 hour
Peel Strength (Control) 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
Actual Peel Strength (lb/in) 4.6 5.1 4.8 2.1
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 for 1 hour
0 1 1 2
Abrasion Test Summary
Labels survived more than 2,500 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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