How Lexan Labels are Crafted

Lexan Labels

Lexan labels are considered one of the most durable and most versatile labels around. The material used to make these labels, which is a type of polycarbonate, is actually a material that is also used to create a wide variety of items that include sports helmets, lightweight eyewear and even astronaut helmets. This just shows exactly how durable and versatile this particular material is.

Lexan first begins with a chemical reaction between carbonyl chloride and Bisphenol A. The resin that is produced with this chemical process is then rolled into sheets of varying thicknesses, with those that are between .75mm and 12mm being considered true Lexan. These sheets are then cut into various lengths in preparation for the manufacture of the variety of products that can be made with this material.

Lexan can be used for many different things – from kitchenware to healthcare uses to aerospace needs – this material is indeed very versatile. For label making, a thin sheet of Lexan is used to create the stickers that are used for a wide variety of functions. These sheets are printed on by manufacturers with the specified graphics and information customers ask them to print.

These can be imprinted with barcodes, with warnings and safety information, and even with data that can be used with electronics. The possibilities seem endless with this particular material due to its versatility and durability. Since Lexan can come in a wide variety of colors as well as thicknesses and finishes, you can use this for just about any kind of label you need.

Printing on these sheets will also depend on what these labels are to be used for. Printing methods include thermal printing, laser printing and silk screening. There are also special printers that are specifically made for use with Lexan and special ink that can also be used to create the labels people need to have made using this particular material. Some use an overlaminate to further protect the print on these labels.

Some of these labels can come with a self-adhesive back while others, depending on what these Lexan labels are to be used for, may come without any adhesive. These can also come in a wide variety of finishes that include matte, gloss and embossed. The choices are up to the customer who is ordering this kind of a label.