The Best Marking Options for Aluminum Foil Labels

Aluminum Foil Labels

Aluminum foil labels are one of the kinds of labels people choose to use when they are looking for budget friendly and versatile tags. These are made with aluminum foil, as the name implies, and can be made in almost any size that manufacturers can manage to create. These tags can be marked a few different ways, and here are some of the more popular methods used by makers of such tags, as per the request of the companies that order them:

Stamping – this is a method that produces raised and recessed parts on these tags, and is the marking alternative for these thin labels when someone wants tags that have that embossed look on them. This can be done with the use of a machine that rolls out embossed tags or can be done manually with the use of a stamping machine that has a customized stamp in it. These tags can have the recessed or raised parts colored or inked in, depending on what is required by the customer ordering such a tag.

Digital Printing – this is a marking method that uses a computer guided printer and creates high-color and high-definition prints onto these aluminum foil tags. This utilizes what is called the “4-color process”, which sometimes goes by the name CMYK process. The name shows you that four primary inks are used when creating the designs on these tags—Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black – and the colors that are created when these are combined. The process involves the use of a flatbed printer, which can produce numerous labels at the same time, cutting production time considerably and lowering production costs at the same time.

Silk Screening – this is another marking medium that can help produce multiple tags at the same time, or large ones quickly. This is primarily used in the creation of t-shirt prints, sticker prints, and posters, but is versatile enough to be used in the making of labels and tags. The process involves the addition of each color in a separate stage, with some drying required in between applications. This may take a long time to finish if your tags have lots of colors and designs on them, and is a great option if your tags have only one or two colors on them.

These are a few of the marking options you have when it comes to aluminum foil labels. Since these tags are rather thin when compared with metal tags, even if aluminum is technically still a metal, there are some printing and marking methods that won’t work with this. If you want to use marking mediums like embossing, etching, and engraving, you might do well choosing thicker metals or thicker variants of aluminum for your tagging needs.

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