London Name Plate offers a diverse range of materials that can be used as a substrate for labelling purposes, each with unique properties that are suited to different environments. The company’s trade name for plastic labels is “Plasti-Cals,” which includes PVC, polyester, polycarbonate, and vinyls.
Most Plasti-Cals are sub-surface printed using either digital or screen-printing technology and are laminated with a suitable adhesive. These labels can be digitally or tool cut and are suitable for multi-apertures, clear windows with or without a gloss surface lacquer, and for the application of membrane touch switches by the customer.
LNP is also able to apply variable data to these labels, including barcodes, data matrix, sequential serial numbers, or blank write-on panels with a customer-applicable over-laminate if required.
LNP primarily uses 3M adhesives, an industry standard that LNP has used with confidence for several decades, unless the substrate is already self-adhesive prior to printing.
The different types of Plasti-Cals offered include PVC, which is an industry standard for durable plastic labels for most applications, including point-of-sale, display, and fascia plates. Polyester is known for its high temperature and chemical resistance, stability, and superior mechanical strength, making it suitable for use on cables, motors, transformers, and other electrical equipment.
LNP also offers a hard-coated polyester with an even higher degree of chemical resistance, anti-scuff, which can be embossed or debossed if required and is also found on graphic overlays. Polycarbonate is tough, stable, heat-resistant, and can be UV resistant for outdoor exposure. Vinyl is a flexible and durable product that is digitally surface printed, producing excellent colour clarity. Some vinyl Plasti-Cals can be found within ATMs around the world and on reflective signs manufactured for prestigious housing developments.
LNP also offers Roll-Cals, which are available in vinyl or polyester substrate, producing hot foil and hot wax foil printed labels provided on a roll in a range of colours, over-laminates, and shapes and sizes. This is a low-cost option that produces a high-quality finish to produce high-volume labels.
Finally, LNP’s Easy-Cals are very thin self-adhesive aluminium labels that are used in many different sectors of industry, including defence and aerospace. These labels are similar to the company’s aluminium nameplates in that the ink is within the surface of the metal. LNP is also able to digitally print in any colour on the surface of the material using a UV ink, providing a durable finish.