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Durable Label Material

Important messages need to be seen: 3M™ Durable Label Material – adhesives, topcoats, liners and more – combine to keep messaging vibrant and legible for years, even in harsh conditions.

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Delivering Information in the Toughest Environments

Labels need to last a long time so they keep providing end users with vital messaging through scorching sun, bitter cold, harsh chemical environments and more. At 3M, our world-class experts work with industry-leading converters to solve evolving marketplace challenges from design to production, then deliver innovative solutions that perform with different print methods, substrates and ink systems. When you’re facing a challenging situation, talk to a 3M Technical Services Specialist about your exact needs and we’ll help you find a solution.


One Topcoat. More Possibilities.

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Introducing 3M™ Versatile Print Label Material

One of the toughest challenges in creating durable labels is the number of different facestocks required for different presses and inks. That’s why our expert engineers created 3M™ Versatile Print Label Material, a single durable label material with a new gloss topcoat formulation that works with more inks on more printing presses, even water-based flexographic. Create crystal-clear labels that last, including variable data, bar codes and brand-matched colors.

3M™ Versatile Durable Label Material Brochure (PDF, 2.60 MB)

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  • Versatile

    Works with more inks and more printing methods.
     

    • Water-Based Flexographic
    • UV Flexographic
    • UV Digital Inkjet
    • Thermal Transfer
    • Screen Print
    • Toner
  • Verified

    Trusted results on more presses.
     

    • Collaboration with print press OEMs to qualify 3M™ Versatile Print Label Material on a number of presses
    • Versatile topcoat has both high gloss and high surface energy compared to competitive offerings, giving strong performance
    • UL Component Recognition to UL969 Labeling and Marking Standard with many ink systems and print technologies*
    *See UL file MH16411 in UL Product iQ™ (Certifications Search) at ul.com for specific details.
  • Vibrant

    Stunning results.

    With 3M™ Versatile Print Label Material, you have the freedom and flexibility to let your creativity flow with the topcoat that enables you to achieve the color results you are looking for.
     

    • Streak free and crystal clear with crisp edges
    • Near zero edge bleed and high image sharpness
    • Create highly durable gloss labels on digital and flexo
  • Value

    The flexibility of a single facestock for multiple print jobs.
     

    • Improve efficiency by reducing or even eliminating pre-treatment steps like priming
    • Estimating is streamlined – versatile topcoat performs on a variety of presses
    • Rationalize inventory with one go-to label material

3M™ Durable Label Material and Services

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You want the best material, and we’re here for you – 3M is the premier durable label solution provider globally in the industry today.

  • 3M™ Laser Markable Label Materials

    Laser Markable Label Stock has a top layer which is etched off during the process to reveal an ultra-durable image. The same laser can also “kiss cut” the label to size, maximizing flexibility for producing variable labels for durable applications.

  • 3M™ Outdoor Label Materials

    Scotchcal Label Materials consisting PVC backing and an acrylic adhesive. The foils are dimensionally stable and suitable against weather influences.

  • 3M™ Structural Adhesive Label Materials

    Micro Channels in adhesive help prevent bubbles while application or outgassing surfaces.

  • 3M™ Sheets & Screen Label Materials

    With Sheet and Screen Label Materials you have easy choices for roll, can or sheet production.

  • 3M™ Tamper Evident Label Materials

    Tamper Evident Labels fracture from many surfaces when label removal is attempted, providing security and peace of mind. Tamper evident options include "void" messages, triangle shapes, or destructible facestocks.

  • 3M™ Special Solution Label Materials

    Include a range of many different durable label materials for special and demanding applications such as high temperature resistance, retroreflective control or 3D Labeling and more.

  • 3M™ Versatile Print Label Materials

    Versatile Print Label Material, a single durable label material with a special gloss topcoat formulation that works with more inks on more printing presses, even water-based flexographic.

  • 3M™ Overlaminate Label Materials

    Overlaminate Label Materials are designed for protective overlaminate applications. A durable facestock resists scuffs, abrasions and chemicals.

  • 3M™ Thermal Transfer Label Materials

    Polyester Label Materials provide excellent thermal stability and moisture resistance for use in demanding applications.

  • 3M™ Removable Label Materials

    Allows for clean label removal without adhesive residue remaining on the substrates.

  • 3M™ Acetone Resistant Label Materials

    Topcoat provides excellent resistance to organic solvents including acetone, MEK and toluene.


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