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Why Use P-touch® Laminated Labels? The Science of Lamination Page


P-Touch® laminated labels are harsh environment labels designed for durability and have been proven to withstand some of the most severe conditions.


The laminated tape structure consists of six layers of material that are surprisingly thin, yet strong. Unlike most label-makers on the market, P-touch labels print on the underside of the laminate, sandwiching text between two layers of film, making the characters virtually indestructible.

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Withstands Abrasion


After 50 round-trip passes with a 1kg weighted sand eraser, these P-touch harsh environment labels only came up slightly scratched with the characters underneath completely unaffected.

Withstands Chemicals and Water


Having bathed P-touch laminated tapes in a variety of materials for two hours, these water-resistant labels still managed to remain affixed to their surfaces with little damage. Even chemical spills, with a quick wiping, result in minimal damage.

Adhesive Strength


P-touch laminated tapes will adhere to almost any surface including: stainless steel, glass, PVC, acrylic, polypropylene, and polyester-coated wood. The harsh environment label tapes stand up to hot, cold, and humid conditions, and even adhere better when heated. Smooth, rough, flat or rounded surfaces are no problem for these laminated tapes.

Our extra-strength tapes have 2x the adhesive of our standard tapes, allowing them to be used on a wider range of materials and under more extreme conditions.

Withstands Fading


P-touch laminated tapes were attached to coated metal plates, and placed in a fade-inducing chamber at 83.25°C for 100 hours to stimulate a year in a sunny environment. Then they were placed in a chamber at 63.25°C for 400 hours to simulate a year in, not only heat and light, but water as well. Only yellow tapes showed significant signs of fading while the others showed little sign of fading to the eye.

Labels shown are for illustrative purposes only. Actual output (such as fonts and margins) may vary.