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Anybody print UL labels?

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by milchad, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. milchad

    milchad Member

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    My company wants to have the ability to print UL labels that are attached to the equipment we sell. (Mostly just black and white text, but some have color). We currently buy the labels from a sign shop and would like to do them in-house. Since this will be taking business away from them, I'm not going to ask what kind of printer they use. Anybody on this forum do UL labels? If so, what kind of equipment do you use?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    are you a UL shop?
     
  3. phototec

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    You want to take business away from a sign shop, and you come on a SIGN forum to ask other sign shops how to do it?

    Nope, I'm NOT helping you screw another sign shop, you'll have to do that on your own.

    Yes, you do have to be UL Approved (certified)!

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  4. Gino

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    Gonna be a good one to watch unfold........................ :rolleyes:
     
  5. milchad

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    The sign shop we have a contract with has been screwing us for years. For example, they charge $25 for this decal. We can do it in house, but they have the contract for it and are bending us over.
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  6. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    so is your shop UL listed or not
     
  7. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    We just copied the UL label off another sign box and print them on our Avery desktop printer labels for the signs we build in house. Also make them for the toaster & microwave ovens we've branched out into....:ROFLMAO:
     
  8. milchad

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    No we are not and it may not be worth getting UL listed. I was just curious about media used and printing equipment for UL labels. Sorry if I offended anybody.
     
  9. JR's

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    :popcorn:
     
  10. Mosh

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    If you are not UL listed why do you need UL decals? Going to get in some MAJOR trouble....
     
  11. JR's

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    Are they coming over to inspect the signs? Then they sell the label to you? If so you're paying for the inspection, not the label. $25 seems reasonable
     
  12. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    $25 is very fair - you SHOULD NOT be printing your own labels
     
  13. milchad

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    What I meant by this is that it might not be worth trying to do these labels in-house at all... Not skirt around the law.
     
  14. petepaz

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    if you are not UL approved (which isn't cheap and needs to be paid every year followed up by a surprise inspection) you can not print UL labels (not legally anyway)
    we are approved and you charge more for the labels because of what it cost to be able to print UL labels
     
  15. milchad

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    That example I posted is not a UL label. It's another part they print for us. They typically charge pennies for UL labels but they do thousands of them and quite often they aren't delivered on time causing our production line to sidetrack units.
     
  16. Billct2

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    That label you showed is not a UL label, do you have your terms mixed up?
     
  17. milchad

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    See above post.
     
  18. petepaz

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    sometimes it's not the shops fault it takes so long for UL labels. every UL label has to be approved by UL. you make a proof with all specs, including material and process. then send it to UL and you wait for an approval from them. we have had that process take 2-3 weeks
     
  19. petepaz

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    maybe the company you use isn't that good but just letting you know UL is a PITA
     
  20. milchad

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    Never said it was...
     
  21. Gino

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    He's just digging the hole deeper and deeper. :rolleyes:
     
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