is etched with the laser. You can feel the
etching with your fingernail. The lines are etched
of the material. On anodized and
aluminum, the metal will
change color from the base color to white thus providing a high
is marked with the laser. The characters
are marked onto the surface of the material. With
desired result is a bold contrasting
the characters are dark gray to black. On
are dark gray
(near black in most cases). While this method provides
contrasting images, it is not UV stable for extended periods of
used outdoors. If that is a concern, you should choose the
coded tags are designed to perform in a wide variety
etched/marked bar codes perform differently
printed bar codes because they are physically etched and/or
into the surface of the material.
you the benefit of a very durable surface, especially on
a great deal of chemical and heat abuse.
always best to determine if your scanner will acceptably read
before and after submitting them to your specific
conditions. Depending on the bar code scanner, you may get
results scanning at an upward angle, not straight on.
For your convenience, we work directly with a Symbol
and pass on our bar code equipment discounts to our
Please keep us in mind if you are in need of any
would like to demo a scanner.
is determined by the cycle time required
the image on the tag.
Therefore, the larger the image, the higher the cost.
We can burn
logos, a wide variety of fonts and bar codes, and do custom
identification right off of your
Because each job is unique, we do quote each one
If a bar coded
going to be scanned by a hand held
6-10" away, you may consider decreasing the size of the tag to
direct pricing for these tags can range
from $.35 to
$3.50 per tag depending on the size, quantity, setup
fixture designs and programming costs.
can sequentially number or burn custom numbers from a text file.
If you would like specific prototypes made, would like
additional samples, have any
questions or concerns, please contact us.