Nameplates might be the final touch in the manufacturing process for many products.
Without the numbers on the speedometer in your car, you'd have no way of knowing how fast you were going. Without nameplates over push-button equipment, users wouldn't have any idea what keys to press to get the desired results. And without a protective film to protect these products during the end of production and shipment, customers might be stuck with a damaged product or, more likely, retailers will be stuck with damaged stock no one wants.
All that aside, effective nameplate production and preservation isn't only vital from a retail perspective. Nameplates can affect the manufacturing process greatly, either positively or negatively depending on the materials used. Protective films like ProtectRite offer a number of benefits to manufacturers looking for a cost-effective, speedy production cycle.
1. Better than nothing - literally
Like we said earlier, manufacturers typically apply nameplates to products at the end of production.
"Manufacturers investing in protective films don't want them to interfere with treatments."
Would leaving sensitive printed nameplates vulnerable to scratches really be worth the small amount of time protective measures would add to the production cycle? Especially considering the speed with which products like ProtectRite can be applied? We don't believe so.
2. Doesn't leave adhesive transfer upon removal
Depending on the materials they use, manufacturers may treat nameplates with chemicals to achieve certain qualities, like UV-resistance or anti-fog coatings. Obviously, these treatments ensure products work as they're intended to and last long after customers purchase them. Their quality reflects on the company at large.
To that end, manufacturers investing in protective films don't want them to interfere with these other substances, let alone the screen printed information or design. Thankfully, ProtectRite's specially formulated adhesive systems won't take printing or curing with it upon removal.
3. Keep production 'in shape'
Applying protective films to screens and displays is a lot easier than sticking them to smaller components like pins and various metal accoutrements. If not done correctly, these doohickeys could turn a cost-effective application into a real drain on resources by creating a lot of waste.
Die cut solutions provide manufacturers with a way to leverage speed and cost efficacy to develop a better product. If you're hoping to protect your tiniest product accents with ProtectRite, ABI Tape will work with you to create a die cut shape that will be the perfect fit for your components as well as your budget.