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Easily removable label for melamine/formica?2/6
My company has been using blue painters tape and/or general stickers to label cabinets, closets, etc. for job installation. When installation is complete we end up spending large amounts of time scraping off tape/adhesive residue from said tape/labels. Is anyone aware of easy-to-remove labels/stickers that could still adhere to melamine, Formica or other standard wood products?
Hey Ben, if you're using blue tape I'm assuming you write them out by hand (as opposed to printed labels). I label all of my parts with permanent marker on the edges that aren't seen, and it saves a lot of time cleaning.... The only time I use tape is if I have melamine doors.
Hope that helps a little.
Here are a couple of thoughts that might help. First, fold one end of the tape back on itself to leave a tab to start pulling on.
Then, whenever it's cold tape gums get more difficult. If you use a blow dryer or heat gun, this will soften the glue. If it's still tough, I like to use a dull putty knife to push under the edge while applying heat. Once it slips under a little way, I capture it with my finger to then pull it off.
3M blue tape should leave no residue for at least 6 months. That's if its a fresh roll.
Regular masking tape regardless of brand goes bad relatively quickly. It tears off the roll in strips.
I learned a long time ago to only buy 3M for things I care about.
Do a google search for removable labels and/or non-permanent labels.
Can get them at any stationary supply store. We used to use them....worked fantastic.
You need to buy labels with a removable adhesive. If you have large volumes you can get custom runs of 50,000 + for usually about 2 cents a label for a 3x3.
Alternative buy them from Uline
They use an adhesive similar to post it notes.
We use them (custom made) for labeling every part on our shop floor with no residue.
The adhesive used for all of those tapes are heat activated. Use a hair dryer (not a heat gun) and warm it up and it will peel off as easy as pie. You can also run a warm household iron over the surface for the same effect.