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The Science of P-Touch Lamination

P-touch laminated labels have been proven to withstand some of the most severe environments. Our laminated tapes are designed to be durable under the most extreme 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.

Find out more about how we've put P-touch labels to the test...

Abrasion Resistance
After 50 round-trip passes with a 1kg weighted sand eraser, Brother laminated tapes only came up slightly scratched with the characters underneath completely unaffected.

Chemicals and Water
Having bathed Brother laminated tapes in a variety of materials for two hours, they still managed to remain affixed to their surfaces with little damage. Even chemical spills, with a quick wiping, result in minimal damage.

Laminated Tape Adhesive Strength
Brother laminated tapes will adhere to almost any surface including: stainless steel, glass, PVC, acrylic, polypropylene, and polyester-coated wood. The 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 Brother laminated tapes.

Laminated Industrial Tape Adhesive Strength
Our industrial tapes have twice the adhesive strength of our regular tapes, allowing it to be used on a much wider range of materials and under more extreme conditions.

Fade Resistance
Brother laminated tapes were attached to coated metal plates, and placed in a fade-inducing chamber at 83¼C for 100 hours to simulate a year in a sunny environment. Then they were placed in a chamber at 63¼C 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.

Dielectric Strength
In tests performed by Brother, white P-Touch tapes with black characters began to lose their electric resistance at an applied voltage of 8kv, and lost their resistance entirely at 11kv. Most other color variations will have the same resistance.