Label-Aid offers destructible vinyl labels, which will be readily apparent and easily identifiable if someone attempts to remove the label. Once a destructible vinyl label is removed from the release liner and stuck it to the surface of the item to be labeled, it cannot be removed without the label tearing into tiny pieces. It is easily evident if an attempt to remove the label has been made. This type of label is also called tamper evident because it will give evidence of label tampering by destroying itself. For labels that display a pattern when tampered with, see Label-Aid’s tamper evident void patterned stocks.
This type of vinyl is white and smooth, with a topcoating that allows for excellent printability in your desired colors. It can also be imprinted using a thermal transfer printer and ribbon, if variable data is desired. Destructible vinyl exhibits low shrinkage and good dimensional stability. A thin facestock and aggressive acrylic adhesive facilitate the desired destructibility of this substrate. The adhesive creates a permanent bond to most surfaces including those with low surface energy (LSE).
If you need a clear material, we carry acetates which have destructible properties, but do not work as well as white destructible vinyl.
Precautions about Destructible Vinyl
- Please note that this material SHOULD NOT be overlaminated for added durability. Laminate makes this material less destructible.
- Destructible vinyl IS NOT a good option for outdoor applications since the substrate is not overlaminated, and the ink will be exposed to the elements. Outdoor life will be significantly shortened.
- DO NOT place a label made from destructible vinyl over a sharp edge, it will destruct or break at the point of that sharp edge.