Thursday, November 10, 2011

Brady's B-595 Label Material: Replacing Old Favorites with Enhanced Performance, Same Pricing

Brady Worldwide's (Brady) B-595 Indoor/Outdoor Vinyl Labels recently replaced a couple of old favorites (Brady's B-580 and B-588 materials). The Q Source Resource offers this brief update about the B-595 materials and what the changes mean for your labeling applications.

Perhaps the most exciting feature of the improved B-595 labels is their more aggressive adhesive that is perfect for adhering to low-surface energy materials and other difficult applications, which are challenging for most other vinyl materials. The B-595 labels will stick to, and stay stuck on (including an 8- to 10-year outdoor durability average), most areas.

Some areas where the B-595's adhesiveness excels include:

Low Surface-Energy Items
  • PVC piping
  • Blow-molded equipment cases
  • ABS plastics
  • Powder-coated surfaces
  • Equipment made from recycled plastics
Highly Textured Surfaces
  • Painted cinder block walls
  • Finished uneven wood
  • Textured plastics
  • Rough pipes and paper-jacked pipes
The B-595's temperature tolerances have also been improved so that they now can be applied at -18°C or above and can withstand higher service temperatures up to 82°C. And these new, low-shrink vinyls will stand up to oil, grease, and most industrial chemicals. The durable, high-performance B-595 labels are an excellent replacement for Brady's popular B-580 and B-588 outdoor grade vinyls and are made to perform in a range of diverse applications including:
  • Indoor and outdoor facility labels
  • 5S labels
  • Safety labels
  • Warning labels
  • Pipe markers
  • Equipment labels
  • Visual workplace labels
The B-595 part numbers replaced the B-580 part numbers for the BMP®71, BMP®21, IDXPERT™, HandiMark®, VersaPrinter, and Labelizer Plus printers. The B-588 part numbers for the GlobalMark™ and MiniMark™ printers have also been replaced by new B-595 part numbers. The B-595 materials are also available for Brady's brand new BMP®53 Label Maker.

Finding the correct new B-595 part number replacement is usually as simple as replacing the old part number with the B-595 number. For instance, if you used to order the Brady BMP71 1" x 50' Indoor/Outdoor Blue Vinyl Tape as part number M71C-1000-580-BL, you would now simply replace the 580 number with 595 to get M71C-1000-595-BL as the new part number. Please note: Certain labels, such as the HandiMark line use a different part numbering sequence, so please make sure to double-check when ordering the new B-595 materials.

For a cross-reference of B-580 to B-595 materials, please see out TechCenter article: Brady B-580 to B-595 Material Cross-Reference. You can also download the Brady B-595 Material Technical Data Sheet.

To order your Brady B-595 label supplies please visit the Brady section of our QSource.com Web site. If you need further information about ordering the new B-595 labels please give us a call (800-966-6020) or send us an email and one of our knowledgeable associates will be happy to help you.

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