Printed Circuit Board Barcode Labels

circuit boardNowadays, everything in the supply chain needs to be labeled and barcoded in order to ensure accurate tracking. This includes even the smallest, most intricate items, such as circuit boards.

Printed Circuit Board (PCB) labels are especially designed for circuit board applications and are high temperature labels that allow for easy tracking of electrical components throughout the production process, in addition to the labeling of finished products. Having the right labels for circuit boards allows for the withstanding of heat up to 280 degrees. In addition, it’s important to consider that the label’s adhesive material is able to withstand high temperatures of up to 1000 degrees and be durable enough to last throughout the life of the circuit board.

In order to properly print PCB labels, it is recommended that a thermal transfer printer with a minimum of 300dpi, preferably 600dpi, be used. To ensure this, a resin ribbon is recommended. Because of the small and intricate nature of a circuit board, it is also recommended to use a label applicator, which can be integrated into the printing process for easy application directly to the circuit boards.

Learn more about barcode labels here. If you have any questions on PCB or other barcode labels, feel free to e-mail me at mmclean@barcoding.com.