Polyimide labels are common place in electronics manufacturing today and these very durable labels are incredibly resilient to the thermal demands of modern lead-free SMT reflow processes.
When selecting a polyimide label material it is critical to match a high temperature resin ribbon to ensure the label not only remains on the PCB but also that the text remains legible.
For SMT reflow this is fairly straightforward and we have a range of polyimide label materials, sizes and resin ribbons to suit all applications and thermal transfer printers.
Our Thermal Transfer Ribbon – Application Guide will help you identify the best combination for your application and budget.
When polyimide labels need to be routed through multiple processes; SMT Reflow, Wave Solder, Selective Solder and additional Cleaning Stages you should fully test your labels to make sure they remain stuck and legible right through the entire combination of processing. For a truly durable label, both print quality and resistance of the printed image when exposed to chemicals and abrasion is essential.
Finding your label or printing survives everything but the PCB Cleaner will be very frustrating!
Contact us today to discuss your application and request samples for testing through your entire process.
Our Link Labels will travel through all SMT & Wave processes, and survive the cleaning process, not matter how tough you think it might be.