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Send your electronic images to sales@heatshrink.com

We accept many formats: tiff, eps, bmp, jpg and gif. 
   If you are sending an image that's not on this list, please give us a call to ensure we can work with it. For jpeg, save your image using the best quality. Please make sure the image is 200dpi or greater (not to exceed 400dpi). We use a single color print system. This means the tubing or print can be a variety of different colors, but print itself can only be one color. For best results send your image format in black and white only not grayscale.

 MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY. 
25 pieces for single sided print of the exact same item or 100 pieces for 2 sided prints of the exact same item.

VERY ECONOMICAL, VERY FAST, VERY CUSTOM HEAT SHRINK MARKING SERVICE. 
Graphics, text, serial numbered or combinations of all can be imprinted on heat shrink tubing from heatshrink.com. There are no tooling or set-up charges on text printing, with the exception of a modest charge when graphics are involved may apply.

GENERAL TERMS, CONDITIONS AND OTHER STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW.
We will not accept print orders by phone, 
Please email your heat shrink specification / text or logo.

Printed Heatshrink are shipped cut to length unless non-cut continuous length or perforated cut (kiss-cut) is specified.

IMPRINT COLORS:
Black, White, Red, Blue, Gold and Silver. Other colors may also be available, either in stock or special order.

 

 

HOW PERMANENT IS THIS IMPRINTING?
Black printing on light colored tubing is permanent and meets MIL-M-81531 for both abrasion and solvent resistance. Black printing on black tubing also meets this spec but is not recommended, for obvious reasons. See, you do learn things by reading fine print.

The print permanence of White, Blue, Red, Gold and Silver print does not precisely meet the MIL Spec, but they are tough enough for 99% of all applications.

Heatshrink Printer


VOLUME DISCOUNTS:

Please call or e-mail:
801-621-1501
sales@heatshrink.com

Same printed Heatshrink means the same size and color of tubing with the same imprint.

 

 

HOW MANY LINES OF WHAT POINT SIZE TEXT WILL FIT ON WHAT DIAMETER HEATSHRINK?*

mm

inches

 

mm

inches

 

3.2

1/8"

3 lines of 4 point

19.1

3/4"

7 lines of 8 point

 

0.1250 

2 lines of 5 or 6 point

 

0.7500 

6 lines of 9 or 10 point

 

 

1 line of 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 point

 

 

5 lines of 11 or 12 point

 

 

 

 

 

4 lines of 14 or 16 point

4.8

3/16"

3 lines of 5 or 6 point

 

 

3 lines of 18, 20 or 22 point

 

0.1875 

2 lines of 7, 8 or 9 point

 

 

2 lines of 24, 26 or 28 point

 

 

1 line of 10, 11, 12, 14 or 16 point

 

 

1 line of 36, 48 or 72 point

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.4

1/4"

5 lines of 4 point

25.4

1"

7 lines of 11 or 12 point

 

0.25

4 lines of 5 point

 

1

6 lines of 14 point

 

 

3 lines of 6 or 7 point

 

 

5 lines of 16 or 18 point

 

 

2 lines of 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 point

 

 

4 lines of 20 or 22 point

 

 

1 line of 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 or 24 point

 

 

3 lines of 24, 26 or 28 point

 

 

 

 

 

2 lines of 36 point

9.5

3/8"

6 lines of 5 point

 

 

1 line of 48 or 72 point

 

0.3750 

5 lines of 6 point

 

 

 

 

 

4 lines of 7 or 8 point

38.1

1 1/2"

limited to same number of lines as 1"

 

 

3 lines of 9, 10 or 11 point

 

1.5

 

 

 

2 lines of 12, 14, 16 or 18

 

 

 

 

 

1 line of 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 or 36 pt.

50.8

2"

limited to same number of lines as 1"

 

 

 

 

2

 

12.7

1/2"

5 lines of 7 point

 

 

 

 

0.5000 

4 lines of 8, 9 or 10 point

 

 

 

 

 

3 lines of 11, 12 or 14 point

 

 

 

 

 

2 lines of 16, 18, 20 or 22 point

 

 

 

 

 

1 line of 24, 26, 28, 36 or 48 point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEVER OVERLOOK THE OBVIOUS OR THINGS ARE NOT AS BIG AS YOU THINK THEY ARE: 
Fine detail and/or ornate graphics might not look good at 200 DPI resolution. Also, when you shrink the tubing, the imprinted image shrinks with it. In other words, if you think 8 point type is small now, imagine it after the shrinking! In addition, really good shrink tubing (which is the only kind we use) shrinks mostly its diameter not its length. So, the imprinted stuff on the label will end up looking a little "squashed." You may want to stretch the vertical aspect (do not exceed maximum height guide) to match the amount you'll be shrinking the tubing for your specific application. Even though 2 to 1 ratio tubing will shrink to 1/2 its original diameter and our special 3 to 1 ratio heat shrink tubing will shrink down to 1/3 of the original diameter, the actual diameter after shrinking will depend on the diameter of the object you are shrinking the tubing over.

MAXIMUM HEIGHT GUIDE FOR IMPRINT.
The tubing is flattened for printing, the following are height guide dimensions for each diameter of tubing. 
All your imprinted image must fit within the height guide dimensions. This is also known as the "live graphic height".

 

 *NOTE 
In all cases when referencing a certain size, we always refer to the inside diameter before shrinking.

 

LENGTH of HEATSHRINK™?
The size of text is measured in "points." A point is 1/72 of an inch. Here are the available point sizes of type and how many characters (approximately) will fit on single 1" lengths of tubing and how many characters (approximately) will fit.

• The standard font is Arial bold.

 

TYPE SIZE

   TYPE SAMPLE

Characters per inch Approx.

 

8

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

15

9

XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

14

10

XXXXXXXXXXXX

12

11

XXXXXXXXXXX

11

12

XXXXXXXXXX

10

14

XXXXXXXX

8

16

XXXXXXX

7

18

XXXXXX

6

20

XXXXX

5

22

XXXXX

5

24

XXXXX

5

26

XXXX

4

28

XXXX

4

36

XXX

3

48

XX

2

72

X

1

  

PRICE GUIDE

 

SM12
STANDARD 2 TO 1 RATIO
HEAT SHRINK:

Shrink ratio of 2 to 1. Very flexible, flame
retardant polyolefin.

Shrink temperature: 90ºC/190ºF, a hair dryer works fine (compared to other brands that require 121ºC/250ºF)

Longitudinal change during shrinking: less than 5%. Operating temperature -55ºC/-67ºF to 135ºC/275ºF up to 200ºC/392ºF for short durations. UL and CSA recognized. 

MIL-23053-5 class 1 and class 3.

IN STOCK COLORS Black, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Gray and White.


Inside Diameter before shrinking:

Length:

 

mm

inches

Price per Inch

 

 

(imprinted)

 

3.2 mm

1/8" (0.1250)

0.24

4.8 mm

3/16" (0.1875)

0.26

6.4 mm

1/4 (0.2500)

0.32

9.5 mm

3/8" (0.3750)

0.38

12.7 mm

1/2" (0.5000)

0.44

19.1mm

3/4" (0.7500)

0.56

25.4 mm

1" (1.0000)

0.78

38.1 mm

1 1/2" (1.5000)

1.34

50.8 mm

2" (2.0000)

1.88

Yes, you can order fractions of inches.

 

SM23
SPECIAL 3 TO 1 RATIO
HEAT SHRINK:


Shrink ratio of 3 to 1. Very flexible, flame
retardant polyolefin.

Shrink temperature: 90ºC/190ºF, a hair dryer works fine (compared to other brands that require 121ºC/250ºF)

Longitudinal change during shrinking: 
less than 15%.

Operating temperature -55ºC/-67ºF to 135ºC/275ºF up to 200ºC/392ºF for short durations.

UL and CSA recognized. MIL-23053-5 class 1
and class 3 that is over expanded to a 3:1.

IN STOCK COLORS
Black, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Gray and White.

Yes, you can order fractions of inches.

Inside Diameter before shrinking:

Length:

 

mm

inches

Price per Inch

 

 

(imprinted)

 

3.0 mm

 0.118 inches

0.30

6.0 mm

 0.236 inches

0.40

9.0 mm

 0.355 inches

0.46

12.0 mm

 0.472 inches

0.52

18.0 mm

 0.709 inches

0.68

 

24.0 mm

 0.944 inches

1.02

40.0 mm

 1.57 inches

1.70

 

19.1mm

3/4" (0.7500)

0.68

Fits over most XLR type plugs and jacks,
BNC connectors and oversized RCA plugs. This size is a special request.