UID Marking Examples

Construct 2

This is an example of an Alumamark nameplate. The Data Matrix contains the MFR, SER and PNR. In the Data element Identifiers (DI's) the fields are named 17V, 1P and S respectively. One advantage to using this Format is that you can have data elements that are longer than 15 characters. Click on the thumbnail for a full sized picture which shows the data content of the Data Matrix. See what a full page of these tags look like.

This is a smaller version of an Alumamark nameplate with 0.5" X 1.5" using the Text Element Identifier Format. Click on the thumbnail for a full sized picture which shows the data content of the Data Matrix. See what a full page of these tags look like.

This label is made from a material that is called Ripped Sheets. It is a polyester material that is very tear resistant. To learn more about this material go to rippedsheets.com. In addition to the DI formatted Data Matrix, each data element is contained in a separate linear barcode. This clearly shows how much more data a 2D Data Matrix code can encode linear barcode. This clearly shows how much more data 2D Data Matrix code can encode than can a linear barcode.

The main difference this nameplate and the one above is this tag uses the Text Element Identifiers (TEI's). The 2D Data Matrix contains that same information as the three linear barcodes (MFR, PNO, SEQ). A polyurethane coating is applied after lasing for added scuff resistance. Click on the thumbnail for a full sized picture which shows the data content of the Data Matrix.

This nameplate was made on a 15" X 13" Aluminum foil sheet. The Data Matrix uses TEI Format. Click on the thumbnail for a full sized picture which shows the data content of the Data Matrix.

This nameplate was produced using black anodized Aluminum supplied by the customer. The Data Matrix contains the MFR, PNO, and SEQ in order. Although the text on the nameplate is not in that sequence, the Data Matrix must be in the above mentioned sequence to meet UID standards. Click on the thumbnail for a full sized picture which shows the data content of the Data Matrix.

An advantage of using polyester material from Ripped Sheets is that ease of customization. This material comes in an 8.5" x 11" sheet, allowing any needed size to be cut by the laser. This is a DI formatted label. Click on the thumbnail for a full sized picture which shows data content of the Data Matrix

This is another Alumamark product. Instead of satin finish shown on the prior nameplates, this is an anodized version of the same material. TEI's were used in formatting the Data Matrix. While the anodized surface is very scruff resistant, additional scuff protection is offered by the use of a polyurethane coating. Click on the thumbnail for a full sized picture that shows the data content of the Data Matrix.

This is a 1" x 2" inch black anodized Aluminum nameplate. This nameplate is unusual due to the fact that while the text is in TEI Format, the Data Matrix uses the DI Format. The Data Matrix had to be made using the DI Format due to the length of the part number. Click on the thumbnail for a a full sized picture that shows the data content of the Data Matrix.

This is a stainless steel nameplate. In order to get the marking to show up on the nameplate, without engraving; a material called CerMark was used. This material bonds with the metal as it lased. Once the nameplate has been lased, the excess CerMark is cleaned off before shipping. This is a SPEC 2000 Chapter 9 formatted nameplate, even though it has an extra data element. Click on the thumbnail for a full sized picture which shows the data content of the Data Matrix.

This is a 0.75" x 2.5" inch black anodized Aluminum nameplate with a hole at each end for mechanical attachment. This nameplate is used mainly by marine companies to identify boat components. The plate is TEI formatted. Click on the thumbnail for a full sized picture which shows the data content of the Data Matrix.

The material used to create this label was supplied by the component manufacturer. It is a black polyester material that produces white letters when lased. The first laser is used to create the text and the second laser is used to cut the label from the sheet. The Data Matrix uses a TEI Format. Click on the thumbnail for a full sized picture which shows the data content of the Data Matrix.

This nameplate is received from the manufacturer with all the text already on it. Jet City Laser applies the 2D matrix in the correct position, using the TEI Format. Click on the thumbnail for a full sized picture which shows the data content of the Data Matrix.

This label is produced on white polyester Rippedsheet material. The client in the case had asked for a 0.69" round label, but we were able to demonstrate that a square label could present the data much better. During the cutting process the backing was not cut through so that the client could receive a sheet of labels and peel them off as needed. The label is produced on two different lasers. the first laser is used to create the text and the second laser is used to cut the label from the sheet. The code uses TEI Format. Click on the thumbnail for a full sized picture which shows the data content of the Data Matrix.

This is a 1.75" x 3.78" inch black anodized Aluminum nameplate without adhesive. It is designed to allow a seperate Current Part Number (PNR) label to be affixed to it. Click on the thumbnail for a full sized picture which shows the data content on the Data Matrix.

This nameplate is made from a plastic material which effects a color change when lased. The 2D Data Matrix uses the TEI Format. Click on the thumbnail for a full sized picture which shows the data content of the Data Matrix.