Acetate Security Labels

Product Overview

security sealsThe low price of acetate security seals makes this product one of the most affordable security labels we offer.

Acetate seals are frangible, which means they tear easily when removed. After application, acetate material can be removed, but it is designed to tear into multiple pieces. The serrated edges (a sawtooth pattern) enhance the frangibility and security. Acetate seals are available in stock and custom versions.

Choosing Your Acetate Seal

Acetate products are particularly suited for sealing paper, paperboard, and cardboard -- especially those with low surface strength (where 'fiber pull' may be an issue for other security seals).

Acetate security seal are available in multiple colors -- ideal for color coding containers and contents.

Our acetate security seal in individual pre-cut pieces are convenient and easy to use.

Blank acetate adhesive seals in rolls are one of the lowest priced security seals we offer.

Custom printed seals offer more security.

A holographic acetate seal offers more security.

Acetate seals are primarily intended for indoor applications. However, they can be used outdoors for up to 1 month. For longer outdoor applications, we recommend labels or tape constructed of polyester film.

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Acetate security labels are often used to detect tampering with various containers or bare metal access panels. Typical applications include sealing paper bags, envelopes, bottles, jars, cartons, bare metal, styrofoam, most packaging materials, some plastic surfaces, etc.

The "broken seal" feature of acetate signals tampering. The self-destruction feature is designed to show signs of tampering, even if removed immediately after application.

Chemical tampering causes the solvent-sensitive inks to dissolve and smear.

The acetate surface is receptive to marking by using ink pen or permanent marker. This allows additional customization of security features such as a hand-written serial number, file number, contents label or personal signature.

Acetate seals are mostly translucent. If applied over hand-written or printed information, the underlying information is still readable and the acetate will protect it from alterations.

When removed, acetate seals do not leave any messy adhesive residue, but the film will break into several pieces.

Clean Up: If applied to a reusable container or surface, use isopropyl alcohol to soak and dissolve the remaining acetate pieces and adhesive.

If applied to unfinished metal, a razor can be used to scrape the remaining pieces, then clean the surface with alcohol.

Specifications and Intended Use

Please see the Specifications and Intended Use for more details.

Troubleshooting Guide

If the tamper evident feature is not working to your satisfaction, please review the Troubleshooting Guide for suggestions, or give us a call.

Product Returns and Claims

See Ordering Info for more details.

Stock Acetate Labels

Our stock acetate labels come available with pre-printed text or as blank acetate labels. Both are shipped same day if ordered by 2pm EST. For custom imprinted text on acetate labels, see our Custom Imprinted Acetate Labels further down on the page.

Acetate Adhesive Seals, Red, 6.625 in x 1.375 in, Pkg of 100, ACSR100

acetate security labels

$25.00 per pkg

Pre-cut pieces in a dispenser are easy and convenient to use. The paper backing has a crack-and-peel feature for added convenience in removing the seal.

Ready to Ship: Same Day (if ordered by 2pm EST)

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Pricing Information
Qty (labels) Qty (pkgs) $/label $/pkg Total
100 1 $0.25 $25 $25
500 5 $0.20 $20 $100
1,000 10 $0.15 $15 $150
5,000 50 $0.12 $12 $600
10,000 100 Call Call Call
Product Specifications
Size: 6.625 in x 1.375 in (no tab)
Color: Red
Stock Imprint: "SECURITY SEAL DO NOT TAMPER"
Stock Imprint Color: Black
Packaging: Package of 100 seals

Blank Acetate Seals, 2 in x .6 in, Clear, Roll of 1,000, XAC26-41CE

acetate seals

$40 per roll

Clear acetate labels are sold in rolls of 1,000 labels in a dispenser box.

The paper backing has an exposed edge to assist in removing the seal from the backing. Discounts apply for orders of 25 boxes or more.

Ready to Ship: Same Day (if ordered by 2pm EST)

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Blank Acetate Seals, 2 in x .6 in, Red, Roll of 1,000, XAC26-41RE

acetate seals

$50 per roll

Translucent red acetate labels are sold in rolls of 1,000 labels in a dispenser box.

The paper backing has an exposed edge to assist in removing the seal from the backing. Discounts apply for orders of 5 boxes or more.

Ready to Ship: Same Day (if ordered by 2pm EST)

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Blank Acetate Seals, 2 in x .6 in, Red, Roll of 1,000, XAC26-218RE

acetate seals

Translucent red acetate labels are sold in rolls of 1,000 labels in a dispenser box.

The center of the label is not serrated on the edges making it less frangible in that area of the label.

The paper backing has an exposed edge to assist in removing the seal from the backing. Discounts apply for orders of 5 boxes or more.

Ready to Ship: Same Day (if ordered by 2pm EST)

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Pricing Information
Qty (labels) Qty (pkgs) $/label $/pkg Total
1,000 1 $0.05 $50 $50
5,000 5 $0.0475 $47.50 $237.50
10,000 10 $0.04375 $43.75 $437.50
20,000 20 $0.04025 $40.25 $805

Blank Acetate Seals, 3.5 in x 1 in, Clear, Roll of 1,000, XAC26-40CE

acetate seals

$70 per roll

These clear acetate labels are slightly bigger than the 2 inch version. They are sold in rolls of 1,000 labels in a dispenser box.

The paper backing has an exposed edge to assist in removing the seal from the backing. Discounts apply for orders of 25 boxes or more.

Ready to Ship: Same Day (if ordered by 2pm EST)

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Blank Acetate Seals, 3.5 in x 1 in, Red, Roll of 1,000, XAC26-40RE

acetate seals

$80 per roll

These translucent red acetate labels are slightly bigger than the 2 inch version. They are sold in rolls of 1,000 labels in a dispenser box.

The paper backing has an exposed edge to assist in removing the seal from the backing. Discounts apply for orders of 25 boxes or more.

Ready to Ship: Same Day (if ordered by 2pm EST)

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Custom Imprinted Acetate Labels

We offer three stock sizes which can be custom imprinted. The stock background colors are red (translucent) or clear. The stock imprint color is black. See custom options pricing for each product for available customization options.

Acetate Adhesive Seals, 6.625 in x 1.375 in, SAC26-254RE

acetate seals

Pricing Formula: $.15/label + $100 setup/order

Printing Plate Fee: $100 (one-time)
Minimum Order Quantity: 1,000 labels (10 pkgs)
Ready to Ship: 2-3 weeks from proof approval

The pricing is based on a red acetate label and one imprint color (black) for the text/graphics. These seals do not have serial numbers. Order in increments of full boxes (100 seals). Please call for other customizations.

Pricing Information
Qty (labels) Qty (pkgs) $/label $/pkg Total
1,000 10 $0.15 $15 $350
5,000 50 $0.12 $12 $800
10,000 100 $0.10 $10 $1,200
25,000 250 Call Call Call
Custom Options Pricing
Logo/Graphic: Add $35 (one-time fee)
Printing Plate: Add $100 (one-time fee)

Clear Acetate Label, 2 in x 0.6 in, SAC26-41CE

acetate seals

Pricing Formula: $.05/label + $100 setup/order

Minimum Order Quantity: none

The pricing and quantities shown are for typical order quantities. We will produce the exact quantity you order using the pricing formula shown.

Pricing Information
1,000 5,000 10,000 25,000
$150 $350 $600 call
Custom Options Pricing
Logo/Graphic: Add $35
Serial numbers: Add $.025/ea
Colored imprint (red, green, blue, white): Add $.03/ea

Red Acetate Label, 2 in x 0.6 in, SAC26-41RE

acetate seals

Pricing Formula: $.06/label + $100 setup/order

Minimum Order Quantity: none

The pricing and quantities shown are for typical order quantities. We will produce the exact quantity you order using the pricing formula shown.

Pricing Information
1,000 5,000 10,000 25,000
$160 $400 $700 call
Custom Options Pricing
Logo/Graphic: Add $35
Serial numbers: Add $.025/ea
Colored imprint (red, green, blue, white): Add $.03/ea

Red Acetate Label, 2 in x 0.6 in, SAC26-218RE

acetate seals

Pricing Formula: $.06/label + $100 setup/order

Minimum Order Quantity: none

The pricing and quantities shown are for typical order quantities. We will produce the exact quantity you order using the pricing formula shown.

Pricing Information
1,000 5,000 10,000 25,000
$160 $400 $700 call
Custom Options Pricing
Logo/Graphic: Add $35
Serial numbers: Add $.025/ea
Colored imprint (red, green, blue, white): Add $.03/ea

Clear Acetate Label, 3.5 in x 1 in, SAC26-40CE

acetate seals

Pricing Formula: $.08/label + $100 setup/order

Minimum Order Quantity: none

The pricing and quantities shown are for typical order quantities. We will produce the exact quantity you order using the pricing formula shown.

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Pricing Information
1,000 5,000 10,000 25,000
$180 $500 $900 call
Custom Options Pricing
Logo/Graphic: Add $35
Serial numbers: Add $.025/ea
Colored imprint (red, green, blue, white): Add $.03/ea

Red Acetate Label, 3.5 in x 1 in, SAC26-40RE

acetate seals

Pricing Formula: $.09/label + $100 setup/order

Minimum Order Quantity: none

The pricing and quantities shown are for typical order quantities. We will produce the exact quantity you order using the pricing formula shown.

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Pricing Information
1,000 5,000 10,000 25,000
$190 $550 $1,000 call
Custom Options Pricing
Logo/Graphic: Add $35
Serial numbers: Add $.025/ea
Colored imprint (red, green, blue, white): Add $.03/ea

Clear Acetate Seals with Custom Imprint

These clear seals are constructed of 2 mil thick acetate, which will tear if the security label is removed. To facilitate the self destruction when removed, the security seal has a total of four tamper evident security slits on two sides.

These security seals are only sold with a custom imprint of your company name or logo. Recommended for indoor use and short term use outdoors. Die cut labels are easy to remove from the paper backing.

Clear Acetate Label, Optional Red Imprint, 1.625 in Square, SAC26-13

tamper evident seals

Pricing Formula: $.12/label + $100 setup/order

Ready to Ship: 1 week; optional RUSH service

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Pricing Information
1,000 5,000 10,000 20,000
$220 $700 $1,300 $2,500
Custom Options Pricing
Logo/Graphic: Add $35
Serial numbers: Add $.025/ea
Colored imprint (red, green, blue, white): Add $.03/ea

Holographic Acetate Seals with Custom Imprint

These holographic seals are constructed of 2 mil thick acetate, which will tear if the security label is removed. To facilitate the self destruction when removed, the security seal has a total of four tamper evident security slits on two sides.

These security seals are only sold with a custom imprint of your company name or logo. Recommended for indoor use and short term use outdoors. Die cut labels are easy to remove from the paper backing.

Holographic Acetate Label, Black Imprint, 1.625 in Square, HRS02-13AC

tamper evident seals

Pricing Formula: $.12/label + $270 setup/order

Ready to Ship: 1 week; optional RUSH service

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For more details and available options for this product, see product #48 on the Custom Imprinted Hologram Labels page.

Pricing Information
1,000 5,000 10,000 20,000
$390 $870 $1,470 $2,670
Custom Options Pricing
Logo/Graphic: Add $35
Serial numbers: Add $.025/ea
Colored imprint (red, green, blue, white): Add $.03/ea
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Brian Cramer Brian Cramer
Sales & Customer Service
(800) 336-6636 ext 4211
email: bcramer@novavisioninc.com
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Sales & Customer Service
(800) 336-6636 ext 4207
email: mshaffer@novavisioninc.com
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Brian Cramer
Brian Cramer
Sales & Customer Service
(800) 336-6636 ext 4211
Mike Shaffer
Mike Shaffer
Sales & Customer Service
(800) 336-6636 ext 4207