Non Residue Security Labels

Product Overview

Our non-residue security labels provide both security and the added convenience to avoid leaving (or cleaning up) a sticky adhesive residue. After application to the surface, these security labels will self destruct when removed, which exposes the hidden message "OPENED VOID" in the label.

Security Label

Our non-residue labels are available in stock and custom versions.

Our security labels are designed to show signs of tamper evidence immediately when removed from the applied surface. Unlike many competitive products, there is no waiting period for the tamper evidence feature to become operable.

Our non-residue labels are suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.

This page presents an overview of the multiple versions of non-residue labels we offer. We recommend you spend a few minutes reviewing the scroll down sections "Choosing a Non-Residue Label" and "Limitations of Non-Residue Labels" to better understand which non-residue label will best meet your needs.

Choosing a Non Residue Label

We offer multiple constructions of non-residue labels, which allows you to select the label which best fits your application.

The following table summarizes and compares the relative performance and features of our non-residue label products.

Product Name (click name for more info) SecureGuard SecureGuard SecureGuard Plus Secure-ID
Product Code SSG21 SSG155 SSG39B SSG52
 
A) Tampering & Non Residue Performance for Typical Surface Applications
Painted Metal - Smooth Good Good Good Good
Powder-Coated Paint Good Better Good Good
Painted Metal - Textured Good Better Good Good
Plastic - Smooth Good Good Good Good
Plastic - Textured Good Better Good Good
Heavy Textured Surfaces Fair (1) Better Good Good
Bare Metal Good Fair (2) Good Good
Glass Good Good Good Good
Cardboard, Paperboard, Paper Good (3) Fair (3) Good (3) Good (3)
Aircraft - metal hatches & doors Good Good Good Good
Aircraft - interior plastic Good Better Good Good
Wood -- Painted or Varnished Good (4) Good (4) Good (4) Good (4)
Polyethylene Plastic Bags Fair (5) Better (5) Good (5) Good (5)
B) Typical Non Residue Performance at +70°F
NOTE: exposure to temperatures over 120°F or less than 0°F may reduce the length of time for the 'non-residue' feature
Most Non Porous Surfaces including....
- Painted Metal
- Smooth Plastic
- Paint & Varnish Wood (1)
3 months 2 months 3 months 6 months
Other Special Surfaces....
- Bare Metal 2 weeks (2) 1 week (2) 1 week (2) 4 weeks (2)
- Glass 3 months 1 week (2) 1 week (2) 4 weeks (2)
- PVC Plastic 2 hours (2) 2 hours (2) 2 hours (2) 2 hours (2)
C) Number of Stock Label Sizes over 30 over 30 over 10 over 5
D) Optional Custom Label Size & Shape YES YES YES YES
E) Stock Background Colors Red, Blue, Green, Black Red, Blue, Green, Black Red, Blue, Green, Black Blue, Gold, Green, Magenta
F) Fade Resistance of Stock Background Color 6 months 6 months 6 months over 10 years (8)
G) Custom Background Colors NO NO YES NO
H) Optional Custom "VOID" Pattern NO NO YES YES
I). Optional Alternate Adhesives NO NO NO YES
J) Minimum Application Temperature (6) +25°F +10°F +10°F +25°F
K) Service Temperature Range (7) -40°F to +200°F -40°F to +200°F -40°F to +200°F -40°F to +200°F

Footnotes:
(1) Using our polyester affixing pad under the label improves the performance of the tamper evident feature to 'GOOD'
(2) Using our polyester affixing pad under the label improves non residue performance to 'GOOD' (3 months)
(3) If the surface structure is weak, the label may tear the surface without revealing the hidden VOID message in the label; test to confirm suitability
(4) If applied to painted or varnished wood, the adhesive may remove some or all of the finish, Test in an inconspicuous area first
(5) To improve the performance for tamper evidence, clean the surface with 90% ISO propyl alcohol before affixing the label
(6) Typical minimum surface temperature to assure label will show tamper evidence after affixing to the surface
(7) Typical temperature range where label will show tamper evidence when removed
(8) Background colors are diffracted from white light (not printed with inks)

Limitations of Non Residue Labels

Typically for most surfaces, when our SecureGuard labels are removed they will not leave adhesive residue for 3 months. However, the actual length of time for non-residue performance varies based on the surface. Please review the list of surfaces in the section “Choosing a Non-Residue Label” before selecting your label. Then request our free samples to test the labels before you order.

After affixing to the surface, the length of time for non-residue performance may be shortened if the label is exposed to temperatures above +120°F or below +30°F

To minimize adhesive residue on the surface, remove the label using a 180 degree peel angle.

If there is adhesive residue, it can be cleaned with a citrus-based household cleaner (Goo-gone, Orange Sol, etc) or isopropyl alcohol.

Our optional affixing pads may solve some issues for difficult surfaces:

  1. For low energy surfaces (smooth plastic, textured plastics, powder coated paint, etc) apply an affixing pad which will increase the tamper evident feature.
  2. For high energy surfaces (bare stainless steel, PVC plastic, etc.) apply an affixing pad which will extend the time duration for non residue performance.

For the customized imprint, our standard process is to print custom text, logos and serial numbers on the surface of the label using thermal transfer resin ribbons. The thermal inks are durable to mechanical abrasion, scratching and most liquids and are suitable for most applications. However, thermal printed inks can be removed with certain solvents such as gasoline, alcohol, or lotions containing alcohol. As an added option, we also offer UV-cured ink jet (black ink only) imprints which are more durable.

Troubleshooting Guide

If the non-residue security label is not working to your satisfaction, please review the Security Label Trouble Shooting Guide for suggestions. Or give us a call.

Warning to Counterfeiters

If NovaVision is requested to produce custom security products or branded packaging, we require proof to substantiate that you are authorized to purchase that product. We independently verify your contact information and legitimacy. If you are not authorized to purchase the product, your contact information may be provided to law enforcement authorities without further notice. NovaVision cooperates with all local, state, federal and international law enforcement agencies to catch and prosecute fraudulent purchases and counterfeiting.

Counterfeiting is illegal and is defined as any attempt to copy an original with the intent to defraud. It is illegal to purchase a fake identification product, an unauthorized custom hologram, an unauthorized duplicate security label, or counterfeit packaging which uses a copyrighted brand name or logo. Further, in the USA, legislation is pending to expand the criminal law so that federal prosecutors will have an easier time prosecuting counterfeiters that manufacture bogus product labels and packaging.

Secure-Guard Security Labels

These economical security labels are compatible with most smooth non-porous surfaces.

The label color, adhesive and tamper evident message cannot be customized.

  • Choose from 30 stock label sizes; custom sizes available
  • Choose from 4 label colors: red, blue, green, black
  • Hidden tamper evident pattern: "OPEN VOID"
  • Custom imprinted with your text, logo, serial numbers, etc
  • Pricing shown below: 0.5 in x 1.875 in

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Security Labels Red, Matte Finish
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Security Labels Blue, Matte Finish
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Security Labels Green, Matte Finish
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Security Labels Black, Matte Finish
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Stock Secure-Guard Labels

Qty (Labels) Cost Per Label
250 $0.132
1,000 $0.125
5,000 $0.09

Stock Imprint: Pre-Assigned Serial Numbers

Ready To Ship: Same Day (If ordered by 2pm EST)

Custom Imprinted Secure-Guard Labels

Qty (Labels) Cost Per Label
1,000 $0.22
5,000 $0.10
10,000 $0.085

Stock Imprint: Custom Text & Serial Number

Ready To Ship: 1 Week - RUSH Service Available

Secure-Guard Plus Security Labels

Security Aseals

These premium non-residue security labels offer versatile performance and are available as stock labels or custom constructions.

Stock

For the standard labels, the color, adhesive and tamper evident message cannot be customized.

  • Choose from 30 stock label sizes; custom sizes available
  • Available in 4 label colors: Red, Blue, Green, Black
  • Hidden tamper evident pattern: OPENED VOID
  • Custom imprinted with your text, logo, serial numbers, etc...

Custom

We offer custom colors, graphics, and tamper evident VOID message. Minimum order quantities apply. Please call for More Info.

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Stock Secure-Guard Plus Labels

Qty (Labels) Cost Per Label
250 $0.144
1,000 $0.099
5,000 $0.085

Stock Imprint: Pre-Assigned Serial Numbers

Ready To Ship: Same Day (If ordered by 2pm EST)

Custom Imprinted Secure-Guard Labels

Qty (Labels) Cost Per Label
1,000 $0.225
5,000 $0.093

Stock Imprint: Custom Text & Serial Number

Ready To Ship: 1 Week - RUSH Service Available

Metallic Secure-ID Security Labels

Security Seals

Our Secure-ID labels have a distinctive metallic finish, which also serves as an anti-counterfeit feature. These labels offer versatile performance and are available in stock and custom versions.

Stock Secure-ID Labels:

  • Choose from 5 stock label sizes
  • Available in 4 stock colors: gold, blue, green, magenta
  • Hidden tamper evident pattern: OPENED VOID
  • Unique preassigned serial number
  • Ships same day if ordered by 2pm EST

Custom Imprinted Secure-ID Labels:

  • Custom imprinted with your text, logo, serial numbers, etc
  • Choose from 4 stock label colors (gold, blue, green, magenta)
  • Choose from 5 stock sizes
  • Optional custom sizes
  • Stock tamper evident pattern (OPENED VOID)
  • Ready to Ship: 1 week

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Stock Secure-ID Labels (1" x 4")

Qty (Labels) Cost Per Label
250 $0.48
1,000 $0.35
5,000 $0.32

Stock Imprint: Pre-Assigned Serial Numbers

Ready To Ship: Same Day (If ordered by 2pm EST)

Custom Imprinted Secure-ID Labels (1" x 4")

Qty (Labels) Cost Per Label
100 $3.32
1,000 $0.62
5,000 $0.38

Stock Imprint: Custom Text & Serial Number

Ready To Ship: 4 Weeks

Stock Affixing Pads

10XS122-186BK-10
Gas Pump Security Seal
$2.50 Per Pack of 10 Affixing Pads

Affixing pads are an optional companion product for use with our non-residue security labels. The affixing pad is positioned on the target surface first, which provides a more compatible surface for the non-residue label. The non-residue label is applied onto the affixing pad, which helps to solve some issues for difficult surfaces:

  1. For low energy surfaces (such as smooth plastic, textured plastic, powder-coated paint, etc.) apply an affixing pad to increase the performance of the tamper evident feature.
  2. For high energy surfaces (such as bare stainless steel, PVC plastic, etc.) apply an affixing pad to extend the time duration for non-residue performance.

Leave the affixing pads in place for repeated use and replace the non-residue security labels according to your security protocol.

The affixing pad is also tamper evident. If removed, it will leave a tamper message (VOID OPENED) as adhesive residue on the surface and in the label film.

Add to Cart Code: XS122-186BK-10 (Pack of 10) - $2.50 per pack

Installation Instructions

  1. Confirm the Surface - If used on a painted surface, test in a low visibility area first. When the affixing pad is eventually removed, the high strength adhesive may remove the painted surface if the paint bond is marginal.
  2. Clean the Surface - The surface must be clean and dry. Use isopropyl alcohol to clean any contaminants from the surface. Dry the surface with a clean paper towel before affixing the label.
  3. Apply the affixing pads as needed on the opposing surfaces to either improve tamper evidence or reduce adhesive residue
  4. Application Temperature -The ideal temperature to apply is between 70°F and 100°F. Allow two hours for the adhesive bond to cure.
    • To accelerate the adhesive curing and build strength quickly, use supplemental heat up to 130°F for 1 minute.
    • If applied at temperatures less than 70F, use supplemental heat to assure the initial adhesion is sufficient.
  5. Cleaning Adhesive Residue - If the affixing pad is removed, it will reveal the hidden security message (VOID OPENED) in the film and leave adhesive residue on the surface. The adhesive residue can be removed with minimum 90% isopropyl alcohol. Keep clear of any ignition sources when using flammable solvents.
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Brian Cramer Brian Cramer
Sales & Customer Service
(800) 336-6636 ext 4211
email: bcramer@novavisioninc.com
Bill Kudzia Bill Kudzia
Sales & Customer Service
(800) 336-6636 ext 4232
email: bkudzia@novavisioninc.com
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