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Introduction to
custom printing




Custom printed Heatshrink™"

How much can I say
on what length Heatshrink™?




Price Guide
 
HOW MANY LINES OF WHAT POINT SIZE TEXT WILL FIT ON WHAT DIAMETER SHMARKER™?*
mm inches  
3.2 1/8" 3 lines of 4 point
0.1250 2 lines of 5 or 6 point
  1 line of 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 point
   
4.8 3/16" 3 lines of 5 or 6 point
0.1875  2 lines of 7, 8 or 9 point
  1 line of 10, 11, 12, 14 or 16 point
   
6.4 1/4" 5 lines of 4 point
0.2500 4 lines of 5 point
  3 lines of 6 or 7 point
  2 lines of 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 point
  1 line of 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 or 24 point
   
9.5  3/8" 6 lines of 5 point
0.3750 5 lines of 6 point
  4 lines of 7 or 8 point
  3 lines of 9, 10 or 11 point
  2 lines of 12, 14, 16 or 18
  1 line of 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 or 36 pt.
   
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
   
19.1 3/4" 7 lines of 8 point
0.7500 6 lines of 9 or 10 point
  5 lines of 11 or 12 point
  4 lines of 14 or 16 point
  3 lines of 18, 20 or 22 point
  2 lines of 24, 26 or 28 point
  1 line of 36, 48 or 72 point
   
25.4 1" 7 lines of 11 or 12 point
1.0000  6 lines of 14 point
  5 lines of 16 or 18 point
  4 lines of 20 or 22 point
  3 lines of 24, 26 or 28 point
  2 lines of 36 point
  1 line of 48 or 72 point
   
38.1 1 1/2" limited to same number of lines as 1"
1.5000  
   
50.8 2" limited to same number of lines as 1"
2.0000  

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 4 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." If you are sending us graphics on disk, 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 (including stretched graphics, text and bar codes) must fit within the height guide dimensions. This is also known as the "live graphic height".

Tube
Height Guide
Tube
Height Guide
Diameter
Maximum
Diameter
Maximum
 
Print Area
 
Print Area


NOTE:
If you received this by fax, the actual distance between the height lines may not be to scale due to the fact that some fax machines slightly enlarge or reduce upon sending and some fax machines slightly enlarge or reduce upon receipt. So we recommend double checking the measurements with a ruler.

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