Custom Label with Colored Background, Text, and Image - C1602, Custom Safety Labels

Custom Blank Header Labels with 28 Unique Templates

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Step 1 of 6: Choose Label Background
Backgrounds

Choose your label background from the options below. All designs are available in either vertical or horizontal orientation — to change it, scroll down to the Size selection area.

Step 2 of 6: Header Information
Header Text

Type your copy for "HEADER" in the field below. This field could support both text and image which you could select or upload under Header Image.

If you prefer to ONLY display an image as your header instead, CLEAR the text within the field below.

Header Text font
Header Text fontsize
Header Text alignment

Header Image

Choose or upload your header image. The image can be a stock symbol from our galleries or a custom image (logo, photo, graphic, etc.) uploaded by you. Custom image/logo should be at least 300 DPI, 2 MB max. or have dimensions of at least 1000 pixels on either side for optimal print quality.

If you prefer to ONLY display text as your header instead, select "None" and type your copy in the Header Text field above.

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ANSI & ISO Safety Symbols: Hazard, Mandatory, Prohibition (within surround shapes)
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ANSI Safety Symbols (black shapes)
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Arrows
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Facility Related Hazards & Symbols
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Fire & Emergency Exit Related Symbols
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Food / Shopping
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GHS and HCS Pictograms
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Health / PPE / COVID-19
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Numbers
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Property & Security Related Symbols
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Recreation Symbols (Sports, People, Activities)
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Recycling & Conservation Symbols
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Social Distancing
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Header Text/Image Color
Step 3 of 6: Image Layout (Choose or Upload Images)
Image Layout

Choose the layout with which you'll design your label.

Upload Your Own Design

Upload your design here. Before uploading, make sure the size of your artwork matches the option you chose from the "Size" section above.

Custom image/logo should be at least 300 DPI, 2 MB max. or have dimensions of at least 1000 pixels on either side for optimal print quality.

Your custom image upload will be adjusted to fit proportionately within the sign dimensions, avoiding the edges of the sign (leaving a smaller border ranging in size from 1/4” up to 1-1/2”).

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Image 1

Choose or upload your images. Your image can be a stock symbol from our galleries or a custom image (logo, photo, graphic, etc.) uploaded by you. Please remember, if an image is uploaded, it should be at least 300 DPI, 2 MB max. or have dimensions of at least 1000 pixels on either side for optimal print quality.

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ANSI & ISO Safety Symbols: Hazard, Mandatory, Prohibition (within surround shapes)
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ANSI Safety Symbols (black shapes)
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Arrows
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Facility Related Hazards & Symbols
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Fire & Emergency Exit Related Symbols
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Food / Shopping
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GHS and HCS Pictograms
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Health / PPE / COVID-19
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Numbers
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Property & Security Related Symbols
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Recreation Symbols (Sports, People, Activities)
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Recycling & Conservation Symbols
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Social Distancing
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Traffic & Parking Related Symbols
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Image 1 Color
Image 2
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ANSI & ISO Safety Symbols: Hazard, Mandatory, Prohibition (within surround shapes)
PrevNext
ANSI Safety Symbols (black shapes)
PrevNext
Arrows
PrevNext
Facility Related Hazards & Symbols
PrevNext
Fire & Emergency Exit Related Symbols
PrevNext
Food / Shopping
PrevNext
GHS and HCS Pictograms
PrevNext
Health / PPE / COVID-19
PrevNext
Numbers
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Property & Security Related Symbols
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Recreation Symbols (Sports, People, Activities)
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Recycling & Conservation Symbols
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Social Distancing
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Traffic & Parking Related Symbols
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Image 2 Color
Image 3
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ANSI & ISO Safety Symbols: Hazard, Mandatory, Prohibition (within surround shapes)
PrevNext
ANSI Safety Symbols (black shapes)
PrevNext
Arrows
PrevNext
Facility Related Hazards & Symbols
PrevNext
Fire & Emergency Exit Related Symbols
PrevNext
Food / Shopping
PrevNext
GHS and HCS Pictograms
PrevNext
Health / PPE / COVID-19
PrevNext
Numbers
PrevNext
Property & Security Related Symbols
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Recreation Symbols (Sports, People, Activities)
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Recycling & Conservation Symbols
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Social Distancing
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Traffic & Parking Related Symbols
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Image 3 Color
Step 4 of 6: Type Your Custom Information
Primary Text

Type your copy for "PRIMARY TEXT" in the field below.

Primary Text font
Primary Text fontsize
Primary Text alignment

Primary Text Color
Secondary Text

Type your copy for "SECONDARY TEXT" in the field below.

Secondary Text font
Secondary Text fontsize
Secondary Text alignment

Secondary Text Color
Step 5 of 6: Footer Information — Text or Company Logo
Footer Text

Type your copy for "FOOTER TEXT" in the field below. This field could support either text or image which you could select or upload under Footer Image.

If you prefer to ONLY display an image as your footer instead, CLEAR the text within the field below.

Footer Text font
Footer Text fontsize
Footer Text alignment

Footer Image

Choose or upload your footer image. The image can be a stock symbol from our galleries or a custom image (logo, photo, graphic, etc.) uploaded by you. Custom image/logo should be at least 300 DPI, 2 MB max. or have dimensions of at least 1000 pixels on either side for optimal print quality.

If you prefer to ONLY display text as your footer instead, select "None" and type your copy in the Footer Text field above.

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Step 6 of 6: Product Options — Size, Material, Design Notes
Size

Selecting a label size below will update pricing and material options.

Material

Select below from any of the material options available and look to the right to view the different price breaks for each material selected. Click the info icon to learn more about our materials and their characteristics.

MaterialVisibilityResistanceOutdoor DurabilityService TemperatureInfo
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Fading and Mild Chemicals
4 to 5 Years
-20° to 176° F
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Indoor Use Only
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5 to 8 Years
-40° to 302° F
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N/A
4 to 5 Years
-40°F to 302°F
Good Reflective
Fading and Mild Chemicals
Up to 7 Years
-10°F - 130°F
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Glow in Dark
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Indefinite Indoors / Up to 3 years Outdoors
120° F (50° C) Max.
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Fading and Mild Chemicals
2 to 3 Years
0° to 158° F
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3 to 5 Years
-40° to 180° F
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Fading and Mild Chemicals
3 to 5 Years
-40° to 180° F
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Day Only
Fading and Mild Chemicals
1 to 2 Years
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5 to 7 Years
-40° to 212° F
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Fading
5 to 7 Years
-40° to 212° F
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Fading and Mild Chemicals
5 to 7 Years
-40° to 212° F
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Good Reflective
Fading and Mild Chemicals
Up to 7 Years
-10°F - 130°F
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Glow in Dark
N/A
Indefinite Indoors / Up to 3 years Outdoors
120° F (50° C) Max.
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Good Reflective
N/A
Up to 7 Years
-10°F - 130°F
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Good Reflective
Fading and Mild Chemicals
Up to 7 Years
-10°F - 130°F
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Better Reflective
Fading and Mild Chemicals
7 to 10 Years
-10°F - 130°F
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Better Reflective
Fading and Mild Chemicals
7 to 10 Years
-10°F - 130°F
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Better Reflective
Fading and Mild Chemicals
7 to 10 Years
-10°F - 130°F
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Best Reflective
Fading and Mild Chemicals
10+ Years
-10°F - 130°F
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Best Reflective
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10+ Years
-10°F - 130°F
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Best Reflective
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10+ Years
-10°F - 130°F
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Free Design Service

If you elect to use our free design service, our production team will review your design before it is printed. They will adjust the positioning and sizing of images and text to ensure that your label is not only easy to read and understand but looks visually appealing as well.

Special Instructions

Product Information

2 Mil UL® Recognized White Polyester w/ Clear Overlam

SafetySign.com is always looking for ways to provide customers with better signage options. To provide you with labels that last longer in harsh environments, we manufacture UL® Recognized polyester labels.

These UL® Recognized labels are superior to other labels because they perform better and last longer in tough environments.

Material Service Temperatures Lifespan
UL® Recognized Polyester -40°F to 302°F 5-8 years
Basic vinyl material 40°F to 180°F 3-4 years

These labels have a service temperature range of -40°F to 302°F and an outdoor durability of 5 to 8 years. They resist extreme heat, chemicals, and abrasion. Most of our selection of machine safety labels meet these standards.

These qualities outperform the basic adhesive vinyl labels produced by some manufacturers. Those labels have a service temperature range of up to 180°F and will only last outside for 3 or 4 years.

Non UL® Recognized labels cannot withstand the same type of chemical or abrasion exposure that a UL® Recognized polyester label can.

By using UL® Recognized polyester labels for your needs, you are ensuring that you will have a label that will last and won’t need to be replaced as often as those from other manufacturers.


Label Material: 3.5 Mil Adhesive Backed Vinyl Film

  • 3.5 mil thick flexible vinyl film coated with an aggressive permanent acrylic adhesive.
  • Graphics are printed using any of the following printing methods: screen printing and/or digital printing.
  • Vinyl signs are the most economical option available. A favorite material for indoor application.
  • Printed image will resist fading and mild chemicals.
  • Outdoor Durability: 3 to 4 years
  • Material Flexibility: Conform to either curved or flat surfaces
  • Service Temp Range: -40°F to 180°F
  • Min. Application Temp: 50° F
  • Surface Preparation: Clean and Dry
  • Ink Features: Printed with UV Inks
  • Printing Process: Digital or Screen
  • Sign Features: 1/4” Round Corners
  • Back Adhesive: Yes

New Matte Polyester with Low-Tack Adhesive

  • Designed for temporary applications of decals and graphics to most types of painted interior walls; this includes most flat, semi gloss and gloss paint finishes. These labels may also be applied to sealed wall coverings, glass, and clear acrylic.
  • Apply to smooth, clean, dry, and even surfaces in excellent condition. Not for use outdoors or on carpet.
  • Low-tack up to 6 months under normal interior exposure conditions and applications.
  • Low-tack adhesive will not leave a residue when graphics are removed.
  • Buyer should test for his/her intended use in a non-conspicuous area before installing.
  • See examples of the Low-Tack Polyester applications below.

Low-Tack Polyester on glass and drywall


2 Mil Face-Adhesive Peel and Stick Polyester Label

Polyester labels made with 2 mils white polyester coated with an aggressive LEED compliant permanent acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive that bonds well to glass surfaces.

Non-printed area is white. Shelf Life: Two years when stored at 70°F (21°C) and 50% relative humidity.

  • Outdoor Durability: 5 to 8 years
  • Service Temp Range: -40°F to 302°F
  • Min. Application Temperature: -50° F
  • Surface Preparation: Clean & Dry
  • Ink Features: Printed with UV Resistant Inks
  • Printing Process: Digital or Screen Printing
  • Over laminate: 1 Mil Clear Polyester
  • Label Features: Round Corners and back-slit for easy installation.

Label: Glow in the Dark (Photoluminous) Vinyl Film

  • Glow in the dark material typically used in no light and low light applications, as well as emergency situations of power loss. Ideal to identify emergency exits and equipment. Signs will glow for 10 hours in continuous darkness. Material is charged by any light source in 15 to 60 minutes, depending on light intensity. This material meets or exceeds DIN 67510-I, ASTM 2072, ISO 15370, IMO Res. A.752 (18), JIS Z9100, NYC RS6-1.
  • Glow in the dark material is a high performance polyester film.
  • Printed image will resist fading and mild chemicals.
  • Type of light source - cool white light sources, such as fluorescent lighting and sunshine, are excellent activators. Soft warm lighting, such as incandescent light bulbs, is at the lower activation end.
  • Length of Illumination - at least 60 minutes of activation are recommended.
  • Outdoor Durability: - Indoor use Only
  • Service Temp Range: - 0°F to 122°F
  • Min. Application Temp: - 50° F
  • Surface Preparation: Clean and Dry
  • Material Flexibility: Conform to either curved or flat surfaces
  • Sign Features: 1/4” Round Corners
  • Back Adhesive: Yes

Engineering Grade (EG) Reflective (Adhesive Backed Vinyl)

  • These signs are made of a beaded material that resists fading and will not chip, crack, or rust. Signs manufactured with this material can last up to 7 years and service temperatures ranging from -40°F to 200°F. Our signs are highly resistant against the extremes of hot, cold, dry, and humid weathering conditions. Graphics on these signs will resist fading and mild chemicals.
  • Graphics are printed using any of the following printing methods: translucent inks (screen printing), applied vinyl graphics and/or thermal transfer (digital printing); translucent ink or film does not apply to the color black.
  • Printed image will resist fading and mild chemicals.
  • Material Flexibility: Conform to either curved or flat surfaces
  • Outdoor Durability: up to 7 years (except orange)
  • Service Temp Range: -40°F to 200°F
  • Min. Application Temp: 50° F
  • Surface Preparation: Clean and Dry
  • Antigraffiti Overlamination: Available at an additional cost, see options below.
  • Sign Features: 1/4” Round Corners
  • Back Adhesive: Yes

Compliance

ANSI Z535.4 PRODUCT SAFETY LABELS

To view and print an Informational PDF click on this link: Product Safety Labels Submittal PDF →

To Learn about the Materials used in the making of this sign, refer to the Tab called "Material Descriptions..."


1. Hazard Classification: Signal Word

ANSI header selection

The first element to consider when designing or selecting a product safety label is to determine the likelihood and severity of a potential injury if a person does not follow the instructions contained on the safety label or sign.
There are four Signal Words or Hazard Classifications used in the design of an ANSI Z535.4 2007 compliant safety label: “DANGER”, “WARNING”, “CAUTION” and “NOTICE”

Click on this link to view: Signal Word Classification


Safety Alert Symbol: Use & Color Definition

ANSI Z535.4 2007 Revision has clarified the Safety Alert Symbol, use and respective colors, it has also incorporated the ISO 3864-1 general warning symbol as an alternate option. See image to learn how to use the safety alert symbol, what colors it should be, and when the use of certain versions (Image D & E) will comply with ISO 3864-2 as well.


Safety Alert Symbol

Safety alert symbols

2. Safety Label Format: Message Panel

ANSI safety label format

The message panel of any new ANSI Z535.4 2007 compliant sign or label must contain:

  • Identification of the hazard.
  • Identification of a means to avoid the hazard.
  • Consequences of not avoiding the hazard.

The order in which the information appears in the message panel is flexible and should be determined by logical factors related to avoiding an injury, such as:

  • The target audiences knowledge of the hazard.
  • And the reaction time to avoid the hazard.

In addition, we recommend, when formatting the message panel, to consider the following practices:

  • Use headline style text.
  • Use active voice statements.
  • Avoid prepositional phrases.
  • Use left justification of the text except on one line messages.
  • Use upper and lower case letters.

Click on this link to view & print: Brimar's Standard Label Sizes


3. Safety Symbols:

ANSI Z535.4 encourages the use of safety symbols that communicate a comparable message to the worded message on the sign or label. The safety symbol when selected properly, should identify:

  • The hazard.
  • Identify a means of avoiding the hazard.
  • Consequences of not avoiding the hazard.

The safety symbol should clarify or reinforce the worded message on the label. There are four types of safety symbols used on ANSI Z535.4 compliant product safety label. When using safety symbols to comply with ANSI, the symbol can be black on a white background, other colors may be used, like safety red for fire related symbols, and so on.

To comply with both ANSI Z535.4 and ISO 3864, then the following applies, ISO 3864 2002 standards required that all of the safety symbols used on international product safety labels be within a surround shape, yellow equilateral triangle with black inner border for hazard alerting symbols, blue circle for mandatory actions, and red circle with 45° degree slash for prohibition symbols. ANSI Z535.4 2002 does not required the use of a yellow equilateral triangle or the mandatory surround shape but, it does recognize it and permits their use.

Click on this link to view: ANSI Z535 & ISO 3864-2 Safety Symbol Classification


4. Safety Label: Letter Size Legibility

  • Lighting.
  • Background.
  • type font and visual acuity.

Other factors to consider in determining sign size include:

  • The complexity of the message, the reaction time necessary and the angle the label will be seen from.
  • In many situations it is better to use multiple smaller labels that are strategically positioned than one large label.

Many times letter size may need to be larger than the values shown on the graphic for a variety of reasons:

  • To make the sign more noticeable from other information displayed in the area.
  • To enable legibility under low light, or other poor viewing conditions.
  • To alert persons sooner than the minimum safe viewing distance.
  • To convey special importance for portions of the message.
  • To improve legibility for persons who have vision problems with small text.

Example of text message letter heights and *minimum safe viewing distances.
* Minimum safe viewing distance refers to the closest distance a person can be to the label and still have time to follow the safety label's message to avoid the hazard.


Safety Label Legibility

Click on the link to Open & Print PDF with: Recommended Sign Size & Viewing Distances


5. Safety Labels: Recommended Label Placement

It is well recognized that in many instances, well designed and properly placed safety labels can increase operator and maintenance personnel awareness of the inherent hazards involved when working with machinery.
When installing labels on equipment we recommend to keep in mind the following criteria:

  • Label needs to be readily visible to the target audience (personnel that will be in contact with the hazard)
  • Label needs to alert the viewer to the hazard in time to take appropriate action.
  • Labels are required to be applied on or adjacent to the area where the hazard is present.
  • Labels are required to be permanently affixed to the equipment.
  • Ensure the surface to which the label(s) will be applied on is clean and free of dirt, dust, grease and moisture. If the surface is painted, paint must be dry.
  • Press the label on after applying it to the surface. One or more passes over with a rag or roller will ensure that the label is completely glued on the surface and will not fall off.

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