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05/03/2013

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Lucas Perez

Underwriters’ Laboratories has published a short, but informative article about label considerations on fire door frames. On the topic of painting labels, the articles states that “The embossment of the information on the label must be bold enough that it will be easily visible once painted. UL permits and encourages painting of embossed labels so they will not corrode and become illegible once the frames are installed. As such, it has been felt that the painting of an embossed label will not affect the rating of the frame or the legitimacy of the UL label…Labels that do not feature raised embossment of the label information should not be painted, as the paint will obscure the information.”

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Justin

I think the question the article is asking is whether the labels on metal doors such as the ones from http://rimdoor.com can be painted over and still be legible. Common sense says that you would either paint around the label, remove the label before paining, or put another label on after painting.

Jeff

Why would a painted on label be unacceptable? What would cause a painted label to be rendered illegible, when a paper label would have to be placed on top of the painted surface. A painted on label would certainly last longer than a paper and ink label, which would fall off long before a properly painted label would. Even a metal label would have to have painted or inked lettering unless stamped.

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