UL® Recognized Label Component Systems And Printing The UL® Mark
A UL® label must meet UL® specifications and be produced under a recognized file to be considered a UL® recognized component on your product. We can meet your UL® label needs when either or both
of these features are required:
- UL® requires you to use approved materials in recognized component systems.
- You would like to print the UL® mark (UL® bug) and have a stamped approval from UL® for your artwork.
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Clearing the UL® Label Confusion
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.® (UL® ) certification and recognition are often confusing and misinterpreted. These are the separate UL® areas:
- Materials (Recognized Label Component Systems)
UL® tests and certifies label materials against specific safety standards for use on final products required to be UL® approved. See box regarding UL® recognized materials.
- Printing the UL® Mark (UL® bug)
The UL® mark (UL® bug) is a symbol of safety and cannot be used without UL® 's approval. Printed UL® marks that will be placed on a UL® approved product will need to be printed using a Recognized Label Component System.
The UL® Label Dictionary
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UL® Recognized Label Component Systems:
UL® recognized label component systems
UL® requires you to use a recognized label component system
We offer UL® recognized systems - tested by UL® under file #MH29620. A UL® recognized component is linked to the finished product. The label itself must be a recognized component because it is part of the finished UL® product. Certain combinations of UL® recognized materials and inks that we offer under file #MH29620 are UL recognized label construction, referred to as a component. A UL® recognized label component is not a UL® recognized product. You MUST obtain UL® recognition for your specific product to use the UL® certified marks identifying your product as UL® product.
2 mil clear polyester
2 mil gloss white polyester
2 mil metalized matte silver polyester
2 mil metalized brushed silver polyester
2 mil metalized shiny silver polyester
1 mil clear polyester over-laminate
5 mil clear Lexan® over-laminate
10 mil clear GE Lexan®
2 mil 3M 467MP adhesive (for Lexan®)
5 mil 3M 468MP adhesive (for Lexan®)
Learn more about the recognized label component system we offer under file #MH29620Printing The UL® Mark:
You Need To Print The UL® Mark
The UL® mark (UL® bug) is a registered trademark and cannot be used without UL®'s approval. Contact your UL® representative with your final artwork to obtain a stamp of approval from UL®. You will provide us this stamped artwork file in addition to your digital artwork file when you order.
Printed UL® mark labels that will be placed on a UL® approved product will need to be printed using a Recognized Label Component System.
We offer UL® Type "R" Mark labels that are printed under file #PGAA.LP3744, which are approved by UL®. For us to do so, you must have a UL® approved design with a stamp for verification.
We also offer Type "L" Mark - listed or classified labels under file #PGAA.LP3744, which are approved by UL® when done in direct connection with UL®.
To learn more about UL® requirements for printing the mark, please visit
http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/corporate/aboutul/ulmarks/mark/design/UL® Tested Materials:
Use of UL® Tested Materials
What is the difference between "UL® Recognized Materials" and "UL® Recognized Component Systems"?
Many label suppliers offer what they call "UL® Tested Materials" or "UL® Recognized Materials", for example, they might offer a UL® recognized polyester base material. Note that this is just a recognition by UL® that the material has met certain criteria. It does not mean that if you use all UL® recognized materials that your final label (base material, adhesive, ink, over-laminate) will be a UL® Recognized Component System. To achieve that status, UL® must test all of the components, at the same time, as one final construction. Please refer to our "UL® Recognized Label Component Systems" info box for this. Be cautious about vendors that say they offer UL® Recognized Component Systems when all they offer is individual UL® Recognized Materials.
MaverickLabel.Com - The Informed UL® Choice !
Ordering UL® labels, components or items with the UL® mark can be a daunting task. We've helped hundreds of companies to find the right UL® solutions. Here's some essential information based on our experience and our customers' experiences with UL®.
UL® Examines, Tests and Reviews Specific Products
Confusion begins when the materials used in a product are looked upon as products in themselves. As an example, what if you needed to design or order a new control panel overlay for an electrical device that was to be made of the polycarbonate Lexan®. Is the control panel certified because it is comprised almost entirely of the UL® certified material Lexan®? For clarification, please read on.
The UL® Certified Mark
Only those products with the UL® mark should be listed and covered by UL®'s Follow-up Service. Always look for the UL® mark on the product.
UL® investigates product equipment for the Listing/Classification. Their investigation includes an evaluation of suitability of components, relays, and switches, for use in the specific end product. The acceptability of the Component requires compatibility with the end-product application.
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Shedding Light On
UL® Label Confusion
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.® (UL® ) certification and recognition are often confusing and misinterpreted
These are the foundations of what UL® does:
- UL® Examines, Tests and Reviews Specific Products
- The UL® Certified Mark
- UL® Recognition.