Self-laminating labels are an effective method for marking and identifying wires and cables used in almost any application. They use thermal transfer technology for marking, which employs a translucent vinyl film substrate with a permanent acrylic adhesive. The labels are supplied with a white printable area that is over laminated upon application with the translucent portion of the label. These are used in a wide range of electrical and electronic applications as well as in factory automation and communications equipment. It protects the printed area from exposure to oil, solvents, water and abrasion.