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Indoor/Outdoor Vinyl Tape features low-shrink design.

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February 22, 2010 - Intended for Brady GlobalMark®2 and MiniMark(TM) Label Printers, B-595 indoor/outdoor vinyl label maker tape includes adhesive that sticks to irregular, highly-textured, and curved surfaces and stands up to grease, oil, and most industrial chemicals. Low-shrink construction minimizes dust and grim build-up and shrinkage of tape. Applied at 0°F or above, product has service temperature of -40 to +185°F and 5 yr outdoor durability in temperatures from -40 to +180°F.

Brady Corp.

6555 W. Good Hope Rd., P.O. Box 2131, Milwaukee, WI, 53201 2131, USA

Original Press Release

Brady Replaces Current Indoor/Outdoor Vinyl with New Low-Shrink Vinyl

Press release date: February 16, 2010

Brady Worldwide, Inc. launches new B-595 vinyl with improved adhesive and performance

Milwaukee, WI - Brady Worldwide, Inc. announced today that its existing indoor/outdoor vinyl label maker tape will be replaced with a new low-shrink vinyl. Beginning March 1, 2010, all of the B-588 vinyl materials for the Brady GlobalMark®2 and MiniMark(TM) Label Printers will be automatically replaced with a more advanced, superior vinyl - the new B-595 indoor/outdoor vinyl. This change will take place at no additional cost to Brady customers or distributors.

B-595 Vinyl offers aggressive adhesive that sticks to harsh, uneven surfaces

Brady's new B-595 vinyl label maker tape has the most aggressive adhesive ever offered with the GlobalMark®2 and MiniMark(TM) Label Printers. It is ideal for indoor and outdoor facility labels, including 5S labels, safety labels, warning labels, pipe markers, arc flash labels, equipment labels and visual workplace labels. The adhesive is proven to stick to irregular, highly-textured and curved surfaces, and stand up to grease, oil and most industrial chemicals.

Because of this advanced adhesive, the B-595 label maker tape is also proven to adhere to "problem applications" that had been habitually difficult for vinyl materials, including low surface energy applications like PVC piping, blow-molded equipment cases, ABS plastics, powder-coated surfaces and equipment made from recycled plastics.

New low-shrink construction reduces build-up after application

The B-595 indoor/outdoor labels feature an innovative low-shrink vinyl construction that diminishes the unsightly build-up of dust and grime that appears around the edges of typical vinyl labels within a year after the label is applied. The low-shrink construction minimizes shrinkage of the label maker tape, and also reduces the adhesive build-up in label printer mechanisms.

The new vinyl also has a lower application temperature than the existing vinyl label material; it can be applied at 0°F or above instead of 40°F or above (the service temperature remains at -40°F to 185°F.) It has a 5-year outdoor durability average in temperatures from -40°F to 180°F.

For more information about the new B-595 indoor/outdoor vinyl for GlobalMark®2 and MiniMark(TM) Label Printers, visit www.bradyid.com/B595. Customers can request a sample pack of the B-595 new label maker tape or download a B-595 Parts Information Brochure.

About Brady Corporation

Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect premises, products and people. Its products include high-performance labels and signs, safety devices, printing systems and software, and precision die-cut materials. Founded in 1914, the company has more than 500,000 customers in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, education, medical and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee and employs more than 7,000 people at operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia/Pacific. Brady's fiscal 2009 sales were approximately $1.2 billion. More information about Brady Corporation is available at www.bradycorp.com and to learn more about Brady's complete line of products and offers visit www.bradyid.com. In Canada visit www.bradycanada.com.

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