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Borehole Labels Made from Durablack Aluminum are Unbeatable in Quality

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Borehole Labels Made from Durablack Aluminum are Unbeatable in Quality

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Durablack Borehole Label

Since we started our engraving business, we have received a number of orders for making borehole labels. In many cases, these are orders from borehole construction companies and NGOs that sponsor the construction of boreholes in rural areas with donor funds.

Initially, we were engraving these borehole labels from ordinary aluminum sheets, supplied around Kampala. This usually comes in sheets of 4 feet by 2 feet. Suppliers in Kampala have it either in silver or gold colors. To produce the labels from this ordinary aluminum, we deep etch it with a router and then apply color in the etched areas. The label usually comes out with your artwork in the colors of your choice.

These are the kind of borehole labels you will get from the majority of the engravers in Uganda. Though they’re relatively cheaper, they’re not of the quality I would recommend. But if you have a limited budget and you’re not a person of detail, they serve the purpose. If you mind about the quality of the engraving, then Durablack aluminum should be your #1 choice.

Durablack aluminum makes high quality borehole labels

Ordinary Aluminium Borehole Label

Ordinary Aluminium Borehole Label

Having used the ordinary aluminum and found out that the quality of the engraving was still lacking, we researched to find out a better engravable material. We discovered Durablack aluminum. This is a high quality thin and strong metal that produces high resolution results. It’s so good for outdoor material. It’s black in color and engraves a bright silver white color.

Though Durablack is a very good engravable metal, it’s not readily available on the Ugandan market. At Goleza Designers, we have it on special orders from abroad. The sheets come in sizes of 10 inches by 20 inches. It’s more expensive than the ordinary aluminum.

Why Should You Use Durablack for Borehole Labels?

There are several reasons why we recommend using Durablack for making borehole labels. They include the following.

#1 – Quality engraving

Borehole Labels

Durablack Borehole Label

Borehole labels from Durablack aluminum have the most precise engraving. Even the tiniest character or graphic comes out clearly. This is so because we engrave it directly with a CO2 laser machine unlike labels from ordinary aluminum where we etch with a router. The engraving is so smooth that you don’t even feel it by passing your fingers onto it. It’s so impressing that all our customers go away satisfied.

#2 – Strength and durability

Borehole labels made from Durablack are far stronger and durable. They’re scratch resistant and can withstand harsh conditions. They’re resistant to sunlight, abrasion, high temperatures and chemical exposure. Durablack’s strength and durability makes it the most suitable metal for making outdoor signage.

On the other hand, ordinary aluminum is not scratch resistant. Secondly, the color we add to the etched areas is subject to wearing out due to sunlight and chemical exposure.

#3 – No adding color

Ordinary Aluminium Borehole Label

Ordinary Aluminium Borehole Label

With Durablack, we don’t add colors after engraving. We just engrave and your artwork will be uniformly in a silver white kind of color, which looks fantastic. The engraving will always remain the same year after year without fading.

#4 – Thin and attaches firmly onto the borehole

The borehole labels we make from Durablack are as thin as 0.020 inches thick (0.508mm). When you fix it onto the borehole it attaches firmly with proper application of strong glue such as superglue. It bonds so well with another metal and separating the two is so hard.


If you need high quality borehole labels, we made it easy for you. We have researched and found Durablack to be the best metallic material for making such smaller outdoor labels. Usually, we make them in sizes of 15cm wide by 10cm high, good enough to fit properly on boreholes. Get in touch with us to make your order or to get more information.

Hello! My name is Charles Kiyimba, a creative engraver, a professional teacher, a passionate blogger, a self-made graphic / web designer and the founder of Goleza Designers Ltd, an engraving business that turns images into real products. Through my hands-on experience, I share with you free helpful information on our products and services, business, marketing and personal development. Always dive in for more!


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