Marking Systems for Special Clothing and Equipment
ARMY NATICK LABS MA CLOTHING AND PERSONAL LIFE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT LAB
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A study was made to develop an ink marking system for selected items of individual military clothing and equipment to provide legible, durable and uniform results on dissimilar surfaces of such materials as leather, fabric and webbing. A white cotton label was recommended for attachment to black combat boots and black belt webbing during manufacture for later marking with black ink. White or colored inks previously considered for direct application to these items are unsatisfactory, although caps garrison, service and field, helmet liner headbands, oxford dress shoes and duffel bags can be marked satisfactorily by direct application of black ink. Various commercial marking systems are described, analyzed and discussed. These include pads and inks for hand lettering, rubber stamps, hand printers, stencils, brushes, pens and markers, both fiber and felt.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies