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Metal Asset Tags

Aluminum Asset Tags, Durable Metal Labels & Nameplates For All Your ID Needs

From embossed metal nameplates to foil labels, Metalcraft custom metal asset tags are made from durable anodized aluminum or stainless steel. In addition to their base material; our digital printing, and photographic imaging capabilities keep barcodes, text, and images from fading. We have options for every aspect of your label needs: barcode symbologies (linear, 2D, datamatrix, QR) attachment adhesive, shape, size, color, and copy font are all customizable. Suitable for diverse applications indoor and outdoor, these quality labels help brand products, track assets, and control inventory for a wide array of commercial, government, and military specifications at affordable prices.

What Are Metal Asset Tags?

Metal asset tags are identification tags typically made out of aluminum or stainless steel that display information for easy identification of the object they are attached. Metal asset labels typically show serial number information, barcodes, and text-based information that is either printed, embossed, or chemically etched onto the surface of the tag. Metal tags are often used on equipment or assets that are used in caustic environments, have significant outdoor exposure, or are attached to assets susceptible to abrasion. 

Are Aluminum Asset Tags Used Only As Metal Equipment Tags?

Metal asset tags are actually used on a wide variety of items but one of the primary uses of aluminum labels is for metal equipment tags. Metal barcode tags and aluminum tags are often used in various metal nameplate applications for equipment identification and tracking purposes.  Other industries that widely use metal asset tags are

  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Supply Chain Logistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Warehousing

What Advantages Does Metal Have Over Polyester Tags?

Metal tags primarily perform better than plastic or polyester tags in applications where harsh chemicals, high UV / outdoor weather exposure, high temperatures or where abrasion and scratch resistance are important. With photo anodized metal asset tags, the aluminum will stand up against tough conditions, and the barcode and associated serial number, text, and other vital pieces of data are photo-composed into the anodic layer of the tag making fade and wear of the black image almost impossible. Metal tags also have the option of being mechanically fastened to an item or adhered with permanent pressure sensitive adhesive. These features provide excellent tag readability and longevity, ensuring crisp detail on the label to ensure your property can be quickly and easily identified for years. 

What Are Photo Anodized Aluminum Labels?

Metalcraft's Metal Barcode Tags & Foil Asset Tags, along with man of our other durable metal label products are photo anodized. The durability comes from its image – which is sealed inside of the anodized aluminum, providing corrosion, sunlight, abrasion, temperature and chemical resistance. The unique photographic imaging process creates high resolution graphics and clear variable information – including machine-readable barcodes and serialized data. For applications where permanence, resolution, variable data or a combination of those characteristics is required photo anodized aluminum labels are a perfect fit.