Paint Resistant Tags (Metal)


  • Color logos or designs available in standard colors – black, red, yellow, green or blue
  • Fluoropolymer laminate designed to resist up to 12 paintings and withstand continuous temperatures up to 350°F
  • Anodizing process and fluoropolymer laminate protects black copy, logos, and bar codes from chemicals, abrasion and high temperatures
  • Adhesives specially matched to surface for maximum adhesion or optional holes available for mechanical fasteners

Need an economical nameplate that can withstand multiple paint applications while sporting a color logo or design? Metalcraft’s Paint-Resist Metal Bar Code Nameplates are the solution you have been looking for. These unique labels feature a special fluoropolymer laminate that resists multiple paint applications (approximately 10-12), grease, even graffiti, and can withstand temperatures up to 350°F. After painting customers simply pick off the dried paint and are left with a clean, easy-to-scan metal bar code nameplate – a great product for work-in-process.

Available with or without a bar code, Paint-Resist Metal Nameplates are ideal for customers who require permanent nameplates to stand up in moderate to harsh environments. Black copy, logos, and bar codes are photographically reproduced for maximum clarity and detail and then sealed within the anodic layer of the aluminum.

Color options are available for your logo, copy or design. Paint-Resist Metal Bar Code Nameplates come with a standard adhesive that bonds extremely well to plastic or powder coated metal surfaces and also bonds well to bar metal surfaces.

This product is also available with optional holes for mechanical fasteners.

Specifications Data
Material .008” thick matte anodized aluminum is standard. Optional thicknesses include: .012”, .020”, .032”, and .063”.
Serialization All alphanumeric bar codes are photo imaged with a human-readable equivalent. Guaranteed no skips in sequence. Code 39 with 2.7 to 9.4 characters per inch (CPI) is standard. Other bar code symbologies including Code 128, I 2 of 5, 2D DataMatrix and QR Code.
Label Copy Printed copy may include block type, stylized type, logos or other designs. Black copy is produced photographically. Colors other than black are screen printed.
Colors Choose black only or one of our standard colors (red, blue, green, purple, orange, dark blue or yellow) for block style type, stylized type, logos or other designs. Due to the contrast needed for the bar code scanner, all bar codes are black. Color samples available upon request.
Standard Adhesive Pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive; excellent bond to unpainted metal surfaces such as aluminum and stainless steel as well as glass surfaces. Will withstand temperatures from -40°F to 400°F (intermittent). Shelf life of 24 months when stored at 72°F (22°C) and 50% relative humidity.
Sizes Various sizes available
Holes 2" x .625"; 2" x 1"; 2.5" x .75"
Packaging Shipped in “work-out-of” cartons for convenient application. Each carton consists of one or more plastic trays containing 250 sequentially packed nameplates (can vary with metal thickness). Both cartons and trays are clearly marked to indicate serial numbers of contents. Pressure-sensitive adhesive orders are shipped with a roller, cleaner, and application instructions.
Shipment 7-8 business days

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Destructive Test Data
Image intensified Plates brushed for 7000 cycles with stiff nylon wheel (C-17) at a 1000 gm (16 ox.) load Reduced overall readability after these thresholds
Chemical Test Data
Characteristics Test conditions Effect
Salt spray 5% at 95°F, 700 hours no effect
Ammonium hydroxide 2 hours at 1% and 5% slight dulling of image, affects overall readability
Ethyl alcohol no effect
ethyl acetate 24 hours no effect
Ferric chloride 72 hours no effect
Heptane 72 hours no effect
Hydrocarbon fluid no effect
JP-4 fuel no effect
Kerosene no effect
Methyl ethyl ketone no effect
Nitric acid 1%, 40 hours no effect
Phosphoric acid 1%, 40 hours no effect
Skydrol no effect
Sodium hydroxide affects overall readability
Turbine and jet fuel (MIL-L 5161C) (MIL-L 5161C) no effect
Tetra sodium pyrophosphate 1%, 40 hours no effect
trisodium phosphate no effect
Temperature Test Data
Temperature resistance
(Image intensified) 265 hours at 500°F, 90 hours at 600°F, 60 hours at 700°F Reduced overall readability after these thresholds
UV Exposure (image intensified) Weatherometer, 20 years equivalent Reduced overall readability after these thresholds
Abrasion Test Data
Image intensified Plates brushed for 7,000 cycles with stiff nylon wheel (C-17) at a 1,000 gm (16 ox.) load Reduced overall readability after these thresholds