Tabbed Metal Barcode Nameplates


  • NEW! CMYK color matching now available for Tabbed Metal Barcode Nameplates at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE!
  • Photographically reproduced black copy, logos and bar codes ensure accurate and reliable reads
  • Anodizing process 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
  • Optional intensification process increases heat resistance and improves the image resistance for other environmental conditions
  • Break-away tab for easier liner removal

Tabbed Metal Barcode Nameplates have a convenient break-away tab to assist with liner removal. 

These nameplates combine reliability with the durability you have come to expect from any Metalcraft product. They have consistently remained one of our most popular products for our customers due to their dependability as well as the options available. These include the thickness of the material, adhesive options and size selection. Optional second colors are digitally inkjet printed.

For more information, check out our blog, Tabbed Metal Asset Tags or our case study, Keeping Tabs on Traffic Signs.

Specifications Data
Material .012" thick matte anodized aluminum is standard. Optional thicknesses include .016" and .020".
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, or yellow) for block style type, stylized type, logos or other designs. Due to the contrast needed for bar code scanner, all bar codes are black. Color samples available upon request.
Standard Adhesive .0035" thick, pressure-sensitive adhesive that has a very high peel strength and provides excellent resistance to heat and chemicals.
Sizes Various sizes available
Holes Optional
Packaging Shipped in “workout-of” cartons for convenient application. Both cartons and trays clearly marked to indicate serial numbers of contents. Pressure-sensitive adhesive orders shipped with cleaner and application instructions.
Shipment 5-10 business days
Destructive Test Data
Image intensified Weatherometer, 20 years equivalent Reduced overall readability after these thresholds
Chemical Test Data
Characteristics Test Conditions Effect
Water/Humidity no 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
Ferric chloride 10%, 16 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
sulfuric acid 10%, 24 hours no effect
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
Read Range Test Data
Barcode Readability Test Data
Abrasion 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
Label Adhesion Test Data
Pull Test Data

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