Designed for a variety of applications, the versatile plastic labels and polyester label is pliable enough to conform to curved surfaces and durable enough to resist caustics, solvents and mild abrasion. Combined with our subsurface printing, our process protects your brand, copy and barcode against wear.

Our plastic labels are extremely versatile and range from high end print quality for high volume branded products and access control needs to destructible and tamper evident labels. Our plastic and polyester labels can conform around any challenge.

Our DASH Program was developed to supplement our superior plastic labels with service for those who need labels immediately, proving a 2-day label option when anything less won't keep your business running smoothly. Tag and label options that better meet your needs? That's ID Made Better.®

Plastic Labels

Conformable. Versatile. Colorful.

Explore Plastic Labels

With Metalcraft’s Thermalmark Labels, you have the flexibility to have pre-printed labels that can then be customized on-site with more print information. The subsurface printing creates a durability for your sustaining information (like logo and brand)without the added cost of lamination.

Applications for Metalcraft plastic labels include labels for windshields, cables, containers, racks, destructible, metalized, tamper evident and so much more! All feature superior readability and most can be customized to your environment.

We’ve intelligently partnered with customers like you to build a repertoire of solutions, including making a label destructible. Our Destructible Labels tear apart if they are attempted to be removed. This deters theft or unauthorized asset transfer.

Resisting paint to the point of easily removing or by using a paint mask are yet more options in our plastic label solutions.

Discover the versatility of plastic tags in so many applications—from hang tags, parking passes and pallet tags to key fobs, wristbands and bale tags.

Barcode symbologies

Introduction to Barcode: 1D and 2D Barcode Symbologies

Barcodes come in many forms, but do you know how a barcode works? Our introduction to barcodes spells out the basics to help you make the best choice for your application.

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Metalcraft asset labels

Stickers vs. Asset Labels: What's The Difference?

Are stickers and asset labels the same thing? Not to us. While stickers and asset labels have many similarities, if you are looking for a durable option with a long life span, asset labels are the clear winner.

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Our laser converting equipment allows unique customization and fast turnaround times for our customers. This machine allows us to create label kits - where different sizes, shapes and designs can be printed on a single roll!

  • Case Study

    Head Of The Class

    How barcode label asset tracking helped Wake County Public School District


    Great partnerships stand the test of time and the decades-long partnership between Bar|Scan, Inc.® and Metalcraft has done exactly that.

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What are plastic asset tags?

Plastic asset tags are identification labels that can be attached to both movable and fixed assets. They are designed to last the entire life of the item so the asset can be identified, and its availability, usage or life span can be easily tracked. Plastic or polymer tags come in a variety of sizes and designs to fit your application. Different adhesives, branding elements and materials are used to create custom asset tags for specific projects.

What are barcode labels?

There are two main types of barcodes: linear barcodes and 2D barcodes (such as DataMatrix or QR codes). Linear barcodes hold one piece of information-- normally a number that is used to identify, tag or track a product or asset. Linear, or traditional barcodes, can help businesses or retailers associate price, inventory levels and product returns. 2D barcodes are designed to hold significantly more data than standard barcode stickers. 2D barcodes can include multiple pieces of data including the price and quantity but also extra identify information like photos or links to websites for additional information. To understand how to select a symbology for a linear barcode, read more.

What is subsurface printing?

Subsurface printing is a unique process that protects the barcode/numbers and designs from chemicals, cleaning, abrasion and temperatures by reverse printing on the underside of the materials. That allows the image to be “right-read” once applied to the mounting surface. Subsurface printing doesn’t require a laminate, eliminating costs and the potential for delamination that comes with surface printing.

Can you get special colors on labels?

Metalcraft offers PMS and non-standard color options on our plastic/polyester labels at no additional charge!