Our line of durable on-metal RFID tags and labels are perfect for your metal surface application projects. Designed to work on a variety of metal surfaces, our metal mount RFID tags work well for asset tagging, work-in-process and returnable container applications. Our metal mount tags are available in on-site printable and preprint constructions so we can fit any requirement for on-demand printing and asset tracking projects. 

On-metal RFID tags are revolutionizing the way businesses track and manage assets in challenging environments. These specialized tags are designed to overcome the limitations of traditional RFID technology when applied to metal surfaces. With their unique construction and advanced technology, on-metal RFID tags provide reliable and accurate identification and tracking of assets, even in harsh and metallic environments. Our on-metal RFID tags also offer a high level of durability and ruggedness, ensuring their performance and longevity in demanding conditions.

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The closest thing you will find to a one-size-fits-all RFID solution!

The closest thing you will find to a one-size-fits-all” RFID solution!

A versatile and affordable RFID tag made in the USA to fit a wide array of on-metal and standard applications, the Universal MC RFID Tag is available both preprinted and onsite printable to handle whatever asset tagging application you have.

An RFID tag that truly lives up to its name. The Universal RFID Hard Tag features surface-independent tags with a patented inlay design used to obtain excellent read ranges regardless of the surface – metal, plastic, even wood.

The only thing “mini” about this tag is its size! With a smaller footprint and lower profile, the Onsite Printable Universal Mini RFID Tag easily fits where other tags may be too large and obtrusive and still gives incredible read ranges compared to other tags in its class.

The Universal Micro RFID Tag measuring 1 7/8” x 5/8” is a great solution to your identification projects that require the smallest RFID tag with great read range.

If you are looking for a small RFID tag, the Universal Mini RFID Tag is the one for you! The Universal Mini RFID Tag may be small in size, but it packs a powerful punch! Its compact design and slim profile make it ideal for spaces where larger tags would be cumbersome.


The closest thing you will find to a "one-size-fits-all” RFID solution!

Grey Trunk’s cloud-based asset tracking system makes asset tracking fast and simple. Eliminate hours of work using RFID and barcode technology to easily find and catalog your assets.

Want more? More performance, more savings, and more sustainability? Then you want Metalcraft’s new Universal Eco-Mini RFID Tag!

Want more? More performance, more savings, and more sustainability? Then you want Metalcraft’s new Universal Eco-Mini Plus RFID Tag!

Does RFID work on metal?

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) can work on metal, but it can be more challenging due to metal's tendency to interfere with radio waves. When an RFID tag is placed directly on metal, it can reflect the radio waves and cause signal interference, leading to reduced read range or even failure to read the tag.

However, there are ways to mitigate this issue. One common approach is to use specialized passive RFID tags on metal. These tags typically have a special design or shielding to minimize interference from the metal. Additionally, placing a spacer, such as foam or plastic, between the tag and the metal surface can help improve performance by creating a gap that reduces interference.

Another method is to use on-metal RFID tags that are specifically designed to be affixed directly onto metal surfaces without signal interference. These tags usually incorporate materials or designs that allow them to function effectively even when in close proximity to metal.

Does stainless steel interfere with RFID?

Stainless steel can indeed interfere with RFID signals, primarily due to its conductive properties. When an RFID tag is placed directly on stainless steel, the metal can reflect and absorb the radio waves emitted by the RFID reader, leading to reduced read range or even failure to read the tag.

However, there are ways to mitigate this interference. Specialized RFID tags designed for use on metal surfaces, including stainless steel, are available. These tags typically feature designs or materials that help minimize interference from the metal, allowing them to function effectively even in close proximity to stainless steel.

Additionally, using spacers between the RFID tag and the stainless steel surface can help create a gap that reduces interference, improving the tag's performance. These spacers can be made of non-conductive materials such as foam or plastic.

How do you stop RFID interference?

To mitigate RFID interference, several strategies can be employed. Firstly, utilizing specialized RFID UHF on-metal asset tags designed for use on metal surfaces can minimize signal disruption. These on metal RFID tags often feature shielding or spacers to create a gap between the tag and the metal, reducing interference. Proper positioning of RFID tags and readers, along with adjusting antenna orientation, can optimize signal strength and read range.

Introducing non-conductive spacer materials between the tag and interfering surfaces, such as foam or plastic, can further minimize interference. Additionally, implementing active or passive shielding techniques, choosing the appropriate frequency, and conducting site surveys to identify sources of interference are effective measures to enhance RFID system performance in environments prone to interference.

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Top Questions About RFID

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Cheap RFID Tags (and why they may not be as cheap as you think)

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RFID Tags for Metal Surfaces Case Studies

Creating a Memorable Experience

Creating a Memorable "Experience"

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Ensuring a Concrete Infrastructure

Ensuring a "Concrete" Infrastructure

Massachusetts DOT partners with Metalcraft using RFID in concrete tracking

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Tracking Chromebooks

Tracking Chromebooks with RFID: A Class Act


Chromebooks are the dominant portable computing devices purchased by schools for students today due to their ability to increase efficiency and productivity in the classroom. In addition, they are a more cost-effective option than other mobile computers.

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