While we excel at embedding custom information onto tags, some organizations need to mark their own tags on-site. This is where blank metal tags are a perfect solution.
Stamping tags by hand or running them through an embossing machine allows for timely identification.
Our high-quality blank metal tags can be marked using a variety of methods:
- Hand Stamping
- Laser Etching
- Screen Printing
- Dot Peen Marking
- Embossing Machine
Most customers will use blank tags in an embossing machine, which creates custom raised characters in an individual tag. These machines are not meant for large scale production runs but are more than capable of marking small to medium quantities.
It can also be more cost-effective for organizations to purchase their own embossing machine. They can then buy bulk quantities of blank metal tags to reduce cost, with the added convenience of marking tags in-house.
Plus, buying large quantities of blank tags eliminates repeated shipping costs and lead times for small quantity runs of tags with information already embedded.
These embossing machines can even be used for purposes like promotional marking at a tradeshow booth.
Sometimes an organization won’t know the information that is going on the ID tag until the moment it needs to be used. For example, if a company sells a made-to-order product with their customer’s name added, they won’t know the information going on the name tag until they receive an order.
Another common application is for marking equipment in-house. This can include equipment, storage, tools, etc.
When using any type of identification or signage in an industrial environment, durability is key. Heavy duty blank tags provide the utmost in resilience.
Embossing and stamping blanks can be exposed to extreme temperatures and weather without losing their construction. Stickers or plastic tags will quickly wear in similar conditions.
Metal materials such as blank stainless steel tags as well as aluminum are resistant to corrosion, making them perfect for indoor or outdoor environments.
Attachment methods are also paramount in ensuring your tags stay secured during usage. Hardware such as bolts or fasteners are commonly used to provide a secure hold. Some organizations utilize adhesive or welding as alternatives. Blanks marked for valve tags are sometimes held using wires or chains.
At Metal Marker, customization options for blank metal tags include:
- Circle, Square, Rectangle
- Flat Tags
- Anodized Aluminum
- Stainless Steel
- Cold Rolled Steel
- Anodized Aluminum
- Painted Steel
- And More!
If you are going to use blank metal tags in an auto-feed machine, there are some specific guidelines you must follow. The blank nameplates must be produced so that they are completely flat. If the tags are off-center, it can lead to machine jamming, improper marking on the tags, and major production issues.
Whether you use aluminum blanks or stainless steel, we have the capability to meet these specifications so that your tags are always ready to use without any problems. Make sure to get extra so you always have some in stock.
The blank metal tags we produce are extremely versatile. Their longevity makes them an ideal solution for a wide range of industries. A few examples include:
- Oil & Gas
- Many More!