Four part tags are designed to be marked with custom information, and then separated into four individual tags.

These multi-part tags are sometimes referred to as scored tags, as the edges are scored to make them easily separable by the user.

In addition, the tags typically feature slots on each end for simple mounting options.

This break away design provides an easy solution for marking equipment in an organized manner.

Benefits to Using Multi-Part Tags

One of the main benefits to utilizing multi-part tags is the easier transportation and management in comparison to individual tags. Carrying sets of 4 tags can be less challenging than carrying a large number of separated tags.

In addition, using a set of tags at a time can help with the organization and application of information.

For example, if an organization needs to mark a set of four items with the same information, using a multi-part tag can make this much simpler. Each set of tags will remain together, allowing for an easy labeling application.

Another useful element of the multi-part tag is that the set of tags is held together until needed. This means whether you need to apply one tag or four, you have the ability to do so.

Four part tags typically feature slots on the ends, allowing for easy mounting via bands and cables. Additionally, the tags are sometimes attached using hardware, chains, or wires.


Multiple part tags are used for a wide range of applications, which varies heavily by industry and organization.

Custom Identification

The application most often associated with this type of tag is the identification of equipment or machinery. Metal tags provide a durable method for adding information to nearly any type of equipment, tool, or other resource.

Multi-part tags often adorn cables, machines, and other equipment.

Identification takes on many forms depending on the specific needs of an organization and its workers. They are often used to provide company information, safety guidelines, or a simple number for tracking.

Asset Tagging

One of the most common uses of metal identification in general is asset tracking. By applying a simple tag with information, company assets become traceable. Four part tags offer the ability to group assets by sets.

For example, each component to a specific machine can feature the same identification number. Multi-part tags make the process of asset tagging simpler, by organizing numbers and allowing for tags to be accessible when required.

Theft Prevention

In addition to marking assets for tracking purposes, these tags are often used to prevent the theft of equipment and tools.

Tools are marked with company information, deterring would-be thieves from plundering the equipment.


  • Construction
  • Aerospace
  • Telecommunications
  • Shipping
  • Oil & Gas
  • Logistics
  • Warehousing
  • Manufacturing

Marking Processes for Four Part Tags

Embossing Machine

Embossing machines provide fast and economical marking for in-house applications. Instead of having to mark each tag by hand, the automated embossing machine will embed the information. Embossed designs feature raised characters, providing additional durability.

Four part tags are specifically made flat when produced, enabling their use in auto-feed style machines. This keeps the tags from getting stuck or jamming up the machine.

Hand Stamping

This is one of the simplest processes for marking blank tags. With a set of hand stamps, operators individually mark each tag separately. This stamped information is very durable and will withstand the vigorous use of harsh industrial environments.


Etching tools are be used to create a slight indentation in the metal substrate. Both handheld devices as well as large etching machines can be used to imprint the pertinent information.

Dot Peen Marking

Similarly to etching, handheld and stationary dot marking machines can create a custom design in the metal material. This can even include a QR or Data Matrix depending on the capabilities of the marking device used.


Multi part tags provide a unique and useful alternative to the standard metal nameplate. With the ability to mark and pull apart 4 separate tags, operators will save time and stay better organized.

There is no limit to the number of applications a multi-part tag can support.