Any company that works in heavy industry or operates in harsh conditions is going to need equipment to match. It’s important not only that equipment can perform, but that you’re able to track it too.

However, the typical label will erode away under such extreme conditions, which makes it harder to track assets and important data. Inscribing important information on high-quality metal labels will resist the rigors of business and keep the information intact.

Why Metal Labels?

Metal labels are common features in various industrial pursuits thanks to the advantages they have over label alternatives. Their primary advantages include extreme durability, resistance to abrasion and weather and the ability to withstand solvents and chemicals. When you need your labeling to withstand combative environments, extreme temperatures or the vacuum of space, metal is the way to go.

However, resilience isn’t the only reason custom metal tags and labels are industry standards in fields such as the military or oil and gas. It’s possible to inscribe information so reliably and precisely that you can imprint detailed information and barcodes on your metal tags. It’s not uncommon for tags to feature an accurate company logo, website information, phone numbers and more. This combination of resilience and accuracy of metal labels is essential to operations in industries like:


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  • AerospaceThe aerospace industry uses metal labels to address various operational needs, including traceability, compliance, durability, and maintenance tracking, contributing to the overall safety and reliability of aerospace systems.
  • Automotive and transportation – Metal labels can carry essential information such as serial numbers, part numbers, manufacturing dates, and other relevant details. This information aids in communication among different stakeholders in the automotive and transportation industry, including manufacturers, maintenance crews, and regulatory authorities.
  • EnergyIn the energy sector, metal labels are employed to record information about maintenance schedules, inspections, and repairs. This aids in tracking the service history of each component, ensuring that maintenance is performed at the appropriate intervals, and facilitating the identification of parts that may need replacement.
  • Oil and gas utilities – Metal labels are integral to the oil and gas industry for asset identification, traceability, maintenance tracking, safety compliance, and efficient operations in challenging environmental conditions. Their use contributes to the overall reliability and safety of oil and gas facilities. Metal Marker is a uniquely qualified supplier of oil and gas identification products.
  • MilitaryMetal tags are used to label and identify various equipment and assets for the military. This helps in efficient asset management, preventing confusion, and ensuring that the right equipment is used in the right locations. Our military often operates in harsh and corrosive environments. Metal tags are chosen for their durability and resistance to environmental factors, including exposure to chemicals, saltwater, and extreme temperatures.
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Use Cases for Metal Labels

Virtually anything a company needs to track with metal nameplates, ID tags or other information is suitable for metal tags and labels. From individual pieces of equipment and personnel up to space shuttle components, labels of aluminum or steel provide identifying information and important data. You can even brand a metal tag with graphics, your company logo and other information. This flexibility means there are dozens of use cases where a metal tag or label is your best choice, such as:

  • Aerospace nameplates – Metal labels help identify the materials used in aerospace components. This is crucial for ensuring that the materials meet the required specifications and standards for strength, weight, and other performance characteristics.
  • CSC plates – CSC plates are required to display specific information, including the container’s unique identification number, maximum gross weight, and other details necessary for safe handling and transportation. Metal labels can be easily engraved or stamped with this information, ensuring compliance with international regulations and standards.
  • Barcode tags – Shipping containers are exposed to harsh environmental conditions during transportation, including saltwater exposure, extreme temperatures, and physical impact. Metal labels are durable and can withstand these challenging conditions, ensuring that the information on the barcode remains legible over an extended period.
  • Forklift data plates – Forklifts operate in demanding environments, including warehouses, construction sites, and industrial facilities. Metal labels made of materials like aluminum or stainless steel are durable and can withstand exposure to harsh conditions, vibrations, and potential impacts better than paper or plastic labels.
  • Complex imaging tags – These tags may be exposed to a range of environmental factors such as moisture, chemicals, and temperature variations. Metal labels are resistant to corrosion, water damage, and chemical exposure, ensuring that the tag remains legible and functional in different conditions.
  • Cremation tags – High temperature resistance, durability, corrosion resistance, and customization options make metal labels a suitable choice for cremation tags.
  • Metal ID tags – Metal labels, particularly those made from corrosion-resistant metals like stainless steel, are less prone to deterioration, ensuring that the metal ID tag remains legible and functional over time.
  • Telephone pole tags – The durability, resistance to weathering and UV exposure, longevity, and customization options make metal labels a suitable choice for telephone pole tags. These qualities ensure that the tags effectively serve their purpose of providing identification and relevant information for utility companies and maintenance personnel over an extended period.
  • Mining tags – Metal labels are resistant to weathering and degradation caused by exposure to the elements. This resistance is crucial for maintaining the legibility of identification information on the tag, which is needed in the mining industry to display maintenance history or other relevant data.
  • Property tags – Metal labels can be engraved or etched with information, providing clear and permanent markings. This is important for ensuring that identification details on a property tag remain legible for many years to come.
  • Shellfish tags – Shellfish, such as oysters or clams, are often exposed to harsh aquatic environments. The durability, resistance to corrosion, longevity, and customization options make metal labels a suitable choice for shellfish tags. These qualities ensure that the tags remain effective in providing identification and traceability throughout the various stages of shellfish cultivation, harvesting, and processing.
  • Valve tags – Valves are often located in challenging environments, such as industrial plants, pipelines, or chemical processing facilities. Metal labels are durable and resistant to wear, corrosion, and exposure to harsh chemicals or extreme temperatures.
  • QR code tags – Metal labels allow for clear and permanent markings, such as engraving or embossing. This ensures that the design and information on a QR code tag remains legible over time, contributing to efficient maintenance and operation.
  • Safety tags – Metal labels are resistant to wear and tear. This resistance is crucial for maintaining the legibility of identification information on a safety tag. Safety tags often need to display details about an asset’s maintenance history or other relevant data.
  • Inventory tags – Metal inventory tags may be attached to items in dynamic environments, such as warehouses, manufacturing facilities, or outdoor storage areas. Metal labels have a longer lifespan compared to many other labeling materials. This is important for inventory management systems that require tags to remain readable and intact over the long term.
  • Locker tags – Metal labels are more resistant to vandalism and tampering compared to paper or plastic labels. This is important for maintaining the integrity of the information on the locker tag and preventing unauthorized alterations.

Different Materials for Metal Labeling

When you’re thinking about ordering custom metal labels, it’s essential to understand the different materials available. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages that make it better or worse in certain circumstances. At Metal Marker Manufacturing, we offer labels and tags made of aluminum, stainless steel and brass.

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Why Choose Metal Marker for Metal Labels?

No matter what shapes, sizes or other details you have in mind for your metal labels, Metal Marker Manufacturing is up to the task. We’ve worked in the industry from our office and facilities in North Ridgeville, Ohio, from our beginnings in 1923. For a century, we’ve represented some of the best of made-in-America products and intend to always continue doing so. While we’re proud of our traditions and long history in the industry, though, we don’t by any means rest on our laurels. We’ve stayed on top of new technologies and always strive to be the best in quality, service and price.

Best in Class Custom Metal Labeling Production

Our custom metal label production capabilities are world-class and can meet your requirements for practical strength, brand representation and more. Our process produces extremely durable metal tags and labels of most any shape and size, with your choice of Photo Anodizing, stamping, etching or embossing processes. We can ensure that any text, graphics or logo on your labels will last for years to come.

Discover Durable Metal Labels Suited For Your Company’s Needs

If all we did was deliver durable metal labels, Metal Marker wouldn’t stand out as well as it does. However, our century in business has made us experts in every process that goes into our operations. We deliver high-durability labels and tags in shipments that are accurate down to the business day. Furthermore, we emphasize excellent customer service by training each representative to a high standard. Whenever you reach out to our office, you’ll be talking to someone who understands your industry and concerns. Our outstanding professional standards for employees ensure you’ll enjoy the best experience when you choose to work with Metal Marker Manufacturing. To top it off, all these advantages come at a competitive price within our industry.

Choose The Top Industrial Metal Labels Supplier

At Metal Marker Manufacturing, we have an unparalleled level of experience serving customers in different industries. No matter where you’re coming from, we’re certain our custom metal labeling will fulfill your needs. If you’re interested in a partnership, please call us at 1-800-428-0095 and learn more about what we have to offer your company. We look forward to working with you on your metal labels and hope to see you become another loyal partner of Metal Marker Manufacturing.