Metal nameplates are important. They’re not just a metal tag on a machine. Metal Equipment nameplates make sure equipment is operated correctly and keeps you and your co-workers safe. It keeps your organization running smoothly. Our custom metal nameplates are used for identification by a wide range of industries. They can be embedded with information for asset tracking, safety guidelines, or manufacturing data.

At Metal Marker, we strive to provide the highest quality custom metal nameplate solutions. Our personalized nameplates are built exactly to your specifications. No matter the application, we have the right ID solution for you.

Metal Nameplate Durability

Make sure you know what type of environment the plate will be used in – this is a major factor in your product selection.

For industrial applications, durability is the name of the game. Your machines and equipment are often exposed to adverse conditions and abrasion. They have to take constant use, wear and tear, inclement weather, and harsh chemicals. Why wouldn’t you expect the same from your metal nameplates?

Our high-quality identification plates are manufactured with durable metal materials. The processes we offer include extremely durable solutions, with many lasting 20+ years outdoors in all environments.

What Applications Are Metal Nameplates Used For?

Custom metal nameplates are used in nearly every industry and application imaginable. MetalPhoto nameplates are protected with an anodized substrate and are customizable with any image, design, or information.

These aluminum plates are great for tracking assets such as equipment by adding barcodes. The high durability of using metal material means your product identification solution will hold up in harsh environments.

Industries such as aerospace rely on metal nameplates for their identification needs. Aircraft placards are vital for safety, as well as meeting required aviation standards.

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What Materials Can Be Used For Metal Nameplates?

Metal Marker can produce metal nameplates with a variety of metals, some include:

Aluminum metal nameplate

Aluminum is one of the most versatile materials we offer. It is lightweight, yet highly durable. Aluminum is often anodized, adding increased durability and resistance. During the anodization process, a solid color can be added. This means aluminum nameplates are able to be colorized. Specialized photosensitive aluminum is the only material used for the MetalPhoto process.

Stainless steel metal nameplate

Stainless Steel Nameplates

If you need the absolute most durable nameplate available, stainless steel is your best bet. It is incredibly sturdy and will withstand nearly anything you throw at it. The only limitation to longevity will be the process which you select. For example, an embossed tag will work perfectly for decades while a screen-printed steel tag will turn into a (very durable) blank tag after a few months after the ink wears off.

Brass metal nameplate

Brass Nameplates

Another popular option for nameplate material is brass. These are often selected due to their vintage look after they start to wear. The material is often used in plumbing or electrical applications.

What Customization Processes Are Used On Metal Nameplates?

Stamping and Embossing are reliable solutions that indent or raise characters in the metal labels themselves.

The photo anodizing process embeds information under a protective layer in the aluminum material. These anodized aluminum nameplates are fully customizable and include the option for barcodes, serial numbers, and other personalized overlays.

These name tags are highly durable(rated for 20+ years outdoors) and made to hold up to the grit and grime of harsh environments.

Other processes include engraving, etching, and screen printing.

Engraving and etching provide highly-customizable options. Engraving leaves deep cuts in the material for visibility, while etching can provide a solid color fill.

For applications that require full-color designs, screen printing is a great choice. These processes are excellent options depending on your environment.

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We work with you closely to deliver high-quality metal tags that fulfill your expectations. And we’re honest when something is infeasible or impractical. We’ll propose an alternative solution that satisfies your requirements, budget, and timeline.


High deadlines, tight budgets, exacting specifications – you don’t need promises, you need your PO fulfilled. We deliver the high-quality product you expect, on time and on budget, no surprises.

In business since 1923, we know what can be done and how it should be done – and we’ll tell you, to ensure you get the product that meets your specific needs.

Our quality management system is both ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified.

Our quality management system is both ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified.



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