One of the best features of stamped metal id tags is their level of durability. The information is stamped into the metal material itself. Since there is no ink or paint, there’s nothing to be scratched off or fade which makes for a heavy-duty, long-lasting labeling solution.
Stamped metal tags hold up in all weather conditions. They are rated for 20+ years outdoors. This includes surviving in rough work environments, are used in every location and application you can imagine: construction sites, manufacturing plants, oil refineries, military dog tags, tree tags, shipyards, and more.
While embossing produces raised characters, stamping indents information into the metal plates.
Selecting the right material for your metal tags is crucial in ensuring an effective ID solution.
For many applications, aluminum tags or stainless steel tags are the best options due to durability and clarity of the stamped marking.
Brass tags are often used for valve tags, or mining applications for their non-ferrous properties.
Some of Material Options Include:
- Stainless Steel
- Cold Rolled Steel
Custom stamped metal tags means you can have your tag labeling done exactly the way you want them. This includes custom sizes, shapes, and thicknesses. Need round corners? Multiple holes? Circle tags? Rectangle shapes with a logo? There’s almost no limit to the variety.
Attachment methods also vary, with some choosing to use fasteners or washers to attach tags. While others directly weld onto equipment.
Stamped metal tags are best suited for constant or serialized data. These tags excel at simple marking, without complex designs or barcodes.
In addition, creating many tags or nameplates with the same design is ideal for stamping. Only one stamp has to be made, saving you time and money on the production cost.
Serialized (numbered) data works great for asset tagging, or numbering items with inspection tags.
Metal labels with consecutive numbers do not require a stamp to be made for each, making them cost-effective as well.
The stamping process is also significantly faster than producing engraved metal tags, reducing lead time.
Custom Stamped Metal Tags
At Metal Marker, we have the capability to manufacture custom metal stamping for your tag or nameplate production. This means your tags are able to feature any design. For example, a company logo or a personalized font. Plus, our stamps are of the highest quality, which allows for crisp, clear indentations.
We excel at high volumes, but for marking only a handful of tags there are options for diy marking with hand stamps. Hand stamping blank tags is suitable for very small quantities at most.
With our high-quality standards, your metal stamp will only need to be made once. You won’t have to keep buying new stamps (as long as your information remains the same.) In addition, you’ll see no difference in quality between your first 1,000 tags or your last 100,000.