We at Inland Products manufacture durable, quality, long-lasting, full-color, adhesive-backed aluminum labels. There are no limitations to what we can print on these custom metal labels including:
- Variable Information
- Consecutive Numbering
- Detailed Logos and Graphics
- Barcodes and QR Codes
- Full-Color Photographs
You just peel the protective backing off the thin aluminum label to expose the adhesive. Then, stick the label to any clean, dry surface for permanent adhesion.
Why should I use Inland Products custom aluminum labels?
Inland Products’ aluminum labels are durable and long-lasting. This is because they’re created with 0.020″ thick rigid anodized aluminum and sub-surface printed using our industry leading DuraPrint® metal printing process.
To explain, DuraPrint® deposits the ink into the open pores of the anodized aluminum. Then, in a second operation, the pores are closed shut with a transparent, sapphire-hard anodized layer. Thus, protecting the printing from abrasion, harsh chemicals, paint, and dirt. This layer is not a coating applied to the surface. It’s an actual part of the aluminum, created by the anodization process. So, it’ll never come off, fade, peel, or crack.
How durable are these metal stickers?
Our labels, printed with the DuraPrint® process, are incredibly durable because the ink has been locked beneath the hard transparent surface. In contrast, they’re nothing like screen printed metal labels which are known to scratch off with the slightest exposure to abrasion. In addition, DuraPrint® provides a cleanable “graffiti proof” surface. It’s utterly unaffected by even the most potent solvents and cleaning agents. This process offers military-grade durability and is impervious to heat, chemicals, and abrasion. Further, labels printed in only black have a 20-plus year durability in any environment.
What type of adhesive backing do you use on your metal sticker labels?
Metal labels with inexpensive adhesive backing are worthless! For this reason, Inland Products worked very closely with the world leader in adhesives, 3M Company, to help us choose the best, not the cheapest, adhesive for our metal labels. We told 3M we wanted an adhesive that would work reliably well on any clean, dry surface where it’s applied.
So, 3M Company recommended their adhesive product that was twice the price of what we were using and what most of our competitors are still using today.
In the past, we used 3M #468 adhesive, but have now permanently switched to 3M 300 LSE as recommended by 3M. In doing so, it required us to change some of our manufacturing processes to accommodate it because this adhesive is so aggressive. However, we were more than happy to do that if it meant we could make a better label for you.
What may I use your adhesive-backed aluminum labels for?
Logo Plates – Usually just a logo and little else printed on the label. So, they’re useful in marketing the brand of a product.
Brand Identification Labels – These custom metal labels usually display a logo and company information, such as an internet address, phone number, and address. In other words, they show any information identifying the brand of the product they’re applied to. Specifically, our ability to produce high definition full-color images on metal helps our customers establish consistent branding for their companies. And, we have graphic artists ready to help you refine your label layout to suit your needs.
Product Specification Labels – These are for conveying precise product specifications to purchasers or users of the manufacturer’s product.
Data Plates – Data plates are similar to product specification plates. However, they typically have more information on them. Also, they normally have blank fields for the user to stamp or engrave data into as needed.
Safety / Caution Labels – These labels are for identifying dangerous situations and instructing operators and users on how to safely operate equipment, vehicles, machinery and tools.
Instruction Labels – They’re for conveying instructions to the user or operator for the proper operation of equipment, vehicles, machinery, tools, etc.
Maintenance Labels – They are for providing maintenance instructions.
Who uses your aluminum metal labels?
Inland Products has created labels for product manufacturers, aerospace, construction, utilities, oil & gas, electrical, solar, the Armed Forces, government agencies, educational institutions and so many other manufacturers, industries and agencies.
We’ve made self-adhesive labels and decals for thousands of companies over the years. These include large companies like Spacex, Subaru, Mazda, Caterpillar, Dow Corning, Apple and Microsoft, as well as many other large and well known companies. But, most importantly, we’re supplying our metal labels to thousands of smaller companies who are just as important to us and without them we wouldn’t exist!
Thank you to all of our customers large and small! Rest assured, we’ll do our best to provide you with the highest quality metal labels possible. And, provide them in a timely manner with friendly professional service.
Inland Products has an experienced, knowledgeable, and helpful sales staff waiting to answer any questions you may have. We are here to help you make the best choices for your metal labels!