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Blank Dog Tags

Blank Dog Tags for Engraving and Stamping

Inland Products manufactures blank dog tags in 12 colors of anodized aluminum, stainless steel and solid brass and offers several sizes to choose from. All of our tags are tumbled and polished to remove sharp edges and to provide the best possible finish.

Blank dog tags are a proven winner for engravers looking to add something to their bottom line without a large investment of resources.

Please see our hardware page for ball chains and jump rings for dog tags

What Material Should I Choose and Why?

Anodized Aluminum
blank dog tags in anodized aluminum
Here are the pros and cons.


  • Very lightweight
  • Available in 12 colors
  • High contrast engraving
  • Hard wear-resistant surface
  • Can be laser engraved with an inexpensive C02 laser


  • Can not achieve black engraving

Always remember when choosing a color for your aluminum tags that a darker surface color will provide the best contrast between the surface color and the color of the engraving which is a whitish silver color.

Stainless Steel


Blank Dog Tags in Stainless Steel

Here are the pros and cons.


  • Similar in looks to military issue tags

  • Attractive shiny polished metal surface

  • Black engraving can be achieved but is expensive


  • Requires an expensive fiber laser engraver to engrave

  • If using a C02 laser, requires an expensive coating be applied to the tag before engraving


blank dog tags in brass

Here are the pros and cons.


  • Beautiful solid polished brass looks

  • Dark engraving for good contrast with the surface


  • Requires an expensive fiber laser to engrave
  • Will tarnish over time

How Did We Get Started Selling Blank Dog Tags?

We started selling them in 1992 when a customer of ours asked us to make a die for him to produce blank dog tags that he would engrave & sell at air shows and ROTC events. He engraved very intricate military logos & emblems on one side of the tags and a customer's personal information if desired on the other side. We agreed to make the die for him and start producing the tags even though we thought this would just be a fad item that would probably fade away pretty quickly.
Over thirty years later we are still using that same die to produce thousands of dog tag blanks every month and now sell them to hundreds of engraving customers who either laser engrave, scratch engrave or rotary engrave them for their own customers. So much for the fad item quickly fading away! 
We learned an important lesson from this experience and now when a customer comes to us with an idea for a new engravable product we listen! Inland Products has the ability to build special tooling and dies to produce tags and nameplates in a very efficient manner using modern state of the art production equipment. We take pride in being able to compete even with overseas suppliers.
Don’t hesitate to ask us about that new product idea you are thinking about and if we think it will be something that may take off we will seriously consider tooling up to produce it as efficiently as possible so you can enter the market with a competitive advantage.

In most cases, we can make the tooling at no charge to you if we can sell the product to our other customers as well and if not we will quote a price for the tooling and make the product only for you.

Who Purchases Our Blank Dog Tags And How Do They Sell Them?

Blank dog tags are a proven profit source for any engraver willing to give the time & effort to find the market that works best for them. Some will choose online sales through a website and others will sell onsite at swap meets, flea markets, fairs, and special events.

Many engravers will find a market for individual sales to a large customer base or bulk sales to groups, schools, churches, organizations, and companies of all types using engraved dog tags for fundraising, branding, and advertising.

We make them - you mark them!

We're Here To Help!

Inland Products has an experienced, knowledgable, 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 tags!

Please call us at 1-800-481-5500 or email
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"Inland Products has been making our metal nameplates for over 20 years now and I am happy to give them my testimonial as a very satisfied customer. They are always very responsive to our needs and have helped us out of many jams when we really needed the help. Consistent quality and great customer service make them very easy to work with."
Jan Brewer
Purchasing Manager
DeVilbiss Finishing
"This is a company that works very hard to keep us happy and to earn our continued business. I wish I could say that for all of our vendors.  Thank you Inland - Terry King"
"We were very happy with our engraved tags when they arrived early and the engraving was perfect!  We installed them on our compressors & the tags actually improved the look of our product. Awesome!"
We have been buying metal tags from Inland Products for a very long time and have always been very happy with the quality of the tags and the service we receive from them.