Blank Metal Tags for Engraving | Metal Tag Blanks

Blank Metal Tags

Inland Products has been manufacturing blank metal tags for engraving since 1988. We have steadily improved our processes and capabilities, while upgrading to state of the art equipment, determined to become the industry-leading supplier of engraving blanks. As a result, we’re now in a position allowing us to offer better prices than any other American manufacturer, and to be very competitive even with overseas suppliers.

Our blank metal tags are sold both to companies that engrave or stamp them and sell them to their customers. These companies personalize them for their use in daily business activities. There has been a steady rise in the number of businesses buying our tags and choosing to engrave them in house. It’s due to the increase in the availability of affordable laser engraving machines on the market today.

Key Tags   –    Valve Tags   –     Dog Tags   –   Pet Tags  –   Name Tags

Blank Metal Tags are Available in Stainless Steel, Aluminum, and Brass

Anodized Aluminum

If you need colored metal tags, then anodized aluminum is what you need. Our blank anodized aluminum tags are available in twelve colors, and can be used for color-coding or matching a team, company, or organization color. Aluminum tags are also lightweight and the anodized surface is very scratch-resistant.

When our anodized aluminum is rotary engraved, the engraving is silver in color in contrast to the surface color. When it’s laser engraved the color of the engraving is white in contrast to the color of the aluminum. The engraving will always show up better with darker colored aluminum.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is the toughest material we offer because stainless steel is a very hard and corrosion-resistant metal.

When you rotary engrave our stainless steel tags, the engraving is easy to read because of its depth. When our stainless steel tags are laser engraved there’s a large contrast between the lettering and the background because the engraving is black on the shiny stainless surface.

Stainless steel can be engraved with a C02 laser if the tag is coated with a special chemical spray, or they can be engraved with a fiber laser without the need for the coating.

Stainless steel blanks are available in Type 430 which is the most common, Type 304 which is more resistant to corrosion and Type 316 for applications demanding extreme corrosion resistance.


Brass remains a favorite with many of our customers due to its corrosion resistance and good looks.

Our brass is available in a decorative lacquer coated finish for projects that require a clean finished look. Brass is also available in an industrial tumbled and polished finish.

When brass is rotary engraved, the engraving is easy to read because of its depth. When brass tags are laser engraved there’s an obvious contrast because the engraving is dark brown on the bright  brass background. Brass can be engraved with a fiber laser but C02 lasers will not work due to the different wavelengths of C02 lasers.

Blank Metal Tags can be made in any custom shape or size up to 24″ x 48″

We can make custom sizes and shapes for you using our laser cutting machines. If you require large quantities at the lowest per piece price possible, we can make a die to produce them much more efficiently and at a much better price than laser cut tags.

What processes work on our blank metal tags?

  • Laser Engraving and Etching
  • Rotary Engraving
  • Scratch Engraving
  • Embossing
  • Screen Printing
  • Pad Printing
  • UV Printing
  • Dot Peen Marking
  • Stamping
  • Chemical Etching

 What can our products be used for?

  • Asset Tagging
  • Valve Labeling
  • Lockers
  • Equipment Tagging
  • Inventory
  • General Identification
  • Key Tags
  • Nameplates
  • Name Badges
  • Data Plates
  • Tree and Plant Tagging
  • Pets
  • Promotions
  • Barcodes
  • Blank Military Dog Tags
  • Tool Chits

Which industries use our blank metal tags?

The number of industries deciding to do their own engraving is rapidly increasing due to the availability of inexpensive, easy-to-use laser engraving machines on the market today. Here are a few industries that benefit most from doing their own engraving in-house.

  • Oil and Gas
  • Aerospace
  • Solar
  • Power Plants
  • Manufacturing
  • Utilities
  • Military
  • Transportation
  • Municipalities
  • Hospitals
  • Telecommunications

Need assistance?

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 particular identification project!

Please call us at 1-800-481-5500 or email