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Custom Metal Tags for Labeling

Metal tags have always been the most reliable method of labeling critical assets and equipment with essential data when the data must remain legible for the lifetime of the asset.  Additionally, thanks to modern laser engraving machines, metal tags can now be engraved with barcodes and QR codes, making them even more useful than in the past.

Inland Products makes blank metal tags for engraving using modern high-speed presses to obtain maximum efficiency, allowing us to compete even with overseas suppliers. 

We can either engrave these tags for our customers that require a finished product or supply them to customers that want to do the engraving themselves.

If you are looking for custom metal tags, you have come to the right company. Inland Products maintains it's own tool and die shop staffed with highly skilled tool and die makers that can handle any custom requests we get from our customers.

We take pride in working with our customers to find the metal tags that are best suited for their specific needs and application. We are happy to provide design assistance at no additional charge for customers who are not sure what layout they want.


Key Tags   -    Valve Tags   -    Number Tags   -    Locker Tags   -    Dog Tags   -   Pet Tags  -   Name Tags   -   Tree Tags



 
Here's What You Need To Know Before Purchasing Custom Metal Tags 

Metal tags are the most durable form of identification and will last at least the lifetime of the item they are labeling. When metal tags are correctly engraved, they can last for many decades and even centuries. 
 
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Laser Engraved Metal Tags


We have developed economical methods of marking using modern laser engraving and etching machines, providing our customers with the long-lasting qualities of metal at an excellent price point. Laser-etched tags will last for decades, even in the most demanding situations.


Laser etching also allows us to engrave barcodes on our tags as well as sequential numbering, serialized numbers & logos. We use fiber laser engraving machines to mark our stainless steel tags and brass tags and co2 laser engraving machines to mark our anodized aluminum tags and plastic tags.

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We Manufacture All Of The Blank Tags We Engrave For Our Customers

Inland Products is not just another engraving company; we manufacture all of the blank metal tags that we engrave for our customers. We also manufacture the blank tags that many engraving companies sell to their customers.

If you require custom metal tags of any size or shape, we can make them for you to your exact specifications in our manufacturing facility. We use metal stamping dies, punching, blanking, shearing, and laser cutting machines to produce our i.d. tags as efficiently as possible. 


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What Type Of Metal Should I Choose?


All of our tags are available in Anodized Aluminum, Stainless Steel and Brass. Each of these metals has unique qualities & alloys that may make them the best choice for your requirements.


Anodized Aluminum 

If you need colored metal tags, then anodized aluminum is the choice for you. Aluminum tags are available in twelve different colors, which is excellent for color-coding or matching a company, team, or organization color.

Another advantage of aluminum tags is that they are lightweight and have a scratch-resistant anodized coating on the surface.

When our anodized aluminum tags are rotary engraved, the engraving is silver in color in contrast to the surface color. When they are laser engraved, the color of the engraving is white in contrast to the color of the tag. Keep in mind the engraving will show up better with the darker colored tags.


Stainless Steel

Stainless steel tags are the most durable metal tags we offer because stainless steel is a hard and corrosion-resistant metal. We offer three grades of stainless steel, each having a different level of corrosion resistance due to the alloy content.

    • Type 430 stainless steel is more than adequate for most applications and is the most commonly used.
    • Type 304 is more corrosion-resistant.
    • Type 316 is the most corrosion-resistant for critical applications.

We can custom make any of our metal tags in Type 304 or Type 316 at the customer's request. Regardless of the type, all of our stainless steel tags are tumbled and polished to remove sharp edges and provide a smooth finish. 

When our stainless steel tags are rotary engraved, the engraving is easy to read because of its depth. When our stainless tags are laser engraved, there is a big contrast as the engraving is black compared to the stainless surface.

Stainless tags can be engraved with a C02 laser if the tag is coated with Cermark, or they can be engraved with a fiber laser without the need for Cermark.

 
Brass 

Brass tags are an old favorite with many of our customers due to their corrosion resistance and classic good looks.

We offer brass tags in a decorative lacquer coated finish for projects that require a beautiful finished look. We can also provide an industrial tumbled and polished finish for projects that do not require a decorative look.

When our brass tags are rotary engraved, the engraving is easy to read because of its depth. When our brass tags are laser engraved, there is a big contrast as the engraving is dark brown in contrast to the brass. Brass tags require that a fiber laser be used for engraving as a CO2 laser will not work.


Who Uses Our Custom Metal Tags?

Our tags are used in many different industries including, Aerospace, Building & Construction, Automotive & Marine, Electrical & Plumbing, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Solar & Wind Power, Utilities & all Branches of Government & Military.

We take pride in the fact that we have done business with many large established companies in all of these industries and more in the last 30 years, including:

Boeing, SpaceX, Vector Aerospace, Bell Helicopter, Marathon Oil & Gas, Shell Oil Company, Valero Energy, Schlumberger, Dupont, General Electric, Apple, Microsoft, Kiewit, Caterpillar, John Deere, Subaru, Tesla, The YMCA, and even government agencies such as the DoD.

 
What Are The Most Common Uses For Our Metal Tags?

Valve Tags - Key Tags - Tool Chits - Asset Tags - Equipment Tags - Identification Tags - Animal Tags - Industrial Tags - Commercial Tags - Tree & Plant Tags - Promotional Tags - Barcode Tags - Automotive Tags - Elevator Tags - Inspection Tags - Power Pole Tags - Survey Tags - Cremation Tags - Conservation Tags - Equestrian Tags - Wire Rope & Chain Sling Tags and many more.


 
Need Assistance?

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 sales@inlandproducts.com
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Testimonials
"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.