Stock and Custom Metal Tags for Labeling
We at Inland Products offer you metal tags in anodized aluminum, brass or stainless steel in stock sizes or created in custom sizes and shapes to your specifications. 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.
Explore these links to learn more about each material we use to create our metal tags:
Stock Metal Tags: Blank or Engraved
Inland Products manufactures and stocks a line of commonly needed blank metal tags for your engraving needs. We create them using modern high-speed presses to obtain maximum efficiency. This efficiency allows us to compete even with overseas suppliers.
We can engrave these stock metal tags for you as well, if you require a personalized finished product. We’ll even custom engrave them for you with barcodes and QR codes, making them more useful.
Non-stock Custom Metal Tags
If you’re looking for completely custom metal tags from your specifications, you’ve 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 metal tags 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’re happy to provide design assistance at no additional charge to you when you’re not sure of the layout you want.
Completely Custom Metal Tags To Your Specifications
Here’s What You Need To Know Before Purchasing Metal Tags
Metal tags are the most durable form of identification. And, they’ll last at least the lifetime of the item they’re labeling. When your metal tags are correctly engraved, they can be expected to last for many decades and even centuries.
Laser Engraved Metal Tags
We’ve developed economical methods of marking using modern laser engraving and etching machines. Thus, we employ these methods on the metal tags we make for you. This provides you with the long-lasting qualities of metal at an excellent price point.
In addition, laser etching allows us to engrave barcodes on our tags for you, as well as sequential numbering, serialized numbers and 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. Ultimately, our methods insure your Engraved metal tags will last for decades, even in the most demanding situations.
We Manufacture All Of The Blank Tags We Engrave For You
Inland Products is not just another engraving company; we manufacture all of the blank metal tags that we engrave for our customers. Also, we 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 ID tags as efficiently as possible.
What Type Of Metal Should I Choose?
All of our metal tags are available in Anodized Aluminum, Stainless Steel or Brass. Each of these metals has unique qualities and alloys that may make them the best choice for your requirements.
If you need colored metal tags, then anodized aluminum is the choice for you. Aluminum tags are available in a choice of eleven colors. So, they’re excellent for color-coding, or matching your company, team, or organization color.
Another advantage of aluminum tags is they’re lightweight. And, they have a scratch-resistant anodized surface coating.
On our anodized aluminum tags, rotary engraving gives you silver contrasting text to the tag’s surface color. When these tags are laser engraved, you get white contrasting text to the tag’s surface color. With that said, keep in mind your engraved text will show up better on the darker colored anodized aluminum tags.
Stainless steel tags are the most durable metal tags we offer. It’s a hard and corrosion-resistant metal. Additionally, we offer three grades/types, each having a different level of corrosion resistance due to the alloy content:
- 430 stainless steel is more than adequate for most applications and is the most commonly used.
- 304 stainless steel is more corrosion-resistant.
- 316 stainless steel is the most corrosion-resistant for critical applications.
Upon your request, we’re able to custom make any of our metal tags in Type 304 or Type 316 stainless steel. Regardless of the type, all of our stainless steel will be tumbled and polished. This removes sharp edges and provides a smooth finish.
On stainless steel, rotary engraving is easy for you to read due to the depth. Engraving stainless steel with a laser results in excellent contrast. The laser creates dark brown/gray text. So, it’s easily seen on the bright stainless steel surface.
Engraving on stainless steel tags is done with a CO2 laser if the tag is coated with Cermark. Or, you can engrave them with a fiber laser without the need for Cermark.
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 you with an industrial tumbled and polished finish for your 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. Laser engraving our brass tags results in a nice contrast between the dark brown to black engraving and the brightly colored brass. However, brass tags require using a fiber laser for engraving as a CO2 laser won’t work.
See Metal Tags Materials Details & Benefits for more information on the uses of the metals we offer.
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 and 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.
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 tags!