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Serial Number Plates

Inland Products manufactures and supplies serial number plates in both metal and plastic. We offer them custom sized to your specifications either engraved or printed. They’re affordable and long-lasting and, both aluminum and plastic are available in a choice of colors.

  • Plates Sized To Your Specifications
  • In Anodized Aluminum, Stainless Steel or Plastic
  • Laser Engraved or Printed to Your Specifications
  • Blank Plates also Available for Engravers

Please read further to understand what these plates are used for, see examples, and find out how you can order these plates for yourself.

What are Serial Number Plates?

Brushed Stainless Steel Engraved Plate Though small in size, serial number plates are essential components affixed to a wide range of products and assets. These plates store information that allows manufacturers, employees, and customers to track their goods and equipment. They display unique identification codes for each item as well as other pertinent details.

Serial number plates play a crucial role in industries, such as manufacturing, logistics, and retail. They identify items by providing specific identification numbers, and include important details. These details might include the manufacturer, production date, and product specifications. This information assists businesses in inventory management, product tracing during transport, sales tracking, and equipment identification and upkeep.

In manufacturing, serial number plates serve as an invaluable quality-control tool, allowing companies to quickly locate defective products through their serial numbers. This can lead to cost savings by preventing costly product recalls.

In logistics, serial numbers contribute significantly to the accuracy of deliveries and cargo tracking. Utilizing serial numbers during shipping ensures the correct items are delivered to the intended recipients. Additionally, this approach makes it easier to trace items while in transit—a particularly advantageous feature when dealing with mislaid or stolen goods.

Plate in Engraved Black Anodized AluminumIn retail settings, serial number plates enable sales tracking for products and provide valuable information for market analysis. Retailers can evaluate product performance and develop targeted marketing strategies. Further, they’re able to identify counterfeit items more easily so that only genuine products reach consumers.

When it comes to equipment management, serial number plates are indispensable for identification and monitoring. Assigning a serial number to each piece of gear allows companies to track equipment throughout its lifespan effortlessly, while maintaining detailed records of maintenance.

To sum it up, the significance of serial number plates in various industries cannot be underestimated. When businesses implement effective identification systems using serial numbers correctly, they can streamline operations by leveraging valuable data for further examination. Consequently, it is crucial for companies to adopt robust identification systems that utilize serial numbers in order to fully appreciate their advantages.

Serial Number Plates Materials We Provide

Serial Number Data Plate in Printed AluminumInland Products, a versatile manufacturing company, offers comprehensive tool room capabilities. Our skilled tool and die makers are prepared to tackle custom projects beyond the scope of our clients’ in-house capabilities. Whether you represent a sizable manufacturer requiring thousands of serial number plates or a smaller business needing only a few, Inland Products is here to serve you.

Moreover, Inland Products supplies blank items to companies who customize and sell them to their clientele. With over 25 years in the identification products industry, we assure reliability and promptness. Additionally, all available options come in a variety of sizes and materials including plastic, anodized aluminum, and stainless steel to suit your specific requirements.


Depending on the product, a plastic serial number plate could be an ideal choice due to its versatile and sturdy nature—making it suitable for labeling fans, pumps, air handling units, and more. Furthermore, they are often more cost-effective than other options.

What’s more, this 2 or 3-ply plastic boasts the availability of multiple colors, ensuring high contrast for better visibility between the text color (white or black) and the background color (choice of several colors).

Anodized Aluminum

If you’re looking for versatile serial number plates, aluminum stands out as a superior option. This lightweight and corrosion-resistant metal is especially ideal for the aerospace sector. Additionally, you can select from a variety of colors, for your custom aluminum serial number plates, all available in anodized aluminum.

We can provide anodized aluminum serial number plates in either engraved or printed.

A key benefit of anodized aluminum is the striking contrast achievable between the surface color and the engraving. Typically, laser etching is employed for anodized aluminum plates, wherein the laser burns through the surface color of the aluminum. The result, as the oxide layer becomes visible in the etched sections, is a white engraving. This white etch contrasts especially well against darker surface colors.

Another technique utilized for anodized aluminum plates is rotary engraving, wherein the cutter penetrates both the anodized color layer and core aluminum. This process yields a silver-colored engraving that contrasts with the serial number plate’s surface color.

Stainless Steel

Among all the metal choices available, stainless steel stands out as the most robust option for serial number plates. This metal’s hardness surpasses that of brass by two times and even four times as much as aluminum. Additionally, stainless steel boasts heightened resistance to abrasion, damage, and extreme temperatures reaching up to 2500 degrees Fahrenheit. Further, higher-grade stainless steel can withstand corrosion caused by potent acids or alkaline substances.

Inland Products supplies two distinct grades of stainless steel, each with unique alloy composition providing specific properties and performance capabilities. Type 430 is the more affordable option and suitable for the majority of applications. Although durable and heat-resistant, its corrosion resistance is not as remarkable as the higher grades available.

Conversely, Type 304 is priced higher due to its enhanced hardness that results in slower processing during production. Nevertheless, it furnishes superior corrosion resistance compared to Type 430.

Black Anodized Aluminum Engraved PlateSerial Number Plates by Inland Products

Inland Products caters to operations of any size, whether you need thousands of etched serial number plates or just a few. If you’re an engraving company needing blank plates, we can help as well.

Our support team is ready to assist! Our experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly staff is standing by to address any questions or concerns you may have. We’re here to guide you in making the best choices for your plates.

Get in touch with us today via email or phone. Or, conveniently place an order through our website for your custom serial number plates.