Data Graphics spent decades building our reputation as the best custom metal asset tag printer in the US. We combine fast, helpful service on your anodized aluminum asset tag, with the highest quality anodized aluminum tags, and with unrivaled versatility to best meet your specific metal asset labels needs. Every asset tag job is a special custom project, and your project deserves to be treated that way. While we can fabricate a variety of metal asset labels, we also print on a number of polyester and polycarbonate materials for synthetic asset tags. Before you order custom metal asset tags for equipment, please call our helpful staff of experts to answer any questions you may have and help you come up with the best options for your synthetic or metal asset labels. Or you can read on, and discover:
- Why Data Graphics is the Best Metal Asset Tag Printer for Your Custom Metal Asset Tags, Serialized Metal Asset Labels, and Variable Data Metal Inventory Tags?
- Essentials of Metal Equipment Tags
- Metalphoto® Custom Metal Asset Tags: The Highest Quality Solution for Your Most Demanding Metal Asset Labels Needs
- Laser Etched Custom Metal Asset Tags for Equipment: Combine the Utility of Variable Data Metal Inventory Tags with the Ruggedness of Anodized Aluminum Equipment Asset Tags
- CNC Engraved Anodized Aluminum Asset Tags: Boldly Printed, Customized Equipment Asset Tags for a Classic Look
- Hot Stamped Anodized Aluminum Equipment Labels: The Most Affordable Metal Asset Labels
- Common Applications for Anodized Aluminum Asset Tags, Metal Equipment Tags with Barcodes, and Variable Data Metal Asset Labels
Why Choose DG?
Why Data Graphics is the Best Metal Asset Tag Printer for Your Custom Metal Asset Tags, Serialized Metal Asset Labels, and Variable Data Metal Inventory Tags?
Award Winning Quality: Data Graphics is the best custom metal asset tag printer because our quality is unsurpassed. We are the first Metalphoto® Certified metal asset tag printer in the Southeast, one of eight in the world today. Data Graphics is the rare custom metal asset tag printer certified as UL, RoHS ISO9001: 2008, AS9100 and ITAR compliant. Every week we manufacture thousands of metal equipment tags and equipment labels that meet PGDQ2, PGGU2, UL 969, or Mil-Std 130 n standards. Our work is carefully scrutinized by OEM manufacturers, the US military, and NASA. Yet, our inventory asset production standards are so high that we average 99% approved order rates. Because we are the highest quality metal asset tag printer, more than four out of every five customers repeat order. We are proud to be perhaps the most highly decorated metal asset tag printer in the nation.
Get Your Equipment Labels Fast: We’re possibly the fastest metal asset tag printer in America. Call us at 800-639-4316 and see for yourself just how fast our process is. With turn-around times of just 2-10 working days, we’re the industry leader in aluminum asset tag printing. We hit our deadlines for metal equipment tags. Period. In urgent situations, Data Graphics even provides free expedited aluminum asset tag printing. In fact, more than 60% of our barcoded equipment asset tags, custom serialized inventory labels, and logo imprinted aluminum equipment labels ship early.
Getting Your Anodized Aluminum Equipment Labels Right: Our inventory tags have 100% inspection rates. It’s true. We examine every one of your aluminum asset labels. Most other manufacturers only inspect random samples of each anodized aluminum asset labels order. We understand that when you need adhesive metal asset tags for equipment, you need them done right and on time.
Problem Solving Comes Standard with Our Metal Equipment Tags: You’ll never find a custom metal asset tag printer you enjoy working with more than us. Having one experienced, dedicated rep creates error-free orders. There are many options for adhesive metal asset tags for equipment. They can require a little decision making. Our expert service makes it easy to order custom metal asset tags for equipment. Our helpful, knowledgeable staff have literally hundreds of years of collective experience to help guide your decisions. With that much experience, we know how to solve your any problems with your equipment labels. We are committed to finding the right adhesives, materials, and methodologies give you the best inventory tags for your project.
The Trusted Metal Asset Tag Printer: Data Graphic has earned our reputation as the nation’s top custom metal asset tag printer. Our happy asset tag clients read like a “Who’s Who” of Fortune 1000 manufacturers, including the GE, Siemens, Lockheed-Martin, even NASA and the US military. Read their testimonials. We have recently been recognized with two of the highest supplier awards in America, Boeing Gold Supplier and Rockwell-Collins Platinum Premier Supplier Awards. Our top clients won’t trust their brand to a low quality metal asset tag printer. Every one of the serialized custom metal asset tags, anodized aluminum asset labels with barcodes, and serialized anodized aluminum equipment labels we manufacture meets the same high standards as if it were going on a submarine or a 747. We refuse to risk our reputation on anything less than the best metal inventory tags.
Why the Goldilocks Factor Applies to a Custom Metal Asset Tag Printer: Data Graphics is neither too small, nor too large. We’re just the right size to meet your inventory tags needs. We’re big enough to have wide ranging inventory tags capabilities, yet small enough to give you the attention to detail and personal service you deserve. We’re the metal asset tag printer with the right combination of the “latest and greatest” machines. We’ll fabricate any scannable equipment asset tags, serialized metal equipment tags, or logo anodized aluminum equipment labels. We do our own in-house fabrication, so there are never delays in cutting or machining your aluminum asset labels. We have redundant machines, so a glitch on one tool will not delay your inventory tags order. Adhesive metal asset tags for equipment, are not our focus, however. Our clients are. In spite of our advanced inventory tags capabilities, we’re still small enough to value each client. Your success is important to Data Graphics, and it shows in every phone call and in each of the anodized aluminum tags we make. We want to be your lifelong metal asset tag printer. You won’t find a metal asset tag printer as committed to your success.
Security and Confidentiality for Your Equipment Tags: We are an ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations Compliant) Registered metal asset tag printer, and adhere to the highest standards of security and confidentiality with your anodized aluminum asset labels.
Versatile Custom Equipment Labels: We are an incredible versatile printer of inventory tags and equipment labels. We can employ a variety of methodologies for your custom metal asset tags – metalphoto, laser etched, engraved, hot stamped, and even digitally printed, screen printed, and flexo roll label printed. Our knowledgeable staff of inventory tags experts is happy to help you determine the best equipment labels solutions.
Essentials of Metal Equipment Tags
There are 4 key questions that need to be answered to fabricate the best metal inventory tags:
1. What demands are placed on your anodized aluminum equipment labels? Our equipment asset tags are on aircraft carriers in the ocean, tanks in the desert, and the International Space Station. They work because we know what is required of each aluminum asset tag. Properly prepared anodized aluminum tags can withstand the harshest elements. This only works, however, if we understand the abuse your aluminum asset tags are expected to take and the desired life expectancy of your anodized aluminum tags. For the most rugged anodized aluminum asset tags, metalphoto printing, laser etching, or engraving are the best options.
2. What information must be printed on your inventory metal inventory tags? What size does it need to be? Does each aluminum asset tag need a UID or serial number? Must your metal asset labels have scannable information, such as barcodes or QR codes? For scannable aluminum asset tags – metalphoto, laser etching, and hot stamping are the best options.
3. What material(s) will the metal equipment tags be applied to? This can effect both the substrate and the adhesive we choose for your metal inventory tags. Metalphoto photosensitive aluminum, anodized (colored and uncolored) aluminum, and even many plastics can all be fabricated for screw, bolt or rivet assembly.
4. What is the best material (substrate) choice for your adhesive metal asset tags for equipment? Many synthetic materials are surprisingly durable and have great features, though the obvious choice would be an anodized aluminum asset tag. An aluminum asset tag has many advantages including durability, corrosion resistance, versatility, weight, affordability, and the ability to withstand the elements. When fabricating metal equipment tags there are still options:
- Anodized photosensitive aluminum specifically designed for anodized aluminum asset tags (metalphoto substrate).
- Anodized colored aluminum designed specifically designed for anodized aluminum asset tags (metal substrate with a one-color anodized topcoat, used in laser etching and engraving)
- Anodized standard aluminum for adhesive metal asset tags for equipment (used in laser etching and engraving)
- Metallic foil for serialized anodized aluminum equipment labels (hot stamping only)
- Metal equipment tags made from these materials are matched with the printing technique and adhesives that best suit your specific project.
Our Anodized Aluminum Asset Labels Don’t Budge—Adhesives Matter
Adhesive metal asset tags only do their job if they stay firmly attached to their product. The strain is not only placed on the aluminum asset labels’ substrate, but the adhesives as well. This can be a problem for some labeling solutions because of the temperature extremes certain industrial, military and aerospace products must endure. Your aluminum asset labels’ adhesive might be required to withstand chemical corrosives or abrasion, repeated impacts or exposure to sunlight or saltwater spray.
Our anodized aluminum asset labels are designed to handle abuse and resist tampering to protect equipment operators, display safety information and support loss prevention. Data Graphics offers several different methods to keep your aluminum asset labels firmly attached to your product. This is where experience and proven results matter.
Since 1984, customers have turned to Data Graphics to make their rugged metal inventory tags. Aluminum tags that can’t withstand abuse may quickly become damaged or even detach. If asset labels are no longer scannable, become illegible, melt, chip, or tear, they become completely useless to you. We‘ve become an industry leader by designing metal equipment tags that handle whatever you can dish out. We want to be your life-long metal asset tag printer, so we specialize in producing the highest quality metal asset labels, built to last a lifetime. Our 25,000 square foot production facility is equipped with leading edge anodized aluminum asset tag printing equipment. We have a variety of ways to meet your needs for the perfect anodized aluminum asset labels. Don’t order adhesive metal asset tags for equipment before giving our helpful experts the chance to discuss your specific situation, and devise the best possible aluminum asset labels for you.
Reach out to our team for a quote on the long-lasting adhesive metal asset tags you need to perform in every possible condition.
Call 800-639-4316 for a free consultation about your custom anodized aluminum equipment labels
Metalphoto Asset Labels
Custom Metal Asset Tags: Metal Photo is The Highest Quality Solution to Your Most Demanding Metal inventory tags Needs
How it Works- Custom Anodized Aluminum Asset Label Designed to Endure the Worst Conditions
For custom metal asset tags to do their job, they must stay legible. An aluminum asset label that cannot be read is useless. Data Graphics offers the metalphoto® process to provide photographic-quality metal equipment tags with amazing resistance to chemicals, UV and other abuse the environment may dish out on a regular basis.
The metalphoto process develops a silver halide image directly onto the aluminum substrate. The image is not printed on the surface of your anodized aluminum tags, but photo-developed beneath it. We then seal the image within your inventory tag, giving you an anodized aluminum asset label with a protective layer of sapphire-hardness, for incredible durability. We can stamp custom metal asset tags for equipment made with this process in a range of shapes and sizes, custom dies can be made specifically for your anodized aluminum asset labels, or we can machine your metal inventory tags on our CNC.
Advantages of Metalphoto Anodized Aluminum Asset Tags
Variable Data on Your Anodized Aluminum Tags – Metalphoto can create UIDs, barcodes, QR codes, and sequential serial numbers in your metal inventory tags. This is an extremely versatile anodized aluminum asset labels printing methodology.
Anodized Aluminum Asset Tag Durability – Metalphoto quite simply creates the most durable equipment asset tags. The image is photo-developed on aluminum. Because the image on your aluminum asset tag is covered by a protective anodic layer, it can withstand acid, corrosion, abrasion, salt spray, stains, fungus, UV exposure, solvents, chemicals and extreme temperatures (-65 degrees C to 125 degrees C). GPI declared metalphoto anodized aluminum asset tags the most durable asset label ever manufactured. The Naval Surface Warfare Center tested several UID materials and gave the highest environmental survivability score to metalphoto aluminum asset tags. Etching or engraving anodized aluminum expose raw aluminum, beneath the protective anodization. The raw metal is susceptible to chemical breakdown, corrosion, and debris which can effect legibility. Metalphoto anodized aluminum equipment labels remain sharp, and clean. This means virtually no image degradation for your adhesive metal asset tags. Metal photo labels can still be read and even scanned decades after printing.
Photo Quality – Metalphoto prints the highest possible graphic resolution on metal substrate, creating photo quality graphics, codes, and text on the aluminum substrate. This is also quite useful on smaller anodized aluminum asset labels, where space is limited, and detailed printing is necessary.
Certifications – Because of its impressive features, metalphoto creates the most widely certified anodized aluminum asset tags. Metal photo metal equipment tags conform to a wide range of standards, including UL 969, PGDU2, MIL-STD 130 n, and ASTM B209-10. (See the full list of aluminum asset tag certifications here.)
Limitations of Metalphoto Anodized Aluminum Asset Tags
Color Limitations on Your Anodized Aluminum Asset Tag – Metalphoto inventory tags resembles “black and white” photo-developing. While the substrate comes in a few colors and finishes, the “print” is always black for any metalphoto aluminum asset tags. Metal photo can still be screen printed even after the anodic layer has been sealed, but that printing is not protected. You cannot print full-color metalphoto anodized aluminum equipment labels.
Cost – Of the standard substrates we use for aluminum asset tags, metal photo substrate is the most expensive material. Metalphoto anodized aluminum tags are great long-term investments, since anodized aluminum equipment labels may never need to be replaced. However, these metal equipment tags require the highest initial investment.
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Laser Etched Metal Asset Labels
Laser Etched Custom Metal Asset Tags for Equipment: Combine the Utility of Variable Data Metal Inventory Tags with the Ruggedness of Anodized Aluminum Equipment Asset Tags
Advantages of Laser Etched Equipment Asset Tags
Variable Data on Your Anodized Aluminum Tags – Laser etching can create UIDs, barcodes, QR codes, and sequential serial numbers on your aluminum asset tags. Printing as fine as .005 mm is possible on your metal inventory tags with our digital laser etcher. Etching is an extremely versatile methodology for metal inventory tags.
Anodized Aluminum Asset Tag Durability – Anodized aluminum metal equipment tags typically hold up extremely well to the chemicals, solvents, corrosion and the elements. Laser etching burns shallow, groves into the surface of the aluminum. However, the laser etching itself exposes raw metal beneath the anodized layer, making it less durable than metalphoto aluminum asset labels. For this same reason, they can have long productive lives than engraved anodized aluminum asset labels. Since the slices in the anodized layer are shallower and narrower than engraved metal inventory tags, it may be slightly less legible, but is actually less susceptible to the elements.
Limitations of Laser Etched Equipment Asset Tags
Color Limitations on Your Anodized Aluminum Asset Tag – Full-color asset inventory label printing is not possible with etching. The anodized aluminum tags, however, come in a handful of finishes and colors. The contrast between the raw aluminum and the colored surface on each anodized aluminum asset tag can make the images stand out.
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Engraved Metal Asset Labels
CNC Engraved Anodized Aluminum Asset Tags: Boldly Printed, Customized Equipment Asset Tags for a Classic Look
Advantages of an Engraved Inventory Anodized Aluminum Tags
Anodized Aluminum Asset Tag Durability – Engraving creates a deep, bold cut into sturdy anodized aluminum tags. Because of the boldness of the cut, an aluminum asset tag is typically legible in spite of dirt, grime and the elements, often making them the easiest to read. Metal equipment tags typically hold up very well to the elements, chemicals and solvents. However, the engraving itself does expose the raw metal beneath the anodized layer, making them less durable than metalphoto inventory tags, or laser etched inventory labels.
Serialization of Your Anodized Aluminum Tags – CNC machine has digital engraving capabilities. We can create serialized or sequential anodized aluminum equipment labels.
Limitations of an Engraved Inventory Anodized Aluminum Tags
Color Limitations on Your Anodized Aluminum Asset Tag – Obviously, you cannot achieve full-color asset inventory label printing through engraving. The aluminum, however, does come in a handful of colors and finishes. Engraving through the colored finish to reveal the aluminum beneath is very stylized, and can make the writing on each aluminum asset tag stand out.
Variable Data/Fine Detail is Impossible on Your Engraved Anodized Aluminum Tags – An engraving machine is limited by the width of the bit. For fine details, such as barcodes/QR codes for your aluminum asset tags, metalphoto and laser etching are better choices.
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Hot Stamped Metal Asset Labels
Hot Stamped Anodized Aluminum Equipment Labels: The Most Affordable Metal Asset Labels
Advantages of Hot Stamped metal asset labels
Variable Data on Your Metal Asset Labels – Hot stamping can create UIDs, barcodes, QR codes, and sequential serial numbers in your aluminum asset tags. It is possible to print relatively fine detail on your hot stamped equipment labels.
Material Versatility – Custom equipment labels can be hot stamped into a wide variety of materials including metallic foil, polyesters like Mylar, polycarbonates like Lexan, vinyl labels, etc.
Affordable Metal Asset Labels – Hot stamping is a good choice for affordable equipment labels, especially considering the variable data capabilities.
Convenience – Because the equipment labels typically come in roll label form, hot stamped equipment labels are very convenient.
Limitations of Hot Stamped Metal Asset labels
Lacks Anodized Aluminum Asset Tag Durability – Foil equipment labels are simply not designed to endure extensive abuse. For the most durable aluminum asset labels, laser etching, engraving, or metalphoto printing on metal asset labels are better choices.
Color Limitations on Your Aluminum Asset Tag – Substrate material comes in a wider spectrum of colors, but the printing itself is limited to 2 colors on your equipment labels.
Image Quality on Your Metal Asset Labels – Fine detail, fade and photo quality images are not possible on hot stamped anodized aluminum equipment labels.
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Common Applications for Anodized Aluminum Asset Tags, Metal Equipment Tags with Barcodes, and Variable Data Metal Asset Labels
Our anodized aluminum asset labels meet many military/NASA specifications and have been featured on big-name vehicles like the USS Ronald Reagan the International Space Station, and the Apache helicopter!
We are recognized as perhaps the nation’s finest custom metal asset tag printer, serving and supplying customers with adhesive metal asset tags in many industries, including the following:
- Custom metal asset tags
- Linear and 2D data matrix equipment asset tags
- Variable Information anodized aluminum tags
- UID and IUID anodized aluminum adhesive metal asset tags
- Bar code equipment asset tags
- Product markers/adhesive metal asset tags
- Metal inventory tags for machines
- OEM anodized aluminum tags
- Electionics metal equipment tags
- Merchandize anodized aluminum tags
- Affordable anodized aluminum tags for tracking IT hardware
- Furniture and workstation metal inventory tags
- Drilling and mining metal equipment tags
- Indoor & outdoor inventory tag
- Transportation inventory tag
- Bio-medical equipment asset tags
- Chemical company metal equipment tags
- Aerospace equipment asset tags
- Marine and oceanic metal equipment tags
- Telecommunications adhesive metal asset tags for equipment
- Agribusiness metal equipment tags
- Property management aluminum tags
- Bank and ATM anodized aluminum equipment labels
- Utility metal equipment tags
- Vehicle anodized aluminum equipment labels
- Forest and botany aluminum tags
- Gasoline station overlays and aluminum tags
- Sports and recreational business metal equipment tags
- Ambulance, clinic, and hospital aluminum tags
- USAF inventory metal inventory tags
- Equipment asset tags for the US Army
- US Navy and US Coast Guard equipment asset tags
- International Space Station aluminum asset tag
- Any other high-stress aluminum asset tag needs
Improve Your Bookkeeping with Custom Metal Asset Tags
While some companies are required to adhere to rigorous standards, many companies not subject to MIL-STD 130 n or UL 969 standards still find custom metal asset tags for equipment very helpful in maintaining better records, inventory and bookkeeping. Better labeling means less lost inventory and higher profits. Adhesive metal asset tags will often bear a barcode or other identification mark that can be read by a hand-held scanner. Data Graphics has more than 30 years of experience producing custom metal asset tags for equipment and a wide range of other labeling products for many industries that rely on careful inventory tracking.
As you can see, we have a proven track record as a metal asset tag printer in nearly every industry. We welcome the chance to earn your business and become your lifelong custom metal asset tag printer. Call 800-639-4316 for a free consultation about your custom metal equipment tags
There are several reasons that Data Graphics has been trusted by so many of the nation’s leading businesses for all of the metal inventory tags needs – speed, service, problem solving, dependability and simply being the highest quality metal asset tag printer in the US. We are there in a pinch, providing special expedited service on their urgent orders of serialized equipment asset tags, metal asset labels with barcodes/ QR codes, or logo emblazoned anodized aluminum equipment labels. Don’t order adhesive metal asset tags for equipment without first contacting one of our helpful and knowledgeable customer service professionals. Call us at 800-639-4316 for a fast, free quote on your variable data metal inventory tags and serialized anodized aluminum asset tags and discover for yourself the Data Graphics Difference.