Custom Labels and Equipment ID Tags
MPC’s labels, tags and heavy-duty, industrial stickers are built to last – giving you the assurance that your assets will be easily identified for the life of the part. Choose from durable metal labels and plastic labels pre-printed with constant or variable data, human readable content or bar codes. Need real-time production of tags or stickers? Select our metal blanks to mark yourself using your own laser marking, engraving, stamping or other processes.
Our metal and plastic labels and blanks are ideal for equipment tags used in offices, locker rooms, machine shops, warehouses, heavy-duty industrial applications and even harsh exterior environments. They meet many Department of Defense and aerospace specifications, as well as other industry standards.
Our advanced printing and fabrication capabilities will produce a label or tag that’s best for your application, including a selection of graphics, die cutting, adhesives and mechanical attachments.
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Find The Ideal Identification Products For Your Application
Explore our wide range of durable identification products, custom designed for your project, application or organization. Our product development team is on standby to design and build your perfect identification solution.
Specialized Material Options for Your Application
Metalphoto of Cincinnati offers nameplates in a variety of standard material options, including our proprietary Metalphoto® substrate. Metalphoto is photosensitive anodized aluminum, which features a silver and black photographic image that is embedded within the sapphire-hard anodic layer of the aluminum. This combination gives a Metalphoto part an outdoor life of over 20 years, and makes it extremely resistant to damage or degradation from environmental factors like abrasion, UV fading, harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and corrosion from saltwater exposure. The National Association of Graphic and Product Identification Manufacturers (GPI) Industry Standards and Practices Manual identifies Metalphoto as the most durable printed aluminum substrate available, and it has been trusted by industry, government and military organizations like Caterpillar, The US Navy, NASA, and Boeing for over 50 years. Metalphoto offers many unique features including:
- Lasts over 20 years outdoors without fading or degradation.
- Uniquely resistant to damage or degradation from environmental factors like abrasion, UV fading, harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and corrosion from saltwater exposure.
- Exceptional image resolution that allows for photo image, security and microprint options.
- Ability to support unique information, including a unique barcode or QR code and letter/number combination on every piece.
Request a Nameplate, Front Panel, Label & Tag Evaluation Kit
Request a free evaluation kit today and we will send you a sample kit to test our durable identification products in your own operating environment.
The Right Material for Your Project
Looking for other material options? MPC has the fabrication capabilities to custom build your nameplates out of many standard materials, including aluminum, anodized aluminum, stainless steel, brass, polyester, polycarbonate, and vinyl. Not sure which material is best for your application? Contact our expert sales engineers now and we’ll help you build the perfect nameplate for your project.
Benefits of Equipment Labels
Equipment labels and tags are common in most industries today because they make it easy to track and manage valuable company assets. With several high-quality label materials available, companies can select the ideal style of equipment ID label most suitable for each application. Some examples of the types of assets that are frequently labeled include:
- Computers and IT equipment
- Fleets, such as trucks and commercial passenger vehicles
- Military and aerospace equipment
- Industrial equipment
- HVAC equipment
- Utility assets, such as utility poles and meters
- Medical devices, such as defibrillators
Equipment labels are used for a variety of purposes beyond asset identification, as well, such as warning or caution labels, inspection and compliance tags, instructional labels, rating plate labels, and more. Custom labels and tags offer many benefits.
Easily Communicate Essential Information for Safety & Compliance
Improved Maintenance Management
Common Use Cases for Equipment Tags
Equipment tags can be used in nearly any application that requires a permanent or semi-permanent marking to be placed on an asset. Some examples include safety communication, asset tracking, temporary labeling, and product identification. Here are a few common use cases for custom labels and tags:
Aerospace and Defense Compliance Tags
The aerospace and defense industries are regulated by a number of standards that define how assets must be tracked. These can apply to important choices including the type of technology that is used and the materials of construction for an equipment label. In order to ensure compliance, many companies turn to high durability options such as Metalphoto® equipment tags.
Commercial HVAC Nameplates
The HVAC units that are used in commercial facilities take a tremendous burden and must often operate under extreme weather conditions and for extended periods of time. Customized equipment labels that are used for HVAC drives and generators must be able to withstand these harsh environments without degradation. Many vendors use custom equipment tags that can be fabricated with durable substrates that are well-suited for these conditions.
Industrial & Manufacturing Instructional Labels
Instructional labels are used for equipment with specific maintenance requirements or operating instructions to clearly convey essential information to ensure the safe and efficient operation of equipment and required maintenance steps to keep assets in optimal working condition.
Rating Plates for Trucks, Trailers & Equipment
The transportation industry is subject to regulations under FMCSA and NHTSA, which require that vehicles are marked with information such as the vehicle make and model, VIN number, gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), brake system, and more. Equipment used in other industries is subject to various regulations, as well, requiring equipment to have permanent rating plate labels, data plates, or compliance tags containing the equipment’s manufacturer, model number or serial number, load rating, and electrical specifications, as well as any essential operating or maintenance information.
No Minimum Quantity, Get A Quote for Any Size Job
We have no minimum piece requirement. Our minimum production run is $400 per part number, excluding set-up fees/tooling. Contact us regarding your project.
Metalphoto Of Cincinnati Is Outstanding
Quality is excellent, lead times are reasonable and pricing is competitive. Metalphoto of Cincinnati is outstanding at supplying our metal nameplates and labels, as well as addressing our needs and expectations as good as, if not better than, any of the other suppliers. MPC works well with helping us meet the demands of our customers.
Outstanding Quality and Customer Service
MPC was the only company to provide a quote for our aluminum labels in the time frame we needed – and with outstanding quality and customer service.
Discover New Insights for Industrial Asset Identification
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