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Custom Equipment Labels & Identification Tags

Lasting the life of your assets with no need for re-labeling.

permanent equipment labels and equipment identification tags made for industrial use

Custom Id Labels for Equipment

MPC’s equipment 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.

Though our advanced printing and fabrication capabilities, we will produce equipment labels or identification tags that are best option 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.

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Create Your Own Nameplate, Data Plate, Label, or Front Panel Design Online

The MPC Nameplate Designer is an online tool that you can use to easily create a design for any piece of identification, including nameplates, data plates, warning labels, asset tracking labels, control panel faceplates, overlays and signs.  Load a starting template and edit the elements to your specifications, or start from scratch and build your design.  Using this designer, you can set the dimensions, material, and add adhesive backing to your identification piece, and then add holes, cutouts, text, serial numbers, bar codes or QR codes, shapes, and even images and photos to your design.  Once the design is complete, you can save a PDF print of the design to download and share.

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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.
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Stainless Steel Nameplates

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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.

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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.

Effective Tracking

One of the most important reasons for using equipment labels is the ability to locate moveable assets when they’re needed. This is especially true for large facilities or multi-site operations when assets are transferred between locations. Labeling each piece of equipment with an equipment ID label with a barcode allows you to maintain a central database of your moveable assets in an enterprise asset management (EAM) system. When equipment tags are equipped with barcode labels, assets can be easily scanned to document its current location as well as important usage data. Maintaining a central asset database with real-time data means assets are less likely to be lost, saving your business money on costly equipment replacements.

Modernized Systems

Equipment tags enable efficient inventory and asset management by allowing you to connect each asset to a digital system. Labels that include barcodes can be easily used with today’s software platforms and barcode readers to give companies better visibility into their assets. These modern facilities management solutions are affordable, save time for your staff, and create a reliable tracking history. Using equipment ID labels not only helps with regulatory compliance and audits but can also prevent theft and unauthorized transfer by clearly identifying ownership.

Easily Communicate Essential Information for Safety & Compliance

Custom labels and tags can be used to convey critical safety information, such as warning labels or safe operating instructions. Proper labeling improves workplace safety and helps to ensure compliance with relevant safety regulations, such as FMCSA regulations for truck and trailer data plates and GHS requirements for hazard communication labels.

Improved Maintenance Management

Equipment labels allow for more efficient maintenance management. They can be used in conjunction with preventive maintenance software to track all maintenance activities for each asset, and many software solutions offer alerts to notify your maintenance management staff when an asset is due for routine maintenance. Maintenance workers can easily scan an asset’s barcode to accurately document maintenance and repairs performed. Staying on top of preventive maintenance helps to keep your valuable equipment in optimal working order, reducing unexpected breakdowns and workflow interruptions.


One of the best reasons for selecting equipment labels is the ability to customize them in any way you like. Selecting colors, designs, and fonts can help you create equipment ID labels that match your existing corporate branding. Label substrate, finish, and adhesive options give you the confidence to select materials that are well-suited for the operating environment and any potential environmental conditions. You can also select barcode symbologies that are compatible with your scanning equipment and software.

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.

Get Identification Designed For Your Industry

Our uniquely durable identification products can help solve industry specific challenges.  Discover more identification and interface solutions designed for assets in your industry. 

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.

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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.

Kerry Knebel

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.

Amanda Maul
Sierra Detention Systems

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Create The Ideal Solution For Your Product Identification Needs

If you’re having trouble finding the ideal identification solution for your project or application, build it with Metalphoto of Cincinnati. Talk with our experienced sales engineers today.

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