Industrial Nameplates and Durable Data Plates

Custom-Made Nameplates for Heavy- and Light-Duty Applications

MPC’s custom nameplates and metal data plates are designed to remain readable for the life of your part, even in the harshest environments. MPC nameplates bearing critical product names, health and safety warnings and equipment data are built to last just as well in unprotected exterior applications as they are in mild, controlled environments.

Our metal nameplates, data plates and plastic nameplates offer tough performance through sustained outdoor exposure, extreme temperatures, chemical exposure and cleaning processes. MPC’s custom industrial nameplates also meet many Department of Defense and aerospace specifications, as well as other industry standards. Our advanced fabrication capabilities reduce your lead time and minimize costly tooling charges, while delivering nameplates to your exact specifications with the highest-value metal or plastic nameplate solution.

A dependable nameplate built to stand the test of time, delivered on-time and at a competitive price. That’s our guarantee.

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MPC Custom Nameplates and Data Plates

Nameplate and Data Plate Options

Our most durable and popular material, metalphoto nameplates and data plates are the preferred choice for environments requiring extreme durability.

  • High-resolution graphics sealed beneath an impenetrable sapphire-hard anodic layer.
  • Superior resistance to chemicals, abrasion and solvents.
  • Built to withstand exterior exposure in the harsh environments such as extreme cold, heat and UV. Expected exterior life of 20+ years. Color options have limited UV resistance.
  • Most cost-effective for small to medium volumes.

An ideal choice for use in the aircraft/aeronautical, automotive, marine and military industries, with anodized surface with a virtually impervious protective finish to protect data.

  • Well-suited to applications requiring resistance to abrasion and corrosion, as well as moderate outdoor durability.
  • Excellent resistance to chemicals and solvents.
  • More economical in higher-volume applications.
  • Graphics are screen printed and sealed beneath the anodic layer. Black graphics offer the greatest durability, with expected exterior life up to 10 years. Color options have limited UV resistance.

A lightweight yet strong material that is easily formed, aluminum is a popular choice for data and nameplates for its machinability and versatility.

  • Used in applications such as aircraft, marine, military and transportation.
  • Moderate outdoor durability and heat resistance. A protective coating increases abrasion resistance. Expected exterior life is up to 10 years.
  • Less expensive than many other metals.
  • Graphics may be printed on the surface or chemically etched.

A dense metal with exceptional resistance to chemicals and corrosion, ideal for marine, heavy industrial and food processing applications.

  • Frequently used in highly caustic and acidic environments that would otherwise attack aluminum and destroy most data plates.
  • Offers low maintenance and dent and scratch resistance.
  • A relatively inexpensive material when lifetime cost is examined. Expected exterior life of up to 20 years.
  • Graphics may be printed on the surface or chemically etched.

Known for its rich color and beauty in decorative applications. A popular choice for high-end retail and commercial displays, as well as applications requiring outdoor durability.

  • Excellent resistance to saltwater, chemicals and corrosion make it well-suited for marine, military, and general industrial applications. Expected exterior life is up to 20 years.
  • Generally less expensive than stainless steel.
  • Graphics may be printed on the surface or chemically etched.

High tensile strength makes it ideal for printing, die-cutting and embossing.

  • Does not tear easily, and provides chemical and abrasion resistance. Expected exterior life is up to seven years.
  • Well-suited for product identification, packaging and general labeling applications.
  • More robust than polycarbonate in certain applications and less expensive for higher volumes.
  • Graphics are screen or digitally printed on the second surface for maximum durability.

High mechanical strength and superior optical clarity, these nameplates and data plates are used often in product identification, packaging and general labeling applications.

  • High impact strength and resistance to stains, heat, abrasion and corrosive chemicals. Best-suited for applications with minimum or no flex requirements. Expected exterior life is up to five years.
  • Graphics are screen or digitally printed on the second surface for maximum durability.

Why do you need industrial nameplates and data plates?

Keeping organized is a key aspect of running an efficient operation, and industrial applications represent some of the toughest environments possible. Equipment is under constant demand, often with the risk of potential exposure to harsh chemicals or environmental conditions, yet it’s crucial to ensure that product names, health and safety warnings, and other equipment data remains readable throughout the lifespan of your equipment assets. Industrial nameplates and data plates provide a robust solution to ensure that vital information is readily available for operators, maintenance professionals, and others who need to identify assets.

One of the main reasons to use such plates is the benefit of custom printing, sizing, and material selection for each unique application. Industrial nameplates and data plates can be fabricated with metals such as anodized aluminum, stainless steel, and brass or with plastics such as polyester and polycarbonate. This gives you the flexibility to choose nameplates that match the level of durability and compatibility you require.

Many industries also utilize permanent nameplates and data plates that are heavy-duty and built to last for decades. One example is Metalphoto® aluminum, which is recognized as the most durable nameplate material available and can last for up to 20 years or more in harsh outdoor environments. Organizations with demanding specifications often turn to an industrial nameplate and data plate manufacturer like Metalphoto of Cincinnati for customer engineered solutions. 

Common uses for custom nameplates

Custom nameplates have a wide variety of uses in industries throughout the world. Some of the most critical applications are in the transportation industry where aircraft, boats, and trucks require the use of highly durable nameplates.

Industrial nameplates are also frequently used to tag manufacturing equipment in the energy and oil & gas industries. You will also find industrial nameplates and tags used for construction, HVAC, and commercial applications in the government, telecom, and technology fields. The following are a few of the uses for custom nameplates and data plates. 

Safety information

Keeping safety information visible and easily accessible for operators and staff is an important part of health and safety management. Information such as guidelines, warnings, limitations, and restrictions can be easily printed on custom safety nameplates and placed directly on equipment or posted in important locations. Industrial nameplates are also very useful for marking hazardous equipment, chemical cabinets, and other hardware. 

Asset tagging

Plant managers are often tasked with tracking and monitoring the assets that are located within the facility. Custom nameplates offer an effective solution for labeling assets with a durable tag that can also include useful information such as barcodes, QR codes, and serial numbers. General property tags can also be used to mark nearly any item with important information about ownership or proper use. Asset tagging provides a high level of traceability for inventory control and plant management activities.

Equipment identification

Durable data plates and nameplates are commonly used by businesses to mark the equipment they own with identifying information or important notifications. They’re especially useful for distributed fleets, such as trucks and buses that are geographically distributed during transit. Identification plates allow companies to label equipment with a common set of markings that can be easily identified by rotating drivers, maintenance staff, or customers.  

Branding and product management

When a product is manufactured, it is commonly labeled with a series of labels, tags, or data plates that help the company convey important product information directly on the item. These data plates can be branded with a company logo in some cases and often provide useful details that the consumer should know. Some examples of the product information that is often included on such tags and data plates include model numbers, specifications, manufacturing information, and serial numbers.

No minimum quantity. Get a quote for any size job.

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.

No minimum quantity. Get a quote for any size job.

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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