Aluminum Asset Tags

Our aluminum asset tags and labels are made to help you keep track of your company’s vital supplies, inventory, and assets. These metal property ID tags have serial numbers or barcodes that you can use to identify stolen property. Aluminum tags also can provide you with inventory information, such as the quantity of a specific item that is currently in stock, as well as condition in case it is broken.

Automate your inventory control, asset monitoring, maintenance management, and theft prevention. Our asset tags are extremely sturdy and are made of aluminum with an embedded print, so they are sure to last.

Black UV-Stable Aluminum Tags
Black UV-Stable Aluminum Tags

Even in challenging environments, text won’t fade and barcodes will remain readable. Black UV-resistant aluminum has a highly contrasted appearance that makes writing, logos, and numbers extremely apparent and simple to read.

Paint-Resistant Aluminum Tags
Paint-Resistant Aluminum Tags

The tags resist graffiti, vandalism, paint, and grease. They stay functional after excessive tempering.

High Temperature Aluminum Tags
High Temperature Aluminum Tags

Aluminum tags can withstand up to 1200 degrees of high temperature and remain in good shape for tracking your assets.

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Select Asset Tag Design (5)

  • Text Only
    Text Only

    Choose text only for a minimalist approach. You can have only the part number for identification in your system.

  • Barcode
    Barcode

    Including a scannable barcode allows you to instantly check availability and condition of a given asset, accessing all information at the spot.

  • QR Code
    QR Code

    A QR code is just another form of a barcode that can be easily scanned with a phone—perfect for modern businesses.

  • Logo
    Logo

    If you simply want to label your assets with your logo to prevent theft, we offer that option as well.

  • Custom Combination
    Custom Combination

    We can design a complex layout to include text, barcode, and logo, or any other combination of data on your aluminum tag.

Advantages of Aluminum Asset Tags

High Durability
High Durability

Our aluminum asset tags are highly durable and can withstand various conditions for both indoor and outdoor applications. A stamped or photo-anodized image will remain on the tag for years in perfect condition.

Great Resistance
Great Resistance

Anodized aluminum makes these tags corrosion-resistant. These aluminum asset tags also have great resistance to chemicals, abrasion, and solvents. They tolerate exposure to the elements, including UV rays, extremely cold temperatures, and demanding environments.

Unique Tracking
Unique Tracking

With high protection, your asset inventory will have a unique way of tracking. The reliability of metal asset labels helps automatize stock and condition tracing any time.

Custom Aluminum Asset Tags

Our specially designed aluminum asset tags can include barcodes, numbers, emblems, addresses, and other important data. Usually, they contain your company name, asset number, and any additional information that you decide to include.

For a variety of markets and uses, we manufacture fully customizable abrasion-proof aluminum asset tags. Your equipment and machinery can have embossed nameplates, aluminum equipment tags, and UID tags with a data matrix, and warehouse labels.

We offer many colours, size, and shape options, and you can specify hole sizes and placements, if any.

Custom Aluminum Asset Tags

KDM Aluminum Asset Tags Fabrication

KDM Aluminum Asset Tags Fabrication 1
KDM Aluminum Asset Tags Fabrication 2

Aluminum asset tag manufacturing requires us to laser-cut, anodize, and customize aluminum. We can use stamping, embossing, screen-printing, laser etching, and engraving to add your information onto the tag.

To ensure accuracy and durability, our photo-anodized asset tags employ a photo imaging technique to capture the finest detail before being sealed under an anodic coating of aluminum. As such, we also fabricate anodized aluminum asset tags with a professional sub-surface image. The factory’s capabilities will perfectly fulfil your aluminum asset tag specifications.

Aluminum Asset Tags: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

If you have any question on aluminum asset tags, you will find the answer right here. Whether you want to learn about the material grade, benefits or applications of aluminum asset tags – all information is right here.

What Are Aluminum Asset Tags?

Aluminum asset tags are dentification tags that display data to make it simple to identify the item they are attached to. Serial number information, barcodes, and text-based information are generally printed, embossed, or chemically etched into the surface of the tag.

What Are Photo-Anodized Aluminum Asset Labels?

During the process, a printed image is sealed under the anodic layer of the tag, resulting in higher durability and resistance.

What Advantage Does An Aluminum Tag Have Over A Polyester Tag?

In applications requiring abrasion and scratch resistance as well as resistance to strong chemicals, high UV exposure, outside weather, or high temperatures, aluminum asset tags typically outperform plastic or polyester tags.

What Are Aluminium Asset Tags?

They are distinguishing marks fixed on assets to give them a unique identity.

They have a distinctive ID in serial no format, a barcode/ QR code, name, and logo of the company for accuracy.

aluminum asset tag

aluminum asset tag

Aluminum asset tags can be fixed on both fixed assets like infrastructure and movable assets like furniture or electronics.

Why Invest In Aluminum Asset Tags?

Whether large or small, businesses face a lot of challenges tracking the location, quality, state of the goods, maintenance, and state of the fixed assets.

There are numerous benefits of using Aluminium asset tags which include:

i. They ease the process of monitoring and tracking the company assets.

Handheld scanners and smartphone apps read the barcode of the specific asset to track it.

ii. They simplify and ensure accuracy in record keeping.

While taking schedule or unscheduled inventory, scanning is all that is required to get the necessary information.

You don’t have to manually enter each asset on the register

iii. They surveil the movement of movable assets in an organization, especially the ones that are shared in different departments.

You can keep track of movable assets hence deterring them from theft.

Evidently, labeled assets can not be sold on the black market, so it keeps you safe

iv. Assets tags with dates help in creating order in your company.

You can easily determine the order in which the assets arrived or need to leave the company.

v. They are used in the build-in security features i.e. tamper evidence helps protect high-value assets.

vi. Asset tags keep the owner or user to date when the asset needs repair and maintenance

vii. Asset tags are a requirement by the insurance providers for record-keeping and verification.

Are Aluminum Asset Tags Same As Aluminum Labels?

Not really even though people use the terms interchangeably.

Both Aluminium tags and labels are metallic and they contain information that is unique to the asset or surface attached.

aluminum asset tags

aluminum asset tags

However, tags are labels without adhesive. They are only attached to the asset by hanging or tying.

They are temporarily attached to the asset ideally to influence the decision of the buyer or user.

Aluminum labels on the other hand have adhesive used to attach to the asset. They are durable and are meant to stick for life.

aluminum labels

aluminum labels

Can You Print On Aluminum Asset Tags?

The following printing methods can be done on the aluminum tags:

i. Screen printing-ink is pressed through a mesh to produce an image or information on the metal in the specified colors.

ii. Direct digital printing it’s a digital method that prints directly from the computer to the asset tag.

It produces any color through the use of the halftone process

iii. Etching- chemicals are used to produce depressions on the metal surface. Readable information is made on the asset tag which is very durable.

iv. Engraving/ laser engraved a thin layer of metal is turned into a gas state to differentiate between the engraved area and the aluminum surface

v. Dot peening cheaper printing method than the rest used to create permanent legible marks on tags

vi. Flexographic printing is a letter printing method where flexible rubber or plates are used to create a raised image that can be transferred to the aluminum asset tag

vii. Embossing/Stamping/Debossing is a deformation process where the information on the tag is pushed above or below to give a 3D effect

viii. Photo metal/anodized photosensitive processing is printing done on anodized aluminum that resembles black and white photographs.

Color can be added later by a secondary medium.

Where Do Use Aluminum Assets?

Aluminum asset tags are used as part of the largest asset management initiative in the following fields:

i. Government agencies depend on aluminum asset tags to monitor valuable fixed and movable assets.

ii. Healthcare– asset tags are used in clinics, hospitals, and dispensaries to track valuable equipment and medicines.

It also helps workers in record keeping and running the facilities effectively.

iii. Education– assets such as computers, printers, etc are monitored and tracked in institutions

iv. Warehouse-primarily depend on asset tags for inventory control and tracking movement of goods in and out of the warehouse.

v. Defense-they use special kinds of asset tags that follow specific guidelines and regulations

vi. Oil and Gas-Asset tags are used in record keeping as they ensure accuracy

vii. Utility– Utility companies use asset tags to easily identify, locate, and rectify service disruptions.

viii. Telecom and Cable-Asset tags enable these companies to efficiently track their assets, manage maintenance, and provide services to the customers

ix. Manufacturing– they work with heavy-duty machinery that needs regular repair ad maintenance.

The asset tags need to be durable and withstand the harsh environment in the industry.

What Is The Best Material For Making Aluminum Asset Tags?

They include;

i. Anodized Photo Aluminum- alumiGuard has high resistance to heat, chemicals, and abrasion. They come in full-color print.

ii. Anodized Aluminum- they have submerged prints for durability. They are best for motorcycles and boats

iii. Annealed Anodized Aluminum- they have embedded prints and are best for curves surfaces, i.e. tools

iv. Aluminum- solid aluminum with high bond adhesive is used in asset tags. Best for furniture and electronics.

v. Metalphoto aluminum asset tags- most durable asset tags

Are Aluminum Asset Tags Durable?

Yes, they are exceptionally strong and durable with the ability to withstand indoor and outdoor harsh environments like extreme cold, heat, and UV.

They also have extreme resistance to chemicals, abrasion, solvents, and corrosion.

Besides, they have an adhesive that makes them easy to apply and hard to remove.

There is no doubt they will last as long as the asset without peeling, chipping, or cracking. Photographically reproduced barcodes will also not fade or get scratched over time.

How Do You Manufacture Aluminium Asset Tags?

Here’s the manufacturing process of aluminum asset tags:

Aluminum asset tags are made from aluminum metal. They come in different grades low, medium, and high (more of this to be discussed below).

We make them according to the size and purpose they are to serve.

For example, asset tags to be fixed on a laptop are different in size compared to ones attached on a heavy-duty machine.

The metal is cut according to the specified size, information is printed on the metal as specified by the customer.

We add an adhesive layer at the back of the asset tag and cover it with paper, to be revealed while need be.

Are There Aluminium Asset Tags With Barcode?

Yes, some aluminum asset tags have barcodes.

A barcode gives the asset a unique identity which differentiates it from all the other assets. The numbers can easily be scanned or read.

Barcodes help to keep the owner up to date with the stock or product information.

aluminum asset tag with barcode

aluminum asset with barcode

 It eases the process of data entry and reduces manual entry errors by use of barcode scanners

How Does Aluminum Asset Tags Compare To Stainless Steel Asset Tags?

There is a thin line between Aluminium and stainless steel asset tags. Both are metals tags; here’s how they differ:

Aluminum asset tags are lighter than stainless steel.

They are anodized to protect the graphics on the barcode and ensure they don’t, rust, withstands abrasion, UV, chemical, outdoor exposure, and last long.

They are mostly used in the manufacturing and utility industries.

Stainless steel asset tags on the other hand are heavier than aluminum tags.

They are the most regular metal tags as they are corrosion resistant, chemical, and abrasion resistant.

stainless steel asset tag

stainless steel asset tag

They can withstand harsh climates. The graphics on the tag is etched or engraved which ensures its durability.

They are mostly used in industries that use strong chemicals like laboratories, healthcare facilities, food processing, etc due to their qualities.

Which Sizes Of Aluminum Asset Tags Are There?

Aluminium asset tags come in the following shapes and sizes:

i. 0.75″ x 1.5″

ii. 0.75″ x 2″

iii. 1″ x 2″

iv. 0.5″ x 1.25″

v. 0.5″ x 1.75″

vi. 0.625″ x 1.75″

vii. 1″ x 2.625″

viii. 1.25″ x 2″

ix. 1.25″ x 2.75″

x. 1″ x 3″

xi. 1.5″ x 3″

xii. 2″ to 3″ Square

xiii. 3/8″ to 2″ od

xiv. 0.75″ x 1.5″ Oval

xv. 1.25″ x 2″ Oval

xvi. Multipart asset tag

Smaller (1.5″wx 0.75″h) asset tags are best for cellphones, computers, laptops, PDA’s,  and other expensive and portable assets.

They are placed on the reverse side or bottom of the assets beside the manufacturer identification tags.

Types of labels used on these assets are security labels that are tamper evident.

Medium-sized (2.0″ w x 0.75 h) tags are used when a logo is included at the edge of the barcode, or you need more characters in the caption.

Tags with logos are easily recognized as company property.

Large size (2″w x 1″h) tags are commonly used on fixed assets. They are strong enough to withstand harsh weather conditions.

Big aluminum asset tags placed at a distance can be read and scanned easily. They also display the logo of the company perfectly.

How Do You Customize Aluminum Asset Tags?

We personalize aluminum asset tags however you want.

You need to first identify the type of asset tag you want, and where you want it fixed.

If your design is complicated, consider sketching and emailing it to us in form of JPG and PNG. Remember to include:

i. Business/organization name and logo

ii. An asset identification number that is readable by naked eyes

iii. Barcode or QR code representation of the asset identification number

iv. Size and color of the tag

v. Specify the kind of numbering you want whether sequential or non-sequential

Consider the grade of aluminum needed. Bearing in mind different grades have different abilities and prices.

It has three basic types: 1100, 3003, and 6061.

Aluminum in grade 1100 is cheaper than 6061 but cannot withstand high temperatures.

So if you want asset tags to use in a factory, consider 6061 but if you want to use where heat is not involved, go for the cheaper one.

customized aluminum asset tags

customized aluminum asset tags

Which Surface Finish Do You Apply On Aluminum Asset Tags?

They include;

i. Anodized aluminum asset tags- are coated with a protective oxide layer by electrolysis as a result metal forms an anode.

i. Laminate finish- has a plastic-like feel that protects the metal tag and has a lustrous finish

How Can You Attach Aluminum Fixed Asset Tags?

There are two main ways to fix asset tags on a surface:

i. Self-sticking asset tags- carefully peel off the paper at the rear of the asset tag, and expose the active adhesive.

Place the tag on the asset and apply pressure to attach firmly.

ii. Acetone-activated tags- you peel off the paper at the back to expose the inactive adhesive.

Apply a generous amount of acetone to activate the adhesive. Apply pressure with your fingers to fix the tag on the asset.

iii. Mechanical attachment asset tags- the information on the tag is directly inscribed on the asset.

Which Assets Require Aluminum Tags?

Asset tags can be marked on tiny tools or large pieces of equipment. Here are characteristics of assets that require tagging.

They include:

i. Assets that require ownership validation

ii. Those that are expensive and are likely to be lost, stolen, or damaged

iii. Assets that need to be monitored and tracked

iv. Equipment and machines that require frequent repair and maintenance

v. Those that require a regular audit

vi. Assets that your insurer requires tagged and verified for accurate record keeping

The most common assets that require aluminum tags comprise of:

  • Motor vehicles
  • Machines and tools
  • Furniture and fixtures
  • Computers and accessories
  • Office equipment
When Should You Use Sequential Numbering On Aluminum Asset Tags?

Sequential numbering is where each piece has its unique number or code printed on it.

Consider using sequential numbers on Aluminum asset tags when there is need to convert the data without scanners.

Barcode numbering can be sequential or non-sequential in whichever number or series you prefer.

When Should You Use QR Code On Aluminum Asset Tags?

Consider Quick Response Code under the following circumstances:

i. When the information is more than a sentence say a paragraph. A QR code can carry more information than a barcode.

ii. If the information needs to be viewed using more than one angle.

iii. When the space is small and the information is a lot.

Qr Code tends to occupy less space compared to the same information fed on a barcode. Has a capacity of 2500 numerical characters of data

iv. When the Qr Code is damaged or dirty and still needs to be scanned.

v. Where a smartphone is the available device to read the data.

Can You Use Acetone-activated Adhesive On Aluminum Asset Tags?

Yes. Acetone-activated adhesives are the best adhesive for fixing aluminum asset tags. It comes in dry form and needs to be activated to stick to the asset.

Below are the steps you need to apply:

i. Ensure the asset is clean before sticking the asset tag.

Use a damp ( not wet) cloth and a mild detergent to gently wipe the asset to get rid of grease, oil, dust, or any other form of dirt.

ii. Use a dry cloth to wipe the surface again

iii. Detach the white backing strip from the rear of the asset tag to reveal the brown acetone-activated adhesive.

Careful not to touch the adhesive otherwise it won’t stick.

iv. Wet a sponge, cloth, earbud, or a brush and apply to the adhesive ensuring all the corners are wet.

Be first as acetone is highly flammable.

v. Hold the tag for 20-30 seconds for the acetone to activate the adhesive then place it gently on the surface.

Add some finger pressure for the tag to bind to the asset

vi. Allow the adhesive to dry. After 24 hours it should be firmly fixed.

More Resources:

Asset Tracking

Aluminum Sheet Metal Fabrication

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