Project Description

Metal Barcode Tags are ideal for customers who require permanent nameplates to stand up in harsh environments. Black copy, logos, and barcodes are photographically reproduced for maximum clarity and detail, then sealed within the anodic layer of the aluminum – ensuring accurate and reliable reads for years to come.

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  • Photographically reproduced black copy, logos and barcodes ensure accurate and reliable reads

  • Anodizing process protects copy, logos and barcodes from chemicals, abrasion and high temperatures

  • Adhesive specially matched to surface for maximum adhesion or optional holes available for mechanical fasteners.

  • Optional intensification process increases heat resistance and improves the image resistance for other environmental conditions

Specifications Data

Material .008” matte anodized aluminum is standard. Optional thicknesses include: .012”, .032”, and .063”.
Serialization All alphanumeric barcodes are photo imaged with a human-readable equivalent. Guaranteed no skips in sequence. Code 39 with 2.7 to 9.4 characters per inch (CPI) is standard. Other barcode symbologies including Code 128, I 2 of 5, 2D DataMatrix and QR Code.
Label Copy Printed copy may include block type, stylized type, logos or other designs. Black copy is produced photographically. Colors other than black are screen printed.
Colors Choose black only or one of our standard colors (red, blue, green, dark blue, orange, purple or yellow) for block style type, stylized type, logos or other designs. Due to the contrast needed for barcode scanner, all barcodes are black. Color samples available upon request.
Standard Adhesive Pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive
Sizes 63mm x 30mm; 51mm x 25mm; 38mm x 19mm; 63mm x 19mm; 38mm x 13mm; 44mm x 13mm; 51mm x 16mm; 51mm x 19mm
Holes Optional
Packaging Shipped in “work-out- of” cartons for convenient application. Both cartons and trays clearly marked to indicate serial numbers of contents. Pressure-sensitive adhesive orders shipped with cleaner and application instructions.
Shipment 5-8 business days


Asset Tracking Inventory Management Returnable Containers
Audio Equipment OEM Product Identification School Equipment
Bins Pallets Warehouse
Computers Product Branding Work-In-Process
Hospital Equipment Racks

Chemical Test Data

Characteristics Test Conditions Effect
Water/humidity no effect
Salt spray 5% at 35°C, 700 hours no effect
Ammonium hydroxide 2 hours at 1% and 5% Slight dulling of image, affects overall readability
Ethyl alcohol no effect
Ethyl acetate 24 hours no effect
Ferric chloride 10%, 16 hours no effect
Heptane 72 hours no effect
Hydrocarbon fluid no effect
JP-4 Fuel no effect
Kerosene no effect
Methyl Ethyl Ketone no effect
Nitric acid 1%, 40 hours no effect
Phosphoric acid 1%, 40 hours no effect
Skydrol no effect
Sodium hydroxide affects overall readability
Sulfuric acid 10%, 24 hours no effect
Turbine and jet fuel (MIL-L 5161C) (MIL-L 5161C) no effect
Tetra Sodium Pyrophosphate 1%, 40 hours no effect
Trisodium Phosphate no effect

Destructive Test Data

A label with an intensified image was tested in a weatherometer, 20 years equivalent; reduced overall readability after these thresholds

Abrasion Test Summary

A plate with an intensified image was brushed for 7,000 cycles with stiff nylon wheel (C-17) at a 1,000 gm (16 ox.) load; reduced overall readability after these thresholds


Need a custom quote? Let us know and we’ll be happy to put together a custom quote for your tag and label needs.