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Embossing and stamping are two of the most tried and true methods of metal identification. How do you decide which to use? This guide highlights some pros and cons of each.... (View Full Article)
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Engraving and etching are two of the most common processes for metal marking. This guide helps walk you through the pros and cons of each so you can know which is right for you.... (View Full Article)
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Metal nameplates are attached using a variety of methods. From adhesive backing to holes and welding, there are solutions for every situation.... (View Full Article)
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This article focuses on some of the ways the energy industry utilizes custom identification.... (View Full Article)
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This article provides a breakdown of tags and nameplates used for marking industrial pipes, valves, and other related components.... (View Full Article)
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Marking your organization's assets with property tags provides a simple and easy solution. Find out more about the benefits of marking your equipment with property tags in this article.... (View Full Article)
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This article is all about the use of identification tags and nameplates in the fishing/seafood procurement industry.... (View Full Article)
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This article covers utility and telephone pole tags, as well as how metal identification is used within the telecommunications and energy industries.... (View Full Article)
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This article covers the basics of how wells are marked with metal tags to identify correct permits are used.... (View Full Article)
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There are many different options for mounting your metal tags and nameplates. This includes screws, wires, or adhesive backing. This guide discusses how metal nameplate adhesives work.... (View Full Article)
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This article contrasts and compares the MetalPhoto and Screen Printing marking processes.... (View Full Article)
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QR Codes and Data Matrix Codes are two of the most popular 2D barcodes available. They are used by a wide range of industries to store information. This guide breaks down the similarities and... (View Full Article)
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There are many different ways organizations utilize identification products to track and manage their assets. This guide narrows the field down to the top 5 in the industry.... (View Full Article)
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The aerospace industry relies on metal nameplates for many uses. This guide discusses the basics of aerospace nameplates.... (View Full Article)
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Anodized aluminum tags are durable and feature the ability to add color to the metal designs. More info in the article.... (View Full Article)
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Asset tags are vital to inventory and asset management systems. Learn more with this article.... (View Full Article)
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Metal barcode tags provide the ability to scan and track assets and inventory. This article runs through the basics of these essential tags.... (View Full Article)
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Brass tags are one of the most popular identification solution types. They are used in industries from plumbing to mining. This guide covers the basics of brass tags.... (View Full Article)
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This article discusses some of the guidelines and rules of California Prop 65, and the impact this has on organizations in regards to identification.... (View Full Article)
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This article covers the basics of cold rolled steel tags and their many industrial applications.... (View Full Article)
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Metal identification is vital in the construction industry. This article walks through the basics for construction identification tags.... (View Full Article)
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This article walks through the history and application of CSC plates used to mark shipping containers for international regulations.... (View Full Article)
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Every elevator must be marked with proper identification. These plates are typically referred to as code date plates. ASME safety regulations mandate the use of these signs. This article covers the... (View Full Article)
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Engraved tags are highly durable and used in a plethora of applications. This article gives a rundown on engraved tags and compares them to other processes.... (View Full Article)
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It is impossible to step into an industrial factory, plant, or building without seeing equipment nameplates. These data plates provide pertinent information to operators, managers, and more.... (View Full Article)
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Modern innovations have led to massive changes in the world of agriculture and food production. From massive farming operations to giant industrial factories processing any type of food you can... (View Full Article)
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Furniture manufacturers often install metal nameplates or tags onto their furniture for branding, tracking, and other purposes. Learn more with this quick guide.... (View Full Article)
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This article explains the application of hydraulic hose tags. Hydraulic hoses are used in manufacturing plants, construction sites, and power generation facilities. Marking these hoses with relevant... (View Full Article)
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Job tags are serialized tags used to track or monitor individual jobs. This article covers the basics of this process.... (View Full Article)
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Metal cable ties are used to mark wires, pipes, and more. This article covers the essentials.... (View Full Article)
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The modern supply chain has advanced so rapidly in recent years. Processes have become more efficient, times are drastically reduced, and competition is at an all-time high. Companies like Amazon and... (View Full Article)
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Metal labels are used for a wide range of applications. They are most commonly used to mark and track company assets. This includes machinery, equipment, and tools.... (View Full Article)
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Serial number tags are some of the most simple yet versatile identification solutions. This post talks about numbered tags and their usefulness.... (View Full Article)
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Oil refineries rely on metal identification tags for their safety and marking. This article gives the basics of tagging in the Oil industry.... (View Full Article)
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QR Code tags serve a multitude of purposes in modern businesses. From asset tracking and inventory management, to promos and information. These tags do it all.... (View Full Article)
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Safety is crucial to every industrial organization. This article goes through the basics of safety signs, nameplates, and tags.... (View Full Article)
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Serialized embossed tags are one of the best ways to mark and identify your inventory, equipment, and tools. Durable embossing means easy to read characters and a long-lasting solution. Check out the... (View Full Article)
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Sling tags are important for the safety of workers on construction sites. This article walks through the rules and basics of sling tags.... (View Full Article)
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Stainless steel tags provide a highly durable solution for custom identification. This article covers the basics of these tags.... (View Full Article)
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Steam trap valves require proper identification as mandated by safety guidelines. Check out this article for more information.... (View Full Article)
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Superelevation measurements ensure railroads are set up properly. This is crucial for safety. This guide covers the superelevation tags which make this possible.... (View Full Article)
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This guide covers the top 6 processes for nameplate marking.... (View Full Article)
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This guide covers the basics of using metal tags to identify industrial valves.... (View Full Article)
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Warehouse tags and labels are an important part of maintaining an organized and efficient operation. This article explains what warehouse tags are all about.... (View Full Article)
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Need nameplates but not sure where to start? This guide gives you a breakdown of the metal nameplate basics, allowing you to know what to look for and what questions to be asking.... (View Full Article)
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Blank tags are used in embossing machines or marked with other processes. This guide covers the basics of blank tags.... (View Full Article)
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For an industrial organization, information is everything. From inventory planning to asset management and everything in between, having accurate data is key. Modern solutions such as data matrix... (View Full Article)
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Decals are used for identification on any surface. Their quick peel and stick application means they easy to use. More info in the article.... (View Full Article)
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Screen printed tags are highly customizable and have the ability for full color designs. This article gives a run-down on screen printed tags.... (View Full Article)
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Stamped tags are used in industries far and wide for metal identification. Durable indents make for quality id tags. This guide walks through the basics of the processes and uses.... (View Full Article)
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Embossed tags are one of the most durable metal identification solutions. This article covers the basics of embossed tags.... (View Full Article)
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How exactly are variable data embossed tags produced? With an embossing machine. This article covers the basics of these machines.... (View Full Article)
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Etched tags are highly customizable and can add color with an infill. This article walks through the basics of etching.... (View Full Article)
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This guide gives a run down on the fundamentals of asset tracking using metal identification tags.... (View Full Article)
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Dot peen marking is a unique way to mark metal tags and equipment. This article covers the basics of dot peen marking.... (View Full Article)
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Photo anodization aka MetalPhoto is a highly customizable and durable solution. This article covers the basics of this unique process.... (View Full Article)
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MIL-STD-130 is a government specification which mandates the use of metal identification including the UID method. This article covers the basics of this mil spec.... (View Full Article)
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Want to get nameplates but not sure what material to select? This guide will give you some insight into what material is right for your application.... (View Full Article)
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UID and IUID are specifications mandated within MIL-STD-130. Learn more with this quick guide.... (View Full Article)
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MetalPhoto comes in a wide range of sizes to accommodate a wide range of applications. From small sheets to stay cost effective on small quantity tags to large sheets perfect for a huge sign.... (View Full Article)