Custom Labels and Equipment ID Tags

Lasting the Life of Your Assets With No Need for Re-Labeling

MPC’s 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.

Our advanced printing and fabrication capabilities will produce a label or tag that’s best for your application, including a selection of graphics, die cutting, adhesives and mechanical attachments.

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MPC Pre-Printed Labels & Tags

MPC Security Labels & Asset Tags

MPC Blank Labels & Tags

Label and tag applications include:

Custom Labels, ID Tags and Heavy-Duty Stickers for Any Application

Our most durable and popular material, the preferred choice for environments requiring extreme durability. Ideal for applications ranging from mild office environments to heavy industrial and military applications.

  • 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.
  • Most cost-effective for small to medium volumes. Also available as blank labels.

An ideal choice for use in the aircraft/aeronautical, automotive, marine and military industries, with an anodized surface with a virtually impenetrable protective finish that’s more durable than regular aluminum.

  • Well suited to applications requiring resistance to abrasion, corrosion, chemicals and solvents, as well as moderate outdoor durability.
  • 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.
  • Most economical in higher-volume applications. Also available as blank labels.
  • Most cost-effective for small to medium volumes. Also available as blank labels.

One label, unlimited uses. Perfect for asset destination or relocation, temporary storage or identification. Write information using a permanent marker or paint pen. Label wipes clean for re-use with isopropyl alcohol.

  • Permanent information has superior durability against UV, abrasion, chemicals and extreme temperatures.
  • Use permanent marker or paint pen to write and re-write for unlimited uses.
  • Wipes clean with isopropyl alcohol.

High tensile strength makes polyester ideally suited to indoor and light-to-moderate industrial applications including asset tracking, product identification, caution/warning/safety decals, property ID tags and nameplate labels.

  • Does not tear easily and offers good chemical and abrasion resistance.
  • Graphics are printed on the surface; an optional over-laminate may be applied for increased durability.
  • Expected exterior life is up to three years.

High tensile strength makes polyester ideally suited to indoor and light-to-moderate industrial applications including asset tracking, product identification, caution/warning/safety decals, property ID tags and nameplate labels.

  • Greater impact strength and resistance to stains, heat, abrasion and corrosive chemicals than polyester.
  • Graphics are printed on the second surface for maximum durability.
  • Expected exterior life is up to five years.

Offers the convenience of mobility because they can be relocated again and again.

  • Flexibility allows the label or tag to conform to curved and slightly irregular surfaces.
  • Commonly used for inventory and asset management, vehicle decals, scheduling boards and temporary labeling.
  • Graphics are printed on the surface. An optional over-laminate may be applied for increased durability.
  • Expected exterior life is up to two years.

High pliability allows the label or tag to conform to curved and irregular surfaces.

  • Moderate resistance to moisture, abrasion and chemicals.
  • A more cost-effective choice for labels than alternate materials.
  • Frequently used for light industrial applications including caution/warning/safety decals, property ID tags, machine labels and nameplate labels.
  • Graphics are printed on the surface. An optional over-laminate may be applied for increased durability.
  • Expected exterior life is up to five years.

Security Labels & Asset Tags

No need to replace another failed label. Get the durability of metal in a foil thickness.

  • Foil will fracture if removed from its mating surface, providing added security.
  • Flexible foil is ideal for curved or uneven surfaces.
  • Expected exterior life of 20+ years.

Designed to withstand the harshest environments, and remain readable for the life of your equipment or asset.

  • Thicker aluminum provides greater impact resistance.
  • High-performance permanent adhesive and/or holes for mechanical attachment.
  • Expected exterior life of 20+ years.
  • High contrast for easy readability; color headers available.
  • Clear laminate protects label against abrasion and chemicals.
  • Multi-purpose adhesive permanently bonds to many surfaces.

Distinctly identifies indoor items such as office equipment and furniture.

Designed to discourage tampering and protect against unauthorized transfer of property.

  • If removed, a permanent “VOID” message left on the label and the asset.
  • Clear laminate protects label against abrasion and chemicals.
  • Multi-purpose adhesive permanently bonds to many surfaces.

Asset labels with a second tab that contains duplicate information, and conveniently attaches to your records.

  • Second tab attaches to records, helping reduce manual errors.
  • High contrast for easy readability; color available.
  • Clear laminate protects label against abrasion and chemicals.

Made of Metalphoto® photosensitive anodized aluminum, our most durable and popular material; contains microtext and elements with photographic qualities similar to those found in passports, identification cards and currency.

  • Superior resistance against sunlight degradation, abrasion, chemicals, solvents, and extreme temperatures.
  • Foil thickness will fracture if removed from its mating surface; rigid thickness provides greater impact resistance.
  • Expected exterior life 20+ years.

Blank Labels and Tags

The most durable YAG/Fiber markable aluminum in the market for labels and tags.

  • Marks silver to provide high-contrast visibility.
  • The black background is imaged beneath a sapphire-hard anodic layer, providing an impenetrable barrier with superior resistance to chemicals, abrasion and solvents.
  • Will withstand exterior exposure in the harshest environments, including extreme cold, heat and UV.
  • Expected exterior life is 20+ years.

The most durable CO2 markable aluminum in the market for labels and tags.

  • Multi-level black coating provides resistance to abrasion, extreme temperatures and UV.
  • Marks silver to provide high-contrast visibility.
  • DuraBlack is available in .005” foil or .020” rigid thicknesses.
  • Expected exterior life is up to 10 years.

A popular choice for label and tag applications requiring a black or color canvas.

  • Mark on site using engraving, stamping, embossing or laser processes.
  • Label background offers excellent resistance to abrasion, corrosion, chemicals and solvents. Black backgrounds possess the greatest durability. Color options have limited UV resistance.
  • Expected exterior life up to 10 years.

An ideal choice for rich black graphics, AlumaMark is a CO2 laser markable aluminum available in a rainbow of colors and finishes.

  • Perfect for name badges, labels, trophy plates and more.
  • AlumaMark is available in .005” foil or .020” rigid thicknesses.
  • Not recommended for outdoor applications. A protective coating may be applied for increased durability.
  • Expected exterior life is up to 10 years.

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, including:

  • 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.
  • Customization. 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.

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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