Wet Tumble Your Stainless Steel Tags

We manufacture all our metal tags here in our factory, which means there are different tag finishes that we can provide for our customers.

For stainless steel tags, we like to recommend wet tumbling for a smooth finish. It is only an extra $15/1000 tags (Special Charge H) and it will remove any rough edges on your tag. This is an easy way to ensure that if your tag is dangling and someone grabs it, they will not harm themselves on a sharp edge. If your tag is going to be mounted, then you might not need the wet tumble finish. Polishing is recommend for any stainless steel tags that are going to be used as keychains or be handled often. Not sure which finish is right for you? Just request free samples of each finish here!

Direct from Press
Free – By request
Tags have die cut edges and are covered in an oil residue.engraved tag oily finish

Dry Tumbled (De-Oiled)
Free- Standard Finish
Oil residue is removed, but tags may have a sharp die cut edge.engraved tag dry tumbled

Wet Tumbled (Smooth Edges)
$15/a thousand
Oil residue and sharp edges are both removed, can cause some scratches to the tag.engraved tag wet tumbled

Polished (Premium Finish)
Call for quote
Tags are smooth and shiny, no sharp edges. engraved tag polished finish

What Level of Asset Tracking Do You Need?

Every company has its own way of tracking their assets and inventory. Whether it be by paper or electronically, NB&T can provide a tag solution that will work for you and your system. Follow this simple flow chart with a few basic questions to find out what method of engraving (stamping or laser etching) is best for you. From there, you can see all the tag materials available.

What’s on the tag:

asset tracking tag guide

 

stamped tag

Stamped Tag

laser etched tag

Laser Etched Tag

hybrid tag

Hybrid Tag

 

What material:

Each material is different and has its own specific benefits. We recommend keeping the environment of the tag in mind while choosing your material. Please note that some materials may only come in certain sizes. 

Aluminum: .016” – Plain (silver), flexible, available in limited sizes and up to 6 digits embossed.
Aluminum: .040” – Black UV Stable, guaranteed to last outdoors and in harsh environments for years.
Aluminum: .050” – 1/2 hard temper. (Plain or colored available*)
Aluminum: .064” – 1/2 hard temper. (Plain or colored available*)
Asset Labels: Military grade 3M™ 7847 polyacrylic matte black stock.
Brass: .014” – Plain, flexible, available in limited sizes and up to 6 digits embossed.
Brass: .036” – Alloy 260 70/30 – 1/2 hard temper
Brass: .040 – Alloy 260 70/30 – 1/2 hard temper
Brass: .064 – Alloy 260 70/30 – dead soft temper
Polyurethane: A durable, yet flexible material, will last outdoors better than vinyl.
Stainless Steel: .031”
 – Type 430 2BA finish (Shiny, attracted to magnet, slightly corrosive)
Stainless Steel: .030” – Type 304 2B finish (Dull, not attracted to magnet, non-corrosive)
Stainless Steel: .048” – Type 304 2B finish (Dull, not attracted to magnet, non-corrosive)
Stainless Steel: .048” – Type 430 2BA finish (Shiny, attracted to magnet, slightly corrosive)
Vinyl: .020″ – A durable, yet flexible plastic material.

*Aluminum Colors: Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, Purple, Turquoise, Gold, Black, White, Plain (Silver)

****SPECIAL MATERIALS MAY BE AVAILABLE. CALL TO INQUIRE****

Paint-Filled Tags

Want your tags to stand out?

White and black paint fill is available to help stamped characters and logos stand out to be highly visible and easy to read!

Dog and cat tags and industrial tags will be an additional $.15 each (per side). All other tags (wing bands, leg bands, mouse ear tags, etc.) are $.06 each (per side).

All of our paint fill is done by hand so we ask for an additional 1-3 weeks on your order, depending on the quantity and size of your tags to be paint filled.

White paint fill is recommended for: red, green, blue, purple and black colored aluminum tags.

Black paint fill is recommended for: gold, yellow, orange, white and plain colored aluminum, stainless steel and brass tags.

Check out the comparison below of tags with and without paint fill!

paint fill black

Black Aluminum with White Paint Fill

paint fill blue

Blue Aluminum with White Paint Fill

paint fill brass

Brass with Black Paint Fill

paint fill gold

Gold Aluminum with Black Paint Fill

paint fill green

Green Aluminum with White Paint Fill

paint fill orange

Orange Aluminum with Black Paint Fill

paint fill plain alum

Plain Aluminum with Black Paint Fill

paint fill purple

Purple Aluminum with White Paint FIll

paint fill red

Red Aluminum with White Paint Fill

paint fill stainless

Stainless Steel with Black Paint Fill

paint fill turquoise

Turquoise Aluminum with White and Black Paint Fill

paint fill white

White Aluminum with Black Paint Fill

paint fill yellow

Yellow Aluminum with Black Paint Fill