Why stamped and laser etched tags are better than printed tags

National Band & Tag manufacturers stamped and laser etched industrial asset tags. These two methods are more durable than printed tags for environments that use harsh chemicals. Why? Because stamped tags, the lettering is indented into the material. For laser etched tags, the laser removes a layer of material to create the words. As you can see in the picture below, the harsh chemicals took the printed text right off the tag, because the text is on the surface of the tag, not in it. If the text has been physically etched or indented into the tag, then it would be impossible to wipe away. Below are some examples of where printed asset tags on equipment have had the text wiped away with chemicals.

stamped and laser etched tags are better than printed tags

A lot of printed tag manufacturers tend to use .020″ thick aluminum tags. At NB&T we use .050″ aluminum! So, if your looking for durable metal asset tags to go onto your equipment, and you know that equipment will be in harsh environments, get NB&T’s tags! Contact us at tags@nationalband.com for a free quote on your custom asset tags.

 

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  1. Tanya Goldenberg
    Tanya Goldenberg says:

    7/8″ x 3/4″ (Style 139), 
    Shown with Standard 1/8″ Hole,
    Stainless Steel,
    Laser Etched,
    Blue Price

    What does it COST for 500 qty, style 139, with just “VITKA” printed on the heart? (Maybe 2020 on the side…)

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