For over 75 years, Inland Products has designed, developed, and delivered high-quality identification products. Their durable construction makes them suitable for use in normal and demanding environments.
Applications of Metal Labels
Industry professionals employ metal labels for a number of purposes, including the following:
- Product identification. Manufacturers integrate labels on products to facilitate identification and tracking during production, finishing, and distribution operations and ensure traceability after purchase.
- Product usage and safety instructions. In addition to product information, manufacturers may include usage and safety instructions on product labels to ensure end-users employ their goods correctly.
- Branding. Product labels also serve as a convenient and natural way of branding products.
Advantages of Metal Labels
For the above applications, there are many reasons to use metal labels over alternatives, such as:
As these labels are made from metal, they are better able to maintain their integrity when used in harsh environments. Depending on their design and construction, they can withstand exposure to abrasive, corrosive, and otherwise damaging compounds, which makes them suitable for use in many industrial applications.
Since metal labels are more durable than plastic or paper labels, they can continue to perform their function for longer. Whether they are designed to indicate model or lot numbers, provide usage and safety information, or display an identifying logo on a product, metal labels are ideal long-term solutions.
Customization Options for Metal Labels
Similar to other types of labels, metal labels are highly customizable. Label manufacturers can tailor them to suit different customer needs in regard to the following:
- Design. Metal labels are available in fully finished and blank variations. Fully finished labels are finished with the desired information and/or designs before they are shipped to the customer, while blank labels allow the customer to add information and designs as needed.
- Material hardness. Metal labels can be made from either rigid or flexible materials, depending on the intended application. Rigid metal labels offer greater durability but are not ideal for uneven or irregular surfaces. Flexible metal labels conform more closely to non-flat product forms but may not be as durable as rigid ones.
- Shape. By employing different dies, manufacturers can produce and print metal labels in a wide range of shapes and sizes. This ability is especially beneficial for branding purposes, as customers can tailor the label to suit their company’s aesthetic.
Some of the most common types of metal labels include:
- Data labels. Data labels include serialized identification data such as barcodes.
- Instruction labels. Instruction labels display user instructions for equipment.
- Maintenance labels. Maintenance labels contain maintenance and servicing details.
- OHSA safety labels. OHSA Labels are designed to comply with OSHA safety standards.
- QR code labels. QR code labels feature QR codes that, when scanned, direct users to additional product information.
- Serial number labels. Serial number labels help identify and track specific products during and after production and distribution.
- UID labels. Unique Item Identifier (UID) labels are designed to help track products and equipment.
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Metal labels are an effective method of conveying important information to end-users. For all of your metal label needs, turn to the experts at Inland Products. To learn about our custom metal label capabilities or receive pricing details, contact us or request a quote today.