Metal Nameplates

Aluminium Barcode Tag

Anodised Aluminium Plates

Anodising increases the protective oxide layer on the surface of the aluminium. The result is a very hard wearing surface with increased resistance to corrosion.

The oxide layer is porous immediately after anodising allowing the printed image to penetrate into the surface. After the plate is printed the metal is sealed and the image is locked in.

Anodised aluminium labels produced in this manner are ideal for machine name plates, vehicle certification plates, ID badges, asset tags, certification plates or any application where a hard wearing surface is essential. The surface has a visual appeal that lends well to applications where a unique look is desired.

Plates can be printed in black, red, blue or yellow.

The following options are available with aluminium nameplates:

  • 0.45mm, 0.7mm, 0.9mm, 1.5mm, 2mm or 3mm gauges available.
  • Round cornering at R3, R6 or R10.
  • Hole punching
  • Adhesive backed
  • Sequential stamped numbering, up to 8 digits.
  • Laser etching allows unique information to be applied to each plate such as a serial number or unique barcode.
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Overprinted Metal Plates

An alternative to anodising, the aluminium can be over-printed using conventional inks and then optionally over-sealed. This is useful if anodising is not required and has the advantage of increasing the range of colours available to the designer. Our experience printing directly to metal surfaces ensures the resulting product is durable and hard wearing.

Round cornering, adhesive backing, hole-punching and sequential numbering can all be applied to overprinted metal plates.