Custom Metal Labels and Industrial Nameplates

Due to the wide range of requirements and materials, developing custom metal labels, custom aluminum labels, and custom industrial nameplates is a true partnership between our clients and their Coast Label Application Specialist. We work closely with you to develop the best solution in the most cost-effective manner.

Metal tags, labels, and industrial nameplates can withstand varying temperatures, chemicals, and harsh outdoor conditions to last for years. These labels are made from aluminum, stainless steel, copper, or brass in various gauges. Custom metal labels can be screen printed, anodized, painted, etched, embossed, consecutively numbered, and barcoded.

Fabrication can include laser cutting, die-cutting, stamping, through-holes, posts, and adhesives.

Capabilities of Custom Metal Labels and Custom Industrial Nameplates:

Custom Metal Label Uses

Custom metal labels are extra tough, making them perfect for enduring the roughest conditions. Industrial metal labels can be used in practically any situation where ultimate durability is of the utmost importance. Used in a variety of industries, custom metal labels are especially beneficial for use with heavy machinery. Here are some of the most common uses of custom metal labels: 


From VIN tags to manufacturing nameplates, custom metal labels are commonly used in the transportation industry. Industrial metal tags are made to last through extreme temperatures, UV exposure, abrasion, and exposure to chemicals. Industrial metal labels are also used for safety data plates, operating and maintenance instruction plates, as well as transportation asset tracking plates with barcodes or QR codes.  


The aerospace industry has a number of rules and regulations regarding the identification of assets and equipment. Equipment must be properly maintained to keep passengers safe and to keep flights on track. Certain caustic chemicals used in aerospace can wear traditional labels down quickly. Industrial metal tags and labels, however, stand up to the challenging conditions of aerospace.


Water may be life-giving, but it can also be a destructive force, especially when it comes to labels. Industrial metal labels, however, stand up to the harsh conditions of lakes and oceans. Metal tags and labels are commonly used for marine applications, such as operational instructions, safety information, and identification tags on boats and other marine equipment. 

Industrial and chemical

Factories, warehouses, and distribution centers rely on labels to identify and track assets. Industrial conditions, however, can be extreme, from freezer rooms to chemical exposure. Luckily, our custom industrial tags are made to last through years of harsh conditions. From safety plates to asset tracking, metal tags are essential for industrial and chemical applications. 

Oil and gas

The oil and gas industry deals with both extreme weather and exposure to chemicals. Metal nameplates and tags last through the extremes to keep heavy equipment properly labeled. Other uses include asset tracking, calibration logs, and safety information. 


When you think of heavy equipment, you might first think of construction vehicles. It’s no secret that construction can be a messy job done rain or shine. Industrial metal labels endure the extreme conditions of the construction site to keep construction workers safe. Common uses in construction include safety and warning labels, maintenance instructions, calibration logs, and asset tracking. 

Custom Industrial Nameplates

Industrial nameplates have a tough job to do. Nameplates carry important information that must remain readable throughout their lifespan. Custom industrial nameplates are used in a variety of industries, from construction to transportation. These industrial metal tags are typically used to display important safety and operational information, warn of danger, and identify assets for tracking. Industrial metal tags last for years through the toughest of conditions so that important information stays legible.  

At Coast Label, we pride ourselves in crafting only the highest-quality custom industrial nameplates that will stand the test of time. We work with you one-on-one to engineer the perfect metal nameplates for equipment, vehicles, assets, and more. We’ll help you select the right metal for your application. Whether you need adhesive to apply your metal labels or rivet holes, we’ll craft the just-right solution for your needs.

Custom Metal Labels for Equipment

Your equipment is essential to your work. Custom metal labels for equipment help you track your assets to prevent loss. Additionally, OSHA requires certain equipment to be properly labeled to keep your employees safe. Some of these labels include equipment inspection and ID tags, safety standard tags, and repair tags. Because of their durability, metal tags for equipment can endure harsh conditions for years. 

Custom metal labels for equipment are commonly used on:

  • Lawnmowers, weed whackers, and other landscaping equipment 
  • Construction equipment, from jackhammers to backhoes
  • Automotive equipment
  • Foodservice equipment
  • Forklifts and other warehouse equipment
  • Computers, laptops, and other office equipment

At Coast Label, you can customize metal labels for equipment in just about any way you need. We can cut your metal labels and tags for equipment to both standard and custom shapes. We’ll work with you to find the right metal and the right adhesive for your application so you can be sure your labels last for years.

Custom Aluminum Labels

Due to its abundance, aluminum is a fairly inexpensive metal. When you’re looking for a cost-effective labeling solution, custom aluminum labels can be a great option. Custom aluminum labels can be used for a variety of purposes because anodized aluminum can handle a wide range of temperatures, from hot to cold. Additionally, custom aluminum labels can withstand salt spray, UV light, solvents, chemicals, and abrasion. 

Another benefit to custom aluminum labels is the ability to use color. Anodized aluminum can be manufactured in a variety of colors, which can be used for color coding or branding purposes. Plus, aluminum labels have a variety of options for printing, including: 

  • Screen printing: One of the most common ways to print custom aluminum labels, screen printing creates vivid colors that will last for years. Screen printing is great for simple designs, but cannot be used for 1D or 2D barcodes. 
  • Digital printing: For more complicated designs, such as those requiring a logo, digital printing is a great option. Digital printing allows the use of full color with low setup costs. Plus, digital printing can be used to create 1D or 2D barcodes. 
  • Metalphoto developing: This kind of “printing” is technically photo developing. Anodized aluminum plates are set up to develop photos and capture a variety of gradients. Metalphoto aluminum labels are not colored but can be combined with screen printing to add touches of color. A coating is placed over the developed photo, which helps metalphoto labels stand up to abrasion particularly well. 
  • Laser etching: Etching is another long-lasting “printing” method that isn’t really printing. Using a computer-guided machine, the laser removes the top layer of anodized aluminum so that the text or image stands out. 

Why Choose Metal Labels?

At Coast Label, we manufacture custom labels in a variety of industrial-grade materials. When conditions are tough, you need labels that will endure the extremes. Custom metal labels are the toughest grade we offer. Here are just some of the reasons you might choose custom metal labels from Coast Label: 

  • Durability: Custom metal labels are built to stand the test of time. Industrial metal labels can last not just years but sometimes even decades. 
  • Temperature resistant: Extreme temperatures can affect the performance of your labels. Metal labels, however, are extremely resistant to heat and cold, making them the perfect choice for heavy-duty use. 
  • Return on Investment: While other labels may need to be replaced frequently, custom metal labels have a much longer life. Industrial metal tags and labels last for years and only need to be replaced occasionally, giving you more bang for your buck. 
  • Customization: Although the printing and manufacturing process for metal labels can be different than their polyester or paper counterparts, custom metal labels come with a variety of options. Choose from a variety of colors, shapes, finishes, sizes, materials, printing methods, and more to get the look you desire. 
  • Tamper-proof: Once printed, custom aluminum labels cannot be altered. This makes them an ideal choice for nameplates, calibration logs, and maintenance records where preventing tampering is extra important to safety. 

A lot of what we do is custom labels. Coast Label is unique in the label industry and they are my go-to place. They offer quick response and I am able to talk with a knowledgeable label representative every time I call. With the big companies you get automated systems. By the time you put in a quote request and get anything back I could have gone to Coast Label and already gotten delivery of the product.

David Lloyd
Pickwick Paper Products
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