Embossed Metal Tags, Nameplates & Labels 

Embossed metal tags and nameplates are part of the many products and services we offer for identification and safety needs. Custom embossed metal tags, nameplates, and labels from Big City Manufacturing go through a process where heat and pressure are put on the metal tag to produce raised or sunken text or designs on the tag. Tags and nameplates can be embossed in aluminum, brass, and stainless steel.

Benefits & Applications of Embossing

Embossed Metal Tags & Name plates are unique because text is raised, embossed metal tags and plates are a choice turned to or often required for Leak Detection (LDAR) and Fugitive Emission Inspections, meter and equipment identification and inventory use in manufacturing and production industries. Embossed tags and plates have an advantage when subjected to powder coatings or painting because the raised text will remain legible and will not fill in as recessed text can.

Additionally, because text and designs are raised on embossed tags, these tags are an ideal choice in harsh conditions where they may have rough handling in industrial type applications. 

embossed metal tag with numbers

embossed metal tag with numbers

Embossed text has the appearance similar to text which is raised on a typical credit card. Letters are uppercase and block style for quick and legible reading. Our embossing equipment produces 3/16” high numbers, uppercase letters, and punctuation symbols.

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Materials for Embossed Tags

Embossed Metal Tags Material
Stainless Steel
Available in 304 and 316 grades. 316 Stainless Steel offers better overall corrosion resistant properties than Grade 304, particularly higher resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride environments
Brass is a non-ferrous - (non-magnetic) metal that is resistant to high moisture and corrosive environments. As a non-ferrous metal, Brass and is widely used in the mining industry, for valve tags, and also for wider industrial identification.
Available in 3000 and 4000 grade series. 3000 series Aluminum alloys are an Aluminum alloyed with manganese. They have higher strength than pure aluminum while maintaining good formability and corrosion resistance. 4000 series aluminum alloy is an aluminum alloy with silicon as the main alloying element.

Our Embossing Production & Custom Capabilities

Embossing is part of the daily menu at our production facility located in Houston, Texas. Our  warehouse always keeps a healthy quantity of stock tags in most commonly used sizes which are compatible to the embossing process in size and thickness ( most being 26 gauge or .015). Stock sizes ensure a prompt production time.

Working from your tag data list, spreadsheet, or drawings, we are able to make sequential numerical or alphabetical tags. We do produce custom-sized tags and nameplates with embossed data in addition to stock sizes.

Our equipment will emboss up to 8 lines of text with each line holding up to 28 characters. Tags and plates up to 2 ½” inches high and 4” wide can be embossed. Tag and plate materials are typically .015 to .024in thickness so as to be compatible with the embossing process.

We can typically complete orders in 3 to 5 work days depending on the quantity of tags being embossed. We offer expedited service when an application, inspection, or export requires embossed tags as quickly as possible.

Want to Emboss Your Own Tags?

Big City Manufacturing also offers metal embossing machines. We offer the most versatile, durable metal plate embossing machines for the most demanding working environments. Embossing machines are a cost-effective alternative to metal stamping and metal die equipment, with a production speed that is 25% higher than alternative models.

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custom embossed tag rectangle shape

Certifications for Your Embossed Tags

We offer Material Certifications and Made in America Certificate of Manufacture documents upon request when required.

Established in 1976, our 3rd generation family business appreciates the opportunity to answer questions, provide additional information, as well as prepare quotations for any of the products and services that we offer for your identification and safety needs.

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