serial number labels

Serial Number Plates / VIN / Property & Asset Tags

U.S. Nameplate Co. processes and fabricates plates and tags that are used for a variety of purposes. Plates and tags can be custom-made from metal or flexible materials of any size. Plates and tags can be screen or digitally printed for durability or aluminum etched for harsh conditions. Orders can be die cut, laminated, machined, and formed to your specifications. Sequential numbering and barcoding available.

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.005" - .125" THICKNESSES

  • Bright
  • Foil
  • Mill Finish


.005" - .125" THICKNESSES

  • Black
  • Clear
  • Red
  • Gold


.005" - .125" THICKNESSES

  • Matte
  • Satin
  • Satin Gold


.020" - .032" THICKNESSES

  • Brushed Finish


.010" - .035" THICKNESSES

  • 2B Mill Finish


  • Metalphoto®, Etching, Screen and Digital Printing Available
  • Sequential Numbering and Bar Coding as Designated
  • Variety of Adhesives to suit many applications
  • Hole Cuts (Any Location) from .05" to 3.5" in Size – varies by material and thickness
  • Hole Patterns Machined to Strictest Tolerance
  • Up to 25 Year Outdoor Exposure
  • UL Listed Products
serial plates and tags fabrication process

Serial Tags

Serial tags include specific information and are used in many industries, including farming, mining, transportation, construction, and the military. When designed for outdoor use, our serial plates are made with a special etching process guaranteed for extreme durability. We offer a wide variety of materials, finishes, and designs sure to fit your specifications.

Property and Asset Tags

U.S. Nameplate Company's property and asset tags enable your company to protect and preserve its assets and prevent theft and loss.

Because everything we do at U.S. Nameplate Company is custom, we have the capability to run small or large quantities based on our customer’s needs. When it comes to serial plates, we will provide just the right look and feel you seek.

Importance of Serial Number Plates

Track Assets

Maintaining an inventory of valuable equipment and machines is important to farmers, construction companies, and miners alike. In all of these industries, it’s important to take a careful assessment of all assets by recording serial numbers. Metal serial tags from U.S. Nameplate allows a company in these industries, and others, to produce well labeled traceable equipment and machines.

Theft Protection

Metal serial tags on large equipment and products hinders the resale of stolen products. If equipment or products are stolen, the serial number is an important tool to ensure it is returned to the rightful owner. Metal serial tags also provide proof of ownership. Keeping a record of all serial numbers in the event of theft, allows the consumer to provide considerable proof.

Insurance Claims

In the event of theft or damage to expensive machinery and equipment, serial number plates aid in the process of filing an insurance report.


Serial numbers are crucial in large scale manufacturing to help with quality control and service management of mass-produced products. Metal asset labels placed on products and equipment help consumers track warranties and product recalls. By allowing consumers the ability to track this information with a metal serial tag, businesses can avoid mass recalls or issues with warranties.

Determine Value of Equipment and Machinery

A metal serial tag helps determine the value of old or antique equipment. Serial plates list manufacture dates, serial numbers, and other information to help owners determine specific information about the machine or equipment.

Specific, Customized Information

U.S. Nameplate assists with the creation of unique, customized metal serial tags. Although sequential numbering is common information on a metal serial tag, other information can be added to create a unique tag. Information including manufacture date, model, and year of the product helps consumers better track their machinery or equipment. Additionally, other information specific to individual products can be added to the metal serial tag to help in the instance of inventory inspections or audits.

Custom Design and Durability

Metal tags from U.S. Nameplate are custom made to fit an industry’s specific needs. From shape and size to color and thickness, metal serial tags are custom designs for different products and pieces of equipment. Additionally, metal serial tags from U.S. Nameplate are printed using etching, stamping, or embossing on a variety of materials including aluminum, anodized aluminum, Metalphoto ®, brass, and stainless steel.

A variety of adhesive and hole cuts/machining options are available to best fit the needs of our customers. Most importantly, U.S. Nameplate understands the need for products that outlast harsh elements. Metal serial tags are made to last up to 25 years of outdoor exposure. The unique etching processes used to secure the text as part of the metal serial tag allows the tag to last as long as the machine it’s placed on.

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