Common Materials Used for the Creation of Custom Identification Products

Aluminum Foil

Custom identification products are used by many businesses in many different ways, and as such, are often made in a variety of designs that fit the specific need. This also means that these tags are made using many different materials, with the material being chosen fitting the particular purpose that the tag is to serve. These materials are chosen according to the design, the exposure, and the budget set for these tags.

What are the materials that are most commonly used in the creation of custom identification products and when are these chosen by the companies that use them? Here are some of them:

Metals – when you have custom identification products made for rough conditions, the go-to material is metal. There are a few different kinds of metals that are used for the creation of such tags, and these are those that are tarnish and rust resistant. These are also chosen because of other qualities, like heat-resistance, malleability, and the aesthetic quality of the metal.

The most commonly used metals for these include copper, bronze, brass, stainless steel, and aluminum. Aluminum is often the best choice due to the fact that it is highly abundant and is also very cost-effective. These metals come in a variety of thicknesses and grades, with the choice often dependent on the kind of exposure the tag is to experience.

Vinyl – another material that is used to create custom identification products is vinyl. This is a very resilient type of material and can be used for the creation of logos, decals for vehicles, and stickers for the creation of custom giveaways and promotional items. This particular material is so versatile that it can actually be made for use on most anything, except items that are exposed to high heat.

There is another type of vinyl that is also used to create tags with and this is called destructible vinyl. What it does is it falls apart when someone tries to remove it from the item it is attached to. It is similar to tamper-evident tags in that it leaves behind telltale traces of tampering or attempted removal.

Lexan – also called Polycarbonate, Lexan is a very durable material that is often used to create overlays and other similar identification products. These are very durable and can resist scratches, wear and tear, chemicals, and other harsh conditions. You may have seen these used on some of the appliances you have at home, like your washing machines, dishwashers, audio and video equipment, and other similar electronic gadgets that have a control panel.

Aluminum foil – technically considered a metal, aluminum foil is used in the creation of labels that need the heat and moisture resistance of the metal but in a thin, very malleable, and paper-like form. This particular material is often used to create labels for products as well as for the creation of model and serial tags, barcoded tags, and even decorative tags.

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