Not all inventory and asset tags are designed the same nor are these crafted out of the same materials. Some are made more durable than others, some are bigger or smaller than their counterparts and still a few more carry more information than those that are attached to other items. How you design these tags usually depends on a number of factors, first of which is where these are to be used.
Based on usage, you will find that these tags can be made using a wide variety of materials, in many shapes and sizes, and printed on using different marking techniques. What you choose to use for your tracking needs will oftentimes be dependent on where these tags will be used, where they will actually be attached and what things these will be exposed to. It is important that you use the correct material and printing method to the usage of such a tag in order for this to be really useful.
For instance, if the item that a tag is supposed to go on is to be exposed to chemicals, heat and other corrosive substances due to the fact that this item is made for industrial uses, then the tag you will need should be made out of a corrosive resistant and chemical resistant metal like aluminum or stainless steel. If your asset tag is to be attached to a curved surface, you should consider using material that is flexible like aluminum foil or vinyl, or you can choose to have your tags made out of metal then curved to fit the item it is to go on.
Shapes and sizes for your inventory and asset tags may depend on either preference or the kind of information that you will be putting on these. For example, if you are planning on having tags that carry only your company name, a barcode and numbering on it, then a smaller tag in a rectangular shape may suffice. If you are looking to add more information on your tags, such as UID codes, model numbers and serial numbers, as well as company logos and addresses, then a bigger tag may be in order.
Options You Have for Inventory and Asset Tag Customization.
To customize your asset tags and inventory tags in order to fit your very specific needs, you will first need to assess where these will be used. You have to determine at the start if any of these tags will be exposed to harsh environs and situations, which may then warrant the need for different tags for different situations. You will also need to know beforehand what kind of information you will be placing on these tags so that you can plan the shape, size and printing method to use on them.
Some tag materials are not ideal for certain situations while there are a few that are ideal for numerous purposes. For example, aluminum foil tags can be used on many different items and can be used in a wide variety of applications as well as situations. These cannot however be used in situations where high heat or very strong chemicals are present. What you will need for such a situation is a metal tag that is impervious to such conditions. You will also need a marking method that is also equally durable and impervious to the same conditions.
Customizing your inventory and asset tags can be easily done with help of an expert. Contacting a company that has a long history of manufacturing such tags can be tapped for such a purpose and they can help you not only with the design of such tags but also what materials, printing methods and even adhesives are best for your requirements.