Custom Metal Asset Tags with QR Codes

Written by
Kyle Sherman
Published on
April 15, 2022 at 8:00:00 AM PDT April 15, 2022 at 8:00:00 AM PDTth, April 15, 2022 at 8:00:00 AM PDT

Create custom asset tags for equipment, vehicles, buildings and more.

PlaqueMaker’s QR code custom metal asset tags are perfect for labeling machinery, crates, shelving or equipment, and are ideal for any other industrial purpose that requires targeted inventory and management. You can engrave each tag with information and a QR code that’s easy to scan.

Choose Your Material

Choose from stainless steel and titanium. We offer stainless steel and titanium because these materials stand up to the toughest warehouse environments.

Create QR Codes

Not sure how to create QR codes for use with inventory management systems? Create all kinds of QR codes at

Design a Layout

The layout for your asset tags is determined by the content. Our asset tags can be customized using five lines of text. Include one repeated QR code and logo. Unique QR codes are a $1 each. We’ll email you a free digital proof by the next business day. If your job requires additional information, please email for help with designing your QR code asset tags.

Custom Printing

Your image is laser fused onto the surface of the metal. The fused image is UV-stable and made to last a lifetime. Thermal bonded laser engraving is a process that combines precise lasers and pigmented marking material to permanently fuse black images on our solid metals, such as stainless steel and titanium. The marking material, or ink, consists of traditional ceramic glazing material, with the addition of a thermal absorber.

The ceramic glazing material is a mixture of glass frit – small particles of partially fused glass designed to melt at a much lower temperature than ordinary window glass – with pigments for coloring. The traditional use of such glazing material requires it to be applied to the surface of a ceramic object, and then baked in a very hot kiln for more than an hour. Once fired, the glass frit and pigments combine to form a thin layer of colored glass that is further fused onto the surface of the ceramic object. The patented method uses a laser as the heat source to fuse the ceramic glaze instead of a kiln. All this happens in microseconds as opposed to hours, consuming far less energy and, consequently, without compromising or damaging the material being marked. It is the thermal absorber within the marking materials that enhances and speeds the heat absorption from the laser beam, improving the transfer to the glaze for a permanent mark.