Valve tags with serialised numbering and information are often made from brass using the etching and paint-filling process. Brass tags and nameplates can also be finished with mounting holes or adhesive backing. Brass will tarnish, especially if used outdoors. A protective lacquer coating can be sprayed onto the Brass to reduce oxidising, but this is only suitable for indoor use. Brass used outdoors can be mirror polished, but this has to be done regularly to prevent the appearance of ageing.
Q. How do you print onto Brass?
Chemical etching and paint filling in your requested colours is the main process used on Brass tags and nameplates.
Q. Do you have standard sizes that we can choose from?
Most of our jobs are laser cut to whatever size & shape that you require. This includes rounded corners and holes.
Q. Are Brass tags and nameplates supplied for easy installation?
If required, our Brass tags and nameplates can be supplied with either an industrial adhesive backing, or holes for screws or rivets, or both adhesive and holes.
Q. Is Brass available in different thicknesses (gauges)?
Yes, the gauges that we work with are: 0.5mm, 0.8mm, 1.0mm, 1.2mm, 1.6mm, 2.0mm, 3.0mm.
Q. Are Brass tags and nameplates resistant to external elements.
All of our Brass tags and nameplates are UV safe, water & weather resistant. Note though that Brass tarnishes over time, especially if used outdoors.
Q. If I have more than 1 kind of artwork, can different kinds be printed at the same time?
Yes, we will take your artwork files and combine them in a layout suitable for printing a number of different kinds at the same time.
Q. How long will it take to manufacture tags or nameplates in Brass?
Standard turnaround for Brass jobs is 16-18 working days.