Businesses who have a large amount of property may struggle keeping track of it all. Sometimes items get lost. Sometimes they get destroyed. And even sometimes things just “walk away”. Having an asset labeling system in place to keep track of valuables is essential for any business. Not just for keeping costs down, but also for insurance and investigation purposes.
Asset tags come in many materials, sizes and colors to fit any business. Because they are very simple, there is no need to pay a graphic designer to design the label. Most just have your company name, and at the very most, a logo, but that is optional. As for materials, here are some common choices:
* Polyester-2 mil-Metalized Matte Silver is resistant to heat, stretch, tearing and abrasion. Great for identifying computers, laptops, cell phones, and office items. This material is also well suited to industrial applications where label may be subjected to physical stress or heat. They are however not suitable for the backs of printed circuit boards where label is applied over electrical contacts.
*Polyester-2 mil-Gloss White material is resistant to heat, tearing, abrasion, and stretch. Common applications are the same as the Matte Silver poly only white instead of silver.
*LexValu Plus™ 10 mil White is resistant to heat, tearing, excessive abrasion, and stretch. Great for power boxes and tools, construction equipment, and industrial items that are subject to physical stress. UV resistant polypropylene protective coating has an embossed velvet finish that is ultra-durable. Adhesive is one of the best available for semi-oily metals and Low Surface Energy (LSE) plastics. Best for flat, smooth surfaces.
*Vinyl-Destructible Reflective 7 mil-White is a great material when your asset tags requires tamper resistant protection. Once applied, this vinyl cannot be removed in one piece. Conforms well to corrugated or moderately irregular surfaces. Back surface is silverized so material is very opaque. One of the longest lived outdoor vinyls. Perfect for labeling computers, laptops, cell phones, furniture and office items.
*Security Polyester-2 mil-Silver is used when your asset tags requires tamper resistant protection. Once removed from the equipment, the label will leave the word VOID on both the applied surface and the material and cannot be reapplied. Best for flat, smooth surfaces. These work perfect for labeling phones, computers, laptops, and office items.
Businesses also have the flexibility of choosing barcoding, numbering or both on their labels. It can be much easier for a company that has thousands of items to scan a barcode as opposed to looking up a number for tracking purposed. As well as it might be easier, and more cost effective for a smaller company to just use a number on their asset tags and keep track in an excel spreadsheet. You can also customize your label with a specific number sequence. This is very helpful if you already have a system in place, and want to keep your numbers consistent.
Asset tags are a great way to keep track of your inventoried items. With all of the choices, benefits, and cost savings they have to offer, it is well worth the investment to have these little labels on hand. They may save you money in the long run!