Data Plate Printing Services

Data plates are used in a range of applications to provide made-to-last custom product identification solutions. Specifications, safety warnings, images, and other information all can be added to data plates often placed on equipment, machines, and tools to help operators understand performance specifications and ensure proper, safe use of the equipment. Specialty Printing and Processing is the expert on providing high-quality identification solutions for your unique needs. You can count on us to give you the best data plates for your intended application. 

Customization

Specialty Printing and Processing offers fully customized data plates, as well as the following services to complete any custom project:

  • Screen printing or digital printing of logos and other graphics
  • Heavy-duty requirements for nameplates
  • Custom fabrication and modification for high-temperature environments
  • Protective, over-laminate film
  • Photosensitive aluminum nameplates

Specific to photosensitive aluminum nameplates, a piece of film and photosensitive aluminum is taken, exposed like film, and processed through a fixed, sealing agent. This embeds an image on the top layers of aluminum. Benefits of photosensitive aluminum nameplates are they offer 20-year outdoor visibility, meet mil-spec, are chemical resistant, and offer strong overall durability.

Materials

Specialty Printing and Processing provides data plates in the following high-quality materials:

  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Painted or powder-coated steel
  • Copper and aluminum for shielding application
  • Flexible plastic films and sheets including polyester, polycarbonate, HDPE, expanded PVC, and modified ABS Sheet (which is laminate of modified ABS materials in different colors)

Applications

Industries around the globe use data plates for a range of applications. They may be placed on equipment used in the workplace or be designed for other specific purposes. 

Types of Equipment That Use Data Plates

  • Industrial manufacturing equipment
  • Forklifts
  • Computers
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Cranes, motion control robotics
  • Scales and load cell control devices
  • Specialty consumer goods

Types of Specific-Use Data Plates

  • Rating/capacity plates
  • Voltage/electrical configuration plates
  • DOM manufacturer information
  • Serial number and revision plates
  • Inspection and compliance

Industries Served

We are proud to produce data plates to serve the following industries: 

  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Military
  • Medical
  • Technology
  • Specialized vehicles

Value-Added Services

At Specialty Printing and Processing, we provide numerous value-added services that you won’t find with a standard printing service. Offering these additional services provides convenience to you and, with the ability to combine services, ultimately saves money.

  • Electrical, pneumatic, or mechanical assembly
  • Subassembly and packaging services
  • VMI, warehousing, and blanket orders
  • Specialty modifications, both electrical and mechanical

Contact Specialty Printing and Processing

Our knowledgeable team is ready to help guide you to the right data plate solution for your unique application. Specializing in low- to medium-volume production of custom data plates, we provide high-quality identification solutions of all sizes. Being dedicated to providing excellent customer service, we offer many value-added services that showcase our turnkey capabilities to help save customers time and money. Contact Specialty Printing and Processing to discuss your data plate needs or submit a request for quote.

Data Plate Printing Capabilities

Sheet Sizes
Nameplates: up to 28″ x 84″
Product Identification: 4′ x 8′
Digital Roll Products: up to 26’ long for custom product identification labels
Lengths
Up to 26′
Production Volumes
From 1 to 100,000’s
Materials
Flexible films
Rigid plastics
Polyesters
Vinyls
Polycarbonates
Copper
Brass
Bronze
Steel
Acrylics
Aluminums
Stainless Steels
Mounting Options
Brackets
Clips
Direct attachment holes
Magnetics
Pressure Sensitive Adhesives
Velcro
Finishes
Brushed
Engraved Markings
Etched Markings
Matte
Satin
Velvet
Approved Process
Metalphoto Aluminum to comply with many MIL spec applications

Data Plate Printing Equipment

Screen Printing Equipment
M & R 5296 Patriot Screen Printing Press
Sias 4052 Screen Printing Press
Sias 3047 Screen Printing Press
American Cameo 2030 Screen Printing Press
Engraving/Marking Equipment
New Hermes Rotary Engraving System
Epilog Laser Engraving, Cutting and Marking system
AXYZ 5 x 10 CNC Router with I Cut
Dryers
Cincinatti Super Jet III Jet Dryer 1,000,000 BTU
Multiple UV reactor drying systems
Cutting Equipment
Thomson American Clamshell Diecutter
Prism Digital Control Powercutter
Gerber M 3000 Digital Plotter, Cutter and Router
AXYZ Router with I-Cut
Laminating Equipment
Multiple Laminators: hot and cold, 24″ up to 64″
Packaging Equipment
ZED Blister Pack Machine
Shrink Wrap and Heat Tunnel Machines
Digital Printing Solutions
Mimaki JV150-130 Wide Format Printer
Mimaki JV300-160 Wide Format Printer
Mimaki UCJV300-130 Wide Format Printer
Mimaki JFX200-2513 UV Flatbed Printer: 4′ x 8′ x 2″
Mimaki UJF3042 & 6042 UV Flatbed Printers: 18″ x 26″ x 4″
HP Indigo 5600 High Speed Digital Printer
Epson 9800 Medium Width Printer
Gerber Edge Printing & Cutting System

Finishing Operations

Laser Engraving
Specialized in serialization and barcoding
Laminating
Materials can be overlaminated with various films such as polyester, polycarbonate, or vinyl to provide protection, appearance or effect. Pressure sensitive adhesives can be laminated to films or sheets to facilitate mounting functionality for the finished part. We can put together multiple layers of different materials to create insulators, shielding components or custom constructions for special applications. Copper and aluminum foils are examples of products we utilize for those special needs.
Slitting
Slitting is done to create a back or front slit in a protective liner to provide the crack and peel effect for pressure sensitive products. Slitting is also used as a lower cost alternative to pull tabs on pressure sensitive adhesive-backed products. Power shearing and back slitting, for example, are alternatives to tooling and diecutting. Back slits on parts are also advantageous for strategic part placement where only part of the liner is removed and the part can be handled or positioned easily.
Powercutting/Shearing
Powercutting is the use of a guillotine power shear with a digital readout controller to semi precision cut films, thin gauge sheets and layered constructions into square or rectangular shapes. Our largest production cutter is 54″ wide, but we do special cutting up to 12′ for products such as banners and sign inserts. Shearing is our cutting process for rectangular sheet products in gauge metals.
Die-Cutting
Diecutting by means of using Steel Rule Dies is an industry standard for cutting shaped parts or parts with interior cutouts, tabs, or large volume. All of our roll labels are produced using tooling, but in many cases, common die shapes or sizes can use common tools. In our sheet-fed products we utilize Clamshell type diecutters. For smaller quantities or larger products, our Gerber M3000 can be utilized to kisscut or diecut products as a digital solution instead of a steel rule die purchase.