Plastic Tag and Lettering Materials

We predominantly use Rowmark, Innovative Plastics and Scott-Ply materials. They are noted not only for their consistently high quality but also diversity of materials availability sufficient to fulfill most customer’s needs. However we are not limited to these when specialty materials are needed to fulfill a custom need or application.

Ultra-Matte Front Engravable

This is our standard laminate material used for most plastic engraving jobs. It is heavy duty with a smooth face. There is a reasonable color choice selection. [ Link: Color Chart and Properties (PDF, 433 kb) ]

Ultra-Matte Reverse Engravable

This is the same plastic engraving material as above except that the face is matte clear and a thin layer of color is on the back. We engraved through the back in reverse and then paint fill the letters or logos. The process is more complicated and time consuming so therefore is more costly. There is a reasonable color choice selection. [ Link: Color Chart and Properties (PDF, 366 kb) ]

ES-1 Phenolic 3-ply by NORPLEX

This is specialized material for applications that require non-conductivity and nonflammable labels. (We recommend you use SafeTmark which is the modern replacement for phenolic. See below) Use phenolic in areas where a static charge build up could present a fire or electrical hazard. (Regular engraving stock holds a static charge.) Gloss face one side, Matte face on the other. You can chose which finish you prefer. Phenolic is also available in 1/8″ for Wh/blk and Blk/wh. Custom colors for large orders as well as ES-2 thru ES-4 and SDN53 may be possible. Contact us directly regarding these specialized Norplex-Micarta materials. Read more about phenolic material.


This is a recent addition to the Rowmark line of engravable plastics. It was specifically designed to meet or exceed the electrical conductivity characteristics which made bakelite, a phenolic plastic, a necessity for electrical applications. The advantage to this product is its ease of production, competitive pricing, and superior physical characteristcs such as flame spread when compared to bakelite. Color availability is limited to typical industrial needs. [Link: Color Chart and Properties (PDF, 246 kb) ]

Engraving Brass

The brass we use for engraved plates is .020″ thick. It has a lacquered face that we engrave through and treat the letters chemically to turn them black. It has a brushed smooth surface. Special order brass material at .040″ thickness is available.

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel that engraves well is limited. There are two plate sizes available to us as well as round tags.


Vinyl replaces painted letters for vehicle lettering, door lettering or reception wall lettering and signage in general. We use 3M premium 220 vinyl which is a top line product and comes in a broad variety of colors. Vinyl is shipped to you ready to install. There are limited vinyl products in our cart at this time. Refer to our information pages for more details.

Contact us directly to meet any needs not found in our website.