Fabricators and Galvanizers

InfoSight Printers and Metal Tags for Fabricators and Galvanizers
  • CodeTags™ Brochure

    CodeTags™ Brochure

    Unique ‘License Plate’ Tags for Special Applications

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  • Do You Believe in Magic?

    When I first started working at InfoSight and learned that we manufacture a tag that survives galvanizing, I thought there was some special magic at work. Logically, I knew that the magic is a result of thorough research and development by our scientists. It still blew my mind that we had a tag that you could print, apply to a steel product, dip that product into molten zinc, and still have a scannable barcode.  

    InfoSight offers a full line of tags specifically for fabricators and galvanizers. The challenge InfoSight took on is to create an identification tag that resists the measures fabricators and galvanizers take to protect their steel. Preparing the steel for coating, and then painting, powder coating, or galvanizing that steel has the potential to either destroy or cover the identification. Our identification systems, including ShotTag™, PaintTag™, and KettleTag®PLUS, have proven records of surviving these processes. This means fabricators and galvanizers can track pieces from one process to the next without retagging.  

    Recently, we learned that our magic wasn’t working as well as it should in a powder coating situation. This sounds like bad news, but it isn’t. This is the motivation that gets a lot of InfoSight people excited to show up to work every day – we had a problem to solve. And we did - after a few months of product development working with this customer, we introduced PowderCoat™ Tag. This tag is specifically designed for the cleaning, preparation, and curing that are part of the powder coating operation. 

    Come see all our “magic” tags at FabTech in Chicago, September 13-16, 2021.  We’ll be at Booth #A5144.  

  • Fabricators and Galvanizers Brochure

    Fabricators and Galvanizers Brochure

    Traceability Solutions for Finishing Processes

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  • GrateTag™ Galvanizing Tags for Flat-Bar Grate Fabricators

    Galvanizing Tags for Flat-Bar Grate Fabricators

    InfoSight has created a special version of its KettleTag®Plus tag specifically to identify metal grates through galvanizing and installation.

  • Industry Resources from InfoSight

    InfoSight is known to provide identification and traceability solutions to the metals industries, but did you know we can do the same for many other industries?  The term “metals industry” casts a wide net, and different applications require different tags and printers.  The Industry Resources tab on our website is designed to help our customers find the identification tags and labels that are most suitable for their application.  

    We have eight (8) tabs to steer visitors to our website in the right direction: 

    Asset Inventory Control – This tab is for government applications, schools, offices, food service, hospitals, and laboratories that need to identify and track mobile assets in a variety of environments.  From durable identification of laptops that are checked out to lasting barcodes on carts subject to harsh cleaning chemicals, InfoSight has several recommendations to identify and track these valuable assets. 

    Industrial MRO & LDAR – Industrial Maintenance and Leak Detection and Repair programs require significant documentation.  Barcoding components saves time during the documentation of maintenance.  InfoSight’s metal tags are designed to be easily readable and durable in these industrial settings – standing up to high temperatures, chemical exposure, and UV exposure.  

    Industrial Equipment Manufacturing - It is important to be able to identify and track a product through the manufacturing, distribution, and sale of the equipment.  InfoSight’s tags are an efficient tool for manufacturers to identify their products for a lifetime.

    Metals - Identifying products in the metals industry is InfoSight’s specialty.  We understand the complexities and importance of identifying various products that may all look the same. Since the introduction of InfoTag® High Temperature tag, InfoSight has expanded our capabilities to identify products in a wide variety of harsh environments.  

    Fabricators & Galvanizers - Tracking pieces from their initial form through to the end use can be difficult as labels are sometimes removed or destroyed during galvanizing, painting, or powder coating.  InfoSight’s metal tags are specifically designed to be applied once and have the tag and barcode survive all processing – so the right piece gets to the right place at the right time.  

    Forging – InfoSight’s tags for forging survive the extreme heat of anneal ovens, in multiple heat cycles, as well as quenching and chemical treatments that would destroy normal tags.  

    Concrete & Construction - Accurately tracking steel, concrete, and other parts through the construction process is a significant factor in managing both time and money.  InfoSight’s durable barcoded tags that are attached to a piece early on remain intact and readable as they are processed, moved, stored, and delivered to a job sit.  

    Extreme Applications – There are many other applications where normal tags and labels are not sufficient for the job.  Extremely hot – over 2000oF (1100oC) or extremely cold temperatures can degrade many materials and render barcodes unreadable, as can exposure to many chemicals.  InfoSight develops tags that can handle all of these environments.  

    Our proven record of developing new products for customer’s unique requirements means we can help you.  From our tags and laser printers to our custom automation, InfoSight is dedicated to providing innovative solutions to all of our customers.  Contact InfoSight at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn how our experience “barcoding difficult stuff” will help your business.  


  • Introducing KettleTag®PLUS EZ – A Quicker, Easier Identification Tag for Galvanized Steel

    Galvanized KettleTag Plus EZ

    KettleTag®PLUS EZ is an innovative solution for barcoded identification of galvanized steel – NO laminator required.

    InfoSight’s KettleTag®PLUS metal tags for galvanized steel have set the industry standard for survivable identification of galvanized steel. Up until now, the tag required lamination after printing to survive every step of the process. InfoSight has long recognized the need to simplify this process and is excited to introduce the KettleTag®PLUS EZ (patent pending). This innovative tag is ready to attach after printing with no additional steps required.

    Fabricators and galvanizers use InfoSight KettleTagPLUS metal barcoded tags to identify fabricated products before galvanizing, because it is designed to survive all nine (9) steps of the galvanizing process, as defined by the American Galvanizers Association. Because this durability requires additional steps to work properly, InfoSight has focused product development efforts on creating a more efficient solution.

    These efforts produced the KettleTagPLUS EZ – a proven solution that requires NO extra steps. Fabricators and galvanizers can print this tag, attach it to their steel, and read the barcode on the tag after the steel has been galvanized. The days of using laminators and cutting tags apart are over, which makes the identification process more efficient for our customers.

    KettleTagPLUS EZ is available in continuous feed rolls for printing on demand with InfoSight LabeLase® 30XX Printers. Tag layouts are easy to design with the always free LabeLase® Producer™ Software. KettleTag®PLUS EZ metal tags for galvanized steel continues InfoSight’s commitment to providing innovative identification and traceability solutions in any environment.

  • JM410 Metal Asset Tag Printer

    JM410 Printer

    For half of the cost of a comparable marker, the JM410 produces custom barcoded ID tags on demand.

    Designed for low volume applications, the JM410 prints tags for Asset Identification or Industrial Marking.

  • KettleTag®PLUS Metal Tags for Fabricators and Galvanizers

    KettleTag®PLUS Metal Tags for Fabricators and Galvanizers

    The Only Galvanizing Tags with Text and Barcodes that Survive The Entire Galvanizing Process

    The American Galvanizer’s Association lists 9 steps in the hot dip galvanizing process. Since 2001, our KettleTag®PLUS has been surviving them all.

  • LabeLase® 1000 Metal Tag Printer

    LabeLase® 1000 Metal Tag Printer

    Desktop laser printing system for metal barcode tags. 

    The InfoSight LabeLase® 1000 Tag Printer is designed to function like the PC printer you probably already have on your desk, and fits into just as small a space. 

  • LabeLase® 1000P Plate Marker

    LabeLase® 1000P Plate Marker

    LabeLase® 1000P Plate Marker
    Desktop Laser-Printing System for Die-Cut Metal Tags

    The InfoSight LabeLase® 1000P Plate Marker is the same size as the LabeLase® 1000 Tag Printer with the same capabilities with the added capability to print small die-cut metal tags.  

  • LabeLase® 28XX Laser Printer

    LabeLase® 28xx InfoTag® Laser Printer

    Non-contact, Metal Barcode Printing System

    The LL28XX marker uses a moving, focused CO2 laser beam to darken the specially coated white surface of metal tags, producing high definition black characters, barcodes, graphics, and logos. 

  • LabeLase® 30XX Tag Printer

    LabeLase® 30xx Metal Tag Printer

    Fully automatic continuous-feed 30-Watt desktop laser printer for metal barcode tags

    The InfoSight LabeLase® 30XX Tag Printer is ideal for more data on bigger tags or increased production. 

  • LabeLase® 40XX Tag Printer

    Roughly ten-times faster than our industry leading LL1000, the LL4000 sets a new standard for productivity.  Its speed makes it especially valuable when production lines increase speeds, or when you need more data on your tags.

  • PaintTag™ Metal Identification Tags

    PaintTag™ Metal Identification Tags

    PaintTag™ is an ideal low-cost barcode tracking tag for identifying fabricated steel through typical painting operations.

  • PowderCoat™ Tag

    PowderCoat Tag

    PowderCoat™ Tag is for applications where fabricators and manufacturers are identifying a piece before, during, and after the powder coating process.  PowderCoat™ Tag survives the high temperature curing process of powder coating, as well as remaining readable by people and scanners after powder coating. 

  • PowderCoat™Tag - See It to Believe It

    Powder coating is a fascinating method to protect products while giving them a beautiful look.  Even if you don’t understand how powder coating works, you can tell something is “not painted”.  The color seems to be part of the product, not a layer on top.  Therein lies the challenge to identify products before they are powder coated, hoping to be able to read that identity afterwards.  

    InfoSight leads the way devising innovative solutions to tough identification problems.  We’ve done it again with PowderCoat™Tag.  PowderCoat™Tag is a tag designed to be applied to a product before it is powder coated.  Just like all InfoSight tags, you can put whatever information you want on it.  Your company name, product name, serial number, barcodes?  Yes, they can all go on the tag.  A logo too? Sure! LabeLase® Producer™ is our super easy tag designing software that limits you only by the size of the tag and your imagination.  

    Back to PowderCoat™Tag - so you have an identification tag applied to your product.  Then you have to prepare it for powder coating.  Chemical or abrasive cleaning might wipe out the information on some tags, but not ours.  Then you powder coat it and cure it.   Afterward – you read the tag – go ahead, scan it with a barcode reader – all of your information is still available.  

    InfoSight sales representative Brian Schlatterbeck says, “We are pleased to add PowderCoat™Tag to our line of fabricator tags.  We have customers who are excited to be able to identify their products before being powder coated and have that identity intact after curing."

    If it sounds too good to be true, contact your InfoSight representative or visit us at the Powder Coating Institute’s technical conference in Orlando, July 13-16 2021.  You may have to see it to believe it, but we are happy to show you.  


    Note: This article has been edited.  


  • PowderCoat™Tag Brochure

    Image of PowderCoat Tag Brochure

    Tag designed to track pieces through cleaning, preparation, and powder coating operations.  

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  • Preprinted Metal Tags

    Preprinted metal tags

    All of InfoSight’s durable metal tags are available as print-to-order tags. 

  • ShotTag™ Metal Identification Tags

    ShotTag™ Metal Identification Tags

    ShotTag™ features include real-time printing of custom information and resistance to common cleaning solutions and high-temperature paint curing. ShotTag™ is a metal barcode tag specifically formulated to survive the process of painting fabricated steel.