Asset tags are effective only when they remain legible over time. How do you go about testing them? The best place to start is to request a sample to see which asset tags suit your needs. Most companies should be able to provide you a sample so you can hands-on with the asset tags yourself prior to making an informed decision when placing large orders. Once your sample arrives, these are the top things you need to consider.


1. Abrasion

In most conditions, scratches and wear and tear are expected to occur to asset tags. This can be anything from scratches from keys or from sliding across the surfaces like desks. In more industrial settings, it can come from impacts from loose gravel and dirt. If you are not able to put a sample asset tag through the environment that it’s expected to perform in, scrubbing the sample asset tag with a the kitchen scourer is a good way to simulate extremely abrasive conditions. Learn more about where you can apply Asset Tags.


2. Temperature

Asset tags are effective only when they remain legible over time. How do you go about testing them? The best place to start is to request a sample to see which asset tags suit your needs. Most companies should be able to provide you a sample so you can hands-on with the asset tags yourself prior to making an informed decision when placing large orders. Once your sample arrives, these are the top things you need to consider. Learn more about top 5 uses for Asset Tags.


3. Chemicals

Oils and industrial chemicals such as paint strippers can ruin poorly designed asset tags and turn them illegible. Although the amount and the actual exposure needed for these chemicals to have this effect can be drastically lower in a real situation, you want the confidence of knowing that the asset tags you choose are able to withstand the harshest chemical conditions especially if they will be used in manufacturing or production facilities. Learn more about our Asset Management Policy.


4. UV Exposure

One of the concerns for resources that are kept outdoors is the fading that can come from UV exposure. The same applies to asset tags. Lower quality asset tags may not have the light fastness required for outdoor use. It would be hard to simulate long-term UV exposure for any sample asset tags you receive so if you intend on using asset tags outdoors, double-check with your supplier that they are UV resistant.

Need asset tags? We highly recommend DuraGuard, the durable asset tag that can be customised to suit your needs.
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