Compliance and Safety Plates

Our Compliance and Safety Plate Solutions

Durable and readable plates are essential to ensuring workplace safety and regulatory compliance. Our plates are crafted with precision on high-quality materials, with etched, engraved, or printed markings that clearly and permanently communicate essential guidelines, specifications, safety instructions, compliance standards, emergency procedures, and more. 

Compliance and safety plates are necessary attachments for products across a wide variety of industries, including fireplace inserts, wood stoves, gas appliances, chimney liners, carbon monoxide detectors, electrical HVAC systems, and more. Many of these products are governed by regulations regarding the warnings that must be communicated to installers and/or end users of the product, so durable and legible plates can help protect manufacturers from liability and ensure compliance with ANSI safety guidelines and OSHA regulations.

Material Options for Compliance and Safety Plates

We manufacture compliance and safety plates in the following materials:

Renowned for their resilience, stainless steel compliance plates excel in environments prone to corrosion and wear. Whether installed in coastal areas or exposed to frequent movement, stainless steel ensures durability and sustained readability. We offer stainless steel in thicknesses ranging from 0.018” to 0.125”, with options for both 316 and 304 grades. Additionally, we offer two finish options: the sleek #4 finish for a glossy appearance or the matte #2B finish.

Ideal for industries where weight is critical, such as aerospace and transportation, aluminum compliance plates offer durability with reduced mass. Though not as corrosion-resistant as stainless steel, aluminum plates remain robust for indoor applications or environments with moderate conditions. Our aluminum plates are available in thicknesses from 0.012” to 0.125”, with other thicknesses offered upon request.

Anodized aluminum compliance plates undergo a protective coating process, bolstering their resistance against abrasion and corrosion. Combining the lightweight properties of aluminum with enhanced durability, these plates suit both indoor and outdoor applications. Clients can select from a spectrum of color options to align with branding or specific application needs, including clear, black, blue, green, red, or yellow.

Optimized for indoor use where extreme conditions aren’t a concern, plastic compliance plates offer high contrast and legibility. While less rugged than metal alternatives, they compensate with flexibility in design and color options, ensuring visibility and adherence to safety protocols.

Process Options for Compliance and Safety Plates

Our compliance and safety plate processes include:

Offering a cost-effective solution for indoor applications, screen printing creates sharp and distinct images on compliance and safety plates. While this method is not as durable as engraving or etching, it is often suitable for compliance and safety plates, which are usually installed indoors or in sheltered environments.

Our chemical etching process meticulously engraves precise and enduring markings onto stainless steel, aluminum, or anodized aluminum plates. Known for its exceptional resistance to abrasion, this method ensures sustained legibility throughout the lifespan of the compliance and safety plate.

Metalphoto processing encapsulates UV-stable images within anodized aluminum, offering unparalleled durability and resistance to chemicals, abrasion, and environmental factors. This method is highly sought after in industries requiring long-lasting, clear markings on compliance and safety plates.

Our state-of-the-art fiber and CO2 lasers create durable markings on a diverse array of materials, including stainless steel, aluminum, anodized aluminum, and plastic. While fiber lasers guarantee depth and durability, CO2 lasers excel in creating true black marks, providing versatility in meeting compliance and safety plate requirements.

Renowned for its precision and repeatability, rotary engraving is an optimal choice for high-volume orders of compliance and safety plates. Using an engraving bit, we meticulously cut grooves averaging between 0.003 to 0.007 inches into the material, which can then be filled with paint for enhanced contrast and legibility.

Not Sure Which Material or Process Option Is Best for You?

Learn more detailed information about how each option works, as well as its advantages and disadvantages, in our Compliance and Safety Plates Buyer’s Guide.

Industrial Applications for Compliance and Safety Plates

Designed to communicate crucial information about your products and equipment, Etched metal and plastic compliance and safety plates will last for years or even decades to come. Custom data plates are especially crucial for industries like:

Etched plates can enable companies in the hearth and home industry to adhere to a wide variety of regulations and standards (including ANSI safety guidelines and OSHA regulations). We manufacture meticulously crafted plates and tags that communicate home appliances’ CSA, ETL, and UL certifications.

Why Partner With Etched for Your Compliance and Safety Plates

At Etched, we pride ourselves on attention to detail–meaning we care just as much about the small orders as the large ones. We wanted to make ordering plates as easy as possible for our customers, which is why we have no minimum or maximum order quantities and have developed innovative supply chain solutions to make sure you have the plates you need, when you need them. We even offer expedited shipping at no extra charge.

With a wealth of experience spanning over 50 years, cutting-edge technology, and world-class manufacturing capabilities, our dedicated team is equipped to handle every aspect of your project.

Frequently Asked Questions

Since most compliance and safety plates are installed indoors and don’t have to withstand harsh industrial environments, many customers find that screen printing on a thin aluminum substrate is the best and most cost-effective option for their plates.

We have a standard lead time of two weeks, regardless of size of order. However, we understand that urgent situations sometimes arise, and offer rush orders and expedited shipping at no extra cost. Learn more about our Bail Me Out program.

We’ll need to know the material, process option, and text or graphics you want included on your compliance and safety plate. If you have an existing plate you’d like to order more of, a sample, drawing, or dimensions of the part will be necessary.

At Etched, we pride ourselves on having no minimum or maximum quantities. We put our best effort into any size of order.

Before we begin manufacturing your compliance and safety plate, we’ll walk you through an art approval process to make sure everything looks the way you want it. If you still want a sample after the artwork approval, we are happy to provide one.

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