Are you looking for a more durable tag?

October 14, 2022By Chad Hisey

Durable Plastic Inspection tags


Often times people in the fire extinguisher service business have customers who need extinguishers in places that are not dry.  Whether this means an industrial space or outdoor inspections altogether, there could be other circumstances where paper tags just don't hold up.  Besides water exposure these can include wind, sun exposure.  Moisture can wreck paper, making it soggy.  Wind can tear paper tags and sun exposure will fade inks.

I have heard from customers looking to save some money, request for Tyvek tags which we do not sell.  Still, I have others call in, saying “I tried Tyvek, but it is too flimsy.” All weather yes, Tyvek is great for keeping moisture out of a building. I used to use Tyvek everyday, when I built houses as a general contractor.


Outdoor inspections, especially those on portable fire extinguishers, need a sturdy surface to write on or mark. Durable plastic extinguisher tags like ours are made from 0.023 polyethylene plastic. These thicker plastic tags are water resistant, tear resistant and because they are printed with UV-resistant inks, they are fade resistant. Available in many colors (orange, white, red, gray, yellow, green and blue) we have one that is right for your fire extinguisher inspection job.

We have customers using these plastic inspection tags everywhere!  They endure the cold climate of the Arctic Ocean  in Prudhoe Bay Alaska.  They weather the dry arid climate across California, Arizona and New Mexico.  Up and down the east coast our tags sustain multiple weather events.  Customers in the Gulf Coast love the way our tags hold up.  In fact there are few places in the United States and Canada where our tags are not used year in and year out. In fact we have multiple customers using durable inspection tags on more than just fire extinguishers.  We sell a number for crane inspections, fire suppression, ladder inspections and sprinkler systems to name a few.


While these plastic tags are rigid enough to attach to your fire extinguisher as is. Most customers, do opt for a metal eyelet. Still others, who use our tags in more industrial settings, prefer metal grommets. How are you going to attach your plastic inspection tags to your equipment? There is a growing demand for pre-wired tags. For this we have reached out to a local non-profit organization. Annually they to help us fulfill orders for over thirty thousand tags with a galvanized wire pre-installed. Want to install the wire yourself, we’ll sell you the wires and put them right in the box before shipping it out.


Plastic Inspection Stickers
Weather Proof - Water Proof - Wind Proof

In recent years we have seen in increase in demand for our adhesive-backed vinyl inspection tags.  Our first request was years ago, when we had an extinguisher company supplying extinguishers for use on the railroad.  They loved our plastic tags for outdoor inspections but they couldn't find anything strong enough to withstand the constant motion of a train.  We printed their inspection tag layout on our outdoor grade vinyl and cut it out like we did his tags with rounded corners.  They worked great!

Our plastic extinguisher tags are durable  enough for a simple drilled hole.

Plastic Inspection Tag w/ drilled hole

Some Industrial customers prefer the option of a metal grommet on their plastic inspection tag.

Industrial Crane Inspection Tag with Grommet

The most popular option for our durable plastic extinguisher tag is a metal eyelet.

Plastic Fire Tag with Metal Eyelet

Our plastic tags have the option of having wires included or prewired.

Prewired Plastic Fire Inspection Tag


Whatever your preference, your durable plastic extinguisher tag or inspection stickers order is fully customizable. Be sure to check with your local authority (Fire Marshal) about Layout Options and Specifications of your fire tag. Since we service customers across the nation and throughout Canada as well as print labels for other industries, we can not keep up with all regulations.



Color of Tag

Ink Color

Tag Format/Layout

Extinguisher Type

Type of Inspection

Inclusion of Company Logo with Company information


Printed on One Side or Both

Maybe your needs aren't custom at all, then check out our stock plastic inspection tag. On the other hand maybe your safety tag needs have more to do with safety and less to do with inspection.

We thank you for your interest in our products and look forward to helping you order your durable outdoor tags soon.  If you checked off all of these items and are ready to place your order please start your order online, however you can always call or email to discuss your custom order today.For more articles to aid in your purchasing decision, please check our other blog posts including when to order.

Kewanna Screen Printing
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