Well…I just tried my hand at making tags using trim coil and a couple things became quickly evident.
#1) The paper hole punch does do a great job of making holes. I really thought the soft aluminum would tend to stretch and bind. It didn’t, it worked perfectly.
#2) I wanted to stamp them using steel stamps and in my mind this worked wonderfully. In reality, it was horrible. For whatever reason it does not stamp well and I had a super high quality set of stamps. It’s also extremely difficult to properly align the letters.
#3) I thought this may be time consuming, but the reality is it is ridiculously slow going. Waaaay to slow for this to be a reasonable and workable method unless you only had a few to do.
#4) The stamping too (Dymo tapewriter) would have been money well spent AND then I also could have used stainless material.
I made a lot of tags that I didn’t stamp so I might try engraving, but fear that may be even slower. I doubled the aluminum to prevent ripping in the wind as Olpea mentioned. I think at least the tearing off issue would be taken care of in this way as it is easily four times the thickness of pop cans when doubled in this way.
Probably going to pop for the tapewriter.