Staff name tags…where do you start?

staff name tags

OK so the boss tells you “We need staff name tags – and we needed them yesterday!” What do you do? Where do you start? What type do you need? What do they cost? How fast can I receive them? Lots of questions and not many answers – so what do you do?

Business name tags

Well you could go to your print shop or big box office supply store…good luck there. No, those are fine places to go if you want to overpay, wait for weeks for your badges, and deal with someone who knows absolutely nothing about name tags. If you needed printing or office supplies you would you go to a person that makes name tags?  So the first place is to find someone who makes professional name tags – like The professionals at know all the questions that should be asked in order to make sure you receive the right product for your application.

Custom Staff  Name Tags

Next, what style of name tag do you need? Style choice depends on the environment the name tag will be used. If the tags are for lawyers, executives, professional people the generally accepted name tag is the metal name tag or an executive name tag. This type tag features a more upscale appearance with the brushed metal finish. For the medical profession most clients tend to go with the engraved plastic name tags. These tags provide years of wear and feature a more muted appearance that blends nicely with scrubs or office attire. The name tags in color tend to be for general businesses or clubs and organizations. And for those companies with a high turnover in employees a reusable name tag is just the ticket.


The last item to concern yourself with is the backing. For most name tags the magnetic backing is the only choice. This allows the wearer to attach the badge without punching a hole in their garment. For instances where that is not a problem a standard pin backing is fine.


So call a name tag professional when you need name tags and badges, you will be glad you did.

Convention name tags – the uncoventional choice

Custom Shaped Convention Name Tag

So you arrive at the convention and of course one of the first orders of business is to pick up your name tag. Here we go the same old crappy clear plastic name tag with the paper insert. Why you might as well hand our sticky labels and crayons! Step into the 21st century people…there are other – better options for your convention name tags.

Convention Name Tag

How about a nice plastic name tag printed in full color with you company logo or convention them? Sounds good doesn’t it?? With the changes in digital printing (remember having to take your file to be developed – probably not if you are under 25) it is possible to create unique, full color, beautiful name tags at very attractive prices. This type name tag is composed of a .040 inch plastic with a white surface that can be imprinted in any color, along with your graphic and text in multiple colors. This type badge will add a touch of class and prestige to your special event – and isn’t that one of the things you are trying to do? The more upscale conventions tend to imprint the attendee’s names on the tags but also have a few on hand with only the event printed on the badge and a space left to personalize on site. This allows for a bit of flexibility as well as accommodating those last minute additions.

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Another version of the convention name tag is the window name tag. Awesome name tag that features full color digital graphics with an insert card for the attendee’s name. Personalize on site or ahead of time. Once the convention is over if you have any left over and choose to do so, you can reuse the tags the following year.

So you see there are a few options, add a magnetic backing to your convention name tags and you have a sure fire winner! No more pins or clunky lanyards…Please!

Metal Name Tags – When you want a look of class

Metal Name Tag

Metal Name Tag

Metal Name Tags – When you want a look of class

Quite often I am asked “what is your nicest name tag?” And I always answer, “Why our metal name tags of course.” The look and feel of metal has a certain air of elegance about it. The muted color, the brushed grain and just the coolness of touch differentiate this name tag from standard plastic name tags.

Metal name tags are printed in the same manner as most plastic name tags. The image of your logo or special design is transferred into the surface of the color receptive metal. This is accomplished by using special heat inks, a heat platen and pressure. The results are a beautiful name tag imprinted with as many colors as you can dream up! The best part…wait for it…we can print one at a time without charging an arm and a leg.

We do have clients that request an engraved metal name tag. Well these days that is like asking for dial up internet. With advances in color technology the designs look much clear, crisper and more professional when the entire design including the names, are imprinted. Engraving is a fine line process that cuts into the surface of the metal and must be color filled to be readable. The end result is that the engraving and printing do not mesh seamlessly and hurts the appearance of the tag.

The metal name tags we offer are composed of .025 aluminum which is a light weight tag but yet yields a look of elegance that is hard to beat.  Also due to the lighter weight the tag lays on your clothes much better than the heaver brass tags.

So when you are ready to improve your professional image, we suggest picking up a fantastic metal name tag. Class never goes out of style.

Advantages and uses of Reusable name tags

When To Use Reusable Name Tags

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Name tags are an important aspect to many activities; however, they can also be costly.  People rarely keep their name tags.  Instead, they are more likely to throw them away or leave them behind.  To minimize cost and waste, many people use reusable name tags.  These name tags are ideal for the following instances.

Company Meetings

Company meetings often utilize reusable name tags.  These meetings happen frequently and the guest list is always changing – especially for a large company with a lot of turn around.  Name tags help employees get to know everyone and are particularly beneficial for new hirers.  In addition, these name tags also help minimize expenses.

Corporate Events

Name tags are commonly used at many corporate events.  Regardless of the function, it is helpful to put a name to a face.  Those who plan multiple corporate events often take advantage of name tags that can be reused.  This not only cuts down on cost, but also is easier on the event day because the name tags do not need to be premade.


Finally, universities also prefer name tags that can be reused.  Many professors use them in their classrooms and reuse them with different students.  Name tags facilitate classroom discussions and also help students get to know each other.

Reusing name tags minimizes waste and benefits the environment.  They work well in a variety of situations including company meetings, corporate events, and in the classroom.