A post from the McDonald Racer Team

“Hello Name Tag bloggers, and thank you for inviting us into your forum. We’re absolutely thrilled to be sponsored by Name Tag, Inc. in the upcoming 2010 National Reno Air Races, and we wanted to take a minute to introduce ourselves!

Meet the McDonald Racer Crew

The McDonald Racer crew is a unique team compiled of expert mechanics, skilled pilots, race strategy engineers, photographers, business professionals and more. Although the crew members are as diverse as they come, they all share one definitive passion: T-6 Warbird Air Racing at the annual Reno Air Races.

Without the crew there would be no McDonald Racer. The crew is the heart of the team, and volunteers all of their time and services.  They’re consistently working to keep the aircraft competitive at increasing in speeds, while at the same time keeping the pilot safe. To read the McDonald Racer Crew Bios, please visit: www.t6raceteam.com

Meet the Pilot

John Zayac, a licensed pilot for over 20 years, has flown in the annual Reno Air Races for 10 years. He started, as many new racers, in the T-6 bronze class. In 2003 he won first place in the bronze, steadily moved up through the silver class, and currently competes in the gold class.

He was the president of the T-6 Racing Association for 5 years, and remains an active member on the board of directors to this day. Zayac married his high school sweetheart Martha Zayac, and has three daughters in Denver, Colorado. He is also the small business owner of IBG Business Services, a middle market mergers and acquisitions firm, also local to Colorado. (www.ibgbusiness.com)

Crew & Pilot Goals for 2010 Races

1. Actively Encouraging Children Interested in Aviation
2. Win First Place in the T-6 Gold Class
3. Break and Maintain the Air Racing Speed Record of 244.523 mph.

The 2010 National Reno Air Races

September 15th-19th, 2010

The National Reno Air Races consists of 5 days of competitive air racing, broken into gold, silver, and bronze race levels, and 6 different classes of aircraft.  The racetrack is outlined by 50-foot tall pylons, with pilots racing anywhere from 20 to 40 feet over the actual ground. The annual event attracts 250,000-300,000 aviation enthusiasts, and is hosted by the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of authentic air racing. To learn more about the Reno Air Races or RARA please visit: www.airrace.org.

The T-6 McDonald Racer

The McDonald Racer is a T-6 Warbird, originally used to train fighter pilots in the United States Air Force during World War II.  Although the race team has been competing in the national air races for the past 10 years, they did not begin using this specific aircraft until 2006.


Race sponsors, such as Name Tag, Inc., are an integral part of the McDonald Racer team. Our generous sponsors not only enable us to race at our full potential, but their professional and personal support brings us closer to our goals of encouraging child aviators, winning first place in the T-6 gold class, and breaking the speed record.

Thank you to all of our 2010 Generous Sponsors.

ACES Systems

Cannon Aviation Insurance

Denver Avionics, Inc.


Grand Sierra Resort

Heads by Drew: Port Development

IBG Business Services, Inc.

Name Tag, Inc.

PPG Industries

Sierra Nevada Corporation

Straight Flight, Inc.

Tac Air

Tulsa Aircraft Engines, Inc.

Wings West: Governor Exchange & Overhaul, Inc.

As we continue to prepare for the races, we’ll be sure to continue to blog ever 2 weeks about our team history, and how we’re preparing for the upcoming races.  If you’d like to learn more about the team, please don’t hesitate to visit our website at: www.t6raceteam.com
Big Thank You Again to Name Tag, Inc.!”

2010 – Happy New Year

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Happy 2010 from everyone here at Name Tag, Inc!

We’d like to thank all of our customers for a great year. While 2009 was great, we are excited for the possibilities of 2010.

Some of the many things we have planned for 2010 include:

– Continued Introduction of New Products

– Decreased Production Time of our Products

– Standardized Same Day Proof Times

– Quarterly Newsletter with Special Promotions, Discounts and Tips to Maximize Your Products

– Product Catalog (Both in Print and Online)

– Expansion and Promotion of Our Blog, Name Tag Experience, to Create a One-Stop Resource for all of your Personal Identification Needs

– And Much More!

We always value the thoughts and opinions of our customers, so please don’t hesitate leave comments and send us feedback.

Here’s to a fantastic 2010!

10 Tips to Get the Most of Your Badge Holders, and Lanyards

Badge Holders and Lanyards are two of the most commonly used products in trade shows, conventions and many other events.Read below to see how you can get the most out of your investment.

1] Maintain Security
Many places of employment require ID badges; they’re great for security, and getting to know all the people around the office.The use of badge holders and lanyards is essential in keeping your ID badges safe and visible.If you know your customers or employees use proximity cards, you may want to try a proximity badge holder.These are great for keeping proximity cards in place and storing them securely.

2] Dress to Impress
For formal settings, we recommend an attached fastener for your badge holders, such as magnetic, pin, or clip, so you can display your information with subtlety.

4] Stand Out
When printing inserts for your badge holders, keep the font as large as possible.You’ll want people to be able to read your name from at least ten feet away.

5] Get to the Point
You’ll also want to make sure that you don’t have too much information on your printed inserts.Simple, concise information which can be seen clearly and read easily is more effective – and if the customer wants to know more, all they have to do is ask you!

6] Get Organized
Printing and alphabetizing your inserts & badges prior to the event is a great way to save time and effort on the day of the event.

7] Take it Easy
For conventions, fund-raisers, and trade shows, you may want the ease-of-use a lanyard brings.Put the lanyard around your neck and clip your badge holder on – it’s as simple as that!

8] Get Your Name Out There
Getting your company’s name and contact information printed on your lanyards is a great way to make sure your company stays in mind after the event.

9] Give People Something Useful Beyond the Event
Take advantage of dual-use lanyards: they carry your badge holders and agenda holders around your neck, and after the event turn into eyeglass retainers.Your event attendees will love them!You may want to consider nicer giveaway items to secure sales from those more promising leads.Neck wallets, water bottles, and other handouts with your logo/information on them are great ways to generate buzz.

10] Be Generous
You may want to consider nicer giveaway items to secure sales from those promising leads.Neck wallets, water bottles, and other handouts with your logo/information on them are great ways to generate buzz.

Get yours today!

Badge Holders


2009 – Holiday Hours – Production/Shipping Times

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Holiday Hours: (Name Tag, Inc. will be closed on the following days)

December 24th – December 25th – January 1st

Production Times:

If the standard production time of your order falls in between any of these days, please add an extra day for each day that we are closed.

Production Times: (Rosette Ribbons – Full Color Ribbons – Vinyl Name Badges)

Production on any of these products, received after the 18th of December, will not begin until Monday January 5th.

Shipping Times:

UPS, our shipping provider, will also be closed on the same days listed above.
If your delivery date falls in between any of these days, please an an extra day for each day that we are closed.

Sorry for the inconvenience and Happy Holidays from everyone here at Name Tag, Inc.

Acrylic Name Plates

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We are excited to introduce the latest addition to our nameplate product line, the Modern Acrylic Name Plates.

Laser engraved on a clear or black acrylic block, the Modern Acrylic Plates can front or back engraved, with each method producing a different look.If engraved from the front of the block, the end result produces a solid looking name plate block; if engraved from the back, the reflections and refractions create a crystal-like appearance.

While the Acrylic Plates make for great upscale, quality name plates, they are also great corporate and individual gifts that can easily be customized and personalized with a message.

For additional information, including product specifications, samples, production times, and pricing, please visit our Modern Name Plates product page.

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