Many things help businesses succeed, such as employees, machinery and buildings. Those are all bigger and more obvious things that help with success, but what about the more minor things that also help? Name tags are small and an underrated tool that elevates a work uniform. Wear name tags for a subtle yet effective way to improve identification, security and success.
But why name tags? How do they help businesses succeed? Name tags help keep businesses safe by identifying staff and volunteers, so customers know who they can contact for assistance.
Businesses also have the chance to improve their branding when employees wear name tags. When employees are identified, customers will understand that they can be found by specifics like work uniform colors, being in certain areas or, most importantly, wearing name tags. Details like color choice, font and name tag material are essential. You may want to include your business logo on name tags. It all depends on what you want out of your staff’s name tags.
Learn more about the benefits of your employees wearing name tags in these blogs:
Fasteners help attach name tags to clothing. There are several ways to fasten name tags onto clothing. From magnetic, pin and other fastener options, there is a fastener that suits your business’ name tags best. The most common type of fastener that people may be familiar with is a magnetic fastener, as they firmly attach your name tag to your clothing without slipping or damaging anything.
Wear Name Tags the Correct Way
You may be required to wear name tags as part of your work uniform at some point in your career. You will want to know how to put on a name tag when the time comes. Here is a storyboard that explains how to wear name tags with a magnetic fastener.
Another popular fastener for name tags is pins. Pins are also a reliable fastener for your business’ name tags as they are secured on clothing. Be cautious when putting on name tags with pin fasteners as they have a sharp point.
Tips for Wearing Name Tags
Now that you know how to wear name tags properly, here are a few tips to know to use them for the most benefits.
Wear name tags slightly below the collarbone for best visibility.
When getting ready for work, put your name tag on at the same time, as they are also part of your work uniform.
If you lose or misplace your name tag, let a manager know so you have another one soon.
Name tags are essential to your business’ success. Organizations with staff wearing name tags are united in a common purpose. When clear identification is worn, your customers won’t have to wonder where they can find a trusted staff member. Discover name tags that suit your business at Name Tag, Inc.
Explore more ways to elevate your name tags by pairing them with badge ribbons. You can also pair name tags with matching name plates for desks or office/store walls.
Brand =a type of product manufactured by a particular company under a particular name.
A company’s brand is what they are, what they want to be, and what they aim to become. It can be a promise of quality, trust or service. A brand is what makes a company or organization truly unique.
Logo =a symbol or other design adopted by an organization to identify its products, uniform, vehicles, etc.
Your logo represents you, your company, your brand and your overall commitment to your clients and customers. And creating consistency by adding your logo to everything you personalize (from name tags to corporate gifts) lets people know you’re proud of what you stand for.
Adding a logo to any name tag is an excellent way to maximize branding for your company. Choose from either metal or plastic and customize it to match your work environment and brand. Logos are engraved or printed depending on the style and material you choose. P.S. Don’t forget the magnets!
For many professions, appearance is a crucial factor in this quality. Maintaining your commitment to quality is easy with a uniform and the proper name tag. So whether you choose a daily business attire like a suit and tie or a matching polo shirt for each of your employees, don’t forget that name tag.
From branding to color matching, name tags, like uniforms, help to symbolize your quality. Creating a positive influence with your brand means guaranteeing that all of your business’s services and products are consistent. Employees and customers know when that consistency is not present. Choose name tags that reflect your brand’s commitment to quality. Once accomplishing this, showing that you commit to quality is easy.
5 Design Principles for Logo Usage
Logo Size – A logo’s final size makes a difference. The more detail a logo has, the more difficult it becomes to see at smaller sizes, so a logo that looks great on a name plate may not work as well on a name tag.
Color – Carefully think about the color of your logo and the color of the name tag. If your logo has bright colors, it will not make as much of a statement on an engraved two color tag, but it will look stunning as a UV color printed on plastic or metal or even as a full color plastic tag.
Contrast – No matter where you have your logo, you want to make sure it is highly visible. So, consider the contrast between colors as you choose materials and printing/engraving style. For example, as shown below, pastels on silver can wash out, and on the name plate and tag above, the blues in the logo blend with the chosen material.
Logo Orientation – The shape and orientation of your logo make a difference in where to place it on your product. The horizontal logo on this example works well when placed at the top of the name tag. However, when placed on the right side, it shrinks to a size that isn’t visible. A good rule is that a horizontal logo is best on the top or bottom of your tag design, while a vertical logo is best on the right or left.
Product – Artwork requirements for logos vary by product. For example, a single color vector file is required for some products, while a high quality bitmap or multicolor vector file is required for full color products. Individual order pages will let you know which requirements are required for each product.
Which Name Tag Fastener is Right for You?
You’ve chosen which name tag you want, designed your logo to advertise your brand and made a list of the names you need printed on them. There is still one crucial part of the name tag equation left: choosing a fastener. It isn’t a decision to take lightly, as different occasions and environments call for specific fasteners. Work attire, uniforms and environment need to be taken into consideration. The fastener you choose will directly impact the appearance and wearability of the name tag, so choose carefully!
Even the fastener on a name tag helps reflect your company’s standards. Each fastener choice we carry only aids in the presentation of your chosen name tags by keeping them fixed firmly to uniforms and other employee attire. Our Deluxe Magnetic Fasteners hold through thick material and multiple layers of clothing, making them our most popular choice. Everything we offer not only is permanently attached to each name tag, but it will help your high quality image stand out from your competition.
Why are magnets trendy?
Our most popular fastener choice is the deluxe magnetic fastener.
This fastener consists of two parts: a metal plate with indentations, which holds the magnet in place and adheres to the back of most name tags, and a plastic bar that has two strong magnets, which holds in place through multiple layers of clothing.
There are many types of fasteners to go with your name tag. These include deluxe magnets, pins, swivel bulldog clips, pocket clips and more. Deluxe magnets have become more popular for name tags because they do not puncture clothing with pins. Name tags can also be worn around the neck using a lanyard.
Providing high quality name tags at networking events is a minor detail that makes a big difference. They are worth the extra money. When we host networking events for hospitality industry professionals, we invest in high quality name tags that stick to clothing using a magnet instead of those with a pin. We’ve learned that people don’t always want to put a pin through their clothes and that using high quality magnetic name tags elevates the perceived quality of the event.
The final thing to cover is the fastener choice. Most name tags come with multiple options, but be careful with these. Don’t order a lanyard to go with an adhesive name badge! It just wouldn’t work. Be smart about the choice. While magnetic fasteners are popular, pins or clips might be more appropriate for your situation. Always think of how and where you are wearing the name tag before making the final selection on a fastener.
Adorn your house or workspace with custom signs that reflect your personality. The holiday season is here, and that means it’s time to put up the decorations. Why not add custom holiday signs to your collection?
Signs are a great way to show holiday cheer in your home and workplace. And, customizing them allows you to express your personality. For businesses, custom signs can convey work hours and wish customers happy holidays. However you choose to use them, the quality of these custom signs makes them eye-catching and durable.
Here are four types of holiday signs to customize for business or personal use.
Holiday Office Signs
Let your customers know when you are closed for the holidays with a custom office sign. Signs may also promote your business’s holiday and after holiday discounts.
Wish people happy holidays from your company or family. Customers and neighbors will appreciate your season’s greetings displayed on your door or window sill.
Funny Holiday Signs
Everyone loves a good laugh. Decorate your home or office with fun custom signs like “Elves Wanted,” “Santa’s Workshop” or “This house is under elf surveillance.”
Have a favorite Christmas movie or carol? Customize a sign to display your favorite movie quote or song lyric and add that personal touch to your holiday decor.
Have fun creating your holiday signs!
Custom signs come in your choice of size, color, font and design. Additional options include round or square corners, border or no border, and gray or black frame. For hanging, order signs with pre-drilled holes for screws, or pick from several adhesives to have attached on the back. Hang custom signs from the walls of your home or office, or display them in the window. Attach a sign to a Christmas wreath using two Swivel Bulldog Clips on the back.
The best part about custom signs is that they are large enough for you to say whatever you want so that you can express your love for the holidays in your own way.
Not all fasteners are created equal. As our most popular fastener choice, the deluxe magnetic fastener is an excellent choice for almost every name tag!
This magnet fastener consists of two parts: a metal plate with indentations and a plastic bar that holds two strong magnets. The plate holds the magnet in place and adheres to the back of most name tags. And the bar holds everything together and in place through multiple layers of clothing.
Our deluxe magnetic fastener is the highest quality fastener available.
The strong magnets attach easily, even through thick clothing, while preventing holes and clothing damage. Among the many fastener types offered, the deluxe magnets are best for wearing with professional clothing as they do not leave holes. Something to consider when ordering name tags for your company is that these fasteners work great on loose clothing or expensive fabrics. Unlike pins, they do not leave holes or snag on softer pieces.
Magnets also give employees the opportunity to wear a single name tag with different uniforms or clothing choices. Wear one on a shirt collar or pocket. Try one on a jacket or suit coat. Wherever is most convenient to wear it, a magnetic fastener will make sure that a name tag is instantly visible.
We offer two choices for magnets. We have them available with or without our logo to match your needs and style.
And, there will never be another worry about losing a name tag. These magnets are strong enough to ensure all day wear without any damage to your clothing.
Remember, your fastener choice will impact the name tag’s appearance, so choose carefully. Don’t make this decision too quickly. Make sure to weigh all possibilities before adding a fastener to your order. (Including to remember never to use magnets with a pacemaker.)
Name tags are all about visibility. And without the right fastener, name tags can’t reach their full potential!
From adding a logo to the right custom text, name tags are important to everyone. While most name tags are simple enough to feature a name and some company branding, they should also feature a fastener that will aid in the name tag’s presentation. Branding is one of the most important things for businesses, and keeping a name tag visible helps to maintain that hard work.
So, after choosing the right name tag for your business or organization, here are some tips for choosing the right fastener for those name tags.
The most traditional choice for a name tag fastener is a simple pin. Pin fasteners are sufficient to get the job done. However, putting a pin through clothing may be an issue for someone who wears a thin fabric or doesn’t want a possible hole forming. Keep in mind that pin fasteners are quite efficient, inexpensive and super easy to use!
Our most popular fastener choice is the deluxe magnetic fastener. This fastener consists of two parts. A metal plate with indentations, which holds the magnet in place and adheres to the back of most name tags, and a plastic bar that holds two strong magnets, which holds in place through multiple layers of clothing. Please also remember to never use magnets with a pacemaker.
Swivel bulldog clips are a less expensive alternative to magnets that don’t require poking holes in clothing. These fasteners are also great on photo ID badges and are frequently used with lanyards. The clip can attach to a pocket or a shirt collar for quick and easy use.
Two pins are better than one, right? Double clutch fasteners are a military style fastener that will keep your name tag in perfect position. With the two pins holding it fast to whatever you are wearing, that name tag isn’t going anywhere! Talk about visibility!
Clip on a Strap
A plastic strap is attached to a bulldog clip and then runs through a slot punched in your name tag.
The clip is attached to the back of a tag and then slipped onto the top of a shirt pocket.
Bulldog Clip with Pin
These bulldog clips with pin fastener allow the wearer to choose between the clip or pin fastener.
Your fastener choice will impact the name tag’s appearance, so choose carefully. Don’t make this decision too quickly. Make sure to weigh all possibilities before adding a fastener to your order. And, as always, if you need help, give us a call!