How to Wear Name Tags

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.

A manager and employee wear name tags while working together.

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:

A seasonal worker helping a customer while wearing a reusable name badge.

Name Tag Fasteners

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.

A storyboard showing how to wear a name tag 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.

A storyboard that shows how to wear a name tag with a pin fastener.

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.
  • Explore Reusable Badges for name tags anyone can use.
A happy worker wearing a name tag.

Things to Do After Putting on Your Name Tag

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.

Seasonal Employees: Figuring out the Holiday Rush

For many businesses, seasonal help is necessary to handle holiday demands. Not only are seasonal employees cost effective, but they also help your business remain flexible in adjusting the size of your workforce. During peak holiday times, these temporary employees are often necessary to have around to help keep full time operational coverage. Without these crucial employees, you couldn’t keep your business running the way your customers and clients are used to.

Adding seasonal and temporary employees to your staff has huge benefits for your company. It makes it easier for full time staff to enjoy the holidays while they maintain work/life balance, and you can keep your business steady. You will also have enough people to cover any increase in hours or demand for products and services.

So, have you already started the process of hiring your seasonal employees? If not, now is the time. Of course, you will need to make sure you train them thoroughly before your holiday rush hits! With that being said, as a business owner, you should also be concerned with how well your new help will be able to work with your customers.

Hiring Holiday and Seasonal Employees business tips

Here are several ways to get your seasonal employees geared up for the holiday rush.

Badge Ribbons for Seasonal Employees

Badge ribbons for seasonal employees that say I'm New and remind customers to please be patient.

One of the best ways to help both your new employees and your customers is with badge ribbons. Attach these custom tools to any name tag or badge holder to help each other understand the new position. In addition, add titles or instructions that will help your employees and customers.

From “I’m New” to “Employee of the Month,” every title will look great on these colorful ribbons. You can even customize them with logos and graphics to make them stand out. Give one to each of your seasonal employees to help your customers know who they are.

PRO TIP: Badge ribbons are also a great way to advertise for upcoming sales and promotions.

Lanyards for Seasonal Employees

In training lanyards for temporary or seasonal employees.

With custom text and maybe a logo, these lanyards are perfect for identifying your staff. They are especially useful when you are training new people to handle your holiday rush. Not only can you use the lanyard attachment to display a photo ID or badge holder, but you can customize them with any message you need to get across.

Lanyards are incredibly versatile due to their custom nature. Add text, logos, graphics and so much more to promote any business. The text can be a phrase, a date or your business’ name. In addition, wearing a lanyard makes ID or credentials more accessible to show to others or for security proof that you can be in a building or any other typically private place.

No matter the role, everyone can use this practical tool. From adding your branding (think company logo) to providing security, lanyards are the perfect answer for all of your business needs. Lanyards provide quick identification and can also hold essential things (like pens, ID badges, etc.). It doesn’t matter what your industry is, we guarantee to have a lanyard to fit your needs. Yes, even your business can use lanyards!

Reusable Name Badges

Gold Speedy Badges are the perfect reusable name tag for seasonal employees.

Name tags are a must in this world, especially for new seasonal employees! The best part about using a reusable name badge is that you can outfit your entire crew for an affordable price and still have the option of reusing each badge multiple times. And, with printable inserts, quickly change tags, such as Speedy Badges, whenever you need new ones.

For a temporary option, reuse these badges with the easy-to-use printable inserts or added labels. You can design your badges to meet any need and then change them with ease when the time comes for a new look or new employees. They are also ideal for temporary and seasonal employees.

Question & Answer: How to Use Identification

We often receive the same questions from multiple customers. Sometimes, these questions are easy to answer, but sometimes they require a bit more clarification. Have you ever had a question about name tags or other identification products? We are taking some time to answer some frequently asked questions that our customer service team repeatedly gets. And we will expand on each question so that you, too, will understand our processes. 

Find any answer to any question about name tags, personalized ribbons and more.

Question: Which name tag size should I order?

Answer: The size of your name tags depends on how much information you want on them.

For a simple 1 or 2 line tag with only text (name and professional title), we typically recommend a 1 x 3 inch tag. However, if you are working with visually impaired people, you may want something much larger, so the text size can be increased.

If you are ordering tags with your company or brand logo, you will want to consider where you want the logo on your tag, and if it will fit there. For example, if you have a horizontally long logo, we don’t recommend putting it to the left of the tag because there won’t be as much room for your text. The best option would be to center it above the text and go with a taller tag, such as a 1.5 x 3 inches. If you have a more circular or square logo, they typically look best to the left of the text, and you wouldn’t need as tall of a tag.

Question: Most of your products require a list of names. How do I submit this list?

Answer: We have two options for submitting a name list for your customized order.

The first would be to upload them while you are on the order page. You can type them right into the provided form or upload an existing file. Our system will ask you to review everything to ensure that you entered the correct spelling and punctuation. You do want to make sure you submit the list in the case you would like on the product (upper and lower; e.g., Jane O’Connor).

You can also email your list after you place your order to nametag@nametag.com. Once your order has been placed, you will receive an order number that needs to be referenced in your email’s subject line. This email goes to the customer service representative who is in charge of your order, and they will make sure that it is usable. If there are any issues, they will contact you.

Question: What is the best way to print names for reusable name tags such as Mighty Badges?

Answer: We have multiple ways you can format your printable inserts for your reusable name badges.

The recommended way would be to use the NamePrint Graphics software. This software lets you add text and graphics to inserts using your printer.

The other option we have for your printed inserts is a small collection of predetermined templates. We do not have these for every reusable product, so check the bottom of the product order pages for available templates. 

Question: How can I order more of the same name tags I already have?

Answer: We have an online reorder program to make ordering more name tags easier.

The first thing you need to understand is what is a reorder? A reorder is when you need to order more of the same product you already have in use, but require different names. Lucky for you, our reordering system is easy to use and quick to understand.

All of your design info is kept on file under your customer number. Once you place your first order with Coller Industries, you receive a customer number. This number allows us (and you) to quickly and easily locate your information and previous orders. To place a reorder for your name tags, visit https://www.nametag.com/reorders/ or go to our home page (www.nametag.com) and select the “Reorder” link at the top of the page. Once there, you need to enter your customer number and select the layout you need to order. After making that selection, you only need to submit the new name list (text) for the new order.

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3. Contact customer service at 1-801-931-5000 (our office hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

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The Best Name Tags for a Low Budget

From blank tags to reusable badges, these name tags are the perfect solution for companies on a tight budget.

Name tags may feel like a luxury that your business can go without, especially when you have a tight budget. However, name tags are necessary for achieving business success. When everyone at your workplace wears a name tag, customers feel comfortable working with you. They see you and your colleagues as people, just like them, who can relate to their needs. The more customers feel comfortable doing business with you, the more sales you will have. If you want to not only survive but thrive in the business world, then having company name tags is a must.

Fortunately, providing name tags for your whole team does not have to be a financial burden. There are plenty of low cost alternatives to traditional, permanently engraved name tags. And, they look just as professional too.

Check out these high quality name tags (or name badges) that go easy on your budget while still making a great first impression.

Conference Name Tags

Two full-color Conference Name Tags customized for companies with a tight budget.

Full color, laminated name tags work just as well for everyday office work as they do for conferences. Because they are meant for large events, they come at a low price, making them a low cost solution for your identification needs. Use them to take control of your brand by customizing them with the colors, graphics, logos and text you need to promote your business. Once you see your new name tags in all their full-color splendor, you will want to keep them around forever.

Blank Name Tags

Looking for highly durable name tags that fit your budget? Plastic and metal Name Tag Blanks are made from the same quality material as our laser engraved name tags. Not only are they made to last, but they are also reusable. Just print the names and titles you need onto adhesive labels and stick them onto the name tags. If you want the text to be more permanent, write directly onto the plastic or metal surface using a marker. Customize the size, color and fastener for these blank name tags so they go well with your company uniform or dress code.

Badge Holders with Paper Inserts

By far the most affordable solution, badge holders are a professional choice for any company on a tight budget. They are made of quality vinyl plastic and come with reliable fasteners such as bulldog clips, magnets and pins. When you use them with colorful paper inserts, they make a positive impression on your customers. Use thicker badge holders for your full time employees and thinner ones for temporary staff (e.g., interns, volunteers) to save on business costs. If your staff does not like to wear name badges on their clothing, pair your badge holders with lanyards.

Reusable Name Badges

Three Mighty Badges with different shapes, ideal for companies with a low budget.

Quality reusable name badges are not only affordable, but they save you tons of money in the long run. Whenever you have a change in position, these badges let you replace names and titles on demand using printable inserts. By replacing old inserts with new ones, your company’s identification is up to date within minutes.

Mighty Badges™

With a metal back plate and domed lens, these reusable badges give your business a professional style. Choose name badges with a blank background or with a UV color logo to promote your brand. These badges also come in different sizes and various shapes (rectangles, ovals and squares) so you are sure to stand out from your competitors.

Speedy Badges

Each badge features a plastic, window style frame with a forward curve to give it a distinct look. Add a name and title by sliding an insert into the frame and placing the clear lens over the top. With a pin or magnetic fastener on the back, these badges will hold in place throughout a typical workday.

Name Tags for Any Budget

Whether you are a start up company, small business or large corporation looking to cut costs, these name tags are for you. They go easy on your budget while giving you the quality you deserve. As you use these quality name tags to identify your employees, you will see an increase in sales as customers come to trust your company’s ability to meet their needs.

Holiday Survival Kits Using Name Tags

No matter how you look at it, holiday survival kits are something everyone should have on hand.

But what do name tags have to do with survival kits? Plenty! From providing quick identification for holiday events to hosting the perfect party, name tags are a must to have on hand. These holiday survival kits help make your holiday plans run smoothly. Here are a few of our top products and why you need them for the holidays.

Reusable name badges and badge holders are a must for all holiday survival kits!

reusable name tags are a must to keep on hand for all holiday survival kitsAdding things like adhesive name badges and badge holders to your holiday survival kits is sure to make your seasonal plans flow perfectly. Use these identification tools during party games and at any holiday event. From identification to buffet labels, these name badges are sure to meet all of your needs.

 

 

blank name tags are a must to keep on hand for all holiday survival kitsBlank name tags are also a versatile product for use in your holiday survival kits. With a simple label or permanent marker, quickly turn these name tags into a solution for practically any job. From game pieces to table settings, we’re sure you won’t have a problem finding uses for these highly practical identification tools.

Custom shape name tags are perfect for adding flair to your decorations.

custom shaped name tags are a must to keep on hand for all holiday survival kitsFrom a classic circle to something a bit fancier, add a personalized touch to your Christmas tree or other holiday decorations with custom shaped name tags. Or, add an extra bit of flair to your corporate name tags with a unique shape. A custom shaped name tag is a great way to draw attention to your company in a world of rectangle badges.

You can also share them with your family and friends on your Christmas tree or by giving them away as presents. From holiday greetings to someone’s name, these creative holiday ornaments are sure to be a hit with anyone. Choose a color to match each shape, and we’ll engrave names or any other text you may want.

Use custom signs for decorations in the home and office.

custom signs are a must to keep on hand for all holiday survival kitsStep up your decorating game by adding a custom sign to your door wreath. Or, add a sign to the buffet table or other party furnishings. From adding unique flair at the office to making decorations in your home a bit more exciting, using custom signs can be fun.

And, they are easy to make. Choose a color to match your ideas of hosting the holidays or to go with a specific holiday theme. Then select the text you need. Use holiday quotes, a seasonal greeting or a family name. And, you can even add a custom logo or graphic.

Holiday survival kits aren’t just for you, though. Create one for your colleagues and neighbors because they make perfect gifts.