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.

How To: Making Name Badges

use reusable name badge when making your own personal identification toolsFrom holiday decorations to home and office furniture, making something yourself feels great!

These days, it’s all about making something with your hands of which you can be proud. And name badges are no exception. Here are several examples of available DIY name badges.

Let’s start with the popular products:

from DIY to making name badges, speedy badges are the perfect solution for any business

Speedy Badges

This three piece system is customized using only a printer. Print on the removable insert and then add it to the window-style frame with the plastic cover. These inexpensive and simple to assemble badges are perfect for high-turnover positions.

from DIY to making name badges, mighty badges are the perfect solution for any business

Mighty Badges

Add a logo to the metal backplate on these reusable name badges. Then customize each one with a printed name and snap everything into place using the plastic lens cover. They are perfect for a professional look while maintaining a budget.

These two reusable name badge systems are designed specifically to help make your name badge needs effortless. Making each name badge is easy and quick, which makes them perfect for high turnover and seasonal positions in offices and retail establishments.

from DIY to making name badges, badge holders are the perfect solution for any business

Badge Holders

Badge holders come in several sizes and either a horizontal or vertical orientation. Printable inserts are available in eight different colors and are perforated for easy use.

If your printer can print it, you can make it! From printing names and titles to graphics and multiple colors, these badges have it all. Making these personalized badges is as easy as adding the information you need and hitting print. And, each badge holder is reusable.

Need something you can write on?

use adhesive name badges when making your own name tags

use name tag blanks when making name badges

use logo only name badges when making your personal identification

Adhesive Name Badges

Because they are so easy to use, these stick-on name badges are perfect for temporary use and are ideal for meetings, parties, conventions and other events.

Name Tag Blanks

Use these Name Tag Blanks in a variety of ways. Add names and titles with a sticker or label maker. Or, use a marker for a more permanent solution.

Logo Only Badges

Add a logo to any reusable name badge to make them stand out. Choose from laser engraved, UV Color or hot-stamped printing processes.

Adding names, titles and more to these name badges is the easiest thing you will do all day. Grab your nearest pen or permanent marker (careful if you’re using name tag blanks as you may not be able to reuse them) and write down all the information you need on your name badges. It’s a real DIY!

Need something a bit more permanent for personal identification? We have that too!

Nonprofit Organizations and Name Tags

From fundraising events to a formal gala, name tags are here to help all of your nonprofit needs.

using name tags and name badges for nonprofit events and identification needsWhile most times a nonprofit has the same personal identification needs as other businesses, often these needs must be met differently. Whether it’s the cost of a name tag or just the efficiency of a reusable name badge, nonprofits are definitely in need of a bit of help.

And, no one ever said any company or organization needed to break the bank for personal identification. No matter what you need, from name tags to ribbons, we’re sure to have it and at an affordable price. So, let’s get started on the items you need the most to get your cause or charity the recognition it deserves.

Keeping Costs Down

speedy badges are the perfect identification tool for nonprofit organizationsUsing reusable name badges is a perfect way to keep any costs low and affordable. Whether your nonprofit has permanent employees or single event volunteers, these quality badges are sure to foot the bill.

Use the printable inserts for Mighty Badges and Speedy Badges to customize your name tags for all of your needs. And, add a logo to make them a bit more memorable. And, if your volunteers want to keep their name tag to remind them of their charitable work, just remove the insert and let them take it home. Then you can reuse the frame or other pieces for your next event.

Need something for a larger group of people? Take our badge holders out for a spin. Similar to reusable name badges, stuff each badge holder with a printable insert. And, use the colored inserts to help coordinate your event. From fundraising and volunteers to running an awareness campaign, these identification tools are perfect for every need.

Providing Awareness and Branding

using badge holders for nonprofit events and other organization needsName tags are just as relevant to nonprofit groups as they are to any other company. Attract donors and sponsors, gather and recruit volunteers and use their particular branding to promote awareness in your community.

And, when attending events, add more than just a name to any inserts. Add titles, positions, logos, graphics and so much more. Use each name badge for multiple functions and different events. And stuff each badge with more than just the insert. Include a calendar of events or a little thank you gift.

Make your nonprofit known by thanking any donors or volunteers and spreading awareness of your cause like never before with high-quality name tags!

No Introduction Needed for Name Tags

From titles to names and pictures, name tags need no introduction.

classic name tags provide an introduction to those around you

The primary advantage of wearing a name tag is that it is an automatic introduction. No matter where they are worn, name tags instantly provide your credentials to those around you. They put you on a first name basis with everyone.

And, this advantage is perfectly demonstrated when it comes to business ethics. Name tags help your customers remember who you are. From a sales position to a waitress at the local diner, wearing a name tag gives that immediate recognition to anyone.

Here are other ways that name tags are your first introduction.

Uniforms and Branding

name tags provide not only an introduction but also security for any business

By incorporating a name tag, from a simple Speedy Badge to a custom engraved logo, any uniform will stand out. And, each name tag will help with company branding. Sometimes just a specific color uniform shirt and pants don’t quite accomplish the job. So, top off your company uniform with a name tag branded with your logo and company colors.

Then, each name tag will do the talking rather than keep customers guessing who works at your business. And, when using name tags, employees quickly identify those who work for the company. This leads to our next point: security.

Security and Accountability

There it is again. We’re always mentioning security. Name tags are a simple way to control who comes in and out of your business. Make them mandatory. Both employees and visitors should wear them.

By giving employees name tags, you are providing security for your office or store. And, who doesn’t want a secure business? With a simple branding logo, employees are easily identified by customers and other employees. No one will ever have to guess at who their co-workers are again.

Providing name tags for all employees and visitors proves over and over that accountability is a necessity. Identifying those around your company will help with determining where problems are. They also help with making people take better responsibility for their surroundings.

Finally, remember that name tags are the best way to identify and give a first introduction to your company. From branding to security, name tags sure are helpful.