Technology Upgrade Notification

As part of our commitment to uphold our company values; planning success for generations to come, delivering accuracy with every order, and operating with honesty and integrity, National Band & Tag is excited to announce that we will be launching a new computer order entry system in early 2018. This new computer system will allow us to serve our customers faster, more efficiently and effectively. Customer Service Representatives will be able to email and fax customer’s acknowledgements, receipts, invoices and more with the click of a button.

We ask for your patience in the upcoming months as we train our staff on how to use the new computer system and work to transfer customer accounts and information over. We thank you for your business, and look forward to being able to better serve our customers in 2018.

Our Year in Review – 2017

This year has been exciting for National Band & Tag! We have added more team members to our staff, launched new products, celebrated our 115th anniversary, printed a new catalog and more. Check out some of the highlights from 2017 that you may have missed.

New Products

  • Meter Seal / Padlock Seal – Style R1710 – Made from colored plastic. These can be blank or laser marked with two lines of text.
  • Cable Seal / Barrel Seal – Style R1711 – Made from colored plastic and 15” wire. These can be blank or laser marked with two lines of text.
  • Inspection tags with a durable label – Style 14INP – Create a notch on the heavy-duty label when the item has been inspected.
  • Stainless steel wing bands – Style 890-4SS – wing bands can be spot welded together for a permeant seal.
  • Fusion Wing Bands – Style 892 is now available with fusion marking (a dark black inking process). We can mark letters, numbers, and barcodes. Aluminum colors available for this process are fusion colors (lighter pastels): gray, brown, purple, pink, orange, yellow, green, light blue, red, and white.
  • Food Processing Grade Tags – Made from 316 or 304 stainless steel depending on what type your facility needs. Can be customized with logos, barcodes etc. to meet your needs or work with your existing software.


Company News


Happy Holidays from National Band & Tag!
We look forward to serving your identification needs in 2018.
National Band & Tag will closed December 25th – 26th for Christmas
and January 1st for New Year’s.

International Shipping

Did you know we can ship your bands and tags anywhere in the world? Currently NB&T ships to 100 of the 196 countries in the world. All our tags ship from our location in Newport, Kentucky, USA.

How it works: Using your shipping address, we get shipping quotes from UPS, FedEx, and DHL, and then choose the best price for you. If you have an account or a 3rd party shipper that you prefer to use, we can use them instead.

To celebrate all the countries we ship to, we hung up flags in our office! Which country will be the next to be added to our wall?

Promote your Business with Custom Leg Bands

We can manufacture custom Butt-End bands to help promote your business, whether that be a lanyard maker, duck call maker, electrical application or any other type of business.

The first step is to determine what size band you will need, measure the diameter of the object you are trying to band (lanyard, wire, duck call, etc.).

After determining which size band you need, you can pick your color and decide what you want stamped on the bands. We can stamp your name, website, phone number, logo, etc.

National Band & Tag Sizes – Aluminum Butt-End Bands – Style 1242

1242-3 bird band 1242-4 bird band 1242-5 bird band 1242-6 bird band 1242-7 bird band
1242-8 bird band 1242-10 bird band 1242-12 bird band 1242-14 bird band 1242-16 bird band
1242-18 bird band 1242-20 bird band 1242-22 bird band 1242-24 bird band 1242-28 bird band

How to Close a Butt-End Band:

  1. Place the opened band around the lanyard, duck call, mount, etc.
  2. While using the correct size applicator, make sure to fit the band into the lower hole of the applicator.
  3. Squeeze the applicator shut to correctly seal the band.

(If the band does not shut all the way on the first time, rotate the band in the applicator and squeeze the applicator again. Continue rotating the band and squeezing the applicator until it is completely shut.)

bird band on a duck call

duck band paracord bracelets

duck band on a duck call on a lanyard