Taganize Dog Tags

Our customer Taganize, Inc, by John Tengstrom, has given our plain aluminum tag an upgrade by adding a NFC (near-field communication) microchip! Taganize is a dog tag and dedicated website combo to manage your pet’s information. Now your dog will carry all of its information with it at all times, helping give you peace of mind.

Taganize dog tag

NB&T Style #106 (Extra large round tag with loop) 1-15/16″ x 1-1/2″ – .064″ Aluminum – Custom made logo stamp on the front. With Taganize, Inc. black, NFC chip on the back.

 

Using your Android or iPhone, tap your smartphone against the tag and the dog’s profile immediately pops up. Have 24/7 access to veterinary records, dietary restrictions, and owner contact info incase the pet goes missing. You can also add other ID information to the profile, such as license tag, rabies tag, and microchip number. With Taganize, the possibilities are endless when it comes to what information you can store about your pet. Customize pages and download PDFs to fit your pet’s needs. An in-depth dog profile is helpful for not only pets with medical needs, but police dogs, dogs that frequently fly and travel, service dogs and more.

Taganize profile

For additional information on Taganize dog tags, visit www.dogtag.taganize.com or email John Tengstrom at [email protected].

 

Kick off the new school year with School Spirit Keychains

While we are enjoying summer vacation, schools will be starting up again soon. Order your school spirit keychains now so that you can greet your students on the first day with a school keychain! Keychains are also great to keep on hand as prizes for spirit rallies, perfect attendance, fundraiser winners, and other school functions. With over 160+ tag shapes, and 11 aluminum colors, we have a lot of different options to choose from. Batch Anodizing is also available to match your school’s color exactly. Sports teams, after-school clubs, specialty programs, etc. can order more personalized tags with the student’s name on it. Ball chains and O-rings are available to complete your custom school spirit keychain!

 

elementary school key chainPurple High School Key Chain

brass school spirit tag

View more examples from our customers here.

QR Code Tags for Menus

During the pandemic, many restaurants have gotten rid of their paper menus and substituted in QR Codes that when scanned, leads to their menu online. This saved restaurants money on printing disposable menus, and time on cleaning menus. QR Codes printed on paper or labels, aren’t as durable as QR Codes engraved on metal. NB&T offers custom laser etched metal tags that can be used to created QR Coded Menu tags for your restaurant!

QR Coded Tag for Menus

QR Coded Menu Tags for outdoors

The first tag featured above is made from stainless steel. Stainless steel is a non-corrosive material, that will stand up to harsh cleaning chemicals used to clean tables. So the QR Code will never fade or be ruined. The second tag featured above is made from black UV stable aluminum material. These tags would be a great option for restaurants with outdoor seating or picnic tables, because this material will last outdoors for 20+ years. This picture is a great example of the multiple ways available to customize your QR Coded Menu tags.

You won’t ever need to update your tags, as long as you don’t change the URL. You just update the webpage your menu is on, and all the QR Codes will automatically lead to your updated page. When ordering tags, we will create the QR Code for you, we just need to know your URL, (EX: www.YourMenu.com). To get started, check out all the tag shapes and sizes we have available.

Custom and Official Livestock Ear Tags

Cattle

Custom Tags – Our most popular metal ear tag is the style #49. Metal ear tags are one-piece and self-piercing. Another identification option for your cattle is plastic ear tags. These tags are two-pieces, a female and male part. NB&T produces Flex-Lok ear tags, and is a distributor of plastic tags for AllFlex, Destron Fearing, and Perma-Flex. Metal ear tags for cattle are more economical compared to plastic ear tags. But plastic ear tags provide a highly visible number and has more color options.

NUES/ Brucellosis Tags – Can only be ordered by an accredited veterinarian. NUES tags are silver, and brucellosis ear tags are orange.

Sheep / Goat Tags

Custom Tags – Our most popular metal ear tags is the style #505 and the style #681. The #505 is the same style that is used for the official scrapie tag program. We also offer a few select styles of plastic ear tags for sheep and goats. Plastic ear tags will be two-pieces, while metal ear tags will be one-piece that is self-piercing.

Scrapie Tags – We produce the metal scrapie tags. For plastic scrapie tags, please contact the AllFlex Company at 833-727-2743. Metal ear tags can only be closed with our applicator, and the plastic tags can only be closed with an AllFlex applicator. To order scrapie tags from either company you will first need your Flock ID number, which you can get from calling the USDA at 866-873-2824.

505 sheep ear tags

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at 859-261-2035 and one of our customer service representatives will assist you.

 

Beehive Management Tags

National Band & Tag manufactures asset identification tags for many purposes, but one of the more unique uses is for beehives! Our customer Robert Couchman with BEE KIND Honeybee Rescue goes in and safely removes honeybees from places they shouldn’t be in and re-locates them to his apiaries. He uses our tags on his beehives as part of his apiary management system. Numbered tags allow Robert to track which hives have been tested and treated for parasites, the queen of the hive, and many other important factors for keeping healthy honeybees.

Scout honeybees will go off in search of a new home, and sometimes the home they decide on, is not the most honeybee friendly place. You don’t want to suddenly stumble across a hive of fifteen to twenty thousand honeybees in your house, shed, roof, garage, etc. BEE KIND Honeybee Rescue in Wisconsin helps rescue and relocate honeybees as much as possible. Timing is key, with the best chance for successful relocation being in late March to early September. Early relocation allows the colony to establish a new hive, expand colony population, and store enough honey and pollen to survive a Wisconsin winter.

If you are interested in learning more about BEE KIND Honeybee Rescue and Robert’s work, check out his website: https://sewihoneybeeremoval.org/

If you are a beekeeper interested in starting your own asset tag management system, check out our large variety of customizable tags!

Tag Style 243 (1” x 2-1/8”) Plain Aluminum with numbering.

Tagging Sea Turtles Around the World

We offer a few different styles of flipper tags for sea turtles, such as the #1005-49, #1005-681 Monel, and #681 Inconel. But we now offer an even larger, #691 Incoloy turtle tag. By tagging sea turtles with flipper tags, we can learn more about their migratory patterns, growth rates, survival, and reproductive output. The more information we have on these beautiful creatures, the more we can do to help conserve them for the future.

sea turtle tags

Multiple conservation organizations use our flipper tags for identification.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – “We use National Band and Tag Company’s Style 681 Inconel Tag. We’ve found these to have the greatest retention and lowest corrosion rates of the various flipper tags we’ve tried in the past.”

Seaturtle.org  – “The most commonly used Monel or Inconel flipper tags (Model Number 1005-681) are available from the National Band and Tag Company”

 

Celebrate turtles, and learn more about conserving them on May 23rd, with World Turtle Day! “The purpose of World Turtle Day, May 23, sponsored yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.”

 

world turtle day

Wing Band Comparison Chart

Use the chart below to compare National Band & Tag’s most popular wing band styles to find the right style for you. For additional help, call us at 859-261-2035 and one of our customer service representatives will assist you.

898 Tab End

2d barcoded wing bands

890 Zip

892-3 Zip

893 Jiffy

Material .020″ Aluminum (Colored Only) .025″ Aluminum (Plain or Colored) .025″ Aluminum (Plain or Colored) .025″ Aluminum (Plain or Colored) or Brass
Applicator None 890S 890S 893S
Eyelets None Colored or Stainless Steel None None
Pricing
(Tag price only. Additional fees may apply. 2021 pricing)
Lowest 2nd Lowest Highest Lowest
Stamping Limits (Max limit without an extensive setup fee) 2 lines / 10 characters each line 2 lines / 10 characters each line 2 lines / 10 characters each line 2 lines / 8 characters each line
Sealing Method Bend tab over. (Not tamper resistant) Eyelet seals (Tamper-resistant) Tube seals forming its own eyelet (Tamper-resistant) Self-piercing (Not tamper-resistant)
Sizes Available
(See individual pages for exact measurements)
4 sizes
(-2.75, -3, -3.5, -4)
3 sizes
(-2.75, -3 -4)
1 size 1 size
Barcodes Laser Etched: Yes (-2.75 and -3)

Fusion: Yes (-3 only)

Fusion: Yes (-2.75 only) Fusion: Yes None

Tabla Comparativa de Placas Para Alas

Utilice la siguiente tabla que compara las placas para alas mas populares de National Band & Tag, para encontrar el modelo que mejor se ajuste a sus necesidades. Si desea ayuda adicional, puede llamarnos al 859-261-2035 y alguna de nuestras representantes le podrá asistir. Tenemos una línea en español, para su comodidad.

Estilo 898 Tab End

tab end wingbands barcoded

Estilo 890 Zip

Estilo 892-3 Zip

Estilo 893 Jiffy

Material .020″ Aluminio (en colores solamente) .025″ Aluminio (Plateado o en colores) .025″ Aluminio (Plateado o en colores) .025″ Aluminio (Plateado o en colores) o Latón
Remachadora Ninguna 890S 890S 893S
Remaches Ninguno Colores o acero Ninguno Ninguno
Precio

(de la placa solamente, cargos adicionales podrían ser aplicables. Precios del 2021)

Mas bajo 2do mas bajo Mas algo bajo
Límites de estampado (máximo sin incurrir en estampado extendido) 2 líneas / 10 caracteres por línea

(para el tamaño 3)

2 líneas / 10 caracteres por línea

(para el tamaño 3)

2 líneas / 10 caracteres por línea 2 líneas / 8 caracteres por línea
Metodo de sellado Solapa (no es inviolable) Remache (Inviolable) Remache integrado (Inviolable) Hebilla (No inviolable)
Tamaños Disponibles

(vea las paginas individuales para medidas de cada uno)

4 tamaños
(-2.75, -3, -3.5, -4)
3 tamaños
(-2.75, -3 -4)
1 tamaño 1 tamaño
Código de Barra Grabado en láser: Sí (-2.75 y -3)

Fusion: Sí (-3 solamente)

Fusion: Sí (-2.75 solamente) Fusion: Sí Ninguno

Celebrate April National Holidays with NB&T – 2021

National Gardening Day – April 14th

What it is: Time to get out there and start gardening! Today is meant to be an encouragement for new gardeners to get their green thumb going and start their gardening adventure. Use this day to visit your local garden center to pick up some new plants, or to go outside and start planting.
How it relates to NB&T: We manufacture a variety of garden markers and plant labels used in both small and large gardens, garden centers, and botanical gardens.

Plant tags

National Get To Know Your Customers Day – April 15th 

What it is: A day for businesses to get even closer with their customers!
How it relates to NB&T: Our large product line has grown due to customers bringing us new ideas and tag requests. We are always eager to know how our customers are using our tags. Customers can submit pictures of their tags in use for the chance to have their pictures featured on our social media and website.

International Bat Appreciation Day – April 17th

What it is: This day is used to help spread the word about the important role bats play in our ecosystem, and what we can do to help protect them.
How it relates to NB&T: One of the most unique bands we manufacture is the wing band for bats! Researchers use these bands to track bats and learn more about them. Bat conservation fits right in with the theme of National Bat Appreciation Day.

bat tag

National Pet ID Week – April 17 – 23rd

What it is: This week gives pet owners a great opportunity to review the steps they can take to make sure their pet has the best chance of being recovered should the animal become lost.
How it relates to NB&T: Rabies Tags, License Tags, Shelter ID Tags, Microchipped Tags, Blank Tags for Personalization Kiosks, Kennel Tags, USDA/ODA Tags. We produce all kinds of tags for dogs and cats! Proper identification for your dog or cat is so important in case they get lost. We are a huge supporter of National Pet ID Week because it is a great reminder to check your pet’s tags and make sure they are all up-to-date with the correct information and year date.

National Lineman Appreciation Day – 18th

What it is: A day to honor the men and women who work hard to keep the power going and the lights on.
How it relates to NB&T: To assist in proper power pole management, which helps keeps linemen safe, we manufacture power pole tags!

utility pole tags

Hug a Plumber Day – April 25th

What it is:  A day to recognize those who come to the rescue when we have pipe, leaks, and drain issues.
How it relates to NB&T: We make plumber’s lives easier with our plumber tags! With the correct valves labeled, it makes their job easier and faster.

plumber tags

Arbor Day – April 30th

What it is:  A day to encourage the planting of trees.
How it relates to NB&T: Arboretum Tags are one of our newest and most quickly growing product lines. We are very excited for arboretums to use our tags to help educate the public on different species of trees.

logo and QR Code on a tree tag

Tags to Identify Everything in Your Arboretum

Trees, plants, shrubs, flowers all come in different sizes, and so should your identification tags! NB&T can help create a simple or extravagant look to your ID tags for your arboretum, walking trail, botanical garden, or nature preserve. We’ve listened and learned from our customers, and with their help, came up with these popular tags for trees, plants, and everything else in your arboretum.

 

Tree Tags

Our most popular style is the #14ARBOR Tags. These large, 3” x 5” tags are made from Black UV Stable Aluminum, which provides high visibility and will last outdoors for 20+ years.

For attaching your tag directly to the tree, we offer nails and springs (styles #1529 & # 1528). Or if you don’t want the tag directly on the tree, we offer 20” tall stakes (style #1530). Stakes come with an adhesive label for attaching the tag to the stake.

Our customers like to put QR Codes on their Arboretum Tags to create a self-guided walking trail experience. You can read more here on how to create a trail with QR Coded tags.

While the 3” x 5” is one of the largest tags we offer, we also have other shapes and sizes available for your tree tagging needs.

arboretum tag with custom text

Style # 14ARBOR (Two 5/32″ Holes)

Tag Style #14ARBORNH (No Holes) with Stake (Style #1530)

 

Plant Tags

New as of 2020! Style #14PLANT is a 1.5” x 4.5” plant tag, made to match the tree tag version. Even though these tags are smaller, we are still able to offer QR Codes and logos due to our high-tech laser etching process. By matching your plant tags and tree tags, you can create a clean, cohesive look to your arboretum.

For attaching the plant tag, we offer 12” stakes (style #1531). Stakes come with an adhesive label for attaching the tag to the stake.

 

plant tags with small stakes. black uv stable material custom text and logos

Tag Style #14PLANT with Stake Style #1531

Memorial Tags

Honor those who donate to your arboretum with a memorial tag! The tags can be mounted to trees, benches, fountains, and statues, to memorialize those who have donated, employees, sponsors, etc. Memorial Tags can be personalized with names, dates, quotes, and almost anything else you could imagine. They are also made from the same Black UV Stable Aluminum material as the plant and tree tags which means it will last outdoors for 20+ years

Data Transfer

Use this Excel Sheet to send us the information you want laser etched onto your tags. Sketches, drawings, and mockups are also helpful to ensure we get the layout of your tags correct. If you have questions, email us at [email protected] or call us at 859-261-2035 and one of our customer service representatives will assist you.

 

National Poultry Day – 2021

March 19th is National Poultry Day! Did you know, the word poultry is derived from the Latin word “pullus” which means “small animal”? Today we use the word poultry to describe domesticated birds kept for meat, eggs, and feathers.

National Band & Tag manufactures a variety of products for poultry identification such as wing bands, leg bands, and clip-on blinders. We got our start 118 years ago in 1902 by selling wing bands and leg bands for chickens. NB&T has many types of poultry customers, backyard farmers, genetic researchers, breeders, hatcheries, and more all use our ID products.

While our products can work on many types of poultry, here are some of the most popular items chosen by our customers depending on species:

Wing Bands are a popular option because they are permanent, and have a high retention rate. Wing bands are usually put on chicks, anywhere from a day old to a few weeks, but can also be put on adult birds.

Leg bands are more commonly used on fully grown birds, but when used on a young bird, the band must be constantly changed as the bird’s leg grows. Leg bands can be a temporary source of identification or a permanent one. When ordering leg bands, please measure your bird’s leg for accurate sizing. We are not responsible for incorrect sizes being ordered.  For more information on how to measure your bird’s leg, check out this blog.

 

wing bands for poultryleg bands for poultry

Celebrate National Poultry Day with NB&T by placing your order today!
Please note that as we enter into Spring, our busy season for poultry and livestock will begin. Ordering your bands early will help you avoid longer production times.

 

Día Nacional de las Aves de Corral – 2021

¡El 19 de marzo es el Día Nacional de las Aves de Corral! La denominación de Aves de Corral la usamos para describir a aquellas aves domesticadas que se crían para carne, huevos y plumas. En National Band & Tag fabricamos una gran variedad de productos para la identificación de estas aves, como por ejemplo: placas para las alas, anillos para las patas y anteojeras.

Comenzamos hace 118 años en 1902 fabricando y vendiendo placas y anillos para pollos. NB&T tiene muchos tipos de clientes en el rubro avícola que utilizan nuestros productos de identificación, como por ejemplo pequeñas granjas, investigadores en el área de la genética, criadores de aves y muchos más.

 

Nuestros productos pueden ser utilizados en muchos tipos de aves de corral, pero los mas populares entre nuestros clientes, de acuerdo al tipo de ave en que son usados son:

Las placas para las alas son una opción popular, pues son permanentes y tiene un alto porcentaje de retención. Estas placas se colocan en pichones, a partir de un día de nacido, pero también pueden ser usados en aves adultas.

Los anillos para las patas son usualmente utilizados en aves adultas, pero cuando son usados en aves más jóvenes deben ser cambiados con frecuencia a medida que las patas de las aves se hacen mas gruesas. Los anillos pueden ser utilizados como identificación temporal o permanente. Cuando ordene anillos, por favor mida el diámetro de las patas de aves en que serán utilizadas, para obtener el tamaño correcto. No nos hacemos responsables por pedidos de tamaños erróneos. Para obtener más información acerca de como hacer esto, mire este blog.

 

¡Celebre el Día Nacional de las Aves de Corral con NB&T haciendo su pedido hoy!
Tenga en cuenta que a medida que avanzamos hacia la primavera, comienza nuestra temporada alta para las aves de corral y ganado. Realizar su pedido con tiempo de sus bandas le ayudará a evitar tiempos de producción más prolongados.

Radial Text

A unique option that National Band & Tag offers is radial text or text that goes along the curve of our round tags. Radial text is helpful for fitting lots of text on a small tag, and for fitting text along the tag when there is a hole in the middle of the tag. Curved text is popular for survey tags, tree tags, power pole tags, dog tags, promotional keychains, and more. Contact us today for a free quote on your radial text tags!

 

 

Stamped Radial Text – Text is in all caps.

curved text on round tags tree tags

radial text on round tags for key chains

round tags with radial text, survey tags

 

 

Laser Etched Radial Text – Logos are available. Different fonts, lowercase, bold fonts can be used.

 

stainless steel survey washertree tag with Arc text

 

Federal Bird Bands VS NB&T Bird Bands

National Band & Tag manufacturers bird bands ranging in size from a hummingbird all the way up to a swan. We manufacture bands for the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory that are used by researchers across the United States to track multiple species of birds. The bands we produce for the USGS are Federal Bands, but we also produce Non-Federal Bands (NB&T Bands) for those who want to band their own birds or use the bands for a promotional (non-bird) use. The chart below shows the differences between the two types of bands. You can also view our Size Comparison Chart of Federal VS NB&T bands to find the band with the correct measurement for your needs.

 

 
Federal Bands
NB&T Bands
Standard
Line 1: Text
Line 2: Numbering
Line 3: TextFederal bird band
1 – 5 lines of text (depending on band size).

custom bird leg band

Numbering
Numbering is on the second line, bigger, in the special “Federal” font.

Federal bird band

Numbering is off to the right side of the stamping. Same font as text. Numbering is optional.

numbered bird band

Alternative
We can make the 2nd line a larger font to mimic a federal band. But the second line must be text, or a static number (like a date). Sequential numbering will still be off to the right of the words. This stamping method is only available upon request.

custom stamped bird band

Pricing
Price of Bands + $20 Make Ready Charge + $25 Federal Number Head Charge

 

(Special Charge B: Type Change, and Special Charge F: Special Numbering Charge, may apply)

 

Price of Bands

 

(Special Charge B: Type Change, and Special Charge F: Special Numbering Charge, may apply)

 

 

Custom Warehouse Identification Tags

National Band & Tag is your go-to company for all your custom warehouse identification needs. Large warehouses are always in need of proper asset management and inventory management. We can produce custom-designed tags in multiple types of materials to meet your specific ID needs. Check out our materials, and examples from customers below.

 

METAL TAGS

Our heavy-duty metal tags come in a variety of materials to meet your warehouse’s environment. Stainless Steel tags are available for environments with extreme heat or cold, or that deal with harsh chemicals. Colored Aluminum is available for when color coding is necessary, or UV Stable Black Aluminum is available for a high contrasting, easy to read tag. Hole sizes and locations are customizable, so you can have 2 – 4 holes for attaching to a shelving unit, or 1 hole at the top to hang the tag. All of our tags can be customized with logos, numbers, text, barcodes, etc. For barcodes, we offer a 2D Data matrix, Linear Code 39 or Code 128, or a QR Code.

The tag below is an example from a customer who needed an extra-large barcode so they could scan the barcode on the floor while sitting on the fork-lift. This makes picking inventory off the shelf easier and faster for them by not having to get on and off the forklift to scan it out. (Style #14, 3″ x 5″, 2D Data Matrix Barcode, UV Stable Aluminum).

warehouse tags with extra large barcode

PLASTIC TAGS

Plastic tags are an option if you need a temporary ID solution, or something colorful and flexible. We offer .020″ vinyl plastic that is thin and can be nailed or stapled. We also offer a thicker, but still flexible polyurethane material in select styles. Color options vary by style number.

The tags below are an example from a customer that used these flexible barcoded tags to staple to a wooden pallet. (Style #144VLE, 1″ x 3″, yellow vinyl snap-off tag).

yellow snap-off asset tags

 

BLANK TAGS / WRITE-ON TAGS FOR ON-SITE IDENTIFICATION

Any of our metal or plastic tags can be produced blank so that you can engrave them yourself. We also offer Write-On Tags, which can be engraved with a ball-point pen or sharp object. These methods are better for warehouse management that requires quick, on-site, identification. For your blank tags, we offer a Battery Powered Precision Engraver with Diamond Tip Bit (Style R1580) and Hardened Steel Hand Stamps, gothic style, letters, and numbers for hand stamping tags (Styles 1571 & 1572).

For a free price quote on your custom warehouse tags, call us at 859-261-2035 or email us at [email protected] 

Socially Distant Fundraiser Ideas for Conservation Organizations

Due to COVID-19, we are all staying socially distant. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to cancel your annual banquet and fundraiser. Usually, Bird Band Raffles are held in person. But here are some other ideas to keep the fundraisers going while staying safe:

  • Facebook Live Raffle – Have your chapter president go Live at a designated time. They can show off the auction items, take donations, and name the winner, all in 1 video.
  • Online Auction – If you have a website, set up a page where members can view raffle items, buy the number of bands or shotgun shell tags they want, and then mail it to them. Use social media, or email blasts to announce the winner of the drawing.
  • Waterfowl SlamsSee Utah’s set up here. Bands are mailed out after the hunting season is over based on how much someone participated.

shot gun shell key chain raffle items for fundraisersbird band fundraiser raffle item

NWTF worked with NB&T to make an easy-to-use PDF order form to order shotgun shell tags or bird bands, and raffle tickets. If your organization is interested in creating something like this for your chapters, email us at [email protected]. If you are a smaller organization, who is interested in having a custom logo stamp made, learn more here. Paper Tickets numbered 1-100 are available (Style R2754) to help your drawing go smoothly.

Is your organization doing something else? Share your ideas in the comments below! 

Open Accounts VS Cash in Advance Accounts

To purchase products from National Band & Tag, we accept multiple forms of payment, such as credit card, check, wire transfer, and purchase order. We do not accept PayPal, Venmo, or other alternative payment methods.

If you have an Open Account (NET30 Account) with us, you can pay for your order using a Purchase Order (PO), or credit card. If you need to know what amount to put on your PO, you can contact us for a quote. POs with incorrect amounts or information will need to revised before we enter an order. We will also need a copy of the actual purchase order emailed or faxed to us, not just the PO number. Most universities and large institutions have us listed as a vendor. We may be listed under National Band & Tag Company, or International Identification Inc. All open accounts must pay for their order within 30 days after it has been invoiced. Orders are invoiced the day after it ships. If you would like to apply for an Open Account, you can fill out our Credit Application. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing of all credit applications.

Non-open accounts, must pay for their order in advance using a credit card, check, money order, or wire transfer (in US Funds). For credit cards, we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. You can pay online with a card or call us at 859-261-2035 to pay over the phone. Please do not email credit card payments – this is not a secure transaction. We run on a production schedule, so we advise customers to pay for their quotes as soon as possible. Orders will not be scheduled for production without payment. Orders that are paid by check will be held until we receive the check in the mail. All returned checks are subject to a $35.00 fee. If you are writing a check, please contact us for a quote first so we can give you a total that includes state taxes (if applicable).

If you have any questions about doing business with National Band & Tag, please contact us at 859-261-2035 or [email protected].

 

Out with 2020, In with 2021!

2020 has been a strange year with COVID-19, but National Band & Tag was able to stay open as an essential business. NB&T was able to provide our customers with their identification products, while also keeping our employees as safe as possible. We appreciate your patience this year with longer lead times during peak seasons due to scheduling challenges with COVID. Our team looks forward to continuing to serve our customers in 2021.

 

New Products That Launched In 2020:

  • Style #691IL – Our new, bigger, better, sea turtle tags! The new 691IL is made of Incoloy, while the #681IC is made of Inconel. The #691IL will fit better on larger species of sea turtles.
  • Style #890ESS – The newest upgrade for Zip 890 wing bands, Stainless Steel Eyelets!  These new eyelets are more durable than the old aluminum eyelets because this material cannot be easily manipulated.
  • Style #14PLANT – 1.5″ x 4.5″ UV Stable Black Aluminum plant tags. Custom laser-etched. 4 different layout options are available, or create your own layout.
  • Style #1531 – Small plant stake for style #14PLANT. 12″ tall with tape to adhere the tag to the stake.

collage of tags

New Shopping Cart System:

We have been working on getting our most popular products switched over to an easy-to-use shopping cart system. This makes shopping online with NB&T quick and simple. Look for more products to be added to this list in 2021.

COVID-19 Update:

  • Please be aware that due to COVID, shipments may be late. We are operating as efficiently and safely as possible, and strive to serve our customers as best we can. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Coming Up In 2021:

  • There will be a price increase effective January 1, 2021. We hope that you will find that the new pricing structure for some products will make shopping with us easier.
  • A new 2021 printed catalog. Stay tuned for more info.
  • Jan-June: Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) Virtual
  • February – National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Virtual
  • February – North American Gamebird Association (NAGA) – February 1-3, Las Vegas, NV.

2021’s Rabies Tag is the Blue Rosette

We are currently in the middle of our busiest time of the year with rabies tags. To guarantee delivery by January 1st, we urge all our veterinarian customers to order before November.

The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) recommended tag style of the year for 2021 is #147, Blue Rosette.

2021 rabies tags blue rosette

Why purchase from National Band & Tag?
  • Quick turnaround times
  • Low-cost leader
  • Manufactured in America
  • Multiple shapes and sizes available to fit both cats and dogs
  • Your information, custom stamped to meet your rabies vaccination needs
  • Annual order reminders are sent out each year after your first purchase
  • Both 1-year and 3-year rabies tags are available
Tips for ordering your 2021 rabies tags:
  1. Order enough tags. If you are on the fence about how many tags to order, we always recommend over-ordering. To re-order more tags, it will cost more time and money than if you order 100 more tags than normal the first time. If there are extra tags at the end of the year, you can recycle aluminum tags.
  2. Special orders take more time. If you are ordering something other than stamped tags with standard packing, additional time will be added on to produce your order. This can really affect customers who want to order paint-filled tags that are flat packed in November and December.
  3. Don’t forget to pay for your order. All orders must be paid for before the tags will be produced. (Unless you have an open account). Just call in with your quote number and credit card to pay, mail a check, or pay online.
  4. Review your acknowledgment. After your sales representative has entered your order, they will send you an acknowledgment (receipt), please review it to make sure the stamping, quantity, style, color, etc. is correct. Your estimated shipping date will also be on your acknowledgment.
What’s New for 2021:

Check out our new 2021 rabies tag, Paw Finders (style #147PAW). Paw Finders is a rabies tag and lost pet recovery system, all in one tag. The vet’s information is on the front, like a regular rabies tag. On the back is a QR Code that holds the pet owner’s contact information. Click here to learn more.

 

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Custom Laser-Etched Tags. From Text to Logos to Barcodes.

If you are looking for a completely custom tag with a professional look, then laser-etched tags are for you! Tags can be sold in small or large quantities. Whether you need 1 tag or 100,000 tags, we can help! National Band & Tag has 25+ years of experience laser etching tags.

CUSTOM TAGS

You can customize your tags to have text, logos/graphics, barcodes, borders, etc. The laser creates a clean, detailed, image on the tag’s surface.  Tags come in all shapes, sizes, materials, and there is virtually no limit to what we can do. Laster etched tags are more durable and will last for years compared to printed tags. National Band & Tag offers quantity discounts, so the more tags you order, the larger the discount! Check out our instructions on how to send us the data for your tags.

custom laser etched aluminum, uv stable aluminum, brass and stainless steel
MATERIALS

ALUMINUM:

STAINLESS STEEL:

  • Different Finishes are available for stainless steel. This will affect how your tag looks.
  • Light or Dark etching is available.
  • Frosted Backgrounds are available to remove the shine from the tag.

BRASS:

  • Frosted Backgrounds are available to remove the shine from the tag.
  • Barcodes are not available on brass.

PLASTIC:

  •  Plastic tags are available in multiple colors depending on the style of tag.

LABELS:

  • Style #3602 – Label material is made from military-grade 3M™ 7847 polyacrylic matte black stock for a heavy-duty label.
USES
  • Identification Tags
  • Asset Tags
  • Serialized Tags
  • Inventory Tags
  • Equipment Tags
  • Brand / Property Identity Tags
  • and more!

 

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