Round / Circle Tags – 12 Different Sizes to Choose From!

When it comes to tagging solutions, one shape that consistently stands out for its versatility and practicality is the circle tag. At National Band & Tag, we offer a range of round tags that can be tailored to meet a variety of needs, whether it’s for commercial, industrial, or personal use.

A Size for Every Application

With twelve different sizes available, ranging from 1/2″ inch to 2-7/8″ inches, we have a size to fit your identification needs. Smaller tags are ideal for smaller items, such as tagging pets or small assets, where a larger tag might be cumbersome. On the other end, the larger tags are perfect for items where visibility from a distance is crucial, such as in tree tagging or valve labeling.

Versatile Uses Across Industries

The practicality of round tags extends across various industries and uses. Just a few of the more popular ones we service include:

  • Tree Tags: Essential for forestry maintenance and research, numbered round tags are used on millions of trees each year.
  • Valve Tags: Used in industrial settings, these tags help in managing and identifying different valves and pipes, enhancing safety and operational efficiency.
  • Pet Tags: Rabies tags, pet license tags, or just general pet ID tags. Round tags work for cats and dogs of all sizes.
  • Asset Tags: Useful in tracking and managing assets in businesses, ensuring that each item can be accounted for.
  • Promotional Tags: Companies can use these tags as part of promotional materials, giving away branded keychains or identifying their hand-made products.
  • Crematory Tags: Used to prevent loss and provide 100% traceability. Serial numbered tags are extremely important in this industry.
  • Survey Tags: Our round tags customized with the hole in the middle for a nail, are made from durable material made to last out in the field.

Customization at Its Best

All our round tags can be fully customized to suit your needs. This includes options for laser etching or stamping, with numbers, names, barcodes, logos, or any other information you require. Material and hole size are also customizable to fit your environment and fastening needs. The flexibility in customization makes these tags not only useful for practical purposes but also excellent for promotional activities, where branding needs to be clear and effective.

You can see in the picture below a few different samples. Styles #116 & #50 are laser etched while the rest are stamped. Style #145 shows white paint-fill. Styles #81 & #95 show our two different stainless steels, #91 is brass, and the rest are plain, black UV stable, or colored aluminum. Styles #93 & #95 show our optional hole size and placement, different than the standard 1/8″ hole at the top. Contact us with any customization questions.

To order your round tags, you can order online here, email us at [email protected], or call us at 859-261-2035 to talk with a customer service representative. Our sales reps are here to help whether you need a simple tag with text or a highly customized one with a logo and barcode. We look forward to assisting with your order.



We also have 5 different sizes of round tags with a loop on top where the hole goes (not featured above). See those tags here.

Well Permit ID Tags for Drillers and State Agencies

Public water safety is a critical concern that impacts communities nationwide. Ensuring the safety and purity of our water involves meticulous management and strict regulations to prevent any form of contamination. Local ordinances play a crucial role in safeguarding drinking water by regulating activities near groundwater wells. For instance, contractors and construction workers are required to obtain permission from local governments before commencing work near these critical areas.

For government agencies and professional well drillers tasked with managing water well projects, digging new wells, performing well inspections, and other general well maintenance, proper well identification is important. In most states, it’s mandatory for the above-ground head of the well to be clearly marked with a Well Permit Tag on all groundwater wells, inject wells, and other similar installations. This is where National Band & Tag steps in with our custom Well Permit ID Tags, designed to help streamline the permit and inspection process.

Why Choose National Band & Tag’s Well Permit ID Tags?

  1. Durability and Readability: Our tags are manufactured from high-grade materials that are resistant to environmental wear and tear. This ensures that they remain legible and intact for years, safeguarding against the risks of faded or lost information even in the most challenging conditions. The most popular materials to choose from are .050″ plain aluminum, .040″ UV stable black aluminum, and .030″ stainless steel.
  2. Customization Options: Recognizing that each project and jurisdiction may have different needs, we offer customizable tags. Large easy to read serial numbers, text, barcodes and logos can all be added to your tag.
  3. Ease of Installation: Whether you prefer strapping, screws, or even welding or epoxy, we provide various hole and slot options to suit your installation needs.

At National Band & Tag, we understand the critical nature of well management and the importance of reliable identification solutions. Whether you need a quote for 50 tags or are planning a larger project requiring 50,000 tags, we are here to assist. Contact us today to find out how our Well Permit ID Tags can support your efforts in safeguarding water resources.

well drilling permit custom tag

stamped aluminum tag with DO NOT REMOVE well identification program

What’s Your Favorite Tag? – 2024 Edition

At NB&T, we have hundreds of styles of tags to choose from across multiple product lines. So, we asked some of our employees, “What is your favorite tag style and why?”

Mandy (Human Resources): Style 691IL My favorite tag is the 691 because I love the fact that our company provides a product that aids in conservation efforts for Sea Turtles across the globe. Here’s just one list of where you can see how prevalent NB&T turtle tags are in research. https://accstr.ufl.edu/resources/tag-inventory/

Mike (Rabies Department Supervisor): Style 165 – The style 165 dog bone tag is my favorite for its size and popularity. It has enough room on it for all the vital information, without being too large for your pet.

Ximena (Bilingual Customer Service Representative): Style 890 – My favorite is the 890 wing band because it was the first one I learned how to enter an order for when I started working here. It is NB&T’s most popular wing band because it is tamper-resistant with an eyelet and customizable.

Chris (Laser Department) Arboretum & Plant Tags – I enjoy tags that require design work. I laser etch a lot of arboretum and plant tags that have a little bit of everything on them like text, logos, and a QR Code. I also like how the black UV stable aluminum looks when laser etched. The white on black creates a nice clean professional look.

Niki (Accounts Receivable): Write On Tags – My favorite is the write-on tags because you can have them on hand for on-site identification of multiple items.  They are helpful in case you need to label something right away.

write-on tags for identification

Rob (Shipping): Crematory Tags – We make tags for a lot of different uses, but I think crematory tags are one of the more unique things we make. I like to see different uses for our round tags besides the usual dog tags.

custom cremation tag

Evelyn (Administrative Assistant): Style 2725 Wrap Around Write-On Tag – It can be applied to a variety of objects and writing on them is simple with any pointed object. The wrap-around feature is nice because it is a built-in attachment that can wrap around and then be adjusted to fit the size of whatever you are tagging.

Tracey (Packing Department): Style 147My favorite is the 147 rosette shape because of its shape and size, they fit really easily in our cartons and I can pack them faster. The 147 is also one of the four main rabies styles of the year. It is the recommended shape for 2025 so I will pack a lot of them soon.

147PAW 2025 rabies tags paw finders

Jerry (Paint-Fill Machine Operator): Wire Rope Tags – I like when there is a custom logo on a wire rope tag because of the way it looks when the paint machine fills it with paint. I also like the way turquoise and yellow aluminum look when they have black paint-fill.

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Discover the Benefits of Tree Tags for Parks of All Sizes

Did you have the opportunity to visit us at the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Annual Conference back in October 2023? This conference is the largest annual gathering of park and recreation professionals. Just in case you missed us, this is your reminder to order your Tree and Plant Tags in preparation for all the visitors coming to your parks this Spring and Summer!

For parks of every size, from sprawling national parks to intimate community green spaces, National Band & Tag is proud to offer innovative identification solutions.

Why Tree Tags?

Tree tags from NB&T are more than just ID markers; they are essential tools for educational outreach, inventory management, and conservation efforts. Designed to withstand the elements, our tags can be customized to feature QR codes, serial numbers, and any text of your choosing, making them a versatile option for parks looking to monitor tree health or display species information.

  • Educational Outreach: Enhance visitor’s experience by providing information about the tree, such as common name, scientific name, and origin directly on the tags.
  • Inventory Management: Simplify the tracking of your park’s tree population with easily scannable QR codes or serial numbers, facilitating a streamlined approach to park management.
  • Conservation Efforts: Track the growth, health, and maintenance needs of individual trees to support your park’s conservation objectives.

Get Started Today

NB&T offers customizable tree tags to meet the specific needs of each park. Whether you’re managing a vast natural reserve or a small urban green space, our tags can be tailored to fit the scale and scope of your park’s requirements. Contact National Band & Tag today to explore how our customizable tree tags can be integrated into your park’s landscape.

Be on the lookout for National Band and Tag at this year’s NRPA Annual Conference, October 8 & 9, 2024 – Booth #535. We’ll see you in Atlanta!


National Poultry Day – 2024

March 19th is National Poultry Day, a time to celebrate the incredible contributions of poultry to our diets, economies, and cultures worldwide. From the everyday chicken to the Thanksgiving turkey, poultry plays a significant role in our lives.

Poultry is any domesticated bird used for food. Varieties include chicken, turkey, goose, duck, Cornish game hens, and game birds such as pheasant, squab, and guinea fowl. National Band & Tag manufacturers identification products for all the birds listed above and more! This year’s goal for National Poultry Day is to make doing business with NB&T even easier.

NEW – EASY CHECKOUT:

Celebrate National Poultry Day by placing an order for wing bands or leg bands. Spring is a busy time for our poultry department. We operate on a production schedule, so the sooner you order, the faster we can get your bands into the schedule to be made. Our most popular poultry identification products have now been added to our new shopping cart system for easy online check out. You can view pricing, customize your tags, select your shipping method and pay online.

OVERSTOCK OPTIONS:

Almost all our products are made to order and can take 4+ weeks for production. If you can’t wait that long, we have some over-run items that are available to be shipped out within two business days. These items are first come first serve. Call us at 859-261-2035 for availability. Let us know what style you need, and how many. We can then tell you what color and number series are available, if any. (Example: You need 500 890-3 wing bands – we might have 500 in blue numbered 5,001-5500 or 500 band in red numbered 501-1000 for you to choose from).

WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

If you have any questions about our products before placing an order, contact us to speak with one of our incredibly knowledgeable customer service representatives. The customer service representatives in our poultry department currently have a combined 25+ years of experience. We also have Spanish speaking bilingual reps available to assist. Contact us at 859-261-2035 or email [email protected].

Cremation & Aquamation Tags

Whether your funeral home performs cremation or aquamation, for pets or humans, we can help with your custom Cremation Tags!

Why Do We Need Crematory ID Tags?

The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) recommends that a stainless steel crematory tag (cremation ID disc) stays with the remains throughout the entire process. The serial number on the tag should be assigned when the deceased is first checked in. Identification should be confirmed before cremation, and then the tag will go into the cremation chamber with the remains. The ID tag should then be checked again after the process is complete and go with the remains into an urn. This is the best way to prevent any mix-ups and ensure 100% traceability.

Ordering Identification Tags / Disks with NB&T:

304 Stainless Steel is the best material option for Cremation Tags. It is a durable material that can withstand the heat of the crematorium without melting.

We offer an easy online ordering system for our most popular sizes in stainless steel, Style #85 (1″ circle), Style #137 (1-1/4″ circle), Style #81 (1-1/2″) and Style #92 (1-5/8″). If you would like a different shape or material, use this order form.

The most popular layout is the company name and serial number. We can add additional information, but the more text you add, the smaller it becomes.

Specialty Tags

Shown below:

Picture 1: This is an example of an aluminum tag. While aluminum is a more economical choice compared to stainless steel, it cannot go into the cremation chamber.

Pictures 2 and 3: These two pictures are examples of our stamped custom logos on stainless steel tags. This is an additional charge, contact us for a quote.

Picture 4: This is a laser etched tag with a logo. Laser etched tags cannot go into the crematorium, only stamped tags can. Laser etched tags make a great promotional item that can be tied around the urn. Contact us for a quote.

Picture 5: We also make custom memorial tags for cemeteries. They can go on benches or trees.


Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 859-261-2035.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with NB&T and NWTF

The NWTF Convention and Sport Show kicks off February 14th with an evening social and live music with Country Outdoors in the Waterin’ Hole. Official convention activities commence on Thursday, February 15 through Saturday, February 17th.

National Band & Tag will be 1 of 500+ exhibitors at the convention. If you are at the show in Nashville, make sure to stop by our Booth #1426 to chat with our team about your identification needs. Bird bands, ear tags, wildlife conservation tags, tree tags and more, we are here to help. Pick up a free 2024 convention band at our booth (while supplies last).

NB&T has been partnering with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) for 25+ years. Two of our eleven owners, brothers Brad and Fred Haas, always attend the NWTF convention. We asked them, “What is your favorite part about exhibiting at the NWTF convention?”:

Brad Haas: “There are so many people who tell us stories about our bands whether it’s a hunting story, banding birds or tagging critters. It’s always fun talking to the customers at the show who stop by the booth to say hi and talk about how our products are working for them.”

Fred Haas: “My favorite part of the NWTF convention is talking to all the great folks who attend the show and end up stopping at our booth to inquire about all of our tagging solutions. There are lots of experts from every state at the convention to share their knowledge about conservation and wild turkeys.”

So, stop by our booth, say hi to our team, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the 2024 NWTF Convention and Sport Show this week!

2″ Inch Survey Tags

As of January 1, 2024, we have updated our Survey Tag page to include pricing for our Style 93 (2″ inch diameter) “Orange Priced” tag. Our largest survey tag now lists pricing for stamped straight text, stamped radial text, and laser etched straight or radial text and graphics. Tags are available in plain aluminum, colored aluminum, stainless steel, and brass.

To see all sizes, customization options, and materials, check out our Survey Tag page.

STAMPED STRAIGHT TEXT

STAMPED RADIAL TEXT

LASER ETCHED, STRAIGHT OR RADIAL TEXT, GRAPHICS AVAILABLE

For a quote, to order, or if you have any questions, contact us at 859-261-2035 or [email protected].

Digital Mock-Ups

Here at National Band & Tag, we can assist with basic digital mock-ups of layouts for those who are unable to provide their own. We offer this on tags with complex layouts, to help ensure that everyone is on the same page of how the tag will look. Digital mock-ups are not exactly copies and may slightly vary in sizing, color, and look. We offer one to two major changes on your mock-up design, before an artwork fee may be added on for additional work.


DIGITAL MOCK-UPS OF LASER ETCHED TAGS:

The majority of our digital mock-ups are for laser etched tags as they can be very complex with multiple lines of text, logos, and barcodes. Laser etching can vary how it looks on different materials. Matching the exact color is one of the bigger challenges when creating a digital mock-up. Please see the examples below of how your actual tag may vary from your mock-up.




DIGITAL MOCK-UPS OF STAMPED TAGS:

Stamped tags are difficult to replicate exactly. Our stamped font is a custom font. The closest True-Type font is a Helvetica, so we use that when making stamped tag mock-ups. Since we usually only do mock-ups for tags with complex layouts, we don’t do many stamped ones. Stamped logos and radial text are an exception. As you can see on the examples below, radial text is difficult to do on a mock-up, and will always look better on the actual tag.



If you have any questions, or need a mock-up made, contact us at [email protected].

2023 – Our Year In Review

2023 has been a busy year here at National Band & Tag! We are constantly striving to go above and beyond on your identification needs. Thank you to all our customers, we look forward to serving you in 2024.

Just in case you missed it, here are some updates from this past year:

Company News

  • Family member, Faye Haas Wendel will be retiring at the end of 2023. Vice President, Human Resources, and Past President (2012 – 2019). Faye has been at National Band & Tag for 42 years (1981-2023).
  • Pat DePhillips’ retirement was celebrated in July of this year. Pat worked in our bird band department for 31 years (1992-2023).
  • NB&T started a partnership with PetHub to help get even more lost pets home. We are very excited about working together to help reunite lost pets with their owners faster and help avoid a trip to a shelter or veterinarian.

Product Updates

  • Styles #62 and #1005-62 have been discontinued. Please see styles #621, #1005-621, or #681, #1005-681 as a replacement option.
  • Destron Fearing Tags have been discontinued as the company has closed. Please see our Flex-Lok tags or Allflex tags as a replacement option.
  • The Keysie is back in stock. It has a new upgraded design and more color options.

Coming in 2024

  • New Catalog – We will be printing a new 2024 full product catalog. To be added to the mailing list, fill out this form and you’ll receive a free copy in January.
  • There will be a price increase starting January 1, 2024. Quotes made in December with 2023 pricing are valid for 30 days.

Holiday Hours

We will be closed December 25th and 26th for Christmas, and January 1st for New Years.

Bulk Dog and Cat License Tags

National Band & Tag is a manufacturer of bulk license tags for municipalities. If you are an individual pet owner in need of pet license tag, please call your local city or county clerk to learn more about pet licensing requirements in your area.


For municipalities in need of animal license tags, choose from our 160+ tag shapes and 11 different aluminum colors for your licensing program. Some customers choose the same shape, and a different color every year. Others choose a different tag shape and color every year. You can also have one shape/color for a 1 year license and a different one for a life time license. Or, a neutered vs not neutered pet. There are multiple combination options to choose from. We also offer kennel license tags to go with your pet license tags if needed.

You can view the most popular pet license tag shapes below. Or view all of our dog and cat tag shapes here.

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QR Coded Tags – Get Customers To Your Website With One Scan

World Rabies Day – 2023


September 28th is World Rabies Day! Created and coordinated annually by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), World Rabies Day focuses on rabies endemic countries to increase community awareness of the disease and its prevention.

This year’s theme is “Rabies: All for 1, One Health for All”.

  • “All for 1” expresses the responsibility each and every one of us has in the battle to eliminate rabies. All people can work towards One Health, and everyone can contribute to saving a life. Communities can work together to help individual people and animals, and everyone can work towards a single goal effectively.
  • Number 1 can refer to a single person making a difference, to a community, to our one goal, to how one vaccinated animal protects all, and how a single course of PEP can save a life.

As always, this year’s theme supports the overall mission of Zero by 30. To have zero human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030.


National Band & Tag is a family-owned manufacturer of rabies tags and supporter of World Rabies Day! The National Association of Public Health Veterinarians sets the standard for the color and style of each year’s rabies tags. 2024’s NASPHV recommended style of the year is the Red Heart. NB&T not only produces millions of rabies tags each year, but we also offer Paw Finders. Paw Finders is a rabies tag and lost pet recovery system, all in one tag! The QR Code can be scanned and registered with the pet owner’s name and phone number. If the pet ever goes missing, the finder can scan the QR Code to get the owner’s contact information. This makes returning lost pets home easier and faster. Order your Paw Finders tags for 2024 here.

September is National Chicken Month

What is National Chicken Month?

The National Chicken Council has banded together with major chicken producers in the U.S. to promote chicken sales in September. As a result, September is known as National Chicken Month! This once slow month, as the summer grilling season came to an end, has turned into one of the year’s best performing sales periods.

Celebrate National Chicken Month with NB&T:

NB&T supports National Chicken Month because we manufacture wing and leg bands for chickens! Our customers range from top chicken breeders, to chicken genetic companies, to backyard chicken farmers.

Our most popular wing band is Style # 890-3, and our most popular leg band is Style # 305A. We offer different styles and sizes depending on your breed of chicken. Wing bands are great because you can band day-old chicks, and the band will grow with them for life. Leg bands must be swapped out for a larger size as they grow, or wait until the chicks are fully grown to band them.

You can celebrate National Chicken Month by sharing your chicken pictures with us, cooking a new chicken recipe for dinner, or by getting to know your local chicken farmer. If you need to order wing bands or leg bands, our customer service representatives will be happy to help! Just give us a call at 859-261-2035 or email us at [email protected].

Utility Arborist Tags

Are you an utility arborist interested in proper identification for both power poles and trees? Then, we are here to help! National Band & Tag specializes in both Power Pole Tags and Tree Tags. Utility arborists who practice Utility Vegetation Management (UVM) keep vegetation in check around power lines to ensure there are no outages to the electricity and other essential services while also being a steward of the environment and protecting our ecosystems. Everyone wants access to power, but we shouldn’t chop down every tree next to a power pole, making UVM a very important practice.

According to the Utility Arborist Association (UAA),  “An increasing number of utilities follow the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A-300 Part 1: Tree, Shrub and Other Woody Plant Maintenance – Standard Practices, Pruning. These guidelines, endorsed by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), promote directional pruning methods which minimize pruning stress and focus on tree health while obtaining necessary clearance from power lines.” Following these pruning standards are a great way to do what is best for the vegetation and power pole lines.

Power Pole Tags and Tree Tags can all be customized to meet your identification needs. Whether that is for treatment, inspection dates, last trimmed date, etc. Shown below are Style #137 round shape (1-1/4″) and Style #89 pie shape (7/8″ x 3/4″). The two tags overlap and have their holes line up so they can be nailed on to the tree or pole together. The tree tag on the left shows the company name and slogan on the round tag, and the tree inspection type and dates on the pie shaped tag. The power pole tag on the right shows the company and year date on the round tag, and the treatment on the pie shaped tag. These are just a two examples of what we can do. We have multiple tag styles and sizes to choose from to meet your needs.

If you have any questions, or would like to place an order, contact us at [email protected] or 859-261-2035.

Write-On Tags for Indoor and Outdoor Applications

If you need quick, on-site identification, then try Write-On Tags! These thin, flexible tags are made of aluminum or copper and can be engraved with a pen or pointed object. We have multiple shapes and sizes of Write-On tags that can be used for various applications. Write-On tags can be used indoors for industrial uses, such as labeling assets and equipment parts. Or, they can be used outdoors for labeling plants, trees, and other horticultural uses. We have multiple styles of Write-On tags to meet your needs.

The 2702 series comes in 3 different sizes and is available with or without copper wires attached. Made from aluminum stock wrapped around a stiff cardboard backing. This backing allows you to easily write on the aluminum with a pen or pointed object. This tag will last for years, even under harsh environments. The cardboard is biodegradable, but the aluminum “embossed” with your information remains.

The style 2725 wrap around write-on tag is popular because of it’s flexible tail. It’s great for wrapping around wires or plant stems. The tail wraps around the item, through the hole, and then pinches closed to help hold the tag on.

The 2729 and 2720 series are available with or without eyelets. We recommend getting the eyelets because they help reinforce the hole and will help the tag last longer. These two styles are also available with or without copper wires pre-attached.

Plate Tags for Fall & Winter 2023

August 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023, we will have a limited selection of plate tag styles available. This is our busiest time of the year for these shapes, so by limiting our selection to the most popular styles, we will be able to create better lead times for our customers. If you need one of the tag styles not on our selected list, they will still be available for a one-time $50.00 charge per order.


Amazon Prime Day – July 11-12, 2023


July 11th & 12th, 2023, is Amazon Prime Day! Visit National Band & Tag’s Amazon Store on these two days for deals on Prime and Non-Prime products. Check out our exclusive Amazon only products such as our plumber tag variety packs, Marry Me Bird Bands, Numbered 001-1000 1-1/4″ round tags and more! Most of our standard quick ship items such as the stainless steel rectangle tags, 2023 generic rabies tags, stamped mouse ear tags are also sold on Amazon. Stocked items such as spirals, wires, and attachments are available. Stop by NB&T’s Amazon Store July 11th & 12th to stock up on all your ID needs.

Prime products arrive within 2 days. Non-Prime products ship out from our facility in Northern Kentucky within 2 business days. Ship date will vary for customized products.



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