1005-1P Discontinued

As a family owned and operated manufacturer in the USA, quality is very important to us. In order to ensure we are providing the very best products, we’ve decided to discontinue the 1005-1P.

Due to supply chain and labor changes, the 1005-1P is no longer a viable option and we have far superior alternatives available. Style 1005-1 Stamped tags ($) and Style 1005-1L1 Laser Etched tags ($$) are both great options, depending on your budget and needs. We would be happy to send samples of these alternate styles if you need them.

We appreciate your understanding as we strive to provide top quality solutions to our customers.

National Band & Tag’s 120th Anniversary

August 15, 2022, National Band and Tag will be celebrating our 120th Anniversary! We are so proud to have made it 120 years, an accomplishment for any company. Despite wars, depressions, recessions and most recently, a global pandemic, NB&T takes pride in continuing to provide high-quality service that stands the test of time. We dedicate our long-term success to our customers, family, and employees, both past and present.

Started in 1902 by Joseph Haas, an innovator who saw the need for a completely new industry. Haas knew little about poultry farming, but had been informed that breeders were improving their flocks and it was necessary to use some sort of marker to distinguish one fowl from another. Haas went to work designing a few patterns of bands, crude at first, but with recommendations from customers and experimental projects, he was able to come up with leg bands and wing bands that worked.

Over the decades, additional product lines such as livestock tags and rabies tags were added on. Now, 120 years later, in our 4th and 5th generation of family members, we have over ten different identification product lines. You can learn more about National Band & Tag’s interesting, and unique, history here.

120th anniversary

As we reach the 120-year milestone, we’d also like to wish a happy anniversary to other companies turning 120 in 2022. Such as, JCPenney, Target, 3M, AAA, Cadillac, Queensborough National Bank and Trust, Carrier Air Conditioning and ADM.

Wet Tumbled Stainless Steel Tags with 1 Hole

Wet tumble is recommended for stainless steel tags that are going to be handled frequently. Stainless steel can have a rough edge, and wet tumbling is an extra feature that we offer to remove the sharp edges. If a tag has 2 holes, it is most likely being riveted/screwed onto something. This means it won’t really be handled, and it is ok to have rough edges. But, if a tag has 1 hole, this means it most likely will be dangling from something, where people are more likely to grab the tag. Or, if a stainless steel tag has no holes where it is going to be treated like a coin, or token, this would be another example of where we would recommend wet tumbling. Removing the rough edges from stainless steel tags will help ensure that anyone handling the tags won’t scratch their hands on the rough metal sides of the tags.

While wet tumbling does remove the rough edges on stainless steel, it can cause some scratching. You can see examples of wet tumbled laser etched tags here. Examples of wet tumbled stamped tags can be seen here. If you have any questions, or would like a sample of a wet tumbled tag to test out for your application, please contact us at 859-261-2035 or [email protected].

Memorial Tree Plaque

A Memorial Tree Plaque, or Memorial Tree Tag, is a great way to memorialize a loved one, or even a pet, on a tree that will continue to grow for decades. By planting a memorial tree, you now have a nice place you can visit to reminisce, and remember those that have passed. A tree creates a beautiful space that is relaxing and peaceful for you. The memorial tree is completed by hanging a Memorial Tree Plaque on it, or by placing the plaque on a stake next to the tree. Our UV Stable Black Aluminum allows the plaque to stay outdoors for 20+ years. Guaranteeing that every time you return to the memorial tree to visit, the dedicated plaque will still be there as well.

Here are a few Memorial Tree Plaque templates that you can use. Or, you can custom design your plaque from scratch. See more customer examples and pricing here. 

memorial tree plaques

Please note that text size will be adjusted for tags with holes. Shown with Arial font.

Lost Dogs Awareness Day – April 23rd

On April 23rd, join National Band & Tag and Paw Finders, as we celebrate National Lost Dogs Awareness Day!

This day was created to support the efforts of organizations that are involved in finding missing pets and helping reunite pets with their owners. You can observe National Lost Dogs Awareness Day by updating your dog’s records, making sure their Paw Finders tag is registered, microchipping your dog, and by helping find missing dogs in your area.

Paw Finders is a rabies tag and lost pet recovery system, all in one tag. We want to celebrate Lost Dogs Awareness Day because we created these tags to help get lost pets home. Every pet should already be wearing a rabies tag. Our rabies tags serve double duty by providing proof of a rabies vaccination on the front of the tag, and the QR Code registered with the pet owner’s contact info on the back of the tag. We love pets, have our own pets, and want to help take care of yours as well. We hope that these Paw Finders tags will be that missing link between you and your pet if they ever get lost.

Stocked Tags for the Rigging and Lifting Industry

National Band & Tag will be exhibiting at AWRF Spring General Meeting & PIE, April 24 – 27, 2022. We are a proud member of the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) organization. As always, we are happy to manufacture custom wire rope tags and chain sling tags for our customers. But in honor of the AWRF Meeting coming up, we are excited to announce that we have Quick Ship options now available.

These quick ship Chain Sling Tags and Wire Rope Tags are available to be shipped out in 2 business days. Chain Sling Tags have 5 different layout options available, 3 different materials, and come in packs of 30 tags. Wire Rope Tags have 3 different layout options available, 2 different materials to choose from, and come in packs of 50 tags. Attachments, hand stamps, and a hand engraver are all available add-ons to go with your tags.

OPTION 1:
Split Ring
Galvanized Steel
Pre Stamped
Style 14CRQ

split ring chain sling tag

OPTION 2:
Chain Sling Tag
Galvanized Steel
Pre Stamped
Style 14CQ

chain sling tags

OPTION 3:
Chain Sling Tag
Galvanized Steel
Blank
Style 14CQB

OPTION 4:
Chain Sling Tag
Aluminum
Blank with Label
Style 14CQBAL

OPTION 5:
Chain Sling Tag
Stainless Steel
Blank with Label
Style 14CQBSS

OPTION 1:
Wire Rope Tag
Aluminum
Pre Stamped
Style #14WRQSAL

wire rope tags quick ship

OPTION 2:
Wire Rope Tag
Aluminum
Blank with Label
Style # 14WRQBAL

OPTION 3:
Wire Rope Tag
Stainless Steel
Blank with Label
Style #14WRQBSS

stainless steel wire rope tag quick ship

Pigeon Band Comparison

Not sure which pigeon leg band is the best for your needs? Check out our comparison chart to find the best identification for your birds.


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Seamless Bands Plastic Seamless Band (Style 2408)

Text runs vertically up the band, number is horizontal.

8 mm inside diameter

8 colors available

Bands must be put on newborns within first week.

Aluminum inside, plastic outside.

Text runs horizontally across the band

8 mm inside diameter

Bands with a Seam Aluminum Butt-End Band (Style 1242-10)

Text runs horizontally across the band

7.95 mm inside diameter

Applicator (Style 1242S10) is required to close the band.

12 colors available

Plastic Spiral Bands (Style 2105)
7.937 mm inside diameter
11 colors
No customization

Bands can be put on squabs or adults.

Text runs horizontally across the band

8 mm inside diameter

Clips together to close

Multiple colors available depending on brand.

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Tree and Plant Labels for ArbNet Accreditation

What is ArbNet?

The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program is designed to recognize standards of excellence in tree-focused gardens, foster professionalism of arboreta worldwide, enable conservation collections and scientific collaborations, and advance the planting study, and conservation of trees. An ArbNet Accreditation provides multiple benefits, such as being recognized for your achievements, earn distinction in your professional and local communities, serving as a model arboretum, and having opportunities for collaboration with other arboreta.

The four levels of accreditation recognize arboreta at various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism. Accredited arboreta are encouraged to seek and achieve higher professional standards and move up through the levels.

Do I need to label my trees?

If you are an arboretum looking to get your ArbNet accreditation, one of the credentials for applying is you must have labeled trees and woody plant taxa.

25+ labels – Level I
100+ labels – Level II
500+ labels – level III & Level IV

National Band & Tag can help both small and large arboretums with our 3″ x 5″ Arboretum Labels and 1.5″ x 4.5″ Plant Labels. These are our two most popular styles. They are made from UV Stable Black Aluminum that can last outdoors for 20+ years. NB&T tags can be customized with text, QR Codes, logos, and artwork. Other styles and materials of tree tags are available.

Thank you to our ArbNet Accredited customers who shared pictures with us!

Arboretum at Redmond Park (Bensenville, IL) – ArbNet Level II

Carl S English Jr. Botanical Garden (Seattle, WA) – ArbNet Level II

Cave Hill Heritage Foundation, Inc. (Louisville, KY) – ArbNet Level II

Century Park Arboretum – (Vernon Hills, IL) ArbNet Level II

Heritage Center Arboretum – (Cincinnati, OH) ArbNet Level I

Lewis & Clark State College Arboretum – (Lewiston, ID) ArbNet Level I

Mahr Park Arboretum – (Madisonville, KY) ArbNet Level I

Mary Price Ratrie Arboretum – (Charleston, WV) ArbNet Level II

Oak Lawn Cemetery Association – (Fairfield, CT) ArbNet Level II

Old Mountain Arboretum (Winona, MS) – ArbNet Level I

Stanley M. Rowe Arboretum – (Cincinnati, OH) ArbNet Level II

The Arboretum at Salve Regina University – (Newport, RI) Level II

Van Vorst Park – (Jersey City, New Jersey) ArbNet Level I

The Woodlawn Cemetery – (Bronx, NY) ArbNet Level II

Share Paw Finders With Your Customers

You’ve upgraded your clinic to Paw Finders Rabies Tags, the rabies tag and lost pet recovery system, all in one tag. The next step is to get the tag registered with the pet owner’s contact information.

Option 1: Register the tag for your client using the Vet Portal. Paw Finders tags are 20 times more likely to be registered when a vet does it in the Vet Portal, versus sending the tag home for the pet owner to register individually. Just like microchips, the chance of a tag being registered goes down as soon as it leaves the vet’s office. The lost pet recovery part of the tag is useless if the tag isn’t registered. At the beginning of each month, we will charge the card on file for all the registrations from the previous month. You can pass the $2.99 fee onto your customer by including it in their bill.

Option 2: The pet owner can register the tag themselves. Notify your pet owners that they can scan the QR Code on the back of the tag, or go to www.PawFinders.com and enter the number manually, then follow the registration prompt, and pay the $2.99 fee. We have posters available on our Media Kit page. You can print the posters and hang them around the office, add them onto your website, post them on social media, etc. Follow Paw Finders on Facebook and Twitter to get helpful posts that you can share to your social media pages. The more you explain what the new tag is and how it benefits the pet owners, the more likely they are to register it.

A registered Paw Finders tag comes in handy should the pet ever get lost. The person who finds them can scan the QR Code, or enter the unique ID number on our website, to get the owner’s contact info. A registered Paw Finders tags means less calls to your office, and the owner gets their pet back faster.

If you still have questions about Paw Finders tags, the Vet Portal, or the registration process, check out our FAQ page, or contact us at [email protected].

Wildlife Society Annual Conference 2021

2021 is the 2nd year of The Wildlife Society’s virtual conference and National Band & Tag will be exhibiting as a Bronze Sponsor. November 1 – 5, 2021, you will be able to chat virtually with our team while scrolling through all that the TWS virtual conference has to offer. NB&T specializes in identification for all your research and conservation needs. Our team of experts will be on hand to answer any questions about our conservation product line:

  • Bird Bands – We offer Butt-End Bands that range in size from a hummingbird all the way up to a swan. Rivet bands are available for raptors and other birds of prey.
  • Fish Tags – Both bands or self-piercing fish tags are available in a range of sizes from fingerlings up to 10+ lb. fish. Materials will last in fresh and saltwater.
  • Turtle Flipper Tags – We offer flipper tags in Inconel and Incoloy material that will last in saltwater. We offer sizes for both small and large sea turtles.
  • Ear Tags – NB&T manufacturers ear tags range in size from a mouse, all the way up to a moose. Metal ear tags are self-piercing. Plastic ear tags are also available in select sizes.
  • Other Identification for Conservation Purposes – A few other tags we produce include Bat Wing Tags, Shrimp Eye Tags, Rabbit Ear Tags, and Pelt Tags.

wildlife conservation tags

We look forward to chatting with you at The Wildlife Society’s virtual conference!
Not attending the conference? Email us at [email protected] or call us at 859-261-2035.

Share your pictures with us!

National Band & Tag is constantly looking for new pictures of our tags in use. It’s the pictures from our customers that we use on our social media, website, catalog, and promotional items! As the manufacturer, once the bands and tags leave our factory, we don’t get to see them put on their final destination, such as an animal, piece of art, tree, or asset. We are asking all our customers for new pictures to use! By submitting your pictures here, your picture could be featured as our next #TagTuesday with a shoutout and link to your company. You can also email pictures, or any questions to [email protected].

SEND US YOUR PICTURES

Property Tags and Asset Tags

WHAT ARE PROPERTY TAGS AND ASSET TAGS?

Property Tags and Asset Tags are forms of identification that show a piece of equipment, or any type of asset, belongs to your company. Tags can be something simple such as your company name and phone number. Or they can be highly customized with logos, barcodes, serial numbers, and multiple forms of contact information.

HOW CAN THIS BENEFIT MY COMPANY?

Properly identifying your property and assets can benefit your company by deterring theft and showing ownership. Serial numbers can assist employees in making sure they have the correct equipment. This also allows for asset management which is helpful for assets that move around a lot. QR Codes can be added to the tags which then allows employees to track important information about each item on a website. Proper asset management benefits your company by saving you time and money.

WHY PURCHASE NB&T TAGS?

As a family operated manufacturer, it is our mission to provide unique and innovative identification solutions. This means we can assist with small runs or large runs, tags with a simple design, or fully loaded tags. We have multiple tag shapes, sizes, and materials to meet the needs of any work environment.

Check out these examples of Property Tags and Asset Tags from our customers.

World Rabies Day 2021

world rabies day 2021

2021 is the 15th World Rabies Day, hosted by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC).  This year’s World Rabies Day theme is: “Rabies: Facts, not Fear”. For rabies, fears, misconceptions and misinformation about the disease and its prevention dates back hundreds of years. This year’s theme is focused on sharing facts about rabies, and not spreading fear about the disease by relying on misinformation and myths.

Facts: Facts are essential for raising disease awareness, preventing rabies cases, having the animal population vaccinated, and educating people about the dangers of rabies and how to prevent it. Without facts we would not have data for decision-makers to inform them of the serious nature of the disease. We would not be able to advocate for its elimination and the burden of the disease would remain unknown, resulting in tens of thousands of people and animals continuing to die from rabies each year. Let us use facts to raise awareness and educate others about rabies, a 99% fatal, yet 100% preventable disease.

Fear: The word “fear” has three meanings in this year’s theme. Firstly, it relates to the general fear caused by rabies, the fear people experience when encountering rabid animals, and the fear that people live with in communities plagued by rabies. The second meaning relates directly to the symptom of fear that people may experience when infected with rabies. Lastly, fear relates to the fear caused by ‘fake news’ or myths about rabies – making people afraid of vaccination, making people afraid to get their animals sterilized or vaccinated, and making people believe in ineffective treatments for the disease.

World Rabies Day was created to raise awareness and advocate for rabies elimination globally and is designed to unite all people, organizations, and stakeholders against rabies. World Rabies Day is held every year on September 28. This date was chosen as it is the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur, the first person to successfully create a vaccine against rabies. Collaboration is critical for success and everyone is encouraged to take part. The only way that we can eliminate rabies and end the needless suffering is by working together and uniting towards a common goal – the goal of Zero by 30. Learn more about World Rabies Day at: www.rabiesalliance.org/world-rabies-day 

National Band & Tag Company is an avid supporter of rabies vaccinations, as a family owned manufacturer of rabies vaccination tags.

2022 orange oval rabies tags for world rabies day

 

 

Vineyard Row ID Tags

Tips For Designing Your Vineyard Row ID Tags

What info are you needing on your tags? We customize the tags with any information you want on them, so you will need to tell us what exactly you want. Usually, our customer’s tags feature info such as: block number, row number, clone, rootstock, grape type, year planted, logo, company name, etc. Knowing what text and artwork you want on your tags will help you in the next step, picking a tag style.

Which style tag should I get? We have multiple tag styles to choose from, but to help narrow it down for you, here are our most popular styles for Vineyard Tags.

  • RECTANGLE TAGS: Style #14ARBOR: 3″x5″ with 5/32″ holes top & bottom. (These tag blanks are kept in stock so they will ship out faster). Style #14: Rectangle with rounded corners, comes in multiple heights/lengths, with the most common being 1-1/4″ x 4″. (Holes are usually are on the left and right side so the tag can be bent around a post and nailed in).
  • ROUND TAGS: Style #116 (1-3/4″) and Style #93 (2″) are our two largest sizes for metal tags. If you want plastic tags, we offer Style #7366 that is 2-5/8″. There are limitations for the customization on plastic tags, but they do come in multiple colors. Please note that plastic tags will not last outdoors as long as our black UV stable aluminum. When ordering, please convey to your sales representative if you want radial or straight text.

Other Design Options:

  • All true-type fonts are available. If you don’t specify, we will pick a basic font for you.
  • Logos and artwork need to be a black and white, high resolution file. Learn more here.
  • QR Codes and Barcodes are also available on metal tags.

If you have any questions about your Vineyard Row ID Tags, please contact us at 859-261-2035 or email us at [email protected], and one of our customer service representatives will assist you.

 

vineyard row ID tag

vineyard row ID tag

Share pictures of your Vineyard Tags in action for the chance to be featured on our website and social media!

2022 Rabies Tags – Order Today!

Paw Finders 2022 rabies tags - orange oval 2020 rabies tags orange oval

Why purchase your 2022 rabies tags from National Band & Tag?

  • We have standard rabies tags and Paw Finders rabies tag options
  • Low-cost leader
  • Manufactured in America
  • Multiple 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

How to place your 2022 rabies tags order:

2022 rabies tags orange ovals and paw finders

 

119th Anniversary – Message from the President

August 15, 2021 is National Band & Tag’s 119th Anniversary!

As we celebrate this year, we’d like to thank our customers and employees for sticking with us through COVID-19.

NB&T’s President, Kevin Haas, says, “When I became President in 2019, I never imagined we’d be tested with something like the COVID-19 pandemic.  But we managed to stay open for our customers, serving multiple essential industries. Even with COVID-19 regulations limiting us, our customers and employees understood, and we all worked together to keep products moving. Keeping everyone safe, following guidelines, implementing cleaning and social distancing were our top priorities. I am so proud of how well my fellow family members and our employees strove to keep everyone as healthy as possible.  COVID-19 slightly delayed our newest product release last year. So, we are all excited about our new Paw Finders option for rabies tags which is rolling out right now. Another innovation in a long line of products providing unique and innovative identification solutions for many purposes. I am thankful to be a part of a company that has been around for 119 years and look forward to helping preserve National Band & Tag’s legacy for the next 119 years to come.”

 

message from the president Kevin Haas 119th anniversary

Meet Kevin

National Band & Tag’s president, Kevin Haas, started in 1989 as the 3rd member of the 4th generation to start working for the family-owned company. He has spearheaded multiple advancements over the years such as developing our laser-etching options across multiple product lines, developing the fusion wing bands product line, automating a portion of our customized stamping process and co-developing the new Paw Finders Rabies Tag feature.  Kevin has helped lead NB&T’s research and development for decades, contributing to National Band & Tag’s vision to be the #1 choice for identification bands and tags.

 

 

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 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 got 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 Code 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.

QR Code Menu tag to scan Stainless Steel QR Coded menu tag on a table

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.