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

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.

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].

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.


LDAR Tags To Meet EPA Standards

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

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.

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]

Laser Etched Brass Tags: Frosted vs Non-Frosted

National Band & Tag has a new laser machine that now allows us to successfully laser etch on brass tags. When placing your laser etched brass tag order, you now have the choice of a “frosted” surface. “Frosting” means removing the shine that brass has, to make it easier to read. The examples below on the left with a more yellow look are frosted, and the darker brown samples are regular brass. Brass is hard to take a picture of because of how shiny the material is. The shine will not work in certain environments, so for an additional charge, we can remove it for you. This allows you to have all the benefits of brass material, without the shine.

brass laser etched tags

rectangle brass tags with custom text

round brass tags with text and number laser engraved

Not sure if brass tags will work in your environment? Contact us for tag samples to test before you buy. If you have any questions, comment below and our in-house laser etching expert will respond. Learn more about “frosting” on stainless steel and aluminum material here.

Rigging Gear Inspection Problems

In Wire Rope Exchange’s November/December 2018 issue, the article, “The 6 Most Common Problems Found During A Rigging Gear Inspection” by Mike Close talks about multiple ways that rigging inspections can shut down or delay production time for companies. The problems range from broken hardware, damaged slings, to broken wires, but the #1 most common problem with rigging equipment is missing or illegible identification tags. OSHA requires tags to show manufacturer information, workload limits (WLL), and the lifting capacities for different sling hitches and angels. For other certain types of rigging, even more tag requirements may be needed.

Once a tag is illegible or removed, the sling is no longer able to be used and must be removed from service. National Band & Tag provides heavy-duty aluminum and stainless-steel tags for both wire ropes and chain slings. Our tags are stamped into the material, so they stand up longer in the grease, dirt, and abusive environment than non-metal tags.

wire rope tag

chain sling tag

If you are a wire rope or chain sling manufacturer receiving too many complaints about your company’s tags falling off or becoming illegible, give us a call for a free quote on custom stamped wire rope tags and chain sling tags.

Increase Your Barcode Readability: NEW “Frosted” Background for Stainless Steel Barcoded Tags

Looking for higher readability in your stainless steel barcoded tags? Our new laser machine allows us to create a “frosted” white background around the barcode that removes the shine from stainless steel, allowing for a higher contrast. Higher contrasting barcodes read better, easier, and faster! All stainless steel and plain aluminum tags that have a barcode with automatically get the frosted background. Frosting is also available around text and logos, or to create a blank square upon request.

stainless steel tag with barcode

These frosted barcoded stainless-steel tags are useful for industries such as food processing, medical, laboratory, chemical, textile, and petroleum. In harsh environments such as these, stainless steel is necessary because of its non-corrosive aspects. Stainless steel tags with frosted barcodes will continue to scan and read for years.

Check out these samples below of how current customers have used frosted backgrounds on their tags:

round stainless steel tag with barcode rectangle stainless steel tag rectangle stainless steel tag rectangle stainless steel tag

Label your Main Water, Hot Water, Gas Shut-Offs and More

Plumber Tags aren’t just for plumbers anymore! While these tags can be used by plumbing companies, and come stamped with their information on the tag, basic shut-off tags and blank tags are also available for those who want to identify shut-offs in their house, office, or rental properties.

In an emergency, such as when a pipe bursts in your home, being able to turn off your main water quickly can help control the amount of damage done to your home. Plumber Tags help make turning off the correct valve easier.

plumber tag

For new homeowners, we offer a smaller variety pack, exclusively sold through Amazon. The small variety packs allow for labeling critical shut-off points in your house. Click the pictures below to view on Amazon.

Padlock Meter Seal & Cable Seals

Simplify your inspection process by adding visual recognition to your procedure. Our new Padlock Meter Seal and Cable Seal can be used on water meters, gas meters, electric meters, and more. These new inspection seal products come in multiple colors: Red, White, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange. They can also be laser marked with two lines of text.

 

Style R1711
15” Cable Seal
(minimum order of 3,000)

padlock / meter seal

Style R1710 
Meter Seal / Padlock Seal
3” x 7/8”
(minimum order of 2,000)

padlock meter seal

Tags for the Automotive and Automotive Aftermarket Industries

The automotive industry has a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, and selling of motor vehicles. It is one of the world’s most important economic sectors by revenue.

The automotive aftermarket includes the maintenance and repair of various services and parts such as changing the engine oil, gear oil, brake oil, etc.

Below are what our current automotive customers are buying based on what they are manufacturing, repairing, or building for vehicles.

Asset Tags for Vehicle Manufacturers:

  • Style 14 – Rectangular shape with rounded corners that can be customized in height and width to fit your needs.property ID tag for the automotive industry

Motor Manufacturers:

  • Style 1610 – Flat end wire markers that come in different materials and thicknesses.
  • Style 1615 – A Tongue and Slot Cable marker that can be variable in size.
  • Style 115 – 1 3/8” round tag with a 1/8” hole, fastened with Style 1525 (12” inch SS Wire) –
  • Style 141 – Oblong tag that can be customized in height and width to fit your needs.
  • Styles 2702W1 / 2702W2 / 2702W3 – 3 different size write-on tags

motor manufacturing tags

Axle Manufacturers:

  • Style 1609 – Tongue & Slot tag, dimensions are: Body Width: ½”, Body Length: 5/16”, Tongue Length: 4 11/32”
  • Style 1655 – Double hole tongue & slot cable tie
  • Style 141 – Oblong tag that can be customized in height and width to fit your needs.

axle manufacturing tags

Hose Manufacturers & Distributors:

  • Style 1602 – Tongue & Slot tag, dimensions are: Body Width: 7/8”, Body Length: 1 1/2”, Tongue Length: 3 1/16”
  • Style 1606 – Tongue & Slot tag, dimensions are: Body Width: 1”, Body Length: 3/4”, Tongue Length: 3 1/4”

car hoses ID tags

Radiator Repair Shops:

radiator ID tags

View more examples of Automotive Tags Here.