Stainless Steel Eyelets For Zip Wing Bands

National Band & Tag is proud to present our newest upgrade for Zip 890 wing bands, Stainless Steel Eyelets (Style # 890 ESS)!  These new eyelets are more durable than the old aluminum eyelets because this material cannot be easily manipulated. Stainless steel is much harder than aluminum, so if someone tries to remove the eyelet, they won’t be able to without destroying the wing band. This makes the Zip wing band with Stainless Steel Eyelets a truly tamper-resistant wing band. These new eyelets are able to go on the Zip wing bands,  styles 890-2.75, 890-3 or 890-4.

890 ESS stainless steel eyelets on aluminum zip 890-3 wing bands for chickens

To seal the Stainless Steel Eyelets properly, you will need the new Heavy Duty Applicator (Style # 890S HD). This applicator makes sealing the bands easier because it is bigger and provides more leverage. The new applicator (shown below with red handles) is 8-1/4” long with a thicker head. The old applicator is 7-1/4” long with a thinner head (shown below with green handle).

890 ESS stainless steel eyelets for wing bands

Click Here for pricing and more information on Stainless Steel Eyelets.

Keysie – The Easy Keyring Opener

National Band & Tag is now a distributor of Keysie Co. and their new product, the Keysie! Keysie Co.’s motto, “We always found it difficult opening key rings with our fingernails, so we solved the problem”. Never break another nail trying to open a key ring to put a pet I.D. tag on again.

key ring opener

Keysie slides in and locks open your keyring, leaving you with both hands free. And what’s more, it attaches to your keyring, so it’s always there when you need it.

keysie key ring opener

Keysie – Style 1510S

Available in individual packs or packs of 100.

How to use the Keysie:

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A Look Back at 2018

2018 has been a busy year here at National Band & Tag! We’ve been working hard all year on growing our business, creating new products, R&D, and most importantly, providing our customers with identification solutions.

Check out some of our new products, services, and company updates from 2018 that you may have missed.

New Products & Services:

  • Laser etched HIN Tags are now available for a quicker turn-around time compared to stamped HIN tags. Both are on stainless steel and are guaranteed for life.
  • New Colors – Yellow, Purple, and Teal. Limited sizes only. Old material is still available until we run out.
  • New Aluminum Cable Tie – Style 1636. Dimensions are 1″ Body Width, 2″ Body Length, 3 5/8″ Tongue Length, 5 5/8″ Over-All Length, 3/4″ – 1 1/2″ Diameter Adjustment.
  • New laser etching abilities – we purchased a new laser this year which allows us to do so much more design work and shading on tags. If you have a complicated design you want on a tag, contact us for a quote.
  • New Springs, Nails, and Stakes for arboretum tags are available now to fasten your tag onto a tree, or on a stake in front of the tree.
  • New Barcoded Strip-Pak for dog and cat tags. One option is for barcode and number, and the other option is for barcode, number, text and logo. Strip-Pak is a plastic bag with 1 attachment and 1 tag.


Company Updates:

  • National Band & Tag Celebrated our 116th Anniversary on August 15, 2018.
  • We had our 2-year Anniversary acquiring Hasco Tag Company. Some customers who only bought from Hasco every few years are still finding out that we acquired them in 2016. If you are a previous Hasco customer with any questions, please contact us.


See what’s coming up in 2019:

  • NAGA – North American Gamebird Association Annual Educational Conference and Convention. January 14-16 at The DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia.
  • DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition– Booth # 12532, February 5-7 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • NWTF – National Wild Turkey Federation Convention and Sport Show, Booth #1428, February 13-17 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.


Happy Holidays from National Band & Tag!
We look forward to serving your identification needs in 2019.

National Band & Tag will be closed December 24th & 25th for Christmas, and December 31st and January 1st for New Year’s.

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

QR Coded Dog Tag Test

Sign up for the QR Coded Dog Tag Test is now closed. We are not accepting any more participants at this time. Thank You.

How does the study work?
1. Put the tag on your dog’s collar and have your dog wear the tag until May 2019.
2. In mid-April you will receive a short survey and return envelope in the mail. Please fill out the survey and return it along with the tag by May 1, 2019.
3. After we receive your survey results and tag, we will mail you a $20 gift card. There will be a list of gift card options to choose from such as Amazon, Starbucks, Panera, etc. Your survey results will also enter you into a drawing for a chance to win our Grand Prize, a $100 gift card to PetSmart.

Please note: We are only accepting the first 100 dogs that are signed up.

Food Grade Stainless Steel

National Band & Tag’s newest material is a food grade 316 stainless steel material that can stand up to the harsh environments in the food processing industry, marine environments, and laboratory facilities.

Style 14 – 1 7/8” x 3” – Stainless Steel

316 stainless steel is more durable than 304 stainless steel against heat, harsh chemicals, caustics, solvents, and other substances found in the food processing industry. These tags will not corrode away and barcodes will stay readable. 316 stainless steel tags are thicker than 304, which makes 316 great if you plan to weld your tag onto an asset or a piece of equipment.

Try creating a custom asset tag from 316 stainless steel in our most popular tag style 14, rectangle with rounded corners. Available in seven different tag heights, and any length between 2 1/8” and 6”. Text, logos, barcodes, sequential and custom numbering all available to make a tag that meets your needs.

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New Pet ID Tags and Industrial Tag Shapes

Back in May of 2016, National Band & Tag acquired one of our local competitors, Hasco Tag Company. We have completed transferring tag shapes over and you may view all new shapes below.

Listed are the old Hasco style numbers along with the new NB&T style number. If you are an old Hasco customer and don’t see the tag style that you use to get, just give us a call at 859-261-2035 to talk to a tag specialist.

New NB&T Style # Old Hasco Style # Description Price Code
4 901L Arkansas Blue
170 168 Dimple Basket Blue
2 103 Grapes Blue
426 996 1 7/16” Large Oval Blue
226 946 1 1/8” Medium Oval Blue
326 906 1” Small Oval Blue
453 141 Bell Blue
366 119 7/8” x 1 7/16” Rectangle Blue
181 972 ½” x 1 25/64” Oval Blue
215 215XL 1 ¼” x 3 ½” Oval Green
160 150 Dimple Square Blue
5 910 Car Blue
100 902 Round with Tab Blue

Click here for all new tag shapes!

NB&T has over 150 tag shapes for all your identification needs!


Request A Catalog

National Band & Tag has printed full line product catalog available.

To view a digital version, click here.
If you would like to receive a catalog in the mail (United States residents only), please fill out the form below.
For international customers, please contact us at 859-261-2035 to pay shipping costs.

    First Name*

    Last Name*


    Street Address*





    New! Shorter Bird Band Height

    Do you use our 1242 Size 22 butt-end bird bands? You may be interested to know that we’ve created a new shorter version of the same band–Style 1242-22Z. For birds that have shorter legs, this band might be just what you need. It is the same price and inside/outside diameter as the original 1242-22, just 1/8″ shorter.

    short bird band

    Interested in a sample? Ready to order? Call us! 859-261-2035


    A Look Back at 2016

    It has been an exciting and busy time here at National Band & Tag this year! Besides growing our product lines, we also grew our business with the acquisition of Hasco Tag Company back in May. We are very excited to welcome all our new Hasco customers to the National Band & Tag family, and look forward to providing everyone with identification solutions in 2017!

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    While everyone is excited for New Year’s, first, let’s look back at some of the highlights of 2016:

    New Products

    • 505 Ear Tags – This new metal, self-piercing ear tag is the perfect size for sheep, goats, deer, and swine. This ear tag is also used as a Scrapie ear tag for sheep, and is approved by the USDA.
    • Asset Labels – Made of a Military grade 3M™ 7847 polyacrylic matte black stock, labels can be laser cut into any shape or size up to 6” inches. They are completely customizable with logos, text, barcodes and more.
    • Flex-Lok – Hasco’s plastic ear tag line is still available through NB&T.
    • Napkin Rings – Custom napkin rings are perfect for weddings, holiday gifts, and more.
    • New Dog & Cat Tags – We have converted some of Hasco’s dies over and they now have new NB&T style numbers.
    • HIN Tags – Replacement tags should you lose the original or get a new HIN (Hull Identification Number)
    • 1242-22S – A new shorter version of the 1242-22 aluminum Butt-End Band

    New Colors

    • Pink Vinyl – Vinyl plant and tree labels are now available in pink!
    • Turquoise Aluminum – Rabies tags, some industrial tags, and butt-end bands are all now available in turquoise!

    New Family Member

    Back in August we welcomed our 11th family member to the team, Ryan Haas has taken on a sales and account manager role here at NB&T and we look forward to seeing his work next year.

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    Please note our holiday hours: We will be closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s (December 26th – 30th). Have a safe and happy holiday season!

    Batch Anodize Your Tags!

    Need a premium finish for your tags? We can provide that!

    Batch Anodizing is a process of coating the tag once it has been die cut. The color covers the entire surface of the tag, including the edges. This creates a much more finished and refined look to your tag. This process is not a standard option, and will incur more cost, but for certain uses is very worthwhile!

    Golf Divot Tools, showing edges that are fully coated with color.

    Golf Divot Tools, showing edges that are fully coated with color.

    Batch Anodized tags must be made from aluminum material. There is a wide variety of color and pattern options available, however keep in mind that they are not UV stable. Please inquire early about your order as the scheduling of certain colors can sometimes be weeks or months out.

    Click here to read more about Batch Anodizing and to see more examples of Batch Anodized tags!

    We look forward to working with you on your next order — call or email us for more details and pricing.

    New Tag Styles–Now Available!

    Since National Band & Tag acquired Hasco Tag in May, we now have new styles and material available for our customers to choose from. Check out the styles below and let us know which one is your favorite!

    New NB&T Style # Old Hasco Style # Description Price Code Department
    67 139 Acorn Blue Rabies
    182 182 Arrowhead Blue Rabies
    226 946 Oval Blue Rabies
    353 941 Bell Blue Rabies
    363 158XL Large Star Red Rabies
    365 110 Large Bone Blue Rabies
    397 935 Large Texas Blue Rabies
    440 148 1-3/16″ Heart Blue Rabies
    473 143 Large Fireplug Blue Rabies
    959 959L 1″ x 2″ Rectangle Green Industrial
    960 960XL 1″ x 3″ Rectangle Green Industrial


    acorn tag - style 67

    Style 67
    1 1/8″ x 1 3/8″
    Blue Price
    (Hasco Style 139)

    Style 182
    1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
    Blue Price
    (Hasco Style 182)

    tear drop tag - style 226

    Style 226
    1″ x 1 1/8″
    Blue Price
    (Hasco Style 946)

    bell tag

    Style 353
    1 1/8″ x 1 1/4″
    Blue Price
    (Hasco Style 941)

    star tag

    Style 363
    1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″
    Red Price*
    (Hasco Style 158XL)

    Style 365
    1 1/2″ x 1 1/8″
    Blue Price
    (Hasco Style 110)

    large texas tag

    Large Texas (Style 397)
    1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
    Blue Price
    (Hasco Style 935)

    heart tag

    Style 440
    1 3/16″ x 1 3/16″
    Blue Price
    (Hasco Style 148)

    Style 473
    1 5/16″ x 1 3/16″
    Blue Price
    (Hasco Style 143)

    1" x 2" tag

    Style 959
    1″ x 2″
    Green Price
    (Hasco Style 959L)

    1" x 3" tag

    Style 960
    1″ x 3″
    Green Price
    (Hasco Style 960XL)
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    New Aluminum Color – Turquoise!

    turquoise tagWe are excited to share with our customers our newest color that is now available for aluminum bands and tags, Turquoise! This new shade is a happy middle between our blue and green tags and is a bright, fun shade perfect for keychains, pet tags, wine charms, butt-end bands and more!

    Our new turquoise color now makes the 11th colored aluminum option for all our dog & cat tags, other colors include: red, blue, green, orange, yellow, black, white, purple, gold, and plain (silver).

    What do you think of our new colored aluminum option? What color would you like to see next?


    NEW 898-3 Fusion 2D Barcoded Wing Bands

    tab end wingbands barcoded

    At National Band & Tag, our poultry business started with backyard birds in the early 1900s. When neighbors squabbled about who’s birds were who’s, Joseph Haas found a solution in creating different colored poultry leg bands and wing bands. This has evolved a great deal over the years, from adding numbering, to custom stamping of names and farms, to our current offerings that include barcodes, fusion ink, and tamper-resistant seals. Keep reading for more detail on the exciting options we offer in poultry bands today!

    Tab End 898-3: A pre-formed band that’s fast and secure. This wing band can be applied completely by hand, no applicator required! Approximate dimension when closed 3/16” height x 5/8” length.

    Fusion: “Fusion Marked” characters utilize permanent ink for an easy to read, black, contrasting barcode and number. The fusion process on the Tab End and Zip have a 500 band minimum. Tags are available in White, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Purple, Pink, Brown, and Light Gray.

    2D Data Matrix Barcode: The data matrix is superior to the linear barcode for multiple reasons:

    • It can contain up to 2,335 alphanumeric characters, while a linear barcode can contain up to 5 or 6 alphanumeric characters.
    • Data matrixes are great for encoding large amounts of information on a small amount of space, such as a wing band.
    • It is the most secure barcode there is, data cannot be changed or altered once the barcode is created.
    • A 2D data matrix can be scanned with a smart phone or 2D scanner.

    Complete number sequences – No duplicate numbers – No missing numbers – Guaranteed!



    A Look Back at 2015

    happy 2015!National Band & Tag Company has had a wonderful 2015! We have introduced new products throughout the year as well as new features for our existing products and more. Check out the links below to see what you might have missed!

    New Products

    • Split Ring Chain Sling – Joining our chain sling tag line up, this tag is made of galvanized steel and has a split in the ring that can be welded shut.
    • Plumber Tags – Now available laser etched with boxes that can be written in with a sharpie.
    • Size 14 Bandettes – Our largest sized plastic bandette with a 7/8th inch diameter.
    • Wire Bundles – Customized to the length you need between 3” to 20” inches. Available in 304 stainless steel or galvanized steel.
    • Black UV Cable Ties – These cable ties will stand up to UV exposure, are 18 inches long and come in a 50lb bag.
    • 3/16th hand stamps – Our largest sized hand stamp for letters and numbers so that you can stamp tags yourself.

    New Product Features

    • The letter Ñ ñ stamp is now available to be stamped on any band or tag.
    • Laser etched corners and borders can be added to almost any tag to give it a more decorative look.
    • Laser etched inverted logos are a new creative way to show off your company’s logo.
    • Yellow backing on the Write-On Tag (Style 2702) has been removed, the cardboard backing is biodegradable.
    • Zip 892-3 Wing Band, the 1,000 band minimum has been lowered to a 100 band minimum.

    New Services

    Are there any new products, features or services you would like to see from National Band & Tag in 2016? Just let us know in the comment section below or call us at 859-261-2035!


    We’d also like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and many blessings in the New Year!

    Poultry Wing Bands

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    Are you in need of wing bands for your chickens or roosters? Look no further! We offer a variety of wing bands to meet everyone’s needs from breeding, to research, to game birds and more. Whether you need sequential numbering, your company’s name or a barcode, we can accommodate almost any identification need.

    To help you decide which wing band is best for you, view the comparison chart below.

    National Band & Tag Wing Band Feature Comparison Chart
    Wing Band / Features Tamper Resistant Available Bar coded Materials Applicator Fusion Colors Available Other Features
    Tab End Style 898 No Yes Aluminum No Yes 4 different sizes available. Fast and easy to apply.

    Style 890

    Yes Yes Aluminum Yes

    (Style 890s)

    Yes 3 different sizes available. Colored eyelets.

    Style 892

    Yes No Aluminum Yes

    (Style 890s)

    Yes Drawn tube that is similar to an eyelet

    Style 893

    No No Aluminum, Brass, Monel Yes

    (Style 893s)

    Yes Self-piercing


    Wing Band News:nino-tags

    • The Zip 892 use to have a 1,000 band minimum, it has now been lowered to 100 band minimum.
    • Ñ ñ letters are now available for stamping.
    • All wing bands are now available in fusion colors.
    • Free samples available – call today!

    The Zip 890 is one of our most popular wing band styles.

    Share below what your favorite wing band is!

    NEW! Blank Tags Quick Ship

    National Band & Tag’s newest service for the industrial marketplace is the Industrial Blank Tag Quick Ship!

    This new service allows customers to order sets of 100 blank stainless steel tags, up to 10 sets (1,000 tags) and they will be quickly shipped within two business days! As a manufacturer, we produce all our tags in-house, and it typically takes at least a week to manufacture blank tags. But we listened to our customers and we responded, with a way to get your blank tags faster!

    We currently have three different sizes available for the quick ship service: 1” x 3” inches, 1.25” x 3 inches, and 1.5” x 3” inches.

    Our .030” stainless steel tags have a type 304 2B finish, which is dull, not attracted to magnets and is non-corrosive.  Tags also come with two 1/8” holes on the right and left side. This is our most popular hole size and is great for making tags easily attachable to pieces of equipment, pallets, shelves, and other assets.

    Blank tags allow you to stamp or engrave your own information on-site when you need it, such as serial numbers, dates, inspection checks, inventory counts, and more! Click the link below to be taken to the online order form for the Industrial Blank Tag Quick Ship!

    stainless steel rectangular blank tags