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!
View more examples from our customers here.
If you are looking for a completely custom tag with a professional look, then laser-etched tags are for you! Tags can be sold in small or large quantities. Whether you need 1 tag or 100,000 tags, we can help! National Band & Tag has 25+ years of experience laser etching tags.
You can customize your tags to have text, logos/graphics, barcodes, borders, etc. The laser creates a clean, detailed, image on the tag’s surface. Tags come in all shapes, sizes, materials, and there is virtually no limit to what we can do. Laster etched tags are more durable and will last for years compared to printed tags. National Band & Tag offers quantity discounts, so the more tags you order, the larger the discount! Check out our instructions on how to send us the data for your tags.
- UV Stable (Black), Plain (silver), or Colored Aluminum is available.
- Different Finishes are available for stainless steel. This will affect how your tag looks.
- Light or Dark etching is available.
- Frosted Backgrounds are available to remove the shine from the tag.
- Frosted Backgrounds are available to remove the shine from the tag.
- Barcodes are not available on brass.
- Plastic tags are available in multiple colors depending on the style of tag.
- Style #3602 – Label material is made from military-grade 3M™ 7847 polyacrylic matte black stock for a heavy-duty label.
- Identification Tags
- Asset Tags
- Serialized Tags
- Inventory Tags
- Equipment Tags
- Brand / Property Identity Tags
- and more!
Share your pictures of your laser-etched tags being used for the chance to be featured on our social media!
Narcotics Anonymous Recovery Key Tags represent increments of clean time and allow you to celebrate every milestone. Our NA Key Tags celebrate different lengths of clean time on the front of the tag. The back of the tag is customized with your homegroup name. We offer 3 different options, a Full Set of 1,000 tags, a set of 100 or 200 Key Tags (one color only). These Key Tags are an authentic military-style dog tag with the notch in the tag.
Set of 1,000 Key Tags:
White “Just For Today” – 200 Tags
Orange “30 Days” – 100 Tags
Green “60 Days” – 100 Tags
Red “90 Days” – 100 Tags
Blue “6 Months” – 100 Tags
Yellow “9 Months” – 100 Tags
Gold “1 Year” – 100 Tags
Silver “18 Months” – 100 Tags
Black “Multiple Years” – 100 Tags
Key Tags are available for purchase through our website or through Amazon. If you have any questions about our NA Recovery Key Tags, call us at 859-261-2035 and a customer service representative will assist you.
Are you ready to get your holiday shopping started?
Let National Band & Tag help check off all the holiday hosts and hostesses off your list with Holiday Napkin Rings. Create your own custom pack to decorate any holiday dinner party table this year. Available in red, green, gold and blue, Holiday Napkin Rings come in multiple colors for Christmas, Hanukkah, or just winter seasonal designs. Napkin Rings come in a pack of 8. The 8 napkin rings can have the same design or up to 4 different designs. Holiday Napkin Rings are sold through Amazon for easy and quick checkout. Just click the “Customize Now” button to choose your designs from the drop-down options, and then click the “Add to Cart” button.
Looking for personalized Napkin Rings with names, dates, or logos? Click Here to learn more.
Banded for Life
Did you know, we can create custom duck or goose bands for your proposal, save-the-dates, or wedding favors?
Well, we have a new one to add to the list, Name Card Holders!
One of our creative customers got stamped leg bands and cut slits in the name tags so that they would slide over the sides of the bands. The bands featured below are our Style 1242-20 (5/8″ diameter), Butt-End Bands, in plain aluminum. These are the same types of bands that the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory uses on birds in the wild for research. This couple customized their bands with “Banded On”, the wedding date, and their names. We can customize bands with almost any text. Most couples like to put their wedding date on the second line in a bigger text because then it looks similar to an actual federal band.
Do you have a creative way that you used our bird leg bands? Share in the comments below! To see other ways customers have used bird leg bands, check out our blog.
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.
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 – Style 1510S
Available in individual packs or packs of 100.
How to use the Keysie:
Memorial Day is coming up, are you getting ready to open your community pool? Use these pool pass tags to guarantee everyone who is splashing around in your pool is supposed to be there!
Not sure where to get started with designing your pool pass tags? Try answering these few questions to get started:
- Will you need to color coordinate? Different colors for each year will make spotting old passes easy. If you charge different prices based on age or family packages, you might want a different color tag for children and adults.
- Will you need your tags numbered? Tags can be sequentially numbered, so you can assign a specific number for every swimmer at your pool.
- Will you need any attachments? Split ring attachments can turn your pool pass into a keychain that can hang on swim bags.
With over 160+ tag shapes and 11 different aluminum colors, the customization options are limitless. Click here to view all our tag shapes and get started creating your custom pool pass tags.
Are you looking to customize your own geocache? Any of our metal tags can be made without a hole to give it more of a geocoin feel, or you can try pairing one of our O-Ring attachments with it to make it into a keychain. With over 160+ shapes and size tags to choose from, you can customize your geocache to be as unique as you want.
Style 93 – Front & Back
The plain aluminum tag above is our style 93, made with no holes, paint-filled black, stamped with the family’s last name and a serial number on the front, and “Please take me and drop in your next geocache” on the back. (Please note, backside stamping may show through aluminum tags). The black aluminum tags below are laser etched on UV Stable Black Aluminum. Laser etched tags can include a QR Code, graphics, logos, and more. Add a QR Code or website URL along with a serial number to make your geocache trackable. Customize your text on any of our tags to indicate your geocache instructions on whether people can keep it or should move it.
Check out our website to view more tags shapes or contact us at 859-261-2035 for a free quote.
A hunt test is an event where the natural ability and training of gun dogs are tested and evaluated. Hunt tests are organized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), the North American Hunting Retriever Association (NAHRA), and the Hunting Retriever Club (HRC). The AKC awards the titles of Junior, Senior, and Master Hunter for performance in hunt tests. The hunting dogs are put in conditions that are encountered when hunting, and their performance on finding and retrieving birds is how they are rated.
A typical HRC hunt test is divided into two series of evaluations, the land series and the water series. In each series the dogs are evaluated for their natural retrieving desire, memory, marking ability, and obedience to their handler’s commands.
NB&T manufactures Hunt Test Bird Leg Bands, which these competitions use as giveaways to the winners to go on their lanyards. Check out these examples below of our Butt-End Bands that different hunting clubs have used.
Style 1242-24 Aluminum
Style 1242-24 Aluminum
Style 1242-24 Green Aluminum
Style 1242-24 Plain Aluminum
Style 1242-24 Plain Aluminum
Style 1242-14 Gold Aluminum
Brass Tags are just one of the types of metal tags that NB&T offers. There are multiple reasons that an industry may require brass tags over other materials, such as corrosion resistance and ability to be used in high-temperature situations. Other industries may prefer brass tags because of their decorative, ornamental look.
Below is a list of some industries and applications that National Band & Tag serves with our brass tags.
- Automotive / Radiator Repair
- Coal Mines / Mining Supply Stores
- Industrial Suppliers / Distributors of: hydraulics, mechanical cylinders, lubrication equipment, air tools, hoists, presses, slings, wire ropes, harnesses, hoses, gaskets, cable, MRO/OEM parts and accessories.
- Fasteners, pipes, valves, fittings, flanges
- Hardware stores
- Surveyors and Surveying Supply Stores
- Office Supplies
- Electrical appliances and contractors
- Electrical Supply Stores
- Remanufacturing of electrical-mechanical equipment
- Transformer and substation apparatus installations, services, repair
- Utility pole markers
Dog & Cat
- Leather Dog Collar Manufacturers
- Rabies Tags
- License Tags
- Memorial Tree Tags
- Species I.D. Tags
Promotional and other uses
- Museum Plaques
- Mail Box Name Plates
Not sure how to design your tag? Check out some examples from our other brass tag customers:
With a little bit of artwork and creative imagination, any tag can be made into a keychain. Keychains make great giveaways for charity events, businesses and more. Company logos, phone numbers, websites, QR Codes and more may all be utilized to create the perfect tag for you.
How to create your perfect keychain:
These house shaped tags can be custom stamped with your company’s name, phone number, address, website, or any other information you need! Keychains make great promotional items for realtors to give to new home owners. These tags are also useful for:
- Apartment complexes
- Retirement communities
- Vacation rental homes
- Rental Houses
- And more!
Make sure your tenant or new home owner always has your information on hand with a keychain customized with your information. Three different sizes of house shaped tags are available, along with over 150 other shapes to choose from!
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!
While everyone is excited for New Year’s, first, let’s look back at some of the highlights of 2016:
- 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
- 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.
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!
Create a completely custom set of metal Napkin Rings for any occasion! Now available to be laser etched with names, dates, logos, monograms, and more. Available with a monogram, names, or initial in a pack of 8 for $25. For completely customized sets (logo, name and dates, images, etc.) or for bulk orders, please call for a quote.
The pack of 8 custom napkin rings make great gifts for:
- Bridal parties
- House warmings
- Engagements parties
Or get them in bulk to personalize large events such as
- Corporate gatherings
- Church fundraisers
- Retirement parties
For the pack of 8 just fill out the order form here: https://nationalband.com/customized-napkin-rings-style-14nr
For bulk orders give us a call at 859-261-2035 or email us at [email protected]
NB&T has been stamping metal bands and tags for over 113 years. We specialize in stamping sequential numbering and laser etching custom, or non-sequential numbering. When you need every tag to have unique information on it, consider our laser etching service. Laser etching is an affordable alternative to stamping. The surface etching created by the laser is suitable in most environments and applications.
Your list of assets can be etched into individual metal or plastic tags for high visibility, better security, safety, compliance, inspections or just getting things organized to help your employees be more productive! This is an electronic process, thus, we do need data formatted as a simple text file. Here’s how to transfer your data.
Our .040” black anodized aluminum is UV stable and works great for long term outdoor applications. We also offer a wide variety of colored aluminum products and stainless steel for those special environments that require this metal. And finally, we also offer a wide variety of plastics which are flexible and can take a great deal of abuse.
Although most of the images created on these materials are high contrast (dark image on a light surface or light image on the dark surface), we can creatively adjust the images for a more striking contrast. There are many effects we can use to create the look you are after as well. Please take some time and browse the galleries on our laser etching page. We have created a large display of examples to help our viewers dream up their ideas!
When you buy customized tags from NB&T, we treat every order like they were your business cards. We want you to be happy with them! How can we layout the image to give you the best impact? The best way is for you to sketch or show us a picture of something you would like it to look like. The old saying a picture is worth a 1,000 words applies here! Looking for custom tags to spruce up your place or to show when something was serviced? Give us a try, our team at NB&T will be happy to help you.
Hundreds of tag shapes to choose from!
Every tag can be unique with your custom information!
Sequential and Non-Sequential Numbering are both available!
We also offer detailed logos!
And… Barcodes are our specialty!
QR (Quick Response) Coded tags have a variety of uses in multiple industries! A QR Code is a barcode that can be scanned by an app on your smart phone that leads to a website.
Here are a few examples of how QR Coded tags are being used by current customers:
Landmarks: These tags are mounted outside of a landmark and allows visitors to scan the QR Code, which then leads them to a website with more information and videos about that specific landmark.
Walking Trails: These tags are usually nailed to wooden posts along a trail in a park or nature preserve. By scanning the code with your phone you are led to a website with more information on the different species of wildlife and plants in the area.
Tree Tags: QR Coded tags on trees can be used on nature trails to inform visitors about that specific species of tree. They can also be used by researchers and tree farmers to collect fruit/nut yield for the year from that tree, as well as for recording age, health, and other valuable information.
Promotional Use: Tags can be given away with a QR Code that leads to your company’s website. This is a great way to remind potential customers of your company and drive them back to your website.
To achieve the best QR Code on your NB&T tag we recommend shortening your URL to increase readability. Try using bitly or tinyurl to shorten your URLs. Ex: https://nationalband.com/custom-laser-etched-tags/ is 50 characters long but http://bit.ly/1f77EEC is only 21 characters long and both lead to the same web page. By cutting the length of the URL by over half, the quality of the laser etched code will be best for long lasting readability. Another way is to buy a shorter URL and then re-direct it to the correct page on your website.
How do you use your QR Coded Tags? Share with us below!
Looking for a durable plumber tag? Do you need a plumber tag that will last? At National Band & Tag, we’ve created great looking, highly visible, semi-permanent plumber tags that come in numerous colors and styles.
Our aluminum Plumber Tags can be custom stamped or laser etched with your company’s info. They can also be packed a couple of ways — either with the spirals attached in a box, or with the spirals unattached in individual plastic bags. Whichever is more convenient for you! These tags are a great alternative to paper tags that tear and deteriorate.
We can make tags for main water shut-off, hot water shut-off, cold water shut-off, gas shut-off, hose bib, rear hose bib, and any other label you may need.
We also proudly contract with New Perceptions, which is an organization for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, to help us assemble our plumber tags when you order them with spirals attached. All their proceeds go to helping fund their not-for-profit.
For pricing and specs, click here. Call us if you have questions or would like to place your plumber tag order today! 859-261-2035
Valentine’s Day is this weekend, February 14th! We love bands and tags here at National Band & Tag which is why in honor of Valentine’s Day we want to share with you some of the more romantic tags our customers have purchased. From wine charms to wedding keychains, any tag can be turned into a monogrammed gift for guests to remember your big day by.
For couples who enjoy hunting together, bird leg bands can be customized like these to the left to become proposal bands or save the date invites!
Share with us any way you used a band or tag in your proposal, wedding, or any kind of romantic Valentine gesture!
We manufacture a variety of tags for multiple purposes, one of those being the industrial and commercial market. There are hundreds of different industries out there, but below are just a few that we cater to. The majority of these industries are required to accurately identify certain objects by law or regulations set up for the safety of the workers. Other industries have realized the time and money that can be saved with proper identification of assets and inventory.
Industries that we serve:
- Appliance manufacturers
- Athletic Equipment
- Audio Visual – Media
- Communication Equipment Manufacturers
- Computer And Electronic Hardware
- Construction Equipment
- Contract Manufacturers
- Electronic Control Systems
- Elevator Installers And Manufacturers
- Equipment Manufacturers
- Food Processing
- Furniture Manufacturers
- Gas Station Equipment Manufacturers
- Government (Federal, State And Local)
- Industrial & Municipal Plumbing Systems
- Industrial Appliances
- Lifting & Rigging
- Lighting Systems
- Measurement/Gauging Equipment
- Medical & Dental
- Military Vehicles & Equipment
- Oil & Gas
- Outdoor Lawn Care Equipment
- Power Generation
- Printing & Publishing Equipment
- Pump Manufacturers
- Recreation (Including A Wide Range Of Clubs)
- Recreational & Commercial Vehicles
- Rigging and Lifting
- Sanitation Systems
- Security Systems
- Tanks And Vessel Manufacturers
- Underground Mining Equipment
- Valve Manufacturers
- Warehouse/Distribution Centers
- Waste Processing Systems
- Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers
We provide specific tags for certain industries such as chain sling and wire rope tags for the rigging and lifting industry. Also available are general tags such as name plates, asset tags, barcoded tags, anti-pilferage seals, electrical cable markers and more that multiple types of industries use.
What type of tags does your industry call for?
721 York Street
Newport, KY 41071, USA
PO Box 72430
Newport, KY 41072-0430, USA
Phone: (859) 261-2035
International Phone: +18592612035
Fax: 859-261-TAGS (8247)
E-Mail: [email protected]