Stamped Logos for Wing Bands

Interested in personalizing your wing bands even more with a stamped logo? Below are a few examples from customers of a custom made steel logo, used to stamp the image into wing bands. There is a one time charge of $200-$500 (or more depending on the detail) to have your stamp block made. We retain the logo for future orders. Logos will last for a very long time when stamping aluminum. However, stainless steel will degrade the life of the logo image, so the logo may need to be replaced over time.


star stamp

The 4 star logos above are available to anyone at no additional fee.
Shown on green aluminum with white paint fill (paint fill is an additional fee).

To get a quote for your custom made logo stamp block, we will need a copy of your logo.

Helpful Hints for submitting your logo artwork.

  • Black and white line art
  • PDF or EPS file type
  • Artwork should scalable (vector file) and as close to actual size as possible
  • Bold lettering is okay if you are NOT getting Paint Fill
  • Outlined lettering is suggested if you ARE getting Paint Fill

Email your artwork to [email protected] to get a free price quote.

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].

Radial Text

A unique option that National Band & Tag offers is radial text or text that goes along the curve of our round tags. Radial text is helpful for fitting lots of text on a small tag, and for fitting text along the tag when there is a hole in the middle of the tag. Curved text is popular for survey tags, tree tags, power pole tags, dog tags, promotional keychains, and more. Contact us today for a free quote on your radial text tags!

Stamped Radial Text – Text is in all caps.

curved text on round tags tree tags

radial text on round tags for key chains

round tags with radial text, survey tags

Laser Etched Radial Text – Logos are available. Different fonts, lowercase, bold fonts can be used.

stainless steel survey washertree tag with Arc text

Custom Laser-Etched Tags. From Text to Logos to Barcodes.

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.

CUSTOM 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.

custom laser etched aluminum, uv stable aluminum, brass and stainless steel
MATERIALS

ALUMINUM:

STAINLESS STEEL:

  • 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.

BRASS:

  • Frosted Backgrounds are available to remove the shine from the tag.
  • Barcodes are not available on brass.

PLASTIC:

  •  Plastic tags are available in multiple colors depending on the style of tag.

LABELS:

  • Style #3602 – Label material is made from military-grade 3M™ 7847 polyacrylic matte black stock for a heavy-duty label.
USES
  • 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!

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

Wet Tumble Your Stainless Steel Tags

We manufacture all our metal tags here in our factory, which means there are different tag finishes that we can provide for our customers.

For stainless steel tags, we like to recommend wet tumbling for a smooth finish. It is only an extra $15/1000 tags (Special Charge H) and it will remove any rough edges on your tag. This is an easy way to ensure that if your tag is dangling and someone grabs it, they will not harm themselves on a sharp edge. If your tag is going to be mounted, then you might not need the wet tumble finish. Polishing is recommended for any stainless steel tags that are going to be used as keychains or be handled often. Not sure which finish is right for you? Just request free samples of each finish here!

Direct from Press
Free – By request
Tags have die-cut edges and are covered in an oil residue.engraved tag oily finish

Dry Tumbled (De-Oiled)
Free- Standard Finish
Oil residue is removed, but tags may have a sharp die-cut edge.engraved tag dry tumbled

Wet Tumbled (Smooth Edges)
$15/a thousand
Oil residue and sharp edges are both removed, can cause some scratches to the tag.engraved tag wet tumbled

Polished (Premium Finish)
Call for quote
Tags are smooth and shiny, with no sharp edges. engraved tag polished finish

What Level of Asset Tracking Do You Need?

Every company has its own way of tracking their assets and inventory. Whether it be by paper or electronically, NB&T can provide a tag solution that will work for you and your system. Follow this simple flow chart with a few basic questions to find out what method of engraving (stamping or laser etching) is best for you. From there, you can see all the tag materials available.

What’s on the tag:

asset tracking tag guide

 

stamped asset tag

Stamped Tag

laser etched asset tag

Laser Etched Tag

hybrid asset tag

Hybrid Tag

 

What material:

Each material is different and has its own specific benefits. We recommend keeping the environment of the tag in mind while choosing your material. Please note that some materials may only come in certain sizes. 

Aluminum: .016” – Plain (silver), flexible, available in limited sizes and up to 6 digits embossed.
Aluminum: .040” – Black UV Stable, guaranteed to last outdoors and in harsh environments for years.
Aluminum: .050” – 1/2 hard temper. (Plain or colored available*)
Aluminum: .064” – 1/2 hard temper. (Plain or colored available*)
Asset Labels: Military-grade 3M™ 7847 polyacrylic matte black stock.
Brass: .014” – Plain, flexible, available in limited sizes and up to 6 digits embossed.
Brass: .036” – Alloy 260 70/30 – 1/2 hard temper
Brass: .040 – Alloy 260 70/30 – 1/2 hard temper
Brass: .064 – Alloy 260 70/30 – dead soft temper
Polyurethane: A durable, yet flexible material, will last outdoors better than vinyl.
Stainless Steel: .031”
 – Type 430 2BA finish (Shiny, attracted to magnet, slightly corrosive)
Stainless Steel: .030” – Type 304 2B finish (Dull, not attracted to magnet, non-corrosive)
Stainless Steel: .048” – Type 304 2B finish (Dull, not attracted to magnet, non-corrosive)
Stainless Steel: .048” – Type 430 2BA finish (Shiny, attracted to magnet, slightly corrosive)
Vinyl: .020″ – A durable, yet flexible plastic material.

*Aluminum Colors: Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, Purple, Turquoise, Gold, Black, White, Plain (Silver)

****SPECIAL MATERIALS MAY BE AVAILABLE. CALL TO INQUIRE****

Paint-Filled Tags

Want your tags to stand out?

White and black paint fill is available to help stamped characters and logos stand out to be highly visible and easy to read!

Dog and cat tags and industrial tags will be an additional $.15 each (per side). All other tags (wing bands, leg bands, mouse ear tags, etc.) are $.06 each (per side).

All of our paint fill is done by hand so we ask for an additional 1-3 weeks on your order, depending on the quantity and size of your tags to be paint filled.

White paint fill is recommended for: red, green, blue, purple, and black colored aluminum tags.

Black paint fill is recommended for: gold, yellow, orange, white, and plain colored aluminum, stainless steel, and brass tags.

Check out the comparison below of tags with and without paint fill!

paint fill black

Black Aluminum with White Paint Fill

paint fill blue

Blue Aluminum with White Paint Fill

paint fill brass

Brass with Black Paint Fill

paint fill gold

Gold Aluminum with Black Paint Fill

paint fill green

Green Aluminum with White Paint Fill

paint fill orange

Orange Aluminum with Black Paint Fill

paint fill plain alum

Plain Aluminum with Black Paint Fill

paint fill red

Red Aluminum with White Paint Fill

purple bone shaped tags

Purple Aluminum with White Paint Fill

paint fill stainless

Stainless Steel with Black Paint Fill

paint fill turquoise

Turquoise Aluminum with White and Black Paint Fill

paint fill white

White Aluminum with Black Paint Fill

paint fill yellow

Yellow Aluminum with Black Paint Fill