There are hundreds of uses for custom name tags and name badges. On top of that, there are infinite configurations a badge can take on, potentially making it difficult to choose a shape, size, and design for your name badge program.
We've just about seen it all when it comes to name badges and identification and know it can be tricky to know what combinations are best for your business type, so we've compiled some recommendations to get you started.
Reusable Name Badges
When turnaround is high, it's always a great idea to go with a reusable name badge. We have numerous options in reusable badge systems to choose from.
The Overlay Print System uses a label printer. Simply peel off your label and apply another one when you need to using the pre-printed guidelines with a patented texture. Overlay badges are available in metal, plastic, and wood.
The Write On System is just as it sounds: use a permanent marker or a chalk marker to add character and color to your badges. The chalk markers are water soluble and wipe off easily with a damp cloth. The permanent marker ink can be removed with either alcohol or Remark Remover.
Event & Conference Name Tags/Badges
The most common event badges and conference name tags we produce are plastic slot-punched badges paired with a lanyards or a bulldog clip. The result is a sleek, low-profile badge that hangs around the neck and can be used for quick identification of conference attendees, event staff, or school or university staff.
Lanyards are available with breakaway attachment, which is great for amusement parks, ski hills, and factory settings where you may be concerned about your lanyard getting caught on something.
General Business Name Tags/Badges
No matter what kind of business you're creating name badges for, you can't go wrong with a simple, no-nonsense metal badge.
One of our most popular styles is the Classic Beveled Metal Badge. The brushed beveled metal with the brushed metallic face plate is timeless. It's the name badge that started it all. It's a classic, minimal design that looks great with all apparel—from suits and sport coats to aprons, polo shirts, and t-shirts.
Perfect for businesses that needs polished and professional badges, including dental name tags, medical office name tags, real estate agent name tags, and more.
If your branding reflects a rustic, warm, or outdoorsy feel, then one of our wood badges may be the choice for you. Try wood badges in an oval, rectangle, or specialty shape.
If you want a colorful or more affordable badge with vibrant full color graphics, explore your plastic name badge options. We have a huge assortment of colors and shapes to help take your badge program to the next level.
These on-trend chalkboard-style badges are very popular for the food service and retail industries—the relaxed look helps curate a creative, laid-back atmosphere allowing your employees to get creative with personalization and allow for reusability.
If you're still not sure which badge is right for you, we recommend starting with a material or shape and experimenting with different styles in the Name Badge Designer.