Get Attached: Wearing or Attaching Laminated Name Tags
Are you having trouble keeping track of items – or people? Laminated name tags are a visually identifiable way to keep track of items or persons during travel or large events.
Types of Attachments:
Clear Plastic Loops – These jelly-like loops are quick and easy to use. To thread onto a slotted tag:
Push one rounded end through the slot, then up through the opposite round end of the loop.
Pull the threading end to fix the loop to the tag.
Repeat the process using the tag as the threading end to attach to luggage.
Metal Clips are quickly attached to a slotted tag by simply pinching open, then releasing to grip the tag. Some clips come equipped with a small plastic strap, which threads and snaps through a tag’s slot, leaving the clip available to clip onto clothing.
Neck Lanyards – In addition to a variety of colors and strap styles, neck lanyards come with multiple attachment styles. The two most common styles are a swivel J-hook or a bulldog clip, which operates much the same as the metal clips discussed earlier. To attach a tag to a swivel hook, pinch the straight piece that presses against the lower tip of the “J,” thread it through the tag hole, then release to close.
What kind of tools can I use to punch holes or slots in my tags?
Swivel J-hook lanyards can be attached to items simply punched with a round hole punch. However, clear plastic loops and metal clip attachments work best with tags that have a slot – a rounded rectangular shaped hole. Rounded holes can be punched using a simple hand-held punch found in most office and craft supply stores
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