Name Tags

A New Look for Sporting the Arches

If you look back over photos of the uniforms fast food employees have had to wear over the years, the word “understated” or “professional” would not come to mind. You’ll see lots of bright oranges and yellows and some unfortunate stripe combinations. And we won’t even get into those paper hats!

The styles were enough to make an employee want to take off their name badge as soon as they punched the clock at the end of their shift.

However, things are changing. According to a McDonald’s survey, more than 70 percent of the restaurant chain’s employees feel that their new uniforms provide a “modern image that they would be proud to wear.”

In collaboration with clothing designers Bindu Rivas and Waraire Boswell, McDonald’s USA recently introduced two new uniform collections for its 850,000 employees. The clothing designs were based on feedback from employees.

The biggest change – other than the solid gray and black color palette – is the addition of a versatile denim apron that can be worn as a half-apron or just from the waist down.

The “Waraire” line includes short- and long-sleeve tees that feature a small McDonald’s logo on the front as well as dark blue button-down shirts with red detailing. The Rivas “Timeless Elements” designs have grey tees, ties, and polos with yellow details.

Boswell is known for dressing actors, talk show hosts and professional athletes. However, he once worked at a McDonald’s restaurant in Pasadena, Calif. and said he wanted to create functional designs “that people would feel comfortable wearing outside of work.”

In addition to his experience as a former employee, Boswell worked with focus groups of current crew members to find out what they would to like to wear to work.

Rivas is a British designer who has developed uniforms for other major brands, including the McDonald’s UK line. “Employees are the face of any brand, and when it comes to uniforms, we knew that McDonald’s restaurant employees wanted something that bridges the gap between fashion and function and it was our job to create a unique apparel line that fits the look of McDonald’s while highlighting the individuality of its crew and managers,” Rivas said in a McDonald’s press release.

Although social media users called the new uniforms “dystopian” and compared then to those worn by Star Wars stormtroopers, McDonald’s USA says they are a hit with its workers.

McDonald’s selected WayToBe, Aramark, and Twin Hill as the distributors of the new collections across the country.

McDonald’s franchise owners have some flexibility in the uniforms they choose for their stores. They also have some leeway in the styles for the McDonald’s name badges they choose. While the size, material, and color of the badges may vary, the badges all feature McDonald’s iconic golden arches. The logo, which has changed several times since it was first introduced in 1952, is one of the most recognizable in the world.

Your Pet Needs A Name Badge

The first Saturday of every April is “Every Day is Tag Day,” sponsored by American Humane, a non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of the nation’s animals. The event is part of a nationwide focus on the importance of pet name tags and microchipping.

Nearly 10 million pets go missing each year in the U.S., according to American Humane. Sadly, only about 2 percent of lost cats and 15 percent of lost dogs without ID tags or microchips find their way back to their owners.

Both pet name tags and microchips need to have current contact information in order for them to be effective. Since pet ID tags can fall off or be removed, a microchip provides another layer of protection. Animal shelter staff members routinely check for microchips on stray animals.

A tiny capsule about the size of a rice grain, a microchip is inserted under the pet’s skin near the shoulder blades. Most shelters and veterinary offices have the equipment to scan the chip’s identification number that can be traced back to the pet owner through an online database. Some large pet stores, like PetSmart and Petco, have scanners as well.

Here are some tips to make Every Day Is Tag Day count for your pet.

  1. Make sure your dog or cat wears a collar with a name tag that includes the owner’s name, current address, and phone number.
  2. Update the tag if you change your address or phone number.
  3. If you are traveling, place a short-term tag on your pet with the phone number of someone who is taking care of your pet and knows how to contact you.
  4. Don’t make the mistake of thinking indoor pets don’t need name tags. Many pets get lost after running out an open door or escaping during a thunderstorm or fireworks.
  5. Don’t take your pet’s tag off because of the clinking noise it makes. Instead, try plastic tags, tag pouches, or personalized collar plates.
  6. Put your pet’s collar back on as soon as possible after a bath.
  7. Don’t rely solely on microchipping. A person who finds your lost pet may not be able to take it to the vet or the shelter to have it scanned. An ID tag is a much easier way for someone to get in touch with you quickly.
  8. Inspect your pet’s tag regularly to ensure the ID tag is legible and in good condition.
  9. Make sure your pet’s collar is fastened securely. For safety reasons, cats should have breakaway collars that will unsnap if it becomes ensnared in branches. If your cat loses its collar, you will need to replace the ID tag as well.

Dogs and cats become part of our families, and we don’t like to think about them getting lost. By equipping your pets with name tags and microchips, you have the best chances of them getting back home to you safely if the unthinkable happens.

What’s on your name badge?

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Paris is the “City of light.” New York City is the “Big Apple.” We often hear nicknames for geographic locations, but people have nicknames too.

By definition, a nickname is a substitute name for a person, place, or thing. Sometimes we choose to use a shortened version of our full name (Ray for Raymond), and sometimes others decide to call us a nickname as a form of affection (Buddy) or to express our character (Honest Abe).

Nicknames also can be foisted upon us without our consent. Do you get frustrated when you write your full name on a name badge, yet people routinely shorten it?

According to work etiquette expert Elaine Varelas, it is perfectly acceptable to politely correct someone who either mispronounces your name or uses a nickname you don’t like.

“If someone uses a nickname without asking your preference,” says Varelas, “you can easily and politely say, “Actually, I prefer to be called Alexandra rather than Alex.”

She adds that it is important to correct the nickname offender as soon as possible before the wrong name takes root with both that person and others. “Most people want to use and pronounce names correctly, so making your preferences known is beneficial for everyone,” Varelas says.

Some nicknames make sense, like Pat for Patrick or Jill for Jillian, but have you ever wondered about the origins of some well-known nicknames? Why are some Williams called Bill? And how did Peggy become a nickname for Margaret? Here’s what we discovered.

Why is Dick a nickname for Richard?

The name Richard was very commonplace during the Middle Ages in England. Shortened versions of the name became popular as a way of distinguishing friends and neighbors from each other. Richard was first shortened to Rich and Rick. Then rhyming variations like Hick and Dick became popular. Dick somehow survived all the way into the 20th century.

What about Bill for William?

The same explanation can be used for how Bill became a nickname for William. Also a popular English name for English boys in the Middle Ages, William was shorted to Will. Will rhymes with Bill. And it stuck through time.

Why is Chuck a nickname for Charles?

This one’s pretty easy. The name Charles in Middle English was “Chukken.”

How did Margaret become Peg or Peggy?

The once name Margaret has been shortened to Meg and Maggie for centuries. The popular name also became the rhyming alternatives of Peg and Peggy.

How did Hank become a nickname for Henry?

One theory is that Hank comes from Hendrick, the Dutch form of the English name Henry.

What about Jack for John?

I’m not sure why a one-syllable name like John needs another one-syllable substitute, but there is a possible explanation. The Normans added “kin” to the end of a name to make a diminutive. Jen was their way of pronouncing John. So, a young John became “Jenkin,” which became “Jakin,” which eventually became “Jack.” Whew!

How does Ted come from Edward?

You’ve probably figured out by now that there was a shortage of first names in the Middle Ages. To differentiate between people with the same name, people did some letter swapping. If a name began with a vowel, such as Edward, people would sometimes add a consonant. So, Ed became Ted. Ted was also a nickname for Theodore, but that’s another story.

Why is Harry a nickname for Henry?

Harry has been a popular variation of Henry since the Middle Ages. Some historians think it began as a mispronunciation of the French “Henri.” Another explanation is that people did some letter swapping to distinguish between all the Henrys.

How does Jim come from James?

Jim and Jimmy have been popular nicknames for James since at least the 18th century. The best guess is creative vowel switching.

Why is Sally a substitute for Sarah?

Creative consonant switching is how Sally became a popular nickname for Sarah in England and France. Today, the original Hebrew name Sarah is more commonplace.

It’s interesting to note that many of these nicknames are not as common today as they once were. But baby names come in cycles, and 2020 statistics show that some “vintage” names (like Hazel, Stella, and Leo) are making a comeback. Will vintage nicknames come back as well? We’ll have to wait and see what shows up on the name tags of the future.




When Brand Names Become Product Names

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When you are ready to launch a new business or a new product, you know you need to put a lot of time and thought into what you call it.


Creating the right name tag can mean the difference between success and failure. Just think, no one was particularly interested in importing the Chinese gooseberry until the New Zealand produce company Turners and Growers renamed it the “kiwifruit” in 1959.


But some product names are such a good match that consumers start using the brand name for the product or service itself. Kleenex is one example. Although it is a registered trademark of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Kleenex has become synonymous with “tissue.”


Google is another well-known victim of this so-called genericization. The Oxford dictionary added the verb “google,” meaning to search for something on the internet, in 2006.

Did you know that many everyday items, including zippers, kerosene, and windbreakers, were once trademarked brand names? The genericization of a brand name is a double-edged sword. On one side, have the satisfaction of knowing your brand is well-known and successful.


However, the downside is that you can experience brand dilution. Brand dilution occurs when the image of your product is weakened through overexposure or overuse. Some companies have lost the legal protection of their trademarked product name badges due to their widespread popularity.


Here is a list of 20 famous names that have become genericized.


  1. Jet Ski. Kawasaki Heavy Industries owns the rights to this name for a personal watercraft.


  1. Bubble Wrap. Sealed Air Corporation’s trademarked name for its cushiony packaging.


  1. Onesies. Gerber owns the rights to the name of their baby bodysuits.


  1. Jacuzzi. This company, which also makes faucets and toilets, is associated with its hot tubs.


  1. Crock-Pot. This company initially developed its slow cooker for beans.


  1. Escalator. The Otis company lost its trademark name for its moving stairway in 1950 in part because it has used the term in a generic way in its own marketing.


  1. Chapstick. Pfizer owns the rights to this brand name for its lip balm.


  1. Popsicle. The Unilever company says the generic term for their product is ice pop, freezer pop, or frozen pop.


  1. Q-Tips. I don’t know anyone who says cotton swabs, do you? But Unilever owns the Q-Tip brand today.


  1. Scotch Tape. The real Scotch “Magic Tape” is only made in Hutchinson, Minn. The other stuff you buy is simply adhesive tape.


  1. Sharpie. Permanent markers precede the Sharpie brand, but the name “Sharpie” has stuck in the consumer’s collective mind.


  1. Tupperware. This brand of storage containers got its name from Earle Silas Tupper, its creator.


  1. Velcro. You may see other brands of hook and loop fasteners, but the chances are good that you’ll call it Velcro. However, it is the trademarked name for Swiss electrical engineer George de Mestral’s invention.


  1. Weed Eater. Husqvarna Outdoor Products has the rights to this well-named gardening tool.


  1. Wite-Out. Bic says you should call a competitor’s product “correctional fluid.” The company also says the ingredients for this product are top-secret.


  1. Band-Aids. Do you ask for an adhesive bandage when you have a cut? I didn’t think so. Johnson & Johnson manufactures the “real” Band-Aids.


  1. Taser. TASER International holds the trademark for this electroshock weapon.


  1. Dumpster. The Dempster Brothers Inc. combined their name with the word “dump” to create the Dempster Dumpster brand.


  1. Xerox. Despite the Xerox company’s efforts to stop people from using their brand name as a substitute for the word “photocopying,” people still do it.


  1. Styrofoam. The Styrofoam name is a trademark of the Dow Chemical Company. It uses the foam material for insulation and water barriers, not plates, cups, or coolers.


This list is just the beginning. We could go on and on. So, what can you do to keep your brand name from becoming “generified?”


In an interview with Vox, creative strategist Rachel Bernard says, “I have a lot of clients that say, “I want to be Kleenex! I want to be Google!” But for every one of those, there are hundreds and hundreds that have actually lost their trademark.


‘”Trampoline” used to be somebody’s trademark, but through that process, they eventually lost it. It’s a cautionary tale that I have to tell lots of clients, but everybody is optimistic and thinks they’re going to be Google and not “trampoline.” It’s very hard to police consumer language.”






Dog Tags — The military’s custom name tags

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If you watch closely in many Civil War movies, you’ll notice soldiers solemnly pinning pieces of paper or fabric to their clothes before a battle. Some marked their uniforms with stencils, and others carved their names into pieces of wood that they wore around their necks.

Despite these efforts, historians estimate that half of the troops lost in the Civil War (1861-1865) were unaccounted for or marked as “unknown.” Of the more than 17,000 soldiers buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, the largest Union cemetery, nearly 13,000 graves are marked this way.

As the nation grieved, the concept of a military identification disc or metal name tag caught on.

In 1899, Army Chaplain Charles C. Pierce recommended that the U.S. Army uniform include circular identification disks. His plan went into effect seven years later when the Army issued half-dollar-sized metal tags etched with a soldier’s name, rank, company, and regiment or corps. The men wore their tags around their necks on a cord or chain tucked inside their uniforms.

In July 1916, a second disc was suspended from the first one with a short string or chain. The idea was that one tag would remain with the body while the other was removed for record-keeping and burial.

The Navy added I.D. tags a year later as the U.S. entered World War I. The Navy name tags had “U.S.N.” etched on them and included the date of birth and enlistment. The back of the Navy tags also featured an etched print of the sailor’s right index finger on the back as a safeguard against accident or misuse. (The Navy dropped the fingerprint from its tags during World War II.)

The Marines also issued I.D. tags in World War I; these tags were a combination of the Army and Navy styles.

Historians note that I.D. tags weren’t used in the years between the two world wars but were reinstated in May 1941 with one big change – the use of mechanical stamping.

Military I.D. tags are now considered an official part of the uniform. The modern tag is a rounded cornered rectangle made of a nickel-copper alloy that contains a person’s name, rank, service number, blood type, and religion (if desired).

Even though there are more advanced means of identifying a body – such as D.N.A. testing — these so-called dog tags have become part of the culture.

But why are they called “dog tags?” The obvious answer is that the tags look like the metal disks we place on dog collars to identify our pets. Some accounts say the nickname took hold during World War II when draftees complained of being treated like dogs.

Army Historical Foundation records describe newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst as another possible source. In 1936, in response to a rumor that the newly-formed Social Security Administration was going to distribute personal identification name tags to Americans, Hearst denounced them as “dog tags.”

No matter how the nickname took hold, these military name tags appear to be here to stay.

What’s in a name?

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“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Juliet muses about the bitter rivalry between her family and Romeo’s family. She implies that the couple’s young love is more important than the feud. It’s one of Shakespeare’s more famous lines, but it brings to mind some thought-provoking questions. Just how important is our name? How does our name shape our identity?

There is good reason many parents spend months pouring over baby name books in anticipation of their baby’s birth. A name can have a profound effect on a child that lasts well into adulthood, according to a growing body of research.

A study led by psychologist David Figlio of Northwestern University in Illinois broke down millions of names from birth certificates into their phonemic components and began finding behavioral patterns. “There is a reason why baby name books are extremely popular,” Figlio said in an interview with LiveScience. “We’re always trying to think about the first bit of a child’s identity and, so if we as a society pay a lot of attention to names, it makes a lot of sense that people’s names might influence how they think about themselves and the way in which people might think about them.”

British study conducted by of 3,000 parents suggests that one in five parents regret the name they chose for a child of a name’s unique spelling. One in 10 parents reported that while they thought the unique name sounded cool at the time of their child’s birth, they said the novelty had worn off.

Why is a name so important? According to the Institute for the Study of Child Development‘s research, hearing or using your own name is a form of “self-representational behavior” that is akin to recognizing your image in a mirror, describing your appearance, or explaining your mental state.

Do you know how you perk up when you hear your name in a crowded, noisy place? Researchers have discovered that the sound of our own name causes specific activation patterns to occur in the medial prefrontal cortex of the brain. This part of the brain is responsible for many of the functions that make you a unique individual – your emotions, for example. Scientists say that we cannot necessarily control this part of the brain, but that our brain reacts in recognizable patterns that reflect our personality.

Using a brain scanner, researchers observed a powerful reaction when study participants heard their own names. In fact, the response was so powerful that researchers could even recognize it in patients who were in a persistent vegetative state (PVS). These patients cannot move or speak, yet their brains responded to the sound of their names.

Why is this research important? It demonstrates the value of learning and using someone’s name. When we hear our own name, it really can be music to our ears.

One easy way to foster the use of names in your business is with name badges. That way, employees can learn and use each other’s names faster. Clients and customers – both prospective and current – also will become accustomed to using your staff’s names if they wear  Name Badges

And if you are expecting a baby, you might want to rethink that very unusual name, such as like Elon Musk’s son’s name, X Æ A-12. You – and your child – are likely to regret it.





Excuse me. Do you work here? Five reasons why employee name badges are important

Sam Walton, the founder of the retail giant, was a big believer in Name tags. From its inception, Walmart has required all employees, including hourly workers on up to executives, to wear them. Reportedly, even Walton himself wore one. In 2015, Walmart U.S. COO Judith McKenna announced that her company was bringing back the original “Our People Make the Difference” phrase on its badges. “These words are just as important today, and to our future, as they ever were,” she said when making the announcement.

We see name tags on workers as far-ranging as nurses to baristas and journalists to concierges. Depending on the profession, these name badges can simply offer a first name and a company logo or include full name, position, and bar code.

But why do so many companies require their employees to wear name tags? Here are five important reasons.

Offer customer service. We’ve all been in the situation when we’ve hesitated to ask for help in a large retail store because we weren’t sure if someone was an employee or another shopper. Name tags immediately identify an employee to your customers. They also allow the customer to call a worker by name, making the experience more personal.

Increase motivation. In the same vein, an employee wearing a name tag feels a heightened sense of responsibility to offer excellent service. When you wear a badge with your name on it, you feel like a member of a team. Name tags also help other employees learn new staffers’ names more quickly, adding to the workplace environment.  Some workplaces allow their employees to customize their name tags by adding small stickers or badges that reveal their interests or personality.

Enhance security. Nametags are a quick and easy way to see who works somewhere and who doesn’t. When employees must present their nametags either to a security guard or to a scanner, it allows a company to monitor who enters the property.

Break the ice. Sometimes nametags can spark discussions that might not otherwise have taken place. Let’s say your sales team is attending an out-of-town event. Having your hometown printed on the nametag could prompt a potential customer who is from that town to start a conversation. That spark could lead to a sale. If your team travels internationally, placing the wearer’s home country on the name badge can draw attention from people who hail from the same nation. Some professionals, such as real estate agents, find that wearing their nametag on a regular basis when they are out and about in the community attracts new business.

Boost your brand. Nametags are an important piece of advertising that pays for itself over and over again. Nametags serve as a wearable business card, including your logo and your motto, in addition to a person’s name. If your team wears their company nametags while volunteering at a community event, it can help build goodwill for your people and your entire organization. You also can alter or enhance nametags to reflect certain promotions and campaigns to gain customer interest.

When you look at all the advantages of employee name tags, it’s easy to see why companies of all sizes and across many industries make this relatively small – but significant — investment.

Five Hacks for Remembering Names

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It’s one of those moments when you want to just disappear. You run into someone you’ve met, but you can’t remember their name. You may smile and nod and share pleasantries on the outside, but you are panicking on the inside. If only they were wearing a name tag!

How can you recall a person’s face and even where and when you met but not their name? You’re not alone. Forgetting someone’s name is a common occurrence, and the bad news is that it can increase with age. The good news is that you can help train your brain to remember names. Here are five name memory hacks.

Use repetition. Your memory gets a boost when you give it multiple sensory clues. Get into the habit of saying that new acquaintance’s name aloud after introductions. “I’m very glad to meet you, Anna,” is one example. Then use the name a few times in the conversation and then again when you say goodbye. “See you at next month’s meeting, Anna!”

If the person is wearing a name badge, you can boost your memory by looking briefly at the name in print. If you’re attending a virtual meeting, taking a moment to write down the speaker’s name will add another sensory layer.

Make connections. Finding a way to connect the person’s name with someone or something else you know is another tip. You could use alliteration like “Ryan runs” if you learn the person is a runner like you. Or another example is Terri from Tacoma if the two of you share a hometown. Creating images that go with the name can also help. Does Sandy have sandy-colored hair? Does Mr. Baldwin have a bald spot? Experts say another hack is to connect the person’s name with someone else with the same name. It could be a celebrity (Hugh – like Hugh Jackman) or a relative (Maureen just like Aunt Maureen).

Pay attention. We live in a very distracting world, and, as a result, we often allow our minds to wander in the midst of a conversation. “A lot of people blame their forgetfulness on their retention,” says Jim Kwik, memory expert and founder of Kwik Learning in an interview with CNBC. “It has nothing to do with their retention. It has to do with them paying attention.”

When you force yourself to stay present in a conversation, you will be able to focus and remember details better. Listen more than you talk and put away your phone while you are having a conversation.

Make the decision to remember. Many memory experts say that we need to put more effort into developing your memory skills. “If you make a conscious decision that you are going to remember names because you care about the people you meet, you will immediately become much better at doing it,” according to Keith Ferrazzi, founder of the research institute Ferrazzi Greenlight, in a interview

At the end of a networking or social event, take the time to go over the names of people you’ve met. Jot down some notes, including the names and a few details about each person.

When all else fails, ask. If you cannot recall a name, it’s okay to admit it. Say something brief like, “I’m so sorry, but would you please remind me of your name?” Then follow the previous steps so that you don’t forget it again. You could then follow up with, “Of course, Maddie, I remember you led in sales for your team last quarter” to show that you value and remember the person. You just had a brain hiccup on their name.

Dale Carnegie, author of the influential book How to Win Friends and Influence People, wrote, “Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” So, don’t fall back on the tired old excuse of “I’m just bad with names.” When you listen better and care more, you’ll be able to avoid those awkward “blank” moments we all hate.



5 Industries Where Employees Need Custom Name Badges

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Does your company need custom name badges? There are a wide variety of industries where employees should have name badges. You can customize them to include your company logo, an employee photo, and more.

Having custom name badges can improve the security of your business, as well as make both employees and customers feel more comfortable. 

Name Badges for Hospitality

In the service industry, name badges are a must. In food service, hotels, and even delivery services, employees will interface with customers directly. People feel more comfortable when they know the names of the employees that are assisting them. Often, hospitality companies solicit feedback from customers about their experience. If they know the names of employees, they can voice specific compliments or concerns. 

Name tags with the company logo also provide a layer of security and help to display your brand name. You shouldn’t lose a chance for some extra marketing!

Healthcare and Wellness

For healthcare workers, it is essential that all employees wear a name badge with a photo ID. Doctors, nurses, and all hospital workers should be easily identifiable at all times. This ensures patient safety and provides a more personal touch. Visiting the doctor or being hospitalized can be stressful – feeling a personal connection to your healthcare worker can help.

The need for name tags extends to other health and wellness companies as well, such as chiropractors, fitness instructors, and massage therapists. Add some professionalism and brand awareness to your employees’ uniform with a custom name badge.


In retail, as in hospitality, name badges are a must. You want your customers to feel a connection with your employees, and being on a first-name basis can fill this need. For large retailers, name tags also help create a relationship among employees and between employees and management. 

Media and Journalists

Journalists and others in the media industry need custom name badges. When journalists arrive at a location to work on a story, they need to be able to verify their identity. This type of name tag is often referred to as a press pass, and can grant access to places where a regular person is not allowed.

You want your journalists to be welcomed and given access to the information they need. The credibility afforded by a name tag will aid in this process. 

Non-profit Organizations

Customer-facing non-profit organizations need name badges as well. Don’t skip this step simply because you are a small company, or think they aren’t necessary. Name badges with logos help get your name out there, and can ensure the clients you are interacting with feel at ease. 

For non-profits who host volunteers, custom visitor name badges will help differentiate them from clients and staff. 

Order Your Name Badges Today

Quick Badge and Sign Inc. has a huge selection of name badge options, and we can custom make any badge you need. Our online ordering process is quick and easy, but if you need to discuss custom options, contact us. Our friendly team is available to find the solution that is best for you. 

Different Types of Name Badges and the Benefits of Each

There is so much variety on the internet, and name badges are no different. When you think about name badges, it can be hard to choose what kind of name badge you want. There are a lot of different options to think through. These include magnetic name badges, photo badges, frame badges – you get the idea!

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Why Should You Invest in Name Badges in the First Place?

1. People enjoy hearing their name

According to psychology, a person’s name is subconsciously the most important word to them. There is nothing better than the feeling that you made a good impression when someone remembers your name and says it aloud.

2. You won’t ever have to forget anyone’s name again

 Nobody enjoys forgetting names. It’s embarrassing, and it makes the person whose name you forgot feel insignificant. Name badges are a fantastic way to avoid this social no-no. 

3. It makes your employees feel important (because they are!)

Name badges make employees feel like they are a part of the company they work for. We all enjoy feeling like part of a community or a team. It gives your business cohesiveness when name badges are in the mix.

4. Guests can quickly identify your employees

With name badges, guests of your business can quickly identify employees, if needed. This is helpful if they want to notify a manager of excellent customer service 

5. It adds security

Photo identification name badges are especially important when there are serious security matters involved at a company. You want to feel safe at your business. 

6. Name badges help with branding

Name badges are a great way to establish a brand or a business. Add your company’s logo to all of your name badges, and people will be sure to remember you. 

If you don’t know what type of name badge to go for, these are some of the kinds of name badges we offer here at Quick Badge and Sign Inc and the benefits of each. 

The Magnetic Name Badge

The magnetic name badge attaches to any type of clothing without damaging the fabric.

Magnetic name badges are designed to be mobile, which makes this an excellent option for service industries, such as restaurants or hotels. Magnetic name badges are also a good idea for special occasions, events, networking functions, or any time that people have to be mobile and on their feet. A magnetic holder can make a good addition to any name badge. 

The Metal Name Badge

Our metal name badges are of the highest quality. They are a lot more durable than a sticker name badge, or any other type of fabric. The metal name badge option is perfect for hotels and restaurants because it gives a polished look to any uniform. They look a lot more professional than a sticker name tag. However, be careful with the type of metal you decide on purchasing. Some metals can bend, break, or scratch easily. 

Each metal badge is frosted, die-cut, and etched. They are finished with a glossy edge to make them stand out. We insist on jeweler-quality .040 Solid Brass and Solid Nickel. Lower quality .020 products tend to bend or warp over time. Other companies use gold or silver “coated” cast metal then paste a plastic cover plate on the face of the badge. Our Solid Brass and Nickel tags are made to last and make an impression.

Framed Name Badges

If you want to add some sophistication and style to your name badges, consider investing in a framed name badge. A framed name badge gives any badge the class it deserves. Framed name badges are also a fantastic option for when you want your employees to look their best. When you order from us, you also have the option to design your name badge first and add a frame later. 

Dome Name Badges

For some extra protection, consider a dome name badge. The dome name badge gives any badge some additional coverage and scratch resistance, offering a more polished look. Our dome name tags are available in Aluminum. Clear dome cover badges are available in gold, silver, and white.

Photo Identification Badges

Give your name badges a little extra security with photo identification. Photo ID badges are perfect for high-security jobs, buildings, and events. 

Visitor Badges and Visitor Identification

Visitor badges are an excellent way for people to get to know a company’s guests. Whether it’s for a quick meeting or someone visiting for the day, people like to have their names heard in any setting. Never forget your visitor’s names again with a visitor name badge!

Plastic Name Badges

If you are going for a more economic option, consider plastic name badges. Plastic name badges used to be a more casual business option, but they’ve slowly made their way into the corporate world. Our plastic name badges are easy to clean and replace if needed. Plastic Name Badges and Plastic Name Tags contribute to corporate branding by adding the business logo to every employee.

Reusable Name Badges

Reusable name badges are an easy way to save money on custom name badges. Add your business logo to our reusable name badges and add any employee’s name without breaking the bank. 

Remember, all of our name badges can be ordered customized at great prices. Our team is here to help you answer any questions you might have before, during, and after you place an order with us. We manufacture our badges onsite and ship directly to any United States location. Quick Badge and Sign Inc. has a skilled graphics team ready to get your product started, so contact us today! 

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