How to Make a Name Tag


Posted on December 21, 2017 by pc/nametag / Inspiration

When you want to design a name tag that truly stands out in a crowd, one that embodies a premium look and feel, our Event Badge is just the ticket. This laminated plastic name tag has the same thickness as a credit card, so it’s ideal for multi-day and high-profile gatherings. If you choose this route, rest assured badge preparation is just as seamless as ordering name tag inserts and holders. And it’s even simpler when you consult a pc/nametag meeting specialist.

⟶ Before you dive in, be sure to grab our free guide filled with everything a meeting planner needs to plan the perfect name or event badges:

Take a look at: The Meeting Planner's Guide to Panic-Free Name Badge Preparation 


Besides meetings and conferences, this badge is perfect for so many events. Use it as a VIP and backstage pass for concerts, a credential for sporting events, a staff badge for training activities, or all-access pass for food festivals––the list goes on and on. Through our state-of-the-art print capabilities, we recreate in vivid detail your logos, artwork and photos both on the front and back of the badge. Plus, when you give us your attendee list, we can personalize each name tag, include barcodes or QR codes, even print event maps and agendas on the back side.

And, for the finishing touch? We offer seven finishes to heighten your attendee’s visual and tactile experience: original gloss, and new clear, satin, soft touch, metallic, foil accent and holographic overlay. With a choice of eight sizes, five attachments and the option of slotting the badge and pairing it with a customized lanyard, the choices are endless and can even confuse the most detail-oriented planner in the business!

That’s why we believe to get the most out of an Event Badge, it’s easiest to consult with our specialists who can explain your options, prepare a quote, and communicate your needs to our art staff and services area.


Whether you’re an experienced planner or new to the industry, our meeting specialists can make suggestions, brainstorm ideas, and even refine your plan for you so that all your registration materials are a cohesive package.

Juli Makalofsky, a meeting specialist with pc/nametag for 6 ½ years, is an expert at offering product scenarios to customers.


“If you request a slotted badge for instance, I’ll check to see if you would like it double-slotted and then ask,‘How about a double-bulldog clip lanyard that prevents name tag spin? Did you know we can also imprint your company logo on the lanyard?’”


You can always request samples of Event Badges, particularly to see and feel for yourself the exquisite full-color printing as well as examples of our new finishes.


“If your event is to celebrate a 50th anniversary for example, I’ll suggest an Event Badge with gold foil accents,” she adds.


After you’ve made some decisions about your badge, Juli generates a quote that’s immediately emailed to you. The event timeline certainly affects the urgency of Juli’s follow-up call, but in general, if the event is a month to two months out, Juli responds a week later to learn whether the quote is still satisfactory or whether you would like a revised one. After that, feel free to call or email back and talk to any specialist – anyone on the staff can push the order forward.

With your quote or order number, either upload your artwork to our website
or send via email to a specialist.

We offer an easy upload by clicking on Upload your Art on our website. You can also find more details on accepted file types on that page. If you need a template, we can email you everything you need. Some customers prefer to email their artwork to a specialist. This method also works, however, keep in mind, some files are quite large for email programs, and may transfer easier through our FTP via website or through a Dropbox account.

Our professional artists will receive and modify your artwork to fit within the parameters of the products you have purchased. When the design is finished, they’ll ask for your final approval. Once you sign off on the artwork, your order moves on to our services area for production.

In just three days, our service technicians produce your Event Badge in the quantity you requested, plus assemble any add-ons such as lanyards. After that, pc/nametag ships your Event Badge order to you or directly to your event.

And when it's show time, your attendees will wear an original Event Badge, designed by you, but facilitated and produced by pc/nametag down to your last detail. Not only will it set the tone for the event, but also serve as a memento of your attendees’ experience.


Learn more about creating stunning Event Badges and much more in The Meeting Planner's Guide to Panic-Free Name Badge Preparation. 

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