SUNDOG® RFID Staples for Inventory Tracking

rfid staplesNational Band & Tag is now a distributor of Utility Composites, Inc.’s SUNDOG® RFID Staples that can be used for inventory of wood surfaces such as Timber, Lumber, Pallet, Utility Poles, and Railroad Ties. This durable staple will stay in the wood surface to allow for real time inventory management, reduced inventory losses, faster and efficient multi-tag readings, high read range capability and the elimination of labor for individual barcode reading. Staples are attached using a Hammer Tacker or Pneumatic Tool.

Features of the SUNDOG® RFID Staples are:

  • Won’t trip metal detectors
  • Long distance and wide angle read range
  • Will not damage blades or abrasives, so they can be left in logs and lumber to be processed
  • Fast installation with staple tools
  • Rugged and flexible

Contact us today for a free quote on the complete RFID Staple Kit!

rfid staples

Laser Etching, Laser Marking, Stamping, Embossing and Ink Jet

National Band & Tag offers a variety of solutions for creating a custom tag that meets your identification needs and environment. Different engraving and marking options on different materials can make the difference in how long a tag will last in specific environments. 

Laser Etching: Available on metal tags only. Material is physically etched with the laser beam into the surface of the material, deep enough that you can feel it with your finger nail. On anodized and colored aluminum, the metal with change color from the base color to white, thus providing a high contrast character. Laser etching on heavy duty materials such as stainless steel and UV stable aluminum is great for harsh environments such as extreme heat or cold, chemicals, frequently cleaned and outdoors. Laser etching is an additional charge, call for quote.

laser etched tag

laser etched tags

Laser Marking: Available on plastic tags only. The characters are marked onto the surface of the material using an oxidation process which results is a bold contrasting character. The characters are dark gray, almost black in color. Laser marking is also referred to as laser coloration or laser dark marking. Plastic tags are great for indoor use or outdoor use in less harsh environments. Laser marking is an additional charge, call for quote.

laser marked plastic tags

laser marked tags

Stamping: Available on metal tags only. Stamping (also known as pressing) is the process the letters/numberings being pressed into the material. Stamped tags can be paint filled with black or white paint (shown below) to create a contrasting look. Stamped tags are very durable on all materials and can be used in many different environments. Stamping price varies by product, but are the most cost efficient. See website for details.

stamped tags

stamped tags

Embossing: Available on limited styles of metal tags only. Embossing is when the letters and numbering is raised above the metal tag or band. Embossed tags are durable yet flexible. Since the letters are raised up, there is no chance of the print getting worn off.  Embossing is available on some light gauge tags and some styles of leg bands for poultry. Embossing prices vary by product, see website for details.

embossed tags

embossed tags

Fusion Marked: Available on wing bands. This process creates a highly contrasting mark with dark bold characters on the surface of the tag. See website for pricing.

fusion wing bands

fusion wing bands

Hand Engrave Your Tags on The Spot

National Band & Tag is now selling hand engravers to go along with our tags. This machine allows you to engrave blank tags for on-site identification or engrave tags with pre-laser etched boxes as you need to. An example of this is annual inspection tags and using the hand engraver to mark the date the inspection was completed.

Style R1580 – Battery Powered Precision Engraver with Diamond Tip BitWatch our videos below to see how the hand engraver performs on all our different types of materials.

On Stainless Steel:

On Colored Aluminum (will vary by color):

On UV Stable Black Aluminum:

On Plain Aluminum (silver):

On Brass:

Memorial Tags – Gone, But Never Forgotten

If you have a loved one or a pet who has passed away that you would like to remember with a personalized memorial tag, we can help make the perfect custom tag. We have multiple tag shapes and sizes to meet your customization needs, as well as tags for both indoor and outdoor memorials. Memorial tags be designed on anything ranging from:

  • Dog/Pet shaped tags
  • I. Military dog tags
  • Tree tags
  • Garden markers
  • Park benches
  • Bird Bands
  • Gold Divot Tools
  • And more

View some examples from past customers of the keepsake tags they created to keep their loved ones in their memories and to remember them by.