How to Attach a Tree Tag

When attaching a Tree Tag or Arboretum Tag, you can either attach the tag directly to the tree or put it on a stake in front of the tree. When attaching the tag directly to the tree, we recommend using an aluminum nail and stainless steel spring combo. This allows the tag to sit up off the bark, so the tree can continue to grow, without growing around the tag.

If you don’t wish to put anything in the tree, then a tag can be attached to a stake. Stakes can go into the ground in front of the tree. Stakes are 20″ tall, so even when a few inches are in the ground, they are high enough for people to see. Our stakes come with a 3″ strip of 3M tape already adhered to the stake, which will make sure the tag doesn’t fall off.

 

How to attach an arboretum tag and a tree tag

Arboretum tag on a stake in front of tree

3″ Aluminum Nails
Style 1529 – $5.00/box of 50

2 1/8″ Stainless Steel Springs
Style 1528 – $10.00/box of 50

3/4″ x 20″ Stake
Style 1530 – $6.00 each
3″ bend and 1/8″ thick

Contact us at tags@nationalband.com with any questions or to place a tree tag order.

Why stamped and laser etched tags are better than printed tags

National Band & Tag manufacturers stamped and laser etched industrial asset tags. These two methods are more durable than printed tags for environments that use harsh chemicals. Why? Because stamped tags, the lettering is indented into the material. For laser etched tags, the laser removes a layer of material to create the words. As you can see in the picture below, the harsh chemicals took the printed text right off the tag, because the text is on the surface of the tag, not in it. If the text has been physically etched or indented into the tag, then it would be impossible to wipe away. Below are some examples of where printed asset tags on equipment have had the text wiped away with chemicals.

stamped and laser etched tags are better than printed tags

A lot of printed tag manufacturers tend to use .020″ thick aluminum tags. At NB&T we use .050″ aluminum! So, if your looking for durable metal asset tags to go onto your equipment, and you know that equipment will be in harsh environments, get NB&T’s tags! Contact us at tags@nationalband.com for a free quote on your custom asset tags.

 

2020 Trade Shows – See where NB&T is exhibiting

National Band & Tag will be exhibiting at multiple trade shows in 2020. We have the opportunity to attend all kinds of shows since we manufacturer so many different types of product lines! We are starting 2020 off strong with 5 Trade Shows in January and February.

January Trade Shows:

Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) – NB&T will be exhibiting as our newest brand, Paw Finders, in Orlando, FL. January 19-22, 2020, Booth #S6
VMX is a veterinary conference where veterinary professionals from all over the world come together to learn from the best in their field, network, explore new products and services in the exhibit hall. Paw Finders will be exhibiting our new Rabies Tag that has a QR Code on the back of the tag to help get lost pets home.

DistribuTech – Utility industry’s leading annual transmission and distribution event, in San Antonio, TX. January 28 – 30, 2020
DistribuTech International is the leading annual transmission and distribution event for the utility industry. The conference and exhibition offer information, products and services related to electricity delivery automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation, and reliability, communications technologies, cybersecurity, water utility technology and more. National Band & Tag will be exhibiting our Power Pole Tags, Inspection Tags, Security Seals, Wire Markers, Asset Tags, Valve Tags and more.

February Trade Shows:

North American Game Bird Association (NAGA) – Annual conference in Memphis, TN. February 3 – 5, 2020
the NAGA conference and convention provide informative sessions, panel discussions, and networking opportunities specifically targeted to game bird producers, hunting preserve operators and outdoor industry members. National Band & Tag will be exhibiting our Pinless Peepers/Clip-On Blinders, leg bands, promotional bands, wing bands, and other gamebird products.

National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) – Annual Convention & Sport Show in Nashville, TN. February 12-16, 2020, Booth #1428
NWTF’s show is one of the biggest consumer shows in the country; where conservation and hunting’s most devoted supporters come together for a weekend of networking, learning and a lot of fun. National Band & Tag will be exhibiting our Butt-End Bands, Rivet Bands, Banquet Bands, Asset Tags, Promotional Products and more.

Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) – NB&T will be exhibiting as our newest brand, Paw Finders, Las Vegas, NV. February 16 – 19, Booth #4741
WVC is the largest, most influential veterinary continuing education conference. WVC offers network opportunities, learning sessions, and over 500 exhibitors that will be showing off cutting-edge products. Paw Finders will be exhibiting our new Rabies Tag that has a QR Code on the back of the tag to help get lost pets home.

 

What Trade Show will we see you at?

Excellence in International Trade

NB&T Wins the 2019 Martha Layne Collins Award for Excellence in International Trade

This prestigious award is presented by The World Trade Center Kentucky. WTC-KY is the leading provider of trade education, trade advisory, and trade missions across Kentucky. They assist small, medium, and large Kentucky businesses in growing their international trade and business.

The Martha Layne Collins Award for Excellence in International Trade is an annual award is given to companies who were chosen for their accomplishments in international business and the ability to successfully navigate global trade markets in order to positively benefit the state. The award commemorates the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s 56th Governor Martha Layne Collins. She was instrumental in attracting numerous Japanese automotive makers and parts suppliers to Kentucky in the mid-1980s. National Band & Tag was the Medium Enterprise (500 employees or fewer) award recipient. The Micro Enterprise (0-10 employees) recipient was New Frontier Inc, Small Enterprise (50 employees or less) recipient was Hallway Feeds, and the Large Enterprise (greater than 500 employees) recipient was Champion Petfoods. 2019 Martha Layne Collins Governor’s Award winner for Excellence in International Trade

Currently, NB&T ships all over the world to 100+ countries. We have the flag of every country we ship to hanging in our office, which you can see in our international shipping blog. This reminds us every day of how many countries our products are in. NB&T ships through UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL, private carriers, and more, to get your package to you. We pride ourselves on providing multiple shipping options for our local and international customers. It is our goal that we can securely, and quicky, ship customers their orders for the best price. Our office, factory, and shipping departments all work closely together to produce and ship orders by the anticipated ship date. Keeping our 99% on-time-delivery rate up is important to us because we always strive to provide the highest quality of service for our customers.

To receive a shipping quote to your country, email us at tags@nationalband.com.

Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020!

A look back at 2019

National Band & Tag has been busy busy busy in 2019! Check out our new products and company updates from the past year, just in case you missed something.

  • Paw Finders – These new, modern, rabies tags have a QR Code on the back of the tag. When a pet is lost, a smartphone can scan the QR code on the tag to bring up the owner’s contact information.
  • Hand Engraver – (Style R1580) – This machine allows you to engrave blank tags, or tags with pre-laser etched boxes, for on-site identification.
  • SUNDOG RFID Staples – These staples can be used for inventory of wood surfaces such as Timber, Lumber, Pallet, and Utility Poles. This durable staple will stay in the wood surface to allow for real-time inventory management, faster multi-tag readings, high read range capability and the elimination of labor for individual barcode reading.
  • Keysies – (Style 1510S) – Keysie slides in and locks open your keyring, leaving you with both hands free, making it easier to attach tags. It also attaches to your keyring, so it’s always there when you need it.
  • Frosted Backgrounds – Looking for higher readability in your barcoded tags? Our new laser machine allows us to create a “frosted” background around the barcode that removes the shine from stainless steel and brass, allowing for higher contrast.
  • Valve Tag Quick Ship – Sold exclusively through Amazon on select styles. Stamped tags ship in 2-3 business days and custom laser etched tags ship in 7-10 business days.

Company Updates

  • Our family management team elected a new President, Kevin Haas, and a new Treasurer, Alex Wendel. Sean Haas continues to be our Secretary.
  • Starting on July 1st our company launched a new ERP software called M1. As with any new system transition, it has been challenging. We apologize for any negative impact you have felt these past few months. We are working overtime and weekends to continue to improve the system and our internal processes. The future in this system is exciting because it will allow us to serve our customers in ways we simply could not before.

Coming up in 2020

 

National Band & Tag will be closed for the Holidays on
December 24th and 25th, and January 1st.

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!
national band & tag family manager team

 

Learn how Apron Tags can help your facility at RSNA 2019

Come see us at RSNA!
December 1 – 6, 2019
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Booth 1454

2019 marks the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) 105th annual meeting. The RSNA is a non-profit organization that hosts the world’s largest radiology conference. Their annual meeting allows radiologist to experience new technology, educational training, and new products for their field. National Band & Tag will be exhibiting at RSNA for the first time this year in booth #1454 to show the radiology industry how easy our apron tags are to use.

The Joint Commission requires lead aprons inspections to be visually, tactually (feeling for imperfections) and fluoroscopically (X-ray) to assess the condition of the apron. Lead Apron Tags help provide a visual representation to show when an apron has been inspected. They also provide other pertinent information such as the department it belongs to and a unique ID number.

lead apron tags for RSNA annual meeting

For RSNA we are excited to have our new lavender purple apron tag! Other Apron Tag colors include green, yellow, blue, pink, gray, orange, and white. 7 different layout options are available depending on your identification needs, as well as color-coding spirals and year discs. An example of how to use our tags is to have the tag color coordinate by department or floor, while the year disc designates the last time the apron was inspection date. If an orange 2018 year disc is still on an apron instead of a yellow 2019 disc, then you can easily tell that apron has not been inspected yet.

Purple apron tags

NB&T sells Apron Tags to over 250 hospitals in the United States. From small to large facilities, our Apron Tags can help meet your identification needs and pass inspection. See what National Band & Tag’s customers are saying about our Lead Apron ID Tags.

 

Holiday Napkin Rings

Are you ready to get your holiday shopping started?

Let National Band & Tag help check off all the holiday hosts and hostesses off your list with Holiday Napkin Rings. Create your own custom pack to decorate any holiday dinner party table this year. Available in red, green, gold and blue, Holiday Napkin Rings come in multiple colors for Christmas, Hanukkah, or just winter seasonal designs. Napkin Rings come in a pack of 8. The 8 napkin rings can have the same design or up to 4 different designs. Holiday Napkin Rings are sold through Amazon for an easy and quick checkout. Just click the “Customize Now” button to choose your designs from the drop-down options, and then click the “Add to Cart” button.

snowman red napkin ring on a cloth napkin

Seasonal holiday napkin rings

Holiday napkin rings for Christmas, Hanukkah, and general winter seasonal designs

Custom Christmas Napkin Rings

Hanukkah themed blue napkin rings

Looking for personalized Napkin Rings with names, dates, or logos? Click Here to learn more.

 

How to read tags on a lost pet

Unfortunately, there is no national Pet ID Tag lookup in place to get a lost pet home. Luckily, lost pets never go more than a few miles from home. This is why a local city or county database is always more reliable than a national one. There are multiple tag manufacturers like National Band & Tag, all with multiple customers who order the same numbering. This is why contacting local animal shelters, veterinarians, and city/county animal control offices are always more likely to produce results than contacting tag manufacturers.

Here are some tag tips to help return lost pets as soon as possible:

The first tag to look for is a Pet ID Tag. These tags usually have the pet’s name on it, the owner’s contact info, or a QR Code on it. New, modern QR Coded pet tags will need to be scanned with a smartphone, or the unique ID number will need to be keyed in on the website to access the owner’s information.

rabies tags with a QR Code

The second tag to look for is a local county or city License Tag. While not every city or county requires a License Tag, the majority of the US enforces pet licensing. Based on where the animal is found, you can contact local animal control offices. You can give them the tag number of the lost pet, and they can then look that unique number up to get the owner’s information.

dog and cat license tags

The third tag to look for is a Rabies Tag. These usually have the veterinarian’s information on it so you can contact them. Because doctors cannot give out patient information, they will have to contact the owner on your behalf.

2019 rabies tag green bell

Other types of tags may include Dog Park License Tags, Apartment Registered Tags, or “I’m Microchipped” Tags. These will all help hint to the area the pet came from to help narrow down your search.

If there are no tags or any forms of identification on the lost pet, you will want to take them to a local vet or animal shelter to have them scanned for a microchip. You can then use social media, found pet flyers, lost pet online databases, and word of mouth to try to find the owners.

Stainless Steel Cremation Tags: Identification for peace of mind

Did you know that 53% of Americans were cremated in 2018 instead of buried? Or that pet cremation is the largest it has even been among Millenials and Gen Z pet owners according to Forbes? As more humans and pets use cremation, proper identification will become even more important. Tags with unique identification numbers ensure that loved ones receive the correct remains. According to the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), Washington, Nevada, and Oregon are the top 3 states with the highest cremation rates.

Cremation Tags with unique ID number

As stated by the International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association (ICCFA) Identification Guidelines, “Funeral homes should implement a reliable system for the identification of human remains to give consumers assurance that safeguards are in place to minimize the incidence of misidentification. Further, in the case of a disinterment, or if a flood, earthquake, or other natural disaster disturb the place of interment, the identification and reinterment of the human remains would be facilitated by this system.”

 

National Band & Tag offers custom stamped stainless steel cremation tags that can have your crematory name, a unique ID number, and any other information you need on them. Cremation ovens get up to 1400 – 1800°F  degrees in order to break down the bone. But 304 stainless steel has a melting point of 2000+°F. This allows the tag to go into the oven with the remains and stay with them through the whole process. Thus, meeting the ICCFA’s guidelines as listed above. NB&T cremation tags (ID Discs), work for both human or pet cremations.

Contact us for a free quote on your custom tags today.

Duck and Goose Proposal Bands

Are you a bird hunting enthusiast ready to propose to your significant other? National Band & Tag is here to help with Duck or Goose sized leg bands stamped with “WILL YOU MARRY ME?”. Each pack comes with 5 bands. Proposal bands are sold on Amazon and ship in 2-3 business days. The duck size bands are our size 14 bands, which have a 7/16″ inside diameter. The goose bands are our size 24 bands, which have a 3/4″ inside diameter. Interested in a more custom band? You can buy a custom stamped bird leg bands directly through NB&T. Stamping can include names, dates or more.

proposal bands for use on duck or geese while bird hunting

HOW IT WORKS:

You can use these bands to propose in any way you would like, but the most popular way is when your significate other shoots a bird, to run over and get it for them, to slide the band on the leg and then bring it back to have them read. If you have a different or creative way to propose using our leg bands, comment below to share with us. If your significant other said yes, share your pictures with us on Facebook.

Authentic Metal Replica Leg Bands

Are you looking for the real deal, authentic, duck or goose replica bands? National Band & Tag manufacturers federal bird bands used by the North American Bird Banding Program, so there is a good chance that the band found on your bird, was manufactured by us in the first place. Don’t fall for a fake Replica Bands. Use the tips below so that you can tell the difference between a knock-off and an authentic Replica Band.

Check out the difference between National Band & Tag’s Replica Bands and the other guys:

National Band & Tag’s Authentic Replica Bands:

  • Stamping 100% matches the original bird band
  • Made from .064” plain aluminum
  • Letters are in all caps, stamped from a press
  • We verify all Certificates of Appreciation with the USGS so that there are no fake bands being produced

Non-Authentic Replica Bands:

  • They put their own phone number and website on the band instead of the USGS’s.
  • Made of other materials or colors
  • Letters are uneven or hand-engraved
  • The stamp any number you give them

Metal Authentic Replica Bird Bands

For Replica Band pricing and more information, click here.

Utility and Telephone Pole Tags

Every type of power, utility, or telecommunications pole must be inspected, which is a very time-consuming process. Power Pole Tags provide clear information on each pole which provides accurate data, thus making the inspector’s job easier and more efficient. National Band & Tag specializes in custom metal tags. We can create a multitude of looks on a variety of tag shapes to meet your needs. Check out some different material and customization options below:

MATERIAL:

The most popular material for power pole tags is UV stable Black Aluminum material because it is guaranteed to last outdoors for 20+ years. UV Stable Black Aluminum also has high visibility for easy reading with the white letters on a black background. Plain (silver) aluminum is also popular for simple, stamped, cost-effective tags. Non-corrosive stainless steel is another option for extremely harsh environments.

Utility and telephone power pole identification tags and markers

 

CUSTOMIZATION:

Pole Tags are custom made to meet your identification needs. Tags to mark the poles as assets may have a company logo on them (see tag featured above). For an inspection or inventory purposes, poles will need more information on them such as a unique identification number.

NUMBERING / TEXT: A stamped number on a tag is the simplest type of identification that we can provide. We specialize in sequential numbering and also offer custom numbering. With laser etching, we can change the text font, size, and thickness to your liking.

BARCODES (QR CODE, LINEAR, OR 2D DATA MATRIX): We offer three different types of barcodes that range from QR Codes leading to a website to a 2D data matrix that can hold a large variety of information. Click here to learn more about barcodes if you aren’t sure which one is best for your application.

Interested in seeing more samples of power pole tags from our customers? Click here to view more samples!

MFG DAY 2019

This Friday, October 4th is MFG Day (Manufacturing Day)! This day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers and connect the future workforce with manufacturing jobs.

National Band & Tag supports MFG Day as a manufacturer and family-owned business. One of our values is planning success for generations to come. This means encouraging future generations to want to work in manufacturing so that NB&T can continue forever. Some people may not fully understand the benefits of manufacturing companies, or still, consider them to be boring assembly lines, but that isn’t necessarily true anymore. In Thomas Net’s blog, “7 Reasons It’s Great to Work in Manufacturing“, they list the top 3 reasons as contributing to the economy, being on the cutting edge of technology, and exciting sectors of work.

mfg day manufacturing day

Manufacturing stats in Kentucky

Did you know, there are 2,400+ manufacturing facilities in Kentucky? Kentucky, where National Band & Tag is located, has 4,500+ manufacturing-related facilities, over 250,000 Kentuckians work in a manufacturing facility, and $29.2 billion of Kentucky made products were exported last year (Think Kentucky Cabinet for Economic development June 2019 Report). NB&T is proud to be a Kentucky manufacturer for over 117 years. NB&T is currently hiring for positions in the factory, stop by our location to apply.

Join the MFG Day conversation on social media with #MFGDay19

Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate

September 28, 2019, will be the 13th World Rabies Day! This year’s theme focuses on vaccination, with the theme, Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate. National Band & Tag supports World Rabies Day as a manufacturer of rabies vaccination tags. The NASPHV recommended rabies tag style for 2019 is the Green Bell and 2020 is the Red Heart. Each year has a different style tag so that it is easy to tell from a distance if a dog has an up-to-date tag on their collar or not. world rabies day logo for 2020 13th anniversary - rabies: vaccinate to eliminate

The theme, Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate, raise awareness so that all dogs receive a rabies vaccine. It’s a reminder to dog owners, animal health professionals, and local governments to make sure pets in their local area are always up to date on their rabies shot. This theme also commits to the Global Alliance for Rabies Control’s 2030 goal of eliminating rabies deaths.red heart 2020 rabies tags for world rabies day

To learn more about the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, check out their website: https://rabiesalliance.org/

Leak Detection and Repair Tags

Come Visit Us at GasTech!
September 17-19, 2019
Booth – L404

 

If you need custom LDAR Tags to work with your LDAR program and asset management system, NB&T’s customizable tags can meet your needs. Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) regulations were put into place by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because of the amount of volatile organic compounds and volatile hazardous air pollutants being emitted by leaking equipment such as valves and pumps.

Tagging is an important component of any LDAR program because everything needs an ID. Every regulated component (valve/pump/connectors/compressors/etc.) must have a unique identification number, along with an identified location. An LDAR program is the system of procedures a facility uses to locate and repair leaking components. This minimizes the emission of fugitive volatile organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants. Asset management systems that utilize LDAR Tags can help monitor the lifecycles of these components, as well as help perform reliability studies on equipment. Knowing when equipment needs repair or replacing ahead of time reduces time and increases efficiency.

Pass all your inspections with National Band & Tag LDAR Tags!LDAR Valve Tag example for GasTech Showleak detection and repair tag LDAR

 

Interested in products similar to LDAR Tags? Then check out our Valves Tags, Inspections Tags, Asset Tags, Pipe Markers and other general Industrial Tags.

License tags for counties, cities, and municipalities

Not sure which tag shape to get this year for your county, city, or municipality’s pet license program? Here are our top 3 most popular shapes for pet license tags:Top dog and cat license tags for cities and counties

 

The law requires pets to have a license tag, even if they never leave your property. A pet license tag attached to your pet’s collar is proof of ownership. Pets without a license tag can receive a fine, depending on the city or county. A license tag can help your dog or cat get home if they are lost and picked up by animal control because the license ID will be in the system with your name.

Let National Band & Tag help streamline your licensing program with our new barcoded strip-pak. Each bag has 1 tag, and 1 attachment, with a barcode and number so that you can assign license numbers to specific people.dog and cat license tag packaging with barcode

Leave us a comment below, which one of these 3 tag shapes is your favorite for pet license tags?

Laser Etched Brass Tags: Frosted vs Non-Frosted

National Band & Tag has a new laser machine that now allows us to successfully laser etch on brass tags. When placing your laser etched brass tag order, you now have the choice of a “frosted” surface. “Frosting” means removing the shine that brass has, to make it easier to read. The examples below on the left with a more yellow look are frosted, and the darker brown samples are regular brass. Brass is hard to take a picture of because of how shiny the material is. The shine will not work in certain environments, so for an additional charge, we can remove it for you. This allows you to have all the benefits of brass material, without the shine.

brass laser etched tags

rectangle brass tags with custom text

round brass tags with text and number laser engraved

Not sure if brass tags will work in your environment? Contact us for tag samples to test before you buy. If you have any questions, comment below and our in-house laser etching expert will respond. Learn more about “frosting” on stainless steel and aluminum material here.

It’s time to order your 2020 Rabies Tags

The 2020 style of the year rabies tag is the Red Heart.

As we get ready to enter our Rabies Tag season (September – December), our busiest time of the year, we urge all our veterinarian customers to order as early as possible for a quicker turnaround time. The NASPHV recommended tag style of the year is #198 Red Heart.

Why purchase from National Band & Tag?
  • Quick turnaround times
  • Low-cost leader
  • Manufactured in America
  • Multiple shapes and sizes available to fit both cats and dogs
  • Your information, custom stamped to meet your rabies vaccination needs
  • Both 1-year and 3-year rabies tags are available
Here are a few tips to help with your 2020 Red Heart order:
  1. Order enough tags. If you are on the fence about how many tags to order, we always recommend over-ordering. To re-order more tags, it will cost more time and money than if you order 100 more tags than normal the first time. If there are extra tags at the end of the year, you can recycle aluminum tags.
  2. Special orders take more time. If you are ordering something other than stamped tags with standard packing, additional time will be added on to produce your order. This can really affect customers who want to order paint-filled tags that are flat packed in November and December.
  3. Don’t forget to pay for your order. All orders must be paid for before the tags will be produced. (Unless you have an open account). Just call in with your quote number and credit card to pay, mail a check, or pay online.
  4. Review your acknowledgment. After your sales representative has entered your order they will send you an acknowledgment (receipt), please review it to make sure the stamping, quantity, style, color, etc. is correct. Your estimated shipping date will also be on your acknowledgment.

If you have any questions or want to check the status of your order, give us a call at 859-261-6000.

117th Anniversary

August 15, 2019, is National Band & Tag’s 117th anniversary!

117 years ago in 1902, Joseph Haas, opened a small shop in an abandoned barn in Newport, KY. Haas intended to manufacture poultry leg and wing bands. Local poultry breeders were looking to improve their flocks and needed a marker to distinguish one fowl from another. By 1914, the business began to grow and Haas moved to a larger location in Newport, KY. Over the decades, his product line grew with the addition of different animal identification such as livestock and dog tags. National Band & Tag is currently in our 5th generation and has 11 family members working together in our facility.

This year to celebrate our anniversary, we would like to thank all our customers and employees for their patience since we started our new internal software system on July 1st. It has been a learning curve, and there were many kinks to be worked out over the first few weeks. As a company who has been around for 117 years, certain changes need to happen so that we can continue to grow and improve. This new system will allow us to better serve our customers faster and more efficiently.

We have proudly been around 117 years and look forward to the next 117 years as we continue to grow and live out our Vision, Mission, and Values.117th anniversary tags

 

Custom Wedding Bird Bands

Banded for Life

Did you know, we can create custom duck or goose bands for your proposal, save-the-dates, or wedding favors?

Well, we have a new one to add to the list, Name Card Holders!

One of our creative customers got stamped leg bands and cut slits in the name tags so that they would slide over the sides of the bands. The bands featured below are our Style 1242-20 (5/8″ diameter), Butt-End Bands, in plain aluminum. These are the same types of bands that the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory uses on birds in the wild for research. This couple customized their bands with “Banded On”, the wedding date, and their names. We can customize bands with almost any text. Most couples like to put their wedding date on the second line in a bigger text because then it looks similar to an actual federal band.

wedding custom bird bands for name holders

Do you have a creative way that you used our bird leg bands? Share in the comments below! To see other ways customers have used bird leg bands, check out our blog.