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- Do the Hang Tags come with strings?
- Can the Hang Tags be used with a tagging gun?
- What are the options for the size of the drill and what are they suitable for?
- What are the options for the position of the drill?
- What paper should I choose if I need to write on Hang Tags?
Do the Hang Tags come with strings?
The hangtags do not come with strings, as there are so many different types, lengths, and styles of strings to choose from.
Can the Hang Tags be used with a tagging gun?
These hangtags can be used with a tagging gun, however, please ensure that the smallest size of hole (.125”) is chosen. It is also recommended that the tagging gun be tested with a hole of this size to ensure it will work and the tag does not fall off.
How much space should be left for the hole drill?
The top of the drill is usually placed between .25” and .5” from the edge(s) of the tag, depending on the size of the tag and the size and position of the hole. In general, it is best to leave a minimum of .5” of margin from the edge for the hole to ensure that important information, images, and logos do not conflict with the drilling. Any background colour, design, or image should extend into this area, and designs or shapes around the drill hole should be avoided as the exact position of the hole can shift slightly throughout the course of the drilling process.
What are the options for the size of the drill and what are they suitable for?
There are 3 Sizes of Circular hole available:
- .125” (1/8”) - Suitable for use with many common tagging guns, fine string or twine, very thin ribbon, etc
- .25” (1/4”) - Suitable for use with fine to medium weight string or twine, thin to medium width ribbon, etc
- .3625” (3/8”) - Suitable for use with thicker string or twine, thick ribbon, thin rope, etc
With the round holes, while ribbon can be used it can end up being folded/curled and not lay flat. If a flat ribbon is desired, or for applications where a round hole is not suitable, “Badge” style holes are available in the following sizes/configurations:
- .625” wide by .125” Tall, Centre Top
- .625” wide by .125” Tall, Centre Top and Bottom
- 1.25” wide by .25” Tall, Centre Top
- 1.25” wide by .25” Tall, Centre Top and Bottom
These options will work for all wide, flat loop materials, as well as for flat wire product hangers for instore display. The options with top and bottom holes allow for the loop material to go through both holes, for example, if a ribbon is wrapped around an item like a belt.
What are the options for the position of the drill?
The Circular drilling options can be placed in the Top Center, Top Right Corner, and Top Left Corner for Portrait Hangtags. For Landscape Hangtags, the drill can still be placed in the Top right or Left corner, but the Centre option will be drilled on the left or right of the tag, depending on the orientation of the artwork.
For the Badge-style options, the hole will be in the Top Centre or Top and Bottom Centre, depending on the option selected.
What paper should I choose if I need to write on Hang Tags?
If the Hang Tags need to be written on, whether with a pencil, pen, marker, or specialty writing tool, one of the uncoated paper options should be chosen.
- 14pt Uncoated
- 14 pt. - 100 lb. Lynx® Uncoated Cover FSC®
- 130 lb. Cougar® Super Smooth Cover (18 pt.) FSC®
- 100 lb. Rolland Enviro™ Smooth Cover
While 100lb White Linen Cover is also uncoated, it may not be suitable for writing due to the texture of the paper. If Linen is desired and writing is required, a hard copy proof should be ordered to test that the writing will not be affected by the paper’s texture. The Linen paper also has a smoother side and a more textured side, so a design with a logo on one side and lines for writing on the other could overcome any issues with the texture.