No one ever said your name tag had to be boring. Instead of going with a standard black and white option, consider taking designer inspiration to guide your choices. Don’t limit yourself to only the basics when you can say so much more about your style, and the style of your business.
If you aren’t sure what options may be appropriate for your next name tag, consider starting with the following points.
Color is Your Friend
With the number of name tag producers that are available, you are sure to be able to find a producer who can work in your preferred colors. Whether there is a specific tone on your logo that you want to work with, or you find your inspiration in a design by Juan Pablo Molyneux, name tags are available in almost every color option.
If you have your heart set on chartreuse, then don’t be deterred if the first manufacturer doesn’t offer it. Stick with your vision and keep looking for your perfect match.
More than Plastic
While plastic will offer you the most color options, it isn’t the only material available. Metal-based name tags are also quite common, and are often available in shades of gold, silver, and copper. Some places may even offer metallic finishes on other colors, including blue and red. If you are looking for a more common metal option, you will likely find a wind range of potential name tag manufacturers, but other metallic finishes may not be as readily available.
Add Your Logo
An easy way to add that something extra to your name tag is to include your company logo or another appropriate design. In order to make sure the design is readable at a distance, the design needs to be fairly simple. Clear shapes with bold lines will be the easiest to discern, and will prevent people from feeling like they should lean closer to figure out what the picture it.
If you either don’t have a logo, or your logo does not lend itself to being added to a name tag, consider finding a simple design to add that represents your business. For example, if you are in the construction business, you may find a simple image of a hammer is appropriate. The idea is to pick something that is easy to identify, and connects clearly to your business’s function or image.
Fun with Fonts
Just as the number of available colors seems almost infinite, so do the number of available fonts for the text. When choosing a font, you want to consider the readability at a distance, just as you do for the logo. You will want to select an option that can easily be read from a few feet away, but the style can be up to you. Mixing fonts may also be appropriate in cases where you want to highlight the person’s name along with the business name, or the person’s name and their working title.
You will also have a variety of coloring options for lettering, with some being easier to view against your chosen background than others. Make sure that your color choices create the overall look you are going for, as high contrast colors may feel more energetic than subtler combinations. Once you have your selections, make sure the overall look is cohesive, and then place your order. Soon, you will have a designer quality looking name tag in your hands, and ready to use.