When you commit to rebranding and producing new name tags for your employees or organization members, you have to make a choice: do you want to use pin fasteners with those name tags, or magnetic name tag holders?
This is something that, no doubt, many business owners simply overlook. The fastener is a forgotten part of the name badge that hardly affects the brand image of the badge or does not affect it at all.
But it is a consideration that should be weighed with due diligence as it will not only affect the cost, but the usability of your new name badges.
So let’s take a look.
Pin Fasteners for Name Tags
Pin fasteners are among the most widely used fasteners for name tags. They consist of a small pin with some sort of lock, switch or toggle that can be used to firmly hold the name tag in place on a uniform.
Probably the most attractive feature of pin fasteners is the cost. These are among the most economical of all name tag fasteners, bar none.
However, there are other advantages to using pin fasteners for name tags, too. For one, they provide a secure attachment that is nearly impossible to jostle free or knock loose. To remove the badge (without intent) it is necessary to break the pin or mechanism that secures it.
Pin fasteners, however, are not without their drawbacks. One of them has to do with the last statement. Because they are made with small moving parts, pin fasteners can break, and sometimes rather easily.
Another is that pin fasteners can be difficult to manipulate, especially for those with fine motor coordination impairments, or elderly employees with arthritis.
These are some of the downsides of using pin fasteners, so how can magnetic badge holders address them? Let’s take a look.
Magnetic Name Tag Holders
The counter-to-pin fasteners are magnetic name badge holders. These are often made with high-quality, exceptionally strong and durable rare earth magnets that afford a secure fit.
Magnetic name badge holders are easier for most people to use. This makes them superior for any individuals with motor skill impairment, as well as for the elderly. You simply position them and the magnet does the rest.
Because magnetic badge holders do not pierce the fabric, they are better for use with expensive or delicate materials that can tear easily or otherwise be easily damaged.
Also, magnetic name badges have no moving parts that can break, meaning they will never wear out. You can snap the magnet on and off as many times as you like – there are no parts to fatigue or fail.
One more thing to consider is the cost. In general, since magnetic name badge holders use rare earth magnets, they are more expensive to produce. For some, this gives pin fasteners a more attractive use case.
So, which one is right for you? That’s for you to decide, based on your business’s own unique considerations. What you need now is a place that offers you both options!
Where Can You Create Name Tags with Either Pin Fasteners or Magnetic Name Tag Holders?
Whether you’re looking for pin fasteners or magnetic name tag holders for your new name tags, you can get them online at Imprint Plus (imprintplus.com).
They also offer a wide range of fully customizable reusable and permanent name badges and tags made of metal, plastic, and even bamboo. Many of their designs utilize sustainable materials, too.
For more information on how you can get started designing your new name badges today, visit their website via the previous link and get in touch with one of their design professionals.