Full Version: Need nametag suggestions

From: BrianC (INKSQUIRTER) [#1]
 25 Apr 2007

I have done nametags for this church for about 10 yrs now.....1.75" x 3.5". First and last name on 2 lines with either Host or Hostess on 3rd.

Got a call the other day asking for options because of the greeter turnover that happens they want to minimize costs of throwing away badges that cant be used anymore.

IPI Gold/Black with pin back

They want to keep the look to match what they have....


From: Stunt Engraver (DGL) [#2]
 25 Apr 2007
To: BrianC (INKSQUIRTER) [#1] 25 Apr 2007


Sounds like permanent badges with a P-Touch label (for personalization) are in order.

From: Harvey only (HARVEY-ONLY) [#3]
 25 Apr 2007
To: BrianC (INKSQUIRTER) [#1] 25 Apr 2007

Stick on labels and a rubber stamp for the host part. hand write the names.

They want cheap, there it is. :-&
They want to keep the look to match what they have....

I can think of only one way to do that, stick to what they have.

They might be faintly cheaper if they go to 3" width to eliminate some scrap in the cutting of the badges. Drop the price a little bit, maybe $0.20 if they do not want beveled edges.

You just cannot get the look and feel of a BMW and pay used Yugo prices.

Basically they are saying they want to cut your profit. Other than the minor ideas I made I see nothing that will give the quality they are getting without the price unless you drop your profit, bad move.

I have found that most churches have quite a bit of money that they blow on other things and try to cut the costs on the essentials.

From: gt350ed [#4]
 25 Apr 2007
To: BrianC (INKSQUIRTER) [#1] 25 Apr 2007

What are you charging now per badge?

We do laser engraved badges for several churches in our area at $12.50 per, with frame. Any logo work is extra. With large initial quantities (20+), we lower the price to $10.50.

If your price happens to be anything less, you are already leaving money on the table. To help them buy fewer badges, or otherwise cut your price even more, is nuts. Don't do it.

A suggestion would be to have generic "no name" badges; name of church, with "GREETER". Not as personal, but gets the job done. Of course, then good meaning folks will still walk off with their badge in spite of no longer volunteering to greet.

From: John (JOHNRMONTG) [#5]
 25 Apr 2007
To: BrianC (INKSQUIRTER) [#1] 25 Apr 2007

Hi Brian ... I did a number of church name badges on FRP with the picture (or rather a pen and ink line drawing of it) and then applied a label from my brother machine for them to do exactly what you suggested.
On some name badges for 'key' people in the church we just engraved their names.

I have attached a picture of it.

From: Laser Image (LASER_IMAGE) [#6]
 25 Apr 2007
To: BrianC (INKSQUIRTER) [#1] 25 Apr 2007

How about if the people pay for their own badges? Cuts the cost by 100% for the church and you still get all the business. A win for both!


From: Mike (MIKEN) [#7]
 25 Apr 2007
To: BrianC (INKSQUIRTER) [#5] 25 Apr 2007


I make a lot of low end name tags from 1/32" IPI silver or gold. I round the corners in the laser and use pin type clasps.

You may be able to continue with the personalization but just lower the feature content of the name tags.

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