Yes, Christmas is almost here, which means that there are festive events, gatherings, meetings, and parties to get organised for – and that means name badges!
We often get queries from customers who want to buy labels that they can use as name badges but they’re not sure what sort of adhesive they need. Whether your name badges are a bit of a necessity or just a bit of fun, you don’t want to use labels that will damage people’s clothing, particularly if you’re organising an event with a dress code.
While you may be tempted to go straight for our removable labels, you should bear in mind that the efficiency of an adhesive depends on the type of material it is applied to. In the case of name badges, this is a variety of fabrics; materials have very different, unusual surfaces, which often prove more challenging for adhesives than a regular, flat surface (such as a box or a sheet of paper). In fact, because of the unusual surface created by the fibres in fabrics, a permanent adhesive will only achieve the adhesion of a removable (or temporary) adhesive, and you may find that a removable label actually struggles to remain in place.
So, if you’re looking for labels to use as name badges, feel free to browse through our range of standard permanent adhesives (although you should steer clear of our high tack and marine adhesive options). We recommend using our standard matt white paper labels or – for a bit of fun – why not try something a bit more colourful and take a look at our coloured labels (for subtle pastel shades), fluorescent labels (for a splash of vivid colour), or our gold and silver labels (for a shimmer of luxury and festivity).