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New Easier-To-Wear Personal Tags Without Adhesive, Pins Or Plastic Holders

has developed a new category of wearable Personal Tags that attach to ones clothing with a new “paperclip-like” clip. Called the Contour Clip®, it uses two flat fingers similar to paperclips that clamp over an edge of the collar, lapel or pocket. These wide flat fingers provide increased grip while not producing creases in the fabric like traditional bulldog clips. Furthermore, because the badge or tag is attached directly to a round post on the clip, the tag rotates to remain straight - permitting the tag to be attached in any orientation. Being the first new clothing attachment is almost 100 years, the recently issued patent compares this new attachment-means to early pins and alligator clips when fabrics were less delicate.

Personal tags today provide more information than just names. Badges and Tags display barcodes and QR Codes, along with titles, organizations and graphics. These facilitate mobile media recording the contact information that is so essential during face-to-face events. Without a plastic holder, badges and personal tags are very lightweight (only 3 grams) and easier-to-wear near eye-level. As we all know, presenting our visual nametags to others is important during face-to-face conversations.

Badgetec developed the Contour Clip® to provide faster, easier and more eco-friendly issuing of badges and personal tags. With the Contour Clip® ‘paperclip’ attachment, it slides on by tactile-feel alone. The badges are made of durable cardstock or white polyester (waterproof), which require no plastic holder. Standard 8.5x11” diecut sheets have slots punched at the top of each tag (round, rectangular or other shapes) for attaching the clip. In addition, these standard size sheets can be printed using Microsoft Word (AVERY®) templates on most office laser/inkjet printers. One then simply separates the badges from the sheet and issues them.

BADGETEC was established in 2010. Headquartered in New York, Badgetec is a socially and environmentally responsible developer and manufacturer of eco-friendly products, providing recyclable and/or reusable cost-effective products, appropriate for their purpose while maintaining professional quality. All products are made in the USA.

For more information and inquiries, visit:, email, Phone (877) 403-7797, Fax (815) 425-8783, or write Badgetec Corporation, PO Box 1764, New City NY 10956