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Customised Key Tags for Clubs & Sporting Organisations

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ActionBadges can create a key tag design to suit your needs and your budget, giving you a unique, quality item that will identify your organisation, product, school or club.  Our designers will be happy to advise you on the best material and manufacturing style to achieve the outcome you desire.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum number of key tags that I need to order?

Minimum order quantity is 100.

How is the price determined?

Each quote is calculated based on your design requirements. Our best price is provided for each job.

The price is determined by the following factors:

  • Size – as measured at the longest part of the key ring.
  • Decoration – eg. soft enamel with epoxy or hard enamel.
  • Number of enamel colours – the more colours, the higher the price.
  • Finish – eg. an antique finish may increase the cost.
  • Unique numbering – individual numbering on each key ring will incur an additional cost.
  • The Die – The die costs vary depending on whether it is a one or two sided key ring or whether it is two or three dimensional design.
  • Quantity – quantity discounts apply. The higher the order quantity, the lower cost per key ring. Minimum quantity is 100.
  • Delivery – Key rings can be collected from our Riverwood, NSW premises. Alternatively, delivery charges incur an additional fee. 

For new customers 50% of order value is payable at time of order, and balance is payable 14 days after delivery, or on terms as otherwise agreed in writing.

What are Stamped Key Tag?

A stamped key tag involves cutting a reverse image into a steel master die then stamping that image into a press to produce the key ring.

 

Creating the key tag colours

In the case of a stamped coloured key tag, raised metal borders define the design and separate the coloured areas. The colour is added by hand with soft enamel paints. For a glossy look, the key ring can be finished with a clear epoxy coating.

Metal Finishes

Key ring designs can be created in silver, brass or copper. Choose an antique finish for a more prestigious appearance and to highlight the images, particularly in three-dimensional designs.

Stamp the back of the key Tag

Make maximum use of your key tag by stamping a message on the back.  Key rings can also be produced with consecutive numbers stamped on the back, which is useful for identifying members or keeping track of keys.

What are Die Cast Key Tags?

The die cast process allows Action Badges to produce designs that are not possible or economical by the stamping method.

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Key ring designs best suited to die cast:

  • Designs incorporating cut through wording or images
  • Three dimensional logos
  • Thicker designs (stamped designs are made up to 2mm thick whereas die cast can be 4 to 5mm thick)

Use the back of the key ring

Make maximum use of your key ring by incorporating a message on the back.  Key rings can also be produced with consecutive numbers on the back, which is useful for identifying members or keeping track of keys.

What are Soft-i (PVC) Key Tags?

Soft-i key tags are made from strong, flexible PVC. Key ring designs can be made in any size or shape and up to 3 to 4mm thick. They are a new, innovative handmade product.

Accurate logo and image reproduction

Your key tag can be created with a high degree of detail through the use of colours and cut lines, which means your logo or character can be accurately reproduced. Key ring designs can be enhanced by the use of multi-levels and can be double sided or three dimensional.

Print on the back of the key ring

Make maximum use of your key tag by printing a message on the back. This can be added in a scratch resistant ink.

What are Printed Key Tags?

Printed key tag production involves printing an image onto a metal shape of your choice.

Versatile logo and image reproduction

Printed key tags are more versatile than stamped key rings. Colours, fonts and logos can be accurately matched without restricting the number of colours.

Shorter key ring production time

Lead times for the printed key tag process are generally shorter than other key ring manufacturing methods. In some cases there is no die or plate set-up charge.

Use the back of the key tag

Make maximum use of your key ring by printing or stamping a message on the back. Key rings can also be produced with consecutive numbers on the back, which is useful for identifying members or keeping track of keys.

Free Design Hints and Advice

Free Design Advice for your Key Tags

Top tips for designing Key Tags:

  • Simple and bold design. Remember less is better!
  • Choose contrasting colours. Dark enamel colours look best with bright gold or silver (nickel) plating. If your colours are predominantly light then you may consider black nickel plating for the raised metal areas.
  • Choose any reasonable size and shape. Don’t restrict your imagination - almost anything is possible!

Ask for free design advice from the Action Badges design team. Our experienced consultants can assist you with design ideas free of charge. Once you’ve accepted our quote, our artists will transform your concept into production-ready artwork.

Enamel Colours

A wide range of colours is available. Keep in mind that lettering and outlines are nearly always raised metal with enamel colours to fill the recessed areas. Generally up to four or five colours are available as standard with Action Badges’ key rings. Extra colours are available at a slightly higher price.

Finishes

Your key tag can be made in a choice of gold, nickel (silver colour), bronze or black nickel metal plating. Choose a bright or antique-style finish.

Unique Numbering

Action Badges can provide unique numbering on each key tag, if required. This may be useful for identifying members or keeping track of keys.

Call us to request a free product sample. Get some ideas and see the quality of Action Badges’ key tags.

How is the size determined?

The size for pricing is expressed in millimetres as the longest 1 way measurement - e.g. if the key ring is 40mm long and 20mm wide the size would be 40mm.

What is the production time?

Normally production times are 4 to 5 weeks from the time you have signed off on the final artwork and have placed a firm order. However, if you have a tighter deadline, please let us know and we will advise if we are able to meet your required delivery date.

Delivery

Generally you need to allow 4 to 5 weeks from the time you have signed off on the final artwork AND have placed a firm order.

If you need to meet a deadline that requires a shorter lead time please let us know, and we will advise if we can meet the delivery date you require.

You can collect your goods from ACTION BADGES’ Riverwood, NSW showroom. Alternatively, we will dispatch by an appropriate delivery/mail service to any location. A delivery/postage charge will apply.