Magnetic Name Tags: How They Work & Why They’re Popular

Looking to purchase name tags for the staff members of your company? Make sure you get name badges that will last and provide employees a fast and convenient way to identify themselves to clients and customers. Magnetic name tags are by far the most popular style. If you have questions about how magnets apply firmly to the badges, and cling safely onto different kinds of clothing, we hope these images will answer your questions before you place an order.

Among the many name tag backing types we offer, magnets are best for wearing with professional clothing because they do not leave holes or tears that traditional pins do. If you want to ensure that your staff members wear name tags that won’t get lost, these magnets provide a strong hold to all types of clothing.

How do Magnetic Name Tags Work?

Once you have your name badges designed using our design tool, select magnets as your backing type and this is how they will appear on the back of your badges:

Name Badge Magnet
Back View of Magnetic Name Tag

The metal strip is firmly applied with durable adhesive onto the back of plastic or metal name tags, depending on which you choose. These are convenient and allow for easy on-and-off use that won’t leave holes in clothing.The blue plastic strip features 3 strong magnets that will hold the name badge onto all types of clothing, whether it is a thin business shirt or a wool blazer.

Magnetic Strip
Magnetic Strip Applied to Metal Strip on the Back of a Name Tag

The blue plastic strip that contains the 3 round magnets features a warning to remind anyone with a pacemaker not to use magnets. “Caution – Magnetic Device, Do Not Use with Pacemaker.” If you are in charge of ordering name badges for your office staff, it is important to be aware of employees who have a pacemaker.


Name tags with magnets look professional and are easy-to-use. If you are concerned whether magnets will hold the badges in place, Name Tag Wizard can assure you they affix to all types of clothing strongly. No worrying about whether staff will lose their badges!

Magnetic Name Badge on Shirt
Magnetic Name Tag Applied to Collar

Magnets give employees the chance to wear their name tag with different outfits. These can either be affixed to their shirt collar, shirt pocket or anywhere else that is convenient for the type of attire they are wearing.



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