Yes. At the end of the complementary design process, in which you’ll have unlimited control over the creative direction, you’ll receive a digital mockup. This is exactly what we’ll send to the factory and is provided within one to two business days after payment of your invoice or before if you request it. If it’s not exactly what you were imagining, send it back for further perfecting — and if it’s exactly what you want, send it to our factories immediately by approving it.
Since the approved mockup and manufactured dog tags rarely differ, we do not produce a physical sample for orders unless requested. This gets you your order faster.
For deluxe printed, die struck, and enamel dog tags, we do meet requests for photographic or physical samples. This will increase your manufacturing and overall turnaround times. We email photographs of samples for free, with an increased turnaround time of 8 to 10 days. We can also ship the physical sample to you for a fully tactile experience; turnaround time is increased by 9 to 13 days in addition to a fee for express shipping.
We do not provide sample orders at discounted pricing; your full invoice must be paid before we produce a sample. We do not provide samples for quick-print dog tags orders.
Yes. But to ensure legibility, letters should be at least 1.5 mm tall for printed dog tag designs.
For embossed/debossed lettering on enamel dog tags, it is possible to achieve legible text as small as 1mm tall. We recommend a contrasting enamel color with small print like this as that allows the fine print to be legible. Otherwise, minimum size of 1.5 – 2.0 mm is recommended for die-struck or metal-plated areas of your design.
The measurements of your dog tag will depend on the style you choose. The following sizes are regarded as standard; if you request a size outside of them, there will be an upcharge determined on a case-by-case basis. All dog tags except quick-prints enjoy a full design area.
Enamel dog tags:
• 3-4 cm wide
• 5-7 cm tall
• 1.0-2.5 mm thick
Die struck dog tags:
• 2-3 cm wide
• 4-5 cm tall
• 1.0-2.0 mm thick
Deluxe printed dog tags:
• 2-3 cm wide
• 4-5 cm tall
• 0.5-1.0 mm thick
Quick-print dog tags can only be printed in one size:
• 1 1/18″ wide
• 2″ tall
• ≈1.0 mm thick
• 1″ by 1 3/4″ design area
Yes. Enamel, die struck, and deluxe printed dog tag styles can be fashioned into custom shapes, but there may be some size and design limitations. If the shape you have in mind requires your dog tag size to exceed the standard range, there may be added expenses. Let your creative specialist know what you’re thinking, and they’ll confirm whether or not we are able to accommodate your unique dog tag shape.
We cannot provide custom shapes for quick-print dog tags.
We put a lot of thought into our prices. Some of the more important variables are quantity, stylistic add-ons, size and “surface area” of the modifications — i.e., how much printing or other graphically-related work does the project require? The person most equipped to give you a price for your product is your sale representative or our useful DIY — both can give you a detailed analysis of your quote and what things featured into our per-item price. Happy hunting!
No, we don’t. If you’re looking for a no-minimum dog tags producer, we’re one of the few folks who do that. Still, we recommend that if you’re going the through trouble to order one, you might as well have a dozen or more made — your sales representative would be happy to show how the per-price unit goes down tremendously after even ten items. That’s because we spread the cost of your unique custom dog tags’ set-up across however many that you order.
That said, if you want something that’s truly one of a kind, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be happy to make a limited edition run of just one.