# How to Create DIY Name Tags

How to Create DIY Name Tags

Name tags are a necessity that we often use in educational scenarios. However, ordinary paper name tags are prone to breakage and lack uniqueness. Therefore, this #How To will teach you how to personalize your name tag ideas using metal nametags and wooden boards.

You can take your unique and creative nametag ideas and create durable and personalized nametags by choosing the right materials and tools to make them. These unique name tags will not only add a special touch to an educational event but will also showcase your creativity and personality.

Why Make DIY Name Tags?

There are several important reasons why schools make name tags

• Identification and Security Management: Name tags help schools identify students and staff and ensure security on campus. By wearing name tags, school authorities can easily identify who belongs to the school staff and who is a visitor.

• Building Campus Culture and Cohesion:
Creative nameplates are part of a school's culture and can enhance a sense of belonging and cohesion among students and staff. Unique name tag ideas can highlight a school's culture and the creativity of students and faculty, and uniform name tag ideas can reinforce campus identity and promote campus community cohesion.

• Promote communication and socialization:
Name tags often have information such as an individual's name and grade level printed on them, which helps students and staff recognize and interact with each other more easily. Name tags can also be used as a topic of conversation at campus events to promote networking.

• Management and Monitoring:
Name tags can help schools manage student attendance and monitor when needed. For example, students may be required to present their name tags for identification when borrowing books from the library or participating in extracurricular activities.

• Stimulate children's creativity:
Children's imagination and creativity can be stimulated by encouraging them to be creative in designing personalized name tags. These personalized name tags are not only a tool for identification, but also a platform for students to showcase their style and ideas.

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Not only is the production of name tags in schools a management and safety measure, but name tag creativity is also an important part of school culture building, helping to promote socialization within schools and building a positive school climate.

By encouraging children's creativity, name tags can be a unique form of expression of school culture, providing students with the opportunity to display their individuality and imagination in bringing name tag ideas to life.

Materials and Tools Needed for DIY name tags

Colorful metal card and plywood DIY name tags

Traditional name tags are usually made with cardboard, but for this creative production, we chose unusual materials - gorgeous colorful metal cards and wood.

This innovation breaks away from the norm and injects more personality and unique style into the nametag. Through this novel combination of materials, we can achieve more colorful name tag ideas, so that the nametag is not only an identity mark but also a work of art to show personality and creativity.

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You can decide on the materials for your DIY name tags based on the bookmark ideas you have in mind and your personal preferences. In the next section, we will show you how to use materials such as basswood boards and tools like xTool P2, a versatile laser cutter for DIY name tags.

Laser Engraver to Craft DIY Name Tags

Tools play a crucial role in making DIY name tags, and choosing the right tools can significantly improve production efficiency and also help the environment.

We will use a P2 laser cutting machine as the main tool. This advanced equipment can not only realize cutting but also precision engraving, with a wide range of applications, can realize our name tag ideas.

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The xTool P2 laser cutting machine is not only capable of precise processing but also of mass production. Its highly efficient processing speed and precise cutting capabilities make it possible to directly process even an entire class of students' name tags at one time. This high production capacity allows for the quick and efficient realization of name tag ideas.

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xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools
xTool P2 55W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter for Schools

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The xTool P2 laser cutter is the ideal tool for bringing kids' name tag ideas to life. By creating with the xTool P2, students can create personalized name tags with ease by blending engraving and cutting techniques.

This laser cutter is highly sought after in educational environments not only because of its safety, power, and ease of operation but also because of its ability to meet a variety of needs and work with different materials.

In addition to its use in schools, the xTool P2 is also ideal for home projects. It can process a wide range of materials including wood and acrylic, opening up endless creative possibilities for home DIY projects. Whether you're an educator or a DIY enthusiast, the xTool P2 can help you explore new creative avenues, enhance your practical skills, and make every project a fun and educational experience.

How to Make DIY Name Tags with a Laser Cutter

Step 1: Download XCS software

 XCS is a laser engraving and cutting software developed by xTool and designed specifically for use with xTool lasers.
It is highly adaptable to the xTool laser and allows you to control the machine with ease.
Connecting the machine to the XCS makes it easy to go from designing the material to processing it, turning your imagination and creativity into something you can touch.

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Step 2: Draw Your Name Tag Ideas

Unleash your creativity and experiment with shapes, patterns, and text to create unique DIY business cards. Whether you like minimalist, cartoon, or abstract styles, there's inspiration for your DIY business card to express the name tag ideas you have in mind.


I'll show you how to use the various features of XCS software for DIY bookmarks. The XCS software comes with common graphic design and editing functions to help us better accomplish our graphic creations; and it is highly adaptable with the xTool laser equipment, enabling easy control of the equipment.

Next, we will lead you step by step to learn how to use XCS software to manipulate people's photos to create a distinctive and personalized nametag.

Connecting the machine to the XCS makes it easy to go from designing the material to processing it, turning your imagination and creativity into something you can touch.


Substep 2.1: Customized Name Tag Fonts

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- Using the Text module in the software
- Write your name or the words you want to write
- Adjust the Typeface and Style you want


Substep 2.2 : Handling of Name Tag Pictures

We in the production of the design of the nameplate creativity, want to put their favorite pictures or photos on the name tags, we can directly from the XCS software can be imported directly into the picture and its processing, which allows us to create a more convenient time, the use of a XCS software can complete the creation!

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- Select an image to import into the XCS software
- Click Edit image to start processing the image

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- Edit and adjust images with the delete tool, eraser, and screenshot tool
- Click Save when done to launch the editing screen


Substep 2.3 : Decorative Name Tag

In our previous How-to article, we detailed how to utilize the Shape module for bookmark creation in XCS software. Now, we can borrow the same approach to add the wide variety of shapes offered by the Shape module to our nameplate designs.

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- Click on Shape and choose your favorite pattern elements to add to the name tag

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- Click on the outline to adjust the desired size

Step 3 : Setting parameters for cutting/engraving

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- Select "Image" and set the parameters to Power:15, Speed:400
- Select "Cut" and set the parameters to Power:100, Speed:30
- Select "Engave" and set the parameters to Power:20, Speed:600
In addition to how to make wooden name tags, we will also show you how to realize name tag ideas on metal cards.

The design process is the same as the wooden nameplate, but it is worth noting that when designing the metal nameplate, the color of the picture needs to be "invert", and it is worth celebrating that we can invert the color with one click on the XCS software.

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When processing metal materials, you also need to pay attention to the adjustment of "Lines per cm", which affects the engraving effect. If the number of lines is too small, it will make the engraving effect blurred!

- Click on "Invert" to flip the color of the picture
- Select "Image" and set the parameters to Power:15, Speed:400, Lines per cm:300
- Select "Engave" and set the parameters to Power:25, Speed:600, Lines per cm:300

By this step, the design preparation before production has been completed, then next, you can start to make our name tag out.

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Step 4: Making DIY Name Tag

Through the above steps, we have adjusted the production of the required parameters. Next, you only need to click on the software and the machine. Wait a few moments and you'll get your self-made name tag!

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Take out the finished name tags, we can put them in a ferrule to wear them, or we can install pins to wear them.

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Through the above, we have prepared some already-designed DIY name tags for your reference. You can click the link below to download the file.

We will provide the XCS files required to create DIY name tag ideas.

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