KeyTags Basics

Plastic Key Tags - Printing Basics At-A-Glance

Printing on plastic key tags requires a compact design with minimal messaging due to the small size of the tag. A well designed key tag incorporating the right features will provide your customers, and your staff, with an easy to use - and carry - piece of marketing nirvana. has the features you'll need, including popular card sizes, plastic materials in various sizes, variable printing - even mailing solutions. The guidelines are offered to give you a well rooted start to your project - helping you to rely on as your best source for photo quality, feature rich plastic tags at competitive prices.

As you start your project, please note that will be digitally printing your key tags to provide you with high quality graphics including logos, photos and varying colors of text. Digital printing can cost slightly more than traditional one or two color printing on colored tags. But, the white material used in digital printing cost slightly less. The digital choice provides you with the sharp detailed printing required on small format plastic tags at cost-conscious prices. The key tags you see with the crystal clear graphics were probably printed in full-digital color on white cards.


Our custom key tags are available as individual plastic tags or as part of a sheet for more convenient mailing. Integrating a key tags as part of a mailer, makes distribution a much easier project. The mailer and key tags are printed in full process color. The key tags can also be printed on the back in 1 or 4 colors. The mailer and the tags can be personalized with variable information like names or numbers. This gives you the ability to personalize each sheet- and each key tag.

Key tags are available in these sizes.

  • 2 3/8" x 1 1/8" 1 up key tag
  • 3 3/8" x 2 1/8" 2 up key tag
  • 3 3/8" x 2 1/8" 3 up key tag
  • 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" Card w/ 1 tag
  • 3 3/8" x 4 1/4" Card w/ 2 tags
  • 4 1/2" x 2 1/8" Card w/ 1 tag
  • 5 1/2" x 2 1/8" Card w/ 2 tags
  • 6 1/8" x 2 1/8" Card w/ 3 tags
  • 6 3/4" x 2 1/8" Card w/ 3 tags

Custom sizes are also available. Be sure to contact customer service for additional information.

Consider ordering plastic card mailers when:

  • You will be distributing more than 500 plastic cards
  • You would like to personalize each card and/or each sheet


Our standard white 30 mil plastic composite construction is the most economical choice for full color plastic tag printing. Traditional credit cards are printed on this same material. If you're considering custom material, please let your customer service team know. They can give you information that will help you make the right decisions about custom materials versus our standard white 30 mil composite tag stock.


Barcodes and variable printing are the most popular and useful option available for key tag printing.  We also offer you options for different laminates on your key tags.

Barcodes can be added to ease card use when barcode scanners are available. can print your key tags in almost any barcode symbology - except for the 128 barcode set. Barcodes can be printed on either side of your tags.

Adding personalization or other variable information can speed up tag use and provide a quick way to identify a tag to a specific customer or user. We can add variable information like names and numbers to individual or mailer key tags.

Laminates can extend the life of your tags and add some graphic appeal. Our matte laminate can be added as a custom option to make one entire side of your key tags write able.