The basics regarding text formatting:
All tag text is centered, top to bottom, left to right.
Less lines of text will results in a larger font point size.
Tag text in engraved in UPPER CASE for easy readability.
If you can enter a given character it is in our font set.
If you cannot enter a given character it is not in our font set.
See pictures below of format samples
The basics regarding tag information:
We engrave whatever YOU FEEL will be most helpful to the finder of your lost pet to reunite you with
it and you can enter any text you want on any text line we offer.
Our standard format is illustrated below, this is not necessarily what I would recommend you have
engraved on your pet's tag. We can engrave both sides of most of the tags we offer, up to six lines
on each side (sixth line is limited to two letter state abbreviations). You may want to list
several phone numbers instead of an address, or you may want to have your vet's name and phone
number engraved on the back of the tag. We do recommend that you avoid putting your last name
behind your pet's name, this is obvious and will have the affect of making the font point size for
the pet's name smaller.
Again, as stated above: The less lines of text you request, the larger, and easier to read, the text
we do engrave on your pet's tag will be, e.g. if 1 line of text is requested it will be engraved in
a larger font point size than if 2 lines are requested, etc. All text is automatically centered top
to bottom and left to right. See examples below. All text is in all caps / upper case. We
cannot do accent marks or the underscore character. The site will not allow you to enter any
characters we cannot engrave on the tag you order. We only put quotes around the pet's name if you
enter them in the instruction fields.
More Isn't Better
(While pictures below are of plastic tags, all discussion about text formatting applies to stainless & brass tags as well.)
The Green Tag below looks good and is easy to read. The Red Tag has smaller letters and is more
difficult to read because unnecessary information has been requested. Putting your last name after
your pet's name is redundant and results in small cramped text, also avoid middle initials and long owner names:
THE CARLSONS / BOB CARLSON / CARLSON FAMILY are all good way to list names.
Consider the shape you are ordering too:
Round and Hearts narrow towards the bottom, lots of text on lines 4 & 5 may
result in a very cramped look.
You can make your tag easier to read by using the back, too.
The Yellow Tags below represent a two sided tag, front and back.
The Blue Tag represents a tag with all the same information engraved on one side.
How we make your pet's tag is up to you.
However, only one side is available for Cat Face, Dog Face, and CollarTags™.
You Can Have Other Information Engraved On The Tag
Such as medical information, messages, a vacation phone and address, cell phone, pager number.
Again, our formatting examples above are shown for plastic, but we also use these formatting techniques on stainless steel and brass tags.