Deadlines are deadlines, and schedules tend to be unforgiving, particularly on short runs, or small orders. When there is not enough time to send a job to us for stringing, knotted loops are also available. This is a very popular option for last-minute emergencies, which is so often the case.
A PRACTICAL WORK-AROUND
We produce knotted loops by running our stringing machines without loading tags into the machines. When time does not permit for stringing a short run of tags, these knotted loops prove very useful to some of our clientele. We can run knotted loops a bit faster than we can run tags through a machine, quickly yielding large quantities. This can be useful with a tight deadline, or if a production line requires an emergency partial order.
WORKING WITH KNOTTED LOOPS
In many cases, we would ship these knotted loops to the location where the tags are produced, or to where the tags are applied to a product. Production staff at that location, such as a bottling plant or other distribution facility, would then apply the loops to the tags. Loops also frequently find use in hand-application processes for distinctive tags with holes of unusual shape or size. In addition, loops can also be used in multiple-tag assemblies or other hand assembly projects.
Knotted Loops for Hand Application
We can ship you bundles of pre-knotted loops that you can loop through pre-drilled or pre-punched tags for that last-minute production run. We can also do the looping for you. Check out our Hand Assembly page for more information.
Knots with Trimmed Tails
The trimming of “tails” is a frequently selected option for metallic lamé loops, among other strings. “Tails” denotes an industry term for the portion of the loop past the knot. Our machines do not control the length or appearance of the tails. As such, our staff can trim loops by hand, yielding a neater appearance.