RETAIL APPLICATIONS

This is one of our most commonly used string options, due to its ability to fit snugly around a product. It is a versatile option, but most of all, it can be applied to almost any product in a retail context. Importantly, it can be applied to any product without the use of an applicator. We offer a range of different types, in a large array of colors, for every design and for every budget. From our basic standard elastic to our non-fray and metallic options, we have a solution. We invite you to view all of these material options to find the best fit for your project. Please take a moment to browse the categories below, and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

AN OPTION FOR EVERY PROJECT

For any tag that needs to remain in place, this string option is a physical requirement. Most wine and liquor bottles need no more than our standard elastic in a stock color. This also works well for coat check and valet tags, or for luggage tags, but perfume bottles are another matter. For customers with extremely discerning accounts in fashion and beauty markets, our non-fray option is an industry standard. We stock this particular item in a variety of rich colors for your projects of distinction. Holiday gifts and items at the higher end of the market benefit from the reflective glint of our metallic elastic. If you are not sure about what kind you need, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to hear about the particulars of your tag project and guide you toward optimal material choices.

STANDARD ELASTIC

Our standard elastic works well with many different types of tag stringing projects. It is also the most commonly specified elastic option we have. We always stock standard elastic in black, white, red, and a mustard antique gold color. This type of elastic is a good choice for any product that is packaged in a jar, bottle, or container. We also see it used for luggage, valet, and coat check tags. This option is also useful for quickly applying tags to apparel and other gifts items in a retail context.

Standard Black Elastic

Our standard black elastic is very often selected for hang tags on bottles of all kinds. Black is a natural choice for matching the color palette of almost any hang tag design, and looks quite appealing when paired with a monochromatic design.

A coil of our standard elastic in black.
A coil of our standard elastic in black.
A spool of our standard elastic in black.
A spool of our standard elastic in black.
White folded tags with a gray border strung with standard elastic in black.
White folded tags with a gray border strung with standard elastic in black.
Red ochre tags strung with standard elastic in black.
Red ochre tags strung with standard elastic in black.

Standard White Elastic

Our standard white elastic is often used for health and wellness products, or bath and toiletry items. This option, slightly less expensive than the other three colors, is the most economical option for stringing a hang tag with elastic.

A coil of our standard elastic in white.
A coil of our standard elastic in white.
A spool of our standard elastic in white.
A spool of our standard elastic in white.
Assortment of nickel-eyeletted luggage tags in various colors strung with standard elastic in white.
Assortment of nickel-eyeletted luggage tags in various colors strung with standard elastic in white.
Green and white tags with foliage graphic strung with standard elastic in white.
Green and white tags with foliage graphic strung with standard elastic in white.

Standard Red Elastic

Our standard red elastic is used on gift items, such as for holidays or romantic occasions. This is bold, eye-catching alternative to standard black or white elastic works best, in our experience, with one-color printing on a pale stock.

A coil of our standard elastic in red.
A coil of our standard elastic in red.
A spool of our standard elastic in red.
A spool of our standard elastic in red.
Folded red tags strung with standard elastic in red.
Folded red tags strung with standard elastic in red.
Folded white tags with red logo strung with standard elastic in red.
Folded white tags with red logo strung with standard elastic in red.

Standard Antique Gold Elastic

Our standard antique gold elastic has been referred to as ‘mustard’ or ‘dyed gold’ and is a novel, economical alternative to using a much more expensive gold metallic elastic. This color of elastic can be found on specialty food products and wines.

A coil of our standard elastic in antique gold.
A coil of our standard elastic in antique gold.
A spool of our standard elastic in antique gold.
A spool of our standard elastic in antique gold.
Pink and white tags with gold copy strung with standard elastic in antique gold.
Pink and white tags with gold copy strung with standard elastic in antique gold.
Green die-cut circle tags strung with standard elastic in antique gold.
Green die-cut circle tags strung with standard elastic in antique gold.

NON-FRAY ELASTIC

Our non-fray elastic is the standard for luxury goods products. Non-fray elastic is a great choice for jewelry tags. We also find that customers request it for tags on cosmetics, garments, and accessories. Our non-fray elastic is our neatest elastic option, although it is not completely fray-free. This is a must-have in any context where the attention of the consumer is focused on smaller high-end products.

Black Non-Fray Elastic

Black non-fray elastic is one of the two colors we always have in stock. This is an excellent choice for so many different kinds of products. After all, black looks good next to just about everything. Consequently, it is no surprise that black is by far the most frequently specified color.

A coil of our black non-fray elastic.
A coil of our black non-fray elastic.
A spool of our black non-fray elastic.
A spool of our black non-fray elastic.
Stitched booklets strung with black non-fray elastic.
Stitched booklets strung with black non-fray elastic.
Black tags with black copy strung with black non-fray elastic.
Black tags with black copy strung with black non-fray elastic.

White Non-Fray Elastic

White nonfray elastic is the second of two colors we always have in stock. This is a natural choice for a similarly wide range of products as our black nonfray elastic, This elastic is most often selected in white for cosmetics or body care products. We have also seen it with tags for eyewear and other accessories.

A coil of our white non-fray elastic.
A coil of our white non-fray elastic.
A spool of our white non-fray elastic.
A spool of our white non-fray elastic.
Plaid tags strung with white non-fray elastic.
Plaid tags strung with white non-fray elastic.
Pastel-colored tags strung with white non-fray elastic.
Pastel-colored tags strung with white non-fray elastic.

Green Non-Fray Elastic

Green nonfray elastic is a natural choice for seasonal items in the springtime. It handsomely complements everything from holiday chocolate to jewelry and other accessories. We also like it for fragrances, aromatherapy, garden-themed products, and other items to delight the senses.

A coil of our green non-fray elastic.
A coil of our green non-fray elastic.
A spool of our green non-fray elastic.
A spool of our green non-fray elastic.
White tags with gold copy strung with green non-fray elastic.
White tags with gold copy strung with green non-fray elastic.
Stitched booklets strung with green non-fray elastic.
Stitched booklets strung with green non-fray elastic.

Blue Non-Fray Elastic

Our blue nonfray elastic is darker than a cobalt, and lighter than navy. This is a stately option for any design. We find this color is most commonly used with backyard, outdoor, and pool products, as well as culinary items.

A coil of our blue non-fray elastic.
A coil of our blue non-fray elastic.
A spool of our blue non-fray elastic.
A spool of our blue non-fray elastic.
White folded tags strung with blue non-fray elastic.
White folded tags strung with blue non-fray elastic.
Brown paper envelopes strung with blue non-fray elastic.
Brown paper envelopes strung with blue non-fray elastic.

Gold Non-Fray Elastic

Our gold nonfray elastic is a beautiful alternative to metallic elastic. This will not reflect light in quite the same way as the latter. Nevertheless, this bright shade of gold is often used for holiday confectionery and other gifting products.

A coil of our gold non-fray elastic.
A coil of our gold non-fray elastic.
A spool of our gold non-fray elastic.
A spool of our gold non-fray elastic.
Weathered-looking tags strung with gold non-fray elastic.
Weathered-looking tags strung with gold non-fray elastic.
Dark brown tags strung with gold non-fray elastic.
Dark brown tags strung with gold non-fray elastic.

Gray Non-Fray Elastic

Gray nonfray elastic has a beautiful velvety sheen that catches the light. This makes it a natural choice for more reserved or austere high-end packaging. This is a great choice for fragrance packaging, or for a tag on a couture garment or accessory, or even for coat check tags at fine establishments.

A coil of our gray non-fray elastic.
A coil of our gray non-fray elastic.
A spool of our gray non-fray elastic.
A spool of our gray non-fray elastic.
Brown tags with blue copy strung with gray non-fray elastic.
Brown tags with blue copy strung with gray non-fray elastic.
Nickel-eyeletted tags strung with gray non-fray elastic.
Nickel-eyeletted tags strung with gray non-fray elastic.

Brown Non-Fray Elastic

Brown nonfray elastic has a huge range of applications, owing in part to the compatibility of varying neutral shades. The obvious color connection with chocolate and confectionery bears repeating, but it also works with haberdashery, accessories, and all things sartorial.

A coil of our brown non-fray elastic.
A coil of our brown non-fray elastic.
A spool of our brown non-fray elastic.
A spool of our brown non-fray elastic.
Brown and white striped tags strung with brown non-fray elastic.
Brown and white striped tags strung with brown non-fray elastic.
Tan die-cut tags with a maroon border strung with brown non-fray elastic.
Tan die-cut tags with a maroon border strung with brown non-fray elastic.

COMPARISON: Standard vs. Non-Fray

The two images of finished, strung hang tags in the panels below show how the ‘tails’, or ends of the loops of string (specifically, the portion past the knot) will appear when finished. Our nonfray elastic is not completely free from fraying, but as you can see in the photo, it does so much less than our standard elastic.

Visit our Contact page in order to request samples of our standard elastic and our nonfray elastic so you can feel the difference between the two materials for yourself.

Tails of our standard black elastic.
Tails of our standard black elastic, shown for comparison to non-fray elastic.
Tails of our black non-fray elastic.
Tails of our black non-fray elastic, shown for comparison to standard elastic.

METALLIC ELASTIC

Metallic elastic is a high-end option that we often see specified for tags on gift items. The reason for using metallic elastic is evident, since the gaze of the consumer naturally follows that which gleams in the light. This option is sure to draw the attention of the consumer to any given product. After browsing through the sample images below, we urge you not to hesitate in contacting us to request samples of these fine elastics. You will want to see how they catch the light for yourself.

Gold Metallic Elastic

This is our most-specified option, and a very popular choice for tags on gifts. We see it used on all sorts of products sold in the run-up to the winter holidays. You will find this on chocolates, liquors, wines, and other gift items like fragrances, cosmetics, candles, and specialty foods.

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A spool of our gold metallic elastic.
A spool of our gold metallic elastic.
Vermilion tags with a gold foil border strung with our gold metallic elastic.
Vermilion tags with a gold foil border strung with our gold metallic elastic.
Heart-shaped folded tags with a gold foil border, strung with our gold metallic elastic.
Heart-shaped folded tags with a gold foil border, strung with our gold metallic elastic.

Silver Metallic Elastic

This is another option typically used during the winter holidays. We find that it is used most often with high-end garments and accessories. It also sees use with a range of cosmetic, beauty, and hair-care products, as well as with liquors, wines, and home decor.

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A spool of our silver metallic elastic.
A spool of our silver metallic elastic.
White tags with silver foil border strung with our silver metallic elastic.
White tags with silver foil border strung with our silver metallic elastic.
Dark gray tags with red copy strung with our silver metallic elastic.
Dark gray tags with red copy strung with our silver metallic elastic.