Get Fired Up with a Tagging Gunby Stacey Sitton | 4th December, 2015
Get fired up with a tagging gun
With the sale season upon us, followed in quick succession by new season stock, tagging items can quickly become the bane of your life
But, as with anything, the right equipment can help make light work of this otherwise monotonous and fiddly job. We supply attachment equipment to such a vast range of retail outlets that we have 12 different tagging guns (Kimble guns or attachment guns – whatever you like to call them) for you to choose from.
Entry level attachment guns
They start with our ever popular QuickTag Standard Gauge MK2 for the pocket money price of just £3.29 – which customers tell us proves to be great value and very easy to use.
Working through the models (as well as our Essentials range QuickTag, we offer tried and trusted brands such as Dennison and the Tach-It Express Tagger), you are sure to find one here that will help you to attach tickets and labels to almost any item – from clothing to soft toys, to attach spare button bags or instructions or even to just link groups of items together.
To help you choose the right tagging gun for your merchandise, we asked our experienced buyers to talk us through some of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to buying a tagging gun:
Avery Dennison, Tach-It, QuickTag… Why do you offer so many different brands of tagging gun?
Some of our customers have a favoured brand they have come to love working with. It could be Tach-It – the famous Japanese Banok brand renowned for its superb trigger action and quality, or an Avery Dennison which is probably the most famous tagging gun brand.
The QuickTag range is exclusive to Morplan and offers all the features of bigger brands but at a fraction of the cost. Check out our short video here which shows you just how easy it is to work a QuickTag Mk3 gun, including how to change the attachments and needle.
Standard or fine gauge tagging gun?
Your choice of standard or fine gauge tagging gun refers to the width of the needle – and so the size of the hole it creates.
Broadly speaking, standard size (gauge) needle guns are for general purpose and mainly designed for tagging garments made from heavier nylons. These standard tagging guns can tag a maximum thickness of half an inch or 12.5mm.
For finer fabrics and materials, you’d be better off using a fine needle price tagging gun. The needle size on these guns is 50% smaller in diameter and they can punch through garments with a maximum thickness of 6mm.
Unfortunately the guns and needles are not interchangeable so you can only use standard gauge attachments in standard guns and fine gauge attachments in fine gauge guns. Of course, with our
Whatever item you are tagging, you should always attach labels in an area where the small hole left by the needle won’t notice… on a care label or in the lining, for example.
Length of attachment needle
Another consideration is the length of the needle – we do offer longer needle guns for thicker items such as upholstery, sock bundles or towel bales.
Why do some tagging guns include an integral cutting blade?
Our Mk2 and Mk3 guns feature needles with integral cutting blades. This means that when the attachments are fired, they are then automatically separated from the strip in one smooth action.
What is a micropitch attachment?
Micropitch attachments have twice the number of attachments on just the one strip. This means, less time spent reloading the gun.
Are there any other ways I can use my tagging gun?
Plenty! Manufacturers sometimes use them to secure pleats and folds in fabric, they can be used to attach spare buttons or bead bags, to fix accessories to hangers or to stop merchandising cards falling off (we find they are used for this purpose a lot among babywear retailers).
What ‘accessories’ might I need for attaching labels or tags?
We have lots of different sized needles and attachments for you to choose from and of course, tickets. These include plain white tickets, coloured ones, pre-printed ones to uniformly state a size or price and sale ones to help promote discounted stock
Of course, as wonderful as we believe our tagging guns are, there will always be items that cannot be pierced with a needle. For these, why not try one of our hand-applied loop fasteners? These can simply be threaded through buckles, lace holes, straps etc without leaving even the tiniest of holes. Ideal for leather goods, jewellery, shoes and accessories.
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