Practically every apartment complex, parking garage, government facility, and private companies with large groups of employees utilize parking permit tags of one type or another.
Parking permit hang tags are one of the most utilized because they can be put on and taken off at will.
Hang Tag Parking Permits – Available Materials and Finishes
The Hang tags are usually die cut from .015″ or .035″ thick flexible white polyethylene plastic sheet stock. Some decal printers are now offering them in “earth-friendly” polyethylene that contains up to 70% recycled materials.
Also, they come in finishes of white (natural), white reflective, chrome polyester, and prismatic polyester. They are typically screen-printed in lots of 125, 250, 500, or more, depending on the size of the client. Many sizes are available from the mini – less than 3″ x 3″ – to the giant – almost 3.5″ x 9″ – and almost any color(s) can be printed, from spot stock colors to spot Pantone Matching System to full color (4CP). Check here to see more of this tag sizing.
Best Ways to Print and Display Park Tags
Modern technology as created some convenient tools to use in conjunction with the hang tag park entry passes, such as the bar code scanner or number scanner. They can be imprinted with a bar code, QS code, or consecutive numbering that’ll keep cars and people out who shouldn’t be there.
Because of the easy removability, they can be taken off and scanned, or scanned upon entry to a parking lot or parking garage, and slipped on over the rear view mirror.
If a park lot is manned by a security booth, consecutively numbered parking permit tags can be utilized as there will be a sequence of numbers that the booth has been provided telling the operator which ones are valid due to the sequence of numbers being used at that time. Consecutive numbering is typically available in 7/32″ – 3/8″ – 1/2″ – 3/4″ – and 1″ number/letter sequences for facilities purchasing park entry permits.
There are other types of permit stickers available than hang tags such as exterior adhesive decals, interior face adhesive decals, and face adhesive static clings, but the tag labels remain, in our opinion, the most versatile permit available, although RFID parking systems are becoming more common as well, although they are costly compared to the more economical parking stickers.
Some have asked whether RFID will completely be used in the future, and the answer I would give is probably not, but I don’t know for certain. Military bases still want to get a visual on drivers and passengers coming into the bases, and even with RFID many facilities still want to make sure the face is familiar in the car. And there are many homeowner associations in gated communities, smaller companies, smaller schools, and the like that simply may not be able to afford to convert to RFID at current pricing levels. But since I’ve never claimed to be a prophet, I’ll stick with – I don’t know if the available tag labels and decals will become obsolete.
Organizations That Require Parking Permits
Here are some of the organizations and permit types that we’ve provided over the past 20 years –
- Schools, Colleges, and Universities
- Sports Arenas
- Handicapped Park Permits
- Homeowner Associations
- Employee or Tenant Entry Pass
- Hospital Parking
- Parking Garages
- Entry Parking Permit Tags
- Boat Permit Passes
- Government Facilities
- Military Bases
- Convention Centers