New Advanced Designs: Josephine & Maria

We're excited to announce two new Advanced Designs, Josephine and Maria, featuring some interesting new backgrounds and fonts.

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To learn more about how to use these name badge designs with Big.first.name, please watch our short intro video.

Name Badge Designs: Final Frontier & Bevy of Guests

We've just added two new designs to our Advanced Design Collection. Both designs were created using our custom designs application.

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These designs are perfect for Name Badges and Tent Card Place Name Cards.

New Name Badge Designs with QRcodes and Barcodes

We're happy to announce two new designs featuring Barcodes and QRcodes. Both designs were created using our custom designs application.

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These designs are perfect for Name Badges and Tent Card Place Name Cards.

Cocktails and conversation flow wearing nametags!

SF New Tech founder Myles Weissleder has been using Big.first.name at some of their recent events.

Checkout this news broadcast below from ABC news covering an event last year.

How many names can you spot?

(or view the video here)

Easter Activity Ideas

Looking for something extra for your Easter Egg Hunt, or Easter Party, or Easter professional business conference? These two new easter designs are available for your name badges, nametags and tent cards.

Our name badge designers have been hard at work[1] creating four new designs that have now been added to our collection. Introducing...

Easter Egg Event Hunt and Happy Easter Celebration

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Four New Name Badge Designs for Meetings and Meetups

Our name badge designers have been hard at work[1] creating four new designs that have now been added to our collection. Introducing...

New Connections and Messy Meeting

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Industry Icebreaker and College Reunion

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These designs work great on all Name Badge and Tent Card standard template sizes.

[1] (Ok - so it only took a few minutes using the Big.first.name custom designer application.)

2 New Halloween Name Badge and Tent Card Templates

Spooks, spirits, spectres, ghosts, ghouls, phantoms, Frankenstein, witches and superheroes. Halloween can be a confusing time trying to work out exactly who is who.

We're happy to announce two new designs to help add something special to your Halloween festivities.

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These designs are perfect for created Halloween Name Badges and Halloween Tent Card Place Name Cards.

Free Event Direction Sign Maker

The Big.first.name Free Event Direction Sign Maker is now available! We've made this so that your first-time attendees can easily find your room or location.

It's very easy to use (try it now!). We you hope you find it useful.

Free Meetup Signs Free Meeting Signs Free Conference Signs

QR Codes for Name Badges and Labels

We've added support for QR-Codes so you can create Nametags, Name Badges and Place Name cards that contain QR-Codes using Big.first.name. The QR-Codes on your name badges can contain any information about your guests or event.

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Big.first.name will automatically scale the design and QR Code so that it fits the badges or labels you are using. Using a custom design template you can create your own design for badges or cards that contain a QRcode.

Using the QR-Code Label design or a similar custom design you can easily print QR-Code labels for any purpose.

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Christmas Place Name Cards & Christmas Party Badges

We've added some new advanced designs with Christmas theme so you can now make your own printable Christmas Dinner Place Name Cards and printable Christmas Party Nametags using Big.first.name.

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Using a custom template you can create your own design for badges or cards.

Have any photos of your Christmas Dinner table and Christmas place name cards? Let us know support@big.first.name

Mr Mobbles Magical Emporium

Big.first.name Name Badges were used at the recent Mr Mobbles Magical Emporium event.

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Flickr has more photos and name badges from the event.

New: Printable Place Name Cards!

A new addition to Big.first.name - Name Place Cards (aka: Place Name Cards, Place Cards, Name Cards, wedding place cards, Tent Cards).

Standard tent card sizes have been added to our system to take the pain out of configuring templates correctly.

Our designs automatically rotate guest names upside-down for easy printing on two-sided folding tent cards.

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Place Name Cards can be printed out on your printer just like our Name Badges are. In fact you could use the same event list to print out both Name Badges and Place Name Cards!

For further information see the official press release, New Web Application Benefits Events Organisers Working On Tight Budges.

12 New Nametag Template Designs

Big.first.name has just added 12 new name tag template designs to our collection!

Included are:

  • Color Texta
  • Old School Texta
  • Classic Black
  • Original Black
  • Bold Colours with Avatar
  • Big.First.Name.Only
  • Bold Inverse
  • Friendly Black
  • Everything Plus
  • Big Picture
  • Big Logo
  • Small Logo

View all of the name badge templates. If you have a suggestion for a new design then please get in touch!

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Big.first.name at Hacker News London Meetup

Big.first.name name badges were once again on show at today's Hacker News HNLondon Meetup in London, hosted by Skills Matter.

Pictured below are Daniel Todd CEO & Founder of Time Toast and Laurie Young CEO & Founder of HabitualApp - both proudly displaying their Big.first.name Name Badges

Big.first.name Name Badges at Hacker News Meetup London

Rotaville Rota Mangement Software & Employee Scheduling

My new website project staff rota management using Rotaville is now live!

Rotaville inherits much of the technology that is used to power Big.first.name Name Badge Software.

Rotaville is a new online webapp for managing workplace rotas/rosters/staff schedules. Staff and Shifts can be easily scheduled by managers with an intuitive drag 'n' drop real-time web user interface.

Many business still rely on pen and paper or they are using an excel spreedsheet that is typically only available on the managers PC. Rotaville puts the schedule online so that it's available for all staff members to access from any computer. An iPhone or Android mobile version of the website is also available so that staff can check their shift times anytime anywhere.

Rotaville generates weekly schedules in a calendar format style that can be printed or emailed in PDF format.

Other features include reminder notifications, multiple manager support, staff list printing, and workplace discussion forums.

Check out Rotaville Rota Software at http://rotaville.com/.

Name Badges for your next XING event.

XING event guest lists can be exported as xml and then imported in to big.first.name to create name badges.

The import will automatically include the XING profile picture of each guest in to the big.first.name avatar field. So that your name badges generated will include the familiar profile picture from the XING website.

Meetup202: NYC Affiliate Marketing Meetup Group

Ryan Pamplin, assistant organizer of the Meetup202: NYC Affiliate Marketing Meetup Group, used Big.first.name to make some name badges for their recent First NYC Meetup.

Ryan reports about the name badges he made:

People were impressed by them. Your web app saved me a lot of time and hassle. (I was going to use mail-merge in Word). The badges printed properly (lined up) on the first try, which was a pleasant surprise. Thank you.

Here is a photo from the event:

TechCrunch Pitch!

On July 10th Mike Butcher from TechCrunch UK hosted TechCrunch Pitch! in central London. Some Big.first.name Nametags were in action...

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Many more photos from the conference can be found on flickr

Having alignment problems when you print?

When printing out your nametags and name badges it sometimes can be hard to align the printer correctly. Printing on plain paper first can help your with this.

It's important to check that the print settings on your computer isn't scaling the print job up or down in size. Check that Page Scaling is set to "None" (and not say "Shrink to Printable Area").

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XING Networking In Savoya Castle

On March 13th the XING Pest and Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok regional group had a meeting at the Savoya castle hotel in Ráckeve, Hungry.

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Many more photos from the meeting can be found on flickr

Got Social Media?

On January 24th Got Social Media? (a conference about communication) was held at the Houston Technology Center. Some Big.first.name Nametags were in action...

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Many more photos from the conference can be found on flickr

420 Big First Name nametags at Bratwurst on Rails

Florian Görsdorf from the RubyUserGroup Berlin printed 420 big.first.name nametags for the recent Bratwurst-on-Rails event. Congratulations to RUG-B for organising such a successful opening event for RailsConfEurope 2007.

I was there and took some photos...

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Many more photos from the event can be found on flickr

Markeys Afternoon Seminar 27-06-2007 featuring big.first.name nametags!

Markeys branding recently held one of their Afternoon Seminars featuring some great big.first.name nametag action.

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(images link to full size images on flickr with attribution)

View the full set of photos here.

Big.first.name nametags at railscamp07

Ben did some big.first.name nametags for railscamp07

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(images link to full size images on flickr with attribution)