Look for it listed about half way down the form.
How it works....
The printing is fast because thermal label printers are optimized for speed, and don't use ink.
EASILY ADD NAMES
IMPORT NAMES from your MEMBERSHIP SOFTWARE
PRINT AN ATTENDANCE REPORT
ADD PERSONALIZED INFO to EACH NAMETAG
PARTICIPANTS for an EVENT
Costs a FRACTION of what some other "check-In" software & nametag
even the pastor can use it...
Special Fellowship Events
Special Event & Vacation Bible School Registration
Name Badger installs on your PC, preferably a laptop so you can move Name Badger wherever you need it. You hook up your label printer to that computer.
What's the price of a label printer and labels?
We recommend putting Name Badger on a Laptop for portability
What's the price of LEGIBILITY?
Additional Name Badger Features:
Using Name Badger as a Check-in Program for Young Children
Name Badger was Designed and Tested by Christian Educators and Pastors
Purchasing your label printer...
There are many good thermal label printers available online or at your local office supply store between $50 and $90. Some good brand names: Brother, Dymo, Seiko. Label printers don't use ink, they print using heat to activate the paper. This makes them quick and smudge-less. If you prefer, these small printers can easily be connected via USB cable to a church office computer for use during the week. Price shop! We've seen the Brother QL 570 for as little as $47 some weeks on Amazon.com.
Be sure to get a label printer that can handle UP TO 2.4" wide labels (nametag width). Most will come with a full roll of labels. There are two types of nametag labels available for your printer: continuous and die-cut. The continuous labels are one long roll which the label printer's cutter will cut for you. The die-cut labels are pre-cut to size on one long continuous tape. Either works fine, but the continuous rolls are a bit cheaper.
Some retailers may refer to their labels as "shipping labels" while others call them "nametags." When setting up your label printer, be sure to consult Name Badger's help file on the CD and here at this website. Name Badger cannot be used with older "address" size-only label printers, or with standard inkjet printers.
Importing Names from your Membership Software into Name Badger
You can manually type names into Name Badger's interface, OR you can also import names in one fell swoop from your membership software. Name Badger can import common spreadsheet files (text -txt- and "csv" files). Name Badger's instructions walk you through it. Having some familiarity with your membership database will help. View our instructions for details. Consult our FAQs for more help working with databases.
Multiple Name Badger Stations
Some churches are setting up Name Badger stations in various areas of their church. Each Name Badger database stands alone, so if someone wants to print a nametag from Station1 on one week, and from Station2 another week, they'll have to have their names inputted into both copies. They can do this manually at the station through our simple interface, or you can import your member database from your membership software into both Name Badger stations. Some large churches are NAMING their stations so that certain age groups or members always use a certain station: "Samson for Second Graders" ...etc. (You cannot, however, link the databases via a network.)
Secure Preschool Sign-in
Some churches want an added layer of security around their children and Name Badger can help. In addition to storing and viewing notes about students in each student's nametag file, Name Badger can also print any special info you want on the name tag footer, such as "Peanut Allergy."
For "pick-up permission" control, you can simply write the child's name on the peel-off backing and give it to the parent, OR print TWO copies of each child's nametag and give one to the parent, --or include the name of whoever has pick up permissions on the nametag footer. Some nametag programs being marketed to churches offer barcode scanning, finger print ID, and cost $200, $400, even $500 (which is insane), require special label forms, and are not so user-friendly. Honestly? If you need a program that barcodes your kids and finger prints your parents, Name Badger is probably not for you.
For a Special Program, such as Vacation Bible School
You have our permission to create a second installation from your original Name Badger disc on the SAME computer, and use that second installation to create a separate VBS listing. If you want to install Name Badger on two separate computers, you'll need to purchase two separate copies. However, if you do this, please first read our instructions on working with multiple copies on the same computer as you don't want to overwrite the datalist file. Read the instructions here.
Tracking Attendance is an
important tool for pastoring and evangelizing.
Thank you to our Name Badger Test Churches!
Amy Parker, 1st Presbyterian,
Ft. Worth Tx