St. Louis Tag Co - Manufacturer of Custom Printed Hang Tags
St. Louis Tag Co - Manufacturer of Custom Printed Hang Tags

Custom Do Not Operate Tags

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Do Not Operate tags help alert personnel about non-routine or maintenance work being performed on equipment and machinery. They can also inform employees about why the equipment should not be used and how long it has been non-operational. Tagging is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in these instances and must comply with certain specifications, designs, applications and use of accident prevention tags.

Stock Do Not Operate tags frequently contain vague fields and don’t include critical safety and procedural information. They are also often made of subpar materials that don’t hold up in most working conditions. All of these factors can lead to unexpected issues and liability concerns for businesses. Our Do Not Operate tags are made from durable materials to withstand almost any condition – chemicals, grease, moisture, operational abuse, extreme temperatures, weathering, etc.

At St. Louis Tag, we take pride in fully customizing hang tags to your requirements and specifications. We can also guide you through the process and make recommendations for your industry needs. View our custom tag services page to see our full list of capabilities and request a free quote today.

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We offer 12 standard sizes that are available as is, with clipped corners or with rounded corners. Fully customized die cut shapes are also available.


We offer numerous material options for tag printing, including high grade printing paper for retail tags, durable Tyvek and vinyl for industrial tags, and carbonless carbon paper for multi-part hang tags.


In addition to the 21 standard colors we offer for our tags, we can create virtually any color by flood coating our white tags. We also offer full-color process printing for creating eye-catching designs with fine details.

Hole & Reinforcement Options

Tags are typically punched with either 3/16” or 3/8” holes and can be reinforced with fiber patches and/or metal eyelets for securely attaching tags to items.

Stringing Options

We offer several standard string materials, including elastic, mercerized cotton, cotton/poly blend, polished cotton twine and a natural option that is similar to jute. These can either be knotted or looped. For more industrial applications, we offer several different types and gauges of metal wire options.

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