Download Article Download Article You buy something new and bring it home only to realize the cashier forgot to remove the security tag. Ugh! Fortunately, you can get a security tag off at home without taking a trip all the way back to the store. We’ve put together an entire list of easy methods to safely and effectively remove different types of tags, whether you’ve got an ink or magnetic security tag.
- 1 Place the ink cartridge of the tag face-down. The ink cartridge is the part of the tag that juts out of the plastic. It is on the opposite side of the pin, which is the round part of the tag.
- 2 Pull the part of the clothing with the tag away from the rest of the clothing. Move it as far away as possible so the ink doesn’t ruin the clothing as much if the sensor cracks. Advertisement
- 3 Slip a rubber band around the pin of the security tag. The rubber band should be large and thick enough to be strong, but thin enough to fit around the pin. This will loosen the pin.
- 4 Hold the larger part of the ink tag with one hand.
- 5 Pull the pin off with the other hand. The pressure of the pins should be strong enough so that the pin eventually pops off or easily pulls apart from the rest of the tag.
- If the rubber band didn’t loosen it enough, try again with multiple rubber bands.
- 1 Place the item of clothing on the floor with the ink cartridge facing up.
- 2 Take a very thin flathead screwdriver and place it along the edge of the raised square pyramid.
- 3 Press down hard. This should pierce the plastic and pull it up.
- 4 Continue to pop up the perimeter of the plastic.
- 5 Remove the silver paper lining. You’ll be able to see the metal plate below it.
- 6 Use the screwdriver to lift one of the metal arms that holds the pin in place.
- 7 Slide the pin away from the tag. The pin should easily slide through the now-free hole and the tag should be removed.
- 1 Find a high-powered magnet. You can use a hard drive magnet or a rare earth magnet since most tags are deactivated in stores with electromagnetic devices.
- 2 Place the dome side of the tag against the magnet.
- 3 Pull the magnet away from the tag. The two parts of the tag should separate. If they don’t separate on their own, apply a little force. For instance, if you’re using a security tag that has a pin on the back, you may need to simply pull the pin out.
- 1 Freeze the garment with the ink tag. Freeze the garment overnight for best results.
- 2 Rip open the tag. You can just use your hands, pliers, or the rubber band method. This will ensure that the ink won’t spill everywhere if you make a mistake – ink can’t spill if it’s frozen.
- 1 Gently pull the tag away from the clothing a few times. Do this ten or so times, until it loosens the pin a bit.
- 2 Find a large nail. The nail should be bigger than the tag, and the head of the nail should be at least as wide as a penny.
- 3 Pull the tag away from the clothing. Hold the long plastic part of the tag to the side.
- 4 Hit down on the ink cartridge until it pops open. Without applying too much force, repeatedly strike down on the ink cartridge until it pops open. You may have to hit it twenty or more times to get it right.
- Be careful not to hit it too hard, or the tag will be more likely to burst open.
- 1 Hold the security tag with the ink cartridge side up.
- 2 Grip one of the sides of the rectangular tag with a pair of pliers.
- 3 Grip the other side of the tag with a different pair of pliers.
- 4 Gently bend each side of the tag down using the pliers. Don’t bend too hard or the tag will crack in half and spill ink everywhere.
- 5 Keep bending until it pops open. This should loosen the pin and make it pop off.
Many modern tags actually contain an electro-magnet, not an ink pouch; upon breaking it open, you will see for yourself that there’s no ink inside it.
- 1 Put something between the tag and the head of the pin to give it some slack.
- 2 Bend the pin back and forth until it breaks.
- 3 Pull the tag straight back so the pin exits the hole it originally went through.
- 4 Break open the tag.
- 1 Burn the dome-like portion of the tag with a lighter. After burning it for few seconds, it will, most likely, catch fire as it’s plastic.
- 2 Use a knife or similar object to chop the dome.
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- Question What kind of magnet do I need to remove a security tag? This answer was written by one of our trained team of researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. wikiHow Staff Editor Staff Answer Many security tags are deactivated in-store with an electromagnetic device. To remove them at home, use a high-powered magnet, such as a hard drive magnet. Place the magnet on a flat surface and lay the tag on top of it with the ink dome or cartridge facing down. You should hear a click letting you know the tag has deactivated. Wiggle the pins in the tag up and down to release them.
- Question Can I remove the tag by cutting the wire? This answer was written by one of our trained team of researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. wikiHow Staff Editor Staff Answer Most garment security tags have 1 or more pins inside that secure the cartridge to the body of the tag. You may be able to cut the wire if you can manage to get a wire cutter between the 2 halves of the tag, but these pins are thick and may be difficult to cut. Another option is to use a Dremel tool, but either method could damage your garment.
- Question Do these tags set off the alarms at the door? Quite often, yes, they are designed to set off an alarm, but this isn’t the case in every store.
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- Take a piece of cardstock and cut it with scissors just enough to slide it under the ink part of the alarm that way the ink won’t spread all over the garment when you try taking it off. This works for the rectangular tabs with the round pin fastener.
- You could also crack it open walnut-style with pliers.
- Use a hammer. A bit neanderthal but as long as there is no ink, it works in 3-4 smashes. Turn security tag sideways for better efficiency.
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- Thin, flathead screwdriver.
- Both hands (or a friend!)
- A sharp knife can be used in place of the screwdriver as it is easier to just cut the plastic pyramid off rather than pry it off
- High-powered magnet
Article Summary X If you brought an item of clothing home from the store only to find that the security tag is still attached, don’t fret. There are a few different ways to get those tags off without damaging your items. If it’s an ink tag, hold the larger part of the tag, which contains the ink cartridge, facing down.
- Pull it as far away from the surface of the clothing as possible so you don’t accidentally get ink on it if the cartridge breaks.
- Wrap a rubber band around the pin that holds the tag in place.
- This will help loosen the pin.
- Grab the larger side of the tag with one hand and the smaller part with the other, then firmly pull the two sides apart.
If it still isn’t loose enough, try wrapping a few more rubber bands around the pin. If you don’t have any rubber bands, hold the cartridge facing up and carefully pry off the pyramid-shaped cap with a flat-head screwdriver. Peel off the foil seal underneath, then use the screwdriver to pry off the metal plate that holds the pin in place.
- Then, you should be able to simply slide the cartridge up off of the pin and release the tag.
- Whichever method you use, it can also be helpful to put the garment in the freezer overnight to freeze the ink so it doesn’t spill when you pull off the tag.
- If you’re dealing with an electromagnetic tag instead of an ink tag, you may be able to get it off with brute force.
Wedge something between the tag and the head of the pin holding it in place, such as the edge of a flathead screwdriver. Grab the tag and wiggle it back and forth until the pin breaks, then break open the tag and pull it off. If you have a powerful magnet, such as a hard drive magnet, you can also try laying the tag flat on top of it.
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One of the most popular online hacks for removing security tags requires only a large, thick rubber band. Simply wind the rubber band around the pin (between the fabric and one side of the tag). Keep winding the band around and around until the elastic force of the band pops the locking mechanism apart.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia An ink tag used for retail loss prevention. It’s attached to clothing, with a paper price tag underneath. Ink tags are a form of retail loss prevention most commonly used by clothing retailers, Special equipment is required to remove the tags from the clothing.
- When the tags are forcibly removed, one or more glass vials containing permanent ink will break, causing it to spill over the clothing, effectively destroying it.
- Ink tags fall into the loss prevention category called benefit denial,
- As the name suggests, an ink tag denies the shoplifter any benefit for their efforts.
Despite this, shoplifters have found ways around them. Ink tags are most effective if used together with another anti-shoplifting system so that the shoplifter can not use the product or remove the ink tag.
What is the best option for tag removal?
Many methods are available for skin tag removal – Skin tags do not have to be removed. They are not harmful, and will not become so over time. However, some people find them unsightly and choose to have to have them removed. Skin tag removal can be accomplished via a number of different methods.
One commonly used method is cryotherapy, in which a physician, usually a dermatologist, freezes off the skin tag using liquid nitrogen. Another option is electrocautery, in which an electric probe or needle is used to burn off the skin tag. Snipping or excision, either with scissors or a scalpel, may be a better option for larger skin tags.
Because skin tag removal is considered cosmetic, these procedures are usually not covered by insurance.
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Acetone, amyl or ethyl acetate, ketone and toluene are common ingredients in lacquer thinners. Lacquer thinners are designed to thin lacquers and clean equipment used for lacquer finishing. It can soften and dissolve most paints even after they’ve hardened. It is highly effective at removing spray paint.
Electro-magnetic systems – EM labels are available in different sizes and colors. These tags are made of a strip of amorphous metal ( metglas ) which has a very low magnetic saturation value. Except for permanent tags, this strip is also lined with a strip of ferromagnetic material with a moderate coercive field (magnetic “hardness”).
- Detection is achieved by sensing harmonics and sum or difference signals generated by the non-linear magnetic response of the material under a mixture of low-frequency (in the 10 Hz to 1000 Hz range) magnetic fields.
- When the ferromagnetic material is magnetized, it biases the amorphous metal strip into saturation, where it no longer produces harmonics.
Deactivation of these tags is therefore done with magnetization. Activation requires demagnetization. The EM systems are suitable for libraries to protect books and media. In the retail segment, unlike AM and RF, EM can protect small or round items and products with foil packaging or metal objects, like cosmetics, baby milk cans, medicines, DIY tools, homeware etc.
And tagging guns, sadly, can indeed make a new hole if they are not used with some care and attention. They’re not supposed to cut any threads as the needle of the gun pushes through but, there are a number of fine fabrics where threads do get cut, rather than just pushed aside.