The Most Affordable Badges for Over 50 Years


Our stickon passes will stick to you like glue.

With the invention of rayon satin StickOn Passes in 1974, OTTO was dubbed “Creators of the Backstage Pass.” Designed for one-time use, but kept by fans and collectors for life, our proprietary adhesives stick to clothes and won’t fall off.

Embossed Stickies:
Stickon passes showing Embossed_OttobugOUR MOST POPULAR AND ECONOMICAL satin cloth alternative. Otto’s premium, custom material stickon still has the look of rayon satin, but with far superior color matching. Best of all, OTTO’s Embossed Stickies are more eco-friendly and less expensive than our satin stickon pass. Not only that, but we have added a new feature. Our private brand stock is made with the Otto logo debossed into the surface as an anticounterfeit measure.

We can hot stamp foil, die cut shapes and personalize dates or barcodes with outstanding results.

Satin Cloth StickOn:
Unlike cheap, commercial rayon satin passes, OTTO’s Stick On Passes don’t fray and markers don’t run. And… when you specify satin with us, you get satin.

In-Stock “Generic” Stick Ons:
Pre-printed “Media”, “Working”, “Backstage”, “VIP”, “Meet & Greet” and “After Show” with write-in boxes are available same day for prepaid orders placed by Noon (EST). Express shipping charges apply.

Features of Stickon Passes

OTTO stickons have long been the standard of the touring and event security industry. Starting in 1974, printing on rayon acetate satin, OTTO virtually invented the backstage pass. And we didn’t stop there. We were the first to build systems of passes, all design with a visual unity, shape- and color-coded for easy visual identification to provide production and security managers a simple, flexible and modular means of controlling granted access to areas of a venue at all times during the day.

Embossed_OttobugRecent economic conditions have raised the cost of synthetic fabrics — of which our satin is one — beyond what the market, in our opinion, will bear. So we’ve developed a new stock, based on natural and renewable materials, our embossed, latex-impregnated badge stock. This is less expensive than satin is these days, and offers the additional advantage of being better printable than satin. We get far better, cleaner, and brighter images than ever before on sticky stock. In addition, in making our private brand stock, we have the Otto logo debossed into the surface as an anti-counterfeit measure.

Satin is still available, for those who prefer it and don’t find the premium price a problem. And, when you specify satin to us, you get satin. Insist on the real thing.

All OTTO stickon passes are of superior graphic quality and consistency, and are ideally suited for the task of a single-use credential.

We offer, of course, a range of standard square and rectangular sizes, as well as standard die-cut shapes — circles, octagons, hexagons, ellipses, pentagons, and triangles. We can also provide custom shapes at very reasonable prices for tooling and setup.

Sizes & Shapes of Stickon Passes


OTTO stickon backstage passes have long been the standard of the industry. All others have taken their cues from us. Produced in three standard rectangular sizes and six standard non-rectangular shapes. OTTO stickons meet only the highest standards of quality. We use permanent badge adhesives.

  • STANDARD SIZES — English (fps) measures
    • Circles: 3½”, 3¾” diameter standard. Other sizes available on request at additional cost for tooling and setup.
    • Octagons: 3½” across flats.
    • Hexagons: 3½” x 3¾”
    • Ellipses: 2¾” x 4″
    • Pentagons: 3⅜” median x 3½” across points (with rounded corners)
    • Triangles: 4.22″ base x 3¾” median (with rounded corners)
    • Be sure to provide both margin and bleed on all designs. (See template PDFs.)
    • margins: ⅛”
    • bleeds: ⅛”line screen: 144 lpi
    • bitmap resolution: 202 dpi (max required image 300 dpi at 4×5)
  • STANDARD SIZES — Metric (mks) measures
  • Note: Otto works in and with “English” (U.S. Standard) measures only. Metric dimensions are provided for reference purposes.
    • Circles: 86mm, 95.25mm diameter standard. Other sizes available on request at additional cost for tooling and setup.
    • Octagons: 86mm across flats.
    • Hexagons: 86mm x 95.25mm
    • Ellipses: 70mm x 102mm
    • Pentagons: 86mm median x 89mm across points (with rounded corners)
    • Triangles: 107mm base x 95.25mm median (with rounded corners)
    • Be sure to provide both margin and bleed on all designs. (See template PDFs.)
    • margins: 3mm
    • bleeds: 3mmline screen: 56 ppcmn
    • bitmap resolution: 80ppcm (max required image 120ppcm at 102x127mm)
  • Note: Custom-die-cut stickon badges are available. Discuss options with your Otto representative.

Stickon Art Templates

Click on the appropriate template name below to download the template for that pass. Requires Adobe Reader. Editable in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and CorelDRAW.

Click here to get Adobe Reader. (Opens in a new tab.)

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