All Type tags, whether circular or rectangular, use the same locking mechanism, a simple spring and clip.

There are two main types of Ink tags:

• Ink tags: First determine if the tag is an ink tag, which is usually white or red and circular and usually says it contains red, pink, or blue and yellow ink that may combine. If you try to remove it improperly the tag will “explode” marking the thief — or you — and the item with ink.

• Sensor ink tags: Usually clear or beige plastic capsules loaded with red and black ink.

ways to remove a ink tag:

Most garment security tags have 1 or more pins inside that secure the cartridge to the body of the tag.Security tags differ in shape and have various configurations but all utilize the same locking mechanism. Its a simple spring & and clip. That security device remover is nothing more than an electro magnet. Place your magnetic detacher on the table and position the tag bottom side down. Place 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.