Honoring A Veteran and Their Service

No matter the time of the year, honoring a veteran is an age-old tradition.

So, why not make sure that these veterans know how special they are? Here are some great ideas to make any veteran know just how grateful you are for their service.

Custom Award Plaques

give a custom plaque to your favorite veteran as a token of your appreciationWhile it may seem a little thing, designing a custom plaque for a well-deserving veteran will help them understand what their service meant to you. From choosing the best wood and finish to creating all the little details on the engraved plate, these awards are one of a kind.

Add names, titles, designations and choose an image or graphic to go with the text. Remember that these award plaques are meant to be just as unique as each veteran is. From an “Award of Excellence” to a commemorative message, these plaques will make any veteran appreciate your time.

award plaques are the perfect way to show any veteran just how much you careAnother great idea is to recognize the time spent by a veteran’s loved ones. Use poetry or other passages to help these family members and friends know how much they are noticed and loved. Some ideas could include “The Military Wife” or “A Soldier’s Prayer.”

But, no matter what you decide on for the text for these unique custom plaques, remember that your veteran deserves something that will fit their personality and service.

Executive Name Wedges

show a veteran in your life just how much you care with an executive desk wedgeEach solid wood desk wedge comes with an attached metal name plate, which is personalized with up to two lines of text and a logo or graphic. So, add the military branch logo or something that symbolizes the veteran’s service. From a ship to a boot and sword, make sure to customize these decorative name plates to fit each veteran for which you are shopping.

And, no matter which material you choose for the desk wedge, it is sure to please your recipient. From a dark walnut to glossy black, these name plates are strikingly beautiful and fit on any desk or shelf.

So, whichever product you choose, the veteran in your life is sure to enjoy your thoughtful gift of remembrance.

How Do You Use Your Lanyards?

lanyards are for everyone and every need

From holiday DIYs to corporate events, lanyards are perfect for almost any need.

But, we want to know more! What do you do with your lanyards?

Are there any particular ways you use a lanyard? From security to identification, lanyards are essential for nearly anyone. So, here are our top 10 ways to use lanyards.

Businesses

No matter your business, we’re sure you could use a lanyard! From everyday use like holding keys and pens to holding personal identification, every employee should have a lanyard. Each lanyard has a purpose and lanyards definitely are an essential business tool.

use lanyards at any school and get almost any color you need with logos and text Schools

Quickly identify visitors, students and all staff members with bright, fun lanyards. From school colors to a mascot logo and a district motto, these identification tools are perfect for every educational facility.

And, they work well for fundraisers and other school-based events. Simply choose a color to match your school or cause and add any text you need. Hand out a lanyard at your event or use them to promote a specific fundraiser.

Hospitals

Patients and staff can all benefit from using lanyards. Using a color-specific lanyard, quickly identify a patient’s needs with a badge holder and insert. They don’t have to be flashy, just enough to catch at nurse’s eye and let them know what the patient is going through. In addition, use them to separate nurses from other hospital staff. For example, doctors can wear red, nurses blue and other attendees orange.

lanyards are ideal for sporting events and giving out medals and awards Sports & Contests

Yes, lanyards are a common thing among sports fans. And they have become a fashion accessory over the years. They provide quick communication and identification of a home team or a favorite national team at a local sports club.

Or, use a lanyard to hold a medal or other award for your next contest. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but make sure it is something that the recipient is sure to love.

Security

Most businesses need to be safe on the job, and a lanyard is just the tool to solve this need. From quick identification to holding important things, every lanyard serves a purpose. It doesn’t matter your industry as we are sure to have a lanyard to fit any project, company and worker.

Trade Shows & Other Events

No matter the role, attendees, promoters and exhibitors can all use this practical tool. From branding for companies to locating security, lanyards are the perfect answer for all event needs. For instance, use them for personal identification and giveaways. They are great for keeping conference schedules readily available for quick use. They can also help to identify speakers and others at your next trade show.

Complete your camping adventure and have fun all with custom lanyards! Souvenirs & Traveling

From remembering where you go on your next holiday to identifying tour groups, lanyards are a fundamental element to any vacation. Wrap a lanyard around your sunglasses or other valuables so you won’t lose them. In addition, have them printed with information about your vacation and who you went with.

 

Above all, we’re still interested in hearing from YOU! So, how do you use your lanyards?

Visitor ID Badges and You

From schools to hospitals and every business in between, visitor ID badges are a necessity for security.

use visitor ID badges for all of your security and identification needsMany places of employment require personal identification. They are great for security and getting to know everyone at work. And, visitors are no exception. The use of badge holders and other visitor ID badges is essential in keeping your company safe.

So, here are the top five reasons to make sure all of your guests have visitor ID badges.

Security

There are many locations where visitors may be necessary. Two of the most popular are schools and hospitals. Schools must constantly monitor who is wandering the halls of the building. Whether it’s a student, teacher or parent, many principals and school attendants are finding it necessary to make sure that everyone has ID badges. And that means visitors as well. Hospitals and other businesses are no different.

photo IDs make great visitor ID badges for any business, hospital or schoolFrom using an adhesive name badge to a photo ID badge, security is a must for schools, hospitals and other secure locations. Whether you work at a power plant, a newspaper or an elementary school, knowing who is around you at all times provides a sense of security. And name badges help with identifying those with whom you come in contact.

Visitor ID badges keep everyone safe. From the visitor to the president of the company, everyone needs to be identified. And, with this identification, everyone is sure to know where they belong and who else might not belong around them.

Welcoming Everyone

On the other hand of security, identification for visitors helps them to feel welcome at any facility. When people are seen wearing visitor ID badges, employees can reach out to them to make sure they are comfortable and being helped in any way they can.

speedy badges and other reusable name badges are perfect for visitor ID badgesWhether they need directions or a question answered, a name badge will quickly set a visitor apart from others at your business. And, if your company or school has a check-in system in place, making these visitor ID badges is easy. From a quick label on a logo only name badge to a badge holder with a printed insert, everyone will quickly have identification.

 

Public Relations

Vinyl badge holders are perfect for reusable visitor ID badgesName tags and other personal identification products make establishing a relationship of trust easier. And incorporating this trust in visitor ID badges is essential. Being able to quickly identify someone because they can match a face from a photo ID directly to a company is a refreshing and comforting necessity in our world.

Branding

Don’t forget branding! Leave your mark by adding a logo to all of the name tags in your office. Or, when creating name tags for a conference, add different company logos to each group’s name tags. Each company will appreciate this branding, and it also helps with continued recognition for each brand. And, by adding a logo to visitor ID badges, there will be no mistaking who belongs where!

add a logo to visitor ID badges for a bit of branding for your companyProfessionalism

Business name tags subtly encourage the wearer to maintain some professionalism while being worn. Sometimes it is easy for employees to forget where they are, but by adding a name badge or name tag, this is less likely to happen. While there is nothing wrong with having a casual working environment, a name tag will ensure a certain amount of professionalism.

So, no matter your reason for having visitor ID badges, know that they are always important.

The Three A’s of Professionalism

develop professionalism for your business by adding name tags to a uniform From doctors to school teachers and everyone in between, name tags are essential for professionalism!

Whether your job is in the food service industry or you are a CEO of a major corporation, showing professionalism by wearing a name tag is sure to make your job a bit easier. By attaching this simple item to your uniform or daily attire, you will stand out from all of your competitors. And, they make corporate branding a breeze by identifying employees at a store even easier.

Here are some pointers on how name tags can help perfect your professionalism.

APPEARANCE

Maintaining a corporate uniform, whether certain colors or specific attire, is significant for many businesses. Adding a name tag to that uniform helps with your appearance and identifying where in the company you fit in. From a mail room attendant to the president of the company, not everyone will immediately know your name. But, by wearing a name tag as part of your uniform or daily attire, you are encouraging interaction and promoting company branding.

part of your professionalism is your appearance and how you present yourselfFrom color choices to adding a text, a name tag is an important piece to add to your wardrobe. And, with so many colors and materials to choose from, finding that perfect name tag is easy. Logos and graphics are also an ideal way to promote your company from within and throughout each day as every employee interacts with clients, customers and the general public.

Remember that appearance is key to most professions. And, maintaining that professionalism is easy with the proper name tag.

ACCOUNTABILITY

It is always important to hold yourself accountable for your actions when working. By wearing a name tag, not only will you maintain that accountability, but you will also increase your professionalism. Name tags can also increase productivity because when someone is wearing identification, it tends to make them more responsible and aware of their actions.

Whether it’s a difficult situation or merely representing the company at an event, name tags are sure to help with keeping employees accountable and maintaining professionalism.

ABILITY

Professionalism is about focusing on finding a solution.Professionalism is about focusing on finding a solution. And with a name tag, finding that focus has never been easier. By holding yourself accountable, you will develop necessary job skills, keep up with time management and find any needed solutions for your company. These abilities are essential for keeping a strong work ethic and showing others you can be professional.

So, stay on task and show your professionalism by wearing a name tag! By identifying yourself, you show others you know what you’re doing and that you’re proud of it. This becomes part of who you are and helps to maintain the stigma of a job well done.

 

How To: Making Name Badges

use reusable name badge when making your own personal identification toolsFrom holiday decorations to home and office furniture, making something yourself feels great!

These days, it’s all about making something with your hands of which you can be proud. And name badges are no exception. Here are several examples of available DIY name badges.

Let’s start with the popular products:

from DIY to making name badges, speedy badges are the perfect solution for any business

Speedy Badges

This three piece system is customized using only a printer. Print on the removable insert and then add it to the window-style frame with the plastic cover. These inexpensive and simple to assemble badges are perfect for high-turnover positions.

from DIY to making name badges, mighty badges are the perfect solution for any business

Mighty Badges

Add a logo to the metal backplate on these reusable name badges. Then customize each one with a printed name and snap everything into place using the plastic lens cover. They are perfect for a professional look while maintaining a budget.

These two reusable name badge systems are designed specifically to help make your name badge needs effortless. Making each name badge is easy and quick, which makes them perfect for high turnover and seasonal positions in offices and retail establishments.

from DIY to making name badges, badge holders are the perfect solution for any business

Badge Holders

Badge holders come in several sizes and either a horizontal or vertical orientation. Printable inserts are available in eight different colors and are perforated for easy use.

If your printer can print it, you can make it! From printing names and titles to graphics and multiple colors, these badges have it all. Making these personalized badges is as easy as adding the information you need and hitting print. And, each badge holder is reusable.

Need something you can write on?

use adhesive name badges when making your own name tags
use name tag blanks when making name badges
use logo only name badges when making your personal identification

Adhesive Name Badges

Because they are so easy to use, these stick-on name badges are perfect for temporary use and are ideal for meetings, parties, conventions and other events.

Name Tag Blanks

Use these Name Tag Blanks in a variety of ways. Add names and titles with a sticker or label maker. Or, use a marker for a more permanent solution.

Logo Only Badges

Add a logo to any reusable name badge to make them stand out. Choose from laser engraved, UV Color or hot-stamped printing processes.

Adding names, titles and more to these name badges is the easiest thing you will do all day. Grab your nearest pen or permanent marker (careful if you’re using name tag blanks as you may not be able to reuse them) and write down all the information you need on your name badges. It’s a real DIY!

Need something a bit more permanent for personal identification? We have that too!