Epoxy Dome is now Available!

UPDATE!

As noted on our more recent post, epoxy has been moved back to full availability.
Due to the tragic earthquakes in Japan, the supplier of the UV Coating that hardens the Dome Finish onto our name tags is currently unable to produce the additive, as their facility was completely destroyed.As a result, we’ll be unable offer the Dome Finish as an add-on option until further notice.
We do have a small amount of the complete Epoxy Dome material in reserves, which will be used for those customers who have ordered the Dome in the past and are in need of new, matching name tags. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact us at any time!

1-800-272-5729 | nametag@nametag.com

www.nametag.com

Epoxy Dome Temporarily Unavailable

Due to the tragic earthquakes in Japan, the supplier of the UV Coating that hardens the Dome Finish onto our name tags is currently unable to produce the additive, as their facility was completely destroyed.As a result, we’ll be unable offer the Dome Finish as an add-on option until further notice.
We do have a small amount of the complete Epoxy Dome material in reserves, which will be used for those customers who have ordered the Dome in the past and are in need of new, matching name tags. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact us at any time!

1-800-272-5729 | nametag@nametag.com

www.nametag.com

“Ring in the New Year” Contest Winner

Our most recent contest, “Ring in the New Year” was a very exciting experience. At length, there emerged a clear victor whose name tags possessed a unique blend of tactful creativity and utilitarian charm. Sharon Doty’s name tag submission, which was made in behalf of the Barrington Area Library, perfectly captured the essence of our contest and earned the advertised $50 Amazon.com gift card grand prize. I had the pleasure of interviewing Sharon and wanted to share with everyone the contents of the interview. Enjoy!

Please tell us a little bit about the Barrington Area Library.

We are a northwest suburb of Chicago located almost equidistant between Chicago and Milwaukee. (We’re slightly closer to Chicago, but it’s faster to get to Milwaukee.) We serve about 32,500 patrons and check out over a million library items in a year. The most famous person to live in our library district was Sweetness himself, Walter Payton, who lived in South Barrington. We are the largest geographic library district in the state of Illinois covering 72 square miles.

What events do you have planned for the near future?

We’re about to open a Smart Room complete with video conferencing and a cool system that projects notes, images and objects to a big screen.

 How does the public library working environment compare to that of a private business?

Always busy, especially on nights and weekends! And we probably have the most excited customers in the world when it comes to our under age 5 patrons. Announce that a storytime is starting, and everyone better clear the way!

 How have you been able to use our name tag products?

In particular we used nametag.com products to create personalized name tags from “READ” posters so patrons could better know our librarians. There’s Ryann who has a special interest in technology and is our “Gadget Guide”. For her name tag, we took a picture of her holding an iPad and surrounded by e-Readers. Then there’s Jennifer, our “Scary Story Specialist”, who did a great photo shoot shining a flashlight shining on her face in the dark. And then there’s Mike who is our “Professor of Gaming”. He’s the go-to guy for Wii, Playstation and Nintendo.

What advice would you give other organizations and businesses?

In particular, the nametags that allow for inserts are really great because they allow you to bring some fun into the workplace. By creating personalized nametags like we did with the READ posters, the public was able to get to know our staff. In addition, we’ve also created custom nametags for special programs/projects like our One Book Community Read and for openings of our Gallery in the Library. The removable insert is a great way to highlight something special that is going on at the library.

~Thanks to everyone who participated and, once again, congratulations to Sharon and the Barrington Area Library. Be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook and check back frequently for upcoming contests, giveaways, and other promotions!

Branding on a Budget!

name tags-conference tagsIf you’ve been to any conferences or business meetings then you’ve probably seen or worn these stick-on name tags before.

Are these the best choice, you ask?

First of all, wearing one of these tags is better than wearing no name tag at all. They are inexpensive, and it can be fun to let your creative side shine through by writing or drawing on them yourself. On the other hand, they do wrinkle and tear easily. Secondly, they’re much harder to brand than more traditional name tags. It can be hard to read your hand-written name and company on a wrinkled name tag. However, these can also be run through a printer. This would eliminate the need for handwriting your name and company. You always want to make a positive and memorable impression. This is the first rule of any decent branding strategy for meeting potential clients and business partners.

So if the most inexpensive option is not what we are looking for, what is?

If you want your the effects of your branding to be more permanent and long lasting, your name tags ought to be too. This doesn’t mean you have to spend top dollar on a set of name tags with each employee’s name printed or engraved permanently onto each badge (But we do those too!). Plenty of lower-cost options exist which give your organization the ability to reuse branded, professional badges for multiple events or employees.

reusable mighty badges-dye sublimated logo-name tag-window badgeMighty Badges are a fantastic product to use in any setting – especially if you handle smaller events and rotate volunteers in and out, or need new logos for each event.
They are elegant, and highly reusable. They are also the top reusable seller among Non-Profits. They’re affordable, and clean looking. Print names and even your logo onto the transparent insert sheets for a crisp, well thought out look that is sure to make a memorable impression.

reusable mighty badges--name tag

For conferences or other large scale events, badge holders are one of the more recognizable and popular products because they’re sturdy, easy to use and rather inexpensive. Additionally, you can attach ribbons to your badge holders to further separate yourself and your staff from the rest of the conference attendees.

These are three products which allow you to further your branding strategy without breaking the bank.

(Click on the photos to get yours today!)

10 Tips to Get the Most of Your Badge Holders, and Lanyards

Badge Holders and Lanyards are two of the most commonly used products in trade shows, conventions and many other events.Read below to see how you can get the most out of your investment.

1] Maintain Security
Many places of employment require ID badges; they’re great for security, and getting to know all the people around the office.The use of badge holders and lanyards is essential in keeping your ID badges safe and visible.If you know your customers or employees use proximity cards, you may want to try a proximity badge holder.These are great for keeping proximity cards in place and storing them securely.

2] Dress to Impress
For formal settings, we recommend an attached fastener for your badge holders, such as magnetic, pin, or clip, so you can display your information with subtlety.

4] Stand Out
When printing inserts for your badge holders, keep the font as large as possible.You’ll want people to be able to read your name from at least ten feet away.

5] Get to the Point
You’ll also want to make sure that you don’t have too much information on your printed inserts.Simple, concise information which can be seen clearly and read easily is more effective – and if the customer wants to know more, all they have to do is ask you!

6] Get Organized
Printing and alphabetizing your inserts & badges prior to the event is a great way to save time and effort on the day of the event.

7] Take it Easy
For conventions, fund-raisers, and trade shows, you may want the ease-of-use a lanyard brings.Put the lanyard around your neck and clip your badge holder on – it’s as simple as that!

8] Get Your Name Out There
Getting your company’s name and contact information printed on your lanyards is a great way to make sure your company stays in mind after the event.

9] Give People Something Useful Beyond the Event
Take advantage of dual-use lanyards: they carry your badge holders and agenda holders around your neck, and after the event turn into eyeglass retainers.Your event attendees will love them!You may want to consider nicer giveaway items to secure sales from those more promising leads.Neck wallets, water bottles, and other handouts with your logo/information on them are great ways to generate buzz.

10] Be Generous
You may want to consider nicer giveaway items to secure sales from those promising leads.Neck wallets, water bottles, and other handouts with your logo/information on them are great ways to generate buzz.

Get yours today!

Badge Holders

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