Influencing Identity: A Better Way to Blog

Influencing Identity is here to help you figure out how to use name tags and identification products.

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From name tags for your business to badge holders for your next conference, we have it all. Get all your identification needs in one place and find out how to use them at work, while networking and at any event you are planning. Use our how-to articles to get your ideas flowing for working with all of your personal identification.

From Name Tag Experience to an All-Inclusive Influencing Identity

We started as “Name Tag Experience,” but over the years we’ve branched out to so much more than name tags. And to keep up to date with that expansion, we have changed our name to Influencing Identity. We have thrived as Coller Industries Incorporated over the past 20 or so years, as our focus and mission have always remained the same “To Serve Our Customers.” We accomplish this mission by providing fast and friendly service with only the highest-quality personal identification products.

It isn’t just the name tags!

Coller Industries Incorporated's personal identification blog Influencing Identity

Yes, we sell name tags, reusable badges, name plates, badge holders, lanyards and signs. But, we’re so much more. Influencing Identity has a wealth of information with product highlights and how-to articles to get your creative ideas flowing. This blog (by Coller Industries Incorporated) has helped customers like you learn how to best utilize name tags and other products for their specific needs. From tutorials to strategies, discover how custom identification will help you grow your business and promote your brand.

Coller Industries Incorporated broadens the blogosphere with a new long-form content platform and renames two product and idea based blogs.

Coller Industries Incorporated's event planning and informational blog The Learning Center

The Learning Center is full of articles about learning how to host the best event ever, networking with colleagues and so much more. We guarantee that the information you find here will help you and your business. With a wide range of products such as ribbon rolls, rosettes, name tags, lanyards and award plaques, we want to make sure that you know how and where to use them. Whether you’re planning the best conference anyone will ever attend or hosting a simple dinner party, The Learning Center is here to make sure you are using these tools in the best possible ways.

Coller Industries Incorporated's personalized ribbons blog Ribbon Impressions

Ribbon Impressions provides information about everything from custom ribbon roll ideas for your wedding to badge ribbons for a conference or convention. And don’t forget about rosette ribbons for your award needs, such as fair or festival prizes. Find all your ribbon needs in one place and learn how to best use them at events, during promotions and for your corporate gifting. Discover inspiration for using personalized ribbons and find useful how-to articles.

Plan the Perfect Event With Quality Name Badges

From conferences to seminars, every event needs quality name badges.

Personal identification is key to any event whether it’s a conference, seminar or trade show. As an event host or planner, you want your attendees to enjoy networking at your event. And, when they do, they are more likely to return again next year. Use quality name badges to put people at ease and make your conference or seminar a success.

What’s In A Name?

Knowing someone’s name makes people more comfortable socializing with that person. With each attendee sporting a name badge, people will have a positive networking experience at your event.

Which type of name badge you use depends on your specific needs. Each one comes with many positive features and all of them are great for networking. Here are a few options to help you find the right fit for you.

Adhesives Name badges for any event.Adhesive Name Badges are perfect for when you need a quick, short-term option. The adhesive will stick to almost any clothing and works well with any dress code. Have attendees write their name on these sticky tags using a pen or marker. Or, print their names in advance for faster registration. These name badges also come in five different colors so you can divide attendees into groups or identify them by their job position for easy networking.

Badge holders for event identification.Badge Holders are commonly used for conventions, schools, security and visitor passes. And like with Adhesive Name Badges use the different colored inserts to separate attendees into groups or categories to keep your event organized. Slip a printed insert inside a holder for easy identification. Once the event is over, collect each badge holder for reuse. They also come with different fastener options including punched slots to use with custom lanyards.

 

Conference Name Tags to customize for any event.Conference Name Tags provide you with a pre-printed solution that is also budget friendly. Each tag is laminated to give your conference badges a professional style. Available in three standard sizes, customize these name tags with full-color logos or graphics. Like Badge Holders, they come in a horizontal or vertical orientation with multiple fastener options.

Whichever name badges you need, what matters is having quality identification to impress your attendees and create a positive networking event.

Holiday Survival Kits Using Name Tags

No matter how you look at it, holiday survival kits are something everyone should have on hand.

But what do name tags have to do with survival kits? Plenty! From providing quick identification for holiday events to hosting the perfect party, name tags are a must to have on hand. These holiday survival kits help make your holiday plans run smoothly. Here are a few of our top products and why you need them for the holidays.

Reusable name badges and badge holders are a must for all holiday survival kits!

reusable name tags are a must to keep on hand for all holiday survival kitsAdding things like adhesive name badges and badge holders to your holiday survival kits is sure to make your seasonal plans flow perfectly. Use these identification tools during party games and at any holiday event. From identification to buffet labels, these name badges are sure to meet all of your needs.

 

 

blank name tags are a must to keep on hand for all holiday survival kitsBlank name tags are also a versatile product for use in your holiday survival kits. With a simple label or permanent marker, quickly turn these name tags into a solution for practically any job. From game pieces to table settings, we’re sure you won’t have a problem finding uses for these highly practical identification tools.

Custom shape name tags are perfect for adding flair to your decorations.

custom shaped name tags are a must to keep on hand for all holiday survival kitsFrom a classic circle to something a bit fancier, add a personalized touch to your Christmas tree or other holiday decorations with custom shaped name tags. Or, add an extra bit of flair to your corporate name tags with a unique shape. A custom shaped name tag is a great way to draw attention to your company in a world of rectangle badges.

You can also share them with your family and friends on your Christmas tree or by giving them away as presents. From holiday greetings to someone’s name, these creative holiday ornaments are sure to be a hit with anyone. Choose a color to match each shape, and we’ll engrave names or any other text you may want.

Use custom signs for decorations in the home and office.

custom signs are a must to keep on hand for all holiday survival kitsStep up your decorating game by adding a custom sign to your door wreath. Or, add a sign to the buffet table or other party furnishings. From adding unique flair at the office to making decorations in your home a bit more exciting, using custom signs can be fun.

And, they are easy to make. Choose a color to match your ideas of hosting the holidays or to go with a specific holiday theme. Then select the text you need. Use holiday quotes, a seasonal greeting or a family name. And, you can even add a custom logo or graphic.

Holiday survival kits aren’t just for you, though. Create one for your colleagues and neighbors because they make perfect gifts.

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.