3 Sets of Products That Work Better Together

From the simplest of pairs to the most personalized sets, here’s a list of all of our products that work better when paired together.

Badge Holders & Lanyards

Let’s get started with the most basic and well-known personalized product: badge holders. They are so underrated, and we think that’s a shame. Badge holders are great for so many things. From identification needs at conventions to at-home DIY projects, these unique products are downright perfect.

And, with printable inserts, badge holders are products that are only limited by your imagination, and maybe your printer. Add graphics, logos and any text you need for any event or craft. They come in several sizes and either a horizontal or vertical orientation. From lightweight to heavy duty, these vinyl badges are perfect for any need.

Don’t limit a badge holder to an event staple at your next conference, convention or trade show. They are so versatile that they will last through any meeting. And, they are an excellent benefit for schools to use as visitor passes. Retail environments also get significant reuse from these identification products when using them for seasonal employees.

Now, let’s pair these badge holders with the power of a lanyard!

Whether it’s a chain or full-color printed ribbon, lanyards have a power all to themselves. They are perfect for branding for any company or event. Keep essential items close at hand with a lanyard. And, you can find these tools anywhere you find badge holders. After all, badge holders come with a slot at the top specifically designed to go hand-in-hand with a lanyard.

And, with the variety of available lanyard styles, materials and colors, they provide an excellent source of advertising. Design your lanyards with logos, graphics and text to make them stand out. Even more important, make sure that your design flows with your badge holders. When used together, these two identification products provide multiple functions for a variety of events and situations.

Badge Holders & Badge Ribbons

badge holders and badge ribbons are two identification products that pair well together

We’re beginning to sense a theme here. Badge holders are making another appearance.

Badge holders and badge ribbons, it’s all in the name! They really do go hand-in-hand with each other. But, this time they are being paired with badge ribbons. These ribbon products are a fantastic tool at any conference. They help identify different participants and vendors. Badge ribbons are available with stock or custom titles so no one will be left out.

Badge ribbons are often used to promote brand recognition, events, sales and to market services or products. Add a ribbon to the bottom of a badge holder to make someone stand out in a crowd. Or use them for DIYs and home crafts. But, no matter what you use them for, remember to grab a badge holder to go with them.

Name Tags & Name Plates

Yes, you may not think that these two identification products work better together, but we beg to differ.

pair a name tag and a name plate together and make all of your identification products work well together with matching colors and logos

No matter how big your company is, using your brand is what makes you stand out. Your logo represents not only you and your company but also your brand and overall commitment to your clients and customers. And, in the name tag world, using your logo consistently on all personal identification products helps to define and identify you and your company.

From colors to logos, consistency matters. So, finding the right consistency with logos, colors and fonts helps to solidify your message. By defining what your brand is up front, you help establish your company as an industry leader. Find a way to keep your logo and text the same on all name tags and name plates. A company who ensures that their brand is well developed will retain and obtain connections with their clients and customers.

So, lesson learned. Never underestimate the power of combined identification products. Let them work for you, and your job will be even easier.

Influencing Identity: A Better Way to Blog

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

Plastic engraved sign with an explanation of Coller Industries Incorporated's personal identification blog Influencing Identity

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.

How Lanyards Won the Battle of the Books

Donations are one way that makes us more responsible in our community. And, building trust in our community is not only a requirement but also the best way to maintain that community. Even when the need is small, like lanyards for a reading competition at an elementary, giving is all about the people you are helping.

Coller Industries enjoys providing donations, like lanyards, to our community.

Understanding our community needs teaches that no matter the setting, there are things to keep a constant focus on. And, while investing in the community by donating our products is one of our best forms of marketing, what we care about is the people.

Grant Elementary’s Battle of the Books Competition

Katrina Shewell, Grant Elementary Librarian, explains the program, “Our program is a reading incentive program that helps kids jump into reading in a fun, team-oriented, competitive way. There were 10 groups of five to six kids. Each team had to read 30 books before the competition which they usually divide up among themselves, only needing to read five books a piece.”

Blank Flat Badge Lanyards

blank flat badge lanyards are inexpensive and great for any use

Lanyards are popular because of their ability to keep essential items like a name badge or pen close at hand. They are used in a broad range of activities from the workplace and schools to concerts and trade shows. Inexpensive badge lanyards come in a variety of materials, styles and colors. Each Flat Badge Lanyard has a crimped finish and comes with a bulldog clip attachment. And, they are made with a woven polyester material which is 1/2 inch in width and 18 inches long.

“We truly appreciate your donation for our Battle of the Books competition held on February 22,” said Shewell. “The kids do not have to pay to enter this reading incentive program, so we rely heavily on donations. I’ve attached pictures to show the kids wearing their lanyards, and you may even see their small buttons representing the books they read.”

Each child received a lanyard that they added buttons to every time they read a book.

“As each child read a book, they were given a button to put on their lanyard,” said Shewell. “It was a great incentive to read above the five books assigned. Most kids read over 10 books each and about 15 kids read 20-30 books!”

“It was a great incentive to see kids in other groups wearing their lanyards with lots of buttons on them, making them want to add more books and buttons to their lanyards, too. The competition is in its second year, but this was the first year adding lanyards, and the kids loved having something they could show their accomplishments on.”

Students at Grant Elementary wearing lanyards for the Battle of the Book competition.
Students at Grant Elementary wearing lanyards with buttons on them indicating which books they read for the “Battle of the Books” competition in February 2019.

Donations Help Raise Community Understanding

From lanyards to name tags, no matter what the donation is, the focus is always who it helps. And this time, at the request of a wonderful librarian, we were able to help out a school with their reading program. Our community and our surroundings are what makes us who we are. So, by giving back into this system, we are making it better for everyone around. Besides, reading is cool!

A Holiday Company Retreat Using Name Tags

From snowflakes to festive colors, make your holiday company retreat unforgettable!

Businesses often hold events for their employees and clients to attend. Often these events are based around a season or holiday. But, while these events are frequently related to summer festivities, winter holidays can also be a fun time to get together with colleagues and customers. Here are a few ways you can make your chosen holiday company retreat even better.

Lanyards are sure to put everyone into the holiday spirit.

It doesn’t matter what lanyard you use, as long as it stands out. So, choose from a variety of fun and festive colors or create something unique for your employees. From Cord Badge Lanyards to Premium Full-Color Lanyards, we’re sure to have something that will add to your festivities.

Some of our lanyards even come with holiday options such as an ugly Christmas sweater pattern or a blue and white snowflake pattern. And then you can add any text you need. From business slogans to a holiday message, your holiday company retreat definitely needs these lanyards.

using custom lanyards at your holiday company retreat is sure to leave you colleagues with a memorable experience

lanyards and name badges are perfect for any holiday company retreatPutting Those Lanyards to Good Use

From personal identification to festive party games, lanyards are sure to meet multiple needs at your holiday company retreat.

Use custom lanyards to quickly and easily display name tags or other necessities at your event. Lanyards are perfect for displaying decorations and using as seating arrangements.

Or, even give them away as prizes for the best dressed, the ugliest sweater and even more! They can also make wonderful party favors for each attendee to take home to remember just how much fun they had at your holiday company retreat.

personal identification is a must have at any holiday company retreat or eventDon’t forget the name tags!

From logo only name badges to conference name tags, we’re sure to have exactly what you need to make your holiday company retreat perfect. And, the best part is that it is all affordable.

Name tags are essential to the success of your event as they provide identification for everyone. Whether you are hosting a celebration for a small group of employees or a larger event for colleagues and clients, name tags are the perfect tool to make sure everyone knows who is in attendance.

And, networking is a ton easier when everyone can communicate by knowing each other’s names. Using Event Name Tags with fun, colorful graphics will help accomplish this task. And, by adding holiday graphics, each attendee is sure to enjoy keeping their name tag to remind them of how much fun they had at your holiday company retreat.

What other personal identification products could you use at your next event or company retreat?

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?