Gaining Our Wings with Donations

All angels have wings, right?

Coller Industries loves giving back to our community. It’s what helps define our business standards and practices. And, without these donations, we know we wouldn’t be complete. And this contribution goes to a fantastic corporation who knows the exact definition of helping and is helping us to get our wings.

The Arc of King County

donations to the arc of king county to that people can get their wingsFormed in 1936, The Arc of King County is a group of parents raising children with intellectual and developmental disabilities came together to advocate for their children’s rights to live, learn, work and play in the community. From these grassroots origins, the first parents of The Arc fought for their children’s rights to access housing, education, employment, and community resources such as transportation.

Their goal is to further the civil rights movement for all persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities to thrive as equal, valued, and active members of the community.

Brianne Roberson, Office Coordinator at The Arc of King County, summarizes by saying, “We offer supported living, homelessness prevention and civic engagement to promote and protect the rights of people with IDD.”

Donations are part of who we are.

donations, mighty badges and helping people get their wingsFrom engraved logos to printable inserts, one of our most popular products is our Mighty Badges. Due to the versatility of these name badges, our customers keep coming back for them time and time again. The Arc is no different. Coller Industries provided Standard Mighty Badges with a white back plate for The Arc. Mighty Badges with logos make the process effortless. Now all they have to do is print out the easy-to-use inserts and assemble the badges.

“The name badges allow us to be easily identified and help our clients learn our names,” said Roberson. The Arc is using these tags during their Wings for Autism event.

Wings for Autism is back!

Wings for Autism is a program that is designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a child with autism spectrum disorders experience when traveling by air. It provides families an opportunity to practice entering an airport, obtain boarding passes, go through security, and board a plane.

The program also gives airport professionals an opportunity to interact and deliver their services in a structured, learning environment.

The next Wings for Autism event is March 3, 2018, at Seattle Tacoma International Airport.

Reusable Name Tags Are For Everyone!

From adhesive badges to custom designed name tags, reusable name badges are definitely still in style!

We realize that not everyone is in love with the idea of wearing name tags. And this even extends to attendees at a conference or corporate meeting. However, knowing who people are at your next event is not only smart, but it is also convenient. From being able to recognize different people, to understanding what branding is, reusable name tags are an important concept at any event or company.

To understand why name tags are important, here are several situations and the corresponding reasons to use name tags.

Conferences and Events

No matter your industries, rubbing elbows with colleagues is important for everyone. Conferences and other events help you by networking with potential business partners and possible clients. By wearing a name tag, you make yourself more approachable. You also provide a way for those around you to quickly identify you and remember who you are.

reusable name tags and mighty badges are perfect for conferences and eventsReusable name tags are perfect for conferences due to their flexibility. If you are planning a conference, make sure to look at everything we have to offer! From adhesive name badges that are simple to attach, to Speedy Badges that come with a fastener option, each product has its advantages. Being able to quickly attach a name badge is definitely something to consider when purchasing identification for your next conference or event.

Temporary Employees and Visitors

For companies or organizations with high-turnovers or constant visitors greatly benefit from reusable name badges. Leave a lasting impression on your visitors by letting them borrow a fancy name tag made exclusively for them. Not only will they immediately feel welcome, but they will know that your business cares. And that means your brand will stick in their mind and you can guarantee that they will be back.

reusable name tags and mighty badges are perfect for temporary employees and visitorsMany companies find the need to hire more employees during holiday months or for different events. Using reusable name tags helps keep identification costs under control. And, there are many available products to choose from to match whatever your need. From Speedy Badges and Mighty Badges to a simple engraved logo on a metal name tag, we’re sure to have something to match your brand and need.

Schools, Offices and Stores

Having identification is almost a must in these situations. And, when using identification at schools, name tags are often used for security purposes. Not only will reusable name tags identify teachers and assistants, but they also work for students. During the first few school days, teachers often need a little help remembering everyone. Adhesive Name Badges are perfect for this. With their single use, they accomplish so much! Each child can write their name and no one will be forgotten.

reusable name tags and name badges are perfect for any school settingOffices and stores can benefit from these reusable name badges just as much as schools. Products like Mighty Badges are easy to use and quick to assemble. And, if someone moves on from your company, it’s easy to pass on the name tag. Printable inserts are a perfect way to control name badge costs.

Name tags are not all created equal, and we understand that the best! There are endless ways to use reusable name badges. So, no matter you name tag needs, remember to weigh all your options before making your final decision.

Company Branding with Name Tags

company and corporate branding with name tags name badges and lanyardsWhat is company branding?

A company’s brand is what they are, what they want to be, and what they aim to become as a whole. It can be a promise of quality, trust or service.

A brand is what makes a company or organization truly unique. Branding should make any business stand out from its competitors. And it lets the consumer know what to expect from that company.

Branding is one of the most important parts of any business, whether it be large or small. Building a strong brand helps a company or organization be financially secure. Product marketing is really where this process all begins.

To be successful in marketing a company’s brand, one must have a strong branding or marketing strategy. To determine the brand of a business, one must identify a target market and the product or service distribution means.

By doing so, the organization can communicate the brand to this target market. And with the use of personalized ribbons, a company’s brand will truly stand out. Personalized ribbons are truly a great tool for company branding.

A few things to consider when working with a brand:

logo name tags and name badges are great for corporate and company brandingBrand Identity: This is the customer’s knowledge of and ability to recognize the brand.

Brand Meaning: This is the character of the brand beyond the image, and includes product or business features, reliability, value and experience.

Consumer Relationship: This is the attitude of the customer toward the brand.

Remember that a brand is the means to communicate with a chosen market. Each brand needs to be visually stimulating. This encourages product loyalty. Carefully designed branding leads to a secure business or organization. An organization’s brand should possess the above characteristics.

Many of our name tags and other personalized products can have a logo added. Name Tags can be laser engraved or printed with a logo and company name as well as a person’s name. Name Badges come with printable inserts that can easily have a company logo added. Even order custom lanyards with a company or organization logo to promote branding at a corporate event.

A company brand serves as a promise to the customer.

Whether this promise is of services or product, remember that the brand will be used in a marketing strategy and requires extensive research. Consumers must understand a brand to increase the effectiveness and value for the company.

3 Great Inserts for Reusable Products

It’s new product time again! This time it is INSERTS!

For many years, Coller Industries has offered reusable name badges and name plates. These products are ideal for retail stores and office with a high-turnover rate or seasonal employees. And, to top it off, these badges and plates offer an easy system to provide personal identification to staff will still having a professional look.

Mighty Badges™ are one of these reusable products. And now, they just got better!

But, first things first. For those who do not know what a Mighty Badge™ is:

Each badge comes in three parts: the metal back plate, the printable insert and the clear lens. The metal back plate has the option of leaving it blank or printing a UV color logo on it. Add names with the printable inserts using your laser or inkjet printer. Then add the clear, plastic lens by snapping it into place over the top of everything to hold the badge together. Choose from multiple sizes to create a great look for a professional name tag.

reusable personal identification products now have three types of inserts for mighty badgesAnd now, how we just made these better!

We use to just sell one type of printable insert for each Mighty Badge™.

Classic Clear:

Meant for a larger run of names, these clear, plastic inserts are torn out of the sheet after printing. Use each sheet on either a laser or inkjet printer. You will want to make sure you print the whole sheet as it is not recommended to run these through your printer after you remove any of the inserts.

Now we sell three types! And they’ll work with most printers out there!

Clear Peel Off:

These clear, plastic peel off inserts are designed for those who only need one at a time. Simply print the names you need and remove them from the sheet as you need them. They fit most Mighty Badges™ sizes and are available for both laser and inkjet printers.

Paper Peel Off:

Perfect for full color logos or designs, these opaque, paper peel off inserts will give your name tag a unique look. They cover the back plate entirely with your full color insert. Use either a laser or inkjet printer and remove them one at a time from the sheet or use the whole sheet at once.

And, of course, we still offer the Classic Clear Inserts.

reusable personal identification products now have three types of inserts for name platesAnd here’s the really great news! You can get the same inserts for our Reusable Name Plates line as well!

Add new names to these reusable name badges and name plates quickly and at your convenience with these printable inserts. And, if you need help choosing which insert type will work best for your needs, please give us a call!

Name Tag Definitions: Part 5

These definitions will provide the difference between stock items and custom items. And what you need to know about ordering each kind.

Most of our name tags come with two options. Custom and Stock. Sometimes, trying to figure out what you need can be a struggle.

definitions of name tags name badges and other personal identificationStock Products

First things first, let’s cover what “stock” means. “Stock” refers to an item that is already made or has distinct parts that do not require any added printing or engraving. These items will ship immediately for your use. Stock items are available as Mighty Badges, Speedy Badges and any other reusable products. These “stock” items are ideal for high-turnover companies such as retail stores or call centers. They are also perfect for volunteers. Use each of these products over and over as they have interchangeable pieces.

Pre-Defined Productsdefinitions of name tags name badges and other personal identification

This term may be a bit confusing to some our customers. These “pre-defined” items consist of name tags or name plates that follow a specific, already established design. We call them “Classic Name Tags” and “Classic Name Plates.” And, they are custom in nature. Customize them by selecting the size, the number of lines, a material color and a fastener or holder. We offer several professional name tag and name plate templates to personalize for your needs. These templates do not allow the addition of a logo.

Custom Productsdefinitions of name tags name badges and other personal identification

“Custom” items are made specifically for one customer as per their order. Order all of our name tags and name plates as custom products. This means that you can design your product, whether it be a name tag or name plate, to meet your needs. Design them with names, titles and logos or sometimes full color graphics.

Here at Name Tag, Inc., we pride ourselves on having exact products for which our customers are looking. And, as part of this definitions series, we want to make sure that you understand what you’re getting. Having stock items means that you, as our loyal customers, get what you need and quickly. And by ordering those custom items, it means that you get exactly what you need, no matter what. If we don’t seem to have what you’re looking for, please give us a call, and we’ll find something that works!