Posts Tagged ‘Lapel Pins’

Corporate Logo Lapel Pins: NIA


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  • Product: Lapel Pins
  • Style: Die-Struck
  • Plating: Bronze
  • Colors: Hard Enamel

The NIA lapel pin is a good example of an elegant corporate pin made to be worn on a corporate environment: it is small, incorporates the bold and beautiful corporate logo and its bronze plating gives it that jewelry-like look achieved by hard enamel pins.

This lapel pins could easily be turned into and award pin by using sandblast for its background and maybe adding a rocker pin (secondary pin attached to the back of the main pin, which lands on the bottom of the latter one) for the years of service.

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Custom Printed Lapel Pins: The Technical Arts


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  • Product: Lapel Pins
  • Style: Offset Printed
  • Size: 1.25in
  • Backing: Military Clutch

 

We really like these printed lapel pins, because they show many of the reasons why someone would use a printed lapel pin instead of a die-struck one:

1. Gradients: both the outer rim and the center have gradients, which is a no go for a die struck pin

2.White text on blue background: Die-struck pins are color-filled, in the same way a child’s coloring book works – colors are separated from each other by using black (for pins it would be metal) outlines.

3. Very small detail: the amount of details that can be accomplished by die-struck pins are limited by the malleability of the metal used, which is usually a minimum of 0.5 pt., and for a printed pin, it is almost infinite.

The shine you see in this lapel pin is due to the epoxy coating, a thin layer of epoxy is used to protect the colors from fading.

The appropriate pin for your project is most time depending on how much we can maneuver your design, as most designs start with a printing conception which is then transformed in a die-struck appropriate one.

When in doubt, just ask!

 

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Hard Enamel Pins Showcase: Reba Alliance


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  • Product: Lapel Pins
  • Style: Die-Struck
  • Plating: Black Nickel
  • Colors: Hard Enamel
  • Size: 1.25in

These Reba Alliance Pins are a good sample of a two-color combination pin, made with bold designs and a great finish, as our hard enamel pins are the top of the line for lapel pins.

The right combination of style, plating and finish will depend mostly on the use the lapel will have. In this case, the pins needed to be classy, with a strong and durable feeling, almost jewelry like, therefore the hard enamel colors where the no-brainer choice.

If these pins were to be given away, the customer could have chosen a printed pin, or a photo-etched pin style – which are far lighter and thinner than die-struck hard enamel ones-.

But that was not the case, the customer wanted the wearer to make a statement and to carry their logo and message with pride.

We are very happy with the way these pins turned out.

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

“We” – 3D Soft Rubber PVC Lapel Pins

  • Product: 3D PVC Lapel Pins
  • Material: PVC
  • Size: 2″ x 1″
  • Back: Military Clutch

 

We definitely love this pvc lapel pin. It is a very nice design, made in 3D and at 2″ x 1″ a great size, so it will be noticed and it will get people’s attention. The 6mm thickness gives them some substance as well.

How can you use pvc lapel pins? Why would you use a pvc lapel pin instead of a metal die-struck one?

Applications can vary, pvc items are mostly attached to items that are used outdoors, just think about those pvc charms that kids used and still do, attached to their rubber clogs.

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Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Years of Service Lapel Pins : Unity Hospital’s Award Pins

Just as the end of the year approaches, organizations big and small like to show appreciation for their employees in various ways.  Years of service pins are very popular one, as it usually involves public demonstration and pinning ceremony, which is always very appealing to those receiving them.
This time it was Unity’s Hospital‘s turn and the result was just great.
When using lapel pins in award and recognition programs, it is very common to create different versions of the lapel pin that will represent the different levels of accomplishment being recognized.

The most common on is to use different platings, and in this case the customer also wanted to include different designs as well, so every year of service pin is different in both design and plating.

Unity’s Hospital used:

  • Antique silver (pewter) for the 10 years of service pin
  • Antique bronze for the 20 years of service pins
  • Silver sandblast for the 30 years of service pins and
  • Gold sandblast for the 40 years of service pins.

 

Unity Hospital’s human resources team put a lot of thought and care on the design and execution of these pins, which shows how much they care about their recognition program, we are sure that was also noticed by employees being recognized.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

US Military Biker Chicks Pin

US Military Biker Chicks Pin
Those unfamiliar with the world of motorcycle / biker clubs wear and accessories, might immediate thinks about skulls, rough designs and foul language, well it might be like that for some but not in this case.

One of those is our US Military Vets customer’ who has ordered lapel pins for his organization in the past 7 years, asked us to create a design for the female riders in his club.

The initial design was a rough draft / sketch but that was no small feat for our design team, who worked on it with much care, as it was a really interesting, artistic design.

It was made using antique bronze on a 3D design, to give it a more realistic feel /look.

Well the result was just gorgeous!

We are sure the US Military Vets Biker Chicks wear it with pride.

 

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Employee Recognition Ideas: What To Do If Your Employees Have Low Morale?

Nowadays, employee recognition is a vital part of doing business. Employees who feel appreciated tend to work harder and feel more satisfied with their work. The subsequent results are happier employees and productivity improvements, which in the long-term will boost bottom line profits.

Today’s economic climate has been tough on U.S. workers. Employees are being laid off in record numbers. Those who have managed not to get laid off are stuck attempting to do the job of one or more persons. This type of work environment makes it more necessary than ever to reward workers who are doing a good job. Though employees may be over-worked, they should never be under-appreciated. There are a number of ways companies can go to recognize their employees. We will take a look at a few ways below.

Employee Recognition Pins
: Employee pins are a nice way to let workers know that you appreciate them or that they have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Pins work well because they can be worn anywhere, can be customized with a company’s logo, are reasonably priced and are ideal for placing inspirational messages on.

Staff Appreciation Day: Staff appreciation days also tend to go over well. Making that day special by catering in food, organizing a potluck, decorating the office and giving out small gifts are all ways to celebrate the staff.

Employee of the Month: Employee of the Month programs are still popular. When done correctly, they tend to bring out the competitiveness of employees as they strive to be named the top worker for that month. There are a number of ways to really sweeten the deal and get employees motivated. For instance, adding some sort of prize or “extra,” to the honor works. Try a free day off (or half day), a gift certificate or a designated parking spot.

Cash: Employees always enjoy receiving extra cash. This is especially true in today’s economy. Giving the best performers bonus money is a great way to “pat” hard workers on the back. Cash is a very good motivator.

Prizes: Prizes are also very much appreciated. Restaurant or retail gift certificates generally work perfect. They allow individuals to do something for themselves and possibly with a loved one, without spending any of their own money.

Employers are well served by showing their staff appreciation for their hard work and extraordinary efforts. Doing so will go a long way, especially if the work environment has become more taxing and stressful, perhaps due to lay-offs and expanded workloads. Employee recognition pins, staff appreciation days, employee of the month programs, cash and prizes are all excellent options.

For additional advice on creating Employee Pins to improve your staff morale visit LapelPinsDirect.com, manufacturer of Custom Lapel Pins and Award Pins of the highest quality.

 

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Celebrities Fighting Breast Cancer

For many years, cancer has been one of the most deadly diseases that humanity have to cope with, many people have already died from cancer and others are fighting against it. Unfortunately, nobody is free from having cancer and famous celebrities are not exempted either.

There are many forms of cancer but the most common form of cancer that targets women is definitively breast cancer. This type of cancer strikes around 1.3 million people all over the world annually. Many celebrities have been fighting breast cancer and they play a very important role in supporting the cause.

Melissa Etheridge was diagnosed in 2004 and she is recovering well. Edie Falco has been secretly fighting breast cancer since 2003. On the other hand, a lump was discovered in Gloria Steinem in 1986 while popular actress and singer Olivia Newton John had a breast reconstruction after diagnosis in 1992.

The all time favorite Charlie’s Angels girl Jaclyn Smith was identified with a lump in 2002 and Kate Jackson, also a beautiful Charlie’s Angels star, was diagnosed in 1987.

Suzanne Somers, a famous actress and singer tried holistic medicines and new therapies to cure breast cancer. Linda Ellerbee, a well-known journalist was diagnosed in 1991. The child star Shirley Temple Black was diagnosed 1972 with a lump and was the first celebrity to go public with the diagnosis. Sandra Day O’Connor, the famous jurist and the first female member of the Supreme Court also fought breast cancer. The better part of the story is that they all survived.

Celebrities have not only fought breast cancer for themselves but for others as well. The handsome film star Joseph Fiennes lost his mother Jini. She left Joseph at the age of 54. Ever since then Joseph Fiennes has been supporting the cause for curing breast cancer. Lisa Snowdon, Elle Macpherson, Myleene Klass, Betty Ford, Ann Jillian, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Olivia Newton John and Nancy Reagan are among famous people who have motivated people across the globe regarding breast cancer. They have contributed in all ways possible to raise awareness.

Apart of the undeniable role of medicine, courage and will power has a lot to do when an individual is battling with a disease. Like Red Ribbons for AIDS, pink ribbons have become a symbol of the fight against breast cancer and they are an inspiration and a light of hope for people suffering of this disease. There is a wide variety of breast cancer pins styles and they can come in different shapes and sizes. By wearing pink ribbon pins, people are showing their support to the cause and creating awareness about this disease. Moreover, since ribbon pins can be customized, if someone has a loved one who is battling breast cancer or wants to remember a special friend who lost the battle, special messages can be added to the pins.

Many people have joined the breast cancer movement and they are already participating in breast cancer awareness programs, such as, educational events, fundraising, walks, etc. Celebrities are not the exception and thanks to their popularity and because they’re opinion leaders and they can reach a lot of people, their participation and commitment are indispensables in this fight.

LapelPinsDirect.com is a manufacturer of Custom Lapel Pins of the highest quality and offers free artwork with your Awareness Pins order.

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Happy US Small Business Week!

You guessed it right, this week is Small Business Week!

National Small Business Week recognizes the importance of small business to the U.S. economy. It celebrates small business owners who are willing to take risks and work very hard to accomplish a better life for themselves and their families. This year, National Small Business Week takes place May 16-20.

“Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has proclaimed National Small Business Week to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America. As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes this special impact made by outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners. In 2011, National Small Business Week will honor the estimated 27.2 million small businesses in America. Small businesses are major contributors to the strength of the American economy. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business. They also create 60-80 percent of new jobs in the country. Small businesses drive innovation, create 21st century jobs and increase U.S. competitiveness.” – nationalsmallbusinessweek.com -

A lot of our customers are small businesses or freelancers, many of them run home-based businesses and have made a lot of sacrifices pursuing their dreams. This week it’s all about them!!

Many cities are hosting special events and conferences celebrating National Small Business Week. For more information visit http://www.nationalsmallbusinessweek.com/

LapelPinsDirect.com manufactures and imports the finest quality custom lapel pins, emblematic jewelry, coins and medallions. Over the past decade we have been a primary supplier for distributors on a global basis. We can create lapel pins to suit many needs: Branding, Promotion, Award, Recognition, Corporate Image, Trade Shows Giveaways, Gifts, Employee Engagement, etc. For more information please call free (888) 720-2115.

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Employee Recognition Pins To Reward Your Best Workers

Experienced managers and business owners understand the importance of recognizing well deserving employees. An employee that feels appreciated and who is acknowledged by his or her employer is more likely to continue working at a high level. Award pins and employee recognition pins are great for this purpose. They provide a tangible representation of an employer’s appreciation for an employee.

Lapel pins can come in a variety of styles and designs and they can be customized to your specifications. Below, we will review some of the most popular.

  • Cloisonné Pins:  These pins tend to have an artistic look and feel. They are similar to jewelry in appearance. Cloisonné Pins are strong and showcase detail very well. They can be crafted into custom shapes and colored with more than 100 hues.
  • Classic Hard Enamel Pins: This is a very high quality pin. It’s a classic made from durable enable. Classic hard enamel pins are great for companies that want their pins to showcase their logo or a special marketing message.
  • Die-Struck Embossed Soft Enamel Pins: These gorgeous-looking pins include a company’s image die struck onto copper or bronze and are made with soft enamel.
  • Photo Etched Pins: Companies that would like their pins to include a photograph will find that photo etched pins are the ideal choice. They are incredibly attractive and while expensive looking, aren’t necessarily so. Photo etched pins are thin, lightweight and can be plated with a number of different materials.

In addition to the aforementioned pins, promotional iron, screen printed, antique and sandblast pins are also popular choices for companies that are looking for something different and why not more sophisticated.

Award pins and employee recognition pins are little in size but big on impact. Employees are often proud to be the recipient of these types of pins because just about everyone loves to be recognized for their hard work and effort.

Companies that give them away also benefit. Employees who feel appreciated and acknowledged tend to work harder and are happier at work. Businesses will find that a little investment can go a long way.  The cost of these custom lapel pins can pay off in a big way, mostly in employee morale. A happy employee tends to be a more productive one.

If your organization is looking to purchase high quality lapel pins as part of its employee recognition program, you need to look for a reliable provider that can give you professional advice and help you in choosing the more appropriate lapel pin that will fit your specific project.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2011