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!

Top 4 Business Types that Require Name Tags

No matter the end goal, the first thing any business must accomplish is to engage with clientele.

Connecting with customers should be the primary purpose for any business. While it does matter what the other business goals are, engagement is the most important goal. Without engagement, customers are sure to come and go rather than stick around. With positive interaction, customers stay put, if not for life, for a very long time.

Recently studies have shown that wearing name badges make customers more comfortable while doing business with you. Wearing a name badge will remove the barrier that instinctively lies between you and your customers. Name tags always make you more approachable. While there are several different types of environments where name tags are helpful, the following settings have found that personal identification is an absolute must.

Retail and Sales

name tags are required for many business types and situationsWe’ve all seen it, the customer who walks into a store and doesn’t get the attention they think they need, so they leave. They were looking for a service or product that store offers but didn’t feel that the business met their needs. While it may seem like a small thing, a simple way to avoid your customers feeling this way is to provide name tags for your employees. These tags immediately remove all barriers and allow customers to ask questions and express their concerns to those who care. They establish trust and keep people coming back to your store.

Healthcare and Hospitals

name tags are required for many business types and situationsUniforms and stethoscopes aid in helping to identify workers from patients and visitors when you’re in a hospital. However, name tags ease the pain of remembering your nurse’s name or actual position. The healthcare business knows that personal identification is a must when dealing with patients. They need to establish trust and wearing any identifier helps with this. Photo ID Badges are perfect for these positions. They not only present a name but also help put a real face to that name and thereby create a comfortable and healing atmosphere.

Hotels and Hospitality

name tags are required for many business types and situationsHospitality covers a large area of businesses. From restaurants to travel agencies, this business type is acutely aware of the necessity of name badges. Taking care of your customer is priority one in this business! And to help establish your brand as well as your approachability, name tags should be worn at all times. Again, it’s all about making customers feel at ease. They are, after all, trying to relax!

Journalists and Media

Another great use for a Photo ID Badge is a reporter. No one likes a busybody! So, identify your journalists quickly and give them a sense of security with a name tag. This identification presents them in a way that people can trust. And it gives them the credibility they need to get the whole scoop on the story they are covering. Typically referred to as a “press pass,” these photo ID badges can get them into places where an unidentified person can’t get.

Whether your business is to sell something to the public or to get the scoop on the latest new story, establishing a trust is the key to helping your clientele stay with your company. Approachability and comfort are important goals for all businesses. Get your name tags today to help you keep your customers happy.

NEW: UV Color Logo on Metal!

As always, any new product is exciting news for our customers and us.

Whatever form our new personal identification products take, here at Coller Industries we are always trying to keep up to date with our customer’s needs. And now, with this new process, our name tag product line is expanding!

uv color logo printed on a plastic name tag use for branding any businessOne of our more popular items we currently have is a UV color logo. Up until a few weeks ago, we have only been able to offer this printing type on our plastic name badges. However, we recently came across a way of providing our customers with UV printed logos on our metal name tags!

So, why are logos important anyway?

One word: branding; this is why a logo is important! While some name tags only feature an employee’s name and title, a logo can be incorporated to make them stand out. Not only will a logo help a name badge be prominent, but it will also assist those who see that tag know where the employee works. And, don’t you want your customers to know who has the best service around?

uv color logo printed on a metal name tag use for branding any businessFrom retail stores to restaurants, logos and branding are increasingly important. With the new possibility of having a UV color logo on your metal name tags, they will stand out in any crowd! And, adding a logo to a name tag emphasizes the professional side of your business.

Professional metal name tags are created using lightweight, 0.04 thick aluminum. This material is much thicker than the industry standard which provides protection against bending and warping. UV printing is the premier way add multi-color logos, including those with bright colors and gradients to any name tag. The logo is durable and is resistant to abrasion and chemical damage.

Metal Name Tags (UV Color Logo) Product Specifications

  • A full color logo and text is printed on 0.04 aluminum name tags. The logo is durable and is resistant to abrasion and chemical damage. Print in unlimited colors, including white ink.
  • SIZE: 9 standard sizes; custom sizes up to 12 square inches.
  • SURFACE: Satin surface in gold, silver or white.
  • Pricing: Please see our website for pricing information.

No matter your store, restaurant or office, UV Color Logos are a perfect solution to meet your needs!

3 Top Lessons Learned from Donating

There are many lessons to be learned from providing donations to our clients.

For almost eight years, Clyde and Gary Coller, the CEO and President of Coller Industries Incorporated have generously donated to Granite Education Foundation. The Collers give time and money to those in need, and each year they strive to give back to our local community.

We started donating to Granite Education Foundation in 2009 and to date we have given over $37,000. As employees here at Coller Industries, it is a delight knowing that our employer is so generous and giving to our community. And, each of these individual donations makes its mark on both the givers and the receivers. And each teaches valuable lessons.

Lesson No. 1:

“(Donations make) us more responsible in the community,” said Gary Coller. “Hopefully our customers appreciate when they see that we give back to our community.”

Well said, Gary! These donations not only make us more responsible, but they also make us more aware of the needs of our neighbors and communities. From needing name tags in school and other places of business to needing a helping hand to members of our community, one will always find Coller Industries in the act of giving.

Lesson No. 2:

We received the following letter and valentines from Granite Education Foundation:

Hey, Valentine!
Exchanging heartfelt messages on Valentine’s Day is a well-loved tradition. While the earliest Valentines were little more than hastily scribbled notes, today we can choose from thousands of varieties, each designed for a specific relationship in our lives. A hundred years ago, only sweethearts exchanged Valentine’s Day cards, but the practice has spread to encompass friends, family, colleagues and supporters.
This year, Granite Education Foundation and students from throughout Granite School District want to express our heart-felt thanks for your continued generosity and support. Enclosed you will find hand-made Valentine’s Day cards that our students created with YOU in mind. Additionally, please find enclosed a small edible token as an expression of Granite Education Foundation’s appreciation for your continued support and boundless goodwill.
In our opinion, YOU’RE AWESOME SAUCE, Valentine! Thanks for believing in our mission and for the extra boost you give kids and educators. We couldn’t accomplish what we do without YOU.
Thank you with all our heart!
Brent Severe, Chief Executive Officer
JeAnna Ellis, Office Coordinator / Donor Relations
Audrey Price, Finance / Operations
Erin Woodlief, Giving / Events Coordinator

Donating means that not only have we impacted the lives of Coller Industries employees, but also the lives of the children and teachers in our neighborhoods. So, no matter what we do, we are always aware that people are watching and wondering what we do. It’s never about the name tag, it’s always about the person!

lessons learned from providing donations to those in our communities

lessons learned from providing donations to those in our communities

lessons learned from providing donations to those in our communities

And, last but not least, Lesson No. 3:

By believing in the mission of other organizations and helping them in their directives, we end up helping ourselves. Now, while this may sound a bit selfish, here are the reasons that isn’t the case.

By helping Granite Education Foundation with their needs, we benefit the lives of countless children. Which, in turn, helps their families. And that’s only the beginning of the chain! By paying our efforts forward, we are in fact returning to our community. And just look at the wonderful thank you’s we have received thus far!

We’ve learned from these lessons and we just want to say thank you right back! So, not only to Granite Education Foundation but to all those who receive our donations, THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU! We cherish all of our customers and their communities!

Donations, Donors and CYC

Donations are an excellent way of saying thank you on such a special day!

Coller Industries might just be your go-to specialist for all personal identification needs, but do you know how much we care about all of our customers? Part of that caring means that we give back. Not only to our local community but to all of our customers. We do this by giving donations of our goods to those in need. And we are happy to announce that we’re at it again!

California Youth Connection (CYC) is a youth-led organization that develops leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the foster care system through legislative and policy change.

 

What is DAC?

The Day at the Capitol (DAC) Conference is an advocacy and empowerment conference for CYC chapters held annually in Sacramento. For three days Members and Supporters come together to participate in our signature DAC Conference. The Conference Planning Team Design and Attendee Experience Teams developed the 2017 DAC emblem-logo, slogan, theme and activities.

Jude Parker Koski, MBA, Conference & Training Coordinator, exclaimed, “Together this year, we are A Quasar of Voices: Unite With Our Force to advocate for Foster Parent Training and Support! I always enjoy working with and supporting the Conference Planning Team, and this time was no exception. It was an extraordinarily creative process and rich experience.”

custom lanyards made as donations for california youth connection from coller industries name tag incAnd this year, Coller Industries was able to work with CYC as well. We provided assistance in CYC obtaining the needed lanyards for their conference. And, they look great!

Custom lanyards with a sewn finish are both inexpensive and professional. Customize each lanyard using many available options, including fastener type and color choices to meet every need. Use these lanyards at meetings, conventions, conferences and other events. Sewn Lanyards are perfect to get your name out there with professional branding.

“Thank you so much for your generosity to help make the 2017 Day at the Capitol wildly successful- from offering deep discounts to donating time, services and materials!” said Koski of the donors and sponsors.

We are grateful for organizations such as the California Youth Connection. We sincerely hope that all of our donations are something that helps our customers in their efforts in their communities.