Displaying Your Name Plate

While name plates are common in most workplaces, we all need them for different reasons.

And, many of us have a desk or cubicle at work, so it’s easy to display that coveted piece of personal identification. And while most name plates have a name and title, some are used for other reasons around the office.

display a name plate easily with a variety of holders and methods at your office or on your desk

Name plates easily sit on a corner or small portion of your desk.

There are many ways to accomplish this useful tool. Use a traditional metal desk holder for your plastic or metal engraved name plate. These sit conveniently on the corner of any desk so that they are visible to passersby. Another option is to choose an acrylic desk block or executive desk wedge. These options, while a little less traditional, actually offer an upgrade to your name plate look.

Another option for a desk top is the plastic desk base. This classy item fits most designs and still allow the nameplate to sit on the corner of your desk comfortably. Or, be a little less traditional and set it on your computer monitor or tower.

Attach a name plate to the front of a desk.

Using either a wall mount or adhesive, attach the plate on the front of your desk. This idea is perfect for the current trend of standing desks. That way, no matter the height of your desk, your name plate will always be visible. Choose from Velcro, magnets or double-sided tape to accomplish this simple, yet effective presentation.

display a name plate easily with a variety of holders and methods at your office or on your deskUsing an adhesive also enables you to attach name plates to other objects on or near your desk. Use the double-sided tape to mount the plate to stacking desk trays or a white board.

Mount the plate on a wall or door of your office or cubicle.

display a name plate easily with a variety of holders and methods at your office or on your deskFrom Contemporary Name Plates to traditional engraved name plates, one of the most popular ways to display room names and numbers and directions is to hang them on the wall. Accomplish this easily by using a wall mount or an adhesive. We also offer partition pins to hang your plate on the side of your cubicle conveniently.

Maybe you need to label a section of a wall for different types of forms? Simply attach this useful item next to the section, and just like that you’re done! And everyone in the office can see what they need and how easy it is to get it.

What creative way do you display your name plate?

Do you have yours hanging from the ceiling? Maybe it’s secured to your desk in a different way. Or is it in the hallway outside your office? We want to hear how you have your name plate displayed!

Undeniable Benefits of Photo ID Badges

No matter the size of a business, the benefits of photos and personal identification are enumerable.

From name tags to lanyards, most companies take advantage of these benefits. And, one of the easiest ways to identify an employee is through the use of photo ID badges. So, why use a photo ID badge?

From name tags to lanyards, most companies take advantage of these benefits. And, one of the easiest ways to identify an employee is through the use of photo ID badges.

First off, what is a photo ID badge?

the benefits of using photo id badges are enumerablePhoto ID Badges
A photo ID badge with an employee’s name, photo, title and other relevant information is a great way to identify company employees. Fully customize each badge by selecting the orientation and fastener (deluxe magnet, pin, clips or a variety of other fasteners including punched slots with lanyards).

One of the most important features of a photo ID badge is the security it offers. By providing employees with a picture as well as a name and title, it ensures that the proper people are entering and exiting your building. Quickly and easily identify someone with photos and provide safety and security while in the workplace.

the benefits of using photo id badges are enumerableSafety is a primary concern for businesses.

These ID badges can help keep restricted areas of your building safe and properly maintained. They can also keep guests from wandering, even accidentally, into areas that they shouldn’t be. And, keep your photo ID close at hand with the convenience of a lanyard or most any other fastener.

They can also help with productivity! Employees can focus on what they need to do instead of worrying about being secure or if they are in the correct area on a job site. Add photos of an individual to each tag, along with their name, to make recognition easier. With a quick glance, anyone can see who that person is and make sure they belong on a project or in a restricted area.

the benefits of using photo id badges are enumerablePublic relations is also a concern for many businesses.

Name tags and other personal identification products make establishing a relationship of trust not only easier, but simpler as well. Being able to quickly identify someone because they can match a face directly to a company is a refreshing and comforting necessity in our world.

Photo ID badges are sure to fit the bill no matter your endgame with personal identification! Leave your employees, guests and clients with the benefits of these badges and a sense of security that you know what you’re doing!

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!