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Custom Minted Challenge Coins: The New Business Card

Written on April 9, 2010 at 2:45 pm, by

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In order to stay ahead of trends in today’s world, companies have to think outside the box and employ strategies that are unique, business minded, and impressionable. Getting the word out about a product or service has never been easier. Custom minted challenge coins can steadily replace your current supply of paper business cards and still convey a message of professionalism.

Designed with longevity in mind, challenge coins reduce waste and aid companies with their journey in “going green”. Most likely not to be thrown away as they are seen as more of a commitment to the receiver, custom challenge coins remind customers of your mission and puts them directly into contact with you. With single and double sided options to choose from, you can preserve your brand and have creative freedom over the personalization of your challenge coins.

Realtors in particular, love leaving behind custom challenge coins for their clients to find. In addition to providing the agent’s name, website, email address or phone number, the small tokens of appreciation make a great impression by encouraging repeat business.

The type of product that gets results, custom challenge coins often include your unique logo or design. All About Coins can take your ideas and incorporate them into eye-catching graphics which are then stamped onto the surface of the coin. You can choose up to seven colors without incurring any costs and can take advantage of our no obligation free quote to learn more about the options available to you. We offer free design services and that is just one of the many ways that we go the extra mile for our customers.


Make your mark and create the type of custom challenge coin that can serve as your unique business card. Your customers and clients will appreciate you going the extra mile to win them over.

Marc Pamatian knows a thing or two about coins. As Manager of All About Coins, he works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom challenge coins that exceed his customer’s expectations.

A Quick and Easy Guide to Pin Back Styles for Custom Lapel Pins

Written on April 8, 2010 at 4:00 pm, by

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Custom lapel pins are as different as the people who choose to wear them. In addition to offering soft enamel, cloisonné, die struck, photographic, and photo etched options, All About Pins gives our customers the freedom to choose from a variety of styles of pin backs as well. The following guide will help you distinguish between butterfly and magnetic clasps and know the advantages of features like screwbacks and safety pins.

Types of Pin Backs and Their Uses

Custom lapel pins have different types of backings. Some of our most popular styles include:

• The Butterfly Clasp.
• Rubber Pin Backs.
• Jewelry Pin Backs.
• Magnetic Pin Backs.
• Safety Pin Backs.
• Cuff Links.

The butterfly clasp is the most common type of backing found on custom lapel pins. The clasp has two “wings” which you pinch to remove the clasp. The post which the clasp is placed on measures 8 mm but a 10 mm option is available. Customers who do not express interest in another style of pin back receive butterfly clasps.

Rubber pin backs are similar in size when compared to a butterfly clasp but because of the soft material they are great for applications when a clasp would be worn against your skin. This type of backing has no locking mechanism and is commonly found on lapel pins that are used to secure custom lapel pins onto hats.

Jewelry pin backs are decorative and are percieved as a higher quality option. Their placement post measures 10 mm long, and they have a strong locking mechanism. They are frequently used on die struck and cloisonné lapel pins as an attractive final detail.

Magnetic pin backs are ideal for uniforms or for businesses where people dress in nice clothing. Rather than have a tack or a pin to poke holes in clothing, magnetic pin backs secure lapel pins safely and effortlessly to garments.

Safety pin backs attached to a lapel pin are used to anchor the design to a garment without the risk of it slipping or rotating. This style of pin back is important to professional organizations that use their custom lapel pins as a form of branding or identification.

Cuff links can be imprinted with your business or organization’s logo and worn on the sleeves of a shirt. Hotels often use this type of backing on employee recognition awards.

Other styles of pin backs include:

• Screwback. Great for heavier weighted garments like leather motorcycle jackets.

• 3M Adhesive. Used to anchor custom lapel pins to plaques and nametags. Adhesive strips are temporary but do not poke holes into clothing.

• Deluxe. The post also 10 mm long. Deluxe backings are similar to jewelry backings with their strong locking mechanism but are more compact in size.

There are a lot of things to consider when ordering custom lapel pins for the first time. In addition to determining the size, shape, color, and number of pins to order, a person must also decide what type of backing best fits their needs. We rise to any occasion by giving you the type of personalized service that guarantees complete customer satisfaction. When it comes to selecting the right custom lapel pin back for your business or organization, All About Pins has you covered.

Marc Pamatian knows a thing or two about lapel pins. As Manager of All About Pins, he works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom lapel pins that exceed his customer’s expectations.

How to Take Time Out of Your Busy Schedule to Celebrate National Nursing Week with Custom Lapel Pins

Written on April 6, 2010 at 6:10 pm, by

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National Nurses Week is scheduled to take place from May 6th through May 12th of this year. Healthcare facilities and hospitals can honor their staff with a luncheon where they hand out lapel pins to their certified nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses, and registered nurses. All About Pins, one of the most respected manufacturers of custom lapel pins, offers a variety of styles, colors, and sizes to choose from. With complimentary artwork, a no-cost digital proof, and fast and free delivery, businesses and organizations can get their lapel pin order in early and make a great impression on all of their nurses.

A busy schedule often prevents a person from thanking others when the opportunity arises. Custom lapel pins are the perfect solution to remedy this type of problem. We are sure that you are very thankful of the work that your nurses do. You can honor them with a customized keepsake that they will wear and cherish. A small token of appreciation in the form of a lapel pin strengthens the relationship between employer and employee.

Honoring a nurse is a wise move for several reasons. In addition to stirring up feelings of goodwill between a boss and his or her staff, awarding custom lapel pins can:

• Help build friendships among nurses.
• Create a positive and safer work environment.
• Reduce the amount of absences and accidents.
• Increase productivity.
• Encourage individuals to be their best at all times.

Because nursing is a hands-on field, it is important for employers to recognize the role that recognition award lapel pins play in motivating employees to go the extra mile for their patients. With numerous options to choose from, All About Pins can help businesses and organizations design the type of custom lapel pin that speaks volumes about their nursing staff. With only a month before National Nurses Week, the right time to submit your lapel pin ideas is today.

Marc Pamatian knows a thing or two about lapel pins. As Manager of All About Pins, he works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom employee recognition pins that exceed his customer’s expectations.

Celebrate National Volunteer Week April 18-24 with Custom Lapel Pins

Written on April 5, 2010 at 8:28 pm, by

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Volunteers are special individuals who deserve to be commended for their hard work. In addition to donating time to businesses, sports teams, academic institutes, nursing facilities, hospitals, and non-profits, these individuals touch the hearts of those around them with their determination, strength, and selflessness.

In honor of National Volunteer Week 2010, All About Pins wants to pay tribute to those individuals who better the world through the act of volunteering with custom lapel pins. Businesses and organizations can take an existing logo or photograph and turn it into a cherished keepsake for each and every one of their volunteers.

Custom lapel pins speak volumes about the people that they are given to. They also reflect positively on the businesses and non-profit organizations that purchase them. A thoughtful gift that is appropriate every day of the year, custom lapel pins are particularly appreciated during National Volunteer Week which is celebrated April 18th to the 24th this year.

Do you want to get involved in your community and make a real difference? VolunteerMatch.org offers individuals over 60,000 opportunities to help out. It also gives businesses and organizations like yours the chance to come into contact with some of the best volunteers worldwide. Keep your custom lapel pin supply well stocked so that everyone involved with a fundraiser or relief effort knows just how important they really are. Our team of sales professionals at All About Pins can help you come up with the design that best represents your organization or cause. Just give us a call at 1-866-604-9462 toll-free or email us at info@allaboutpins.com for a no obligation, free quote.

Businesses and organizations can influence change by creating volunteer programs and recruiting talented individuals to help out with whatever goals they are trying to accomplish. Custom lapel pins can help identify and thank those committed to making the world a better place.

It’s All in the Details: Soft Enamel and Cloisonné Lapel Pins Stand Out in a Crowd

Written on March 24, 2010 at 4:29 pm, by

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All About Pins knows a thing or two about custom lapel pins. In addition to creating original artwork for businesses, sports teams, and organizations from around the world, we take the steps necessary to guarantee our customers a stress-free experience from start to finish. We offer a number of styles of custom lapel pins in a variety of colors and finishes to fit an individual’s needs. Paired with a business, group, or organization’s unique logo or photograph, lapel pins attract attention everywhere they go.

Our soft enamel pins are the number one seller on our site for a reason. They are viewed by the public as traditional and therefore highly regarded. Other companies produce products that lack the “trading pin feel” that our customers are accustomed to. Their version of soft enamel pins are only .8 millimeters thick. Our lapel pins range in thickness from 1.2 to 1.5 millimeters. This detail adds to the perceived value of the custom lapel pin and gives depth to its overall design.

A true soft enamel pin is essentially a flat sheet of metal that is stamped with a die that imprints an image onto the pin. The recessed areas are then filled with several colors of enamel paint which gives the pin its signature look. Soft enamel pins are a favorite amongst collectors because of their quality, weightiness, and appearance. Baseball teams and fans from around the country trade pins at tournaments and nationally broadcasted events like the Little League World Series.

Cloisonné soft enamel pins are a hoax. A pin cannot be both cloisonné and soft enamel. It is either one or the other. The process of creating a true cloisonné pin is very different from soft enamel. The recessed areas of the pin are filled with powdery glass-like color resins in jewel tones. Each color is fired separately at 1700 degrees which adds to the pin’s glossy finish. Regarded as fine pieces of jewelry, cloisonné pins date back to the 13th century where they were worn by royalty.

Our competitors would like you to believe that there is no difference in the types of pins that they offer but that is not entirely true. Calling All About Pins at 1-866-604-9462 toll-free or emailing us at info@allaboutpins.com can help clear up any questions you might have about your custom soft enamel or cloisonné lapel pin order. Our team of dedicated sales professionals can help determine your needs and get you a no obligation quote that includes custom artwork before the day ends.

The Month of April Provides Many Reasons to Celebrate With Lapel Pins

Written on March 23, 2010 at 4:52 pm, by

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The old adage, “April showers bring May flowers,” is often true but there is nothing gloomy about Spring. In addition to nationally known holidays like Easter, Earth Day, and Arbor Day, the upcoming month provides businesses, church groups, schools, and volunteer organizations plenty of reasons to celebrate.

Custom lapel pins are fashionable any time of year and April is no exception. Here are a few little known holidays to celebrate in addition to those already listed on your calendar:

• April 7th is World Health Day. A custom lapel pin can be designed for a doctor’s office to encourage health screenings.

• April 10th is Encourage a Young Writer Day. A custom lapel pin can be designed for libraries or schools as a way of commemorating youth writers.

• April 15th is Leonardo Da Vinci Day. A custom lapel pin can be designed for artists, inventors, and fellow Renaissance Men and Women.

• April 18th is Pet Owner’s Day. A custom lapel pin can be designed for pet stores and veterinarian clinics to give out to shoppers and clients.

• April 18th to 24th is National Volunteer Week. A custom lapel pin can be designed for nursing homes, hospitals, and non-profit organizations as a way of paying tribute to their volunteers.

• April 28th is Administrative Professional’s Day. A custom lapel pin can be designed as a way of thanking secretaries and administrative professionals for their service.

Using a company logo, motto, or photograph, All About Pins can create custom designed lapel pins for any individual, group, organization, or business. April is a great time for us to discuss your needs with you. Give us a call toll-free at 1-866-604-9462 or email us at info@allaboutpins.com. We will be more than happy to provide you with a no obligation quote based on the information that you give to us.

Evaluating the Role That Lapel Pins Play in Non-Profit and Volunteer Organizations

Written on March 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm, by

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Custom lapel pins play a major role in paying tribute to those individuals and groups who work with and volunteer for non-profit organizations. In addition to honoring accomplishments by noting a person’s efforts, the small tokens of appreciation can be used as incentives to recruit, promote, and build loyalty amongst employees and assistants.

From a psychological standpoint, showing appreciation for people’s hard work goes a long way. Happy employees and volunteers are more productive, better motivators, and willing to go the extra mile to please those around them. Ceremonies and banquets commemorating these exemplary individuals is a great time to hand out awards like custom lapel pins.

Featuring your logo, photograph, or organization’s colors, custom lapel pins create the type of environment that welcomes change. Non-profit organizations rely heavily on their staff and group of volunteers to help them achieve specific goals. In addition to educating, promoting, and supporting the community by providing a variety of services, non-profits get involved on a global level by building websites, running blogs, and using social media networking as a way to announce their intentions and gain valuable feedback from the public.

All About Pins designs custom lapel pins as well as award and service pins in a variety of styles, shapes, colors, finishes, and sizes. Using our free quote service, you can reach us by phone toll-free at 1-866-604-9462 or email info@allaboutpins.com. We will be happy to discuss the options that are available to you so that your non-profit organization can achieve all that it sets out to do.

Non-profit organizations play an important part in raising awareness and funds for different causes. You can help honor those involved with an effort by creating a custom lapel pin for them today. Our talented design team can use your logo, mascot, or motto to create the type of custom lapel pin that reaches out to the public and touches the hearts of all of your employees and volunteers.

Five Ways to Use Custom Lapel Pins in Your Next Trade Show Event

Written on March 17, 2010 at 5:53 pm, by

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A trade show is a virtual hub of activity. With thousands of potential customers within an arm’s length from your booth, it is a place to promote new and existing products, increase your brand’s visibility by handing out custom lapel pins, generate leads, drive sales, and get an insider’s view of what the competition is up to.

Trade shows provide businesses opportunities to network within their industries. They also allow individuals to keep up with the latest trends and to strengthen the relationships that they have already established with past contacts. A place known for giveaways and incentives, trade shows are a great place to showcase your newly designed custom lapel pin. By having plenty of lapel pins on hand during an event, businesses and organizations encourage direct contact between company representatives and customers. The versatile promotional product is small but an effective and powerful statement.

Custom lapel pins speak volumes about a business. Unlike disposable giveaway items, they are durable and long lasting. By simply securing a custom lapel pin to your shirt, jacket, or tie, you are inviting others to speak to you about the products or services that your company offers.

Here are five ways that you can use custom lapel pins to break the ice at your next trade show event:

1. Attach a lapel pin to a dual raffle ticket. Ask the individuals who stop by your booth to fill out their contact information on one ticket and to keep the other ticket with the pin on it as a gift. This is a great way to reach out to the public and build a database of potential customers.

2. Create a full color brochure highlighting information about your company. Staple a small bag containing your custom lapel pin on the inside of the publication.

3. Sponsor a prize wheel. Give out your custom lapel pins to everyone who participates. This is in addition to discounts, gift cards, and product samples.

4. Fill a jar with lapel pins and offer one to each person who visits your booth. Encourage the new contact to drop off a business card or join your mailing list while they have the time.

5. Wear a vest or jacket that is full of custom lapel pins. Whenever someone approaches you with a question about your company, take a pin off and hand it to them. This is a great way to increase face-to-face contact with others.

All About Pins offers solutions to your trade show or promotional event needs. Inquire about our custom lapel pin designs by calling 1-866-604-9462 toll-free or visiting us on the web at www.allaboutpins.com.

A Beginner’s Guide to Custom Baseball Trading Pin Swapping At Cooperstown

Written on March 16, 2010 at 8:47 pm, by

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Excitement is in the air as baseball teams from across the country get ready to gather in Cooperstown, New York for the 2010 Little League World Series. In addition to getting the chance to play their hearts out, the young athletes look forward to swapping their custom baseball trading pins with other teams.

Pin trading has become a phenomenon amongst even the youngest players. Cooperstown offers each team the opportunity to meet, speak to, and trade custom lapel pins with one another. Having a quality pin makes all the difference to the athletes who are often judged based on the weight, feel, and appearance of their baseball trading pin.

There are some rules to follow when trading pins at Cooperstown. A tent set up specifically for the Little League Baseball World Series allows players and collectors to swap pins freely. Most people trade one pin for another. Very seldom does a single exchange occur involving multiple pins.

The most unique and colorful pins tend to be the type that are swapped first. Individuals are interested in the tradability of the custom lapel pins that they choose. The perceived value of a pin can be determined by the look, feel, and weight of each baseball trading pin.

Some people spend the whole day waiting for the right baseball trading pin to come their way. They tend to be the type that eat, sleep, and dream about the sport. Hotels around the area accommodate these players and collectors by setting up their own pin trading rooms where some of the best exchanges are made.

All About Pins can help you make the event at Cooperstown a success for all of your players by designing the right kind of baseball trading pin to fit your needs. Give us a call toll-free at 1-866-604-9462 to discuss your options. We can have your pins designed and delivered to you before the big event.

In addition to providing you with complimentary artwork, we are committed to making the ordering process as stress-free as possible for you. That is why we do not require a lot of information from you initially to come up with a design for your custom baseball trading pin. By providing us with a picture or description of your logo and team colors, we can create a full color proof and have it emailed to you the very same day that you inquire about our services. Visit us on the web at All About Pins or call us today at 1-866-604-9462 for a no obligation quote.