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Monthly Archives: October 2010

FAQ on Ordering Patches for Your Military Unit

Written on October 29, 2010 at 2:27 pm, by

When it is time to order custom embroidered patches for your military unit, is here to help.  Durable and functional, they add a touch of uniqueness to every government issued uniform. Choosing Patches That Stand Out When ordering military patches, think of using full colors as well as subdued desert or green jungle shades.  […]

What Is Silk Screening and How Is It Applied to Lapel Pins?

Written on October 28, 2010 at 1:40 pm, by

Silk Screen is an option that is offered to customers whose custom lapel pins have specific details or a logo that cannot be altered.  Like a t-shirt, the image or text is screened onto the enamel or metal portion of the pin so that there is no metal border separating the colors from one another […]

Challenge Coin Options

Written on October 27, 2010 at 3:07 pm, by

All About Coins is often asked about options that are not listed on the website.  A majority of the time, we can accommodate the request.  Here are some of the most common options that are requested and the questions that merit a response in our blog: “Do you offer sizes other than 1.5” to 2”?” […]

Is An Epoxy Dome Right For Me?

Written on October 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm, by

A frequently asked question is “Are epoxy domes a good option for custom coins and lapel pins?”  The answer depends on the style of product ordered.  Functional as well as cosmetic, these items provide an extra layer of protection, especially for the paint enamels, from the elements. What is An Epoxy Dome? An epoxy dome […]

What Questions Should You Ask When Shopping for Custom Lapel Pins?

Written on October 25, 2010 at 7:13 pm, by

You might ask yourself, “What should I know about custom lapel pins?”  The answer to that question may seem obvious to you.  You should know enough about these products to make an informed decision as to what style to choose and the number of custom products to order for your business or organization.   We know […]

Custom Lapel Pins for Parkinsons Association Volunteers

Written on October 22, 2010 at 8:05 pm, by

Parkinsons Disease affects over one million people worldwide.  Through the support of the public and independent volunteers, the Parkinson Association is able to influence change and help fray the costs of its $6 billion annual operation. Custom tulip lapel pins created with the letters “P” and “D” represents the neurodegenerative disease and help identify the […]

Creating Custom Lapel Pins for Veterans and Officer Memorials

Written on October 21, 2010 at 8:54 pm, by

Custom lapel pins for memorial purposes are sentimental items that can be worn annually on the day of remembrance or on a day to day basis as a reminder of the sacrifice the fallen men and women have made on society.  These small tokens of appreciation can also be given out to family members of […]

Adding a Ribbon to Challenge Coins Turns Them Into Custom Medallions

Written on October 20, 2010 at 5:20 pm, by

Challenge coins are versatile items that remain popular with military units, fraternal organizations, and businesses worldwide.  They are used to win trust, motivate individuals, and build camaraderie among groups of people.  In athletic and academic situations, these items can easily be turned into custom medallions and handed out at awards ceremonies. From a Challenge Coin […]

Getting Your Order Started and Payment Options

Written on October 19, 2010 at 6:37 pm, by

Another frequent question asked of us is, “What type of payment options do you accept?”  “Do you bill me?”  “Do you accept purchase orders?”  “What is your policy on credit cards?”  Billing Generally, we require payment in full before we start an order so we do not bill our customers.  We accept both credit cards […]

Soft Enamel vs Hard Enamel Color Processes

Written on October 18, 2010 at 4:31 pm, by

From time to time, our customers ask, “What is a soft enamel coin?”  Our customers often think that soft enamel refers to the base metal itself.  It does not.  Our coins are made from brass metal.  The phrase “soft enamel,” in actuality, is the name of the color fill process used to create the challenge […]