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Creating a Better Work Environment with Custom Lapel Pins

Written on April 20, 2010 at 1:22 pm, by

Employees thrive in work environments that make safety and teamwork their main priorities. With that in mind, as a business owner, you have an obligation to create the type of workplace that promotes efficiency, camaraderie, and ethical practices. One of the fastest and most effective ways to motivate staff is by creating custom lapel pins to award to your employees for their good deeds throughout the year.

From safety initiatives to perfect attendance awards, custom lapel pins from All About Pins rank high with businesses and organizations looking for ways to encourage employees to be more productive, cautious, and loyal to their places of employment. Quarterly and yearly lapel pins make a powerful statement by showing the people that work for you that you care enough to notice their attention to details and exceptional work ethic.

A small token of appreciation can work wonders in boosting morale and fostering relationships between employees and upper management. You can use your company logo or motto in your custom designed lapel pins and years of service recognition awards as a way of personalizing the experience for the men and women who have helped your company become the success that it is today.

A few of the programs that you can incorporate into your workplace include:

• A safety program to award individual employees or entire divisions with lapel pins designating accident free periods.

• Collaborative thinking lapel pins to groups of individuals who successfully complete tasks.

• A helpers program that rewards employees that go out of their way to support the people and goals of the company.

• Perfect attendance awards for those individuals who make coming to work each day a main priority.

Custom lapel pins are great motivational tools for employers and employees. By simply taking the time to thank the exceptional individuals that work for you, you are encouraging them to remain a part of your team for years to come. All About Pins would be more than happy to help you come up with a custom lapel pin design for your awards program today. Call us toll-free at 1-866-604-9462 or email to learn about all of the complimentary extras that we offer with your lapel pins order.

Amanda Knight knows a thing or two about custom lapel pins. As Manager of All About Pins, she works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom lapel pins that exceed her customer’s expectations.

Friendship Flag Lapel Pins Promote Goodwill Among Different Nations

Written on April 15, 2010 at 5:58 pm, by

Foreign exchange students and business men and women visiting overseas enjoy handing out friendship flag lapel pins to the people that they meet on their journey. The pins are ordered, personalized according to the customer’s preferences and handed out to others on different legs of a trip. From your everyday tourist looking for adventure to the seasoned traveling businessman looking to further his professional relationships, friendship pins are a great gift for the new friends they make on their trip. With a friendship pin, any person can become an ambassador for their country.

Popular amongst foreign dignitaries and diplomats are flag friendship pins. These pins are designed with the flag of the person giving the lapel pin and the flag of the country they are visiting. Highly collectible, the items serve as a memento to the traveler because they remind him or her of their past excursions.

All About Pins has created custom friendship flag lapel pins for people from all over the world. Our creative design team can take your ideas and turn them into a fashionable piece of artwork to hand out to others as you travel. In addition to a free no obligation quote, we offer the following complimentary services:

• Free artwork and design with unlimited revisions.
• Free full colored proof delivered via email.
• Free colors—up to seven at no additional charge.
• Fast production and free delivery.

Grab your passport and a suitcase full of lapel pins and see what type of experience you have. Culturally speaking, friendship flag lapel pins help to build long-term relationships with the people that you meet abroad. A symbol of peace and longevity, the collectible pins become an important memento to all those who have the pleasure of meeting you along the way.

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

Custom Lanyards Make the Perfect Giveaway Item for Trade Shows

Written on April 14, 2010 at 1:19 pm, by

The visibility of a custom lanyard is undisputed. Worn around the necks of attendees at trade shows and conferences, it is one of the most effective promotional products available in today’s marketplace. A personalized lanyard is a wise investment because it allows customers to endorse you, your products or services.

A supply of custom lanyards used as a giveaway at your big trade show event will help bring your business or organization to the next level professionally. In addition to its promotional usefulness the lanyards are practical as well. You can use them to hold keys, cell phones, flash drives and other tech-related items; they serve as “walking billboards” for others to see.

Unlike some promotional products, custom lanyards are built to last and have measurable appeal. Constructed from some of the best materials available, they come in four different styles—imprinted polyester, woven polyester, tube polyester, and imprinted nylon and your choice of colors.

The design possibilities are therefore endless. Your company logo can be front and center. All About Lanyards helps you accomplish this by providing free artwork with all of our orders. We know the importance of an eye-catching graphic and can work with you to come up with the type of custom lanyard that wins you the loyalty of new customers.

The first impression is the most important. What better way to garner interest in your business than with a custom lanyard? All About Lanyards can assist you with designing a smart and affordable giveaway item for your next big event. Call us toll-free at 1-800-667-5803 or email to discuss your ideas with us.

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

Custom Minted Challenge Coins: The New Business Card

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

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

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

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

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? 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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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.