Helping is a Coller Industries Tradition

Here at Coller Industries, we are helping to make a difference in our customer’s lives.

Donations are a big part of who we are here at Coller Industries. Helping our non-profit customers with their purchases may seem like a small thing, but we understand the difference that it makes. And we love having repeat donations!

For the past few years, we have been donating to An Infinite Mind. This non-profit has a particular and unique goal. It is to raise awareness and support for those with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). And, we think they are doing an excellent job!

Here is a little bit about them:

donating time and goods in helping those in need“The brain is merely an organ, but the mind is infinite.”

Far too often, people with dissociative identities are portrayed as crazy or unstable. They have faced accusations of making up this disorder. The stigma associated with DID has led to countless men and women living with dissociative identities to hide their true, whole self in fear of the repercussions if they are found out. An Infinite Mind was formed out of a need for accurate information on all Dissociative Disorders but especially DID.

Jaime Pollock, Founder and Director of An Infinite Mind, said, “In short, we are a national non-profit dedicated to helping adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse heal through supportive services, education, advocacy and awareness.”

We donated badge holders, inserts and white flat lanyards.

donating time, goods and name badge holders in helping those in needName badge holders are an event staple as they are frequently used for conferences, conventions, trade shows, meetings, schools and visitor passes. Not only are they an excellent choice for events, but they are also a fantastic option for reusable needs, such as in a retail environment.

 

donating time, goods and badge lanyards in helping those in needLanyards are noted for their ability to keep essential items like a name badge or pen close at hand. They are used in a broad range of activities from the workplace to schools and concerts to trade shows. Most often they have a name badge holder attached, and sometimes the badge holder displays the entire agenda for a meeting or conference.

Our conference is a secure and safe place for our attendees so without a name tag they can’t enter. It is a very important piece of the event!” Pollock explained.

As An Infinite Mind is entirely volunteer-run, every donation counts. Even one of name tags and lanyards! We are always helping where we can.

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!

Name Tag Definitions: Part 5

These definitions will provide the difference between stock items and custom items. And what you need to know about ordering each kind.

Most of our name tags come with two options. Custom and Stock. Sometimes, trying to figure out what you need can be a struggle.

definitions of name tags name badges and other personal identificationStock Products

First things first, let’s cover what “stock” means. “Stock” refers to an item that is already made or has distinct parts that do not require any added printing or engraving. These items will ship immediately for your use. Stock items are available as Mighty Badges, Speedy Badges and any other reusable products. These “stock” items are ideal for high-turnover companies such as retail stores or call centers. They are also perfect for volunteers. Use each of these products over and over as they have interchangeable pieces.

Pre-Defined Productsdefinitions of name tags name badges and other personal identification

This term may be a bit confusing to some our customers. These “pre-defined” items consist of name tags or name plates that follow a specific, already established design. We call them “Classic Name Tags” and “Classic Name Plates.” And, they are custom in nature. Customize them by selecting the size, the number of lines, a material color and a fastener or holder. We offer several professional name tag and name plate templates to personalize for your needs. These templates do not allow the addition of a logo.

Custom Productsdefinitions of name tags name badges and other personal identification

“Custom” items are made specifically for one customer as per their order. Order all of our name tags and name plates as custom products. This means that you can design your product, whether it be a name tag or name plate, to meet your needs. Design them with names, titles and logos or sometimes full color graphics.

Here at Name Tag, Inc., we pride ourselves on having exact products for which our customers are looking. And, as part of this definitions series, we want to make sure that you understand what you’re getting. Having stock items means that you, as our loyal customers, get what you need and quickly. And by ordering those custom items, it means that you get exactly what you need, no matter what. If we don’t seem to have what you’re looking for, please give us a call, and we’ll find something that works!

Name tags are in the news!

Well, we’ve done it again! Name tags have made the news!

It isn’t very often that personal identification items hit the news. So, when it happens, we here at Coller Industries tend to get excited! Not only is it a chance to share what others are doing with name tags and name badges, but it also helps others to know how important they are.

“Each year, Kami Allers, a Ferry Elementary School third-grade teacher, talks to her students about collecting items for patients who will spend the holidays in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and pediatric units at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital for what she calls the Compassion Project.”

This story about Allers, featured in the Grand Haven Tribune, proves that not all personal identification products have to be made of gold. But those involved in this project sure have hearts made of gold!

Usually, when someone thinks about name tags, they think of a small metal or plastic plate that is worn by someone who needs to be identified quickly in a formal setting. This setting varies from retail stores to office buildings to hospitals.

Name Tags are in the news!Choose from our full line of custom or stock name tags.

Name Tag, Inc. has many options to cover most any need for personal identification. We also have reusable name badges and badge holders. Whether you need a logo or simply a name and title, we have all sorts of options to choose from!

“The Ferry Elementary School classrooms are collecting beads, coloring books, crayons, games, books and scrapbooking materials (they make name tags for NICU isolette beds). Students will also make cards to give to children who are in the hospital during Christmas.”

What a great idea for these families, especially during this holiday season. So, let’s all remember that sometimes it isn’t what the name tag is made of but who it comes from. It is the season for giving!

Thanksgiving, name tags and the best customers!

Thanksgiving is so close that we can smell the turkey in the oven!

Families will soon gather in dining rooms across this great nation. And thankfulness is found everywhere. Celebrating Thanksgiving allows us to focus on our blessings, giving thanks for what we have, and for the freedoms which we all enjoy.

happy thanksgiving from coller industries and name tag inc and thank you to all of our customersWe here at Coller Industries Incorporated just wanted to take the time to say Happy Thanksgiving and give thanks to all of our customers, new and old, that have supported our business over the past year. Thank you for stopping by, leaving a comment, and shopping our large name tag selection. We are blessed to be part of your personalized identification needs.

To help celebrate the Thanksgiving occasion, here’s our list of things for which what we are thankful.

Great impressions at conferences and meetings are a must! And with event name tags, networking is easy and affordable.

Style and ease are a must with reusable name badges and speedy badges accomplish just that!

Contemporary name plates are easy to use and are the perfect solution for providing employee identification for desks, cubicles and offices!

Finding people who adore personal identification as much as we do!

There are also a few customers that we need to thank:

We appreciate all of our customers who ask all the right questions. Thank you for your continued encouragement and suggestions.

All of our new customers which we gained this year! Thank you for placing your trust in us and our products.

We love all of our repeat customers. Loyalty sits well with us!

And most of all YOU!

We appreciate your friendship, business and the confidence you have placed in us. So, on behalf of all of us at Coller Industries Incorporated, our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.

Enjoy the day, your meal, and especially the company of your family and friends, and let us know what you’re grateful for! And in case, you didn’t know:

WE’RE THANKFUL FOR NAME TAGS!