Archive for July, 2010

Friday, July 30th, 2010

In today’s business world, people tend to go with a company with a name that they can trust.  For new entrepreneurs, this poses a challenge if they don’t have an easily recognizable brand.  With the help of Lapel Pins Plus, you can create incredibly detailed custom lapel pins that can be used as a marketing tool in all your business endeavors.  Not only are these products versatile and appealing, they also have the ability to build better relationships with new and existing customers.

Some of the ways that custom lapel pins can help foster goodwill in business situations include:

  • Sales professionals can make a great first impression by leaving a card and pin with prospective clients.
  • At Grand Openings or networking events, the pins can be used to help establish a presence in a community.
  • After a big sale, the customer has a small token to remind them of their entire experience.

Custom lapel pins make it easy to stand out in a crowd.  As a relationship builder, these small products are extremely reliable.  People love to receive gifts from businesses.  Not only do they say a lot about you as an entrepreneur, they also help get the word out about your products and services.

This helps you accomplish two things.  First of all, it helps you broaden your base of customers.  Next, it helps others connect you to the services that you provide.  People can look at a lapel pin featuring your custom logo or emblem and identify it with your company.  People will feel more apt to refer other people to you if they are satisfied with your products or services.

Custom lapel pins bring your expertise and unique experiences to the public.  There is no better way to announce the launch of a new business than with the help of Lapel Pins Plus. In addition to providing you with a long list of features designed to make your lapel pins popular, we also are available to answer any questions you might have along the way.

For more helpful tips and ideas on how to create custom lapel pins for your business, visit us online at, email or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

offsetcoinThe process of printing images onto challenge coins is a technique that Challenge Coins Plus excels at.  Customers looking for a challenge coin that features custom artwork or the face of a dedicated leader can benefit tremendously from this process.  Having the ability to print directly onto the coin, Challenge Coins Plus can take even the most detailed and complex designs and turn them into one-of-a-kind treasures.  Once the image is printed and protected with our clear epoxy dome, the look and feel of the coin exudes quality.

How Do I Order Offset Printed Challenge Coins?

The process for creating these custom challenge coins is really quite simple.  You call or email us with your design idea.  We then come up with custom artwork and a full color proof for you to look over.  Once you have approved the design, we place your offset printed challenge coin order and pick up the cost of shipping.  Your order will be produced in no time at all and your personalized challenge coins will be ready to hand out at your next event.

What Can I Use Offset Printed Challenge Coins For?

Offset printed challenge coins are a great way to celebrate a person’s life.  They can be handed out as keepsakes at memorial events like special runs or walks.  Friends and family members of the individual being commemorated will cherish the beautiful gift that has been given to them.  They can display the challenge coin on a plastic stand or an acrylic box in their home or office.  This heartfelt tribute is meaningful and touching.

The Positive Impact of Custom Products Like Challenge Coins

Anyone wanting to memorialize the lives of their loved ones should consider the positive impact of custom challenge coins from Challenge Coins Plus.  In addition to including a photograph, our products can also:

  • Reflect a person’s hobbies, interests, and values.
  • Include an important date like a birthday or anniversary.
  • Can pay tribute to members of the military for the service they provided.
  • Shed light on a person’s achievements.

There are many advantages to going with an offset printed challenge coin.  They help celebrate extraordinary individuals and the full lives that they have lived.  At benefits and memorial events, they are known for their ability to accurately portray the person being remembered.  For an exact replica of a photograph or image, offset printing is a great choice.  Memorial events wouldn’t be the same without custom challenge coins from Challenge Coins Plus.

Thursday, July 29th, 2010


Star Wars Celebration V is being held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from August 12-15.  In addition to providing individuals with a chance to meet the cast and crew of the beloved films and mingle with other fans, the three day event also provides attendees plenty of opportunity to collect Star Wars merchandise.

Embroidered Patches Plus created custom embroidered patches to commemorate this year’s event.  Using the customer’s unique ideas, our team of designers came up with an outstanding patch for one of our customers for this year’s Celebration.

Proving to be the ultimate souvenir, Star Wars embroidered patches appeal to large audiences for a number of reasons.  A few of their most popular features include:

  • Their lightweight yet durable design
  • Their full color graphics and custom artwork.
  • Their portability and highly visible nature.
  • Their ease-of-use and ability to be sewn or ironed onto clothing, hats, and bags.
  • Their unique puzzle piece design.  Instead of collecting one patch, fans can collect multiple smaller patches to create a larger, more  exciting design.

Attendees of the celebration are able to walk away with a verifiable piece of Star Wars memorabilia and showcase it by displaying it on a shirt, jacket or backpack.

Not only do embroidered patches make great conversation pieces, they also are regarded as keepsakes and collector’s items.  Individuals who attended the event or who love George Lucas’ movies in general are willing to go to great lengths to collect Star Wars embroidered patches.  Fans and groups from around the world can call us to discuss their unique Star Wars design ideas.

To see more of the type of embroidered patches we have to offer our customers, visit Like Star Wars Celebration V, many events are promoted through the use of custom patches made by Embroidered Patches Plus.  Call us toll-free at 1-866-511-0381 or email with your design ideas today.

Thursday, July 29th, 2010


The airline industry rewards its pilots, stewards, and stewardesses with custom lapel pins shaped like a pair of wings.  These aviation symbols signify accomplishment and were originally awarded to members of the military during both World Wars as a way to identify individuals with special training.

Today, we create personalized wing pins in a variety of finishes for our customers.  These pins affiliate employees with the different airlines that they work for.  They are popular because they make it easy to recognize pilots and crew members aboard a flight.

The small mementos are also frequently given to graduates of aviation training schools as a measure of faith.  Not only do the wing pins acknowledge the individual’s accomplishments, they also provide the men and women with something to look forward to as they take the steps necessary to complete their training.

Military pilots wear wing pins as a way of promoting camaraderie amongst members of their group or unit.  The small pieces of metal reflect the rich personal history of those involved in the field of aviation.  Regarded as a piece of their uniform and a keepsake, these pins are considered very valuable by recipients.

We can personalize the wing pins in a number of ways.  Many of our customers prefer having a name, symbol or title included in the custom artwork that we create for them.  In addition to these details, we also offer different sizes, colors, and styles of custom lapel pins to choose from.  Members of flight clubs as well as airline industry employees enjoy designing and ordering their wing pins from us.

Past, present, and future pilots, stewards, and stewardesses will agree that these types of lapel pins have timeless appeal.  In addition to their many uses, they are an important source of motivation for anyone who is awarded one.

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Battling a disease or overcoming an addiction takes courage.  Support groups provide individuals with physical and emotional encouragement in a structured setting.  With every milestone event or step that is accomplished, individuals are awarded custom lapel pins marking their achievement.  These items provide comfort to individuals that are determined to live their lives one day at a time.

Why Lapel Pins?

Recognition lapel pins boost spirits and provide men and women with the confidence needed to take control of their lives.  Available in a variety of sizes, shapes, styles, and colors, they can be personalized to reflect the achievement or the mission of the group.  In addition to establishing membership, custom lapel pins also serve as a motivator to those wanting to change the quality of their relationships.  Tangible rewards like these have a positive effect in support group settings.

Types of Lapel Pins Available to Groups

Awareness ribbon lapel pins can be created for those living with a disease like Cancer or AIDS.  The items can be designed to feature a group or organization’s logo and personal information.  The lapel pins can then be sold at fundraiser events or given away at benefits.

Die struck lapel pins can be personalized with anniversary dates and gemstones.  They can be plated in a variety of different finishes according to a group’s design.  These achievement lapel pins have a timeless look that appeals to people of all ages.


Positive Impact Achieved Through the Use of Lapel Pins

The more exposure a group receives the more support it gets from the public.  One of the best ways to get your community involved in your group is to make them knowledgeable about the types of things that you do and the events that you hold.

A big public presence can be achieved through the use of custom lapel pins.  They can be handed out to individual members, staff, and volunteers as a way of instilling a sense of pride and camaraderie amongst groups.

To find out how you can play a role in support group activities through the use of custom lapel pins, contact Lapel Pins Plus.  Our toll-free phone number is 1-800-252-0904 and email is

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

policecoinsEmployees of Police Departments and Law Enforcement Agencies are committed to protecting and serving their communities.  The brave men and women working in this profession put their lives on the line on a daily basis.  Individuals with a strong work ethic and the desire to serve others often have their good deeds rewarded with custom challenge coins.  These items are handed out at awards ceremonies and banquets as a way of paying tribute to the exceptional men and women of law enforcement.

Why Do Police Departments Choose Challenge Coins?
There are a number of reasons why custom challenge coins are ideal for police departments and law enforcement agencies.  A few of the reasons that have been communicated to us by our customers are:

  • They can be personalized with names, dates, emblems, and photographs of officers.  There is also a long list of add-ons available that enhance the images and increase the perceived value of each custom challenge coin
  • They can be single or double sided.  This allows the agency to use a standard design for one side of the challenge coin and each individual department to have their own distinguishable design on the other.
  • They make memorable gifts for graduates from police academies.  Unlike paper certificates or ribbons, they last longer and are recognized as a special honor.
  • They can be used to instill pride in different departments.  Custom challenge coins have the ability to motivate individuals to set their goals high and to work towards being the best police officer or law enforcement agent that they can be.

Features That Set Challenge Coins Apart
Police department challenge coins come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles.  They can include decorative edging and 3D emblems and even be dual plated according to a customer’s request.  Challenge Coins Plus offers the following features:

  • Custom Edges
  • Epoxy Domes
  • Sequential Numbering on the Coin Face or Edge
  • Cutouts
  • Antique Gold, Silver or Copper

In addition to playing a role in ceremonies and fundraising events, they are also created for clubs where law enforcement agents and police officers are members.  Their ability to be customized plays a factor in their popularity.  People in general love to own a piece of their personal work history.  Custom challenge coins provide a memorable keepsake for every police department and precinct.  For ideas on ways to support the men and women of your department or agency, visit us on the web at, email or call 1-800-252-0904 for a free quote.

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

churchCustom lapel pins have a variety of uses as demonstrated by churches and other religious organizations. In addition to their fundraising capabilities, the small promotional products help recruit new members, help distinguish clergy and other leaders from ordinary members of a congregation, and announce upcoming events and fundraisers.

Specific groups within one organization can create custom lapel pins as a way to identify one another. For example, Youth Groups pins can be one color while Women’s Bible Study Groups can be another. This can be especially helpful at summer camps or conferences where there are a lot of people in attendance.

Religious symbols are often incorporated into a lapel pin design. People of all faiths can choose a graphic or photograph that has personal meaning to them. This symbol can help a person relate to others positively.
Lapel pins are highly visible in nature and can be worn on clothing and hats or attached to a bag or backpack. Although they are often small in size, they make a visual and emotional impact on those who come into contact with them. People of similar faiths are more likely to comment on the lapel pins that appeal to them most.|

Lapel Pins Plus has helped customers from every corner of the world create custom lapel pins featuring their religious organization. In addition to free design services, our customers also enjoy free shipping.

At spiritual conferences and retreats, custom lapel pins are extremely popular. You can come up with your own list of ideas as to how your church, synagogue, temple or mosque will use them. Call or email us today for a free quote. Our phone number is 1-800-252-0904 and our email address is

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

crosscountrypinSummer is a time when many people like to get outdoors and take vacations to places that they have never seen before. From cross country road trips to weeklong getaways, travel is a favorite recreational pastime for people of all ages. Collecting small souvenirs, like custom lapel pins from each state visited, can be a fun and rewarding way to capture the memories of your trip.

Driving from Portland, Oregon to Tallahassee, Florida is an adventure worth doing at least once in your lifetime. Stopping at roadside monuments and national landmarks is a great way to get acquainted with our nation’s history. A remarkable souvenir in the form of a lapel pin can serve a memory better than a picture or a postcard. Made from quality materials and designed to be personal and appealing, the custom souvenirs are loved by people of all ages.

Lapel pins depicting tourist attractions are incredibly popular. Not only do they serve as a reminder of your vacation, they also make exceptional gifts to bring home to family members and friends because of their small size. You can make it a point to collect the most unusual state lapel pins that you can find. These souvenirs serve as great conversation pieces years after your trip is over.

Here is a list of reasons why Lapel Pins Plus feels that lapel pins are the ideal summer vacation souvenir:

  • They are small and compact. You can fit dozens of them into small spaces in bags and suitcases.
  • They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors which makes it easy to find one that appeals to each member of your family.
  • They can be worn on clothing or attached to a hat or bag.
  • Unlike cheap trinkets, they are long lasting and durable.
  • Different backings can transform them into fridge magnets or bulletin board push pins.

No matter where your vacation takes you, collect some custom lapel pins along the way. Not only do they make a great gift to take home with you, they also are a fond reminder of the experiences that you had while traveling the United States.

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

firedeptppatchFirefighters and Paramedics around the country rush to the call of duty at a minute’s notice. These trained professionals learn how to work hard under pressure so they can be an asset during emergency situations. Embroidered patches created for Fire Personnel and EMTs have a number of uses. Most commonly sewn to uniforms for identification purposes, the durable items come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles.

Embroidered Patches Plus has helped customers in the past create custom patches to honor the brave men and women who put their lives on the line everyday to help others in need. These individuals are often rewarded for their efforts. Fire department awards are often handed out to exceptional people who go above and beyond the call of duty. Fallen firefighters and emergency personnel can also be honored by having their name or initials included in the design of the fire dept patches.

Determining the Type of Patch That Works Best For Your Department

As experienced sales professionals and designers, we have had the honor of working with customers from around the world. From time to time, we are asked questions about custom fire department patches. The following information can serve as a guide to help new customers determine what type of patches work best for their particular cause or department.

The following types of fire department paramedic patches are available to order through Embroidered Patches Plus:

  • Up to 75% Embroidery
  • 76%-100% Embroidery

There are also two different border styles to choose from. They are:

  • Merrow Border. Popular with simple shapes and designs.
  • Hot-Cut Border. Great for irregular shaped patches.

Fire station patches can have different styles of backings. The most common is PVC. Iron-on, Velcro, and Peel & Stick options exist for an additional fee. These types of embroidered patch backings add convenience which is one of the reasons why they are so popular.

Common Things Included in the Design Process of Custom Patches

Personalized products often include identifying information about a Fire Department and its Firefighters and EMTs. Some of the things that we often include in the design process are:

  • Details about the Fire Department’s Name and Location.
  • Fire Department Emblems and Mottos.
  • Special Honors and Events.
  • Information About a Fallen Firefighter or Paramedic.

For suggestions on how to set your Fire Department apart, visit Embroidered Patches Plus online, email or call us toll-free at 1-866-511-0381for a free quote.

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

summercampSummer is a great time to get outdoors and be active. From sporting events to summer camps, custom lapel pins are used to motivate, inform, educate, and reward.

At Lapel Pins Plus, we have created custom lapel pins for a variety of customers throughout the years. They have been used at youth camps, baseball and softball tournaments, and Scouting events as a way to foster goodwill and to encourage individuals to excel at the task at hand.

Summer activity lapel pins can be created in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and styles. Baseball and softball trading pins often include a variety of add-ons like blinking lights, spinning and sliding pieces, and glitter. This adds value to the pin and increases its level of tradability. At Cooperstown, the Little League World Series, and tournaments all across the country swapping trading pins is often one of the highlights of the event.

Custom lapel pins can help establish rank. Campers and Scouts complete goal specific tasks in order to achieve new titles. The pins that they receive in return for their achievement help acknowledge their new role and also give the young men and women a boost of self-confidence. Worn on uniforms, lapel pins encourage others to put forth the same level of commitment to achieve their own goals. Proving that hard work pays off, these items serve as great motivational tools.

No matter what the season, custom lapel pins are always in style. For whatever use you need them for, we can come up with an incredible design for your team, camp or summer get-together. Call us toll-free at 1-800-252-0904 or email your ideas to In addition to offering you a complimentary quote, we also offer free shipping on all our orders.

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