Archive for November, 2010

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

At Lapel Pins Plus, we think good communication is the key to success.  That is why we take the steps necessary to earn your trust.  Once your custom lapel pin order is placed, you will receive an abbreviated internet receipt showing the total sales amount.  The day after your order is placed, you will receive a full copy of your invoice from our accounting department via email.  About a week later, you will receive your UPS tracking number once your package is the hands of UPS.  This information is also sent to your email account where it can be easily accessed.

If for any reason, there is a question with your order, we will email you right away to share news or obtain further information.  You are always welcome to contact us with any questions you might have while waiting for your order.  The number to call is 1-800-252-0904.  Our email address is info@lapelpinsplus.com.  A trained sales professional will give you their undivided time and attention by helping you determine what size, shape, style, and quantity of lapel pins that you want to order.

Monday, November 29th, 2010

One of our most frequently asked questions concerns the minimum quantities needed to complete a custom lapel pin order.  Although we do not require you to select a certain number, we do recommend that you order at least 100 because that is where the first price discount occurs.

Need Less Than a Hundred?  We Can Help

We can make less than 100 lapel pins for you but the unit price goes up quite a bit.  The reason for this is simple.  Pricing is based on the setup and production costs associated with a 100 quantity order. So, if you only order 20 pins, you still have to pay what it would cost to order a larger amount.  That is why we suggest 100 pins as the minimum to get the manufacturing process started.

The More You Order, The Less You Pay

With our pricing, the more you order, the less the unit price will be.  This gives you an incentive to order enough custom lapel pins to last you awhile.  There are additional discounts when you reach quantities 100, 200, 300, 500, 750, 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, 5,000, and 10,000.

Although we keep your designs on hand for years as a way of making the reordering process fast and efficient, we want you to have an abundance of personalized pins on hand for giveaways, employee recognition events, and promotional purposes.  This will help your business, organization or academic institute thrive in your community.  Maintaining a high level of professionalism is easy when you have custom lapel pins in your possession.

To learn more about Lapel Pins Plus and what we have to offer you in terms of quality and creativity, please visit our website at http://www.lapelpinsplus.com/how-to-order.  You can fill out our convenient online order form, email us at info@lapelpinsplus.com or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free with any questions you might have.

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

With today being Thanksgiving Day, we want you to know that we are always grateful to all of you for your continued patronage and support.  We are taking this moment to not only say thank you but to also extend our holiday wishes to you, your family, and friends.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

From all of us at Lapel Pins Plus

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Here at Lapel Pins Plus, we would be happy to use your high resolution artwork or a scanned drawing you created on a napkin to create your unique lapel pins.  We can even come up with a design for you based on a written description of what you would like to have featured on your own personalized products.  If you are going to send digital artwork, the best kinds are eps files and ai files. Other types of files that we can use are jpg, pdf, bmp, word, gif, png, and tiff.

Having access to these files helps us with the design process.  They make it possible for us to create the type of custom lapel pins that are fitting for your business, organization or event.  Personal touches like these help set you apart from the crowd and gain people’s interest.  You can always tell the difference between custom lapel pins and stock lapel pins.  Ours are extra special.  That’s because you design them!

To find out how you can create custom lapel pins featuring your artwork or photograph, visit http://www.lapelpinsplus.com.  You can take a look at our gallery to see samples of our past work and even request a no obligation free quote with a digital proof featuring your design.  This gives you a chance to see what we are capable of creating with no strings attached.  If you like what you see, you are welcome to place an order using our secure online order form.  We also are available to answer any additional questions you might have via email or over the phone.

You can feel confident that you will get the most out of your Lapel Pins Plus order.  In addition to providing you with free design services and your choice of size, shape, and colors, we also offer free shipping on all orders placed inside the United States.  These are just a few of the ways that we thank our customers for trusting us with their custom lapel pin order.

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

At Lapel Pins Plus, we believe that the key to our success lies within our approach.  We want to make everything as easy as possible for you when you choose to order custom lapel pins from us.  For example, let’s say you make contact with us by phone, email or website to request a free quote.  Once we have determined what you are looking for in terms of quantity and design, we answer your request and send you a quote and a complimentary digital proof of your lapel pin’s artwork.  It really is as simple as that.

What to Expect In Terms of Your Quote and Proof

The quote is very easy to understand and there are no hidden fees. We list out the type of pin, the size, how many you would like and the price per pin. The proof that we send will look exactly like your lapel pins because we will not draw anything that is not producible.  This gives you all the more reason to order from us.  We pay attention to your request and work hard to recreate it in the same way that it was described to us.  Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal at Lapel Pins Plus.

The Revision Process and Order Process Simplified

If you need some revisions done to your digital proof, that is perfectly ok, we will send those back to you within a couple of hours.  When you are ready to place your order, all you have to do is click on our secure online order form and fill in a few blanks.  We even send an email listing all of the information in the order that it will be requested.

Our website was designed with simplicity and comprehension in mind. We want you to gain a better understanding of the ordering process from start to finish. If you are not able to find an answer to your question on the site, please give us a call or email.  We would be happy to assist you with any concerns you have about creating your own custom lapel pins.

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Christmas gives people plenty of reasons to celebrate.  From trimming the tree to gathering with old friends, December is the one time of year where faith and fellowship are at the top of everyone’s list of priorities.

You can prepare for this holiday season by placing your Christmas lapel pin order with Lapel Pins Plus.  We offer quality, customizable items that are perfect for your group or club.  In fact, personalized lapel pins make great gifts to give away at your next party¸ program or event.

Gifts That Encompass the Holiday Spirit

Each person in attendance will be pleased with your thoughtfulness.  In fact, these tokens of appreciation may be the highlight of next year’s Christmas get-together.  Collectors will be drawn to the event because they will have yet another custom lapel pin to obtain.  This can add an element of excitement to your party or event as people proudly display their collections on a jacket, hat or bag.

The Joyful Collectors is one group that we have worked with that loves Christmas lapel pins.  Their collections are rather impressive.  The custom artwork that we created for their lapel pins features three adorable penguins dressed in winter scarves and hanging up stockings by the fireplace.  The club’s name is featured at the bottom of the design as a way of establishing identity.  Members of this Hallmark club proudly wear their Christmas lapel pins as a way of sharing their love for the holidays with others.

Ways We Make Your Pins Extra Special

There are a number of ways we can make your lapel pins extra special.  Here are a few that we suggest:

  • Glitter. Make your Christmas tree and candy cane lapel pins sparkle with different colored glitter.
  • Blinking Lights. Let your snowman’s eyes or Christmas bulbs blink.  Details like these enhance the attractiveness of custom artwork.
  • Custom Sizes and Shapes. Think outside the box and choose the size and shape that complements your lapel pin’s design.  A lapel pin doesn’t have to be small or round to be appealing.

If you have an idea for a Christmas lapel pin that you would like us to create, we would love to hear from you.  All we need is a description of your design idea and a copy of your unique logo or photograph.  Once we have these items, we can get started creating a custom proof for you to look over.

Find out more about our ordering process by visiting http://www.lapelpinsplus.com.  You can also get ahold of us before the holidays by emailing info@lapelpinsplus.com or calling 1-800-252-0904.

Friday, November 19th, 2010

We are often asked the question, “Do you carry stock lapel pins?”  Our response is, “No, we do not.”  The reason for this is that we custom make all of our lapel pins specifically for each one of our customers.  We also make and ship our items fast so that we can meet the delivery dates requested to us by our customers.

Lapel Pins in Every Size, Shape, and Color

Years of service pins, disease awareness pins, and flag pins seem to be the most asked about stock pins.  Our solution to these types of inquiries is that we can have a fully customized version of any of these pins in your hands in about one week.  Why receive a generic pin in five days when you can have a custom pin in seven days?

Custom lapel pins are as unique as the men and women that order them.  That is why it is so beneficial for groups and organizations to allow enough time for us to create their artwork and place the order for their very own lapel pins.  From different shapes to your choice of sizes, we know that details like these add a polished and professional look to the items that you order from us.

Although stock lapel pins are convenient to order, they do not get the same type of response custom lapel pins receive.  Let us add that wow factor to your day.  Visit http://www.lapelpinsplus.com to find out how.

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Custom Lanyards Plus offers variety by selling four different types of custom lanyards to our customers. Imprinted polyester, woven polyester, tube polyester, and imprinted nylon lanyards each have their own distinct look and list of advantages.  In order to make an informed decision concerning the style of lanyards that best fits you or your company’s needs, we want to take a moment to explain each one to you.  Consider this your hassle-free guide to ordering quality, custom lanyards.

Types of Lanyards

Nylon: Our top-of-the-line style of lanyard.  It looks similar to imprinted polyester but has a slight shimmer to it setting it apart in a crowd.  It is very durable and classy.

Imprinted Polyester: Our most popular seller.  Not only is it soft and strong, it also has a great price point.  Imprinted means that your text or logo is screen printed not embroidered into the lanyard.

Woven Polyester: This is the only style we have that the image is not screen printed.  Your logo or text is woven into the lanyard.

Imprinted Tube: This style of lanyard is very similar to a shoelace material.  It is the most economical option that we offer.

Custom lanyards are great items to use in workplace settings, schools and universities as well as at conferences and trade shows.  Finding the perfect style to showcase your business or organization’s name and contact information is easy once you know what each type of lanyard offers.

If you have further questions, refer to our Gallery page at http://www.customlanyardsplus.com/wp/gallery.html.  You can also reach us by emailing info@customlanyardsplus.com or calling 1-800-519-9319.

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

People love to ski.  They travel to places like Colorado and Vermont to take advantage of the slopes and to stay in some of the best resorts available.  In addition to recharging their batteries, families get to create long lasting memories with one another.  Children grow up remembering their first time on the bunny hill or the sensation of rising high above the ground on a ski lift.  These small details become an important part of their personal history.  In fact, what better way is there to remember an enjoyable ski vacation with your family than to bring home a custom lapel pin as a souvenir highlighting your trip?

A Small but Memorable Souvenir

Available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles, this type of souvenir is easy to pack in a suitcase or bag and appeals to people of all ages.  Many local vendors have us put magnets on the back of the lapel pin in place of a post so that it can be proudly displayed on the refrigerator.  These items can be placed in a central location where everyone can see them.  They can also grow in size as families travel from one location to the next collecting magnets.

Some of the most common images that we produce for ski resorts and souvenir shops include snowcapped mountain tops, ski goggles, snow mobiles, and downhill skiers.  Because our items are custom, we can take any image or photograph and include it in the artwork that we create for your order of personalized lapel pins.

This can be very advantageous for you and your business because the design can include information about your ski resort or retail shop.  People will know to come to you for all of their souvenir needs because of the message that they saw on a friend or family member’s lapel pin or magnet.  This is essentially a free way to advertise to your guests.  The souvenirs serve as tiny billboards promoting your products or services.

Presentation Options Add to the Appeal of Custom Ski Lapel Pins

In a retail setting, image is everything.  To appeal to your customers visually, lapel pins should be presented in a positive light.  Attached to a piece of colored card stock or included in a velvet bag or box, these items have higher perceived value and are easier to transport from one location to the next without damaging them.  We offer a number of different options to our customers because we know how important it is to preserve memorabilia.  You can add acrylic boxes to your order easily by contacting us.

We are available to be reached by phone or email.  Call 1-800-252-0904 or drop us a line at info@lapelpinsplus.com.  We can take your ski related ideas and turn them into quality lapel pins to sell to tourists that visit your resort or store.

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Our customers often come to us to re-order additional quantities of lapel pins.  We make it really simple for them to do this once we have placed their first order.  We keep their design in a digital folder on our server for at least two years.  This makes it easy for our customers to call or email us with a request for additional product.

By telling us their name or the company that they represent, we are able to locate the file from their previous order and email them the digital proof that was used to create their initial order.  Once the proof has been approved, we send it right over to the production department and they begin making the items.  Talk about being simple and hassle-free!

This is one of the many steps that we take to ensure that our customers have the best experience possible. In addition to an easy reordering process, we also offer free shipping on all orders placed in the United States.  That makes us one of the best values in the industry.

Email info@lapelpinsplus.com or call 1-800-252-0904 with your information and request to reorder lapel pins.

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