Monthly Archives: April 2016

    • 5 Ways Name Tags Aid Companies

      Name tags are a best seller at Trophies2Go, as we create name badges for many organizations across the country.  But what makes name tags a worthwhile investment for companies?  Name tags and name badges are useful customer service tools that can aid customer satisfaction in a number of ways.

      5 Ways Name Tags Aid Companies

      All the staff at Century Link Field where the Seattle Seahawks play received name tags made by Trophies2Go. All the staff at Century Link Field, home to the Seattle Seahawks, wear name tags made by Trophies2Go.

      1. Professional: Matching name tags to your company logo reinforces your brand and gives credibility to your employees.

      2. Helpful: Name tags help identify employees and distinguish them from customers.  It's easier to get help from staff when they wear this visual queue.

      3. Personal connection: when you know a person's name, it makes establishing a relationship that much easier. And in business, people buy from people they like, so creating this emotional connection between staff and customers is important for customer retention.

      4. Accountability:  Employees know they have to do a good job when they wear a name tag.  No longer anonymous, employees are accountable for their actions.

      5. Recognition from customers: When an employee goes out of their way to help a customer, a customer can leave a positive review if they know the person's name.

      Choosing a Name Tag Style

      Here is just a small sampling of different name tag styles made by Trophies2Go. A sampling of different name tag styles made by Trophies2Go.

      Businesses of all kinds purchase name tags from Trophies2Go. We have a large selection of personalized name badges for every type of industry.  Popular materials for name tags are plastic and metal, which can be personalized in three ways:

      1. Rotary Engraving: The plastic is etched with a diamond tip rotary engraver. The machine grooves the letters out of the plastic, exposing a different color.  This results in 2-color name badges.

      2.  Laser engraving:  The plastic or metal is etched using a laser beam.  This method is useful for complicated logos and graphics that require fine details that a diamond tip engraver can't do.

      3.  Sublimation: this process uses dye which is heated and fused directly into the name tag material.  Sublimation is the best way to create full color name tags with multiple colors.

      Attaching Name Tags to Clothes

      There are also many options for attaching name tags.  We offer 3 different styles of backing depending on your needs.

      1.  Pin back - the cheapest option, this is the traditional way to attach a name tag, by pinning it to your clothing.  However this can leave holes in fabric and prick skin.

      2.  Magnet back - a powerful magnet attaches the name tag through clothes without damaging the garment.   This is the most popular backing option we sell, but it is an upgraded cost.

      3.  Alligator clip - this option has a clip back that can attach to a lapel, collar or a lanyard.  This option required a hole at the top of the badge in order to attach the clip.

      All personalization, including employee name and job title, are included in the price of every name tag we sell - it's no problem to make each tag different.  To save time and money, batch your name badges together so that you can qualify for quantity discounts; they are cheaper when you buy in bulk.  Also our name tags can be made quickly, as fast as 1-2 days.  Just give our friendly customer service team a call to find out more.

      Browse our Name Tags Category to see all of the choices.  Here's to marketing your business and identifying your staff to your customers!



    • 2016 Teacher Appreciation Week

      With the conclusion of spring break, we're on the home stretch of the school year. Next up in May is Teacher Appreciation Week, where parents and students celebrate the educators, administrators and staff at their local schools. Usually planned by volunteers, activities for the week include themed events with small gifts, catered luncheons, decorations, and pampering! My kids' elementary school always had teachers' doors decorated and themes for each day of the week, with luncheons, massages, and coffee for the staff.

      Check out great ideas for teacher appreciation at our pinterest page! Check out great ideas for teacher appreciation at our pinterest page!

      If you are a room parent, PTA volunteer, or student, brainstorming ideas and then implementing a week's worth of appreciation for the entire staff at your school can be daunting. Here are some ideas to help with planning an awesome week for outstanding teachers.

      Small Gifts: for small inexpensive gifts, use Pinterest as your inspiration. Check out our Teacher Appreciation Board for cute, inexpensive and easy ideas.

      Large Gifts: If you would like to treat your teacher to a larger item for their classroom or a gift card to their favorite store, consider pooling your class money into one larger gift. As a past room mom, I can tell you that this is a hit with teachers - they love it!

      Apple Teacher Awards: We offer a number of different "apple" awards that teachers would be proud to display. Popular options include our 3D Apple Teacher Appreciation Plaque, Engraved Crystal Apple, and Red Apple Resin Award.

      Kid-Made Items: Cards or letters made by students will touch teacher's hearts and will be cherished for years to come. Consider having the students write letters or draw pictures and put them in a binder for the teacher.

      Ms. Inama from Enatai Elementary was last week's 'Teacher of the Week". Ms. Inama from Enatai Elementary was last week's 'Teacher of the Week".

      Award your Teacher: Nominate your teacher for an award to showcase their talents. Most schools offer Golden Acorn Awards that honor Outstanding Educators. Community organizations also honor teachers; here in the Seattle area, we sponsor the STAR 101.5 "Teacher of the Week" contest. Each winning teacher gets a check for their classroom, gifts and an engraved plaque made by Trophies2Go!

      Volunteer your time: Teachers appreciate the helping hands of parents and other volunteers. Get involved at your school to see how you can help.

      Be sure to participate in the 2016 Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6! Teachers, administrators and school staff deserve recognition and thanks for educating our youth! Find out more at the National Education Association.

      Cheers, Jessica

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