Why Lapel Pins are Great for Recognition Ceremonies

 

High employee morale has been definitely proven to lead to increased workplace productivity, better employee retention and improved safety. Employee satisfaction is a critical part of any work environment, and there are a wide variety of methods employers use to enhance morale. Recognition ceremonies are a tried and true way to improve overall job satisfaction that is both effective and inexpensive.

Recognition pins can serve as a source of pride for employees, highlighting their professional accomplishments and outstanding commitment to an organization’s goals. These ceremonies show employees that their efforts are appreciated, and they offer employers the opportunity to address the specific areas in which certain team members excel. This can have the dual benefit of increasing job satisfaction while simultaneously holding up certain individuals as examples for their coworkers.

Custom lapel pins are a great way of carrying the morale-boosting effects of a recognition ceremony to the day-to-day operations of your business. Even though a recognition ceremony is a single event, a recognition pin is a lasting token of appreciation that can keep employees striving for exceptional job performance. Lapel pins also help boost customer confidence by displaying the extraordinary accomplishments of your staff.

Custom lapel pins can allow employers to show appreciation for the diverse skills of their employees, from perfect attendance to excellent customer service. They can be personalized to highlight the unique strengths of each employee, enabling employers to connect with their workers on a personal level rather than offering each person the same item as everyone on the staff (which is the workplace equivalent of receiving a “participation” trophy).

Some interesting award ideas include offering pins for perfect attendance, workplace safety compliance, achieving or exceeding set sales goals or outstanding customer satisfaction.

The more creative the design of your employee recognition pins, the better. Try to make each pin stand out, highlighting the particular achievements of each award recipient. Including the company’s logo can be a useful identifier for potential customers and future employees, as it shows to the world that your workforce is honored for their accomplishments. It also demonstrates that your employees’ job performance warrants special merit.

Custom lapel pins are the perfect way to express the recognition your staff deserves. Give PinSource a call today at 1-800-678-9288, email us at Info@PinSource.com or visit our website to find out how to order your recognition pins!

 

 

PVC: Truly Unique & 3D Lapel Pins

 

 

 

 

PVC lapel pins bring a splash of color to any occasion. A material that can be used to achieve a variety of colors and complex 3D shapes, PVC is the perfect medium for bringing your unique design ideas to life—from corporate logos and professional needs to caricatures and complex artistic designs.

The process by which PVC pins are made is fairly simple and straightforward, and can accomplish stunning results. A mold is made of your original design, and PVC is layered into the mold to achieve the desired color distribution and relief. Unlike other processes, PVC molding can render a fully three-dimensional image with as much or as little detail as you require.

 

The PVC material used in the creation of custom lapel pins comes in a variety of colors. Using the Pantone Matching System (PMS), we can achieve virtually any color profile you need, giving you an accurate representation of any logo or image you wish to construct. PVC even comes in neon, transparent, sparkly and glow-in-the-dark varieties, making the possibilities for your PVC lapel pins virtually endless.

The versatility offered by the PMS system allows us to effectively recreate designs and logos with a high degree of accuracy. This makes PVC an excellent material for creating promotional pins for corporate events. Using PVC is a great way of making sure your image comes out exactly right, down to color and degree of relief. Corporate logos often serve as a large source of pride for individuals in that company, and PVC is a great way of ensuring the most accurate representation of a logo while achieving exact color matching and image layout.

PVC pins are flexible and durable, allowing them to assume heavy wear and tear before breaking or permanently deforming. The wear resistance of PVC, coupled with its ability to accurately capture the likenesses of cartoonish characters, makes it the ideal material to use when creating pins for children. Custom PVC pins can also make for a great way to celebrate a child’s developmental milestones or scholastic achievements, or they can be made just for the fun of it.

With PVC, there are practically no limitations to what you can put on your custom lapel pins. The only real limit is your imagination.

Give PinSource a call today at 800.678.9288 to make your PVC pin dreams a reality

 

The (Surprisingly) Rich History of Lapel Pins – No Joke!

PinSouce – Your Lapel Pin History Lesson

The significance of lapel pins has varied dramatically since their inception during the American Civil War. Originally, these pins were worn by all soldiers as a unit marker. This made it easy to quickly organize large amounts of troops in the field. While at first they were worn simply for ease of identification and organization, the pins quickly became a source of pride among the troops. Lapel pins quickly became a source of unification and camaraderie in a time of strong division for the nation.

In World War I, the significance of lapel pins changed. Instead of being used to indicate troops’ unit affiliation, the pins were bestowed upon individuals in recognition of bravery and exemplary commitment to service. This practice continues to this day. Honorary pins are often a source of great pride for servicemen and women, and are frequently handed down the line, from generation to generation.

Following the First World War, lapel pins and button badges became a popular way for people to display their affiliation with political or social groups. This became particularly prevalent in the 1960s. During the turmoil and uncertainty of the Civil Rights era, lapel pins and button badges became common emblems indicating strong affiliation with, or against, the movement for social and civil equality.

During the late 70s and 80s, this trend re-emerged. However, like pretty much everything in the 80s, pins were less about making any sort of significant statement and more about the fad of accumulating as many as possible.

It’s interesting to look back at how the use of lapel pins has changed over the years. Even more interesting is that their particular use at any given moment in history bears a vague reflection of the times themselves. From their use as a quick reference in a disorganized, brother against brother civil war and the honor-bound service in the First World War, to their use as political banners in the slogan-shouting 60s and crass egocentrism of the 80s, the changing application of lapel pins is quite distinctive of each generation that has embraced them.

It’s only a matter of speculation what the current generation’s choice in pins will say about them, but if history has shown us anything, it will likely be a fair representation.

If you’re interested in finding out more information about custom lapel pins email us at info@pinsource.com, click here for a quote or give us a call any time at 800.678.9288