Category Archives: Award Pins

Award pins are categorized into several areas. You might want to award employees with employee recognition lapel pins. Perhaps you are giving years of service award pins to all of your employees. You can give lapel pins as awards for many different achievements.

5 reasons to not order from Pins Fast

You hate getting things on time.

Think of the disappointment you will feel when that friendly FedEx courier arrives on your doorstep, asking for your signature. Just as the website said they would when you entered your tracking number. Darn it, don’t they understand that you are a creative, chaotic soul? Couldn’t they have had a coyote drop an anvil onto the truck or something, just to gin up a little bit of excitement in your life? Everything is just so calm, boring, and predictable everywhere else, you were really looking forward to using your phone for hours trying to track down a package which never arrived on time.

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You love a good mystery.

Where is it? Who has it? Has the package been shipped yet? All these are valid questions! But the truth is, if an item is being manufactured overseas, it’s not always possible to track the package while it’s in transit in a foreign country. Sometimes, we just have to take a chance! Live a little, and roll the dice! You’re sure the package will arrive someday. Ok, so maybe you hope it’ll be there by Wednesday, but you know how it is. It could be in India right now. Or Russia! Who knows! Isn’t it fun to think about the weird and wacky journey your pin order must be taking right now? The pins could’ve been made in the U.S. and in only 24 hours, but that would be boring.

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You have all the time in the world to read all about pins before you make a decision.

What a patient person you are! You love to do research for hours. You have the time to read up on all the different types of pins available, how they are made, and what the average production schedule is for each pin. You know how all the different manufacturers source their metals, and the malleable properties of each. You want to learn all about enamels, how the artists get them onto each pin, and how long it takes to fire each color. Other people might just be concerned about getting a good quality pin in time for next week’s tournament, but not you. You’d never be so impulsive.

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You thrive on creating disappointment.

You love it when it’s trading day, and you get to look into your child’s eyes and watch their face fall when you say “Sorry, sport, but we didn’t get those trading pins in time.” Or when your company gets together for the annual service awards meeting, and you have to hand out free hamburger coupons to everyone who has been with the company for 25 years instead of some pretty award pins with your company’s logo on them. Hey, disappointment is part of life. You’re glad to help teach them that valuable lesson.

You hate bringing manufacturing back to the U.S.

What’s the point of creating jobs for hard-working American entrepreneurs who like to create their products domestically? There’s just no fun in knowing that you’re helping a fellow countryman make an honest living, making custom lapel pins whose progress can be tracked online from first concept to final delivery right here in the States… or that you might live right down the street from the sort of people who are most qualified to help you order a pin for your company or team?

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Award pins can be given out at annual events for your employees or sales staff. It’s a great tangible reminder of your company’s gratitude for loyal service.

Service Award Pins

Service Award Pins

Service Award Pins

When your employees have been with you for one, five, ten, or even twenty years, it’s customary to give them a reward. Cash bonuses and vacations are nice. Why not round out your service appreciation package with a special service award pin? Your employee can make their pin part of their everyday uniform. This way, it serves as a constant reminder to customers and co-workers that this person is a loyal, trusted and knowledgeable member of your staff.

Offset Printed Service Award Pins

Offset Printed Award Pins

Offset Printed Award Pins

Consider offset printed pins for your company’s next annual awards ceremony. The advantage of using the offset printing method is that any graphic can be reproduced easily. These pins are very cost effective. They’re also produced very quickly. Your company’s logo will be accurately and faithfully represented. It will be easily recognizable. The offset printed pin is coated with an epoxy dome, which gives a lasting finish and adds shine.

Soft Enamel Service Award Pins

Soft Enamel Service Award Pin

Soft Enamel Service Award Pin

Soft enamel service award pins feature a raised design on metal which is then filled with color. These types of pins have a very tasteful, classic look. They are suitable for almost any occasion where you want to give your staff something that they can be proud of. Our design team will help you craft a pin that accurately depicts your company’s logo in a classic way.

Hard Enamel Service Award Pins

Hard Enamel Service Award Pin

Hard Enamel Service Award Pin

Hard enamel service award pins are an especially elegant way to honor your employees’ years of service. The hard enamel pin’s design is die struck into the metal, and then filled with color enamel. After this process, the enamel and metal are polished to a high shine. This is a high quality, durable pin that has an appearance of fine jewelry. It is an excellent choice for employers who wish to reward their employees in a memorable way.

Custom Corporate Pins From Pins Fast

Custom Corporate Pins

This custom corporate pin was made for the city of Iowa City. This was a rush pin. The customer got their pins fast.

Do you need custom corporate pins for your next trade show, conference, or goodwill event? Let Pins Fast help!

Ordering Custom Corporate Pins is Easy

Pins Fast makes ordering custom corporate pins easy, just fill out the form on the right hand side of this page. We will respond via email with a link to order and a free design.

There are many different ways to produce your corporate pins. It depends on your budget and how quickly your pins are needed. Sometimes, custom corporate pins for trade shows are needed quickly. Other times, you may need a timeless keepsake for your valued employees. Whichever impression you wish to make, you can find a custom corporate pin to suit your needs.

Why custom corporate pins?

Wear a custom corporate pin.

Custom Corporate Pin

This is a recent custom corporate pin which we created.

Make sure everyone at your booth is wearing a custom corporate pin. Ask your visitors to take some pins. The pins will remind them of your company or brand. People love free things! Custom corporate pins at your trade show booth increase traffic. Your pins will improve brand recognition. Your visitors will get a souvenir. These pins can be affordable! We have custom corporate pins to fit your budget.

Order Rush Pins from Pins Fast. These pins are already made, but they are blank. To get your logo onto the rush pins, we must apply your image to the pre-shaped blank pins. Our pre-made blank pins come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit your needs: round, rectangle, and square. They are all about 1 inch in size. Your pins will have a silver or gold edge around the image. We produce them in 24 hours, guaranteed. We ship them right away. Our rush pins get the most positive reviews out of any other type of pins that we offer. Let us know how many pins you need, and provide your corporate logo or brand. That’s all there is to it!

My company has strict brand identity standards.

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An example of a custom corporate pin in a custom shape.

Your company may have special rules governing the use of its logo or trademark. These standards must stay consistent for your custom corporate pins. If your custom corporate pins must adhere to brand identity standards, then you should order offset printed lapel pins. Offset printed lapel pins use the four-color-process method of printing, or CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black). If you have specific pantone colors, our artists use the closest CMYK mix of colors to match them.

Offset printed custom corporate pins represent your company.

Offset printed custom corporate pins are shaped to match your brand. We make a mold in a shape that you want. Then we stamp your custom corporate pins from metal. It’s like a cookie cutter. After the metal is shaped, we print your logo onto the pin. Then we apply an epoxy to the surface. This makes it shiny. The epoxy protects the printed surface.

Stand out with custom corporate pins at trade shows!

Offset printed lapel pins usually arrive about 1 week after you order. During the summer, it may take longer because demand is much higher. If you are concerned about the deadline, you should order our Rush Pins instead.

Reproduce small details on custom corporate pins.

Offset printing allows us to print very fine details. These details may be thin lines or small text. We can also print gradients and shadows. These features are typically seen in web 2.0 style logos, like ours. Offset printing allows for a great deal of flexibility in your corporate pin design. You can be creative. What ideas will you come up with?

Award Pins for Employees

Large corporations such as Amtrak know that it is a great idea to order award pins for employees before the end of the year. Award pins can greatly increase employee morale. Sometimes award pins for employees become keepsakes and collectors items in years to come.

Award Pins for Employees of Amtrak

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Amtrak Employee Recognition Pins

When Amtrak needed award pins for it’s 22,000 employees they trusted Pins Fast. Pins Fast specializes in large orders of lapel pins. Our experience and knowledge allows us to deliver a high volume of custom lapel pins to major corporations in a timely manner. Amtrak’s deadline was approaching fast so we sent them a free design and quote for offset printed lapel pins. Offset printed lapel pins can be produced much faster than other types of lapel pins but have the same high standard of quality. Our skilled illustrator Robert Bennett designed a printed pin with original vector artwork in a matter of hours. Adding Robert’s original artwork to the design further increased the quality and value.

The employees of Amtrak were very thankful to have an original illustration of an Amtrak train on their custom pins. Many of the employees expressed their thanks and we received the following testimonial:

“Thank you again. The employees feedback is wonderful. Rob they loved the design. We are already thinking about next year…”

Yolonda Scales-Horton
Amtrak Employee Relations Officer

Ordering Award Pins for Employees

Ordering award pins for employees is a simple process with Pins Fast. We know you have other things to do and we never want to burden you with endless forms and contracts. Our online order form allows you to order your award pins in a safe and secure environment. Each transaction is securely processed by Authorize.net. Pins Fast is a member of the Better Business Bureau and as such we must adhere to a higher standard of customer satisfaction. We go out of our way to make sure you feel confident when ordering custom award pins for employees who deserve a pat on the back.

To make sure our customer was pleased with the pins, we even sent pictures directly from our factory. These pictures show the final product and help us to eliminate any errors or misunderstandings. It also gives our customers a piece-of-mind to know their pins are on the way. With so many fly-by-night pin companies online, we must take these extra steps to assure our customers that Pins Fast is a dependable household name for custom lapel pins.

Delivery of Award Pins for Employees

Pins Fast can save you time and money in shipping and packaging your award pins. We can arrange something if you need award pins delivered multiple locations in the U.S.. Call 1-855-474-6786 to talk about payment options for shipping to multiple locations. If you have a corporate account with FedEx or UPS we can use your corporate account number to ship them. Using a large corporation’s shipping account is more efficient and helps you save on overall expenses. With this special arrangement, Pins Fast was able to quote the Amtrak award pins at almost half the price of our competition. Awarding employees does not have to be expensive or wasteful.

Special Packaging Options for Award Pins

Pins Fast has several different options for the presentation of award pins for employees. Amtrak wanted each lapel pin to be pinned to a custom card. Pins Fast exceeded expectations and delivered each lapel pin pinned to a custom printed card. Each pin was bagged with the card so that there was no additional assembly required. Other options include special acrylic cases, jewelry boxes and of course our standard poly bags.

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Whenever you need a high volume of corporate lapel pins, you should trust Pins Fast. Pins Fast has supplied quality lapel pins to other major corporations, institutions and organizations such as the Special Olympics and the U.S. Army. We are ready and standing by to send a you free design and quote. Just fill out our simple quote form or give us a call at 1-855-474-6786. We can answer any questions you may have. We are so grateful for the opportunity to award other hard-working Americans with high quality lapel pins.

Employee Recognition Pins

Do you need employee recognition gift ideas for the holiday season? Pins Fast can show you a popular and inexpensive way to show your appreciation. Reward their years of service with employee recognition lapel pins!

Give Employee Recognition Lapel Pins

Employee Recognition Lapel Pins

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Lapel pins are a timeless and classic way to gift your employees this holiday season. Of all the employee recognition gift ideas you may find, lapel pins are the most traditional. Employees are a proud part of a successful company. They like to show their recognition pins at holiday gatherings and display them in their homes. With some string and a little knot, employee recognition lapel pins can even double as an ornament. You can give them to award their years of service or for other milestones achieved. Your corporate identity will grow when your employees share how much they appreciate working for your company.

Employee Recognition Lapel Pin Types

Offset Printed 3 Years Of Service Pins

Offset Printed Years Of Service Pins

There are 4 main types of lapel pins. Die Struck (un-colored), Enamel Colored, Printed and Rush Printed pins. Each type of lapel pin requires a designer who is familiar with the proper setup of the production file. At Pins Fast, our designers are very experienced with the design and setup for each type of lapel pin.

The types of employee recognition lapel pins that you need depend of several factors. When do you need them, what image do you need and what is your budget? We use our offset printed employee recognition lapel pins to promote your company using a high-resolution printed logo image. Our hard enamel recognition lapel pins can use a colored enamel to fill in-between plated gold metal. You can see the examples provided to get a better idea.

Order Employee Recognition Lapel Pins

It’s easy to get started with your own custom employee recognition pins. Just click the free quote button. We will consult with you via email or phone about the design you need. Then we email a digital mock-up of the design and a free quote with no obligation to buy. If you like what you see you can order today. If you need changes to the design there are no extra fees. We are happy to make the changes until you are completely satisfied with the design. We are your partners to create the best employee recognition pins that money can buy.

If you are late for shopping this year, there is still time to make some custom employee recognition lapel pins. We can make custom rush pins for your employees in a single day.

Team Recognition Pins

The University of Maryland wanted to award the hurricane response team with team recognition pins as a reward for great teamwork and personal sacrifice. During any crisis it is important to recognize the efforts of those who put others before themselves. Donating commemorative lapel pins to a team is a great way to show your recognition for their unselfish deeds. These Hurricane Sandy response team recognition pins will improve morale. They will also show a positive example for others to follow.

Team Recognition Pins Fast

Team Recognition Pins

Offset Printed Recognition Pins

The University had to hand out these pins to the team and they needed them fast. They attached their artwork to our online form. We responded within minutes with a final mock-up of the lapel pins. Our experts knew just the type of lapel pins that could meet their deadline. They also knew how to produce their artwork without unnecessary alterations.

Offset Printed Recognition Pins

The best type of production suited for these team recognition pins was our offset printed lapel pins. The digital file that the University of Maryland provided was offset printed without a loss of quality. After printing the image, we added an epoxy dome to protect it against abrasion. The epoxy dome also gives the image a glossy shine which accents the gradients and bright colors used. These offset printed recognition pins look professional and stylish enough to wear on any lapel.

How to get Recognition Pins Fast

For team recognition lapel pins fast, contact Pins Fast by calling 1-855-4-PINS-TODAY or filling out our free pin design and quote form. We will respond within minutes by email. If you don’t like the free design we will send a revision for free as well. If the quote is outside your budget we can always find ways to make the pins more affordable. We are your partner in designing and producing the recognition pins that your team deserves.