It is often said one only has 7 seconds to make a good first impression. After that, the die is often cast and judgments about your organization are already made. With so much at stake, there is no reason to leave anything to chance when it comes to your brand or organization. Selecting the right name badge for your organization can be the difference between an excellent or average first impression. One speaks of professionalism and quality while the other blends in to a crowded market. If you’ve been tasked with finding the right option for your organization you might have a few questions given what is at stake. So let’s walk you through your basic options to help you get started.
The Cadillac Option
I call this the Cadillac option as it is clearly and by far the best option when it comes to making that excellent first impression. Personalized Name Badges allow you to deliver a high quality image personalized to each individual employee. They can be engraved, digitally printed or dye sublimated with your company artwork. Then, you can add the employee’s name that gives it a permanent and professional look.
Even within the personalized badges, you can still choose the right option for you. If you are looking for a more practical economic version you can choose the economy line which is precisely laser engraved. Or, there are premium versions that are full color plastic, metal or photo badges. This option is great for those organizations who are looking for a clear and crisp first impression. However, if staff turnover is an issue for your particular field there are more economical options waiting for you.
The Window Option
For organizations that might have a higher rate of turnover, but still need a quality long lasting badge then the window option might be what you are seeking. Here you can still customize the badge with your company artwork, but instead of permanently placing the employee name on the badge there is a window for small insert. Window badges are long-lasting and completely reusable.
Here you can still choose between the economy (engraved), metal or hot stamped styles. There are countless color options for the background artwork that give you give a professional look. One then just needs to order the appropriate amount of paper inserts and plastic overlay shields. As employees come and go simply replace the paper insert and save a few bucks on printing an entirely new ID.
The Sticky Option
Finally we come to the sticky option. Don’t let the name fool you as there is nothing messy about this process. Label Badges utilize and adhesive label to display and swap out the employee’s name on each ID. Like the other options, you can choose from the economy (engraved), full color or hot stamped style with an endless array of color and size options.
With all of the options, it will be important not to forget about the other accessories that go into this product. Whether it is a badge holder, clip or custom lanyard, they all tell a part of the story of your organization and brand. It might seem like a small matter to ponder, but quality first impressions are the stuff of which good business is made. To look professional and ready to do business within that first 7 seconds matters more than most people think. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the solutions we offer to your organization’s branding needs at LoneStar Badge & Sign. We leave nothing to chance so that you have the most impactful and economical 7 second impression you need to carry your organization into a future without precedent.