A clear epoxy protective coating (epoxy dome) is sometimes added to Soft Enamel, Photo Etched, and Printed pins, medals, key rings and other products. There are pros and cons to using epoxy.
Pros: The clear epoxy protects a product from scratching, fading or cracking over time. Applied to the surface, it adds a shiny, smooth finish to your product.
Cons: Over time (five to seven years), the epoxy tends to yellow and distort the colors underneath.
Our Account Executives can help with this decision once they know the purpose and use of the product you are ordering. For example, if ordering a key ring, the epoxy is a “must” as the product is handled often.
Harbor Freight Tools, a large retailer/wholesaler of tools, has been giving out lapel pins as safety awards for their employees for over two decades. At C. Sanders Emblems, we’re proud to help with this program, having designed and produced their pins for over 20 years.
The pins are made available to employees of Harbor Freight Tools who have achieved over 90 Days Accident-Free, and in other categories from one year —up to 25 years! Shown here is their mascot “Harbie”, who’s featured on their 11-Year pin.
Harbor Freight Tools is committed to this program, and believes it’s a great way to motivate their employees to stay safe at work. If you’d like to create a similar useful program for your business, please feel free to get in touch with us here.
Mark Flint, a C. Sanders Emblems account executive, is also an active member of the Elks. Every year during the Holiday season, members of his Elks Lodge (Sunland-Tujunga #2098) help local families with food and other donations. “This year we were able to deliver many turkeys, hams, canned goods, vegetables and toys to 34 needy families, including 82 adults and 56 children aged 14 and under, ” Mark said regarding the event.
At C. Sanders Emblems, we’re proud of Mark and his wife Leslie (also a C. Sanders Emblems account executive), for their part in this wonderful effort.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum, located in Simi Valley, CA, has been selling patriotic pins custom-designed by C. Sanders Emblems for over two years now. These patriotic pins have been a great seller and the Library has placed multiple orders for them.
In December of last year, our President Penny attended a lavish event at the Library, featuring Katie Couric signing copies of her new book “The Best Advice I Ever Got – Lessons from Extraordinary Lives”. This book is guaranteed to be a classic, as Katie recalls some of the most interesting people she’s interviewed over the years giving advice they’d like to pass along to the next generation.
“A tour through the Library is guaranteed to be a memorable day. Don’t miss a walk through Air Force One. The Library hosts many educational lectures and book signings throughout the year. Their web site lists upcoming events,” says Penny. Plan your visit today!
For over 30 years, Realtor Mark Pelusi of Pittsburgh, PA, has been producing hundreds of small patches as a Holiday souvenir for his previous real estate buyers, sellers and other business associates. Year after year he has worked with C. Sanders Emblems to come up with a unique gift, and as a result this project has become something his customers really look forward to. In fact, some of them have been collecting his unique patches for decades! “Some of them proudly tell me they have collected all of them,” he says. “It’s a great way to keep in touch, and really helps them to remember us.” He also does a Christmas card every year, and he is certain to get his wife’s approval of both designs before either the patch – or the card—goes into production.
If you’d like to start your own annual tradition for your business, give us a call. We’ll be glad to help you turn it into a Collector’s item, just like Mark Pelusi’s!
At C. Sanders Emblems, we’ve been working with the Norwegian-American 17th of May Committee since the late 1980s. During that time we’ve designed dozens of great pins, but this year they decided to do an ornament also. We created these beautiful Holiday ornaments and they’ve been an immediate hit.
The Norwegian-American 17th of May Committee commemorates Norwegian cultural heritage, and this ornament is designed to honor Norwegian women. The Viking longboat also pictured on the ornament features the word “Velkommen”, which means “Welcome.” The 17th of May marks the signing of the Norwegian constitution and in New York City a parade and celebrations are held every year on May 17th.
Add class to your Holiday season with our high-quality etched ornaments! Choose from our stock ornaments or create your own custom ornament. For information on pricing please refer to the ornament section of our web site. We’ve created our own unique stock ornaments, but there’s no limit to what we can create for you… like the beautiful ornaments featured in the story above!
All of our brass ornaments are gold plated; .3mm thick, and have a gold metallic string attached to the loop at the top of the ornament. For custom ornaments, we use either the Cloisonné-B process or the die-struck soft enamel process, combined with etched brass, for the ultimate Holiday ornament.
Be sure to check our web site often in the coming months for new stock pin offerings… we have some exciting new designs coming by popular demand! These include bowling pins that we’re getting requests for, as well as new education and golf designs. Check back soon at www.csanders.net.
Visit our web site for ideas and detailed information about the various options available in custom products as well as stock items. If you have a custom lapel pin project in mind, please feel free to call us at (800) 336-7467, or email us at email@example.com today and have a proof of your design done asap!
The Elks are a very community-oriented group of citizens, and this effort by the Connecticut Elks Association is an example of that. For several years they’ve been selling volleyball-shaped pins with the Special Olympics logo on them, as part of a fundraising effort. At C. Sanders Emblems we’re proud of our role in this effort, having made these pins for their organization for many years. In fact, as a licensed vendor for the Elks, we work hand-in-hand with LOTS of these groups around the country.