Ribbon Impressions: A Better Way to Blog

Ribbon Impressions provides information about everything from custom ribbon roll ideas for your wedding to badge ribbons for a conference or convention.

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And don’t forget about rosette ribbons for your award needs, such as fair or festival prizes. Find all your ribbon needs in one place and learn how to best use them at events, during promotions and for your corporate gifting. Discover inspiration for using personalized ribbons and find useful how-to articles.

Because We are so Much More Than News, We’re Now Ribbon Impressions

We started as “Ribbon News,” but over the years, we’ve branched out to so much more. And to keep in line with that expansion, we have changed our name to Ribbon Impressions. We have grown rapidly as Coller Industries Incorporated over the past 20 or so years, and our focus and mission have always remained the same “To Serve Our Customers.” We accomplish this mission by providing fast and friendly service with only the highest-quality products.

It isn’t just the ribbons, it’s the ideas and uses too!

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Yes, we sell badge ribbons, rosette ribbons, ribbon rolls, award ribbons, event ribbons and every personalized ribbon you can think of. But, we’re so much more. From corporate gifting to event planning, this blog shows just how much your organization needs personalized ribbons. Learn how to decorate your venue and recognize VIPs at your next event. Or, find unique ways to promote your brand from colorful ribbon handouts to add that special something to your gift wrapping. And let’s not forget awards for schools and local contests. No matter what you need your ribbons for, this blog (by Coller Industries Incorporated) has all the creative ideas you need to get started.

Coller Industries Incorporated broadens the blogosphere with a new long-form content platform and renames two product and idea based blogs.

Coller Industries Incorporated's event planning and informational blog The Learning Center

The Learning Center is full of articles about learning how to host the best event ever, networking with colleagues and so much more. We guarantee that the information you find here will help you and your business. With a wide range of products such as ribbon rolls, rosettes, name tags, lanyards and award plaques, we want to make sure that you know how and where to use them. Whether you’re planning the best conference anyone will ever attend or hosting a simple dinner party, The Learning Center is here to make sure you are using these tools in the best possible ways. https://www.nametag.com/learning-center/

Coller Industries Incorporated's personal identification blog Influencing Identity

Influencing Identity is here to help you figure out how to use name tags and identification products. From name tags for your business to badge holders for your next conference, we have it all. Get all your identification needs in one place and find out how to use them at work, while networking and at any event you are planning. Use our how-to articles to get your ideas flowing for working with all of your personal identification. https://www.nametag.com/nametagexperience/

Rosette Ribbons and Their Versatility

These wonderful rosette ribbons aren’t just for awards!

With all of the available custom options for rosette ribbons, these decorative awards are far more useful than most people give them credit. Yes, they are commonly used as award ribbons, but there are so many other uses! Here are some great suggestions for these perfectly versatile ribbons.

four inch streamers on rosette ribbons

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But first, what are rosette ribbons?

There are three parts to these ribbons.

wheaton rosette ribbons in a frame for displayFirst, the rosette. The rosette is the fanciest part of these ribbons. Customize each layer (tier) with different colors. Each rosette comes with one to four tiers of ribbons, depending on your rosette choice, tucked and pleated to embellish their look. This stacking of ribbons is what makes rosettes stand out from any other award ribbon. And, it gives them their character and name. The way the tiers are stacked makes these ribbons look like a rose!

The second part is the center button. Each button comes as cello, gold-rimmed or satin. And each one can be customized to fit any need you have. Add a logo or a stock graphic to make your ribbon stand out. The button can also have a custom color to match the rosette. This part also holds the rosette together to give it the final custom touch.

And lastly, the streamers. While the rosette is what makes these ribbons fancy, the streamers may be the most crucial part. Personalize any of these rosettes with text, logos and other details. There are options of one, two or three streamers with one color imprinting. The colors are also chosen to match the rosette and button. And, this is where you add any custom text to explain the award or other use for your rosette ribbons. Add names, titles and achievements to the streamers to meet any of your needs.

Awards and Such

From equestrian events to fairs and classrooms, Rosette Ribbons are perfect for all awards.

Rosette Ribbons are great for place ribbons. So, when you have a classroom contest or a need to represent several athletes for the quality of their work, choose from a variety of styles and colors. Most ribbons represent up to nine places and also participation awards. All our rosette ribbons are high quality and can be ordered as custom or stock rosette award ribbons.

And, these rosettes are perfect for awards for any shows or event types. From sports, hobbies and animals to horticulture, business achievements and education everyone will want a rosette as their award for a job well done. With the fancy tops and long streamers, the high-end look will indeed show recognition for doing well.

Customize each ribbon to your needs by choosing a logo or graphic to go with the sporting event or school activity. Then, provide a message for each streamer and individual names for each award. No matter your choice, each award recipient is sure to treasure such a unique gift.

Decorations for Parties and Other Events

Equestrian Themed Wedding Rosette RibbonsRosette Ribbons are not only for awards! Use them at your next party or other event. And while awards are perfect on a rosette ribbon, customize this ribbon choice to meet any need. From table decorations to fun props for a photo booth at a wedding, rosettes are more versatile than you know.

Don’t limit your thinking when it comes to using ribbons during any event. The key here is to make sure you display the correct message. And make sure that your color choice matches any theme you might have. Using each part of the rosette, customize these fancy ribbons to match your event.

From a wedding to a business convention, rosette ribbons can be the answer to almost any decorating need. Use them as a fancy place setting or a way of directing people into the right banquet room in a hotel or other venue.

Corporate and Personal Gifting

Use your custom rosette ribbons to celebrate someone meaningful. Whether it’s for your business or a family member, a thoughtful custom gift is sure to make someone feel special. From birthdays to Valentine’s day and Christmas to Halloween, every holiday needs a little ribbon.

Instead of traditional wrapping, use a rosette to replace the average bow on a present or party favor. Or use these fancy ribbons as the actual gift. Recognize anyone for a job they have done well. Or for just turning a year older. And, no matter the reason for the gift, your recipient is sure to remember the thoughtfulness that went into the customization of this unique ribbon.

So, remember the next time you use rosette ribbons that they are so much more than meets the eye. And, if you need help choosing the right rosette, try this!

Convention & Conference Badge Ribbons

From comic conventions to business conferences, badge ribbons are all the rave!

use a badge ribbon with your badge holder at your next convention or conferenceEach badge ribbon obtained from a conference or convention serves a purpose. So, what happens when they are all combined? And where do you put them all? Every badge ribbon is used as an identifier and as a visual stimulant.

Badge ribbons can make someone stand out from a crowd. They are also suggested as an effective way to make an initial introduction and break the ice for those attending a social meeting. These ribbons can be found nearly anywhere, but most badge ribbons are obtained from trade shows, conventions, conferences, meetings or other social functions.

No matter the convention, there are sure to be badge ribbons available to wear on your name badge. Why not make the most of them? And, the more, the merrier!

So, what is a Badge Ribbon?use badge ribbons for identification at a convention or conference

Made from a small piece of ribbon, each convention ribbon typically features titles or basic information about the event. However, the titles can also be silly and inventive. And, while most badge ribbons are text only, full color printing is available for adding pizzazz to any badge ribbon.

Seriously, the sky is the limit when it comes to convention badge ribbons. Feature television or movie quotes on ribbons. Or, provide character names from books or theater productions. But remember to keep in mind the topic and theme of the convention or conference.

Badge ribbons are a fun way to add your unique flair to your convention or conference experience. Using the adhesive strip on the top of each ribbon, attach each one to a badge holder or name tag. And, the best part of each badge ribbon is showing off how many and which ones you have.

These ribbons come in a wide range of styles and colors, and it’s entirely upon the individual to create and distribute their badge ribbons. From funny titles and sayings to identifying attendees and knowing who sponsors and speakers are, badge ribbons will always play an important role at any convention or conference.

fun ribbon titles for any convention or conferenceConference vs. Convention

While conferences and conventions don’t differ significantly, badge ribbons can have a different use at every event. Conventions typically give out ribbons to represent fandoms and current fads. This differs from a conference ribbon which will usually only represent speakers, presenters, ushers, vendors and more. Conference ribbons attach to the bottom of a name badge and help to identify someone’s role at an event. While at a convention, multiple ribbons can express personality rather than only play the role of identification.

 

Badge ribbons are an excellent way to break the ice and stop any awkward stares or uncomfortable moments when someone doesn’t know what to say or how to introduce themselves. Stacking personalized ribbons on name badges is an effective way to identify any role at these events.

So, let your badge ribbon help you to stand out at any event, whether it’s a conference or a convention.

A Brief History of Ribbons

The history of ribbons didn’t start with a bow; it started with money.

the history of ribbons doesn't start with a bow; it starts with money.Stemming from their almost exclusive use by nobility and the upper-class as a symbol of wealth, the history of ribbons is quite extensive. By the 17th and 18th centuries, ribbons had become a regular part of the fashion industry. Adornments of ribbon on men and women’s clothing became a popular trend.

However, this history reaches far beyond clothing and fashion adornments. Now, in the 21st century, ribbons are everywhere. From awareness tokens to holiday decorations, ribbons have become a staple in almost every household.

So, let’s start with the question, “What is a ribbon?”

A ribbon is a narrow, woven strip or band of fine material which is finished off on all edges. Different types of fabrics fashion each ribbon. The most common are organza, satin and polyester. These materials are frequently used for ornaments, decorations, bow-tying and accessories.

A History Lesson

As early as the Neolithic period, people wove narrow and dense strips of fabric on small portable looms. Impressions of warp-faced plain weave bands dating back to 6000 B.C.E. were excavated from the Turkish archaeological site of Catal Huyuk.

As early as the 11th century, St. Etienne, France made lighter-weight ribbons. This town remains the headquarters of the ribbon-weaving industry. While a ribbon’s primary purpose at this point was functional, there is some evidence which suggests a decorative use for these bands.

References to ribbons occur with increasing frequency during the 14th and 15th centuries as more tailored clothing developed. In the 16th century, ribbons became even more popular due to their usage and acceptance by French kings and nobility. Eventually, in the 17th and 18th centuries, male usage began to decline, and women were the only ones wearing these ribbon adornments.

The history of ribbons continues throughout the centuries. From the earlier usages on clothing and functionality to eventually taking on roles of a fancier use, ribbons are here to stay. They now hold medals in place as well as bestowing honor on those most deserving. Decorating and gifting are now a common use for ribbons.

Understanding Why the History of Ribbons is Important

While ribbons are still manufactured and can be found trimming hats and other clothing, they are no longer an important element of fashion. Their place as commemorative tokens and in the work of crafters has ensured the continued production of ribbons.

The history of ribbons is essential to us because we sell them, but it should also be important to you. Without ribbons, clothing, hats and other adornments would not have been so important to our history. And, without ribbons, gifts would be less exciting, decorations would be a bland and weddings wouldn’t be so fancy.

the history of ribbons includes decorations used at events like weddings

the history of ribbons includes awareness ribbons for all walks of life

the history of ribbons includes ribbon awards and recognitions

From donning an awareness ribbon to decorating for a corporate event, all ribbons are worth learning about. So, whether it is something personalized for a wedding or an award at a school event, all ribbons have a place in history.

Grosgrain Leftovers & Ways to Use Them

Leftover ribbons are great, aren’t they? Especially when they are of the grosgrain variety!

use grosgrain ribbon leftovers for all sorts of homemade crafts and DIY projectsThese unique ribbons are a great way to add some depth to any homemade confectionery. Due to their unusual ribbed design, grosgrain ribbons are super fun to work with. From scrapbook page decorations to adding some character to a table runner, here are some fun and creative ways to use these textured ribbons.

Preserving Your Memories

From photo borders to pretty little flowers, grosgrain ribbons are a fun addition to any scrapbook. Line pages with these ribbons to create a bit of depth and character to your memories. Or, create little embellishments to add to each page in a memory book.

Other ribbon rolls are fun additions as well. Use satin ribbons for a refined touch, or use full color ribbons to remember specific details about different events. Remember to be as creative as you want when adorning your scrapbooks. Uniqueness is where it all lies.

Home, Office and Party Decor

use grosgrain ribbon scraps for DIY projects in your home or officeWhether it is for use in your home or elsewhere, grosgrain ribbons are sure to add character to any event or party. Use scraps of ribbon to decorate lamps and other fixtures around each room. Small ribbon strips are perfect for hanging pictures and greeting cards. And, with the ribbed design on a grosgrain ribbon, any embellishments are sure to stand out.

Or, spice up your office decor with ribbon flowers or other trinkets made from this fun ribbon. Add them to picture frames, mirrors and anything else your heart desires. Hang strips of ribbons leftover from fun events you have attended to remind you of the good times. Or, tape them around your computer monitor for a creative look.

Homemade Awards and Identification

grosgrain ribbons are perfect for homemade awards and other identification needsMake awards using personalized ribbon rolls fashioned into a lanyard with a candy bar attached at the end for a medal. Or create a fun lanyard for your keys or a name badge with grosgrain ribbons. They provide a different look for your identification needs.

But, no matter how you decide to use these fun, unique ribbons, remember to keep your imagination active. The possibilities are endless!

Have you created something fun and useful with grosgrain ribbon leftovers? Let us know in the comments.