How To: The Best Ribbon Cutting Ever

Have you ever wondered where someone in charge of a grand opening or ground breaking gets that GIANT “Grand Opening” ribbon for the ribbon cutting?

Summer is here which means construction is all around us. This can only mean one thing: there will be new businesses in your area soon! And what comes with these new businesses is grand openings and all the pomp and circumstance that goes with them. From a ribbon cutting to free stuff, we’ve all been guilty of attending at least one of these in our lives.

ribbon cutting using continuous event ribbon rollsThese ribbon cutting ceremonies can be anything like a store reopening after a remodel, an open house for new residential areas and even a groundbreaking at a local park or other public recreation area. No matter the event, these larger ribbons are a great item to have around.

So, now the question remains, where did they get that ribbon? This makes your first step to find that ribbon!

Full Color Ribbon Rolls are probably the best way to get this accomplished. While there are several other choices in multiple ribbon colors and imprint colors, full color will come with the widest option. While most ribbon rolls are typically an inch or less in width, Coller Industries does offer four inch to six inch ribbons as well. These ribbon rolls can be formed into bows, wrapped around gifts, used as table decorations, or pretty much anything else as there are so many uses for them.

event ribbon rolls for grand openings and ribbon cuttingEach grand opening ribbon roll typically is printed onto a color that corresponds with the colors of the company, location or event. From blues with imprint that simply reads “Grand Opening” to this full color option that can be printed with images, logos and text, the sky’s the limit! Choose to print the company’s logo or name on the ribbon, or be a little more creative and make the ribbon as unique as the event.

Now the only thing you need is a pair of those gigantic scissors!

greenline bluffdale utah grand opening ribbon cutting Photo Credit Alisha Copfer 2011

Badge Ribbons: Top 5 Reasons To Use Them

Badge ribbons share helpful information, open the way for conversations to begin, and add identifying information to any badge. Plus, they can be fun to wear. 

Badge ribbons are satin acetate ribbons with your custom text imprinted on them. They are sometimes called name tag ribbons or convention ribbons. Usually, they are attached to the bottom or sides of event badges.

Badge ribbons are inexpensive, so they are perfect to use in many different ways. In addition, they are available in various ribbon and imprint colors, so you will always find that ideal combination. Their uses are extensive, but we have chosen to share our five favorite ways to use them in this post.

Badge ribbons with stock titles

1. Identification at Events

A badge ribbon with a title such as staff, council member or sponsor is easy to see when attached to a badge holder. The titles also allow attendees to quickly recognize and identify exhibitors, judges, speakers, honorees and other important figures at a conference.

Examples of ribbons used for networking at events

2. Event Networking with Badge Ribbons

Unique ribbon titles are frequently used at conventions and other events to create buzz over an idea or theme. Offer a variety of ribbon titles with creative thoughts, a fun idea or personalized titles. One or more ribbons can be attached to the name badge and attendees can share their unique personalities and have fun while networking.

Use badge ribbons to promote activities and sales

3. Use Badge Ribbons for Promotional Advertising

Inexpensive promotional tools are hard to find, but ribbons are a great option. Many retail establishments use them during sales to promote them to their customers. Employees with a ribbon attached to their name tag become walking billboards. Because they are customizable, you can add a logo or business name and choose from various ribbon and imprint colors.

Acknowledge achievements with badge ribbons

4. Ribbons Reward Good Work

Recognizing achievement is a great way to have fun identifying and celebrating accomplishments. Highlight how your people have made a difference at your next meeting and award them with a small gift and a bright ribbon announcing their achievement. Or, provide a colorful ribbon for every participant at your next event to take home and remind them of the wonderful time they had.

share an important message on a ribbon

5. Share an Important Message or Reminder

Custom ribbon bookmarks are a great way to share an important message or reminder for visitors, members or special events. For example, have custom ribbons imprinted with suggested readings, an event schedule or a favorite quote.

Do you have a creative way to use badge ribbons? We would love to hear about your crafty idea, no matter how crazy or zany.

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Get what you need by mixing and matching ribbon colors and titles to meet the low minimum quantity. 

  • Custom Badge Ribbons:  You can choose the ribbon color and foil. Provide your custom wording. Logos and artwork are also a possibility.
  • Stock Badge Ribbons:  Select from over 50 titles imprinted onto colorful badge ribbons. 

Happy Thanksgiving From Coller Industries

personalized ribbon rolls happy thanksgiving turkey orange single face satin ribbonThis week’s Thanksgiving celebration is getting closer. Turkey is almost in the oven, family is gathering in the dining room, and thankfulness is all around. We here at Coller Industries Incorporated just wanted to take the time to say Happy Thanksgiving and give thanks to all of our customers, new and old, that have supported our business over the past year. Thank you for stopping by, leaving a comment, or shopping our personalized ribbons. We are blessed to be part of your personalized ribbon needs.

To help celebrate the Thanksgiving occasion, here’s our list of what we are thankful for.

Drawers, cabinets, closets, baskets and boxes full of personalized ribbons

Gift boxes wrapped in personalized organza ribbon rolls

Curtains and backdrops made from personalized double face satin ribbon rolls

Gift cards made from personalized single face satin ribbon rolls

Personalized ribbon rolls saved from that last corporate event…

Badge ribbons that pile a mile high, or long, saved from all the conventions…

Rosette award ribbons won at swim meets, equestrian shows, etc…

Recognition ribbons given for even the smallest of achievements…

Finding like-minded people who adore personalized ribbons as much as us!

There are also a few customers that we need to thank:

Customers that answer our survey calls and questions with comments that help us to improve our services, quality and products.

Customers that keep asking all the right questions. Whether asking for a new product or finding out how something is made, thanks for keeping us up-to-date.

Customers that refer friends and colleagues to us. Your actions really are the highest compliment we receive.

And especially YOU!

Enjoy the day, your meal, and especially the company of your family and friends, and let us know what you’re grateful for! And in case, you didn’t know…

thankful for personalized ribbons

Donation Spotlight: The Durham-Orange Genealogical Society

Coller Industries Incorporated has many wonderful customers. We work hard to make sure everyone gets quality name tags and personalized ribbons. Sometimes, we are able to take the time to especially recognize one of these wonderful customers by making a donation to their personal identification needs. We love donating time, products and ideas to these companies and organizations. This month we were able to provide a donation to The Durham-Orange Genealogical Society (D-OGS).

The Durham-Orange Genealogical Society (D-OGS)According to Holt Anderson, D-OGS Charter Member, D-OGS is “an active genealogical community dedicated to the research and preservation of family history of Durham and Orange counties in North Carolina. We provide research assistance and educational opportunities to our members and the public through outreach programs, monthly meetings, newsletters and forums. We meet once a month to hear speakers on topics about general research techniques, North Carolina maps, Indian Trading Paths, cemetery records, advances in technology, DNA results and so much more.”

The Durham-Orange Genealogical Society primarily focuses on family history research. They hold meetings on the first Wednesday of each month and these meetings are free and open to the public.

multi color badge ribbons horizontal logo printed personalized ribbonsBadge ribbons were made with the “distinctive D-OGS logo,” said Anderson, “so that members who are attending large, and sometimes statewide or national, meetings can be identified (quickly).”

Anderson’s hope is that by wearing these name badge ribbons, “It will help to foster fellowship and promote the organization to prospective members.”

Name badges are an important part of any large meeting. They help to identify the wearer to everyone around them. By adding a badge ribbon, such as a Full Color Horizontal Badge Ribbon, one can be identified with more than just a name or a title. Badge ribbons can be used as awards, recognition for an achievement, or in a fun way with a silly title or message.

The 7 Types of Ribbon Rolls

Ribbon rolls are used in so many projects these days.

So today, we unravel our stockpile of ribbon rolls and explain the different types and how they might be used. Whether it is for tying gift bows or adding the finishing touch to an outfit or costume, ribbon rolls come in handy at every turn. And, with so many ribbon types to choose from, it may be difficult to decide which is best for the project at hand. Here is a simple guide to each type of ribbon roll we offer.

single faced satin ribbon rolls personalized ribbonsdouble faced satin ribbon rolls personalized ribbonsSINGLE FACED SATIN AND DOUBLE FACED SATIN RIBBON ROLLS

This ribbon roll type is one of our most popular choices for ribbons. And, believe it or not, our faced satin ribbons are actually 100% polyester. They are available in practically any color and four widths.

Single Faced Satin Ribbons are relatively inexpensive and is great for gift wrapping. They are smooth on one side and have a matte finish on the other.

Double Faced Satin Ribbons are smooth with a satin sheen and soft on both sides of the ribbon. Any printing of graphics and/or text will be printed only on one side of the ribbon roll. These ribbon rolls are great for use as decorations at parties and other functions.

dyna floral satin ribbon rolls personalized ribbonsDYNA FLORAL SATIN RIBBON ROLLS

This ribbon roll type has a slight sheen and a supple, satin feel. This ribbon is easy to tie and knots well. As such, they are great for bows for weddings, wrapping gift boxes and using as floral ribbons. They are made from 100% polyester and are available in 48 colors and a variety of widths.


grosgrain ribbon rolls personalized ribbonsGROSGRAIN RIBBON ROLLS

This ribbon roll type is heavily corded (ribbed texture) and sturdy. This cording shows through any imprinting that is done. Again, made from 100% polyester, these ribbons are woven with thick lengthwise fibers, and provide a bit of elasticity, making them the perfect material for trimming and edging. These are fantastic for both gift wrapping and decorations and add character to most any project. These are available in 79 ribbon colors and four ribbon widths.

floral satin acetate ribbon rolls personalized ribbonsFLORAL SATIN ACETATE RIBBON ROLLS

This ribbon roll type is made of a satin acetate and are quite stiff. These ribbons are woven from acetate thread into a satin weave making this ribbon choice a stiffer ribbon. They are commonly and traditionally used in floral arrangements, pew bows and packaging. They are available in over 60 colors and four ribbon widths.


organza chiffon ribbon rolls personalized ribbonsORGANZA-CHIFFON RIBBON ROLLS

This ribbon roll type is lightweight and translucent ribbons. These are 100% nylon and are a unique choice for ribbons. As this ribbon is lightweight, it is easy to work with and provides an elegant, iridescent finish. Best use for these ribbons is wrapping gifts. Use bright, off setting colors of wrapping paper to really set off these ribbon rolls.


multicolor full color ribbon rolls personalied ribbonsMULTICOLOR (SATIN ACETATE) RIBBON ROLLS

This ribbon roll type can be customized with all-over color for a truly personalized ribbon. Multicolored ribbons, also referred to as full color ribbons, are ideal for awards, advertising, gift wrapping, brand awareness and campaigning. They can be used as the entire ribbon roll or can be cut down to individual ribbons.