The Birth of The Badge Ribbon
Like all great ideas, it was simple.
In 1991 the founder of pc/nametag, a Certified Meeting Planner, realized that the vertical tail-type badge ribbons of the time just didn't cut it.
He saw a guy wearing about 10 of them and thought they looked like a turkey-feather fan. The ribbons overlapped so much you couldn’t read each one. Soon he began to think about other ways to attach a ribbon to a name tag and drew a sketch of a ribbon, turned it on its side so it was horizontal and saw how it fit perfectly under the badge.
A designer executed his idea, adding a strip of tape so several ribbons could be stacked. Then, in 1993, he applied for a patent, and the stack-a-ribbon® award first appeared in the pc/nametag catalog.
Since then, these stackable, packable little messengers have set pc/nametag apart and helped us grow as the leading resource for registration supplies. With such popularity and importance, it’s no wonder the stack-a-ribbon is one of our four essential parts of a highly effective name badge.