Travel Tags Brings Home the ICMA Elan Award for Best Gift Card of 2011

Wal-Mart Stained Glass CardMIAMI, FL – Travel Tags, Inc and Wal-Mart were honored at the 2012 ICMA Elan Awards for winning the award for “Best Gift Card of 2011” with the submission of their Stained Glass Manger gift card, at the ICMA EXPO in Miami, Florida on April 17, 2012.

The gift card was designed and printed for Wal-Mart for the 2011 Holiday season. It was a very successful attempt to replicate a stained glass window featuring the Nativity. The translucent ink effect used for the glass and raised black silkscreen layer between the window elements really helped to give the card a sense of depth and separation.

“Our team worked hard up front to come up with a manufacturing process that would make the Stained Glass Nativity card looks as much like stained glass as possible. It was fulfilling to not only see that the finished product looked better than expected, but that others in the industry felt the same by awarding it the Elan Award For Best Gift Card of 2011,” said Ryan Schreier, sales rep of Travel Tags.

The ICMA or International Card Manufacturers Association is a non-profit association of plastic card manufacturers and card services providers. They serve and promote the plastic card industry and its products.

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IGH Solutions is now Travel Tags, Inc.

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN - Since its foundation in 1973, Travel Tags has evolved and adapted to grow with our customers, helping them meet their business needs. This collaboration has made us a World Class Leader in printing and fulfillment. To ensure we have a sustainable model for future growth, we have created a reorganization plan with the clear goal of strengthening our customer focus.

As a part of this initiative, we will discontinue the use of the IGH Solutions name. Travel Tags, Inc. will now serve as the umbrella over our family of companies including Card Fulfillment Services, Narboni, Travel Tags, Virtual Images Unlimited, and Western Graphics & Data. We have also elected to divest our retail graphics division, PhotoCraft, which will now operate autonomously.

So what does this mean to you?

You can be confident that we are on a long-term, sustainable growth path, led by a team of professionals who are committed to innovation, quality and world-class customer service. We have updated our corporate URL, to en,compass the Travel Tags, Inc. companies.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We thank you for your continued business, and look forward to helping you succeed in the future.

James Wade Crecelius
President, Travel Tags, Inc.

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Travel Tags, Inc. announces partnership with Earthworks®

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN — Travel Tags, Inc., a leading prepaid and gift card solutions provider, strengthens its initiative to provide consumers and retailers with environmentally-friendly solutions by announcing a partnership with Earthworks®.

Travel Tags, Inc.’ partnership with Earthworks System LLC, will allow retailers who produce gift cards to Earthworks specifications the ability to participate in the Recyclable Card Return Program from Earthworks. Travel Tags will work with retailers and Earthworks to create a circle of gift card recycling that is sustainable and good for the environment. The process is a simple progression of steps which uses returned gift cards to produce recycled plastic card stock that is then used to produce more cards. Cards produced under the program will include an Earthworks® Recyclable Content Identifier as an indication of program participation.

“Retailers are becoming more and more focused on ‘greening’ up their products and services and we’re excited to be able to assist our customers in fulfilling their sustainability initiatives by providing a full suite of renewable card substrates and recycling capabilities,” says Martha Weaver, marketing manager at Travel Tags, Inc.

Rodd Gilbert, president of Earthworks SystemTM, adds “Adding the Earthworks® Recyclable Content Identifier to Travel Tags, Inc.’ mix of programs provides an appealing alternative for retailers who want to distinguish themselves as environmental leaders. It seamlessly integrates with current card programs, allowing a way for retailers to demonstrate eco-awareness and for consumers to feel good about helping the environment – it’s a winning solution.”

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