Christmas, Promotional Product Ideas / 27.10.2017

Christmas Ornaments that are Easy to Mail People still love to get snail mail, that is, when there's a surprise inside the envelope. When they open the mailbox and feel something lumpy inside, that will be the first piece of mail they open. That's why mailing an unexpected promotional item such as a custom Christmas ornament is a great marketing strategy. This surprise gift helps your brand to connect emotionally with the recipients in a positive way. The simple act of mailing a Christmas ornament can tap into the emotions of both surprise, excitement, and joy. They will be surprised to receive the random gift, excited for the upcoming Christmas season, followed by joy thinking about this wonderful time of year.
Christmas / 18.11.2016

It's always a nice gesture to recognize your employees and your top clients each year with some type of corporate gift. These gifts don't always have to be expensive, but they should be thoughtful and memorable. Since Christmas is such a widely celebrated holiday, corporate Christmas ornaments...

Promo FAQs / 11.10.2016

Promotional Products FAQs - What is the best file type for artwork my promotional products order?Learn about the common frequently asked questions (FAQs) when ordering promotional products to help make the buying process easier. We are big on education and that includes educating our clients!

FAQ: Do I receive an art proof prior to production?

Answer: You will ALWAYS receive an email proof with your artwork on every printed order that you MUST approve prior to production. We want to ensure the final product is exactly as you imagined; however, since we can't read minds, we have to verify with proofs. It's important that you thoroughly look over your proof for misspellings or incorrect layouts.
Buying Guides, School Spirit Items / 25.08.2016

Buying Guide for Custom Stadium Seat CushionsSchool spirit items are a critical source for raising funds for school booster clubs and sports teams. Specifically, stadium seat cushions have one of the highest profit margins for schools and booster clubs than any other spirit item. If your team plays at a stadium or arena without cushioned seats, stadium cushions with your team name printed on them is a goldmine for a fundraiser. The average college or professional football game is between 3 and 3 1/2 hours in length, even though the play clock time is only 60 minutes. The average high school football game is a little over 2 hours. The extended length of time is due to moving the chains, timeouts, and the halftime show. That's a long time to sit on a hard surface. Not only do fans LOVE team merchandise, but they also LOVE to be comfortable. Stadium seat cushions satisfy both and because of that, fans are willing to shell out big bucks for them. Below you will find a guide that sums up the most popular type of custom stadium cushions so you can easily pick which is best for your team and your fans.
Christmas, Seasonal and Holiday / 03.12.2015

Top Selling Custom Christmas OrnamentsThe Christmas season in in full force. With the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping rush behind us, it's time to focus your efforts to finish all of your Christmas shopping, including your corporate Christmas ornaments. One of the top corporate giveaways for the Christmas season is a custom Christmas ornament printed with your company logo. These gifts show appreciation for your employees and for your top customers who support your company throughout the year and they are perfect gifts for the holiday season. Below you will find the top selling ornaments based on sales from previous years, as well as the busy 2015 "ornament season" which started in mid-October and continues through mid-December. You will find the top sellers consist of traditional ball ornaments, glass ornaments, modern flat shatterproof ornaments, as well as a mix of other unique ornaments.

Top Selling Custom Christmas Ornaments

Halloween, Seasonal and Holiday, Thrifty Thursday / 17.09.2015

Thrifty Thursday - Pumpkin Carving Spoon

Pumpkin Carving Spoon

If you are looking for a festive giveaway for the Fall and Halloween season, these pumpkin carving spoons are fun and unique giveaways. Choose from either orange or white printed with your logo on the handle. They have a serrated edge and jack-o-lantern face on the spoon. The handle is reinforced to be durable while scooping out the pulp and seeds from pumpkins. Each spoon is individually polybagged to prevent scuffing of the logo during transport and storage. Pumpkin Carving Spoons - Thrifty Thursday Promotional Items for Fall and Halloween
Halloween, Promotional Product Ideas, Seasonal and Holiday, Thrifty Thursday / 10.09.2015

 

Thrifty Thursday - Cheap Promotional Items

Orange Halloween Lip Balm

The color combination of orange and black is recognizable as Halloween colors by nearly everyone. That's why this SPF 15 Orange Halloween Lip Balm is a great giveaway for your events in the month of October! The pricing of the lip balm includes a full color printing of your custom graphics. You can either supply your own artwork or have one of our professional graphic designers make you a cool, spooky design (for an additional fee). This unique lip balm also comes in unique flavors such as: Black licorice (actual lip balm is tinted black), candy corn, pumpkin pie, monster mellow (marshmallow), which's brew (berry), vampire's blood (pomegranate), BooNilla (vanilla), candy apple, or dragon's breath (mint). Orange Halloween Lip Balm - Thrifty Thursday
Full Color Printing, Marketing / 03.04.2015

[caption id="attachment_3183" align="alignright" width="498"]Before and After The top picture is from a cheap online vendor. The bottom picture is from a professional designer/printer.[/caption] Nearly all businesses have and need business cards. Most have flyers or brochures. Some send out postcards or catalogs. These are sales tools that are important to your business and your brand image. That's why it is extremely important to make sure these printed sales tools are designed effectively and with top quality graphics, material, and printing. What does it say to a prospect when you hand them a flimsy business card with a poor print quality? What first impression does a contact get when he sees your brochure that looks like it was designed by an amateur? These are the types of questions you must think about when designing business literature, including business cards, flyers, brochures, postcards, presentation folders, and catalogs. Your branding must seamlessly extend from offline to online. Brand consistency is key! Your printed collateral you leave behind must be designed strategically to hook your prospects. It must stand out. That's why you must avoid the cheap, online template printing sites.

Don't Use Cheap Online Printers

Don't be fooled by the pricing gimmicks of online printers that advertise free or nearly free business cards or brochures. While your price may start off as FREE, once you add options for the upgraded stock, your custom logo, UV gloss, overpriced shipping, etc, your total cost is not much less than it would be from a professional commercial printer. Often, it will even be an even higher cost!

Top 6 Reasons NOT to Use Vistaprint and other CHEAP Printers.

School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 10.09.2014

We often are asked the question about the differences between the various stadium noise makers generally known as thunder sticks. Below we will explain the differences between each of them so you can decide for yourself, which are right for you. The truth of the matter is that they are all extremely similar, but since we are frequently asked the question, here are the answers!

Fan-ta-Sticks

Fan-ta-sticks thundersticksThese are our personal favorites for thundersticks. We sell this brand the most, because they are domestically printed in the USA and they can be shipped in about 1 week with the option of a 2-day rush, if necessary. The product itself is made in China, but inventory is stocked in the U.S. and printed on demand to fulfill orders. The best feature about these thundersticks is that they are re-usable. They have a valve, just like beach balls and pool rafts have, so you can inflate and deflate, as necessary. You can use these over and over again at football games. If your company is buying these thundersticks to giveaway, these are great options, because the recipients will get more use out of them, thus giving your business more marketing exposure. These noisemakers are made of durable vinyl. The size of the thundersticks is 23" x 4". Minimums are as low as 50 pieces are available.

BamBams

BamBams thundersticks noisemakersThe name BamBams is simply a brand name of the ever popular noisemakers. They are sized at 23.5" x 4 1/4". They are one-time use products. Once they are filled with air and sealed, you can not add more air. The material is 100% recycled polyethylene. They start out white and can be printed any PMS color you desire. They are produced overseas, so production time options include 9 Week Super Saver, 5 Week Economy, and 3 Week Priority, with the cost increasing as the production time gets shorter. BamBams brand does offer