How To Create The Perfect Custom Gift Bag

Gift bags are more than lollipops and candy rings – in the corporate world, they’re a great way to network and market. Award employees of the year/month, thank fundraiser attendees, or welcome a new orientation group with a custom gift bag.

The key to creating a great gift bag is customizing each item within the bag. Anyone can throw a pen, pencil, t-shirt, and key chain together in a bag. By customizing everything with your company name, website, and even your phone number, you market your company and reinforce that you are a professional, organized, and trustworthy business.custom-gift-bag-items

To create the perfect custom gift bag, start by choosing which bag you’ll use. A simple drawstring bag is standard. You can choose one color or multicolor bags based on which option matches your company logo and brand best. Options like drawstring bags with a pocket add an extra touch. A simple drawstring bag works best for fundraisers and company events. If you’re planning an important conference or annual event, you may want to choose a high quality bag that has more every day value, like a laptop bag or duffel bag. All are easily customizable through screen printing or embroidery. Customize your bag with a fun graphic pertaining to your event, or keep it simple with your company name and logo.

Once you’ve decided on what bag to use and the design you’d like, choose what you want to go in the bag. If you’re hosting an awards ceremony, have trophies custom engraved with the receiver’s name and honorable title. For fundraisers, custom key chains, glasses, mugs, pens, and even dog tags are great items to include.

As you plan out your gift bags, think about what kind of apparel you want to include. Is this a summer event? Have t-shirts … Continue reading

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Customize Garments with Reflective Ink – Safety and Comfort Together

When working outside at night, making yourself visible to others can often be a lifesaver. Reflective jackets and vests do a great job of this, but can feel water-dr-reflective-ink-jacketscumbersome to wear and are not attractive. Gain the best of both worlds – visibility with comfort and style – by customizing your own garments with reflective ink.

Made of a water-based latex ink base, this specific ink contains retro-reflective lenses, giving it the ability to reflect any light that is aimed at your custom print. Reflective ink can be screen printed directly onto any fabric or garment, helping to provide a custom look with safety.

Reflective ink is perfect for constructions crews and landscapers who are often working outside late at night, as well as police departments, fire departments, EMS, and even waste management.

Companies with workers on the job late at night can greatly benefit from customized apparel screen printed with reflective ink, but it’s also a great asset for families, teenagers, athletes, etc. Sports teams that go on late night runs or have early morning training can do so safely with customized reflective jackets and track pants. Dog walkers and late night runners should always wear a reflective jacket or sweatshirt to make themselves visible to any drivers. Customizing garments with reflective ink is also a great way to make your children even more visible during the dusk hours when they may still be outside riding bikes or playing.

For double security, you can even have reflective ink printed onto a reflective jacket. This is most useful for companies looking to customize jackets for workers with their company logo. With the combination of the reflective jacket and the reflective ink, you ensure that your workers are safe while also promoting the name of your company.

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Shark Week Shirts – Does It Get Any Better?

Among my favorite holidays-that-aren’t-real-holidays (ie my birthday, national donut day, etc) Shark Week is at the top of my list. This week long celebration of man’s most terrifying adversary – JAWS, anyone?- began in 1987 and continues to inform viewers with terrifying shark facts each year. Shark Week has grown so popular that its become a fashion statement in its own right! While not everyone can be as terrifyingly fashionable as this runway model, here are our top 5 Shark Week shirts.

1. It’s a bad week to be a seal 

If you’ve watched any live television in the past few weeks, you’ve likely seen the Shark Week commercial with Snuffy the seal. Things don’t end well for poor Snuffy. To commemorate his (her?) short lived life, Discovery issued this Shark Week I Love Snuffy flip-up t-shirt.



2. Keep Calm and Swim Fast

Did you know that the Salmon shark, the world’s fastest shark, can swim up to 55 miles per hour? For those of you that just shrugged, thats 50 MPH faster than Olympian Michael Phelps can swim. Keep calm and swim faster. Swim really, really fast.


3. Polite Predators 

You’ll never meet a more polite predator, though we doubt they’ll get a second invite to dinner. They can’t help themselves. It’s in their nature, okay?! While a large great white shark can go up to three months without eating, some of its relatives just can’t resist the urge.


4.  What’s better than a shark on a bike? 

Nothing. The answer is absolutely nothing. Except maybe this shark with a mustache. (Okay, I realize this counts as two shirts, but they share the same whimsical category!)





















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Design Custom Apparel for Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties!

Planning your wedding is one of the most exciting times of your life – but can be the most stressful as well. To counter the stress of making sure everything goes just so, there are bachelor and bachelorette parties. A night where you can let loose with your closest friends, have fun, and celebrate your last night of being single. To make the most out of it, design custom apparel for your crazy night out.

Whether you’re customizing apparel for your own party or your friend’s party, what you choose to customize will depend on what your plans are.T-shirts are great for a gift bag or going out to casual bars and restaurants, but may not work if you’re planning to go to an up-scale bar or club. If you’re planning a day of outdoor fun, hats are ideal to keep your eyes shaded and your scalps from burning. Cozy sweatshirts or sweatpants are perfect for staying comfortable the morning after. To get the most for your money, choose the item that best suits your plans.

Once you’ve decided whether you want t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, or sweatpants, you can choose the style that you want. Your items can all be in the bride’s favorite color, the colors from the wedding decorations, or a range of colors for each person to pick from. You can even order different styles for everyone. Worried because three people want t-shirts while the others prefer a tank top? You don’t have to stress. As long as the design stays the same for each respective item (all hats have the same design, all shirts have the same design, etc…) ordering different styles of each is no problem at all. Your custom design can be anything you want, whether it’s a quote, image, or something specifically related … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Successfully Use a Banner in Advertising

When marketing your business, you want to stay within your budget and reach your targeted demographic. One of the best methods to achieve this is using a banner. Social media and email campaigns are helpful when advertising a business, but can only reach your current followers and customers. By using a customized banner in advertising, your company can reach out to new and current customers during any occasion.

  1. Grand Openings Every company wants a highly successful grand opening. In order to reach new customers, try a new method and On-Time_Banner-Pricing_1-22-13-1customize a banner with your desired information. Are you offering a special promotion at your grand opening? Is it an event? By printing specific information on a larger scale, you can ensure that any passerby is captivated and convinced they must attend.
  2. Short Term Sales During a short term sale, you want to make sure that as many people as possible know about it. By using a customized banner, you increase your chances of gaining new customers as well as alerting current and old customers. The key to a successful short term sale banner is making sure that the most important information (what the sale is) is largest on your banner and easy to read.
  3. Events and Expos When hosting an event or attending an expo, awareness and brand recognition are vital. By using a banner, you get your message across to all potential and current customers. Banners can be hung on the front of your booth at an expo, or just behind you as a backdrop to inform people of your business and the reason you’re there. Similarly, banners hung outside of your business or place of your event grab attention and tell people who you are, why you’re there, and what you’re doing in a short span of time.
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