Spring 2014….finally….

Spring arrives officially tomorrow at 12:57pm. I know a lot of people, us included, will be celebrating. (Dang that Polar Vortex…)

To get help get that Spring back in your step check out our New Spring Catalog from our friends at Alpha Broder. We just got in a bunch of samples from this issue. Stop by the shop and check them out.
PS: I am in love with the polka dotted sweatshirt on page 26….the rest of the office….not so much. What do you think?

Fun Friday Promo Items

Here is our first installment of Fun Friday Promo Items. There is so many cool new items out there to help promote your business we want to make sure you don’t miss a single one.

The wine pen. (Everyone here at the shop wants one…) This is truly a universal promo idea. Hotels, Spas, Vineyards, Liquor Retailers, Restaurants, Yacht Christenings, Weddings and Showers. Need we go on?

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Tired of giving away magnets to your take out clients? How about handing off the goods with one of these babies? With your business name and phone number on them they will never forget where to get their next pizza.

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For all you techies out there a Robot USB Hub. This would make a great give away for those of you in the Technology, Banking, or Software fields.

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This one we found the most hilarious and eye catching.  The high heeled shoe can be used as an ipad or kindle holder, phone or business card holder. Talk about making a statement! Wouldn’t these make awesome table number/name holders for a wedding or women’s corporate event?

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We hope these spark some ideas. If you need more give us a buzz. We are full of them…ideas that is! Happy Friday

Just in from New Balance

Just in time for warm weather and to help jump start that fading New Years Resolution to get fit and stay active we are introducing the New Balance tanks for men and women.

100% polyester birdseye piqué knit flatback mesh

  • Wicking and anti-microbial properties
  • Self-fabric 3/8″ hem
  • Athletic fit with inset side panels
  • Reflective piping inset into front sideseam
  • Racerback pattern; Heat transfer label and sideseam care label
  • New Balance® logo on wearers left strap (Flying NB); 1″ rolled forward shoulders
  • White, Black, Cherry Red, Gravel, Navy, Royal, Safety Green

These tanks can be embellished to suit your needs and start at a very reasonable $13.62. You can afford to outfit your whole team or just buy a lot for yourself.

Step it Up a Notch

Not everyone in the work force today can dress casually. There are still plenty of companies that require their employees to step it up a notch.

If you work for one of those companies and are in charge of trying to find that perfect dress shirt for corporate events, tradeshows, or executive travel look no futher than RedHouse.

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Redhouse provides 100% cotton no iron shirts for both men and women in a varitey of styles, colors, and patterns. All pieces can be embroidered with your company logo and best of all the price won’t break the bank.

Click on RedHouse to see all the options.

 

It is all about the Stitch Count

One of the great things about this business is getting to see all the great (and at times not so great) graphic designs that people are using to promote their business or event. The varitity of logos with their different sizes, shapes, and colors is what keeps interesting.

Because of the varitity however, pricing out those logos can get complicated. This is why when you give us a call or stop into the shop to inquire about pricing we always ask you to provide a sample of the logo.

The two main things that will determine the price of your logo will be the final out put size and the detail within the logo itself.

In other words, the larger the logo you need the more stitches are required which results in a higer price. The same holds true for the detail within the logo. In order to preserve the detail more thread might needed to provide the right “fill” to give the design the correct look resulting in a higher stitch count.

Here are two examples to help make things a bit clearer. photo 2 photo 1

 

The curl27 Fitness logo on the left is a medium size logo but with a low thread count because of its simple design.

The Humphrey’s logo on the right although smaller is a more complicated logo because of the detail in the fill and the fact that it has 4 different colors within that logo.

Both are great logos but pricing will vary between the two based on those factors.

Remeber the more information you can provide us about the applications and design of the logo the better we will be able to quote you a price for your job.