Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Sale

This is a selection of the items currently at special promotional pricing. If you are interested in receiving full sales flyers, please contact us at

SPF-23 Lip Balm $0.96 each

PABA-free lip balm contains both UVA and UVB protectors; contains aloe vera to soothe lips.

Available flavors: cherry, spearmint, vanilla

4 color process imprint.

Minimum order of 250 pieces.

Production time: 3 business days

Anodized Carabiner $0.86 each

8 colors to choose from: orange, silver, blue, purple, green, red, black, and gold.

Laser engraved in one location.

Minimum order of 250 carabiners.

Set up charge: $50.

Production time: 5 business days.

Swizzler Pen $0.48 each

Black ink with Parker-style medium point. 4 colors to choose from: red, blue, green, and orange.

Your imprint is printed in one color in one location.

Minimum order of 300 pens.

No set up charge.

Production time: 3 business days.

evolve Infinity Tumbler or Traveler Mug $2.81 each

16 oz cup made with environmentally friendly biodegrable materials. Top rack dishwasher and microwave safe. Available in 6 colors: light blue, stone, dark green, lime, blue, and black, with gray lid. Made in USA.

Price includes one-color imprint in one location.

Minimum order of 96 cups. (Styles cannot be mixed to reach minimum.)

Set up charge: $50

Production time: 7 business days.

Promoclip $0.27 each

Stainless steel paper clip that holds up to 15 sheets of paper. Also useful as a bookmark.

Imprinted in 1 color on 1 side. Background colors available for an additional charge.

Minimum order of 3000 clips.

Set up charge: $50.

Production time: 5 business days.

(Prices and production times do not include shipping. Prices effective 01/01/09-04/30-09. Please mention specials when ordering.)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Are Your Postcards Boring?

What do you clients and customers do with your postcards? Do they read them? Do they throw them away? There are many ways to get the most out of your postcards that you may not have thought of.

Magnets and postcards naturally go together.

Turn your postcard into a magnet. Instead of putting the postcard in the trash, your customer is more likely to put it on their refrigerator. This is great for a menu or a list of services that your clientele may need to reference later. Add extra value by including a perforated coupon. The magnet is usually located at the top of the narrow end of the card.

Or, stick a magnet to your postcard with removable adhesive. These are often called magnet tipped postcards. Tacky strips keep your magnet on until the customer pulls it away from the adhesive strips or dots.

Beyond Magnets

Magnets can also be laminated right onto the card, so there's no danger of it getting pulled off in the mail. But why stop at magnets? Send your customers a postcard with coins or a packet of seeds. We had a client who had a promotion for whoever opens the chest gets the prize, and they sent the keys out to their customers on postcards.

Not Just Flat

In fact, break into the third dimension. Small items can be laminated or shrink-wrapped onto the postcard as well. Send out invitations to a golf outing and include a tee. Advertise the chance to win a vacation with a luggage tag. Or just reward your customers with a keychain, pen, pencil, toy, etc.

Just about anything can be laminated onto a postcard, with the approval of the United States Postal Service, of course. The maximum size of a mailable postcard is just over 6" x 11", and 4 inches needs to be blank for the recipients' addresses and sorting bar codes. Most of these postcards have a minimum quantity of 1000.

Prices vary greatly depending on the size of the postcard, type of imprint, item to be attached, quantities, etc. Of course, we'd be happy to provide you with a custom quote for FREE.

Friday, December 12, 2008

"But what does it DO?"

We recently got some samples in which we fought over to determine who gets to keep it at their desk.

I got the 7 Color Spiral Light-up Pen.

Every time the button is pushed, the lights flash in a different fashion and color combination. The fiber optic swirl on the inside gives it extra depth and makes it more interesting than just any old light up pen. And the lights seem to go on forever, unlike other light up pens which seem to cycle through once or twice then shut off. The batteries are replaceable.
The pen is silver and a one color imprint is included in the price. The pens start at $2.03 each at end quantity pricing (EQP).

Loyce got the Pinwheel Note Holder.
The spiral shape common in desk note holders is on the back, and the pinwheel is on the front. It's all metal, yet still light enough that the pinwheel moves when you blow on it.

It comes in black, blue, silver, and red pinwheels, with a one color imprint. Your logo is printed on the base, not on the pinwheel itself. These start at $2.92 each for end column quantities.
I also got the Glitter Lamp.

Give it a shake, and the glitter swirls around the inside, picking up the changing colors from the LED lights on the inside. When waiting for artwork to upload, I often give this a shake, and it magically makes the artwork upload faster (or, it amuses me just long enough for the upload to finish).
The imprint is on the silver base, and as usual, one color is included in the price. It stands about 6" tall, and the batteries are replaceable. EQP is $3.82 each, but one that plays a custom sound for 10 seconds starts at only $4.67.

But, Loyce claimed the Boogie Bot.

I can tell when she's frustrated, because I can hear her winding up the rockin' little guy. And I can't say I blame her, he makes me smile. He kind of reminds me of Matt, the guy that does his dance all over the world.
He dances with your one color logo spinning around on his robot torso. He starts at $2.12 each, and comes in red or blue.

I'm sure we're not the only office that debates over who gets the cool toys. So for your next promotion, consider giving away something a little more fun with the "Ooh, I want that on my desk!" factor.