Sunday, January 31, 2016

It's a tie! The Color of the Year is . . .

The 2016 Pantone Color of the year is announced . . . and it's a tie!


PANTONE 13-1520 & PANTONE 15-3919

A softer take on color for 2016: For the first time, the blending of two shades - Rose Quartz and Serenity are chosen as the PANTONE Color of the Year. The colors demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue. 
According to Pantone, ‘Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.”
 “We wanted compassion, which today a lot of people are looking for,” says Ms. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone’s Color Institute. She describes the colors as “inducing feelings of stability, constancy, comfort and relaxation,” and argues that they “create balance in a chaotic world.”
If these hues are not part of your logo, there is still plenty of room for these colors in your 2016 marketing efforts. Use the colors as a background to make your logo pop! Or, use subtle additions of the colors as a border or for a tag line.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

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Chocolate promotional product giveaways are a "sweet" choice for holiday and thank you gifts, fundraising events, corporate events, party favors, tradeshows and more!

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Orders $30 or more:
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Orders $40 or more:
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This applies only to orders that are shipped to one address within the US. 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Fashionable Friday: Geometric Patterns

Taking a cue from the fashion industry, geometric and fashion-forward patterns are hot in promotional products!  Refreshing shapes, faceted surfaces, grid patterns and textured lines are all part of this latest trend.     

Using geometric patterns in your promotional products is a stylish way to draw attention to your brand.  

Monday, May 11, 2015

New Additions to Spirit Jerseys!

2014 brought the Spirit Jerseys as the hottest trend for schools, organizations and teams. 

These long sleeve 100% cotton T-Shirts with seams in different places and a lot of fabric under the arms offer a billboard like area on the back that allows for a 24” wide print.  

Now there are even more options!  Be the first organization to be sporting the brand new looks!

backboard crewbillboard hoodie

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Next Revolution in Apparel: Digital Clothing

There  is a huge buzz  right now about electronic devices worn on the body. Whether it’s glasses, watches, smart badges, bracelets or apparel, the potential is fantastic: hands-free technology to generate real-time information and reporting abilities. Designers are currently creating apparel, accessories and fitness wear that can do everything from monitor your heart rate to charge your smartphones.

Wearable tech items are sure to attract attention, which means using wearable technology as a marketing vehicle is a huge opportunity. For example, you can add your logo to the iMove fitness band, which tracks movement and sleep patterns and is paired with a smartphone app. The band can be branded on the edge of the display, or with an emblem on the back.

Technology is transforming apparel and accessories – don’t miss out!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

2015 Color of the Year: Marsala


Pantone has revealed the color of the year for 2015

 “Rich and charismatic, Marsala tastefully fulfills with complex sophistication”

“Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability”

Marsala is a naturally robust and earthy wine and the full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors. It is eye-catching, but not overwhelming or bright.

The color is appealing to men and women and is flattering against many skin tones. Texture is key:  a matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury. 

Spirit Jerseys' Momentum Continues through 2015!

Trend Alert: Spirit Jerseys’ Momentum Continues through 2015!

One of the hottest fashion trends started at colleges and their Greek communities, but now the trend has hit the retail crowd and is popular with schools, fans, teams, and corporate events: Spirit Jerseys.  

Spirit Jerseys are long sleeve 100% cotton T-Shirts with seams in different places and a lot of fabric under the arms. There is a billboard like area on the back that allows for a 24” wide print that extends across the entire back of the shirt and onto the shoulders or sleeves. This print is typically just words.

When it comes to decorating these jerseys, think BIG. Screenprints across the back shoulder, printed textures and puff ink are the most popular decorating methods. However, the garment allows for an array of embellishments, such as screen printing, embroidery, transfers, vinyl, rhinestones or mixed media, in a variety of locations.

Based on market trends, its momentum will continue through 2015, with additional fabric treatments, art applications and silhouette changes.