Friday, July 29, 2011

What we've been working on this week: Let it Snow

It's been a busy couple of weeks for us which is a great thing!  Being busy is how we prefer to work, and often when we do our best work.  This past week we had a large run of screen printed tees we ran for Danville's S-Ski-Mo club.  This 6-color design was printed on the back of their tees and was based off a photograph they supplied us with.  Screen printing a photo-realistic image can be a challenge, but it is one our talented screen printers were up to.  And hey, given the extreme heat we were seeing last week, looking at that snow was quite a treat!  Do you need something screen printed?  Contact us today and see how we can help create your perfect image!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Featured Item: Adidas Golf Clima-Lite Quarter Zip Colorblock Pullover

Style# A45Be the most stylish one around in this smart looking pullover from Adidas Golf.  Hip and modern, while still casual and comfortable the Climalite colorblock pullover is going to be your new  go-to piece.  Made of 84% cotton, 10% polyester; 6% Lycra® with hydrophilic and Teflon® finish it features a double-welt quarter-zip placket; contrast 3-Stripes at center back collar, rib knit mock neck and cuffs, open-bottom hem and side vents; and set-in sleeves with contrasting panel and 1" rib cuffs. Of course, it wouldn't be an Adidas without the contrast Adidas performance logo on right sleeve.  This jacket comes in Navy & White and Black & White. Pricing starts at $75.22.  For more information or to order yours, contact us today!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

E-Catalog: Tri Mountain Sportswear

Founded in 1994, Tri-Mountain® has gained recognition as a leading supplier of corporate identity apparel.  Since 2000 they have been named a Top 20 supplier in the apparel industry.  They offer an unprecedented selection of knit and woven shirts, jackets and fleece for the corporate casual, golf, uniform, and sporting good markets. They take pride in being a family-run business and believe in providing the best quality product and exceptional value for their customers. Check out their offerings here and contact us for more information or to place an order.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Brand your Business: Get this show on the road!

Of all the marketing avenues available to you, the most powerful source for spreading the word about your business is YOU!  Do you carry around your business cards with you everywhere you go, handing them out when occasion arises? Do you wear embroidered or screen printed apparel displaying your business logos? Have you started a Facebook page, blog, or Twitter account to keep in contact with the outside world? Do you have lettering or vehicle magnets on your car to promote your business to everyone you pass?  Getting the word out about who you are, what you do  and how to contact you is really easier than most people think.  Never stop promoting yourself.  Using inexpensive options to keep your name in front of the public reinforces your brand and keeps you top of mind with your customers - and potential customers.  For more ideas on how we can help you promote your brand, contact us today!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Featured Item: Ladies Nike Golf Micro Pique Polo Shirt

354067I'm betting that no matter where you live right now, if you're in the US, you are HOT!  Well, here's a great shirt to see you through the heat wave while still keeping you looking professional.  The Nike Golf micro pique polo is engineered with Dri-FIT fabric which provides moisture management technology. This comfortable micro pique polo has an exceptionally soft hand.  Tailored for a feminine fit, the design features a Johnny collar and open hem sleeves. The contrast Swoosh design trademark is embroidered on the left sleeve. Made of 4.4-ounce, 100% polyester. Pricing starts at $34.32.  For more information, or to place an order contact us today.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

E-Catalog: Blue Generation

For three generations Blue Generation has specialized in manufacturing and importing apparel. Family owned and operated for 67 years, they remain mindful of their humble beginnings and operate with a distinctive “Family Touch”. Offering the highest quality polos, dress shirts and more for your corporate or casual looks, Blue Generation is the one to rely on. Check out their 2011 catalog here.  To place an order or for more information, contact us today. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Thing that's making us smile this week: Love What You Do

Oh how we love our friends at MailChimp.  Not only do they allow us the ability to send out our super cool monthly newsletters, but they also have a terrific blog with tips and tricks to make you marketing experiences better and more effective.  While perusing their blog last week, I saw this hysterical post about a challenge made by one of the co-founders to his design team to make a coloring book featuring their mascot, Freddie.  Not only did the team run with the idea, they also came up with one of the best coloring and activity books I've seen in years.  It's free to download and well worth your time to do so if you have any wee ones in your life.  Thanks, MailChimp for always being so awesome!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Brand your Business: Sponsor an event

This weekend I had the absolute pleasure of taking my daughter to Lyndonville's annual Stars and Stripes parade.  The Lyndon Chamber of Commerce has really expanded the parade in the past 30 years to a day-long family event complete with lines of vendors in the park, free activities for kids and a free dance in the evening.  As often happens when I attend events, I notice just how many businesses are there sponsoring tables, teams, floats and booths.  My daughter walked away with free candyFrisbees, necklaces, pinwheels, ice cream, popcorn and more - all donated by local businesses and organizations, many items which we still have in our house emblazoned with the respective business' logo.  Not only does this give me a good feeling about doing business with these people who treated my family so nicely, but it also serves as a reminder that they truly support their community.  So, get involved with your local community! Sponsor a local team or event, load up on promotional product giveaways and put your marketing dollars to work for you. You'll be surprised how putting a smile on a community member's face will come back to benefit you and your business!

Friday, July 15, 2011

What we've been working on this week: Irish Pirates!

We had the fun of digitizing this logo recently and got to embroider a whole slew of shirts for an upcoming Golf Tournament.  Watch our for those golfing Irish  Pirates!  They're tricksters!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Featured Item: Port Authority Wheeled Backpack

BG76SIt's that time of year when people start bemoaning the fact that Summer is already half over.  In a matter of days we will be hearing those words that every parent longs for (and every child dreads): Back to School! But even if the prospect of heading back to school doesn't excite kids, Back to School shopping is always something to look forward to!  For me, there's nothing more exciting - or important - to start your school shopping with tan your back pack. With two ways to carry this handy pack, your bag is always at hand. Take the strain off by rolling this wheeled pack, or use the straps and carry like a backpack. We also carry messengers, totes, duffels and laptop bags.  Let us find the perfect one for you or your child to start the school year off right.  Contact us today for more information! 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

E-Catalog: Headware Favorites

Hats may be a necessity up in New Hampshire throughout the winter, but they are just as needed come Summer too!  Hats provide much needed Sun protection and cooling.  So, whatever you feel like throwing on that head of yours this Summer, chances are you'll find it here! We've got your ball caps, visors, even fedoras! (And if you want to stock up on a few knit hats for winter, we've got those too!)  With name brands like Adidas, Reebok, Flexfit and more, you know the quality is top notch.   Don't see something you want?  Contact us today and let us find you your perfect hat!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Thing that's making us smile this week: Yoda Baby Hats!

Discovered this site while chatting with friends on Twitter this week and fell instantly in love with the Geek-tacular items featured, especially the items for kids.  I mean, who doesn't want a Yoda hat or a pair of Hello Kitty pants for their little girl?  So if you have some time, check out the rest of  and smile!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Brand your Business: Sports Mascot Magnets

What better way to support your community than to display a mascot magnet in your business or home?  How about giving them out to your customers?  These "hometown magnets" are fully customizable and are great for political events, restaurants, medical and dental offices, hospitals, Realtors, school fundraising, pep rallies and more. Standard mascot shapes are available, or you can get one custom laser cut. Show your town some love, and build community support for your team and your organization too! For more ideas, contact us or check out our online catalog.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Featured Item: Nike Golf Dri-FIT Classic Sport Shirt

Nike Golf is known for classic polos engineered to take comfort to the next level. The Dri-FIT fabric technology delivers superior moisture management, keeping you cool  (and odor-free!) while the stitch-trimmed shoulder panels and gussets make a distinctive difference. Nike has a reputation for superior quality and fine detailing and this shirt is no exception, featuring a flat knit collar, three-button placket and open hem sleeves. Pearlized buttons are selected to complement the shirt color. The contrast Swoosh design trademark is embroidered on the left sleeve. Made of 4.7-ounce, 100% polyester Dri-FIT fabric. For more information, contact us today!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

E-Catalog: Team and Spirit Wear

It's hard to believe now that we're in the thick of gorgeous Summer weather, but believe me schools, recreational leagues, camps, gyms and booster clubs all now that fall is right around the corner!  Get a jump on it and think about placing your orders for Team and Spirit wear now!  Inside this catalog you’ll find the nation’s best-known brand of school uniforms, French Toast; along with athletic brands such as Badger, Augusta and alo, along with T-Shirts and fleece in every team color. For more ideas and products to get ready for fall, contact us today!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Brand your Business: Playing Footsie with your Clientele

When it comes to promotional items, there is seriously no limit to what you can offer.  Everyone knows that pens, magnets and notepads can be effective promotional tools for every business, but literally thousands of options exist... some incredibly business specific. When we came across these adorable flip flops it struck us: what could be cuter for a spa, hotel or salon to pamper their clients with?  These are just darling to look at, and the cost can easily be folded into a special spa or vacation package price.  They even come in Mens, Womens, and Youth sizes, so you can outfit the whole family!  For ideas for YOUR business, check out our online catalog or contact us for personalized suggestions!

Friday, July 1, 2011

What we've been working on this week: Screen Printing Art

We were approached by our friends at the Jefferson Inn this past week to screen print some tees based of a line drawing they had on some stationary.  We scanned the image and worked with the file to get the tones and half tones just right and placed it in the file of our capable screen printer.  As you an see, the results are just stunning. We couldn't be more pleased with the level of detail that came through and we think these shirts are going to be just gobbled up by he customers lucky enough to stay at the Jefferson this Summer.