Archive for May, 2012

Six Sensational Products for Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

It’s almost the end of May and that means Memorial Day is around the corner. Memorial Day is the perfect time for promotional products that show your American Pride. It’s a day to remember and honor the brave men and women who have given their lives while serving the Armed Forces. We have an excellent selection of products to help spread your message this Memorial Day.

Here are six sensational patriotic promo products that are bound to make your Memorial Day special.

1) Blinking Ribbon Stickers
You absolutely won’t be missed when you’re wearing or handing out these Blinking Ribbon Stickers. They will show off your stars and stripes along with your custom logo or message. Just peel and stick these eye-catching stickers for a fun and functional advertisement.

2) Inflatable Beach Balls
You can’t go wrong with these 16” Patriotic Beach Balls. They feature a Red, White and Blue star pattern and are perfect in the pool, at the beach or just outdoors. Your logo will look fantastic imprinted on these colorful beach balls. Inflate your exposure with beach balls!

3) Patriotic Hand Fans
Stay cool during all of your Memorial Day celebrations with PrintGlobe’s Patriotic Hand Fans. They’re an inexpensive and useful way to get your message or brand noticed. Hand fans are perfect for parades, Memorial Day parties, rallies and so much more.

4) Patriotic Auto Shades
Keep your vehicle cool showcasing your logo or artwork effectively with Patriotic Auto Shades. Their collapsible fabric and wire construction makes them easy to store and quick to use. They feature a Red, White and Blue design that will look perfect when customized for your event.

5) USA Stress Relievers
Put your brand into their hands with customized USA Stress Relievers. These unique USA shaped stress relievers have a flag design that will look great imprinted with your logo. They are made of soft polyurethane and are perfect for Memorial Day giveaways, party favors and more.

6) Patriotic Twister Pens
These pens offer a new take on a classic. Our Patriotic Twister Pens have a colorful red, white and blue design, are made in the USA. They can be easily distributed any time of the year but they’re perfect for 4th of July, political campaigns and Memorial Day giveaways.

Make a lasting impression this Memorial Day with promotional products from PrintGlobe. Check out our huge assortment of products online at www.printglobe.com.

Bag Ban in Effect for Austin Starting 2013

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Austin is on the right track to claim a position as the national leader in environmental protection. As of March 2nd, Austin was the first major city in Texas to pass a ban on single-use shopping bags. Austin City Council passed a law which will prohibit retailers from using disposable paper and plastic bags beginning March 2013. The ban has exceptions, including; one-use bags for bulk food items, dry cleaning bags  and produce bags.

The bag ban couldn’t come soon enough. The City of Austin spends as much as $800,000 year cleaning up litter caused by disposable bags. Also, it is estimated that plastic bags can take over 1,000 years to break down in landfills and the current global consumption is nearly 1 million bags used every minute. That figure is just incredible. While it may take consumers some time to adjust to the ban, there has been a boom in the availability of reusable bags. A huge variety of different styles, colors and designs are showing up on the market every day. You can now easily find reusable alternatives, such as, eco-friendly reusable bags, organic cotton canvas bags, recycled totes and non-woven polypropylene bags.

Here is a break down of just a few of the many choices available to retailers and consumers:

Custom Non-Woven Shopping BagsNon-Woven Grocery Bags – Non-woven polypropylene bags have become a popular alternative to disposable bags. They’re an excellent choice because they’re affordable, durable, lightweight and easy to store. The majority of non-woven shopping bags can be washed and reused hundreds of times. They’re available in a wide range of sizes, styles and colors. They’re an excellent choice for everyday use because they are cost effective, easily imprinted and fairly long lasting.

Printed Cotton Tote BagsCotton Canvas Totes – All natural canvas totes offer a highly durable alternative to ordinary disposable bags. They can last for years, are easily cleaned and are made of all natural cotton. Not only are canvas totes great for shopping, they’re perfect for the beach, toting books, poolside or vacations. These versatile bags have a lot to offer and are the perfect blank canvas for imprinting a logo.Custom Eco-Friendly Totes

Eco-friendly and Biodegradable Bags – Bags made of recycled materials, sustainable bamboo and biodegradable cotton are outstanding green alternatives to single-use disposable bags. Not only do these bags cut down on unnecessary use of disposable bags, they are made of earth friendly materials. Eco-friendly bags are stylish, send a great message and offer a bag option you can feel good about. Environmentally friendly bags are perfect for green businesses, food co-ops and spreading an eco-friendly message.

As the popularity of reusable bags continues to grow and more cities implement bans on disposable bags, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your strategy. Be forward thinking, offer up a green alternative and customize reusable bags with your logo or message.