Technology Gift Ideas for the Holidays

November 6th, 2012 by Jamie Dickens

Here at PrintGlobe, we’re often asked what products make the best gifts for the Holiday season. The answer really varies depending on your budget, target audience and the impression you want to give, but this season is all about technology! Practically everyone has a cell phone, ebook reader or portable music device that they use on a frequent basis. We’ve recently started expanding the technology accessories that are available to customize on PrintGlobe.

Here are just a few:

Logo Cell Phone HoldersCustom cell phones stands make excellent gift because almost everyone has a mobile device. Once they’re personalized, cell phone holders will showcase your logo for years to come and get used repeatedly. They’re available in a wide variety of styles and designs from fun chair cell phone holders to kickstand phone stands. Advertise easily and give a gift that will get used with custom cell phone holders.

Custom Earbuds and HeadphonesCustom Earbuds & Headphones are another popular promotional gift idea. They can be used with smartphones, mp3 players, laptops, iPads, tablets and more. Everyone can use a quality pair of earbuds or head phones, so why not customize yours today and give a gift everyone will love to receive? We carry a large assortment, including; retractable earbuds, sports earphones, bluetooth stereo headphones and a lot more.

Custom Device ChargersWhat’s one thing that all of our electronic devices have in common? They need to be charged regularly to keep functioning. That’s why our new assortment of logo mobile device chargers are perfect gift and giveaway ideas this holiday season. Whether you need to charge your phone, mp3 device, ebook reader or tablet, we’ve got you covered. We carry everything from mini USB chargers to AC USB power adapters so pick your favorite and add your logo for an excellent gift.

Printed Microfiber ClothsWhile you’re shopping for technology items, don’t forget a small but important gift item, custom microfiber cloths. They’re an inexpensive way to really make a big impact. PrintGlobe carries everything from basic printed microfiber cleaning wipes to premium full color microfiber cloths that will make your logo really pop! They can easily be carried in pockets, bags, glove boxes and desk drawers to always be on the ready.

Shop PrintGlobe this holiday season for affordable technology gifts and luxury corporate giveaways!

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Support Boobies with Breast Cancer Awareness Products

October 10th, 2012 by Jamie Dickens

If you don’t support the cause all year, it’s that time of year to start showing your support for Breast Cancer Awareness. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and it’s the perfect time to get out your pink, wear your awareness ribbons and get your fundraisers going. Promotional products are not only great for helping to raise funds for the cure; they’re also fantastic for raising awareness and hope for those affected by cancer.

Here are 3 great product ideas that will help you raise awareness.

Custom Breast Cancer Awareness DrinkwareDrinkware
Pick a product they’ll love and put your message or logo directly into recipients’ hands with custom drinkware. Whether you’re looking for pink mugs, ribbon koozies, awareness water bottles, pink disposable cups or even breast cancer awareness martini glasses, you’ve come to the right place. PrintGlobe carries a large selection of Breast Cancer Awareness Drinkware. We’d love to help you design the perfect drinkware for your special event, fundraiser or giveaway. They’re also excellent giveaway items or promotions for those participating in a Race for the Cure.

Bags & TotesCustom Breast Cancer Awareness Bags
What better way to tote around your support than with custom printed Breast Cancer Awareness Tote Bags. Available in a large range of styles, sizes and materials, bags and totes are a popular promotional item for practically any event. They’re perfect for holding awareness campaign materials and acting as walking billboards all year long. Whether you’re looking for a pink non-woven tote, die-cut shopping bag or even an awareness backpack, we have the breast cancer awareness promos for you.

Custom Breast Cancer Awareness PensPens & Highlighters
Another promotional product staple that works well for Breast Cancer Awareness events and fundraisers is personalized pens. Breast Cancer Awareness Pens are an easy to distribute item that are effective for giveaways, fundraisers, advertisements and more. PrintGlobe carries pink highlighters, ribbon-topped pencils and awareness pens that will look spectacular imprinted with your message or brand. They’re budget friendly and will be used repeatedly.

With all of these great products available your breast cancer awareness campaign, fundraiser or event will be a huge success. Be sure to check out our other Breast Cancer Awareness  products to start supporting booby heath and help raise awareness. Think pink this October!

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Fall, Oktoberfest & Halloween Promos, Oh My!

September 14th, 2012 by Jamie Dickens

The summer heat is finally relenting and it’s starting to feel just a little bit like fall.I have to admit, I’m pretty ecstatic. Cooler weather, changing leaves, pumpkin pie, Oktoberfest and of course, Halloween candy!

With the return of the fall season, also come great opportunities for seasonal promotions. If you’re looking to throw some Halloween parties, fall events, Oktoberfest promotions or Thanksgiving shindigs, PrintGlobe would love to help you find the perfect products.

The most popular aspect of a great Oktoberfest is probably the Beer, right? That’s why one of the most important products on anyone Oktoberfest event list is certainly a custom beer stein! Why not go all out and make a huge impact with these giant 25 oz. Glass Beer Steins or add some color with fun Plastic Steins. It’s also a great idea to have some Personalized Bottle Openers available. Budget friendly Pulpboard Coasters are an effective way to advertise extensively. Your message or logo will get exposure with every drink!

Don’t forget to check out our selection of Halloween items. They’re bound to scare up some sales and make all the ghouls and boys really happy. Custom Halloween products are always popular for Halloween parties, school functions, bank giveaways, community programs, fundraising campaigns and a whole lot more.

Our most popular spooktacular items are Logo Halloween Bags. They’re available in a wide variety of colors, styles and sizes that are perfect for any event. Whether you’re looking for die-cut bags, reusable bags, paper bags or even Plastic Halloween Buckets, we have what you’re looking for. Don’t miss our Halloween fun section where you can find unique giveaways like creepy stress balls, Custom Glowsticks, safety reflectors and you can’t forget the Custom Halloween Candy!

As fall draws near it’s a great time to start considering Holiday food gifts for your end of the year gifts. Whether you’re looking for Custom Chocolate, Mints or Gourmet Snack Tins we have Personalized Food Gifts for every occasion, but let’s talk about that next time!

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PrintGlobe Triples Office Space, Launches New Website in Major Growth Move

August 31st, 2012 by Jamie Dickens

AUSTIN TX — PrintGlobe, Inc., a leading online printing and graphic design company and six-time Inc. 5000/500 winner, has relocated to significantly larger headquarters and launched a major upgrade to its www.printglobe.com website, marking the largest expansion in the company’s 17 year history.

The company previously occupied 8,305 sq feet at 4115 Freidrich Lane and recently moved into its new 25,245 sq foot office space at 5812 Trade Center Drive.

According to company founder and CEO Dan Steinborn, the tripling of office space will make room for more than 40 additional employees the company expects to hire in the next several years.

“We have some of the most creative, hard working and fun folks in Austin who make PrintGlobe great. I think we have a special new space that our team deserves and will enjoy for many years to come,” says Steinborn.

According to Steinborn, the space features several dedicated ‘hang-out’ areas, upgraded IT infrastructure with a fiber backbone, additional conference rooms, a new kitchen and a stage that will host live music, company presentations, and more.

In addition to the office expansion, PrintGlobe has re-launched its flagship website which the company has been working on for the past two years. The new website was built with the help of another veteran creative firm in Austin, White Lion.

Steinborn says the new website gives PrintGlobe and its customers a clean, feature-rich platform to more quickly transact complicated printing needs. “Our new website is really fresh. We have a vastly improved user interface, collaborative sharing tools to help our customers explore products with colleagues, and a much more responsive search capability.”

“We have redoubled our commitment to being the very best online printing and branding resources for business customers and plan to continuously add features in order to deliver incredible service and the most complete selection anywhere in the printing industry,” says Steinborn.

About PrintGlobe:
PrintGlobe was founded in Austin, Texas in April 1995 as a small graphic design and printing company. In February 2002, PrintGlobe launched http://www.printglobe.com to provide the most comprehensive selection of business printing and promotional products on the web. PrintGlobe supplies printing and promotional products to more than 75,000 businesses, major universities, non-profits and government entities.

PrintGlobe has appeared on the “Inc. Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” list six years in a row, beginning in 2006. PrintGlobe has twice been included in the Austin Business Journal’s “Fast 50” list for the fastest growing companies in Austin, Texas, as well as the “50 Best Places to Work.” PrintGlobe was also honored on Fortune’s Inner City 100 list of the fastest growing inner city businesses in the U.S. in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

For more information, please contact Dan Steinborn at 800-989-2181 x 301 or email Dan@printglobe.com.

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Your Checklist for Back to School Products

July 23rd, 2012 by Jamie Dickens

It’s almost August and that means that summer is coming to and end. Soon students, teachers and faculty will be headed back into the classroom in anticipation of the new school year. Let PrintGlobe help you start the school year off on the right foot with our checklist of Back to School Products.

Custom pens and personalized pencils are one of the most popular school supplies used on a regular basis. They’re inexpensive, practical and an outstanding way to advertise. Pens and pencils are always a necessary item in the classroom. Whether you’re looking for mechanical pencils, stick pens, wooden pencils, eco-friendly pens, ballpoint pens or budget pens, PrintGlobe can help you customize yours today.

• Stay organized and store important documents with ease with printed binders from PrintGlobe. Our binders can be personalized with your logo, mascot or imprint and are perfect for schools, meetings or at the office. Just add your imprint to the front cover and look great all school year long.

• Rally some school spirit and cheer on the home team with custom printed spirit items. We have fun items, including; foam fingers, pom poms, noise makers, stadium seats and pennants. School spirit items will look great and grab attention especially when imprinted with your artwork or message.

Logo backpacks are an important item on any school supply checklist. They’re perfect for storing and toting all of your books, supplies and homework – and look great doing it! Choose from classic backpacks, drawstring backpacks, computer backpacks and even clear vinyl backpacks.

School accessories from PrintGlobe will ensure you have all of your bases covered this school year. We carry erasers, rulers, pencil cases, pencil sharpeners and staplers that can all be personalized with your logo, mascot or artwork.

• Take note, and don’t forget your customized notebooks this school year. Notebooks are a popular and budget friendly school supply that will get used all year long. They’re available in a variety of styles, including; spiral notebooks, ruled notebooks, wireless notebooks and so much more!

• Adding logo calculators to your shopping list is an excellent way to ensure your school year adds up to a big success. Whether in elementary school or college, calculators are an essential item for the school year.

Did you get everything on your back to school shopping list? There is still plenty of time to get everything you need. Shop PrintGlobe.com for our full line of school supplies and back to school products.

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PrintGlobe’s $500 Promo Products Giveaway!

June 26th, 2012 by Jamie Dickens

What’s the deal?

It’s scorching hot here at the PrintGlobe headquarters in Austin. We thought we’d beat the heat by throwing a fun Facebook giveaway to take our minds off of the sizzling summer weather.

What do I win?

PrintGlobe is giving one lucky person $500 in promotional products. That’s right – you’ll receive a $500 shopping spree at PrintGlobe.com, completely on us! That’s $500 to use for your business, organization, special event or just to have fun. Whether you need business cards, party supplies, drinkware, custom shirts, personalized gifts or tradeshow giveaways, we have every product imaginable.

How do I enter?

All you have to do is LIKE PrintGlobe on Facebook www.facebook.com/PrintGlobe from June 25th 2012 until September 25th 2012 and you’ll be entered to win $500 in custom printing, promotional products or personalized gifts. You only have to enter once, and you’ll have the chance to win the $500 giveaway – Good luck!

Click for contest rules or LIKE us on our Facebook page today!

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15 Sizzling Giveaway Ideas for Outdoor Events

June 11th, 2012 by Jamie Dickens

As the weather starts to heat up, more and more people are heading into the great outdoors. Sporting events, company picnics, vacations on the beach, pool parties, backyard barbecues, these are all activities that bring people outside for the summer. There is another thing that all of these activities have in common – they’re all made better with the addition of custom giveaways!

PrintGlobe’s Top 15 Outdoor Giveaway Ideas

1. Custom Water Bottles: Always popular and instantly refreshing, water bottles are just what you need to beat the heat.
2. Logo Sunglasses:  Advertise in style with sunglasses. Perfect for all ages.
3. Sun Screen & Sun Protection : Promote sun safety with custom sunscreen!
4. Misting Fans: Keep cool with personalized misting fans – they’ll be a big hit.
5. Tote Bags: Forever popular – Custom tote bags are ideal for any occasion.
6. Can Coolers: Nothing is better than an ice cold drink on a hot day.
7. Personalized Folding Chairs: Grab a seat and enjoy the great outdoors.
8. Frisbee Flyers: Watch the level of fun soar with custom printed Frisbee flyers.
9. Custom Coolers: Be the life of the party, bring a cooler filled with ice cold drinks.
10. Logo Beach Balls: Have a ball with printed beach balls – fun for all ages.
11. Personalized Picnic Sets: You can’t go wrong with picnic sets. They make incredible  gifts for summer.
12. Custom Caps: Logo Hats help beat the heat while you advertise.
13. Custom Beach Towels: At the pool,  the beach or at a picnic, beach towels are just what you need.
14. Fly Swatters: Keep pests away while you play, with logo fly swatters.
15. Lip Balm: Don’t forget to stay moisturized. Logo lip balm is a small way to make a big impact.

Summer is the perfect time to celebrate the great outdoors and just have fun in the sun. Take your outdoor events to new heights with any one of our sizzling giveaway ideas. Now, get out of the office and enjoy your summer!

If you need more giveaway ideas or help finding that perfect promotional item for your summer events, call us toll free at 800-989-2181 or visit PrintGlobe.com.

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Six Sensational Products for Memorial Day

May 23rd, 2012 by Jamie Dickens

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.

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Bag Ban in Effect for Austin Starting 2013

May 1st, 2012 by Jamie Dickens

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.

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PrintGlobe Launches New Website

April 18th, 2012 by Jamie Dickens

We’ve been busy at PrintGlobe and are excited to announce the launch of a newly redesigned website. Printglobe.com has undergone a complete design overhaul, which includes; enhanced functionality, improved visuals and an all around better user experience. The look, feel and performance of the site has been upgraded to correspond with PrintGlobe’s award winning business model, excellent customer service and the exceptional product catalog we have always offered.

The form and function of PrintGlobe.com has been brought to a new level of sophistication, and as a whole, has been greatly improved upon on all fronts. Users of the website will quickly notice the new and improved modern design and layout, complete with intuitive navigation. Users can also expect an enhanced search functionality that will allow for quick and accurate results when searching the extensive online product catalog. The changes to PrintGlobe.com are substantial, which should enrich the shopping experience of customers and make a big impact in the way the website is utilized.

There are also several improvements to the site that won’t directly affect users. These internal developments include a focus on web standards and best practices along with enhanced SEO capabilities an increase site speeds. These advancements will improve usability, functionality and visibility for PrintGlobe.com now, and far into the future. These improvements coincide with PrintGlobe’s commitment to maintain the leading edge in the promotional products space and offer the best possible experience to customers.

A big thank you to all of our customers. We hope you enjoy the new and improved PrintGlobe.com and are as excited as we are!

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