Be a Jack of All Trade Shows With Promotional Products

You worked hard to open your firm or store, and it’s important to get your name out there and build your brand. Attending trade shows is a great way to network, meet and build rapport with potential customers, and display your brand. Make sure your business stands out from your competitors with customised promotional products, logos and apparel. At EmbroidMe, a promotional marketing expert will partner with you to develop a concept designed to get you results from your trade show experience.

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Pictured: Wayne from our East Tamaki store attending a recent Trade Show. 

It is easy to get lost in a sea of other vendors, so it’s important that your brand stands out. Grab people’s attention with striking pop-up displays and logoed banners and table skirts. Don’t just rely on name tags; make sure your company is known and each member of your team is identified by placing your brand on any of our high quality apparel. You will always look your best while pitching a prospective client in an embroidered polo, t-shirt or hat with your logo on it.

Don’t be just another company at the show, be an innovator with a unique variety of promotional products. Don’t have any branding imagery? At EmbroidMe we can help design and create the perfect logo for your brand that can be printed on just about any fabric or surface. We can do anything from custom pens to embroidered oxford polos.

Leave a lasting impression with promotional giveaways such as calendars, golf items, mugs and tote bags or drawstring back packs. Everyone can leave with a custom item featuring your brand. Generate new buzz about your company and create future business and networking opportunities.

With our state-of-the-art embroidery, garment and screen printing, we can print or embroider your company name, logo or full-colour photographs on any fabric, creating the look you desire for your company.

Proudly display your brand at your next trade show. Sweep the competitors under the rug at the next cleaning supply show or exterminate them at the next pest control show. Whatever your trade, EmbroidMe is here to ensure your brand is recognized and becomes a household name. Contact your nearest store today to establish and promote your brand the right way.

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Hot Branding Tips for Winter – Jackets

Helping you keep warm

With news headlines reading “No respite from gloomy weather” or “First snow, now black ice hits south” we know that winter is well on its way, or in some places around the country it has very much already arrived! In Turangi (just south of Taupo) the other day they woke up to a chilli -5C, which was the coldest temperature in the country. Even Auckland and Christchurch only had one degree difference!

EmbroidMe: Hot branding tips for winter - Jackets

You may get condensation on the windows at home and have the windscreen frozen-over on your car, or if not, we’ve all experienced the rush of bitterly cold air when you go and open a door to outside! Driving to work can also start out cold as you wait [patiently?] for the heating to work. On days like this motivation to leave the house can quickly fade.

When it comes to winter fashion many people would tell you that the trick to keeping warm is by wearing layers, but that can cause an issue for your companies branding. Business uniforms provide excellent benefits for your business (read our previous post), but in winter the company logos and brands frequently get hidden behind non-branded jackets. Branded jackets give credibility to staff in the same way a branded shirt does, and including a branded jacket in your uniform dress-code means staff and team members will take the brand with them wherever they go.

About.com says that branding is your identity in the marketplace and that it’s important to realise that how you package your brand is an integral part of your business. Just by looking out into the world today, it’s easy to see why brands are more important than at any time in the past 100 years.

A good brand confirms credibility, and reassures customers that the plumber, builder, or any type of tradesman or delivery person that turns up to their house is actually from the company they called. But it’s not limited to that. Sports teams and coaches are easily seen, professionals are identifiable in meetings, event staff and road-workers are visible, salesmen gain credibility, and ultimately everyone is kept warm. Don’t only provide your staff or team with a uniform to promote your brand, invest in jackets to ensure that your brand isn’t hidden.

“Therefore it makes sense to understand that branding is not about getting your target market to choose you over the competition, but it is about getting your prospects to see you as the only one that provides a solution to their problem.”

– About.com (http://www.about.com/)

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EmbroidMe: Hot Branding Tips for Winter - Jackets

Custom Embroidery from EmbroidMe Puts Your Logo on Shirts, Polos, Hats and Apparel

EmbroidMe Newmarket Auckland embroidery and promotional productsFor over a decade, EmbroidMe has provided high-quality custom embroidery, putting logos on shirts, polos, hats, and apparel in a way that is convenient and affordable. By choosing EmbroidMe for custom embroidery and promotional products you can get the distinctive, sophisticated look you need without any limitations.

EmbroidMe has an extensive selection of customisable apparel that goes beyond shirts, hats, and jackets, with a broad array of uniforms and accessories, such as sports bags, backpacks and totes.  Offering a variety of apparel and a diverse choice of colours, materials, and styles, EmbroidMe has a custom apparel solution for everyone.

Choose EmbroidMe for your one-stop-shop for custom embroidery and promotional products.

As the largest promotional products franchise that offers local in-house customisation services, EmbroidMe gives your custom embroidery needs the personal attention from our dedicated staff.  Our on-site specialists offer their expertise in helping you design your custom apparel at your local EmbroidMe Showroom.

“At EmbroidMe, we’ve combined our resources to generate a custom program that allows you to create your own personalised apparel,” said Christine Marion, MAS, director of retail operations for EmbroidMe.  “We know a professional look is vital to enhancing your brand’s image.” Article source: embroidme.com

About EmbroidMe Custom Embroidery

With hundreds of Showrooms around the world, EmbroidMe is the most comprehensive source for promotional apparel and products to help advertise your business. We are your promotional partners with full-service custom embroidery and screen-printing for apparel. For more information about customised promotional products and to view this and additional releases, visit the EmbroidMe News & Press Release section of embroidme.com. EmbroidMe’s on-site specialists are ready to provide you with first-class service and products of the highest quality; just click EmbroidMe Locations to find the Showroom nearest to you.

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Excellent Reasons to Purchase Embroidered Polo Shirts

Do you need to improve your professional image? Custom Embroidered Polo Shirts look professional and will help to advertise your company all year round. Perfect for all types of businesses, sports clubs and organisations. Present your brand in style with custom embroidered polo shirts.

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For corporate and promotional events and for your staff to wear at work and home. There are many reasons to purchase excellent quality embroidered polo shirts.

Promote Your Corporate Logo and Message – To make sure you get your business brand noticed with signs and printing make sure you also use clothing and apparel you and your team will be proud to wear. Embroidered polo shirts can be worn at work or at home on the weekend. Promotional advertising all year round. Whatever your business or industry, custom embroidered polo shirts can increase your brand awareness by establishing your corporate logo on all your employee uniforms.

Look Professional at all times. When your employees wear a uniform, it represents your business as a winning team.

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First impressions count! Make sure your employees look professional with a sense of pride and excellent company service values. Always essential in promoting your business reputation for high standards of excellence. If your employees are out and about meeting customers it helps to maintain your professional image when they all sport the same trusted company logo.

We also have embroidered polo shirts for kids. Are your kids always losing clothing items from school? Have their name embroidered on polo shirts and t shirts and you could help them to make sure they keep their sports gear.

Sports days will be more fun when you and your team all wear fantastic looking uniforms and casual wear before and after the game. Embroidered polo shirts look great!

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For work or leisure events – Look great for work day outs, like golf or a BBQ. Or motivate your staff to sign up for a fund raising marathon or 10 km challenge. You could rally your employees and friends with embroidered polo shirts for every member of your team. From personalised sports wear 100% polyester to embroidered logo t shirts, you can get everyone in the winning team spirit.

If you are looking for high-quality custom embroidered polo shirts, you can find a range of custom clothing and accessories from our seven EmbroidMe Showrooms through out New Zealand. With an excellent range of quality apparel to match all budgets, EmbroidMe can dress the best in the business! No order to tall or small for this trusted printing and embroidery specialist.

EmbroidMe offer a fantastic range of Polo Shirts, including short sleeved, long sleeved made of 100% cotton, cotton / polyester mix or 100% polyester. We have many different colours and a wide choice of fashion styles. Call today for a free no-obligation quotation.

Here at EmbroidMe, we can show you samples and help you find the best apparel to meet your needs.

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Logo Embroidery and Screen Printing Buying Tips

 

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Logo Embroidery Design

Following the tips below can help assure the artwork you provide will achieve the dynamic results you want when your logo embroidery and screenprinted on your branded clothing. It can also help increase the efficiency and quality of the decorating process. Art that is “ready” for use is provided in an electronic file that can be used for pre-press and printing without making modifications. Below are a number of important considerations and tips to help get your art ready for decorating.

Acceptable Artwork Formats

Art may be provided in any of the following formats. Please note the modifications that may need to be made it order to make each format ready for decorating.

For all three formats, proper resolution is critical for clean results.

The standard resolution for printed artwork is 300 dpi (dots per inch).

Mechanical artwork

The traditional standard for acceptable mechanical artwork is “camera-ready black and white.” Mechanical artwork can be supplied on a sheet of white paper or bromide, and should be no larger than 8.5″ x 11″.

Hand-drawn artwork
A logo embroidery that’s been drawn by hand is a great starting point, but it will need to be digitized and modified for practical use.

Digital artwork
Images created in Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Word, Excel, or Powerpoint are preferred over mechanical and hand-drawn artwork for quality of the end result and efficiency. However, digital artwork may still require modification and/or preparation for the decorating process.

File suffixes: If your digital artwork file ends with any of these suffixes, it can be used to properly prepare your art: .bmp, .eps, .gif, .pct, .pdf, .tiff

Proofs: Any time you supply digital artwork, be sure to include a printed proof for reference.

Disk formats: When providing your artwork on disk, it is best to use one of these more standard disk formats: CD-Rom, 100-megabyte Zip, or regular floppy. 250-megabyte Zip, Jazz drive disks, and Syquest disks are also acceptable.

E-mailed art: When sending your artwork via e-mail, be sure to provide all of the basic elements, including:
– fonts
– layers
– paths

Unacceptable Artwork Formats
Artwork provided in the following forms, or similar forms, will not be able to be modified into ready art… therefore delivering extremely poor results when translated into decoration for a garment:
– on a fax sheet
– scanned into a computer
– on a business card
– on a printed promotional item such as a napkin or matchbook cover

Logo embroidery Placement
Consider these lesser-used, but highly-noticeable garment locations for a unique logo embroidery/artwork placement.

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Estimating Stitch Count
Here is an easy way to estimate the amount of stitches you’ll need for great looking logo embroiderys.
– Print out the grid below
– Cut out your artwork and place it over the grid
– Count the number of boxes it fills, then find that number in the chart
– If your design goes outside the grid, estimate the extra grid space you need and add it to your original total.

Other Points to Remember when Estimating a Stitch Count
– 1 solid square inch of embroidery equals approximately 2,000 stitches.
– 1 solid square 1/4 inch of embroidery will equal about 125 stitches.
– No letter should be smaller than 3/16″ each letter 1/4″ in height equals about 100 stitches.
– Drop shadows in your logo embroidery will translate to 200 extra stitches per inch.
– Straight lines under logo embroiderys typically require 200 extra stitches per inch.
– Fabrics, colors, and artwork detail will affect the amount of stitches.

It is important to remember that these stitch-count tips, and the stitch-count grid, provide estimates only. They are a good starting point to arrive at a ballpark count, but the precise figure can only be determined when the actual embroidery of your design is performed.

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Note: Due to differences in computers and printers, the size of the grid may be distorted when you print it out. Be sure to check that 1-inch squares actually measure 1 inch on your printout (do the same for 1/4-inch squares). If such a size distortion occurs, you can scale your printout of the grid to a more accurate size using a photocopier.

Screen Printing tips

It’s important to remember that every color you want used in your artwork means another screen to create, set-up, and print through. The costs connected with these screens depend on the techniques used.

It’s always beneficial to print more items than less because of the set-up charges involved. If in doubt about the final quantity of screenprinted items you’ll need, it’s often more economical to order more than you think will be required.

Every color has an associated cost; different colors have different chemical make-ups, which make them more or less expensive than others.

Drop shadows, shading and anything that blends from light to dark will probably end up looking like a series of dots and should be avoided. (This does not apply to single-color halftone gradients).

Most likely, the following special requirements will add to your screenprinting costs:

– If you need your screenprinting to match an exact color, requiring inks be custom-mixed to achieve that PMS color
– The process that allows colors to show correctly on dark goods
– Additional locations on a garment
– Special (not the normal) logo embroidery locations

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The following guidelines can help you streamline your buying and, therefore, boost your profits.

Buying for Men: Any style listed as Adult are sized for men. Adult Golf-cut styles generally offer a better fit for beefier male builds.

Buying for Ladies: Styles listed as Ladies’ are women’s sizes. If the women on your team prefer a Men’s or Adult style, select one size smaller than what they would wear in Ladies’ sizes.

Buying for Groups: Use the charts below for a general percentage to help you determine how many shirts in each size you need when buying for a group.

To calculate your buying quantities by size, simply multiply the number of people in your group by the percentage in the chart for each size.

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These are general guidelines only and should only be used as a starting point for determining necessary quantities. Your group sizes may vary greatly. Article source:  imprintablefashion.com

Excellent Embroidery and Promotional Products from EmbroidMe Albany

Promote your business all the time with the best quality logo embroidery and embroidered uniforms from EmbroidMe Albany

embroidery albanyAt EmbroidMe Albany, we are experts in logo embroidery and promotional products. We can become your partner for branding solutions to make sure your business stands out and is seen.

We can brand anything from pens, USB memory sticks, drinkware, conference bags, hats caps, t shirts, polo shirts, hoodies through to entire national uniforms. Embroidery Albany one-stop-shop!

 

Anything you can think of to put a logo on, we can help!

  • EMBROIDERY ALBANY FOR BUSINESS CLOTHING

If you’re in business, having a uniform will set you apart from your competitors. Your team will look smart and feel proud to be part of your business. Options range from a formal uniform to printed t-shirts, company jackets to embroidered caps and polar fleeces. And you’ll also find promotional items like pens, bags, gifts, hats and drink bottles. We know choosing can be stressful but we’ll make sure you get everything you need, when you want it.

  • EMBROIDERY FOR CLUBS, SPORTS TEAMS, ASSOCIATIONS

If you want your team to turn heads, or need more people to join your society or charity, we can help. Finding time to organise embroidery or screen printed t-shirts can be difficult when you’re fitting it in around work and other commitments. You can choose online, or call or visit the showroom.

EmbroidMe Albany is located at 23 William Pickering Drive in the heart of the North Harbour business district.

Contact EmbroidMe Albany today for our same day quote service!

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Here at EmbroidMe, we can show you samples and help you find the best apparel to meet your needs.

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5 Great Reasons to Contact and Buy from EmbroidMe Today

Throughout New Zealand and the World, EmbroidMe Showrooms provide Custom Embroidery, Printed Apparel and Personalised Promotional Products. Buy from EmbroidMe today!

Five great reasons why to buy from EmbroidMe.

  1. We have hundreds of independently owned and operated locations worldwide, which maximises our buying power. This means SAVINGS for you!
  2. We have Showrooms full of samples for you to try on for size and style.
  3. With just one-stop, we can meet all of your apparel and promotional products requirements.
  4. Every customer is important to us! With no MINIMUMS on apparel we can service customers who require 1 piece or 10,000.
  5. We have FAST turnaround times as we understand the need to get your brand working for you!

EmbroidMe Customers

We supply and specialise in Embroidery and Garment Printing for Apparel and Promotional Products.

We have great looking and the highest quality Polo Shirts, Caps and Hats for all sizes and occasions for work and leisure. The latest workwear clothing for corporates to uniformed staff and trades people. Uniforms for Schools, the workplace and sports teams. Sportswear for your local team and also Mum, Dad and the Kids! T-Shirts in the latest fashions, sizes and colours! Jackets and Vests for winter, summer and all the seasons and climates. Womens wear, Mens wear and Kids wear for all the family. Buy from EmbroidMe and promote your business, club, association or community!

We have an excellent range of Hospitality wear for restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, night clubs and much more. When it comes to thanking your customers, we have thousands of Corporate Gifts, Giftware items, Bags and Promotional Products to suit any special requirement and event.

EmbroidMe March 2012 OfferFREE T-shirts – that’s right. Order 5 t-shirts and and we’ll give you one more for free, order 10 and we’ll give 2 more for free! Order 20 tees and you will get 4 more for FREE. Be quick as this offer is only valid from NOW until the end of March. Conditions may apply.

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Branded winter clothing jackets for work and leisure

Its that time of year to use your old winter clothing jackets or buy a new winter clothing jacket!

I am a summer person for sure and don’t really like to mention winter, but brrr the cold, rainy grey days will soon be upon us. What I do like is when I dress up warm and make sure I keep dry. Did you know all our EmbroidMe Showrooms have an excellent selection of Winter clothing jackets for work and leisure?

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Womens and Mens Jackets displayed above are from our supplier Biz Collection.

About EmbroidMe supplier Biz Collection – With Biz Collection you can choose from a comprehensive range of mens and ladies polo shirts, t-shirts, corporate shirts, jackets and poly fleece. The focus is on comfort designed for the Hospitality, Leisure and Sport, Health and Beauty and Corporate workplace. http://www.bizcollection.co.nz/

To locate your nearest store to find out more about our winter clothing jackets range, visit: www.embroidme.co.nz.

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Polo shirts and t-shirts to promote your business and community

EmbroidMe Supplier Gildan Activewear for the best quality t-shirts, polo shirts and tees! 

The Gildan commitment to excellence extends well beyond just our products into our corporate social responsibility and environmental practices.

At EmbroidMe we recognised long ago that not all designs are created equal. With the latest technologies and a wider range of available clothing, apparel and promotional products, there really is no end of choice and quality in the production of promotional materials and branded apparel.

Place an order with one of our EmbroidMe Showrooms for 5 t-shirts and we will give you one more for free.

Call 0800 773 330!

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Only Quality Products At EmbroidMe

We always recommend the highest quality garments and promotional products. We believe that quality always comes first. Your business logo is a reflection on your company and what you stand for – and this should only be the best.

Partners in Branding Solutions

EmbroidMe is more than just your branding company. We can brand everything from pens through to entire national teams. Anything you can think to put a logo on, we can help! We are in the ‘branding solutions’ business.

Purchasing Power

Through our relationships with suppliers all over the globe, we have access to products and materials that others don’t. With over 400 locations across the globe, we have the purchasing power of the world’s largest branded apparel and promotional products network.

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All You Need To Know About Apparel, Uniforms and Branded Products

Consider Your Industry
When thinking about the uniforms or apparel requirements of your business, take what type of work you are doing into consideration.

For example, are you doing manual labour outdoors?  Are you working in tight areas?  Are there regulatory considerations to factor in?  Are you working in the food industry or in areas with flammable materials?

Answering all of these questions will help to determine the right garment for you and your staff.

 

Cheapest Is Not Always Best
When considering a promotional product purchase, remember that cheapest is not always best.  In fact, it rarely is.

Say you were considering the purchase of some promotional pens to give away to some of your VIP clients.  Faced with the choice of a basic biro for, say, $1.50 or a more premium option at $3.00, which would you choose?

The cheaper one, right?  Not necessarily so!

Remember – the last thing that a client sees as they throw a faulty promotional pen into the bin is what?  YOUR LOGO!

 

One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Unfortunately a Size 10 isn’t the same everywhere you go.  And we don’t mean from country to country, we mean from local brand to local brand.

Each of our major stocked brands will have slight differences in their sizing, so the best thing for you and your staff to do is to visit our showroom and try on the polo shirt or business shirt to ensure that you get the right size for you.

Most of our catalogs will have a sizing chart inside that will help guide your decisions.  Our helpful staff will also be able to guide you through the process of getting the right uniform size.

Cotton Shrinkage
While most cotton garments are pre-shrunk in the production process, you should still allow for up to 3% shrinkage when trying on your uniforms, polo shirts and trousers.

To Screen Print or Not to Screen Print
Screen printing as a general rule becomes more effective the larger the order size.  The cost of the screens, multiplied by the number of colours, added with the number of prints that need to be done to your shirts can be quite expensive if you only have a shirt run of 20 shirts or less (especially for multiple colours).

 

However there are various options available to you:

* Vinyl Transfers – digitally printed or computer-cut and available in small runs.
* Direct-to-garment printing – able to print one-offs of photographic images direct onto your polo shirt

Speak to us about your uniform and we can help recommend the most cost-effective solution for your needs.

So Many Promo Products to Choose From!
We know that our extensive list of thousands and thousands of promotional products can be daunting.

Here’s an easy way to narrow down which is the most appropriate promotional product for your business – simply ask yourself these 3 questions:

1. Who is the intended end-user of the promotional product or giveaway?
2. Where will they be when they are most in need of my products and services?
3. How can I promote to them when they are in that situation?

Here at EmbroidMe, we can show you samples and help you find the best apparel and promotional products to meet your needs.

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