Sun, Sand and Flip Flops

 

Custom Flip FlopsHere in Florida, we love our beaches. We have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world right here on the Emerald Coast. We also love the casual attire that is accepted as the norm at not only the workplace, but also at church. In general, the people are more laid back than other populations across the United States.

As part of the regular and casual attire you will see amongst Floridians year round is flip flops. Flip flops are the footwear of choice here. We wear them in the Winter. We wear them in the Summer. We wear them to the beach. We wear them to restaurants. We even wear them to work. Flip flop sales are a pivotal piece for the clothing and shoe stores around our area. Flip flops are so popular, that you even see many people wearing t-shirts displaying sayings about their love for flip flops.

Because of their popularity, promotional flip flops are excellent give aways for business in beach towns. You can choose custom flip flops with choices of many different styles, colors, sizes, and price points. They are great items to give away as wedding gifts for attendees or for the wedding party. They are also great for companies to give away for corporate picnics or get togethers.

Other uses of personalized flip flops would be to sell them at gift shops, hotels, beach accessory stores, salons, and boutiques. They are great fundraisers for churches, school booster clubs, and non-profit organizations.

Custom flip flops can be personalized with your logo or imprint on the straps and the sole. You can also get a cut-out of your logo on the sole so it leaves behind an impression in the sand. This option is sometimes called a “talking footprint.”

Flip flops are perfect give aways for any business. You don’t have to be a beach based business to give them out. So go ahead and get your custom order of flip flops today and help support our casual Florida lifestyle!

The Taboo of Homemade Printed T-Shirts

 

Occasionaly, I see people wearing t-shirts with their business logo printed on them and it looks like they printed them at home.  Chances are they did.  I’ve actually talked with some small businesses (especially 1 person businesses) and they have told me they do the shirts themselves by printing on a special transfer paper and ironing on the imprint.  Not wanting to rude, but if you want to look professional, please leave that job to the professionals.  The same rule applies if you have a pain in your stomach: Don’t cut open your abdomen with a pocket knife and rip out your spleen.  Leave that to professional too.  T-Shirt printing is an art that takes time to do correctly and it takes some design ability to layout the design in a professional manner that looks good, attracts attention, and does the job in getting the desired information across.  Professionally screen printed t-shirts are more durable and will certainly outlast, look better, and do a better job marketing your business than homemade printed t-shirts.  Let a professional print your shirts and you will see much better results.  Remember that often your logo is often the first impression potential clients see.  If they see junk, what do you think their impression of you will be?

Record High Cotton Prices and Custom T-Shirts

 

So, cotton is at it’s highest point since the Civil War.  During the Civil War, blockades stopped the flow of cotton from the U.S. to Europe and cotton reached it’s highest price ever.  Now, in 2010, we have no Civil War, but the countries who export the most cotton such as Pakistan and China, have suffered from flooding, export restrictions, among other factors which have driven cotton prices to the current level.  The increase represents an 80% increase over prices from last year.  So the question is, will these higher prices affect prices of custom t-shirts and other logo apparel?

It certainly will.  Almost all major apparel retailers and wholesales have already increased pricing or announced an increase for 2011.  At Perfect Imprints, we intend to try to keep our pricing around the same for the 2011 season.  We have found ways to absorb the increased apparel costs by streamlining our processes and therefore benefit our customers better.  Hopefully in 2011, cotton demands will stabilize and cotton prices will come down.  Logo apparel is among the top selling product in the promotional products industry.  It is essential for any company to have professional attire for employees in order to portray confidence to it’s clients.

Custom T-Shirt Designer Coming Soon

 

We have an exciting new feature coming to our website.  Right now we are in the early phases of releasing a custom t-shirts designer.  You will be able to completely customize your apparel using either your logo that you would upload and/or our clipart.  You will also be able to add any text in a variety of fonts.  This new feature will make it easy to design, order, share, and see your t-shirt design before you commit to buying.   We will, of course, still offer professional design services for your screen printed t-shirts.

Embroidered Hats for $6.00 or less – What a deal!

 

A high quality embroidered hat for $6.00 or less is an unbelievable deal.  You might be thinking that there must be a high quantity that you have to order to get this deal, but that is NOT the case.  There are 7 hats to choose from and a minimum order of only 48 embroidered caps to get the $6.00 deal.  So, you might think, there must be a setup charge.  NOPE!  That price includes up to 10,000 stitches embroidered on the front of the caps in up to 7 different colors.  There is no setup fee, art fee, or digitizing fee.  Just a flat $6.00 per hat plus shipping (which is cheap).  Check out the different styles of embroidered caps offered at this unbelieveable deal.
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Can a Hat Prevent Skin Cancer?

 

Well, a hat doesn’t necessarily help to prevent skin cancer, but the shade for your face that the cap provides can certainly help.  People don’t always take the time to apply sunscreen to their face, so a hat is often times the only protection used.  Hats are worn by millions of people around the world and serve as walking billboards to advertise your business name and logo.  Hats come in many different styles and sizes, but the key is to get a hat that your clients will wear.   Embroidered hats are typically more appealing to the eye than screen printed hats.  In addition, embroidery on a cap is much more cost effective when your logo has multiple colors.  Also, embroidery will usually outlast the hat; whereas, screen prining can wear off and crack over time.  Any time embroidery is involved, stitch count is an issue.  Cost can vary depending on how many stitches are needed to sew your logo.  Also, digitizing fees can occur the first time your logo is prepared to embroider.  Below, there are a couple of hats with FREE Digitizing and up to 10,000 stitches for $6.00 per hat or less.  These hats are excellent quality and very stylish.  Talking specifically about a baseball cap, there are two main styles:  a Structured Hat and an Unstructured Hat.

The Structured Cap is typically going to have a higher crown.  This hat, the crown is rigid and stands up on it’s own because it has reinforcement between the fabric.

The Unstructured Cap does not have a reinforced crown and the hat conforms more to the head.  This style hat is more popular with the younger generations.

So, not only can you provide a promotional item for your clients that they will keep and wear to repeatedly advertise your business, but you can also help them avoid excess sun exposure to their face, possibly saving them some trouble for the future.  Maybe they will thank you later.