Monday, February 14, 2022

T Shirts Have Come So Far


Remember when you had only 1 choice of a T-Shirt and it was heavy feeling?  Stiff?  And back in the day, we loved them.  Well, technology has taken us so far in the 100% cotton T-Shirt realm.

And definitely not soft....Today we here are Ink It Up only sell our favorites in the Ring Spun type T-shirt.  We like them to feel soft, yummy, lightweight, and look great when worn.

The other day I had my grandson over and he needed a shirt...he says oh I like that color, it was a Bella Unisex Olive Green.  He starts to put it on and out come the words...oh this is so soft.  (And this is from a teenager!)  So when a teenager notices just how wonderful a good ole T-Shirt feels, you know that your client is going to notice too.

We carry Graphic Tees, custom screenprinted Tees (and every kind of apparel known to man, HaHa) and love to print them in multiple colors in the image and in multiple places.  

Here are some of the benefits of ringspun cotton shirts--

  • Ring spun cotton feels soft and smooth due to its refined production process.
  • Its construction creates a stronger, tighter fabric weave that still feels lightweight and breathable.
  • Because of the tighter knit, ring spun fabric is more durable than standard cotton and tends to last longer.

Those are some great reasons to only provide ring spun T-Shirts!

So with that said, Let's go do some printing:)

Friday, February 4, 2022

Marketing in the New World

How do you market when you are limited in being in person for your networking?

Do you just sit on Zoom and chit chat?   My good referral buddy, Maile Collmer, has some sage advice where she recommends that you do "How are you? calls."  Doesn't have to have anything to do with business, but all about the person on the other end of the telephone.  It's ALL about them...and guess what?

It gets the energy going, reminds them of you, your business, and BUILDS a sturdy relationship!

Then there is the old-fashioned notecard, or postcard, or a lumpy mail gift that comes in the good ole' USPS--now how many are doing this?  Let's be the one that stands out.

And when you start thinking of a lumpy mail we are talking about what we can do to help you achieve a great open rate on that envelope with a magnet, pen, tin of mints, emery board, eyeglass cloth, chocolate bar, small notebook, and so much more.  Just ask us & we can brainstorm up a great idea!

So what are your goals for 2022?  And how can you add some How are you calls & traditional lumpy mail campaigns to build your revenue stream?

Let's team up and get ourselves back to 2019 revenue:)  Go Team!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Showing off your company brand while on Zoom or in person


Are you Zooming with your client meetings?  It seems that is what is the current meeting culture here in Pandemic land.  

Meeting on Zoom you can show up in your jammie bottoms (as long as you don't STAND up!!)  BUT what are you wearing that will show up on the Zoom screen?

Do you take the time to look over your wardrobe as if you were going to meet the client in person?  I know I have been lax in this area.  I'm not showing up in a sloppy tee or my jammies, but not as professional as I could be....SO with that, how can we show up more professional?

Here are a few tips to make you look "Picture Perfect" in front of your client on Zoom:

  1. Upgrade your Lighting--light shining on your beautiful face is the best 

  2. Apply a background in Zoom--we printed a banner that acts as our backdrop without looking fuzzy...And it is totally on brand!

  3. Keep Smiling! ...

  4. Keep your appearance professional--have you thought about branded apparel? From nice tees (depending on your profession) to embroidered polos, dress shirts, to jackets, we can help.  Around here we say If you can Think it, we can Ink it!

  5. Keep good posture. ...

  6. Make sure the sound is good.  Because we want to hear you & so does your client!

And when you show up professional on Zoom now... it will definitely run over into the time we can see coming in the future and you will be the one ahead in the game looking Picture Perfect!

Thanks to Google for helping with this list!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

So what do you do?

When you asked this question, how do you respond?
It's great when you have a 30-60 second infomercial ready for your answer.

Sometimes my answer is I take your logo/image and print it. 
From business cards to full size
tents, we can take care of you!

So you print business cards?  We sure do and bi-fold brochures,
tri-fold brochures, flyers, postcards, letterhead and envelopes!

We love printing your logo/image/art on everything and anything!

We can print it on T shirts/apparel or embroider it.
We can print it on labels, indoor or outdoor.
We can print it on water bottles, jar openers,
clips, pens, flashlights, tape measures....the list
is loooonnnnngggg.

So just reach out to us and we can be your person to do all of the research on what will work for
your business.

We have a client that came to us and his business is cryotherapy.  Other franchise owners were
giving out can coozies.  But the city he has his business in caters more to wine and higher end clients.

They would not be loving can coozies!!  We used a cold gel that freezes and has a large imprint area and his people at events are loving it!!!!

We have the marketing expertise to put our heads together to make your marketing unique
to you and your business.

Remember if you can think it, We can Ink it!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

How are you staying current in business?

Are you keeping current with your business? 

And you think, just what do you mean?
I'm talking today about current education that is available for your particular business.  Some might call it Industry Trends.

Conferences, classes, videos, blogs, podcasts, and so much more--lots to squeeze into our busy daily business schedule.

Our team goes to a yearly conference to keep up with the current trends and I am always surprised
on how many of my competition are not in the room.

Staying current with trends, what's new, especially in the technology part of promotional products,
new marketing strategies, sales ideas, and more!!

It is the place where we can get excited about our business again and come back with even more
great ideas for our clients.

So what do you do to keep current in your business?
Would love to learn about how you keep current, please share!!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Do you screenprint?

One of the questions we get asked almost daily....Do you screenprint?  Why YES we do!!

Let's take a walk through the screenprinting process.

First, send us your art.  All jobs are priced on the quality of the garment (t-shirts, sweatshirts,
tanks, jackets), the quantity of shirts, the amount of colors in the art, and the number of placements
you want printed.

Your art goes into our art department and each color has a screen made for it and each screen
must align so that your finished product looks great.  We ask for true vector art (AI, Corel, or
EPS) as it then comes to us that we can pull each color for the screens.

Each shirt has to be mounted on the press and then hit with each color individually.  If it is a dark
garment, we do a white flash coat (a base coat to allow the colors to pop), and then your colors from your art are then screened on top of it.

Then it is pulled off the press and put into a big oven that binds the ink to the garment.  Then
they are folded, boxed, and delivered to you.

We can do youth to 6XL with the same art.  But the size of the art will be as big as it can be
on the youth garments and then it will be the same size on the 6XL.  If you want it to be bigger
on the adults, we can do 24+ youth shirts with your art and then the adults in another order of 24+
We do this all of the time and have had no problems.  It is just your personal perference.

We love printing!  Please feel free to reach out for a quote and let us help you look great for
your business, family reunion, conference, non profit, camp, Disney trip...remember if you can
think it, we can ink it!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Are you showing off your Business Brand in your client appreciation?

When thinking of great gifts to say Thank You to your great clients...Have you thought of
coming up with something great to give them that has your BRANDING on it?

I'm in the business and was thinking about a client last week I wanted to give a Thank You gift
to AND then it hit me!!  I should have a stash of Great Gifts that have my branding on them
to give!!

Why am I showing off Starbucks or Nike or Amazon when I can show off my business?  I actually
won one of these great bluetooth speakers at our convention in January and Love it!  And I
remember that company and experience when I use it:)

Wouldn't a nice blue tooth speaker be a great gift?
Or a stainless steel 16 oz coffee tumbler?
Or a power bank to have on the go to charge your phone?
Or a travel pack with extra cords for your phone?
So many more ideas to have for you to give to your clients and stay in front of them
as you say THANK YOU!

If you can think it, we can ink it!