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Join in with National Refill Day 2019

National Refill Day is taking place today, Wednesday 19th June. It’s a public awareness campaign that helps prevent millions of single-use plastic bottles from polluting our streets and our oceans. 

The rise of reusable drinkware

Today, people are being encouraged to carry a reusable water bottle and refill on the go. The campaign asks the UK public if they’ve #GotTheBottle to prevent plastic pollution by switching from a single-use plastic bottle to a reusable one.

Show your support – use the hashtag

On social media, use #GotTheBottle to show what steps you’re taking to make a difference. If just 1 in 10 people in the UK refilled just once a week,…

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New catalogue – great new printed drinkware!

Lo-cost Natural Take Out Mug

As we celebrate the launch of our brand new 2019-20 catalogue we take a look at the new branded drinkware that’s been added to our range.

With the huge current focus on reducing the circulation of single use plastics, our new range heavily features re-usable drinkware. There’s also a heavy focus on eco drinkware.

Drinkware for People on the go

Starting with the Lo-Cost Natural Take Out Mug. This 500ml capacity mug is great for people always on the go. It’s ideal if you’re a regular coffee shop visitor and like to use your own cup. Made from…

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Mugs: Branded merchandise that stands the test of time

With the help of some recent BPMA research, we’ve been taking a look at how customers make the most of branded merchandise in their marketing campaigns.

The survey took place at Marketing Week Live in 2015. It was completed by attendees of the event, most of whom are regular buyers of merchandise for their respective organisations.

Raising Brand Awareness

The results of the research show that the vast majority (around 7 in 10) of marketers use merchandise to raise brand awareness. As popularity has increased over recent years, many believe it’s how branded merchandise helps make your brand memorable that really…

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Your essential promotional mugs

There are mugs and there are mugs but our ‘Essential Promotional Mug Collection’ may be all you need. Here we list, in order of popularity, the best-selling mugs in the UK.
Cambridge mugs are No.1
The Cambridge is the stalwart of the essential promotional mugs market and it’s not difficult to see why. Cambridge mugs offer fantastic value for money. They’re also available in a wide range of coloured glazes, as well as white. With a big all-round print area and a large capacity of 330ml the Cambridge is a great platform for your brand.
Sparta promotional mugs are a close second
Second…

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Accessorize your promotional mugs for maximum impact

Good quality, well designed and superbly printed mugs are what we’re all about. However, to make your branded mugs really stand out, why not accessorize your promotional mugs for maximum impact?
Stuff them with a t-shirt
Presenting a promotional mug with a matching and complementary t-shirt has become an increasingly popular and fun way to enhance clients’ messages and underline their brand. Round necked t-shirts work best in this regard. They’re usually made of lighter cloth that can be rolled-up or scrunched. Thus enabling them to fit nicely inside a promotional mug.
Imagine your customers’ delight when they open up your mailing…

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Mugs at the double

So, you’ve left it late to get your promotional printed mugs? Don’t worry though, we can rush them to you ‘at the double’ in 3 to 5 days but, and herein lies the rub, speed of delivery depends largely on the nature of your artwork and the print method that will be required to produce it. Some print methods are entirely suitable for an express delivery service but some are quite definitely not. Let us explain further …
Screen print is ideal
If your design is composed of spot colours it will be suitable for screen print and if the colours…

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Finishing touches can make all the difference

Printed, branded, logo mugs remain one of the UK’s most popular promotional items. So to make your mug stand out from those of your competitors, it is worth considering some added value features, such as the following:
Handle flashes
Handle flashes are produced by a single brush stroke along the width of a handle. This hand finished touch adds a special character to the product and may be achieved using precious metals or colour. Decorative handle flashes add a touch of class and elegance to promotional mugs, whether they be earthenware, bone china or porcelain and ensure a distinctive look and…

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Ten alternative ways to use a promotional mug

A mug is a mug is a mug, right? Well, not if you become a little more creative …
Here’s 10 different ways to use a branded mug that have been reported to us by our some of our clients (in no particular order):
1. It seems that the most common use, other than as a drinking vessel, is as a desk tidy. Mugs can be found in most offices, sitting on folks’ desks, acting as a perfect storage unit for all manner of items such as pens, pencils, paper clips, etc.
2. Next in line is the use of a promotional…

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70% of Marketers use Promotional Tools for Brand Awareness

In the view of marketers, a quality promotional product that is memorable is the key to campaign success.
Where are promotional products used?
There are several ways in which promotional items are used and they are as follows:
Brand awareness – 74%
Exhibitions, seminars or conferences – 59%
Direct mail campaign – 19%
Incentive programmes – 15%
Recognition programmes – 9%
Such a wide spread of usage shows just how flexible are promotional products, coming as they do in a massive range of guises and in a range of prices to suit most budgets.
What creates a successful product?
When marketers were asked what aspects of a promotional product…

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Colour Match Mugs can add a new dimension to your campaign

Promotional Colour Match mugs allow you to specifically colour-code your branded mugs to your corporate identity.
Free yourself from stock colours
Promotional mugs come in a wide range of standardised coloured glazes – white and black, of course, and then grey, yellow, racing green, light blue, reflex blue, midnight blue, ivory, cranberry, orange, and purple, for example. This is all very well if your company colour is a match for any of these stock glazes but what if your corporate identity relies heavily upon the recognition of a specific pantone colour?
Well, now you don’t have to limit yourself to just the…

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