Paper, Packaging & Printing

Our Fave 5 Promotional Products of the Week: Lagavulin Whiskey, George Costanza and More
March 11, 2020 at 11:35 am

Is anyone else's circadian rhythm completely thrown off by the time change? We love the extra hour of evening sunlight, but the dark mornings are rough. Thankfully, we have promotional products of all kinds to put some pep in our steps. Here are five that caught our eyes this last week. You might even say they were our Fave 5!...

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: Public Transit Stress Relievers and More
January 29, 2020 at 1:02 pm

The biggest day in advertising is right around the corner. That's right—Super Bowl Sunday. It's basically the Super Bowl of advertising! For those of us who keep our eyes out for solid promotional items, we don't have to wait for one year to celebrate clever advertising. We get to do it every week! This week's edition includes public transit stress balls, fan bobbleheads and Chinese New Year packaging...

Planters Honors Mr. Peanut's 'Death' With Commemorative Pin and Product Packaging
January 24, 2020 at 11:51 am

We had already found ourselves pretty pumped about Super Bowl LIV thanks to wondering if the Kansas City Chiefs will end their 50-year title drought or if the San Francisco 49ers will become the third franchise to win the Lombardi Trophy six times. Planters, though, will be shelling out big bucks next Sunday to advertise…

Donald Glover and His Creative Team Designed Merch for an Andrew Yang Pop-Up Store, Apparently
January 8, 2020 at 1:08 pm

While he is still finding it difficult to steal attention from other seekers of the Democratic presidential nomination, Andrew Yang has amassed a loyal group of followers, including Donald Glover. The actor/comedian/writer/musician made his allegiance to Yang quite apparent last month, loaning out his creative team to help design merch at a Yang Campaign pop-up store...

These T-shirts Are Printed With Scented Ink to Smell Like Bacon, Motor Oil and More
December 18, 2019 at 1:22 pm

There’s no denying how good bacon smells. And now, this online retailer is selling T-shirts scented like bacon (and a whole bunch of other stuff), so you can go around all day smelling like your favorite breakfast food. Call us crazy, but this is a sweet, or maybe savory, idea. The shirts are printed with a "scent-infused gel application" to...

AB InBev Is Using Direct Object Printing to Imprint Label Designs Directly on Beer Bottles
December 11, 2019 at 12:11 pm

AB InBev is testing direct object printing to imprint labels directly on glass bottles. The new "tattooed" labels are for Beck’s Artist Series, a collaboration between AB InBev’s Global Innovation and Technology Center and six up-and-coming artists. The limited run features nine total designs and 200,000 bottles for U.K. release, showcasing the printing tech...

FLEXcon's Jodi Sawyer on Micro-Brands, a Big Print and Promo Sales Opportunity
November 20, 2019 at 11:47 am

Micro-brands present a potentially huge sales opportunity for distributors, and FLEXcon's Jodi Sawyer joined the show to explain what they are, where to find them and how to get your foot in the door. Plus, Sean and Brendan recap PRINTING United and discuss PETA's eye-catching holiday sweater, Dunkin's hit holiday merch and more...

Gemini Industries Acquires TKCups-Sorg's
November 8, 2019 at 9:57 am

Gemini Industries, Roxana, Ill., announced that it has acquired TKCups-Sorg's, a supplier of custom printed napkins, plates, coffee sleeves, coasters, cups and more. Founded in 1996, TKCups-Sorg's has specialized in both paper and plastic food service products, and has introduced environmentally-friendly product lines. Through the acquisition, Gemini will expand its promotional product offering with a…