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What the Heck Is Dye Migration, Anyway? Screenprinting on Polyester: Questions and Answers
April 11, 2019 at 11:27 am

In today's promotional product space, shirts constructed entirely of polyester or polyester blends are becoming more and more popular because of their softness. Why does it cost more to print on garments with polyester or rayon in them? The answer is that, when decorating garments consisting of polyester, the screenprint process requires a few tweaks due to an effect that can occur called "dye migration"...

Market Watch: Distributors Discuss Selling to Six Top Promo Products Verticals
April 11, 2019 at 2:10 pm

Let’s play a game where you’re a new distributor who has never sold a promotional product in your life. This is likely untrue if you’re reading this story, but stick with us for the sake of the thought exercise. You’re brand new to the industry, and you’re at a point where multiple trails begin in…

Pro Towels Increases Rally Towel Capacity for Playoff Season
April 11, 2019 at 10:36 am

The Pittsburgh-based Pro Towels family of companies, including Pro Towels, Kanata Blanket Company, Superior and Neet Feet, announced that it has increased its overall rally towel capacity by 20 percent. The expansion and investment were coordinated in preparation for the upcoming need for rally towels that are frequently used during playoff season in NBA, MLB…

The Best Promotional Products From the Enormous Merch Store at The Masters
April 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

At this time of year, there is no going wrong when it comes to being hooked on sports, as baseball, hockey, basketball and golf give us many occasions to celebrate amazing feats. With respect to the last member of that quartet, end-users can also make great use of related merchandise, and no event provides a…

Marc Jacobs' Wedding Swag: Embroidered Sweatshirts and Vape Pens
April 10, 2019 at 1:38 pm

Weddings, or any events for that matter, are different in 2019. There's no longer just one person taking pictures. The music is probably different. And at some weddings, the gifts for attendees are things like vape pens and personalized hoodies. That last one is at least true for Marc Jacobs and his now-husband Charly Defrancesco.…

NHL Playoff Teams Gear Up for Postseason With Sweet Swag Giveaways
April 9, 2019 at 1:49 pm

After six months of riveting regular season action, the NHL is preparing for the best time of the year—namely, the two-month quest to lift Lord Stanley’s Cup. It's time for the playoffs, folks! Sixteen teams are vying for the coveted proof of undeniable determination and might, and many clubs are heightening their fan bases’ fascination…

BIC Graphic North America Enters Exclusive Supplier Partnership With Peerless Umbrella
April 9, 2019 at 1:41 pm

BIC Graphic North America, Clearwater, Fla., announced a new partnership agreement with Peerless Umbrella. Peerless is a leader in umbrella technology and the largest umbrella company in the promotional products industry. They are well-recognized and have earned the honor of Distributor Choice Best Umbrella Company by their customers for 13 years in a row. "We…