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Ad Specialty Products is the premier internet provider for the perfect promotional products and customized screen printed apparel to enhance your marketing campaigns. Our clients understand the value our marketing products experience because of our unrivaled combo of product pricing, selection, and outstanding customer service.
With experience of over TWO DECADES as in industry insider, we have the distinct knowledge of how to go beyond your advertising specialty items expectations. Our top selling offerings include drinkware such as mugs, tumblers, cups, imprinted towels, customized logo pens, and screen printed/embroidered t-shirts and other clothing. As you peruse our website, you will most likely take note that we sell, in some cases, tens of thousands of the most trendy of each of these categories.
In terms of customized pens, we have every brand and style of imprinted or engraved pen in the corporate gifts industry, including the very popular stylus combination pens. Writing instrument companies that we offer include but are certainly not limited to:
Quill Logo Pens- beautiful middle to higher end gift promotional pens with a patented slanted photo dome design that showcases your full color company logo, even while the writing instrument is secured via the clip in your pocket. A great many of Quill's lovely corporate logo pens are also customizable with laser logo etching or customized personalization, which further illustrates these customized metal gift pens as a great choice for an award. The Promotional Products Company is an official retailer of Quill corporate gift slant top logo pens and customized desk sets, and we would love to assist with your Quill pen purchase. Whether you enjoy a smooth twist mechanism ballpoint pen with a medium tip refill, or something more luxurious such as a fountain pen or rollerball, you absolutely cannot go wrong with Quill pens.
If you are looking for luxurious pens with a photo dome on top but don't need a slant top, we also have a few pens that have a full color logo on top for a slightly lower price. Like Quill, these pens are also available with a gift box and are also very nice, but are considered a lower end item because they don't carry Quill's prestigious brand name or slant top. We do, however, still sell a lot of the normal photodome pens to clients like school gift shops and military contractors.
Waterman company logo pens- when corporate gift buyers and purchasing agents think about high end custom gift pens, Waterman Paris is among of the first to be discussed, for very good reason. We carry the Waterman Carene, the Waterman Exception, the Waterman Expert, the Waterman Perspective, and let's not forget the Waterman Hemisphere. We constantly update our Waterman products to offer the most timely and hottest items. Do you require some Waterman writing instruments customized with your customer's logo or engraved name? This is a very common request. These pens feel and look luxurious, because they are painstakingly built with the best components and finishes. Waterman prides themselves on the writing experience.
Company logo Parker Pens- For decades Parker has controlled the high end market when it comes to cutting edge style and quality. If Cross is known for being synonymous with classic, then Parker is could be considered Waterman's artistic, stylish cousin. Parker's product line is comprised of the Sonnet, Premier, Jotter, IM, and Urban pens. Within these lines, you will many times find fountain and rollerball variations as well as a ton of textures and finishes. Like Waterman, Parker continuously holds their company to the most stringent standards of product excellence. These Parker pens can be ordered custom imprinted with etched personalization or laser engraved logos.
Bic Pens- Sometimes you need a writing instrument that is cheap enough to buy in the tens of thousands of quantity, but you also want something that is going to write when you give it to your potential client to sign paperwork. Among the most trustworthy low cost pens of all time is the Bic Stic, and it's available in more variations than we can list.
As an office manager or purchasing agent, you probably know that Bic has branched out to other high quality promos. We carry the full line of Bic stationary products, once again completely customizable with your logo.
We pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of trendy promotional items, so we are going to shift gears for a second. There is a promo item fad that is taking the industry by absolute storm right now, and it's called the fidget toy. Most of the fidget toys that you've probably seen are the spinners, but we carry chain fidget toys, puzzles, and even the super cool cube fidget toy. If your heart is set on the spinning kind, we have the bat shape, the ninja star shape, the patriotic spinner, the light up spinners, and the metal spinner, just to name a few.
Our trendy promo expertise reaches out among multiple categories, and we think you will notice that when you see that we have the hottest new tote and cooler bag styles, custom charm bracelets, and drinkware such as the color changing logo reveal mugs that, well, you're pretty much not going to see elsewhere.
American made advertising specialties are near and dear to us, so you will, on more than a couple occasions, see us feature American and USA made promos. These are as nice if not nicer than their overseas counterparts, for a competitive price. We urge you to buy American, that's why we're featuring these specific items.
The types of writing instruments that we carry include ballpoint pens, rollerball pens, stylus pens (both plastic and metal), cap-off pens, twist mechanism pens, and plunger click style pens. Our multi function pens are a huge hit as a gift, because they come with cool features such as LED lights, laser pointers, and other cool functions based on the model you choose. Many of our writing instruments are available with at least one area of imprint, and can be imprinted in additional colors or locations for an additional fee. Most companies prefer imprinting on the barrel of the pen, but we have some pens that allow clip imprinting, or that have a domed top where the logo would go. This allows for the logo to be seen even when the pen is protruding from your pocket.
We also carry hundreds of lesser known name brand custom logo pens that carry the quality of the more expensive brands without the price tag. We are authorized suppliers of Logomark (Bettoni and a full line of other plastic, metal, and multi function promotional pens, Hub Pen, Ultra Penworks, Pencoa, Supermatic, Prime Line, Lanco Promotional Products, Jetline, GoldStar, Leed's, and Bulletline just to name a handful of industry superstars. These top ranked suppliers also supply a large number of our standard promotional products offerings.
As we are based in FL (but ship all over the USA), we enjoy what we lovingly refer to as an endless summer. Our beach towel, beach ball, and customized sandal sales almost never slow down. We offer custom flip flops printed with your company logo, and some of them even offer the option of having a cut out so your logo is pressed into the sand as your client walks down a beach. Some of our custom printed sandals are offer printing onto the body of the sandal, while the other models offer customized straps. Not only are custom logo sandals a good idea for conventions, but they are also among the best idea for colleges to hand out to incoming freshmen. A good pair of flip flops is often the only barrier between dirty college dorm showers and the student's foot, so customized sandals are a thoughtful gift for new students, and they make fairly long lasting promotional products for your business.
How could we mention summer without calling attention to our extensive selection of koozies, drink coolers, 6 pack coolers, and hard and soft sided customized can and bottle coolers? While you're sipping on your favorite beverage, wouldn't it be great to toss around a frisbee or flyer with your custom company logo? We carry all types of outdoor toss around items, including foldable flyers, mini flyers, and even pet safe outdoor toys.
Did we catch your attention when we call to mind your lovely pet cat, dog, rabbit, or mountain lion? We hope so, because pets are not left out when it comes to promotions. Wouldn't it be cool to use customized dog bowls or dog leashes as your next trade show giveaway? We can make it happen.
Looking for an advertising specialty item that will naturally attract new customers at the next trade show, convention, or business expo? Year after year, one of the most popular promotional items for trade shows is magnets. That's right- custom printed magnets. We have calendar magnets, sports schedule magnets for every major pro league, and even picture frame magnets where you can remove the center so that you can use the magnet as a frame for your favorite refrigerator photo.
Perhaps while you are at the fridge admiring your family photos, you become a bit thirsty, and you are not quite the type of person who drinks directly out of the jug of orange juice. You need something into which you will pour your favorite beverage, and of course you want your logo to be on the item because you are proud of the business that you have built.
The types of clients that we serve are as varied as our line of promotional products. We regularly provide advertising specialties to the agriculture industry (how about coffee mugs made from recycled corn?), the automotive industry (custom printed or engraved tire gauge and tire tote bags), financial institutions (pens, custom printed post its), hotels and resorts (top quality customized beach towels, golf towels, robes, and spa slippers), nonprofit organizations (t-shirts, commemorative cups), the restaurant and bar industry (custom work apparel, custom shot glasses/pint glasses, customized matchbooks, coasters etc.), travel agencies (airplane shaped items and items with clouds printed), real estate (signage, house shaped keychains), the insurance industry (custom preloaded flash drives, pens, notebooks, folders), funeral homes (pens, customized note pads), contractors (customized tape measures and tape measure keychains, contractor calendars), and even barber shops!
The healthcare industry is consistently one of the top purchasers of promo items. We provide one of the largest selections of pill boxes in the world, all available with your logo. Chip clips, magnets, mouse pads, and stress balls are also very popular with the healthcare segment.
We deal with many different types of companies, and see new trends in promotional products ordering every year. Some of our clients, due to the nature of their businesses, work at night. These clients include call centers, cleaning companies, security companies, and more. The safety of their workers is imperative to these firms, and it is with great pleasure that we offer these clients a full line of personal protective items customized with their company logo. Our favorite NEW personal protective item is the Guardian Angel keychain, a plastic piece shaped like wings that quickly fits over one's hand to deliver non lethal (but incredibly effective) striking force to an attacker. While we hope that these would never have to be put into action, we like knowing that our products can help those in need during a dire situation. We print these items with a one color logo, and the imprint area is substantial, especially when compared with the imprint areas of other keychains in the industry. We also offer custom logo stun guns and pepper spray, available to be shipped only where local laws allow.
High schools, colleges and universities call on us regularly because of our uncanny ability to provide unique promotional products at obscenely low prices. We've had calls for simple things like custom logo drawstring backpacks, of which we have the largest variety, all the way to fun and zany giveaways like cowbells for their local booster club.
Eco friendly promotional items used to be reserved for high end purchasing departments due to their high cost, but in recent years, lowered production costs and raw material costs combined with mass production due to high demand have made nearly all eco friendly items available to the entire market. Some of the favorites here at Ad Specialty Products include those promotional products made from corn plastic-- pens, mugs, and more-- because they are almost (and in some cases completely) composed entirely of plastic made from recycled corn.
These days, in some cities they make entire jogging tracks out of recycled tires and water bottles. We are not far behind those guys, as we offer pens made from recycled water bottles, customized clothing made from recycled water bottles, and a variety of products made from recycled tires. Looking for jar openers? Why not order some customized jar openers made from recycled tires? Another fan favorite is the recycled tire pencil, imprinted with your company name or logo.
It's a fact that these days, many of us spend more time at work than we do at home. It's another fact that we do everything that we can to make that time easier on you, and one of the ways that we can succeed in this endeavor is by providing top quality tech promotional products. After all, you spend the vast amount of your time on some time of electronic device, whether it be a laptop computer, desktop, tablet, 2-in-1, etc.
Starting with the simplest of tech items, we provide the classic: MOUSEPADS! We sell promotional mousepads in every shape size and color, and have the ability to print them in everything from a single color screen to a full color digital print. Our mousepads come in a variety of materials, and some of them even offer wrist support, which is important to some of our promotional mousepad customers. Aside from mousepads, we sell plenty of cool looking custom imprinted mice for every type of device. Looking for wireless? We sell those. We also provide another type of desktop support while you are busy on your computer: wire organizers. Wire organizers look great with your promotional logo and really help to keep your desktop from getting cluttered.
Organization is the cornerstone of every successful business. The organization of your home helps you to prioritize and keep everyone in the family happy. The organization of your desk helps you to work productively, and the organization of your time at work helps you to complete important project on time and make it to appointments and meetings. It's no wonder that our custom printed dated products, such as planners, custom wall calendars, custom desk calendars (also called construction calendars or blotters) are a huge seller. We carry planners in every shape, size, and material.
Ten or so years ago, you would get all kinds of looks when you pulled a flash drive off your keychain to show a coworker an important document. These days, it's almost impossible for office workers to NOT utilize flash drives. We have flash or thumb drives custom imprinted with your company logo. We also carry the largest selection of shapes and the highest quality memory. Looking for customized flash drives that look like a bar of gold? Ad Specialty Products sells those, and they make fantastic promotional products. Want a flash drive that looks like a wine bottle or wine cork? You bet we have those, and they make a great gift for the wine industry. Nearly all of our custom logo flash drives are available to arrive at your door PRE LOADED with your documents or presentation. That's a real time saver that our customers appreciate. Just think about it, being able to hand a potential client your full price list on a flash drive, or to be able to leave the client with their own copy of your powerpoint presentation to review later in case they have any questions. A custom thumb drive shows that you are a professional, but a pre loaded custom thumb drive shows that you are a PREPARED professional.
If you've made it this far reading this article, we can officially confirm that you are a die hard promotional products fan, and that you are perhaps still here wondering why we haven't, to any serious degree, touched upon our number one seller year after year. Our number one seller in the promotional industry year after year is as diverse as the logos and imprint methods with which we have the great fortune to apply to your products. We're speaking of the apparel and accessories category, and it finishes atop the list every year for thousands of promotional item salespeople.
We sell literally every type of apparel item and accessory imaginable, often with a choice of imprint methods. We carry polo shirts, golf shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, tank tops, and more, all embroidered or screen printed with your company logo. If you are looking for polo/golf shirts for your next convention to make your employees look extra sharp, you can choose from our selection of Bodek and Rhodes (UltraClub), Nike, Adidas, Ogio, Devon & Jones just to name a few. Once you've chosen your desired polo or button-down, you get to choose how and where you would like your garments imprinted. Normally, for higher end shirts, customers choose embroidery. We have the ability to embroider on your promotional polos on the left chest, right chest, left or right arm, or back yoke. Some customers choose all of the above! We don't just sell polos, some customers, including restaurant and banquet customers, choose button down shirts or oxfords for their events. Many of these customized oxfords include advanced features such as wrinkle resistance and stain proofing or stain resistance. We sell all major brands of oxford, including the ever-popular Blue Generation.
If you are planning a charity 5k, manage a rock band, run an intramural sports team, or just plain have a pulse, chances are you've ordered custom screen printed t-shirts before. Custom t-shirts are consistently our number one promotional products (if you include wearables). The best selling t-shirt of all time is Gildan, because they hold their size and color better than most t-shirts, are consistent in their sizing, and most importantly, Gildan t-shirts screen print very nicely. We also carry Champion, Next Level Apparel, American Apparel, and more than a handful of other popular t-shirt brands. We don't sell blanks, as we are under contract with many of our suppliers to only sell finished, imprinted merchandise because of the CRAZY low pricing they give us on their products (which we pass on to you)
A lot of your local screen printers, if you've had the pleasure of dealing with any, will give you an eye roll or a flat refusal if you request t-shirts printed with the "distressed" look, order more than a 4 color print, or request metallics or specialty inks. We are prepared to accommodate all of your wholesale custom orders with a smile. If you are buying 300+ shirts, we can even offer them custom dyed to your company's desired PMS color! We call that "PMS matched t-shirts" or "custom dyed t-shirts to match PMS" color. There are only a handful of companies in the USA that offer custom dyed t-shirts, and even fewer that do it correctly. Some firms try to outsource their custom dyed t-shirts overseas, and then they end up calling us to re-order them done correctly in the USA. If you've had a bad experience like this before, give us a call and we will help you get on the right track with your PMS matched t-shirts project.
Remember how we mentioned that we can do more than a 4 color print? It's true. To do this, we use either a DTG (direct to garment) or a process called sublimation. It is perfect to print a piece of artwork, a photo, or a logo that has many colors. If we were to do a custom imprinted t-shirt by DTG, the minimum is just one piece, but the shirt would cost $25-40. You would be surprised how many people order these singles, because they are not like the ones that come out at your local mall kiosk, they are absolutely flawless. Sublimation is used for everything from t-shirts to full color printed beach towels to even the occasional ceiling tile. Once again, when it's done in the USA by a reputable supplier, but if you choose to go overseas for your sublimated beach towels or t-shirts, well...all we can say is keep our phone number handy.
Custom embroidered headwear is a strong seller that we group into the apparel category because a lot of the warehouses where we get our super low prices on top quality shirts also sell hats. When we say custom embroidered hats, we're sure that strap back and snap back hats come to mind, but we offer so much more in terms of hat styles. Traditional baseball style caps come in hundreds of variations and materials. Our favorite is a nice unstructured denim or cotton cap with a strap and brass closure from Adams caps, embroidered with your corporate logo of course. Not your speed? How about a nice fitted cap, flat brim snapback, FlexFit, or UPF protection moisture wicking cap for when you are out on the course? We provide all of these embroidered with your logo.
As we're sure that you could have guessed, the most popular imprint method for hats and caps is embroidery. In some cases, and for certain logos, we offer our customers the option of doing a patch instead of standard embroidery. If you are purchasing a decent quantity of hats, the price isn't all that much different and we provide the best custom patches in the industry. Patches look great on wool, bamboo, cotton duck and "burlap look" baseball caps, custom logo straw cowboy hats, and, believe it or not, fedoras.
The construction and manufacturing industries are two of our top promotional products markets on a consistent basis. They purchase everything from the above mentioned hats, to apparel, to promo items, to office products. One of the biggest reasons that we receive so many orders from these businesses is that they run safety programs. We've done many different gift items for employees to promote a safe workplace, from mini LED lanterns, to custom screen printed safety green and safety orange t-shirts, to custom logo printed booklets and various other fun brightly colored items. It is an honor for Ad Specialty Products to be able to assist in such important programs that remind workers of workplace safety.
Anyone can sell promotional products these days. The reason why we have become one of the "big guys" in the business is because of our management's continued involvement in the day to day operation of our company. Regardless of what corporate gift or marketing items you seek, our owner is committed to providing top notch corporate gifts and unrivaled service for every single order. We often ask companies that do not currently deal with us to place a sample order, because more often than not, when our new clients experience the level of service that we provide, they become lifelong customers.
Because of our extensive experience in graphic design, clients for whom we develop top level promotional campaigns are now asking us to assist them with trade show signage, web design, website promotion such as search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM). We have applied clients branding strategies to full scale commercials so that everything is streamlined, and have set up our clients to show this video production in their trade show booth, which we also designed.
We've taken it as a natural progression that when clients are happy with our work, they tend to ask us to bring them up to speed in the digital world. After all, 90% of our clients originate online,so we must be doing something right.
Regardless of your specific need, our managers are ready to make your dreams a reality and your promotional event a success with our products. Contact us to discuss your promotional needs today, or order online!
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