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Branded products catalogue – how important?

After 50 years, Argos announced that the iconic ‘catalogue of dreams’ is to cease publication. In future, products can be found on-line or in store and browsing an Argos paper catalogue at leisure is no more. The end of a much-loved retail phenomenon.At Something Different we still produce and send out hundreds of catalogues even though we too have a superb on-line catalogue. Indeed, our on line offer is over 10 times bigger than the traditional catalogue. So why...

Embroidered polo shirts

The embroidered polo shirt has become a very important and popular item in a vast range of branded promotional clothing. Branded polo shirts have many uses, including;Workwear with a company logo Exhibition or event clothing Staff uniform New product launches Fund raising and charity events Sportswear School uniform Student team clothing Promotional giveawaysThere are many options for polo shirts; colours; sizes; mens, ladies, or childrens fit; short or long sleeves; with contrast trim and of course various materials. Which...

Covid ‘care packs’ to be sent to most vulnerable residents

When Wolverhampton City Council decided to give away Covid care packs including a top quality re-usable face mask they asked Something Different for urgent assistance.The covering is discreetly printed with the word Project Relight and the initial run of 6,000 masks were turned around in 4 days.The campaign has been a great success and other Councils and similar organisations have now placed orders for the same mask which is available in 6 colours.We were delighted to be part of...

Autograph Promotions

Autograph Promotions joins with Something Different

Having built a company that has forged long term relationships based on committed service, when the time comes to take life easier it feels important that customers and suppliers are not abandoned.In the world of branded promotional products when placing a repeat order with a totally new supplier it can prove expensive to re-source and originate artwork all over again, as well as getting an unfamiliar supplier up to speed with brand guidelines and customer needs.The Leeds-based company –...

Branded promotional notebooks

It seems ironic that the 21st Century was meant to be the era of the paperless office and with everything on line, and yet the branded promo notebook is becoming more popular every year.The sheer variety of sizes, materials and special features combined with many branding techniques make personalised notebooks an ideal vehicle for company branding.The range of sizes means that there is a printed notebook for every budget and also corporate notebooks, as well as being a much-valued...

Corporate branded polo shirts

The personalised polo shirt has become the most popular garment in the promotional workwear catalogue.  Types of printed polo shirt Polo shirts are very versatile and come in many versions and colours.  There are printed polo shirts, embroidered polo shirts, long-sleeved polo shirts, ladies polo shirts, childrens polo shirts, and multi coloured polo shirts.  The major brands all feature a wide range of styles, materials and colours.  Brand names include, Fruit of the Loom polo shirts, Gildan polo shirts, Kustom Kit...

Love Food Hate Waste

Love Food Hate Waste branded products

Love Food Hate Waste is part of WRAP, a registered charity dedicated to raising awareness of food waste and also helping people to take action.The Something Different campaign merchandise is designed to help consumers plan meals, buy accurately, measure food portions and not forget unused food or leftovers.Merchandise can be printed with the Love Food Hate Waste logo alone, or combined with another logo or message, or even without the Love Food Hate Waste logo.  Our range of Love...

Covid 19 – branded promotional products to make life easier

Although our usual range of promotional merchandise covers thousands of well-known branded items, right now we need to consider giveaways with a specific Covid relevance.The personalised products that we can offer have the following uses;Delivering and reinforcing health messages – typical products are branded pens, fridge magnets and personalised clothing. Hygiene and health products. These include customised hand sanitisers, face masks, wipes, gloves, thermometers and disposables. Hand sanitisers.  There are various sizes which can be either branded or...

Promotional Bags

Branded promotional bags

In recent years bags of all types have become very important and now sell in very large numbers. There are several reasons for this; they are a genuinely practical item; the branding area is large; there are many sizes and styles available and finally an increasingly wide variety of materials.When choosing a bag it is important to address the following questions;What is the budget? Who is the recipient likely to be? What style of bag is required? Is...

The difference between Pantone, CMYK and RGB colour references

The difference between Pantone, CMYK and RGB colour references

What is the basic difference between Pantone and CMYK colour?The simplest explanation is that Pantone is a spot colour system and CMYK is a process printing system. The Pantone Matching System (PMS), Pantone spot colours are solid inks, each assigned a unique number, that look the same no matter who prints them – which is what makes spot colour critical for corporate identities and brand imagesCMYK colours, on the other hand, are created (processed) on the printing press by mixing...