Thus far in our recaps of the ASI Orlando Trade Show, we've reviewed new items in apparel and technology. This last post will be a bit disorganized. Let's just call it... everything else!
In drinkware, many vendors have expanded their capabilities in full color decoration. I'm a big fan of these Tritan plastic and stainless steel water bottles and thermoses. They're double-walled to keep your beverage hot or cold longer, and fitted sleeves (composed of neoprene or leatherette) keep your hands comfortable and dry. The imprint opportunities here are great too. Catalog pricing on the water bottles shown above includes a spot color imprint on the upper bottle and a four color process wrap design on the sleeve.
On the stainless steel tumblers with leatherette sleeve, pricing includes a spot color imprint on the stainless bottle and a deboss in one location.
Tervis is another supplier doing great things with decoration. Their American-made double-walled tumblers have been popular since 1946, and many people would quickly recognize their clear tumblers decorated with an embroidered patch insert. Check out what they're doing with graphic decals these days. I love that UPS cup in particular.
I thought this 4-in-1 kitchen gadget was pretty handy. Use it as a slotted spoon, spatula, knife or spoon.
Branded spiral bound journals are not a "new" item, but a creative design is always worth sharing. We love how American Airlines used a custom insert page to accentuate the journal's die-cut cover.
Have you seen seeded paper before? We love to use it for invitations, holiday cards, stationary, business cards, direct mail... you name it! Here's something new for 2012- seeded paper confetti. These would make fabulous party favors or table accents.
They call this item a Tee Shaker. When I saw the display and product name from afar, I half expected a T-shirt to be inside. I mean, crazier things have been done! Of course, the name refers to a more sensibly sized golf tee. Before teeing off at a new hole, just flip the canister upside down and pluck off a tee. The extra tees will fall back inside when you turn it right-side up. Get creative with a four color process imprint. How adorable is the little Morton Salt piece?
Another excellent full color product for golf tournaments is this custom umbrella. Few other products can offer you such a big imprint area in a compact and functional piece.
And finally, we have the Drop Stopper, a neat little flexible disc designed to save your table tops from burgundy drips. A truly successful product has outstanding design, is easy to use and actually solves a problem. The Drop Stopper satisfies all three criteria. Think of it for your next gala or wine event. It too, like so many other items in this post, is printed in full color.
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