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How to Create Custom Products with Vinyl Labels and Other Custom Tags

Updated on July 8, 2015
Vinyl Labels
Vinyl Labels

Every year, people find themselves scampering to create customized items for giveaways and gifts during special events. Whether the event is a family oriented one, or a company affair, the need for customized giveaways is high and people find themselves contacting companies who specialize in promotional items for these. What they may not be aware of is that you can actually create such items yourself and at a fraction of the cost.

How can you create custom products for these without incurring the high costs of such products? It is rather easy, actually. What you pay for when you order such items from a promotional product manufacturing company is the item, the customization, and the shipping. If you order items like mugs, bags, and other bulky products, you can be sure that shipping costs will be rather high.

For you to cut costs, and still get the kind of customized items that you can be proud of giving out to friends, family, customers, or whoever will be getting these, you need to think out of the box. You can create your own custom giveaways in a few simple ways, and here are some ideas you can use.

Customized Metal Tumbler
Customized Metal Tumbler

Ideas for Customized Giveaways and Gifts

Whether the items you are customizing are for a wedding, a birthday, an anniversary, a company launching, a company sports event, or even a school fund raiser, you will notice that having the item come from a company that creates custom products comes at a high cost. By taking on this challenge yourself, and creating such custom items yourself, you not only cut costs, but you can actually be more creative than these companies. All you need to do this are tags that are printed with the information you want (be it your company’s event name and logo, the name of the bride and groom with the date of the wedding, or any other copy you want to have these items to have) and the items that are to be customized.

Weddings – have a metal nametag printed with the couple’s name and the date of their wedding, then attach these to any item that you find being sold at cheap bulk prices. Good examples of such items that can be used for this include wooden jewelry cases, paperweights, pencil cases, metal business card holders, and refrigerator magnets. You can even have the couple’s pictures printed on metal via photosensitizing (metalphoto) and you can attach these to keychains as giveaways as well.

Company and School Events – for these events, items like mugs, tumblers, school supplies like rulers and pen cases, bags, and baseball caps can be customized with the use of custom tags. For mugs and tumblers, vinyl labels are your best bet. You can attach these to glass tumblers, leather bound planners, desk calendars, ceramic mugs, and many more. These can carry your company’s name and logo, the event name, and other information you want on these. You can also use metal nameplates on some of the items, like the leather planners, bags, and caps, and have these attached with the use of rivets.

Birthdays, baptisms, and anniversaries – these events call for more personal items and rather adorable mementos. You can choose to have candy canisters, picture frames, and other similar items personalized with the use of labels or tags that carry the celebrant’s name and the date of the event on it. You can then buy the generic giveaways in bulk online (which is often cheaper than buying them already customized), and order the tags online as well, then attach these custom tags onto the items. Voila! You now have one-of-a-kind giveaways for your special events.

Customized USB Flash Drive
Customized USB Flash Drive

Other Uses of Self-Customized Custom Made Products

This idea is not just for those who are thnking of saving money for their events, but also for those who want to give out items to customers, clients, and friends for brand promotion. Promotional products that are handed out during trade shows and other similar happenings can also be made this way, and all you need is to find a budget friendly item that people will want to use and a company that can make your tags for you.

You can have vinyl labels or metal tags made ahead of time for any sudden events your business may find itself joining on the fly. For example, if you get asked to occupy a booth at the local county fair or are asked to join a job fair and you do not have giveaways for these, you can simply buy generic tumblers, pens, or baseball caps at a nearby store and attach your ready-made stickers or tags on these. You now have instant giveaways that can help with company promotions and brand awareness.

Your imagination (and your budget) is your only limit when it comes to these items. You simply need to find a site that can customize your tags for you ahead of time, and another site that sells wholesale items that you can easily personalize with the use of these labels, stickers, or metal tags. This also gets rid of the problems that your company may have when it comes to having giveaways available anytime and for any event.


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