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How to Select a Promotional Tumbler


They are so many tumblers to choose from it can be very overwhelming. Particularly, if you are looking for something new or different than you previously used. It really all comes down to what is important to your audience.

In other words, if you will be giving away or selling the tumblers to a group of environmentalist you want tumblers that have as little impact on the environment as possible. For health conscious guests, BPA free is a first good step. There is no point in going for the cheap tumbler that will not be used and appreciated by your audience. After all, the idea behind promotional products is giving a good impression that will keep “impressing” your guests and others who will see your logo or slogan printed on the tumblers.

Here are a few things to consider:

Your budget: As with any promotion, you need to stay as close to your budget as possible. The item you select should meet your needs and at the same time not send you to the advertising poorhouse. At times, due to budget limits, selecting a different item than originally wanted may be the way to go. There are many ways to get similar results from very different promotional items.hotel tumbler

Tumbler size: Larger is not always better or even more expensive. If these will be for children, 24 oz tumbler is not going to work. If they will be used by runners, shape and portability is extremely important. Consider well your target market.

Lid: Lids are great and can add to usability but not always necessary and worth the cost. In situation where the tumblers are more of the disposable kind, a lid may be overkill. An example would be a stadium event. For kids, a lid is usually a must.

Color: The color of your logo is an important part in deciding what color tumbler you will be selecting. You would not want your logo to blend in to the color of the tumbler. You may also consider matching your business colors or that of the guest/group you are giving or selling the tumblers to. Also, are the tumblers translucent or opaque?

Material: Tumblers can come in many types of materials and material blends. The most common being acrylic, polypropylene, stainless steel and even glass.

Single or double wall: Single wall tumblers are the basic tumblers than you may see at a football game. They tend to be made of thinner material and used very few times before being discarded. Double wall tumblers tend to be much more durable and will keep their content colder or hotter longer. They will also be much easier to hold as they tend to be less pliable. These tumblers will tend to last much longer the single wall tumblers.

Grip band: Some tumblers come with a grip band which will make holding the tumbler easier and will prevent the cold or heat form coming through to your hand.

Printing method: There are a great variety of priting methids available. depending on your logo requirement such as how many colors will be printed and the tumblers usage, some method can give you much better results tan others. Common printing methods may include screen printing, pad printing, deboss

Quantity needed: How many tumblers you order can have a great impact on your final price. The more you order the lower the price per item.  In some situations it can cheaper to order very little more and end up paying less. In other words, it may be cheaper to buy 278 tumblers than 250. That could be due to lot prices which often dictate price break points. Also, with bigger orders many fees are often waived such as set up fees, design fees, proof fees and more.

Washing: Are the tumblers dishwasher safe or do they need to be hand washed?
The environment and health: Are the tumblers made from recycled materials. Are they recyclable? Are they BPA free?

Compliance: In some states, they are certain rules that need to be met before an item can be bought or sold. Do your tumblers comply with all the rules? You certainly would not want to have to deal with a recall or worse.

They are likely many more features to consider, so please ask us. Once you decide on which tumbler(s) you are likely to order, we will be happy to get you samples to look at.

Be well.

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