April 15, 2016

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Earth Day

Be prepared for Earth Day this April 22nd, with custom tees for your crew! Since 1970 Earth Day has been an opportunity to get out and raise awareness for environmental causes. There are tons of awesome events happening in the Capital Region to celebrate the planet and give back to the community. Whether you participate with your friends, family, coworkers or teammates, contribute in style with matching tees or hoodies! Here at Downtown Printwear in Schenectady, we'll be working on our own Earth Day projects, and we'd love to help you with yours by printing up fun gear so you can celebrate Earth Day like pros!
February 17, 2016

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It's basketball season!

Stop in to check out some of the great new items rolling out this season. Uniform sets, practice pinnies, performance wear and more- now is the time to outfit your team in some fresh gear! Players and fans alike will love these new styles, look great on the court or in the bleachers with Downtown Custom Printwear in Schenectady, NY.
February 02, 2016

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Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is only two weeks away, but there's still time to order some great custom gear! Say thanks to your employees and your clients with fun Valentine's Day giveaways- mug sets, candy jars, hats n' scarves: everyone loves presents! Make your crew feel special this holiday season with custom gifts and apparel made right here on Albany St. in Schenectady.
January 20, 2016

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If you’re in the business of promotional products, you know the impact they can have on an organization’s marketing efforts.  But do you know these fun facts about promotional products?

  1. Eight in 10 consumers own between one and 10 promotional products.
  2. Fifty-three percent of these people use a promotional product at least once a week.
  3. Six in 10 of them keep promotional products for up to two years.
  4. Only one in five people will trash an unwanted promotional product.
  5. Before receiving a promotional product, 55 percent of people had done business with the advertiser.  After receiving a promotional product, 85 percent of people did business with the advertiser.
  6. With nearly six thousand impressions, bags generate more impressions than any other promotional product in the U.S.
  7. Thirty-one percent of U.S. consumers own a promotional bag.
  8. At one-tenth of a cent, bags tie with writing instruments for the lowest cost per impression of any promotional product in the U.S.
  9. The first known promotional products – commemorative buttons – trace back to 1789 when George Washington was elected president.
  10. Fifty-three percent of the time, promotional products create a more favorable impression of the advertiser.
  11. Forty-eight percent of consumers would like to receive promotional products more often.
  12. Consumers hang on to promotional products for an average of 6.6 months.
  13. Sixty-nine percent of consumers would pick up a promotional product if they deemed it useful.
  14. Sixty-three percent of consumers pass along the promotional products they no longer wish to keep.
  15. Eighty-nine percent of consumers can recall the advertiser of a promotional product they’d received in the last two years.
  16. Ninety-one percent of consumers have at least one promotional product in their kitchen, 74 percent have at least one in their workspace, 55 percent have at least one in their bedroom.
  17. Seventy-seven percent of consumers say a promotional product’s usefulness is the number-one reason to keep it, with health and safety products, computer products and writing instruments ranked as the most useful.
  18. The top five buyers of promotional products are clients in education, finance, not-for-profit, healthcare, and construction.
  19. Wearables are the top product category, followed by writing instruments, bags, calendars and drinkware.
  20. The first promotional product tradeshow was held in 1914 – there were 32 exhibitors.
  21. Women are more likely to have bags, writing instruments and calendars, whereas men are more likely to own shirts and caps.
  22. Ownership of logoed outerwear is highest in the Midwest, with 15 percent of people owning an item.
  23. Logoed mugs in particular are more effective advertising than radio and television spots; 57 percent of people were able to recall the advertiser on a mug, versus 32 percent of radio and 28 percent of T.V.
  24. Adding a promotional product to the media mix increases the effectiveness of other media by up to 44 percent.
  25. Promotional products draw as many as 500 percent more referrals from satisfied customers than an appeal letter alone.


Reposted from Sage Promotions

January 12, 2016

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Heres to 2016!

Here at Downtown Custom Printwear, we'd like to extend our best wishes for the New Year to our great customers! All of us on staff had the opportunity to enjoy an awesome vacation but we're excited to be back in action and gearing up for a great spring season. We offer excellent rates on advance so orders, so now is a perfect time to start planning for spring sports and events. Looking to spruce up your existing logo for new booster gear? Stop in to view some of our stock designs, or work with our design team to make your vision a reality!
November 09, 2015

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Don't get caught in the rain!

With all the wet weather we've had over the last few weeks, it could be a good time to order custom  umbrellas! We offer top quality umbrellas printed with your team or business logo- beat the rain and the competition in style. Pick up a golf umbrella perfect for staying dry on the sidelines, or choose a compact style to keep in a briefcase or purse: either way, we've got you covered!
September 21, 2015

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Hoodie Season!

Temperatures are dropping: order custom hoodies for your team or organization now and be ready for the fall season. Be prepared for fall football games and school picnics with zip-up or pullover styles. We’re even rolling out new options with fleece lining, interchangeable laces, and specialty media pockets. Embroidered names or player numbers make a great extra touch!
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