2021 Corporate Gift Giving Supply Chain & Labor Issues: ORDER EARLY !

Oct 13

ORDER EARLY! The struggle is real. Like most industries, the decorated apparel and promotional product industries are struggling with deliveries. Whether it’s out of stock items, delayed shi...

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Promotional Product Ideas Beyond PPE for the Medical Industry

Sep 27

PPE has been an important staple the last couple years in medical environments. There are many other promotional product options beyond PPE for hospitals, and other medical professionals to pass out t...

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Your Product Decorating Questions Answered

Aug 24

You encounter promotional products every day. You hold them, wear them, and see them everywhere you go. Are you aware that every one of these products goes through an extensive design process, from ad...

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Sublimation Printing

Jan 29

One of the most popular trends in personalized products and apparel is dye sublimation or simply sublimation. Sublimation is another printing process used in the promotional product industry. It&rsquo...

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How JQ Designs Makes Your Logo Look Good

Aug 24, 2020

Being in the promotional product industry is a super fun, creative way to help businesses look their best, build brand awareness, and delight customers. Promotional products are not just for businesse...

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What Are The Best Promotional Products?

Jun 12, 2020

Who doesn't love to get a promotional gift? They come in all shapes and sizes—mugs, t-shirts, USB drives, hats, pens, and a multitude of chip clips. Clients love them, consumers collect them, an...

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The Power of Promotional Products

May 28, 2020

Hands down—proven over and over—is the power of promotional products over other any form of advertising. In fact, this humble blog writer would guess that you are surrounded by at least 1-...

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Online Promotional Merchandise Stores or Webstores

Feb 21, 2020

Looking to simplify your Merch sales for your school group or team? Just about every industry has been affected by changes in technology and the benefits that technology offers. The promotional produc...

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Important Tips on Trade Show Materials

Jan 20, 2020

There are so many details involved with participating at a trade show—it’s easy to miss something! So make a list, start early to prepare, and order what you need for marketing or disp...

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Warm Winter Fabrics

Dec 17, 2019

As the weather gets colder the deeper we go into winter there are three great warm winter fabrics to consider when purchasing outerwear. These fabrics are Thinsulate™, Gore-Tex, and bonded fleec...

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Natural Winter Fabrics

Nov 20, 2019

Cotton, wool, and flannel are a few of the most popular—and longstanding—fabrics used for warmth and comfort during the winter. Each fabric has different qualities. These qualities are use...

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Tis' the Time of Year for Corporate Gifting!

Oct 30, 2019

Tis' the time of year to consider Corporate Gift Giving! Everyone loves to get gifts—and purchasing a gift for your customer or employee is just a nice way to say ‘Thank you and I apprec...

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Corporate Gift Giving

Sep 20, 2019

Corporate gift giving allows your company to motivate talent, build teamwork, and show appreciation to your employees. It is also a perfect way to recognize outstanding achievements! Be sure to budget...

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Fun Homecoming Promotional Products

Sep 12, 2019

JQ Designs has the Homecoming 2019 crowd pleasing promotional items for your high school or college. This is a favorite time of year to celebrate, show your school spirit, and get friends together for...

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JQ Designs featured in the Courier News

Aug 21, 2019

Down to Business: Designing shirts for companies, sports teams and events more than ink or thread, South Elgin biz owner says By Erin Sauder Elgin Courier-News | Aug 09, 2019 | 12:57 PM image cred...

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Back To School Promotional Ideas

Aug 12, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—no, not Christmas—but Back-To-School time! As an educator, parent, administrator, or student—you know how important it is to be ready f...

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Print vs Embroidery

Jul 23, 2019

Let’s say you want to order promotional apparel. This can include t-shirts, Polo shirts, vests, button-up shirts, hats, performance wear or outer wear. Once you have made a decision on the ki...

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Summer Promotional Products

Jun 17, 2019

Summer time is the time for company picnics, vacation bible school, family reunions, and corporate fundraising events. These are perfect opportunities to promote your brand, mission, or company. Promo...

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Swing into Summer with Golf Promotional Products

Jun 10, 2019

Finally! It’s here—Summer! After the long, cold, snowy weather of winter & spring it’s time to get out and enjoy summer activities. One popular outdoor sport that waits anxiously ...

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Secrets of Working Smarter, not Harder

May 28, 2019

How many of you have heard the phrase “Work Smarter—Not Harder?” Now, how many of us come so close to working smarter—yet do not achieve our goals as efficiently as we would l...

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Types of Technical Fabrics

May 15, 2019

Technical fabrics are materials that offer a specific function, such as water resistance, or UV (ultraviolet) protection. We aren’t talking about fabric for Paris Fashion Week, but fabric whose ...

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How Promotional Products Grow Your Business

Apr 30, 2019

Promotional products are for every business—large and small. It also does not matter if you are a new business, or an established company—every businesses goals include wanting to reach ne...

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Finding the perfect Fit, Fabric and Feel in your Custom Apparel

Apr 15, 2019

When we choose clothing, there are three qualities that affect nearly all of your wardrobe's appearance on your body. These three qualities are Fit, Fabric, and Feel. The garment will always looks goo...

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Color Matching Your Logo

Mar 18, 2019

Color is everywhere—it’s part of life. Color enhances an experience, such as watching a colorized movie classic. Color creates mood, evokes emotions, and intensifies visual statements. Wh...

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New Logo, New Website, Same Great Service

Mar 01, 2019

After 16 years in business—our logo has finally evolved from a ketchup and mustard color scheme to a lovely, mature, burgundy merlot—representing how our business has aged like a fine wine...

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What does it mean to be a Professional?

Feb 11, 2019

Many of us are familiar with someone making the claim that they “are a professional.” What does this mean, exactly? Does it mean they are proficient at what they do? Does it mean they have...

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Case Study: Employee Appreciation Gift

Jan 15, 2019

A company with many sales representatives needed an item for their top sales performers. Since their sales staff has both men and women, they needed an item that could be used by either gender. They c...

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Case Study: Safety First

Jan 01, 2019

Product: Auto Safety Kit Industry: Banking What it was purchased for: As a gift to anyone who opened a new bank account for over $1,000.00. How it was distributed: The bank was looking for a brande...

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8 Promo Products That Will Kick Start Your Goals

Dec 25, 2018

We all want to live healthier, sleep deeper, and work better. These motivational promotional products will help kickstart goals and increase your brand visibility! Exercise Band Let's get physical...

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7 Retro Products That Will Turn Back Time

Dec 10, 2018

Do you ever have that moment when you look at something and you get an overwhelming surge of nostalgia? Everyone loves a good throwback, especially when it's a cool, vintage product. Below are seven r...

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Case Study: Let the Games Begin!

Dec 03, 2018

Product: Custom Malibu Sunglasses Industry: Automotive/Banking What it was purchased for: A car company wanted to find a product that would promote their brand at a local college BCS Bowl Games. Ho...

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7 Promotional Products For Those On the Go

Nov 26, 2018

According to a 2016 AAA Foundation report, American drivers spend an average of more than 17,600 minutes behind the wheel each year. Now, imagine that someone is looking at products with your logo for...

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