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2011 (eco) Year Of Color From All-In-One

23 Jan

50% Recycled Material, 26-Color, Maui Tote Bag™

All-In-One has announced 2011 to be their Year of Color, with the introduction of over 150 new promotional products, and as the name suggests, lots of colors.

All-In-One is going with the full color palette on everything from pens, to keyboards, to iPad cases, to totes, and it is the new eco-friendly, recycled content totes from All-In-One that bring their Year Of Color to this blog.

Color is an area that is often neglected in eco-friendly items; in the early years, eco friendly meant green or black. That changed a bit in 2010, and looks to change completely in 2011. The Brand Gear™ Maui Tote Bag™  and Brand Gear™ Miami Briefcase™ are both made from 50% recycled polyester PVC, and both come in a stunning 26 colors.

Let us start with the Brand Gear™ Maui Tote Bag™. The Brand Gear™ Maui Tote Bag™ is a conventional 13-3/4”w x 14-3/4”h conventional tote, with no gussets and a 10″ x 10″ imprint area. The Maui Tote does have an impressive 28 1/2″ handle, so it can easily work as a shoulder tote.  The bags are made from 50% recycled content 600 denier polyester PVC.

Imprinting colors on Brand Gear™ Maui Tote Bag™ is limited to just Red, Orange, Yellow, Teal, Green, Hunter Green, Light Blue, Blue, Violet, Maroon, Black, White, Silver, and Gold. But bag colors are a stunning choice of White, Neon Yellow-Green, Bright Yellow, Golden Yellow, Orange, Burnt Orange, Safety Orange, Red, Cardinal, Maroon, Hot Pink, Light Pink, Purple, Lavender, Navy, Royal Blue, Light Blue, Turquoise, Forest Green, Kelly Green, Gray, Light Tan, Khaki, Brown, Olive, or Black.

50% Recycled Material, 26-Color, Miami Briefcase™

A more substantial bag from the same recycled material is the Brand Gear™ Miami Briefcase™. (Not sure why all the warm weather names for these bags, but I like it, tropical places, tropical colors, warm feelings, it works. Indeed there is also a Brand Gear™ Oahu Tote Bag™, Brand Gear™ Hawaii Deluxe Tote Bag™, and Brand Gear™ Bermuda Briefcase™, all same colors and materials).

Also made from 50% recycled, durable 600 denier polyester PVC, the Brand Gear™ Miami Briefcase™ is a soft sided promotional carrier with added touches like a zippered main compartment, a detachable shoulder strap, and fabric Velcro wrap handle. The inside of the case has spots for IDs, writing utensils, i.e., the normal stuff.

There are three imprint areas on the 15-1/2”w x 12-1/2”h x 3-3/4”d Brand Gear™ Miami Briefcase™, a front top placement at 12”w x 3”h, a front zipper pocket placement at 11”w x 6”h (as shown in image) and a back placement at 12”w x 11”h.

The multiple placements make this unit a winner for teams and conventions as multiple areas provide placement for multiple logos, for example if you are IBM and thinking green, front imprint might be GREEN DATA TEAM, back imprint IBM logo and top placement is maybe location / home office of team member.

And because All-In-One is doing The Year Of Color across their full line, matching your Cardinal or Hot Pink or Purple computer tote to the same color Cardinal or Hot Pink or Purple penflashdrive, keyboard, or even iPad case, is a snap.

So pick a palette of color and go crazy with your promotional materials. Forget green and black; I say it is time to go lavender all the way.

If you are an ASI member Marietta Pugliese is the contact to talk to at All-In-One about their Year of Color. If you are interested in these items to promote your own business contact your local promotional items representative or email info@proformagreen.com for information, samples, and pricing.

All-In-One Line Expands Buy One Get One Free Program

6 Aug

All-In-One is continuing and expanding their Buy One, Get One free program.  For green marketers there are two pens to keep in mind with this program, the Eco Max Pen as low as $0.36 and Ergo Grip Pen (aqua or red only) as low as $0.65.

Both are great units and this is a great chance to stock up. Below is a quick video on the Eco Max Pen (I misspoke, they are $0.36 not $0.39, and 10 pens in program not 11). The rest of the items in this sale are the iPen Grip as low as $0.42, USA Mondo TC Pen as low as $0.57, Flex Pen as low as $0.65, StressLess Pen as low as $0.75, USA Big Buddy TC Pen as low as $0.58, Carabiner Gel Pen as low as $1.29, Ice Light-Up Pen as low as $3.29, and View Pen as low as $0.59. This Buy One, Get One Free flyer has information on all pens in the program.


If you are an ASI member Steve Smidt is the contact to talk to at All-in-One. If you are interested in these items to promote your own business, contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

Paper USB Drives Come to Market

14 May

This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of Proforma Green Marketing, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy (see proformagreen.com). John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry.

Recycled paper seems to be the latest eco-friendly material being used by flashdrive manufactures in the promotional products industry. The new USB 2.0 Recycled Paper Drive GP from All-In-One is a sample of these new bodies, and I have seen similar ideas from other manufacturers, including a tube style Papel Recycled Paper USB Flash Drive from Hirsch Gift.

The green case from flashdrives, regardless of their outter casing, goes like this: you can load a drive with a lot of data that would otherwise need to be printed out. It is cheaper and uses less resources to mail a 2 gram drive, than a 60 pound binder. And as a consumer electronic product, all drives sold by our industry are ROHS certified which means they are free of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.

That the cases are made from recycled paper, bamboo or recycled plastic, is simply a plus. Lastly as a promotional product, flashdrives are great. People might erase their content, but most people will never throw away a flashdrive.

The USB 2.0 Recycled Paper Drive GP is available in memory sizes from 512MB – 8GB, with an imprint area on the drive body of 1 1/2”w x 1”h and on the cap of 1/2”w x 1”h. Having printing available in both locations is allows a smart artist to design images that utilize the full imprint area. Maybe an image with a person’s body on body of drive and face on the cap, maybe a design with a box that seems to “open” when the cap is removed. I don’t know, I am not a really smart designer, but others might use the space with more flourish.

Pricing on these drives changes nearly weekly, as flashdrive pricing is tied to the fluctuating cost of computer memory. Excepting your best price to memory ratio on 1GB and 2GB drives as those seem to be the most produced memory sizes. Currently the 1GB Papel Recycled Paper USB Flash Drive from Hirsch is running $11.85, 2GB for $12.45. All-in-One does not post pricing, I assume because of the constant fluctuations.

If you are in the business and have questions, Karen Cohen at All-in-One is the contact to talk to.  At Hirsch Gift ask for Robert De Veau. If you are interested in flash drives to promote your own business contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

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