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EcoShapes™ Recycled Die Cut Notebooks

27 Dec
EcoShapes™ Recycled Die Cut Notebook: Construction Cone.

EcoShapes™ Recycled Die Cut Notebook: Construction Cone.

As of this writing Jetline is now up to twelve stock shapes in its EcoShapes™ Recycled Die Cut Notebook line.

The last time we looked in on the EcoShapes™ Recycled Die Cut Notebooks it was the sport styles that stood out, Baseball (white under page), Basketball (orange under page), Football (brown under page), and Soccer (orange under page).

Jetline has expanded with stock art directed to topics outside of sports, like finance ($) and construction (cone). Additionally I have been told that Jetline can offer custom cut shapes on their EcoShapes™ Recycled Die Cut Notebooks if you need a large order of something specific, perhaps a company logo or team mascot.

EcoShapes™ Recycled Die Cut Notebook: $

EcoShapes™ Recycled Die Cut Notebook: $

The Recycled Die Cut Notebook line is made of 80% post consumer recycled materials, with a metal spiral binding made of 90% post consumer recycled materials as well.  As a final touch each unit comes with a pen also made of recycled materials attached to the notebook via a simple elastic pen loop. As a line, the notebooks carry 80 sheets of 100% post consumer recycled lined notebook paper.

These trendy notebooks are great for booster and school spirit programs, as well as corporate sustainability programs. Like pre-printed bags, the die cuts give you a bit more razzle-dazzle for your dollar.

If you are in the business and want more information on the Recycled Die Cut Notebook line from Jetline contact Alex Skorupsky. If you are interested in the Recycled Die Cut Notebook to promote school or business, contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

HydroPouch!™ for the Holidays?

27 Nov

With a color change to red or green, the HydroPouch!™ 24 oz. Hockey Puck Collapsible Water Bottle is not to far from looking like a holiday ornament.

Ok, we all know that the HydroPouch!™, the go anywhere, reusable, BPA-free, sports theme, folding bottle line from Jetline, has been a runaway hit this year. And why not, it is a great reusable item, great for travel, great for youth sports, and Jetline keeps adding new themes, basketball, hockey, football, baseball, tennis, they just keep coming.

But something is missing. Notice that aside from the Football HydroPouch!™ and one or two others, nearly all HydroPouch!™ items are round in their basic shape.

The holidays, round things, thinking, thinking… oh yes. Jetline where is the holiday ornament theme HydroPouch!™? Can we get that pretty please?

We know other companies are having a fun time with holiday pre-prints, like Raining Rose and The Express Line. I think Jetline should think about offering the same idea in the HydroPouch!™ line. Take a circle pouch pattern and give us a few holiday ornament themes to work with.

The thing is I have played with the HydroPouch!™. These BPA-free folding water bottles are durable. Also they can hold cold just fine. Indeed a bar client we have asked about using them to serve their signature frozen margarita (with straw) on game days. (The idea was the HydroPouch!™ would go home with the guest as a souvenir of the big game). Point is we froze these guys with margaritas in them and the idea worked.

A holiday theme HydroPouch!™ would of coarse work great for the kiddo holiday events, but I really am wondering how a HydroPouch!™ holiday ornament might work with spiked eggnog.

It is just a little over 30 days to New Year’s Eve gift bags. Jetline, how about designing a holiday HydroPouch!™. Please?

If you are ASI contact  Alex Skorupsky at Jetline to learn more about the HydroPouch!™ line. If you are interested in the HydroPouch! line for your own league or team, contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

More GameTime! ® From Jetline

8 Jun

GameTime! ® Softball Drawstring Backpack

Reusable and inexpensive team tote bags are good promotional items to support summertime youth leagues. Perhaps that is why June will see an increase in GameTime! ® string style backpacks from Jetline.

Jetline has released volleyball and softball bags to their GameTime! ®. Current styles include football, golf, tennis, basketball, soccer, and baseball.

The GameTime! ® bag is a great idea for youth sports leagues, school booster clubs, and summer sport camps. The bags are a good size — large enough to hold a change of clothes, snack lunch, maybe matching water bottle (see Folding Water Bottles at ASI Dallas).

I would say expect more designs as 2012 continues. If you are ASI contact  Alex Skorupsky at Jetline. If you are interested in the GameTime! ®  for your own league or team, contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

Lead Found In Reusable Bags

16 Nov

[Reprinted from Counselor® PromoGram® Volume 765 / November 16, 2010]

An investigative series published in the Tampa Tribune claims its independent testing found lead in several reusable grocery bags sold by five different retailers in Florida. The report has led U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to call for a federal investigation to determine the scope of the public health risk. “Federal agencies need to put a ban in place for reusable bags that have lead in them,” Schumer said. “Any situation where lead bags are coming into contact with the food being purchased by Americans needs to be immediately investigated and resolved.”

The bags, sold at Winn-Dixie, Publix, Sweetbay, Wal-Mart and Target, contained levels of lead that fall within current government allowances, but are higher than the soon-to-be-enacted federal standard of 100 parts-per-million in paint and children’s products. Although painted illustrations on the bags contain lead in a form that is not easily leached, lab experts say over time toxins can be released as threads wear down and paint flakes off. Also, if the bags were to be thrown away, the lead levels are elevated enough to cause potential hazards in places like landfills, according to guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Within the ad specialty industry, suppliers have been quick to react to the report with a mix of concern and skepticism. “This issue absolutely illustrates the risk we have in the industry with non-compliance and how critical it is that every shipment be tested,” said Jeff Lederer, executive vice president of Counselor Top 40 supplier Prime Line (asi/79530). Joe Hoffman, vice president of business development at supplier Jetline (asi/63344), believes bags are generally very safe. “I would be surprised if these were non-laminated, non-woven polypropylene totes,” he said. “It’s possible that the bags in question used lead-based inks under a laminated layer. They mention elaborate photography as decoration, which is really not an option on the most common grocery totes.”

Christopher Duffy, senior vice president of marketing at Counselor Top 40 supplier Bag Makers (asi/37940), contends that the report wrongly lumps all reusable bags together. “The bags in question have been of a very specific type of material and construction, made using a gloss laminate shell and a different series of inks,” he said. “As such, there is a danger here that all reusable grocery totes will be grouped into the same category, and this would be a mistake to do.”

This is the second time in recent months that the safety of reusable grocery bags has been questioned. Following testing, grocery chain Wegmans announced in September it would stop selling two bag designs because of elevated lead levels. The Food and Drug Administration has yet to respond to Schumer’s call for an investigation, and the government agency has not announced plans to investigate lead levels in reusable grocery bags.

Recycled Notebook Great For Back To School

8 Sep

Jetline has introduced a line of recycled die cut notebooks with a sport theme which seem to be just in time for the back-to-school season.

These trendy notebooks are great for booster and school spirit programs, and like pre-printed bags, the die cuts give you a bit more razzle-dazzle for your dollar.

As a line, the notebooks carry 80 sheets of 100% post consumer recycled lined notebook paper.

The Recycled Die Cut Notebook line is made of 80% post consumer recycled materials, with a metal spiral binding made of 90% post consumer recycled materials as well.  As a final touch each unit comes with a pen also made of recycled materials attached to the notebook via a simple elastic pen loop.

Currently die cuts are available in Baseball (white under page), Basketball (orange under page), Football (brown under page), and Soccer (orange under page).

There is also the more general themed Global (blue under page), and additional styles will be available in the Fall of 2010.

The 5 7/8″ W x 7″ H x 1/2″ D notebook run $2.75 EQP, which is a very competitive price for an eco-friendly jotter with an included pen.

If you are in the business and want more information on the Recycled Die Cut Notebook line from Jetline contact Alex Skorupsky.

If you are interested in the Recycled Die Cut Notebook line or other ideas to promote school or business, contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

Nonwoven is a Number 5 Plastic – Who Knew?

4 Jan

 

Nonwoven Poly bags [Polypropylene] are some of the most popular bags on the market today because they are cheap and strong. You see them everywhere heavy stuff is getting carried around, the book store, farmers market, etc. They do their job great.

However I have written before that nonwoven bags are not recyclable.

Well in that respect it seems I was wrong. There are a number of nonwoven bags from manufactures like Jetline and Hit Promotional Products that are recyclable. These bags have a recycle rating of 5 and number 5 plastics can be recycled through some local curbside programs.

Polypropylene has a high melting point, and so is often recycled into containers that must accept hot liquid and in general it is gradually becoming more accepted by recyclers. The literature I located says “they often end up as signal lights, battery cables, brooms, brushes, auto battery cases, ice scrapers, landscape borders, bicycle racks, rakes, bins, pallets, trays”.

Nonwoven fabrics themselves are sheet or web structures bonded together by entangling fiber mechanically. They are flat and porous sheets that are made directly from separate (often recycled) fibers. They are not made by weaving or knitting and do not require converting the fibers to yarn.

So yes Ecopreneurist it seems you can feel more comfortable about your Nonwoven bags. They are certainly the cheaper alternative to PET and organic and standard cotton shopper. Also keep in mind that the Advertising Specialty Institute ranks bags as the #2 longest retained promotion item, after clothing.

For more information and pricing on nonwoven bags please visit the Jetline website or see our page on nonwoven bags at www.proformagreen.com

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