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Promotional Soft Toys for Marketing Cumbria Businesses

We don’t just supply workwear & clothing you know. At Stitch & Print we pride ourselves on being able to customise a huge range of promotional material, objects and products. As part of this we even stock a range of gorgeous promotional soft toys that can be printed or embroidered for business use or personalised gifts. The full range of promotional soft toys, bears and other items is available in our web brochure.

If you would like to find out more about how the soft toys can be customised, or would like an instant quote, either call us at our Cumbria shop or use the contact form from our website.

The First Teddy Bear

MM24 promotional teddy bear: Roosevelt's Marketing Legacy

Supersized Teddy Bear. Classic Promotional Soft Toys

Teddy bears are named after former US president Theodore Rosevelt who had the nickname Teddy. On a bear-hunting trip in 1902 Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear, declaring it unsportsmanlike. This was widely publicised in the papers and the incident was the topic of a political cartoon in The Washington Post.

Morris Michtom saw the cartoon and was inspired to create a little stuffed bear cub, initially called ‘Teddy’s Bear’ and put it in his shop window after getting permission to do so of Roosevelt. The idea took off and the Teddy bear was born!

Promotional Soft Toys For Everyone!

Mm13 a range of promotional soft toys

Soft toys in various styles

Stitch & Print can customise over 25 different soft toys for promotional purposes, with many different sizes, animals, and colours to choose from. Mumbles produce a range of 34cm high animals including Daisy Cow – with pink furry ears and soft brown horns.

The range also includes Ellie Elephant – with soft large ears and a curly trunk, and Rufus Dog with floppy ears and matching button nose and paws.

Teddies with hoodies that can be embroidered or printed with your desired text or badges are available in medium and large sizes and small keyring bears can even be customised.

Soft toys designed for children all comply fully with EN71 European Toy Safety Regulations, putting your mind at ease. High visibility vested teddies, capped elephants and dogs with bandanas can all be customised, and they would make the perfect mascot for your sports team or work place!

MM19 A different style of soft toy for a gift!

MM19 childs lamb comforter

Our soft toys are supplied by Mumbles, experts in the promotional soft toys industry who comply fully with all safety standards who have years of experience in producing soft toys that are ideal for embroidery and printing.

So whether it’s a batch of soft toys as promotional give-aways or a personalised gift for a new born baby we’ve got a range of items to ensure you get what you’re looking for.

Custom Leavers Hoodies for 2015 & Beyond

Plain hoodie colour range available for customising at Stitch & Print

Hoodies ready and waiting for your imagination to create a custom leavers memento!

Whether you’re leaving School, College or University this year It’s decision time … No! Not what you’re going to do with your life … What you’re going to do, to create the ultimate custom leavers hoodies for your gang in 2015 and in the next few years too! THAT’S the first BIG decision!

Custom Leavers Hoodies: Starting Points!

Cyan hoodie. Heavyweight high quality fabric: perfect starting point for custom leavers hoodies

Deluxe hoodie in Cyan: A popular starting point for leavers hoodies.

So what are your choices for 2015 up in this corner of Cumbria? Well, as always, the most obvious choice is the traditional over the head hoodie. We’ve some great options from the deluxe weight hoodie from Papini to contrast colour options & single colour hoodies from the AWDis range in a standard weight of fabric. The option often chosen is to go for the standard weight because you’ll be leaving in May or June & you’re considering how warm that deluxe weight leavers hoodie is going to be. But remember, those cool custom leavers hoodies are for life, not just for July! We see ex students still proudly wearing their old personalised leavers hoodies years after the date, all year round! So maybe, (hopefully!) that deluxe weight that’s going to be a bit warm during the day that you have your leavers party, comes into its own when December comes around & you’re walking home in a chill Northerly wind … you get my drift? And they work just as well for any of our customers from more southerly climes too!

JH053 Zoodie: a new twist on personalised custom leavers hoodies in bright green

Zoodies are a cool zipped alternative for the usual custom leavers hoodies that everyone else might have.

Over the last couple of years there’s been a big increase in the amount of people taking a zip through hoodie option. The Zoodie looks like becoming a firm favourite, for extra cool leavers hoodies around the UK, as the option of the quick throw on / throw off offered by the zip looks to be a winner, especially if you’re having a big hair day! Again, available in both standard weights as well as the deluxe weight you’ve loads of colour options available. We’ve seen a couple of these around Carlisle recently and very smart they looked too!

Hoodie Alternatives

JH044 college jacket in orange and black as an alternative to the leavers hoodie

College jacket. A recently popular alternative to the cool leavers hoodie

The other option that people often look at is the college style jacket. There’s some great new colour options this year and across the three popular styles there’s 25 different colour options, So we’ve probably got something that will fit your requirements just perfectly; whether you’re local at Nelson Thomlinson School or finishing at the University of Cumbria! So? Try something different this year & go with a college jacket rather than a hoodie? The choice is all yours!

You can check all of our hoodies, zoodies & college jacket range via our on line brochure. All sizing, as well as colour options are available to view there.

Customising Your Leavers Hoodies

So how do you want to decorate and personalise your leavers hoodie? There’s lots of options:

Examples of custom leavers hoodies, printed with personalised designs

Custom leavers hoodies to get you thinking

Embroidered Hoodies. We’ve embroidered school badges, simple text and personalised names to the breast area as well as larger personalised names to the back of garments. We have years of experience and there’s almost nothing we can’t accomplish for you with our hoodie embroidery skills and technology.

Chest & Breast  Hoodie Printing. We’ve supplied custom leavers hoodies with small printed logos to the breast as well as larger school & college names across the chest. If you’re looking at the latter we’d suggest not looking at the Zoodie as it can be an expensive process to take care of the zipped area with a tidy print!

Back of the hoodie. The most popular option for you to customize your own hoodie is still “LEAVERS” or “CLASS OF” with a large number (15 for this year!) made up of the names of all of the people involved in your leavers year. Decorate it, personalise it, or customise it how you want, there are loads of different options for your school, college or university custom leavers hoodies.

Not sure what you want on there? Want to get an idea how it will look? You can use our on line garment decoration tool to try out your options.

So how many do you need? We have a minimum quantity of one …….. But if there’s 200 of you we can still deal with it. We’ve loads of different options on decoration production to cover different class sizes in the most economic ways possible. Give us a call, or use the contact form to send us your enquiry.

Print Gifts: Garment Printers & Beyond!

Stitch & Print have an array of techniques for creating print gifts & garment decoration. We are continually looking at the latest printing processes, allowing production of personalised one-off designs as well as larger orders on a range of clothing and other items. But it doesn’t stop there; find out a bit more about garment decoration as well as promotional products & personalised gifts.

personalised iPad case is common print gift idea

Personalised iPad case is a recent addition to the print gifts range

Print Gifts Design: The Standards And The Creative!

We have thousands of stock designs you can choose to use in our online designer via the website; Choose your design, add your personalised text & you have your item! But what if you want to use your own pictures? No problem, Our designer is linked directly to Facebook & Instagram so you can upload your pictures straight from there!

If you’re using artwork software yourself you can upload your own designs for production. If you’d like to sell your print gift designs via your own web-store then we can set up your own site for you where we will do your production for you.

Cost effectiveness is important, Prices vary depending on the colours and size of the print design & the number of garments required, We can advise you on the best process for your requirements, but lets look at some of the basics;

Gift printing Techniques

Screen-printing allows full colour designs to be produced onto a wide range of garments. It’s a versatile garment print process where Inks are applied straight to the clothing, making the process suitable for both dark and light coloured fabrics. This process is very economical for larger quantities of fifty or more garments, rather than small runs, due to the high set up costs involved.

Direct to garment printing (DTG) also involves using full colour prints directly on to the garment & is also suitable for light and dark coloured fabrics. The process is similar to screen printing, but the coloured inks are mixed during the process via a print head. DTG printing is very flexible & can allow for just one print of a design. This process is slightly more expensive but one-off prints are more economical as a result of lower set-up costs.

Transfer printing involves production by applying ink to a transfer before then applying it to the garment. This process is suitable for both one-off prints & larger runs. It’s very economical for full colour one-off prints and small batches, the only downside being a ‘patch’ style print.

The development and use of this dye transfer technology allows decoration of a range of products other than the traditional clothing range! The non garment print gift family now includes: Boots, Flags, Jeans, Umbrellas, Phone cases ….. It’s a growing list!

Lets take a look at some details:

Transfer printing (white garments) full colour designs are transferred to transfer sheets that are then applied to the garment. It’s a very light transfer using a surface film that is very flexible. The only side-effect of using this process is that the clear areas within the design are  prone to darkening over time.

Transfer printing (dark garments) full colour transfers are produced by printing onto the surface of a lightweight vinyl which is then applied to the garment. This gives a heavier feel to the transfer on light garments like T-Shirts but is a great way of producing one-off items.

Transfer Vinyl printing is the most common style of one-off garment production. traditionally a single colour vinyl is precisely cut to the desired shape or font and then heat-sealed to the garment. However the production of fashion style media like leopard & zebra print, graffiti style & textured vinyls has lifted things to a new level. Heat-sealing is suitable for most fabrics. Transfer vinyl printing is great for party tops and high-visibility work wear. The advantages of transfer vinyl printing are that it is a durable and hard-wearing form of customising a garment, as well as being very economical. However it isn’t as ‘fashion friendly’ as some of the other printing processes listed above.

gift prints: personalised iPhone cover with memorable images of painted face and baby

personalised iPhone cover

We also use transfer printing for umbrellas, mouse mats, personalised book covers & phone cases  giving you the opportunity to produce perfect personalised print gifts.

 

 

 

Gift print mugs are probably the original memorable giveaway!

personalised mugs printed via dye sublimation.

Sublimation printing is a process where the design is printed then heated. The inks migrate onto the surface of the item where it re-solidifies to form a permanent print. It’s a process suitable for white & pastel shades of suitable garments as well as mugs – It’s very cost effective in the production of one-off items.