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Personalized golf products are extremely popular and well received, but who wants to hand out a logo’d tee that gets destroyed before delivering your brand’s message?  

Aiming for an item with a long shelf life and high-perceived value is going to be most effective for this audience.  Whether sponsoring a Scramble golf tournament or rewarding V.I.P. clients you will see on the course, one custom product you can’t go wrong with is the laser engraved 7-function Stainless Steel Golf Tool!

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According to the Advertising Specialty Institute, logo’d writing instruments are the most commonly owned (50% of U.S. consumers own at least one) and the most often used promotional product at 18.2 times per month.  

Picking the “write” personalized pen or pencil to promote your business should start with who is going to be receiving it.  An executive pen snob who prefers the smoothest laser engraved Schaefer Carbon Fiber Roller Ball, or attendees at a trade show who may snag several walking by?  Custom Bic Tri Stic pens are one of the most popular and affordable styles.  They also happen to be a personal favorite of mine!  Here are just a few of the reasons why:

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dream ink Voted 2nd Most Affordable Graphic Design

The 2nd Most Affordable Graphic Designers in Chicago

We’re aiming for #1!

dream ink’s designers voted the 2nd Most Affordable Graphic Designers in Chicago by!

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Haunts Against Hunger Food Drive

Ghouls, giveaways and glow in the dark shirts!

This years events included haunting the Hollywood Boulevard Cinema and recruiting several new drop-off locations to collect non-perishable food items.  dream ink supplied graphic design, print and promotional products to the non-profit organization to raise awareness of their cause.  We used glow-in-the-dark t-shirts to draw attention at events which were mostly in the evening and perfect to generate conversation.

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 Paying lip service to custom lip balm.

While custom lip balm is the perfect promotional product for any season, summer is the time to step up your target audiences SPF protection!  From salons and spas to dentist’s offices and trade show giveaways, getting your logo near the lips of those most likely to love your products and services is easier than you think.  For less than a buck per piece, you can find logoed custom lip balm made in the USA with:

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Jason McSweeney Named One of “13 Rookies On The Rise”

Congratulations to Jason McSweeney for being named one of thirteen “Rookies on the Rise” by Advantages Magazine.

Jason McSweeney is the founder and Marketing Mastermind of dream ink.  He was recently mentioned as a Rookie on the Rise by the leading promotional products publication. Here is an excerpt published in November 2011 by Advantages Magazine:

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Custom Koozies are Cool!  Logo’d koozies do more than just keep a drink cold; they build a positive interaction with your brand to the entire “thirsty” demographic (everyone!).  

As you can see from the picture above, the dream ink koozies have been sailing the high seas and spotted in over 9 states!  From golf outings to grand opening giveaways and everything in between, one of our favorite summer promotions are custom koozies.  Economical foam options and high-quality neoprene (scuba material) give flexibility for budget-concious consumers with over 30 stock colors, including camouflage!  There are both can and bottle styles, with or without zipper, and many custom shapes such as the Jersey Koozie and sports themes available.

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American Pride Car Show Car Tags

Graphic Design Service Donation

Every year dream ink donates our graphic design service to Gemcom, Inc.  We design full color car tags that generate donations for Chicagoland veterans. These are printed on a thin aluminum in the shape of a license plate.  The American Pride Car Show takes place in Willow Springs, Illinois at Archer and Willow Springs Avenue.  Past events have featured every type of make and model of vehicle, from Pre-war and restored cars to 4×4’s and Street Rods.  100% of proceeds benefit Chicagoland Veterans.  We are honored to donate our graphic design service for this great event.  Gemcom, Inc. is a custom product supplier to the Fire Suppression industry.  You can check out their website (which we also designed!) by clicking

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Social Media Marketing for Business

dream ink Interviewed for Social Media Marketing Article

Advantages Magazine recently interviewed Jason McSweeney, President of dream ink, regarding social media marketing for business. While the traditional methods of print and promotions have been his focus the past thirteen years, his research and implementation of social media may be the key for business’ not only to reach more than 500 million monthly users, but to interact and provide customer service, problem resolution, and better products and services overall with one application: Facebook.  Here is an excerpt from the article:

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Feature In Counselor Magazine for Corporate Apparel

Looking for the latest trends in custom and corporate apparel?

From glow-in-the-dark t-shirts to corporate apparel, dream ink’s fashionable creative team works with an amazing group of local, quality-conscious screen printers and embroidery experts in creating unique uniforms, team gear and personalized products with your logo.  Jason McSweeney, President of dream ink, was recently interview for Counselor magazine.  Here is an excerpt from the article on corporate apparel and specialty screen printing:

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