We All Scream for Screen Printing

Fieldtrip! The Grapevine Designs Design Team visited a local screen printing operation to get an up-close-and- personal look at the screen printing process. We wanted to see the magic that turns Grapevine’s digital files into a perfectly finished product. We arrived at 9:30 am on a blistering Tuesday. Once we... Continue Reading »

Reflecting on Safety Gear

What do you think when you hear the words “safety gear”? A reflective crossing guard vest? A medical device? You probably don’t think branded apparel. But maybe you SHOULD. Because branded apparel and safety just go together. The apparel identifies workers, keeping them warm or cool, improving the safety of... Continue Reading »

“Welcome” Just Got Better

What is the best way to say “Welcome!”? A firm handshake? A slap on the back? A red carpet? That’s all very nice, but the answer is MERCH. New Employees want their MERCH. For decades, there was no MERCH. You showed up at work your first day, sharpened a few... Continue Reading »

Hats Off to Custom Caps

The Cat in the Hat got it right a long time ago: A hat isn’t just a hat. It’s a statement piece. In today’s world, it’s a trucker cap, a dad hat, a flat cap… and, more importantly, it’s a canvas for your brand. You can slap a simple patch... Continue Reading »

A Take on Tumblers: From Thermos to Stanley & Beyond

Long before the invention of insulated bottles there was the plaid Thermos. My dad drank coffee out of the lid of his red plaid Thermos on trips while my siblings and I pounded milk and powdered sugar donuts in the back of a paneled station wagon. This was the time... Continue Reading »

The Crazy Life of a Custom Promo Product

I was an idea, at first. Not even that. I was a possibility.   The US Ski and Snowboard team was putting together merch kits for their biggest donors. Generous people they are, some famous (I’ll never name names), who were stuck in their homes during COVID. So, how do you... Continue Reading »

Creating a Culture of Recognition

Your employees are the best. They are. You know it and Dr. Bob knows it. That’s THE Dr. Bob Nelson, who, in 1995, created National Employee Appreciation Day. How did employees get recognized before 1995? No one knows. They worked hard, went home, cloned a sheep and watched an episode... Continue Reading »

A Little Promo Goes a Long Way

Employee Appreciation and Swag…they just go together. Like peanut butter and well, more peanut butter. When it comes to gifting a promotional product to your employees, make it useful and make it something they want. Drinkware, tech, apparel, bags, notebooks, socks, snacks, self-care items…all good options. Again, if you’re not... Continue Reading »