KTP Design Company has produced custom textiles since 1998. Originally focused on custom neckwear, men's neckties and ladies' scarves, they have expanded their product offering to include socks, knitted soccer scarves, bike jerseys, throw blankets and pillows. Each project is completely custom designed for the customer.
KTP socks have been the hottest product offering in years. This is due to the increasing popularity of high-end socks in retail, coupled with improvement in knitting technology which allows for sock designs to have more color and more detailed logos, which is perfect for the promotional product industry. The sock they produced for our client, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, is a perfect example of a fun sock with bright colors, a bold design and a custom logo.
We focus on developing customized concepts and products
to fulfill and enhance your marketing programs.
We work with you to learn more about your business and use our vendor relationships
to get the best product for your advertising project.
ORIGAUDIO founders, Mike Szymczak and Jason Lucash, hyped their first product, the Rock-It, on Shark Tank in 2011. (The Rock-It allows you to turn just about anything into a workable speaker by attaching it to whatever you wish to make into a speaker.) Since 2011 their product line has expanded immensely, offering speakers (10 styles!), headphones, power banks and other tech necessities.
ORIGAUDIO entered the promotional products business and in 2016 earned the title “Fastest Growing Supplier”, continuing to offer creative and unique products while breaking some of the industry rules; no minimums on domestic production, no setup fees, and streamlined ordering and production. And their design team has designed creative packaging with a high-end retail feel because your brand merits more than a generic plain white box. Their unique products offer full digital imprints for great branding opportunities. We turn to ORIGAUDIO to fill the needs of our most discerning techie clients.
ZZ PROMOS, founded in 2009, is a top 5-Star rated direct overseas supplier. After specializing in the manufacture of office items they expanded over the years to include tote bags, bobble heads, lanyards, sports balls, snow globes, and many more lines. ZZ PROMOS are experts at sourcing overseas items. And whether your timeline allows for overseas ocean shipping (big freight savings) or your deadline requires air ship (quick!), a Smartcat and ZZ collaboration can make your project a success.
ZZ PROMOS produced a very successful branding project recently for our client, Sunglass Hut/ Luxottica. The Sunglass Hut canvas bag was a months-long endeavor that involved determining the specific canvas weight, bag dimensions and coloring, and a preproduction sample to get the perfect product for the client. After production and ocean shipping to Los Angeles, ZZ fulfilled the drop-ship program to over 100 locations to be given as a gift-with-purchase. Smartcat has earned a preferred distributor rating with ZZ PROMOS which benefits our customers with better pricing!
Bags receive the highest number of marketing “impressions” over their life span. They have staying power - being kept more than seven months - with 83% of recipients saying its usefulness was the reasoning. BAG MAKERS is a Counselor Top 40 supplier selling more than 95 million non-woven, paper, plastic, polyester, laminated and mesh bags each year, as well as ribbon, bows and tissue. Founder and CEO Maribeth Sandford started BAG MAKERS in 1980 to provide quality printing, fast service and lower minimum orders for imprinted bags. Today, the family-owned business has nearly 400 employees and more than 225,000 square feet of office, production and warehouse space. Their vast inventory ensures they can fulfill orders quickly, and have an outstanding record for shipping orders on time or ahead of schedule.
Smartcat has been partnering with BAG MAKERS since 1991. We remember Maribeth’s husband, Chuck Sandford, educating us on promotional bags in our dining room of our first (home) office. When you find something good, you stick with it!