branded merch | swag | promo products

Whatever you call it – we’ve got it.

Nearly 100% of consumers say they are willing to go out of their way to get a promotional product.

If you don’t have any branded merch that means your customers and supporters are likely getting a competitors products, not yours – in their hands.

In our experience most promo companies send you to a website or hand you a couple catalogs to fend for yourself. 

While we are stoked that you are checking out our website right now we are convinced there is a better way! 

We do have a website with thousands of promotional products from a handful of our preferred suppliers for you to check out it is not intended  replace working together  to find the right promotional product for your brand, purpose and budget. 

Please keep in mind the website only represents a fraction of what we have available.   If you see something somewhere else odds are good we can get it for you too.  

At 1836 Ink we strive to be a true partnership and let you get back to the business you love.

Whether it 1 or 2 personalized items for a special occasion or 10,000 logo items for a major event, we want to do the heavy lifting so you don’t have to. 

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The Basics

Year after year these are the top of every list of most popular promo items.

If you are just getting started they are a great place to start when you are needing to promo products to your marketing efforts. 

Just because they are the most popular doesn’t mean they aren’t worth considering – ton’s of options, reasonable price point and most important – people like AND use them!

 Don’t worry – We can help you find the perfect promo product to make your brand stand out above the rest.   

Even in our digital age a pen remains one of the top ways to get your name in front of people.

Whether you want something quirky that gets people’s attention, a gift for a special occasion, or an simple pen that becomes a trusty standby a good pen will get a lot of use and more importantly for you – get your brand in front of current &  prospective customers time and time again. 

From coffee to soda to well….anything else,  everyone needs a drink.

Have your name in front of them when they do. Whether you need a stadium cup for the masses or something that will become their cup for daily use we can make it happen.

People have a lot going on – and they have their hands full.

Whether it is a tote bag for hitting the farmers market or a drawstring backpack for the gym people need help carrying their stuff.

The great thing about a bag is it allows for a bigger print – which means not only the person that you give it see’s your brand – others do as well. 

Our Process

When we first started 1836 Ink  we were stoked to show off our new logo and get it into the hands of everyone we knew. Pens, cups, stickers – we wanted it all!

 Unfortunately we quickly became overwhelmed and frankly – a little  disappointed.  

Overwhelmed at the sheer # of options and disappointed in the level of service we received from the distributors we talked to.  Most just sent us a link to a website or gave us a couple of  catalogs and told us let them know what we wanted.  We were busy taking care of our customers and swag got put on the back burner for way longer than we intended.  

We were convinced there had to be a different different (dare we say better?!) way.  

We get it  – that model works for some and if you are the type of person who wants to look at a catalog and put in an order, we will happily send one your way.  For the other 95% of the population  we would love to partner with you and  do the heavy lifting.   

While the steps below can seem like a lot we are confident our process will make your life a little simpler.    The ideas on this site are just a sampling of what’s available – just enough to get the creative juices flowing. 

Andre Agassi got it right in 1989 – Image is Everything.  We want to ensure that any items we recommend not only fit your brand but represent it in the best way possible. If you have a branding guide send it our way so we can review it ahead of time. We will also spend some time checking out your social media and website so if you have one that reflects your brand a little better than the other definitely let us know.

there is a reason your are looking for a personalized gift or promo items. That reason is often as important, if not more important, than the item itself. Knowing what the end goal of the item is will help us to select the items that will help you reach your goals.

there is a reason your are looking for a personalized gift or promo items. That reason is often as important, if not more important, than the item itself. Knowing what the end goal of the item is will help us to select the items that will help you reach your goals.

Once we have the above details sorted out we will put together a personalized selected just for you with your image, goals, and budget in mind. If none of the ideas we put together work for you we will continue this process until we find the right package that works for you.

Depending upon the project this may move up or down the list. We can help you with anything from making sure we have the right file type of your logo, to helping craft a design unique for this project.

Some surprises can be fun – this is not one of those times. Before we start production we will take one last chance to make sure everything is just as expected.

Being on time is important – No one needs the swag for an event the Monday after. We will work with you to coordinate a delivery that works best for you and keep you updated along the way

This part is a little selfish – but we love seeing things we have created ‘in the wild’ and the smiles on the faces of the people that get them. We hope you will share a few pics with us so we can join in on the fun.

Ready to start the process?