Car Magnets

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Car Magnets are a great way to advertise your business or message without the permanence of adhesive vinyl.  Car Magnets are printed on heavy-duty material and ideally suited for car door signage. These glossy magnets can also serve as temporary signage for construction sites or other changing work environments and offer long lasting outdoor use. They come in a variety of sizes and start as low as $14 plus shipping.  Get your vehicle or job site logoed today!

Retractable Banners

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Retractable banners are a highly visible and highly affordable way to professionalize your business!  Available in a variety of lengths and widths from cute little table top retractors to mega 8 foot ones!  They all come with necessary hardware and a warranty.  Nice too that you can change your graphic as your business needs change.  These are perfect for trade shows but also very convenient for a stand alone in the office or storefront!

Pricing starts as low as $52.00 for the tabletop to an average of $300 for the standard 31 inch wide.  Why wait, upgrade your image today!

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Spring Tradeshow Display

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It was my pleasure to work with Twin City Theater on their Spring Trade Show Booth.  As he is local we were able to visit the showroom of my factory and touch and feel all of the displays that were available. In the end this display, the 10 foot Echo suited his needs the best:

Kit Includes:
(1)Frame
(21)Channel Bars
(1)Hardware Bag
(4)Mural Center Panels
(2)Fabric End Panels
(1)Graphic Case-to-Counter Kit
(1)Display Hard Case w/Wheels
As you can see from the photo we ended up with wrapping his graphic around the end panels.  He saw a proof of what the finished product would be and when done we went in together and had a one on one lesson on the nuances of setting up the display so that it will last for years to come.  The beauty of this product is he can change the graphics at any time to suit his business needs without investing in the hardware again.
2014-02-05 10.27.07  Be sure to visit this booth at the Minneapolis Convention Center this February!  Thanks TCT!

Dog Tags

The history of the dog tag is an interesting one.

During the American Civil War of 1861–1865, some soldiers pinned paper noteswith their name and home address to the backs of their coats. Other soldiers stenciled identification on their knapsacks or scratched it in the soft lead backing of the army belt buckle.

Manufacturers of identification badges recognized a market and began advertising in periodicals. Their pins were usually shaped to suggest a branch of service and engraved with the soldier’s name and unit. Machine-stamped tags were also made of brass or lead with a hole and usually had (on one side) an eagle or shield and such phrases as “War for the Union” or “Liberty, Union, and Equality”. The other side had the soldier’s name and unit and sometimes a list of battles in which he had participated.

Since then dog tags have become standard military issue and in some arenas a fashion statement.  They are a sure fire fun way to promote an event!

Custom Embroidered Patches

I have had a few clients recently with intricate logos.  When this happens and they want to keep the integrity of their logo for embroidery, oftentimes a patch is the way to go.  With an embroidered patch on hats and jackets and even on work shirts you can get the look of your logo without the heavy stitch count that makes standard embroidery curl.

High quality workmanship and design combined with twill backing and the highest quality thread make these patches the very best available on the market. The pricing structure is designed to offer the very best product at the lowest possible price without compromising quality.

  • Up to 8 colors included in our prices
  • Polyester fade resistant thread
  • Safe dry clean and machine washable materials
  • Rapid lead time of 8-10 business days after proof approval
  • Design assistance upon request
  • Free set up

Embroidered Patches

These patches can be ironed on or sewn on.  At $2-8 a patch, this is a nice option for a complicated logo!

Buttons oh Buttons!

Buttons are a great way to share a message.  The first photographic image on pins or buttons dates to 1860. Abraham Lincoln and his various opponents used the tintype or ferrotype photo process.

The first mass production of metal buttons dates to the 1896 William McKinley campaign for president with “celluloid” buttons with one side of a metal disk covered with paper (printed with the message) and protected by a layer of clear plastic.

Since 1916, buttons have also been produced by lithographing the image directly onto the metal disk.  A celluloid-type button is fastened to a garment using a pin on the back side of the button (in recently-produced buttons, the pin generally fits into a safety-pin-style catch). A lithographed button may fasten with a pinback or with a metal tab which folds over a lapel or pocket.

One of the most famous uses of campaign buttons occurred during the 1940 U.S. presidential election, when Wendell Willkie‘s campaign produced millions of lithographed slogan buttons in rapid response to news items about President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Now that we have a history of buttons, let’s look at what options we have for today!

Our custom buttons are an inexpensive and effective advertising tool. We offer nine different sizes and styles ideal for any campaign, even or function!

Buttons come in various shapes and sizes.  The company I use is located in the USA (Made in the USA) and does not charge a set up fee which makes these one of the few items in the industry to do so.

If you are thinking that a pin back is the only way to go, think again. Buttons now come with mirrors on the backside (great for ladies), magnetized for fridges and even have a bottle opener on the back!  Some other unique options are zipper pulls and key tags.

And if you think round is the only shape, think again!  Square, rectangular, oval are all available!  With prices starting at just .21, these are an affordable way to help get your name out there!

Welcome to the New Website for Alpha Apparel & Promotions

Glad that you found us at our new website for Alpha Apparel & Promotions. We are building this new website to better serve our customers like you. Please take a few minutes to look around and see what we are up to. Several of the new functions, including this News & Updates area, will not be complete for a few days but we are ready to take your orders Today, and help you with all your promotional needs.

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