Is Wearing a Proper Uniform Is Important?

September 16, 2018

Did you know that Menlyn Park set a new standard of becoming the biggest centre in Africa after undergoing a redevelopment of R 2.5 Billion?

Many businesses are investing in branded uniforms for their employees and you may be considering doing likewise. This is a great idea for several reasons. Here are five reasons why wearing a proper uniform is important:

  1. Meet your Customers’ Expectations

Certain industries, such as the hospitality sector, restaurants, health industry and many other customer service sections of a business demand that the workforce is easy to identify. Give your staff the clothing they need to look more united and so that they are distinguishable to clients.

  1. A Great Company Perk

A uniform can be seen as an honour and a perk for staff. Deciding what to wear every day takes a lot of mental energy. Corporate clothing is expensive, so you can help your employees and offer uniforms as a perk.

  1. Gives your Team a Sense of Belonging

It’s easy to feel isolated and disconnected, even if you’re working among many people. A uniform can give staff members a sense of belonging to your business.

  1. Promote a Sense of Equality

People come from vastly different backgrounds and social standing. When everyone wears the same clothing, it puts everyone on the same platform and level, thereby bringing a sense of equality to all.

  1. Creating the Right Attitude for Achievement

People are more likely to care for people who are part of their group. Uniforms will help colleagues to see each other as peers who are part of a team.

Contact Minuteman Press, a leading printing company in Menlyn that can help you with uniform design, and they supply branded Barron uniforms to your business.

Corporate Gifts for Your Business

August 16, 2018

Did you know that Menlyn is referred to by some as ‘the Sandton of Pretoria’?

There is no better way to show appreciation to your clients than through corporate gifts. Your company’s annual calendar is undoubtedly filled with everything from conferences and expos to networking events, client meetings, office celebrations and sports days. Corporate gifts are something that you should think about and invest in ahead of time so that you always have a unique way to welcome and show appreciation to your clients and potential clients.

  • Who Doesn’t Love a Freebie

Everyone likes to get something useful for free. While you can easily print your logo on any old item, consider promotional products that people will really use. If you are investing in promotional products, then there are many branded items that Minuteman Press can offer you:

  • Magnets
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Trade show supplies
  • Mugs and cups
  • Bags
  • A variety of gift items
  • Thank You’s to Remember

Corporate gifts will help you to thank your customers and staff in a fun and unique way. Honour their milestones and celebrate their achievements with custom gifts that you will be proud to give out.

  • Boost Brand Awareness

Besides having the ability to give out high-quality items, you will also be increasing your brand awareness. Minuteman Press can print your logo on items that reflect your corporate culture and business. When these items are used or worn, more people will be exposed to your brand and business. Many people also see promotional products as an alternative to business cards, because it’s something that can be kept on a person is constantly in front of a customer.

Contact Minuteman Press in Menlyn for more information about investing in corporate gifts and promotional products.

You Can Count on Calendars to Deliver

July 15, 2018

Did you know that after its recent expansion and refurbishment, Menlyn has a GLA of over 177 000m2, an option of 16 parking entrants and 12 parking exits and 8250 parking bays? 

In this age of technology, you would be forgiven to think that Calendar printing is a thing of the past. But you couldn’t be further from the truth. While technology continues to change how we communicate, schedule and plan, most people still have some type of printed calendar on their desks or walls because of the effectiveness of this tool.

Even with smartphones, apps, and calendars that synch with our e-mail contacts, we still tend to stick to what works. The most effective digital tools simply can’t replace the printed calendar because it’s how people choose to mentally and logistically plan their days.

Are you a business looking for a high-impact, affordable and long-lasting way to market your brand? Consider a printed calendar. Minuteman Press is a printing company in Menlyn that specialises in promotional calendar printing. Whether you are looking for a wall-mounted calendar, diaries, or another type of calendar, we can help you design and print the calendars.

You can reap year-round benefits from promotional calendars. Instead of something like a pen (which can run dry) or a brochure (which can easily be tossed into the dustbin after a promotion date has passed), this is something that your clients, potential clients, and colleagues will be able to use throughout 2018. The best part is that you can get as fun and creative as you want. Showcase different products, funky team photos, relevant events, and promotions or whatever you want in your custom designed calendars.

If you are ready to invest in calendar printing Contact Minuteman Press in Menlyn today.

Do You Still Need a Business Card?

June 15, 2018

Did you know that Menlyn boasts the unique Melrose Arch-style collection of Green Star SA-rated commercial buildings known as Menlyn Main marries flats?

In today’s digital age, it’s so easy to find someone’s contact details that one may start to wonder whether business cards are even necessary. As a printing company in Menlyn, we know all too well that companies are still investing in business cards for their staff and here’s why:

  • Corporate Etiquette

Whether you’re at an industry conference, an exhibition or a client meeting, exchanging business cards is seen as a formality. Whether you think this is an outdated approach to business meetings or not, the fact remains that you or your employees may seem a bit out of place if you don’t have a business card to exchange.

  • Stand Out from The Competition

There are undoubtedly competitors in your industry who offer similar products or services to yours. What makes your business different? You can use your business cards to differentiate your company from your competitors. Make sure your corporate culture and unique selling proposition shine through in the design of your business cards.

  • Stay Top of Mind

Many people go to meetings and events, meet new people, and within a few short hours, they have already forgotten the person’s name. Make sure that potential clients are still able to contact you by handing out a business card. This will make it much easier for a forgetful network contact to recall your name and send you an email.

  • Make Yourself Easy to Research

When networking with people, you may notice that not everybody is comfortable getting to know new people or asking them about their business. A business card with your full name and company website can make it easy for people to research you in their own time.

Minuteman Press in Menlyn will help you with everything from business card design to business card printing. Contact us for more information today.

3 Benefits of Having a Business Card for Your Home Business

May 15, 2018

Did you know that Menlyn Park Shopping Centre is an award-winning superregional shopping centre situated in the fast-developing Menlyn node in the capital city of Tshwane?

Do you run a home business? Whether you’re a one-man start-up or whether you are looking to expand soon, it’s vital that you invest in business cards. Here are the top three advantages of having business cards designed by Minuteman Press in Menlyn for your home business:

  1. Professionalism

Professional decorum still plays a huge part in the way corporates interact in South Africa. Whether you’re meeting a client for the first time or attending an industry event, it is often considered polite to exchange business cards before you start talking business.

  1. Boost Brand Awareness

Business card designers can help you come up with a business card design that will set you apart from your competition. Many people opt for stock-standard business cards with their name and contact details. However, putting in the extra effort and carefully considering your colour schemes, images (if you use any) and finishing can boost the brand awareness and recollection of your business, which will prove to be invaluable to your business in the long run.

  1. Company presentation

You need to present your company as a complete and unique package. Whether you’re running your business from your garage or a glass-tower in the centre of the city, people expect you to have a logo, company name, job title and contact information.

At Minuteman Press in Menlyn, we specialise in business card design and printing. We will come up with a unique, out-of-the-box way for you to present your brand and contact details. Minuteman Press will make the entire design process simple and straightforward. Get in touch with us for more information today.

What are the Benefits of Employee Uniforms?

April 15, 2018

Referred to as “The Sandton of Pretoria”, Menlyn is set to become a far more eclectic and vibrant area than it ever was as it undergoes constant transformation.

Employee uniforms may not be suitable for every business.  And not every employee may like the idea of wearing a uniform. But, there are definitely benefits that branded uniforms offer. Minuteman Press in Menlyn, a leading printing company in the area, rounds up some of the top benefits that you should keep in mind when considering an investment in employee uniforms:

  • Increase Brand Awareness

Having people wear your logo on a cap, t-shirt or another item while they are out-and-about will raise awareness about your brand. It also gives employees an opportunity to talk about their job and your business.

  • Create A Professional Business Image

According to a survey by J.D. Power and Associates, customers are more inclined to do business with employees who wear uniforms because:

  • They stand out as professional,
  • They are seen as being more knowledgeable, and
  • They are seen as being more competent.
  • Free Promotion

If you want your logo and company name on a billboard or in a trade publication, then you must pay for that space. With employees wearing your name and logo, you’ve a living, walking free advertising!

  • Improve Security

If you’ve a lot of people entering and exiting your place of business, then unwanted elements may able to easily trespass undetected. With branded uniforms, you will easily be able to spot someone who shouldn’t have access to a restricted area.

  • Protect Employees

Many uniform design companies offer protective clothing such as safety boots and anti-flammable jackets. If your employees are working in electrical environments, on construction sites or in another hazard prone environment, then it’s in your best interest to invest in the protective clothing they need to perform their jobs safely.

Minuteman Press is a printing company that offers branded Barron uniforms. Contact us for more information today.

Tips for Writing Effective Flyers

March 15, 2018

Nestled between Atterbury and Garsfontein Roads, Menlyn has transformed from being a sedate and quiet residential area in a bustle of activity boasting a huge shopping mall with over 300 stores and at least 37 restaurants.

Flyers are a fantastic way to introduce your business to people or to market a special sale or promotion. The design of your flyers, as well as the actual content on the flyers, must be effective to get results. Here are few tips to keep in mind for writing effective flyers:

  • Find Out What Sets You Apart from Your Competition

You undoubtedly have competition in your industry. So, what makes you different? Describe your company in such a way that doing business with your company is a complete no-brainer to your client.

  • Include A Call to Action

You need to tell readers exactly what they need to do after reading your flyers. Should they visit your website, pick up the phone to call you or visit your store? Perhaps you want them to stick the flyers on their fridge so that they have your company’s number in case of an emergency. Make sure that this call to action is clear and understandable on your flyer.

  • Research Your Audience

To appeal to your potential customers, you need to understand their challenges and needs. Do some research on the demographics of your target audience and carefully consider their pain points so that you can list ways that your product or service will be able to benefit them.

  • Keep It Simple

Many people make the mistake of wanting to include too much information on their flyers. Include only the most important information, such as the special that you offer, why they should buy and how to must go about buying from you.

Minuteman Press is a printing company in Menlyn. Get in touch with us for all your flyer design and flyer printing services today.

What Kind of Equipment do Security Guards Need?

February 16, 2018

Security guards are a prominent feature in many parts of our country. Rising crime rates have led to businesses, residential complexes and home owners investing in hiring security guards to protect themselves, their staff and their families.

If you have appointed security guards, then you will need to make sure that they have the right equipment for the job. Here’s a brief overview of what they will need:

  • Uniforms

Branded Barron uniforms will help the staff and residents identify security guards. Not only will this help them spot any unauthorised people on the property, but it will also show them who they can turn to if they need help. The uniforms should be comfortable and have the word ‘security’ on them, as well as a logo if needed.

  • The right footwear

Security guards are on their feet for many hours of the day. You need to make sure that they are wearing comfortable footwear, which means quality shoes. If security guards are required on construction sites, then you may also have to invest in protective safety boots to protect them from safety hazards and dangers.

  • Tools

The type of work that the security guard does will impact the equipment and tools that you need to invest in. If they are working night shifts, then you will need a flash light. You may also consider a belt that can hold a flash light, pen, whistle or other items that they will have to have on hand.

Minuteman Press is a printing company in Menlyn that will help you with uniform design and branded Barron uniforms. Contact us for more information today.

The Advantages of Using Flyers for Advertising

January 15, 2018

As a versatile printing company, Minuteman Press often gets tasked with printing everything from banners and business cards to invites and catalogues. Flyer printing, however, is still one of the best ways for business owners and marketers to get the most bang for their buck. Here are a few advantages of using flyers for your advertising:

  • Strategic Marketing Initiatives

If you know that you want to target people in a specific location or in a specific age group, then flyer printing is the way to go. Instead of investing in a print ad in a magazine that could or could not get seen by your potential customers, you can choose exactly where and when you are going to distribute your flyers.

  • Cost-Effective

Many printing companies, including Minuteman Press in Menlyn, offer in-house flyer design services. Saving on graphic design and hiring an affordable flyer printing company means that your flyer marketing campaign won’t cost you an arm and a leg. If you’re looking for a cost-effective, high-impact marketing solution, then flyer printing it is.

  • Raise Brand Awareness

In today’s day and age, most people hop online to find the products or services they need. There could be many people in your vicinity that need the solutions your business offers, but they simply aren’t aware of your company, and they might not be finding you online. A simple flyer campaign is a great way to introduce your company to more people and raise your brand awareness.

Discover the Benefits of Choosing Mechanic Overalls for Your Workshop

December 15, 2017

Overalls tend to be preferred over pants as protective clothing for mechanics. Many mechanics who have learned the hard way (by ruining many items of clothing) opt for wearing overalls while working in the service bay.  At Minuteman Press in Menlyn, we are often tasked with the branding of workshop uniforms and have found that overalls are a firm favourite for those working in the industry.

Top Benefits of Choosing Overalls as Protective Clothing in The Workshop 

Grease, grime, oil and chemicals need to be contended with in the workshop. Mechanics must all work on the floor or crawl under vehicles to get things done. Below are a few top benefits of choosing overalls:

  • Overalls provide practical protection from shoulders to ankles in a one-piece unit.
  • Branded overalls turn mechanics into walking billboards for the business. They provide a great way for you to advertise your business and for your mechanics to feel part of a team (and proud of the brand).
  • The long sleeve overalls provide protection for the arms against fuel, chemicals and friction when having to work underneath vehicles.
  • Overalls are comfortable and cool to wear due to their design and loose fit. Many mechanics prefer a one-piece unit instead of having to wear pants, a belt and shirt.

Speak with Your Local Printing Company About Branding Your Mechanic’s Overalls

It is highly recommended that you speak with your local printing company, Minuteman Press in Menlyn, to discuss the many benefits of branded overalls and how to arrange such branding for your business. Protective clothing that you choose for your workforce can serve a dual-purpose:

  • Enjoy the protective element, and
  • Utilise the advertising opportunity.

Bring your team together with branded overalls designed to benefit both your workforce and your business.

To learn more about branding overalls and other promotional gear and items, contact us at Minuteman Press in Menlyn via email or telephone today.

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