What are the Benefits of Employee Uniforms?

January 22, 2018

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 Randburg, 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 in Randburg that offers branded uniforms. Contact us for more information today.

Reasons Why Workers Wear Steel-Toed Boots

January 21, 2018

In South Africa – and in many places across the globe – workers have to wear protective clothing and shoes if they are working outdoors. Whether you run a construction company, an engineering firm or whether you simply have workers moving about on your property, it’s crucial that you can equip them with the right protective clothing to keep them safe at all times. Here are a few of the top reasons why people need to wear steel-toed safety boots:

  • Health and Safety Requirements

Not complying with national health and safety legislation can expose your business to fines and penalties. If you work in an industry where staff is subjected to potential hazards and dangers on the site, it’s crucial to invest in safety boots.

  • Comfort

Contrary to popular belief, steel-toed safety boots are very comfortable. Advances in production processes and a focus on more ergonomic designs have led to safety boots that are a vast improvement on the protective boots that workers had to wear years ago. An added bonus is that they look great!

  • Avoid Trip, Slip and Fall Accidents

Besides larger hazards and dangers on the site or at an office, there’s always the possibility of trip, slip and fall accidents, which greatly contribute to the number of health and safety incidents in work environments. Many safety boots have an extra layer of slip-resistant protection to contribute to the increased safety on the site or at the office.

  • Longevity

These shoes weren’t designed to need to be replaced every year. Safety boots were manufactured with durability and longevity in mind, so it’s an expense that will be worth the investment.

Minuteman Press is a printing company in Pretoria CBD that can design branded safety boots for your business. Contact us for more information today.

Discover the Benefits of Choosing Mechanic Overalls for Your Workshop

January 21, 2018

Have you ever noticed that really successful people tend to look the same every day? Whether it’s Steve Jobs and his signature black polo neck jersey and jeans, or a CEO with a crisp white collared shirt and tailored black skirt, one often sees successful people (who can undoubtedly afford to spend a lot of money on trends and fashion) in the same outfit every day. What’s the reasoning behind a minimalist wardrobe?

  • Minimise the risk of decision fatigue

Decision fatigue, where your critical thinking skills wear down if you make a lot of decisions throughout the day, is very real. If you are ‘the decider’ in a business, then it’s a good idea to consider things that you can streamline to keep your decision-making abilities focused on the things that really matter. Things like clothes, snacks or the route you take to work, for example, are just examples of things that you must decide on during the course of a normal day, but that can be eliminated from the burden of your day-to-day decision-making.

  • Always feeling comfortable in your clothes

While it’s fun to play around with colours, styles and trends, it’s possible that the latest fashion not only doesn’t compliment your body type that well, but also that you feel a bit uncomfortable in the clothing. When you stick to a few items that you know suit your body and make you feel well put together, then you know that you can go about your daily tasks without worrying about clothes that don’t fit or look right.

Minuteman Press is a printing company in Port Elizabeth CBD that can help you with uniform design and branded uniforms. Contact us for more information today.

Discover the Benefits of Choosing Mechanic Overalls for Your Workshop

January 21, 2018

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 Pinetown, 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 within 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 Pinetown, 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 Pinetown via email or telephone today.

Different Types of Safety Shoes for Different Job Roles

January 20, 2018

In the past, ‘safety boots’ conjured up images of unsightly black boots that were worn on construction sites. Corporate clothing manufacturers have vastly upgraded the designs, look and feel of a number of safety shoes to make sure they’re not only more comfortable than ever before, but also much better looking. Here’s a brief overview of the different types of safety shoes that are available:

  • Safety-Toed Shoes

People working in factories and other industrial environments are all too aware of the hazards that can arise from moving heavy equipment around. Safety-toed shoes have a special reinforced section that creates a hardened cap around the toe section of shoes.

  • Steel Insole Shoes

Shoes with steel insoles are used to keep a person’s foot stabilised. If for example, a person has to push pedals on an industrial lifting equipment, the steel insole shoes can prevent the foot from shifting. This will help to avoid joint and bone problems that may arise from having your foot angled and pressured in certain positions.

  • Electric Hazard Shoes

Some safety shoes have been designed to reduce the risk of an electric shock. Electrical hazards can pose many risks on site. So, if workers are moving between wiring, electrical devices and other high voltage equipment, then electric hazard shoes should be worn.

Regardless of the types of hazards in your work environment, you need to make sure that your workers are wearing the appropriate safety boots to help them perform their jobs safely. Minuteman Press is a printing company in Pietermaritzburg that can offer you a wide variety of branded safety boots. Contact us to learn more today.

Promotional Clothing Helps to Brand Your Business

January 18, 2018

Branded clothing has such a huge impact on how people see your business. Whether you’re investing in t-shirts that are worn on certain occasions or corporate attire that is worn daily, there are many reasons why this can be the perfect branding exercise for your business. Here are just a few:

  • Give your Business a Professional Look

Enforcing a dress code in a workplace can be tough. Especially in places like South Africa, where people come from different cultures and are spread across various social economic levels. It is virtually impossible to prescribe to people what constitutes ‘appropriate work attire’. Branded uniforms put everyone on the same level and give your work environment a professional look.

  • Extend Your Brand Name

If people are wearing branded clothing with your company name and logo on it to work, then they’re undoubtedly wearing it when they’re out-and-about after office hours as well. Branded clothing can be a great conversation starter as people may wonder which company a person works for. This gives your employees an opportunity to talk about their jobs and their career goals. It also helps visitors identify your staff easily.

  • Corporate Gift Ideas

Clothes are great corporate gift ideas. You can have corporate clothing designed according to the image that you want your company to present and give these away to valuable clients as presents.

Minuteman Press is a printing company in Newton Park that specialises in branded clothing. Contact us for more information today.

3 Benefits of Having a Business Card for Your Home Business

January 18, 2018

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 Nelspruit 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 Nelspruit, 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.

Why Promotional Clothing is Perfect for Branding Your Business

January 17, 2018

There are few things that can have such a huge impact on how people see your business as branded clothing. Whether you’re investing in t-shirts that are worn on certain occasions or corporate attire that is worn daily, there are many reasons why this can be the perfect branding exercise for your business. Here are just a few:

  • Professional Look

Enforcing a dress code in a workplace can be tough. Especially in places like South Africa, where people come from different cultures and are spread across various social economic levels. It is virtually impossible to prescribe to people what constitutes ‘appropriate work attire’. Branded uniforms put everyone on the same level and give your work environment a professional look.

  • Extend Your Brand Name

If people are wearing branded clothing with your company name and logo on it to work, then they’re undoubtedly wearing it when they’re out-and-about after office hours as well. Branded company clothing can be a great conversation starter as people may wonder which company a person works for. This gives your employees an opportunity to talk about their jobs and their career goals. It also helps visitors identify your staff easily.

  • Corporate Gift Ideas

Clothes are great corporate gift ideas. You can have corporate clothing designed according to the image that you want your company to present and give these away to valuable clients as presents.

Minuteman Press is a printing company in Montague Gardens that specialises in branded clothing. Contact us for more information today.

Different Types of Safety Shoes for Different Job Roles

January 16, 2018

In the past, ‘safety boots’ conjured up images of unsightly black boots that were worn on construction sites. Corporate clothing manufacturers have vastly upgraded the designs, look and feel of a number of safety shoes to make sure they’re not only more comfortable than ever before, but also much better looking. Here’s a brief overview of the different types of safety shoes that are available:

  • Safety-Toed Shoes

People working in factories and other industrial environments are all too aware of the hazards that can arise from moving heavy equipment around. Safety-toed shoes have a special reinforced section that creates a hardened cap around the toe section of shoes.

  • Steel Insole Shoes

Shoes with steel insoles are used to keep a person’s foot stabilised. If for example, a person has to push pedals on industrial lifting equipment, the steel insole shoes can prevent the foot from shifting. This will help to avoid joint and bone problems that may arise from having your foot angled and pressured in certain positions.

  • Electric Hazard Shoes

Some safety shoes have been designed to reduce the risk of an electric shock. Electrical hazards can pose many risks on site. So, if workers are moving between wiring, electrical devices and other high voltage equipment, then electric hazard shoes should be worn.

Regardless of the types of hazards in your work environment, you need to make sure that your workers are wearing the appropriate safety boots to help them perform their jobs safely. Minuteman Press in Midrand is a printing company that can offer you a wide variety of branded safety boots. Contact us to learn more today.

Networking 101: What to Do with Those Business Cards After an Event

January 15, 2018

After a conference, exhibition, client meeting or other networking events, many people are left with more business cards than they care to process. Some people you meet will immediately be categorised as potential business contacts. But what about all the industry contacts that you just know you won’t be doing business with soon?

Instead of leaving all these business cards in your car or stuffing them into a desk drawer, use this as a golden opportunity to start building your network. Here are some things you can do to help you make the most of this opportunity:

  • Google their name

A business card doesn’t really give you a lot of information. You may be surprised to discover that the person who came across as “average” is actually a well-respected person in the industry. Do a quick Google search to find out what’s being written about the person before you decide to discard the business card.

  • LinkedIn Search

LinkedIn is a great place to do a bit of research on a person. Here you can get a neat overview of someone’s work history and experience, where they studied, who their contacts in the industry are and what type of skills they are endorsed for by their peers.

  • Digitally Archive the Info and Reach Out

It’s tough to keep track of names and contacts. So, make sure you are capturing the information digitally. Also, be sure to reach out via email if it’s someone that you want to connect with in the future.

Ensure that your own business cards are memorable. Contact Minuteman Press in Meadowdale for business card design and printing services today.

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