What is the Reason Why Successful People Hardly Change their Wardrobe?

July 23, 2018

Did you know that Randburg is home to some fine golf courses like Randpark and Windsor Park? 

It is interesting to note that really successful people rarely change their wardrobe and tend to look the same every day. It could be Steve Jobs and his signature black polo neck jersey and jeans, or some big company 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?

  • It Helps to 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.

  • Comfort in sticking to what you know

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.

For more information, contact Minuteman Press, a printing company in Randburg that can help you with uniform design and branded Barron uniforms.

There is a Variety of Safety Shoe Types for Different Work Environments

July 22, 2018

Did you know that the statue of Paul Kruger in Church Square in Pretoria was commissioned by Sammy Marks, of Sammy Marks Museum fame?

In the not too distant past safety boots were considered very unattractive and uncomfortable to wear.  But this is no longer the case. Corporate clothing manufacturers have vastly upgraded the designs, look and feel of a number of safety boots 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 the Pretoria CBD that can offer you a wide variety of branded Barron safety boots. Get in touch us to learn more today.

What are the Reasons for Wearing Uniforms?

July 21, 2018

Did you know that Port Elizabeth is the southernmost large city on the African continent, just farther south than Cape Town?

What are uniforms and why do some people prefer to wear them? Uniforms are a set of clothes that are worn by people from a particular organisation or institution. Sometimes uniforms may be required to perform certain jobs and tasks. Uniforms may also be worn to identify people, for example from a specific school or a company.

Here are some benefits and reasons why uniforms are preferred:

  • Consider all the mental energy a wardrobe requires. Each morning, you wake up and wonder what the weather will be like. Then you need to mentally prepare the clothing items that will not only keep you comfortable for the weather, but also for the required situation (if you’re meeting a client, for example, you might want to look more formal than if you are going to play action cricket after work). A uniform eliminates a lot of this type of planning while ensuring that you are always presentable, distinguishable and comfortable.
  • Certain tasks require branded uniforms. Security guards, for example, must have a security company’s name and the word ‘security guard’ on their uniforms. Firefighters require uniforms that are heat and flame resistant.
  • Some companies have uniforms that their employees wear. In the customer service industry or the hospitality sector, this will help clients to distinguish employees from guests.
  • Company uniforms are often regarded as a perk. It’s also a great way to unify people. With the cost of corporate attire becoming increasingly expensive, many people appreciate the option to wear uniforms to work.

For more information, contact Minuteman Press, a leading printing company in Port Elizabeth CBD specialising in uniform design and branded Barron uniforms.

This is why Caddies All Wear the Same Uniform at The Masters

July 21, 2018

Did you know that Pinetown is home to one of the oldest cricket clubs in KwaZulu Natal?

If you have ever been to a golf course you must have noticed that golf caddies all wear the same uniform at the Masters. Though the uniform colours may differ depending on the tournament, caddies usually wear white boiler suits and a green (or other colour) hat.

In the past, golfers didn’t have their own caddies with them on the golf course. The golf course or tournament organiser would assign a caddie to the player for the event. This practice was common many decades ago but largely died out in the 1970’s. One of the reasons why a uniform was provided for the caddies is also because the earliest caddies at the Augusta National were poor men from the local community. The official uniform that they received on the day helped them to look professional for the event.

It was not until the early 1980’s that the US Masters eventually changed its policies. However, even though the players could take their own caddies to the tournament, they were still required to wear the traditional uniform.

While this was a long-standing tradition in golf, many sports require specific protective clothing, overalls or other types of branded gear. The logic behind this is simple: not only does it make it easy for players and spectators to distinguish between players and helpers on the field, but it also protects players, caddies and other helpers from the risks involved with being at an outdoor sporting event, such as exposure to the sun, runaway balls, etc.

Minuteman Press is a printing company in Pinetown that can design and print branded Barron overalls and many other types of clothing for you. Contact us for more information today.

This is why Caddies All Wear the Same Uniform at The Masters

July 21, 2018

Did you know that Pietermaritzburg boasts ‘Butterflies for Africa’, a top family attraction where visitors walk amongst butterflies from around the world as they fly freely in a lush environment?

If you have ever been to a golf course you must have noticed that golf caddies all wear the same uniform at the Masters. Though the uniform colours may differ depending on the tournament, caddies usually wear white boiler suits and a green (or other colour) hat.

In the past, golfers didn’t have their own caddies with them on the golf course. The golf course or tournament organiser would assign a caddie to the player for the event. This practice was common many decades ago but largely died out in the 1970’s. One of the reasons why a uniform was provided for the caddies is also because the earliest caddies at the Augusta National were poor men from the local community. The official uniform that they received on the day helped them to look professional for the event.

It was not until the early 1980’s that the US Masters eventually changed its policies. However, even though the players could take their own caddies to the tournament, they were still required to wear the traditional uniform.

While this was a long-standing tradition in golf, many sports require specific protective clothing, overalls or other types of branded gear. The logic behind this is simple: not only does it make it easy for players and spectators to distinguish between players and helpers on the field, but it also protects players, caddies and other helpers from the risks involved with being at an outdoor sporting event, such as exposure to the sun, runaway balls, etc.

For more information, contact Minuteman Press, a leading printing company in Pietermaritzburg that can design and print branded Barron overalls and many other types of clothing for you.

What is the Reason Successful People Hardly Change their Wardrobe?

July 18, 2018

Did you know that the upper middle-class suburb of Newton Park is ideally placed for easy access to beaches, St George’s Park Cricket Stadium and Cape Road CBD?

It is interesting to note that really successful people rarely change their wardrobe and tend to look the same every day. It could be Steve Jobs and his signature black polo neck jersey and jeans, or some big company 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?

  • It helps to 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.

  • Comfort in sticking to what you know

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.

For more information contact Minuteman Press, a leading printing company in Newton Park that can help you with uniform design and branded Barron uniforms.

Specials Reasons Why Wearing a Proper Uniform Is Important

July 18, 2018

Did you know that Nelspruit is home to the Sudwala Caves, regarded as the oldest known caves in the world?

Are you aware that branded uniforms are a great idea for promoting your business brand? There are several reasons why. Here are five reasons why wearing a proper uniform is important:

  1. Makes your staff distinguishable

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. Offer as a 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 Staff 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. Builds Equality and Unity

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. Promote the Right Attitude

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.

For more information, contact Minuteman Press, a printing company in Nelspruit that can help you with uniform design, and they supply branded Barron uniforms to your business.

How Your Business Benefits from Branded Clothing

July 16, 2018

Did you know that Midrand has the largest conference centre in South Africa, Gallagher Estate, which hosts a wide range of events and expos throughout the year?

Did you know that branded company clothing can go a long way in promoting your business? Here are five simple advantages that branded clothing presents for your business:

  1. It Unites You Employees

Branded clothing has a unique way of uniting a team. Whether your employees are wearing branded items to compete in a sporting event, or whether they are wearing branded clothing to the office on certain days, it will help create a united front.

  1. Promotes Corporate Culture

What is your corporate culture like? Perhaps you will decide on branded chinos and collared shirts? Or maybe t-shirts and funky caps are more your style? Branded uniforms are a great way to showcase your company’s culture to the staff as well as for all visitors to see.

  1. Create External Brand Ambassadors

Do you have loyal customers who are not only excited about but also invested in your business? You can give branded clothing items away. Or why not sell them at your business. This way, you will be contributing to brand awareness by creating external brand ambassadors for your company.

  1. Create A Cohesive Atmosphere

Matching apparel makes employees easy to identify and it creates a sense of cohesion within your company.

  1. Serves as Corporate Gift Items

If you take part in networking events, regularly exhibit at conferences and expos or periodically see clients, then you can give away branded apparel as a gift. Everybody loves free clothing and high-quality apparel is something that they will appreciate and use.

Contact Minuteman Press, a printing company in Midrand that can help you with corporate clothing. and reputable branded Barron company clothing.

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?

July 14, 2018

Did you know that the CSIR, which is one of the leading scientific and technology research and development organisations in the continent, is virtually up the road from Lynnwood?

Are business cards still useful in today’s digital age, where it’s so easy to find someone’s contact details online? You may think not.  But as a printing company in Lynnwood, we know all too well that companies are still investing in business cards for their staff and here’s why:

  • Keeping the 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.

  • You Stand Out from Your Competitors

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.

  • A Useful Reminder

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.

  • Makes it easy for people to research you

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.

For more information please contact Minuteman Press in Lynnwood. We will help you with everything from business card design to business card printing.

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