Benefits of Branded Clothing for Your Business

April 21, 2018

Randburg is characterized by large lavish homes and an abundance of boutiques. One of its major attractions is The Brightwater Commons which is designed around the concept of an urban shopping space. 

Is branded company clothing a good idea for your business? Here are six simple advantages that branded clothing presents for your business:

  1. It Gives People Something in Common

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. Boosts 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. 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.

Minuteman Press is a printing company in Randburg that can help you with corporate clothing. Contact us if you need a reputable branded Barron company clothing supplier.

Equipment for Security Guards

April 21, 2018

Did you know that Pretoria (also known as Tshwane) was initially called Pretoria Philadelphia – which means “Pretoria of brotherly love”?

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 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 Pretoria CBD that will help you with uniform design and branded Barron uniforms. Contact us for more information today.

Top Reasons to Wear Steel-Toed Boots

April 21, 2018

Port Elizabeth is a major port which is also known for its numerous beaches. Also known as The Bay it is one of the largest cities in South Africa, situated in the Easter Cape.

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 Port Elizabeth CBD that can design branded Barron safety boots for your business. Contact us for more information today.

Benefits of Wearing a Proper Uniform

April 20, 2018

Pinetown has had a somewhat subdued reputation as a light industrial town. But of late things are changing and this suburb of Durban is gaining quite a reputation in the property market. 

Are you considering branded uniforms for your business? This is a great idea for several reasons. Here are five reasons why wearing a proper uniform is important:

  1. Customer Service Expectations in Your Industry

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. 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. 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. 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.

Minuteman Press is a printing company in Pinetown that can help you with uniform design, and they supply branded Barron uniforms to your business. Contact us for more information today.

3 Benefits of Having a Business Card for Your Home Business

April 19, 2018

Pietermaritzburg is home to great international events, such as the Comrades Marathon, the Duzi Marathon, the Midmar Mile, the Royal & Garden Show, Art & Cars in the Park and International cycling events like the UCI BMX World Championships.

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 Pietermaritzburg 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 Pietermaritzburg, 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.

Benefits of Employee Uniforms

April 18, 2018

Newton Park lies close to Greenacres, Adcockvale, Fernglen and Perridgevale. It is an upper middle class suburb, ideally placed for easy access to beaches, St George’s Park Cricket Stadium and Cape Road CBD.

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 Newton park, 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.

Calendars are a Great Marketing Tool

April 18, 2018

Nelspruit is a gateway to Kruger National Park, which is the famous home to elephants, zebras, rhinos and other wildlife. It has since been renamed as Mbombela.

Calendar printing is still something that many South African (and international) businesses are investing in. And for good reason! 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 smart phones, 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.

If you are a business looking for a high-impact, affordable and long-lasting way to market your brand, then consider a printed calendar. Minuteman Press in Nelspruit is a printing company 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.

Promotional calendars offer year-round benefits. 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.

Contact Minuteman Press in Nelspruit for calendar printing 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.

What are the Benefits of Choosing Mechanic Overalls for Your Workshop?

April 15, 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 Meadowdale, 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.

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.

Contact Your Local Printing Company About Branding Your Mechanic’s Overalls

It is highly recommended that you speak with your local printing company in Meadowdale, Minuteman Press, 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 Barron overalls and other promotional gear and items, contact us at Minuteman Press in Meadowdale via email or telephone today.

Trend Forecasting for Tomorrow’s Corporate Clothing

April 14, 2018

Situated east of Pretoria Lynnwood is an upmarket suburb most likely named after an American suburb of the same name. It is a well-developed area, lying to the east of the city centre of Pretoria.

‘Trend forecasting’ often gets used in the financial sense. However, everyone from interior designers to fashion experts and product innovators can predict the future of their industries based on changes within the market. Here are a few trends in the corporate clothing market that you should take note of:

  • Styles Are Changing

In the past, corporate clothing was generally limited to golf shirts, t-shirts and caps. Companies are increasingly looking for ways to differentiate themselves from the competition, which means that corporate branded clothing manufacturers are vastly expanding their ranges. Some of the latest trending items include polo shirts, beanies, scarves and branded sportswear. If you are considering investing in corporate clothing for your employees, be sure to take your time browsing through clothing catalogues before you make your decision. You will be amazed by the sheer number of options available on the market today!

  • Individualised Options

While some employees will regard corporate clothing as a perk, others may not like the idea of wearing something that can be seen as a ‘uniform’. In this case, it’s great to be able to give employees options so that they can use their branded clothes as an opportunity to express their individuality. Instead of only having a few options in one colour, why not have a few different patterns and styles designed in various shades of your corporate colours. This will get employees involved in the creative process and give them a sense of ownership.

Minuteman Press is a printing company in Lynnwood that specialises in branded Barron uniform design. If you want to invest in a few show-stopping items that will boost the morale of employees and increase brand recognition, then contact us today.

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