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How to Make Promo Items Without a Logo

Alyssa Mertes

Published: July 23rd, 2020

One artwork-related question my students often ask is how to design a logo for printing on promotional items. The good news is, Quality Logo Products can help...and we won't charge you! That's right, it won't cost you a penny to create your own design for your promotional products.

All you have to do is check out our exclusive Logo Generator on the Quality Logo Products website to witness the branding magic. You'll have access to the finest of things including: a hand-curated Clipart Library, a full selection of PMS and embroidery colors, and a fully-fledged font library.

Looking for an image that's not in our library? Not to worry! Submit a clipart request to our design team, and they'll generate an image that fits your branding needs.

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Do You Want to Build a Logo?

If you're looking for a product to hand out at events like weddings, birthdays, family reunions, or bar mitzvahs, there's a good chance you don't have a corporate logo readily available. No worries! Our Logo Generator will help you instantly create a custom design. Simply enter your company information and optional additional details such as a tagline, established date, and initials.

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If Your Logo is Ready to Go

Already have a design you'd like to use? We've got you covered. Our talented design team will work to get your logo printed on the product of your choice. Best of all, most of our artwork services are absolutely free!

Whether you create a logo through our Logo Generator, or already have artwork ready to go, our dedicated customer service team is ready to help. We'll make sure you receive the product of your dreams!

The Big Three

You can create an impressive amount of artwork with very minimal design knowledge. Here at Quality Logo Products we use three things to help create your artwork:

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Text: Whether it be a little or a lot, never underestimate the simple power of text.


Font: Fonts have the ability to convey various branding traits, choose wisely!


Clip Art: A simple illustration, shape, or symbol adds the perfect touch to your artwork.

Sometimes we use all of these, and sometimes we just use a few. Either way, we're here to make sure your logo looks great on your promotional products.


The Simple Power of Text

A logo's text can range from something as simple as a company name, to an entire tagline. Examples include: "Mary's 50th Birthday" or "Annual Kent Family Reunion." Depending on the item you want to buy, text may be the only design you need on your promotional products. Items with skinny imprint areas ... like pens and sunglasses ... actually look the best when you limit your imprint to a simple line of text.

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Having Fun with Font

When it comes to a promotional item, sometimes using a fun, simple, creative, loopy, or wacky font can say more about your brand or event than all the pictures in the world. We have a complete font library on our website available to use at no additional cost. But don't feel limited by just these options... we're downloading new ones every single day!

Pro tip: Even if you love decorative or distressed font, make sure that your text is still readable. You don't want to put a lot of time and money into promotional items just to find out that no one can interpret the message.

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Adding a Visual Punch with Clipart

There are many free, high quality images available in our Clipart Library. Our customers can easily customize their products with icons and images using this handy resource. Clipart can be a very simple, classy addition to any giveaway, whether it's for a wedding or a corporate event. Imagine you're having a beach-themed party. Adding a simple palm tree to your product next to the text "Sam's Beach Bash '17" gives your giveaway a bit of extra flair!

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Bring the Stock to Backgrounds

Let's say you want to create personalized mouse pads, sticky notes, or magnets. The great thing about these products is that you (generally) have the capability to design the entire surface of the product. You'll have a huge canvas to promote your event or organization! Want some even better news? Many of the factories we work with have different options of stock backgrounds for customer use. For instance, if you want to get your school name printed on somc apple note pads, you can print your text on the stock background, without having to worry about losing the integrity of your design or the shape of the product.


Where We Come In!

Still not sure if you're ready to tackle artwork for your promotional items? We're here for you! Everyone in our Art Department knows what it takes to create a great image, and will work with you on creating a high quality design. Even if you only have a general vision for your artwork, our customer service team will chat with you and get a sense of what you're looking for.

Our #1 Priority with Your Artwork

Your satisfaction with your products is our number one priority. Before your items are sent into production, we require your signature on an art approval. You'll have the opportunity to see your product and suggest any changes before everything is printed.

You don't have to have a detailed, official logo to create great giveaways. With a little mixing of text, Clipart, and the Quality Logo Products Art Department, you'll have a visually irresistible finished product.

If you have any questions at all, we would love to hear them! You can contact us by email, by phone (866) 312-5646, or via our live chat.

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Even though we offer many artwork services to make your promotional items shine, in no way do we consider ourselves a professional logo design company. If you are looking to get a full fledged logo designed for your company or organization to use on your website and other branding, we highly recommend you work with a graphic design company or freelance professional.

Quality Logo Products are experts on all things printed and promotional. Let our team of awesome, incredibly good looking, and fun promo nerds help you select awesome promotional swag today!

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Alyssa Mertes

Alyssa Mertes

Alyssa is the Lead Copywriter at Quality Logo Products. As a promo expert, she's uncovered the world's first custom tote bag, interviewed the guy behind rock band ACDC's logo, and had a piece published by the Advertising Specialty Institute, a leader in the promotional products industry.