Other Lessons in This Course
- Stress Ball Design Tips and Tricks
- The Beginner's Guide to Image File Formats
- What is Vector Art?
- Color Scheme Tools
- What Makes a Good Logo?
- What Your Logo Says About You
- What is an Imprint Area?
- How to Make Promo Items Without A Logo
- Which Social Media Icons and Logos Can I Print?
- Minimum Font Sizes On Promo Items
- Why Do Monitors Display Colors Differently?
- What are My Imprint Color Options?
- Stress Ball Design Tips and Tricks
- Adding Color to Your Promotional Products
- Decoration Tips for Reusable Water Bottles
- How to Customize Your Cell Phone Wallet
Maybe you can’t afford fancy commercials, giant billboards, and a guest spot on Good Morning America, but you can still get a ton of attention with promotional stress balls. These giveaways may seem like little foam toys, but they have an enormous impact when it comes to advertising your company.
With thousands of options, it’s time for an easier way to find your perfect stress ball and keep your sanity. Luckily, we’re here to help you narrow down your options and create a good design. These are the tips to getting a good stress ball:
- 1. Pick the Right Stress Ball
- 2. Choose the Perfect Color
- 3. Design Your Stress Balls
- Keep It Simple
- Ask a Professional
- Choose Either a Logo or Text
Pay mind to the industry you work in and what might make the most sense. A wedding planner may want to have a bit of fun and advertise with heart-shaped stress balls. However, if you have a serious, professional brand voice, shaped options don’t really fit. It all depends on your brand and the message you’re trying to send to your audience.
Bright colors work well for schools, fundraisers, and community events, while neutrals are good for banks, law firms, and government agencies. Of course, it’s more important to make sure your stress ball isn’t a color that will clash with your design. For instance, if you have a white logo, you should print it on a darker color. Makes sense, right?
Now that you have the right stress ball for your company or event, it’s time to put a logo or message on the front. There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to designing your logo.
Choose the Right Font
Sans serif fonts, such as the ones listed below, are best for your stress balls. Many others tend to bleed together and make your message difficult to read.Choose:Arial Helvetica Verdana
You can preview any of these options, and many more, using the Free Font Preview Tool!
Use White for Words
While it may not seem as snazzy as hot pink or neon green, white is a classic color choice because it can be printed thick enough to result in a clear, crisp message.
Curve Your Text
Most stress balls have a round imprint, which means your words won’t read straight across. Keep it legible by curving the text.
Add Something Extra
Are you worried a simple message will look blah? Add a little image to go with your message.
Need suggestions? Try the Free Clipart Library from Quality Logo Products®!
Know Your Logo
If your logo is large and extremely detailed, it’s better to go with a text only option instead. Print only your company name and contact information.
Decide on the Colors
Some stress balls come with only one logo color included, while others allow for a full color imprint. Make sure you choose the best option for your design.
If you see something you don’t like on your digital proof, speak up and request changes to your design.
Find Your Perfect Match
You learned colors in kindergarten (probably), but do you know the specific blue in your logo?
Find out with the Pantone Matching System. You can even use the Pantone Color Matcher from Quality Logo Products®!
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You don’t have the same space to print on a stress ball as you would on a billboard. However, that doesn’t mean your brand won’t be just as noticeable. Stress balls are natural conversation starters, especially if they’re in a unique shape or handed out during an exciting event. It’s worth taking the time to make sure your design looks incredible!
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.