The Good: Bold color choices, compact and sleek design, plenty of pockets.
The Bad: Pad only has 30 pages, slightly distressed imprint.
The Bottom Line: Given by itself or as part of a personalized desk set, the custom SIgN Wave Jr. Pad Holder is a fantastic way to get your brand repeatedly in front of new customers.
Design (8.2/10): (top)
The stitching along every surface is clean with no loose ends and matches the selected color, which really pops against the black portions. This also reinforces the pockets, which will make it a valuable asset in protecting the item against deterioration. The main pocket bends back easily and resumes it shape without any creases. Because the print is heat transferred directly onto the vinyl, it’s not as crisp as some of our other products. While small details are still distinguishable, there is a slightly faded look to larger solid portions of logos.
Features (9.2/10): (top)
Extra nerd points for the name of the product (“SIgN” wave, get it? They even make the “g” lower case for the less geeky to get a clue). There are nine colors available: Black, Gray, Hunter Green, Olive, Wine, Burnt Orange, Navy, Red, and Royal. This item will fit easily into glove compartments, tote bags, briefcases, desk drawers, and larger purses. There are four slots for ID/credit cards/business cards and one additional slot with a transparent window, perfect for a work ID or driver’s license. As a matter of fact, the custom SIgN Wave Jr. Pad Holder could conceivably replace or supplement a wallet or pocketbook. The pen slot is pretty small, and while it would make a good place to put a customized pen to maximize brand impressions, you better stick to thin stick pens if you want them to fit.
Price (8.6/10): (top)
They do come in at a few dollars each, so it’s not like you’re be tossing this into the crowd from your parade float. But considering they can be used over and over (the pad only has 30 pages, but any 5” x 7” refill writing pad will fit) and will be daily use items for many people, investing in the custom SIgN Wave Jr. Pad Holder is a long term investment. This item works well as part of a promotional set or on its own. The low minimum gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of pairing it with pens, pads, and other office supplies.
The SIgN Wave Jr. Pad Holder is a valuable product that can be distributed to potential clients or given as employee incentives. We recommend placing large orders to get volume discounts and then storing and giving them out as needed. They’re timeless! If you are looking for something like this and don’t have quite the budget, the personalized Neo-Tec Jotter Pad offers similar features at a lower price. There are fewer colors available, it doesn’t offer as many pockets for accessories, and the pen is attached on the outside of the item. If the SIgN Wave Jr. Pad Holder is on the right track but you’ve got a few more dollars to spend, the DuraHyde Writing Pad just might be the ticket. With an 8.5” x 11” writing pad and a sophisticated interior organizer, you can pack a lot more promotional punch.
Published by Jana Tropper
Date of Publication: Feb. 22, 2008
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