ADMATCH IS MOVING TO A NEW OFFICE!

Dear Valued Customers,

Our Admatch office will be moving to a new location starting on MONDAY MAY 5, 2014. We will be closed entirely on Thursday May 1 and have limited communication abilities on Friday May 2 due to the move.

OUR NEW ADDRESS:

ADMATCH REGAL
270 NORTH AVENUE
NEW ROCHELLE, NY 10801

PHONES & FAX LINE WILL NOT CHANGE:
Please continue to use:

1-800-777-9909 (toll-free)
212-696-2600 (main phone)
212-696-0620 (main fax)

orders@admatch.com (new orders)
art@admatch.com (artwork)
ask@admatch.com(quote requests & general inquiries)

Thank you for your patience and understanding during our move. Our new office will be equipped with a lot of new system features that will allow us to serve you much more efficiently and easily, which we are all excited to have.

Sincerely,
Your Friends at Admatch

Artistic Toy Welcomes Jim Burrow, MAS to Sales Team

Allentown, PA April 24, 2014 –

Artistic Toy Manufacturing, Inc., is honored to welcome Jim Burrow, MAS former PPAI Board Member and President of industry supplier Dart Manufacturing to their sales team. Jim has served on the Company’s Advisory Board for the last two years and has decided to help expand Artistic Toy’s footprint in Texas and Oklahoma.

Jim Socci, Artistic Toy, President, said, “Our industry is all about relationships and we are fortunate to have an advocate like Jim Burrow on our team”. Burrow will be calling on key accounts, exhibiting at regional shows, and getting the Company actively involved in Houston Promotional Products Association (HPPA) and Promotional Products Association Southwest (PPAS).

Jim Burrow commented, “This is a win for me and a win for Artistic. I’m excited to reconnect with many of my long time industry friends while at the same time build up the sales in this region so that it can be transitioned to a multi-line representative in the next 12 to 18 months.”

About Artistic Toy:

Artistic Toy designs, decorates, and manufacturers stuffed toys used for corporate advertising. Unlike other toy companies they only sell through a network of independent distributors and promotional consultants. They sew and stitch stuffed toy prototypes in the U.S. that go on to be mass produced in overseas factories. They also warehouse and decorate thousands of different styles of stuffed animals that are delivered in a matter of days. For more information visit www.artistictoy.com and find them on Twitter @artistictoy, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.

QUINN FLAGS ANNOUNCES A NEW FACILTITY AND ADDS STAFF

Quinn Flags, celebrating their 20th anniversary, announces they have completed the addition of a 2nd factory building with state-of-the-art capabilities to deliver the best quality flags and banners in the industry.  Quinn has also increased staff by 50% over the past 12 months to expand in-house design and production as well as improve customer service and introduce a new “Rush Service” program.

Owner Matt Quinn states “We passionately run our family owned business and with these new factory and staff additions we are better able to offer the highest quality USA Made products with top customer service.  We are dedicated to customer satisfaction, and stand behind our products 100%”.

To see the complete Quinn Flags Line, and stake advantage of our 20th Anniversary discount offer, please go www.PromoFlagMaker.com

PPAI: 360359, UPIC: Quinn, DC 357404, SAGE: 66646, ASI 80228

The Revolutionary Eyewear Company FOCALEYES, LLC Brings Branded, Low-Cost, Disposable Reading Glasses Into Focus

FOCALEYES, LLC, a market leader in the manufacture of paper 3D eyewear for the advertising, education entertainment industries announces the introduction of its new FocalEyes line of low-cost-eye glasses with patented Opti-Lens technology.

Reseda, California April 21, 2014

Imagine you’re sitting down in a dimly lit restaurant with this great menu you’ve been eager to try, but can’t read it because you left your reading glasses at home. Or you’re boarding an airplane and picking up the in-flight magazine, only to realize you packed your reading glasses in your luggage. Or have you ever tried to read the impossibly tiny printed instructions on a prescription bottle without your reading glasses? With this week’s launch of FOCALEYES Reading Assist Glasses, you and your customers can now see clearly in these types of situations.

FOCALEYES is an exciting, new patented product from FOCALEYES, LLC. The company was founded by successful entrepreneur Mark S. Margolis, who also owns Rainbow Symphony the leading manufacturer and supplier of 3D glasses, Fireworks Glasses and Eclipse Shades to the promotional products industry since 1975. Mark says, “You could live your entire life without ever having a pair of 3D glasses or Fireworks Glasses and be perfectly fine. Although fun and entertaining, you don’t need them. What people do need is an inexpensive, convenient pair of glasses that allows them to see and read in all types of conditions. Usually around age 40, people start showing signs of presbyopia and lose the ability to focus their eyes. People need glasses with corrective lenses to read. FOCALEYES Reading Assist Glasses solve this problem.”

FOCALEYES are low-cost, brandable paper frame reading glasses that are comfortable to wear, stylish and fun, and offer precise magnification in high- and low-light environments. They can be customized in any color or design, with any company logo or copy. “Any design you can think of can be printed on a pair of FOCALEYES frames,” says Mark. Additionally, FOCALEYES come in a variety of attractive stock frame designs, ready for your logo and creative touch. Inexpensive enough to give away, FOCALEYES are the perfect promotional item.

Besides all the custom benefits that will allow companies of all sizes and industries to tailor these paper reading glasses for their different customers or special events, Mark, who spent six years designing, perfecting and patenting the product to bring it to market, says, “A low-cost pair of reading or eye glasses just didn’t exist. The fact that we can make this product available to lots of people who really need it and for a very low cost is exciting! Think about the impact a product like this could have on people in the world who have no access to corrective lenses, and if they did, wouldn’t be able to afford them. Half a billion people worldwide are in need of eyeglasses!”

Other benefits of FOCALEYES include:

  • Available in four powers: +1.5, +2, +2.5 and a +5 magnifier (In the future, the goal is to introduce basic prescription corrections into the FOCALEYES™ frame system)
  • The +5’s are great for magnifying fine detail work (Think: using as part of a first aid or emergency kit to remove a splinter or dress a wound, or reading 4-6-point type on a prescription bottle)
  • Synthetic water-resistant laminated option for the rugged customer who might, for example, need to read a book or instruction manual while near water
  • Affordable price point at $1-$3 per pair (Most store-bought reading glasses run between $5-$20; prescription glasses run even higher, not to mention the cost of a doctor’s visit)
  • Wide range of quantities to meet every need, with only a 250 minimum order for custom branded glasses
  • Frames are made to last with two layers of extra-thick coated board; lenses are crystal-clear acrylic resin

To inquire with questions or to place an order, visit the FOCALEYES website at http://www.focaleyes.com or contact 818-708-8400 or Toll Free 800-821-5122

LEED’S LAUNCHES NEW DISTRIBUTOR TOOLS – eCatalog Series to Highlight Top Retail Brands

PITTSBURGH — April 15, 2014 – Leed’s, a leading supplier in the industry and member of Polyconcept North America, launched a new series of eCatalogs to help distributors promote the use of branded items for their projects. Brand eCatalogs now available on the Leed’s website include: Cross®, Cutter&Buck®, High Sierra®, Wenger®, Zoom™ and Elleven™.

Industry studies show that buyers prefer branded products over generic because they represent trusted quality. Those buyers also tend to purchase brands whose reputations align with that of their organization. To meet these needs, Leed’s offers more than forty brands to ensure there is a fit for every promotion.

To view and share the new brand eCatalogs, visit www.leedsworld.com. Products featured range in price from $1.98 to $199.98 across every category, making a branded promotion within reach for any project 

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About Leed’s

Leed’s is a leading promotional products supplier and founding member of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), which promotes quality, safety, and integrity among suppliers in the industry.  Known for the contemporary, retail look of its comprehensive line of corporate accessories, Leed’s products include bags, pens, padfolios, drinkware, memory, technology, awards, and more.  Relentless product innovation, energetic customer service, and dynamic client collaboration have garnered Leed’s numerous honors from distributors and industry trade associations across the United States and Canada, including the PPAI Star of Excellence and the ASI Distributor of the Year awards.  With global operations headquartered in New Kensington, PA, Leed’s has been synonymous with excellence in the promotional products industry for over 20 years.  Information about Leed’s is available at www.leedsworld.com.

About Polyconcept North America

Polyconcept North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of the world’s leading promotional products supplier Polyconcept, operates Leed’s, Bullet, JournalBooks and Trimark, four of the most successful brands in North America.  The Polyconcept North America companies provide recognized best-in-class services to the industry, ensuring the highest standards of reliability and quality. Highly complementary product ranges enable Polyconcept North America companies to provide the market with a very comprehensive assortment of products across all major product categories.  Further information is available at www.polyconceptna.com.

Pro Towels adds Frigitowel, a 100% cotton cooling towel, to their product line.

 

 

PITTSBURGH, PA – April 16, 2014 –

Pro Towels adds Frigitowel, a 100% cotton cooling towel, to their product line. The Frigitowel is cool right out of the bag and features a one-time use cooling sensation that lasts for hours. There is no need to activate with water, and unlike most traditional cooling towels, no need to reactivate. The Frigitowel is perfect for athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, the military, and construction workers. “The Frigitowel is a great addition to our successful line of fitness towels,” says Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Brian Porter, “and it sets itself apart from the competition in regards to its versatility and price point.”
To activate the towel’s cooling properties it must be removed from the packaging, shaken until completely unfolded, and then placed around the neck. The towel will become significantly colder than the ambient air temperature and has a clean citrus scent. For maximum cooling effect, it is recommended to keep the towel secure around your neck and occasionally reposition as needed. When the cooling sensation is no longer active the towel itself can be used over and over again.

Hub Pen Company Early Adopter of Industry’s ‘Product Safety Aware’ Compliance Program

Hub Pen continues product safety leadership

BRAINTREE, MASSACHUSETTS (April 16, 2014) – Hub Pen Company is proud to be among the first to achieve ‘Product Safety Aware’ status in the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Product Safety Awareness Program. This means Hub Pen has met or exceeded the PPAI product safety training and education requirements

Hub Pen has demonstrated its commitment to product safety by actively engaging its workforce and adopting a corporate culture prioritizing product safety compliance training and a commitment to continuing education.

“The PPAI Product Safety Awareness initiative is a great program aimed at educating suppliers on product safety standards as well as how to comply,” said Julie Herb, Materials Manager. “Hub has always made safety a priority. We inspect and thoroughly test all our products to make sure they comply with California’s Proposition 65 and all other national standards.”

“Distributors can be confident in the safety of our products,” said Joseph Fleming, President. “As a company we’re committed to meeting the evolving product safety compliance expectations of our industry.”

LEED’S LAUNCHES PINTEREST – Pinterest Showcases This Year’s Biggest Retail Trends

PITTSBURGH — April 9, 2014 – In an effort to help distributors stay ahead of the next big trend, Leed’s, a leading supplier in the industry and member of Polyconcept North America, has launched a Pinterest page. Led by the company’s in-house product design team, the page highlights fashion and retail trends popular with end-users.

Throughout the course of the year, the design team works to identify new trends as they examine style reports and visit design warehouses and shops across the globe. The Pinterest boards reflect the images that inspire their development, including color, fabric and pattern pins ranging from clothing to home goods. The products they develop are also pinned to showcase how customers can feature these trends in their next promotion.

Current boards reflect the four most popular trends for 2014, including Sour Punch, Fade Away, Split Decision and In Print. New trend boards will be added as they emerge. Distributors are encouraged to follow the page and use it as a tool to showcase these trends and products with their customers.

To see Leed’s inspired designs, visit www.pinterest.com/yourleedsworld.

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About Leed’s

Leed’s is a leading promotional products supplier and founding member of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), which promotes quality, safety, and integrity among suppliers in the industry.  Known for the contemporary, retail look of its comprehensive line of corporate accessories, Leed’s products include bags, pens, padfolios, drinkware, memory, technology, awards, and more.  Relentless product innovation, energetic customer service, and dynamic client collaboration have garnered Leed’s numerous honors from distributors and industry trade associations across the United States and Canada, including the PPAI Star of Excellence and the ASI Distributor of the Year awards.  With global operations headquartered in New Kensington, PA, Leed’s has been synonymous with excellence in the promotional products industry for over 20 years.  Information about Leed’s is available at www.leedsworld.com.

 

About Polyconcept North America

Polyconcept North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of the world’s leading promotional products supplier Polyconcept, operates Leed’s, Bullet, JournalBooks and Trimark, four of the most successful brands in North America.  The Polyconcept North America companies provide recognized best-in-class services to the industry, ensuring the highest standards of reliability and quality. Highly complementary product ranges enable Polyconcept North America companies to provide the market with a very comprehensive assortment of products across all major product categories.  Further information is available at www.polyconceptna.com.

 

BULLET INTRODUCES 32 NEW ITEMS AT INCREDIBLY LOW PRICES – Company promises continued value through low prices, quick service and extensive product selection

HIALEAH, FL – April 15, 2014 – Bullet, a subsidiary of Polyconcept North America, announces the launch of 32 new items to boost distributor sales this spring. This product launch represents several categories including technology, pens, lighting and drinkware – all offered at the incredibly low prices customers have come to expect from Bullet.

Due to the ever increasing popularity of tech-based products, heavy focus was dedicated to technology items. From new multi-function stylus pieces to mobile stands and earbuds, Bullet has a tech-accessory for every project and budget.

For more information on the newest products at industry-low prices, visit www.bulletline.com or www.bulletlinepromos.ca.

About Bullet

Bullet, a subsidiary of Polyconcept North America, is located in Hialeah, Florida and leads the promotional products industry with low prices and deep inventory.  For over 30 years, Bullet has built its reputation on consistently providing superior service, reliability and quality to promotional products distributors.  In 2010, Bullet further demonstrated its commitment to those values by attaining membership in the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), which promotes quality, safety and integrity among suppliers in the promotional products industry.  Bullet provides the largest selection of products in categories that include writing instruments, drinkware, bags, technology, key tags, stationery, lighting, fitness & recreation and travel accessories.  To learn more about Bullet, visit www.bulletline.com or www.bulletlinepromos.ca.

About Polyconcept North America

Polyconcept North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of the world’s leading promotional products supplier Polyconcept, operates Leed’s, Bullet, JournalBooks and Trimark, four of the most successful brands in North America.  The Polyconcept North America companies provide recognized best-in-class services to the industry, ensuring the highest standards of reliability and quality.  Highly complementary product ranges enable Polyconcept North America companies to provide the market with a very comprehensive assortment of products across all major product categories.  Further information is available at www.polyconceptna.com.

LEED’S OFFERS FRESH PRODUCTS FOR SPRING – New products introduced over a range of categories and price points

PITTSBURGH — April 15, 2014 — Leed’s, a leading supplier in the industry and member of Polyconcept North America, continues to inspire distributors with fresh new products for spring.  To keep distributors ahead of the competition, these new, on-trend products cover a range of categories and price points.

From the Neon Fruit Infuser BPA Free Water Bottle 24oz (1624‑17) to the In Print Ikat Cotton Shopper Bag (7900‑21), several items in this launch feature fashion trends that are popular in retail.  There are also two exciting additions to Leed’s Hunt Valley™ line including a cinch (0045-46) and compu-backpack (0045-45) which showcase the company’s proprietary new camouflage pattern modeled after the North American woodlands. Finally, as the leader in mobile tech, Leed’s is debuting the popular and affordable Amp Charger (7120-17) in a range of exciting colors, and several new cases for the iPad Air, including the Thule® Gaunlet™ iPad Air Case (9020-80).

To see all of Leed’s new products and services plus an electronic version of the April 2014 New Product catalog, visit www.leedsworld.com and www.leedsworld.ca. 

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About Leed’s

Leed’s is a leading promotional products supplier and founding member of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), which promotes quality, safety, and integrity among suppliers in the industry.  Known for the contemporary, retail look of its comprehensive line of corporate accessories, Leed’s products include bags, pens, padfolios, drinkware, memory, technology, awards, and more.  Relentless product innovation, energetic customer service, and dynamic client collaboration have garnered Leed’s numerous honors from distributors and industry trade associations across the United States and Canada, including the PPAI Star of Excellence and the ASI Distributor of the Year awards.  With global operations headquartered in New Kensington, PA, Leed’s has been synonymous with excellence in the promotional products industry for over 20 years.  Information about Leed’s is available at www.leedsworld.com.

About Polyconcept North America

Polyconcept North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of the world’s leading promotional products supplier Polyconcept, operates Leed’s, Bullet, JournalBooks and Trimark, four of the most successful brands in North America.  The Polyconcept North America companies provide recognized best-in-class services to the industry, ensuring the highest standards of reliability and quality. Highly complementary product ranges enable Polyconcept North America companies to provide the market with a very comprehensive assortment of products across all major product categories.  Further information is available at www.polyconceptna.com.