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August 26, 2014
We can now offer a brand new method of branding on some of our clothing options: debossing.

If you are looking for a subtle, sophisticated alternative to standard branding on your clothing, debossing is
just what you need. We can deboss your logo on a selection of our t-shirts, golf shirts and jackets. Please see the list of products that can be debossed at the bottom of this blog.

Debossing on clothing is a popular trend in the international corporate market and it is brand new in South Africa! It is a unique way to leave a lasting impression on your corporate clothing. 

What does the debossing process entail?

The debossing process starts with your logo or artwork cut into a metal plate. The plate, or die, is then heated and pressed into the clothing to leave a lasting mark. (imagine something similar to the old branding irons, but much more sophisticated)

The result is a subtle, tone on tone branding with great detail.


This new branding process is completely different than embroidery or printing and is a creative new way to help accentuate your brand. You can even combine the embossing with printing for a totally new look.

For more information about our new clothing embossing, please contact us.

Our clothing items that can be branded with embossing:


BAS-3402
STRIKER COOL FIT T-SHIRT - MEN
T-SHIRTS
BAS-3403
STRIKER COOL FIT T-SHIRT - LADIES
T-SHIRTS
BAS-3400
STRIKER GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
BAS-3401
STRIKER GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
BIZ-3610
SPLICE GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
BIZ-3611
KIDS BIZ COOL SPLICE GOLF SHIRT
GOLF SHIRTS
BIZ-5080
TALON GOLF SHIRT MENS
GOLF SHIRTS
BIZ-5081
TALON GOLF SHIRT LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
BIZ-3602
ICON GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
BIZ-3603
ICON GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
BIZ-3641
UNITED GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
BIZ-3642
UNITED GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
BIZ-3606
RESORT GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
BIZ-3607
RESORT GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
BIZ-3612
MONTE CARLO GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
BIZ-3613
MONTE CARLO GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
BIZ-3604
ELITE GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
BIZ-3605
ELITE GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
BIZ-3608
FLASH GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
BIZ-3609
FLASH GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
SLAZ-5835
SLAZENGER TRIUMPH GOLF SHIRT MENS
GOLF SHIRTS
SLAZ-5836
SLAZENGER TRIUMPH GOLF SHIRT LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
SLAZ-1001
SLAZENGER JEBEL GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
SLAZ-2100
SLAZENGER JEBEL GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
SLAZ-809
SLAZENGER COOL FIT SPORTS GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
SLAZ-3221
SLAZENGER TECHNICAL GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
SLAZ-3220
SLAZENGER TECHNICAL GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
SLAZ-3208
SLAZENGER JACQUARD GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
SLAZ-3207
SLAZENGER JACQUARD GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
ELE-4000
QUINN GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
ELE-4001
QUINN GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
ELE-4002
NYOS GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
ELE-4003
NYOS GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
ELE-4004
MITICA GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
ELE-4005
MITICA GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
ELE-5612
SHIMMER GOLF SHIRT MENS
GOLF SHIRTS
ELE-5613
SHIMMER GOLF SHIRT LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
ELE-4007
TASMAN GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
ELE-4006
TASMAN GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
GP-3506
GARY PLAYER WYNN GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
GP-3507
GARY PLAYER WYNN GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
GP-3502
GARY PLAYER ADMIRAL GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
GP-3503
GARY PLAYER ADMIRAL GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
GP-3508
GARY PLAYER MEDINAH GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
GP-3509
GARY PLAYER MEDINAH GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
GP-3504
GARY PLAYER WESTLAKE GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
GP-3505
GARY PLAYER WESTLAKE GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
GP-3500
GARY PLAYER AUGUSTA GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
GP-3501
GARY PLAYER AUGUSTA GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
GP-4152
BELLERIVE GOLF SHIRT - MEN'S
GOLF SHIRTS
GP-4153
BELLERIVE GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
GP-4150
OAKLAND HILLS GOLF SHIRT - MEN'S
GOLF SHIRTS
GP-4151
OAKLAND HILLS GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
GP-5250
GARY PLAYER PENSACOLA GOLF SHIRT MENS
GOLF SHIRTS
GP-5251
GARY PLAYER PENSACOLA GOLF SHIRT LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
CB-5500
CUTTER & BUCK KINGSTON GOLF SHIRT MENS
GOLF SHIRTS
CB-5501
CUTTER & BUCK KINGSTON GOLF SHIRT LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
CB-3550
CUTTER & BUCK GOLF SHIRT - MEN
GOLF SHIRTS
CB-3551
CUTTER & BUCK GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
CB-5800
CUTTER & BUCK HAWTHORNE GOLF SHIRT - MEN'S
GOLF SHIRTS
CB-5802
CUTTER & BUCK SULLIVAN GOLF SHIRT - MEN'S
GOLF SHIRTS
CB-5801
CUTTER & BUCK HAWTHORNE GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
CB-5803
CUTTER & BUCK SULLIVAN GOLF SHIRT - LADIES
GOLF SHIRTS
BAS-4750
CROMWELL SOFTSHELL BODYWARMER - MEN'S
BODYWARMERS
BAS-4751
CROMWELL SOFTSHELL BODYWARMER - LADIES
BODYWARMERS
BAS-5165
BENNETON ZIP-OFF FLEECE JACKET MENS
FLEECE JACKETS & SWEATERS
BAS-5166
BENNETON ZIP-OFF FLEECE JACKET LADIES
FLEECE JACKETS & SWEATERS
SLAZ-4930
MICRO FLEECE JACKET - MEN
FLEECE JACKETS & SWEATERS
SLAZ-4931
MICRO FLEECE JACKET - LADIES
FLEECE JACKETS & SWEATERS
BAS-1008
CROMWELL SOFT SHELL JACKET - LADIES
JACKETS
BAS-1007
CROMWELL SOFT SHELL JACKET - MEN
JACKETS
BAS-3408
ATTICA SOFT SHELL JACKET - LADIES
JACKETS
BAS-3409
ATTICA SOFT SHELL JACKET - MEN
JACKETS
SLAZ-816
SLAZENGER CATALYST SOFT SHELL JACKET - MEN
JACKETS
SLAZ-817
SLAZENGER CATALYST LADIES SOFT SHELL JACKET - LADIES
JACKETS
SLAZ-3215
SLAZENGER APEX SOFT SHELL JACKET - MEN
JACKETS
SLAZ-3216
SLAZENGER APEX SOFT SHELL JACKET - LADIES
JACKETS
ELE-4024
JOZANI HYBRID SOFTSHELL JACKET - MEN
JACKETS
ELE-4025
JOZANI HYBRID SOFTSHELL JACKET - LADIES
JACKETS
ELE-4026
JASPER HYBRID JACKET - MEN
JACKETS
ELE-4027
JASPER HYBRID JACKET - LADIES
JACKETS
ELE-4022
IBERICO SOFTSHELL JACKET - MEN
JACKETS
ELE-4023
IBERICO SOFTSHELL JACKET - LADIES
JACKETS
ELE-4014
FERNO BONDED KNIT JACKET - MEN
JACKETS
ELE-4015
FERNO BONDED KNIT JACKET - LADIES
JACKETS

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August 25, 2014
The cookie holder coffee mug us a fun and innovative travel mug with a separate compartment to store your biscuits. This cool coffee mug is the ideal coffee break companion!

We supply a large variety of coffee mugs, but the cookie holder coffee mug is one of our most popular options. This is a great quality stainless steel thermal travel mug with a plastic handle and lid. The bottom of the mug has a screw-off compartment in which you can store your sugar, cream or cookies.

For those of us who love to dunk a cookie in their coffee this is a great gift idea.

Cookie Holder Coffee Mug Amcam61940 Features:

  • Thermal stainless steel mug
  • Plastic handle and lid
  • Twist-off cookie compartment
  • Mug capacity: 400ml
  • Compartment capacity: 200ml

We supply and brand these cookie holder mugs in South Africa. If you are looking for a unique yet useful office gift for your staff or clients, look no further. This mug is something that clients can use over and over again. It is a great hit.

Other popular promotional coffee mugs include the mug and spoon, colour changing mug and standard printed coffee mug. To order your branded coffee mugs, email us now.

We deliver door to door throughout South Africa.

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August 18, 2014
Ideas for year of end gifts are so important in the working world. Everyone wants to know that they are values and appreciated for the work that they do.

Brand Innovation has a huge variety of great end of year gifts for you to choose from. Whether you are looking for a nice thank you gift for your employees or a luxury gift for your executives, we have it all.

Please let us know your budget, minimum and maximum, and we will put together a few suggestions to suit your need.

August is a perfect time of year to get planning, don’t delay, remember, the 7 P’s.
Proper prior planning prevents pitifully poor performance.

So let us know your needs and we will give you gift ideas that are perfect for your marketing budget. We are here to help make your life a little easier.

For today, we are highlighting the spectacular Zoom Power Bank that keeps its charge for up to 6 months.

The Zoom Energy Extreme (TECH-4241)

This is one of our best and longest lasting power banks. What makes the Energy Extreme Power Bank so special is that once you charge it, it keeps it's charge for up to 6 months! Most power banks only keep the charge for a little while and then have to be recharged before you can use it.

This is also an extra tough charger with a rubber exterior that is scratch proof and shock absorbent. It is great for the outdoors.

Zoom Energy Extreme Power Bank Features:

  • Size: 10.2(l) x 5.3(w) x 2.8(h)
  • Capacity: 5600mAh
  • weight: 180g
  • Input Current: 5V 1A
  • Output Current: 5V 2.1A
  • Discharge Time: 6-7hrs
  • Recharge Time: 6-7hrs
  • Standby time: up to 6 months
  • Accessories: Micro USB cable, carabiner
  • Compatibility: iPad/tablet, iPhone, game console, Android/Windows phone, iPod touch/music device Charges itself and smartphones at the same time
  • Shake power bank to check the remaining battery life
  • Impact, splash and dust resistant 
  • built in LED flashlight

To order your power banks, email us now. If you are looking for the perfect corporate gifts for your year end functions, please also contact us and we will give you great gift ideas.
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August 13, 2014
A Parker pen and pencil set is a great gift idea for any businessman or businesswoman. An engraved pen set is something special that your clients will value and can use on a daily basis.

We supply a range of great pen and pencil sets, but the Parker pen sets are always our best sellers. People all over the world know and trust the Parker pens brand, so you can be sure that you are getting great quality and reliable writing instruments.

These pen and pencil sets are corporate gifts that you will be proud to brand with your company name.

Why choose a Parker pen and pencil set?:

  • Reliable and trusted brand
  • Known worldwide
  • Great quality 
  • Suitable for men and women
  • Great for engraving

Our Parker IM Stainless Steel Chrome Trim ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil set is a top seller. These pen sets are especially popular as end of year gifts for clients and staff.

We can engrave both the pen and pencil with either your logo or a personalized name.

These stunning executive pen sets are presented in a premium Parker gift box which is ideal for gift giving. No need to wrap up the set, simply gift the giftbox.

To order your Parker pen sets, please email us now. Get your year end gifts now, to avoid rushing in November.



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August 07, 2014
Eco friendly bags are a popular effective way to advertise your company. Branded eco bags are a great, environmentally friendly alternative to the plain plastic bags used when shopping. 

Our eco friendly bags are all made of recycled or renewable materials. These shoppers can be used over and over again and can even be recycled again.

Why use eco friendly bags?

  • Reusable
  • Recycleable
  • Clients love them
  • Large branding area

We have a range of eco friendly bags available in different styles, materials and sizes. When you think of an eco bag, you might think of a hessian or jute bag. These are the classic, rough material bags available in natural colours. Our popular Greenvale Shopper is an example of these bags.

On these types of bags we generally only print in 1 or 2 colours, and because of the bag texture, fine detail doesn't always show clearly. 

Our other eco bags are made of non-woven material. These bags, such as the Friendly shopper and the Expo shopper, are also eco friendly and can be recycled and reused. The non-woven bags are a more cost-effective option and are great as giveaways at conferences and events.

A benefit of using the non-woven bags, as opposed to the eco jute and hessian bags, is the branding. These bags have a large branding area and because the material is not as rough as the other bags, we can print more colours and more detailed designs.

Which ever eco friendly bags you prefer, they are all fantastic for promoting your company and supporting sustainable living. Show your clients that you care about the environment and go green with these promotional bags.

View our Eco Friendly Gifts category for more great gift ideas, or email us to order your bags now.

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August 05, 2014
Promotional gifts for the office is a great way to liven up your working environment and to inspire your employees. 

Studies have shown that giving your workers some cool desk gifts to use and decorate their working space helps to keep the office motivation up. Sometimes all you need is a little colour on your desk to break the monotony of the work week.

We have a range of great promotional products for the office.

Top Selling Promotional Gifts for the Office:

  • Mousepads
  • Memo Cube Holder
  • Desk Calendars
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Desk Clocks

At the Brand Innovation offices we also like to use promotional products for our desks. Right at this moment, I have a cool branded gel mousepad, a colour changing coffee mug and a memo cube holder right at had. 

The Colourburst Gel Mousepad is definitely one of our personal favourites, and a definite hit with our clients.

These computer mousepads have a built in gel wrist rest for extra comfort. These ergonomically designed mousepads are available in a range of bright colours that brightens your office.

The large flat surface also provides you with a great branding area. Print your logo, company details or a creative, unique design.

If you prefer a standard mousepad without the wrist rest, we also have custom made rubber mousepads. On these mats we can print a full colour digital design. With these desk gifts you can let your imagination fly wild to create a great promotional campaign.

For more promotional office gifts or to order your mousepads, please email us now.
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August 01, 2014
Our strongest powerbank is a great portable charger that can charge larger tech gadgets such as iPad and Android tablets. 

The SuperBoost 10 000mah Power Bank is a trendy and modern looking back up charger for your phone and mobile devices. This powerful portable charger has a rechargeable lithium ion battery that has a large capacity and strong enough output to charge all the latest iPad tablets and other eReader devices, game consoles, smart phones and more.

Features of our Strongest Power Bank

  • Input: 5V = 1000mAh
  • Output: 3 x 5V = 3000mAh
  • Capacity: 10 000 mAh Power Bank
  • Automatic power distribution system
  • A-Grade Lithuim-ion cell
  • Charging time: Approximately 10 hours
  • Recharging Time: Approximately 4-10 hours
  • Dimensions: 141 x 62 x 24mm
  • Weight: 290 g
  • Material: ABS Plastic

This power bank has three USB output ports and 1 micro USB input for recharging. You can charge up to three phones or smaller electronic devices. When charging your tablet, it is recommended to not charge any other devices simultaneously.

The SuperBoost includes a fantastic charging cable with the 3 most popular fittings; 30 pin iPad and iPhone 4, lightning pin for iPhone5 and up, micro USB for Samsung, BlackBerry, etc.

These awesome powerbanks have a large branding area on the front and back that makes for a great advertising opportunity.

Our 2nd strongest power bank is the Zoom Energy Bar Pro; a 8400mAh capacity charger that is also capable of charging tablets. 

To order your iPad power banks and Android tablet power banks, please contact us now!
For all our charger options, please browse through our Technology products catalogue.
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July 31, 2014
Branded BIC Lighters are a great way to light up your brand! A printed lighter with your company logo makes for a very useful giveaway item.

A lighter seems to be something you are always in need of and often without. Having a distinctive looking lighter helps you identify it and keep it from getting miss placed. Printed lighters are very popular.

Why Choose BIC Lighters?

  • Best Quality - Goes through vigorous testing
  • SABS Approved
  • Child-resistant Lighter
  • Great branding opportunity

Watch this great video on how BIC Lighters are made and what safety tests they go through:




BIC lighters are the brand you can trust. All BIC lighters are safety tested and are SABS approved. These are the best quality promotional lighters in South Africa.

We supply printed BIC lighters, with your logo on one or both sides of the lighter. This is a great marketing item to give to clients.

The Standard BIC Flint Lighters are available in 3 different sizes:

  • BIC Maxi
  • BIC Slim
  • BIC Mini

We also supply the BIC electronic lighter.
All of these lighters can be printed with up to 5 colours on each size.

For a full colour digital print, the order has to be imported from BIC international and the lead time will be longer.

To order your BIC Lighters in Johannesburg, Cape Town and throughout South Africa, contact us now.
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July 29, 2014
A gold pen is a luxury corporate gift that is often a great idea as a long service award or appreciation award. These beautiful Parker pens with their eye catching golden shimmer makes any recipient feel special.

Gold is the colour of prosperity, generosity and wealth. That makes a gold pen the perfect business gift. Our Parker IM Gold Ballpoint Pen is a stunning, high quality writing instrument that embodies the bold nature of gold.

Parker IM Gold Pen Features:

  • Ballpoint pen with black ink
  • Brushed gold barrel and trim
  • Presented in Premium gift box


An engraved Parker pen is very popular as a corporate gift, because it is functional and valuable. Having any gift engraved with a personalized name makes it very special and memorable.

Add to the fact that the engraved pen is gold and your clients will know that they are receiving something truly precious.

These Parker pens are also available in a pen and pencil set.

Other gold pen options:

Cross Century Classic 10 karat Gold Pen
Ferraghini Gold Pen and Fountain Pen Set
Golden Scribe Pen

To order your beautiful corporate gift gold pens, email us now!
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July 28, 2014
Cotton golf shirts are often the the staple of a company uniform because they are versatile and suitable for everyone. 

A branded cotton golf shirt is a classic that looks professional and is comfortable. This makes it suitable for many different companies and industries, ranging from corporate office jobs to retail. An embroidered logo on the left chest of a shirt is a great way to identify and promote your company.

We are a supplier of cotton golf shirts and we have a great selection for you to choose from. One of our most popular options is the US Basic Boston Golfer.

US Basic Boston Golf Shirt (BAS-803 & BAS-804)

  • 100% cotton combed, pique knit
  • Weight: 180gm2
  • 2 button collar
  • Self-fabric neck tape
  • Available in mens and ladies
This is a very popular promotional golf shirt, because it is available in a large range of colours. Choosing a golf shirt with a colour that matches or compliments your logo colour is a great way to emphasise your branding.

The US Basic Boston Cotton Golf Shirts are great quality, cost-effective shirts that are available in both mens and womens styles.

To order your golf shirts in South Africa, please email us now. We deliver straight to your door, anywhere 

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