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Custom Ink’s Corporate Gear Guide

Posted By Kate Degen

You might not realize it, but there are a lot of great opportunities to incorporate custom gear & apparel into your corporate repertoire. If you’ve got a logo or tagline (even if you don’t, we can help!) then you can personalize t-shirts, promotional products, and more. Custom gear isn’t one size fits all, though, so below we’re guiding you through some of the scenarios where you can use custom apparel to make your business stand out. From everyday looks to team building goodies, we can help you build your suite of custom corporate products.

Custom promotional gear for tradeshows

Corporate gear for everyday

Employees love company swag, so make sure you have a lineup of gear they can wear to work, to the gym, or around town. We’d start with a t-shirt and add some killer accessories like a ¼ zip for the office and commuting and a reusable water bottle to keep on their desk or take with them on the go.


The New Era Heritage Blend T-shirt is a new favorite thanks to its unbelievably soft fabric and range of color options. We love the front rolled shoulder lines to give this vintage tee a little extra style. This premium choice is perfect for businesses looking for a top quality shirt. We can definitely see everyone wearing these on casual Fridays or to rep your company after hours.

Quarter zips

T-shirts are awesome, but you know it’s exciting to receive a premium item like a ¼ zip. The Under Armour Tech Quarter Zip Shirt is great for customizing for your brand with its soft sweat wicking fabric and anti-odor technology–talk about high tech! It has a roomy fit so it’s easy to keep at a desk or locker to put on when it gets chilly.

Water bottles

If you want to offer a truly coveted item, go for the 20 oz. Arctic Zone Copper Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle. The chic look is the perfect backdrop for your logo, and we love the translucent lid. It will keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 8 hours–perfect for those crazy work days when you forget to drink your coffee! It’s double walled and sweat-proof, making it perfect for taking on the go.

Products for your tradeshow tables

Isn’t the best part of a tradeshow all the goodies you can give out and receive? No? Just us? Well, if you’re looking to make an impression at your next event, we’ve got lots of promotional products you can customize for your business. We’d build our tradeshow table offerings by starting off classic with a notebook, then adding in some fun products like vinyl decals–and don’t forget an eye-catching tablecloth.


Maybe the most classic of office supplies, a Moleskine Notebook is a no brainer. People will be lining up at your table to talk to you–and snag one of these babies. This premium notebook with an elastic closure will let people know you’re all about quality.

Vinyl decals

We’re not sure about you, but we pick up free stickers and decals everywhere we go. It seems like everyone from coffee shops to breweries to tech companies have these up for grabs. The Full Color 4 Inch Circle Vinyl Decal is a fun item that will attract tradeshow attendees and is perfect for getting your brand out there–lots of people put them on their laptops or cars.


Make sure your tradeshow giveaways aren’t missed by dressing your table in a custom tablecloth. The Full Color 6’ Throw Tablecloth comes in a rainbow of colors and will prominently display your logo. Reuse it for all your tradeshows, conventions, and company events.

Swag for team building & offsites

Have an upcoming offsite for your team or a staff team building event but you aren’t sure how to make it special? We’ve got you covered. Whether attendees are excited or nervous, they’ll immediately be stoked to find out there’s company swag involved. We’d personalize some wow-worthy products like a backpack, vest, and phone case.


Having a spankin’ new backpack waiting for event goers will definitely get them excited. The Tranzip 15” Computer Backpack is one of our favorites thanks to its sleek and stylish look that’s still super functional. It holds large laptops and has pockets for organization. Your company logo would look awesome riding around on the back of it.


This piece is a double whammy because vests are a must-have corporate item, and it’s made by The North Face. The Thermoball Trekker Vest is a high quality, super warm vest that rolls up so small it fits in its own pocket! Between the trendy North Face branding and your own logo, employees will love keeping this at their desk or wearing to and from the office.

Phone cases

Choosing a phone case is a struggle–there’s just so many! Make it easy for your coworkers and customize the Full Color iPhone X Tough Phone Case for your team building event. It’s tough enough to protect your phone and comes in great colors like this sea green. And, your company logo will go wherever their phones do!

Client & customer gift giving

Outfitting your employees and repping your brand at trade shows is important, but don’t forget about your clients and customers! If you do some holiday gifting and want to let them know how important their business is to you, customize totes, PopSockets®, and premium outerwear.


A tote is perfect to customize for your giveaway. It’s functional for the gift getter and you can fill it with other goodies for them. How fun is this RuMe Classic Large Tote? It’s not only trendy, but it can hold up to 50 pounds, and still folds up small for bringing with you anywhere.


PopSockets® seemed to have “popped” up everywhere lately, so don’t miss out on this fund trend. These are perfect for giveaways because everyone that uses one will end up displaying your brand on the back of their phone. We love this version, the Laser Engraved Wood PopSocket®, available in rosewood and bamboo, and how your logo will be laser engraved. It brings a traditional vibe to this modern accessory.

Soft shell jackets

If you really want to show your appreciation, personalize this high end jacket for your client. The North Face Apex Barrier Soft Shell Jacket is sure to wow any recipient–it’s wind and rainproof, and heavyweight to protect in any weather. The super cozy brushed fleece interior will make it a fast favorite.

T-shirts are perfect for team building

Ready to get started on your corporate gear? Head into the Design Lab to personalize your favorite products, or check out our business templates for more inspiration. What business event do you have coming up? Tell us about it in the comments below!

Kate wants her work to impact the little but important moments in people’s lives—like birthdays, anniversaries, and family celebrations. She loves coming up with witty copy that might inspire someone to create an awesome t-shirt!

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