In honor of hockey playoff season, I’m bringing you all the hat-tricks and tips when researching and ordering for your next event!
It’s my humble opinion that hats and caps are some of the most underrated promotional items.
For instance, when you are thinking about your next trade show, giveaway, or party, I could bet the first 5 items you think about purchasing do not include a hat.
Was I right?
I thought so.
Hats are universal and one of the easiest ways to promote your brand. It’s a walking billboard – why not take full advantage?!
However, there are a few specifics to keep in mind before ordering.
Hat TipsTip #1: 5 or 6 Panels?
If you are looking to screen print your logo on the front of your cap, it is recommended to stick to 5 panels. This ensures a seamless imprint.
This doesn’t mean you can’t imprint on a 6 panel cap, though! A popular alternative when using a 6 panel cap is using a screen printed patch! These can be sewn anywhere vertically on the cap, including over the seam!
Tip #2: Think Outside The Box!
Traditionally speaking, we are used to seeing a logo front and center on a cap. This could make your brand and logo blend in with everyone else, don’t you think?
How do we get you to stand out?
Let’s change up that location!
Think about throwing your logo a little off center, on the side, or even on the back. Do multiple locations, even!
Tip #3: What size?
Like I said, hats are universal. Sizes, however, are not. But, don’t worry, I still have a solution!
Heads come in all shapes and sizes. And large events and trade shows will see all of them. In this case, the cap’s closure is very important. Let’s go with an adjustable closure so we meet everyone’s needs!
Of course, for smaller and more intimate events or giveaways, we can certainly find the exact sizes you are looking for!
Hats to Keep in Mind…Or On Your Head
Now that we’ve had a crash course in caps, let’s see some of the goods!
Here are some popular cap options to consider!
Richardson® Low Profile Trucker Cap
Structured six panel low profile trucker cap with pre-curved visor and adjustable plastic snapback. Made of 47/28/25 cotton / nylon / polyester material. Size Medium/Large (7″ – 7 3/4″).
Pigment Dye Washed Cap. 100% cotton cap, relaxed fit. Self fabric closure with shoe buckle.
Chino cap with abrasion bill and crown, unconstructed with hook & loop closure.
Chino Mesh Cap. 6 panel unconstructed Chino twill front with mesh back. Metal sliding buckle closure.
Promotional Trucker cap
Six panel flat bill trucker cap. Brush twill front, mesh back. Plastic snap back closure.
What do we think about these hat tips? Are you intrigued? I sure hope so!
Let us know how we can help find you the perfect hat for your next event!