Meet Our MD Carrie Parkinson

2nd February 2016

Carrie Parkinson established Lancaster Printing in 2010. After completing her degree in printing & graphics and working for a print company in the US, she decided to set up her own UK-based business. I caught up with Carrie and asked… READ MORE

Vape Bands

19th January 2016

We’ve had a number of requests for vape bands over the last few weeks and the popularity of this product seems to be gaining momentum. Vape bands are rubber bands that fit neatly over e-cigarettes or vape pens. They can… READ MORE

The Problem with New Year’s Resolutions

7th January 2016

The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that we set out with lofty intentions, arming ourselves with lists, calendars, post-its and coloured marker pens, but by February our business goals have been discarded along with our green juices, non-alcoholic wine… READ MORE

Promotional Products for Gyms and Sports Clubs

17th December 2015

According to The Guardian, gym membership spending has soared by 44% in the last year. This is partly due to the increase in budget gyms offering more flexible contracts. The increase in wearable technology and apps has also provided users… READ MORE

Christmas Opening Times 2015

14th December 2015

We will be closing for Christmas on 23rd December and will re-open on 4th January. Though the office will be closed during the holiday we are still taking orders. You can place an order in the usual way either through… READ MORE

Snap Bands

8th December 2015

Our snap bands are a fun alternative to silicone wristbands. When gently tapped they will roll themselves around your wrist or ankle for a natural and comfortable fit. Their tactile nature and bright colours make them popular with children and… READ MORE

Panto Flags

30th November 2015

We love this time of year. Yes, it can be a little fraught at times but we love the festivities and the annual traditions; the festive food, Christmas markets, carols, concerts and pantomimes. It wouldn’t be Christmas without these things…. READ MORE

Promoting Your Business With Custom Car Flags

13th November 2015

Car flags are often associated with national sporting events like the Olympics or the World Cup. In the run up to those events we certainly see a surge in sales. However, we find that car flags are popular throughout the… READ MORE

Increasing Brand Awareness with Promotional Products

26th October 2015

In last week’s post we looked at people’s perceptions of promotional products and how they can influence purchase decisions. The BPMA research we referred to found that the best branded free gift is ‘a useful novelty item that is relevant… READ MORE

Promotional Products – What People Think and Whether They Influence our Purchase Decisions

21st October 2015

In 2013 the BPMA carried out a survey into people’s attitudes and perceptions of promotional products. The results show very clearly that free branded gifts can persuade us to change what we buy. 1,000 people were surveyed, 579 men and… READ MORE

Custom Car Air Fresheners Explained

12th October 2015

Custom car air fresheners have always been one of our staple products. They are popular throughout the year and particularly in the winter months, due to increased car breakdown services and car repairs. In some respects car air fresheners are… READ MORE

10 Steps to Successful Promotional Products

5th October 2015

The BPMA recently carried out research where promotional products were compared to print, web, direct mail and TV. Research results showed that promotional products motivate twice as many people to take action, they invoke loyalty in three times as many… READ MORE

Promotional Products for Autumn and Winter

28th September 2015

Now that autumn is officially here we find that demand for specific promotional products increases. Of course many of our products are non-seasonal and are popular all year round but the following are frequently requested during the autumn and winter… READ MORE

Our Top Tips on Custom Lanyards

23rd September 2015

Lanyards are one of our staple products. They are not a seasonal item and are ordered frequently throughout the year from a wide range of customers. Lanyards have a variety of uses including holding staff ID badges and electronic passes,… READ MORE

Rewarding Excellence

14th September 2015

Now that the new term has started we’re noticing an increase in the number of promotional products purchased to reward excellence in schools. According to The British Psychological Society, ‘students are encouraged to perform better when there is the prospect… READ MORE