Custom Gift, Inc.
1080 Kaoopulu Pl
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825
|Custom Gift, Inc. is your one-stop shop for
business gifts. Our on-line catalog provides you over 80,000
promotional products from over 1,000 different manufacturers.
Founded in 1999, Custom Gift, Inc. is a division of Prestonwood Homes, LLC; Our goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction on each and every order.
Custom printed promotional products are our specialty. You can use these products as employee awards for your business, customer appreciation gifts, gifts for seminars, holidays and special occasions, or as convention gifts and trade-show giveaways. Put very simply, you get more choices, and lower prices, guaranteed!
Our guarantee is simple. We will not be undersold. If at anytime you find a published price on an identical item from any other promotional products distributor, we will beat it, guaranteed. We can offer this guarantee due to several factors. Our business model and state-of-the-art just-in-time inventory process allows us to maintain the lowest possible margins, and these savings are passed along to you with the lowest available price. We have over 80,000 products available on-line, and through industry associations and other business agreements we have access to over 650,000 products from over 3,000 different manufacturers, importers and suppliers. If you don't see what you need on our site, just ask us. We can very likely source it or have it made.
Our experienced, professional staff can usually research and return your call within hours, if not minutes, seven days a week. Custom Gift personnel have extensive experience finding the right product, at the right time, for the right price. Depending on the product and quantity you need, most orders can be custom printed with your name and/or logo and shipped within 1-2 weeks. Rush orders are fully expected and we can usually work within your schedule to accommodate shorter intervals.
For your convenience we accept Visa, MasterCard and
American Express. We also accept business and personal checks,
cashiers checks, money orders and electronic checks. Checks will
add an additional 2-3 business to your order after receipt. We
do require first time customers to pay for orders in advance.
Repeat customers may pay 50% when the order is placed and 50% upon order
|CUSTOM IMPRINTS and CAMERA READY ARTWORK:
We will help you to keep this simple.
It is often best to send your artwork and imprint requirements to us early in the process. This will allow us to determine if the format and resolution are sufficient for a clean, crisp imprint. If not, we can work with you and various third parties to reformat your artwork.
If artwork is not available in a "soft copy" format that can be e-mailed, most printers will also accept "Camera Ready Hardcopy." As the name implies, this is a clear, crisp printed black and white of the image, 600dpi or better. If the image has more than one color, then the hard copy must be color separated.
Custom Gift can use internal and external resources to convert your artwork into the camera ready format required. If external resources are required, we can often have your artwork reformatted with a one business day turnaround for $59.95, or two days for $49.95.
Although this does increase the costs of the order somewhat, most printers will require your artwork in Vector format in order to provide a custom imprint.
What is Vector Art?
Vector art is required by most printers to reproduce a clean, crisp image suitable for screen printing, hot stamping, pad printing or embroidery. Technically, Vector art uses a mathematical formula (geometrically perfect), which can be resized or reshaped without diminishing its sharpness or smoothness. Common applications include: ai, eps, cmx, cdr, dxf, wmf/emf. In general, the higher the resolution (dpi), the better.
Many common types of art do not usually provide the type of image that can be used for custom imprints. These types of art are "Raster" art, whereby the image is actually a picture that attempts to replicate each pixel. Raster art does not reproduce a good image for imprints. These artwork formats that usually do not work well include: jpg, gif, and bmp.
In summary, Vector art is good, Raster art is bad when it comes to imprints. If you can e-mail your artwork to us early in the process, we will share it with the actual printer to confirm it can be reproduced.
Most prices on our web site include a single color, single location imprint. The printing set-up charge will vary by product and printer, however it will usually range from $40-$65 per color, per location. Each separate color requires a separate imprint, so there is often a separate "run charge" per item. Of course, any set-up fees, artwork re-format charges or additional run charges will be itemized in your quote.
Bitmap (or "raster")
|Logo or Logotype
|Pantone Matching System (PMS)
Color scale used to precisely match colors for printing. Each hue has a coded number indicating instructions for mixing inks to achieve that hue. Available for spot colors and process colors in coated and uncoated colors.
Process in which a metal plate or die is heated and then pressed against foil into a surace, causing the pigments of the foil to transfer to the surface. Also called hot-stamping. Mostly used for business cards and stationary.
Printing process that creates color productions by overprinting screens that individually print magentas, yellows, cyans and blacks of variable specified intensities. This method of printing is used for pictures and artwork with gradient.
Imprinting method in which the image is transferred to the printed surface by ink squeegeed through a stenciled screen stretched over a frame. Screens are treated with a light-sensitive emulsion, then film positives are put in contact with the screens and exposed to light. The light hardens the emulsion not covered by the film, leaving a soft area on the screen for the squeegee to force ink through. Also called silkscreening. This method is only use for spot colors.
Dye transfer process where the image consists of a colored dye permanently embedded into the material surface of pores. Used to imprint messages, graphics and photographs on a variety of items, primarily mousepads, mugs, T-shirts, caps and trophy medals.