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    Are you STUMPED for a new idea that will attract attention to your firm? Do you want to ESTABLISH your new marketing strategy and increase your market share?  For more than two decades, Karin's Custom Images (KCI) has been designing creative promotional product programs targeted for individual clients and their marketing goals with innovative tools and unique product ideas. Awards, Recognition and Incentive Programs are our core expertise. So, if you have a specific idea in mind or require something new and distinctive, let our KCI team help you to develop the incentives that will attract YOUR target audience. KCI will guide you every step of the way — ON TIME and WITHIN YOUR BUDGET.

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    There are a wide variety of awards designed to show appreciation, note a special achievement, give credit for charitable contributions and acclaim team participation. Awards are limited only by your imagination and the size of your budget.

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    Corporate sponsors help make up the products that are given away to the participants in golf tournaments. Some ideas include: Personalized canvas duffel bags are given to each participant, filled with golf items donated by several different corporations such as golf balls with two color logos, golf tees, bag tags, divot fixers and much more. Prizes, prizes, prizes! A tournament needs prizes and can include ball retrievers, putters, golf bags, Swiss army knives, flashlights, golf club covers, gloves, hats, brass golf tools and kits...the list is endless!

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    Business, school, group and event logos can be affixed to wearables to create a casual yet professional image, instill school or team spirit, serve as a momento/fundraiser and provide service workers with a cooperate identity.

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    You have put a lot of hard work into making your company grow and prosper, so you want your company name to represent that distinctive image to the world. If your logo is not used consistently, it will lose the name recognition necessary to bring your organization's name to mind. Establishing your strategy and increasing your market share by investing in the right type of brand recognition is key to your future. Karin's Custom Images knows the power of brand recognition and we are skilled in assisting companies with the development of that very powerful image—the logo.

Shop Online

Karin's Custom Images has a number of online catalogs to check out. Order online, or if you need assistance, call Karin at 703-309-6446 for advice and suggestions.

Frequently Asked Questions

HURRY! HURRY! HURRY!

RUSH production times are available, but they may incur additional costs.

I DO HAVE A FEW IDEAS BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START-WILL YOU HELP ME?

Karin's Custom Images is available to guide you all the way so don't hesitate to contact us any time you need help or have questions

DO YOU MAKE 'HOUSE CALLS?'

If you would prefer that we come to your business location for a meeting, let us know! We can facilitate your initial 'tour' through the promotional products catalogs, and provide you with ideas, samples and pricing to meet your particular budget.

I HAVE A VERY SHORT DEADLINE-WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR ME?

We will find a factory to meet your deadline, whether you need it tomorrow or 3 months from now. Let KCI help you with your order.

DO YOU NEED ARTWORK FOR MY ORDER?

That depends on whether or not you are using a logo. If you do plan to use a logo - we will need a high resolution verson of that artwork to use now; the logo will be kept on file for all future projects.

DO I PROVIDE YOU WITH THE ARTWORK EXACTLY AS I WANT IT PRINTED?

Not necessarily. KCI can do the artwork for you. Once it is ready, we will send you a proof to approve before production.

I HAVE A TIGHT BUDGET - DO I PAY THE PRICES I SEE LISTED?

Not always; KCI has worked out special pricing schedules with our partners and we pass those prices on to you whenever possible.

HOW CAN MY FIRM BE MORE EFFICIENT IN THESE COST-CONSCIOUS TIMES?

When we learn of a special run or a similar item that will work for your promotion that is less expensive than your original product, KCI will make every effort to give you the best pricing we can at the time you place the order.

OOPS-WE NEED A LARGER QUANTITY THAN ORIGINALLY ORDERED - WHAT NOW?

If your order has not been produced yet we can usually add the desired quanity and ship it with your original order.

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY PRICING IF I ORDER A QUANTITY THAT ISN'T LISTED?

Usually, items are bunched in unit quantities of 250, 500, 1000. If your order falls between bunched quantities, of say 350 units, you would pay the 250 unit price until your order reaches 500. We will discuss this with you during the initial order request.

OUR EVENT WAS CANCELED SO WE WON'T NEED THOSE GOLF SHIRTS; NOW WHAT?

Of course we will try to work with you as best we can because we understand that these things can happen. If the golf shirts have been ordered but the factory tells us that they aren't embroidered yet, we will cancel the order but the factory may require a restocking fee for the shirts. You will be responsible for both the shipping and restocking fees. If, on the other hand, the embroidered/screen printing has been done already, KCI will be unable to honor your cancellation request.

DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT BEFORE PRODUCTION BEGINS?

We require a (50%) deposit on your first order. It can be paid with a bank check, Visa, Master Card or American Express card before we begin production. The balance will be charged when the order ships.

HOW LONG DOES AN ORDER TAKE TO ARRIVE?

Each manufacturer has a different production schedule, so the length of time will vary on each order placed.

SO, IF YOU TELL ME THAT MY ORDER WILL BE SENT 'IN A WEEK', WHAT DOES THAT REALLY MEAN?

Factories will let us know how many production days your order will require. If they tell us '5 working days' and today is Monday, then the production wil begin after the factory receives camera ready artwork that is ready to go to print. If we get all of the artwork to the factory on the same day the order was placed - the count down will begin the following day. Typically, an order with a 5 working day production will ship the following Monday. Since orders ship from all over the United States, shipping times will vary. We will always discuss timeliness with you when the order is placed.

DO I HAVE TO COME TO THE KCI OFFICES TO PICK UP MY ORDER?

No, your order will be delivered directly to you from the factory.

TELL ME ABOUT OVER RUNS AND UNDER RUNS - WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY DO THEY EXIST?

An over run occurs when you order 100 units and actually receive 105. An under run happens when you have placed an order for 100 units but receive only 95. You will pay only for what you have received. Over and Under Runs exist because it is a way to keep end user costs down. If the factory cuts production off at 100 units exactly, it is possible that only 90-99 may have been printed well enough to pass their strict quality control process. If the factory cuts it off at 100 you will probably receive at least 100 and may receive several additional units more. You can always request no over or under runs, depending on budget or quantity needs because you only pay for what you receive. Quality Control is important- we want you to look your best!

HOW EASY IS IT TO SHOP ONLINE?

This is a great way to see what's new and exciting from the comfort of your own computer. Simply Click on Shop Online, then Click on Product Search. At this point you can either type in the name of the item and Click Search or else make your search more specific by clicking on a Category from the drop down list. You then Click on that option and begin your Search. There are many products that will be displayed for you to consider. If you click on any of the item prompts, you will be able to see them and get more information. As always, if you need help, call or email us.

IF I PLACE AN ORDER ONLINE WILL THE ORDER BE PLACED AUTOMATICALLY?

Yes and No. KCI receives your online order request when you place it. We then quickly review the order for clarity, acknowledge it with you by telephone or email, and answer any questions you might have. An order cannot be placed until we confirm the details with you.

What our clients say...

Patrice Olivier-Wilson, Biz-comm, Inc.

"We have worked with Karin Collis since 1998, providing promotional items to Biz-comm's clients across the United States. There has never been any instance when our clients weren't pleased with the products or service. Karin is diligent about being sure the orders are on time and the products are of the best quality. She often goes that extra step when assisting clients in picking the correct product, providing ample samples and product information. She can be trusted to do what she says she will do, and on time."


L. Van Slyke, EIS International

"Karin has always come through for us, no matter what. She takes the hassle out of ordering speciality items and helps our company put forth the right image."


H. Billingslea, PeopleSoft, Inc.

"We can count on Karin's Custom Images to deliver a superior product on or before our deadline every time!"


Jennifer Rae, Invitation to Better Things, LLC

"Karin brings the higher level of quality and expertise service to our marketing and advertising. She taught me that this industry is more than the promotional items themselves. It's the on-going message one's company portrays to succeed."


Vienna-Tysons (VA) Regional Chamber of Commerce

"Karin's Custom Images provides the best in Advertising Specialties for a diverse clientele...KCI has developed a reputation for top quality products and responsive service."


Kim Certo, Dry Home Roofing

"The show is this week – it is a relief to have such reliability and efficiency on our team! The shirts are GREAT~Thanks Karin!"


Laura Hills, Blue Pencil Institute

Karin Arnette recently gave me one of her imprinted finger lights as an example of this fresh new idea for a promotional product. I tossed the finger light into my purse but subsequently found it to be useful to illuminate restaurant menus and to locate items in the bottom of my large purse in dark situations. But little did I know that that this little light would become so important to me. Recently, we had a huge storm pass through that knocked out the power in our region. Upon returning home that night to a dark neighborhood and house, my husband offered to go into the house by himself and phumpher his way through the dark so he could get to one of our flashlights and escort me inside. That's when I remembered the finger light in my purse. My husband took the light from me gratefully and used it to light his way through our pitch black house so he could safely get to the laundry room, where we keep a large flashlight. Since then, I have come to appreciate not only how useful it is to have a small flashlight with you for dark restaurants, movie theaters, parking lots, and the like, but also how having a light can save the day in an an emergency. I highly recommend this promotional product.