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PVC Flash Drives: A More Affordable Custom Memory Stick Option

Posted by USB2U on 22nd August 2011 | Permalink

We’ve said it many times before and we’ll say it again, custom USB flash drives help you stand out from the crowd of competitors. With nearly all markets in the business world becoming more and more crowded and harder to be heard it is imperative that companies can stand out and be noticed.  Think about the massive budgets that are spent on TV campaigns compared to the amount of adverts that you actually watch with the technology in TV nowadays or, even more importantly the number of adverts you remember for what they were advertising.  We are persuaded that some of the most effective marketing is getting something physical in someone’s hand that will make and impact and that they can use and interact with.  That’s why we believe a custom USB memory stick is the perfect option.

PVC USB FLash Drive Examples

PVC USB FLash Drive Examples

The word ‘custom’ may put many people off because it sounds expensive.  Custom USB flash drives will cost a little more than the standard branded USB memory sticks however the cost is continually decreasing with falling set-up and production costs.  However, if you are looking for a custom shaped USB flash drive but are on a tight budget we have just the thing for you, Custom PVC Flash Drives.

Our custom PVC drives can be produced in any 2-D shape allowing for a lot of creativity and they also come in five standard shapes; circle, square, oval, t-shirt and rectangle.  The drives can be printed in full colour, which makes it effective for complex logos and detailed images.  They’re lightweight and slightly squidgy and the USB connector slides back into the body when not in use so there is no cap to loose.  Basically the PVC USB flash drives have all the benefits of a custom USB flash drive but without any large tooling and set-up costs and they are available with a much more aggressive lead time.

Due to their low material costs a promotional USB PVC memory stick would be an excellent give-away at a trade event where contact will be made with a lot of potential customers.  The flash drives can be filled with a memory capacity of 64MB to 16GB giving a lot of flexibility and ultimate customisation.

To spend your marketing budget a little more effectively and to see some more examples of our custom PVC flash drives visit the Custom PVC Flash Drive product page or just dive right in and get a quote.


Announcing The New Flexible PVC USB Flash Drives From USB2U

Posted by USB2U on 17th May 2011 | Permalink

Custom USB flash drives manufactured in a 3-D shape have been possible for a number of years but typically they are not cheap and they have quite a long lead-time (you should allow around 6 weeks for the production and approval process).

PVC USB Flash Drives

PVC USB Flash Drives

Done well custom USB flash drives do look fantastic and there are some great examples around of flash drives manufactured in the shape of trucks, Nike trainers, eggs and musical instruments. Literally anything is possible providing you have the time and are prepared to spend a little more money on them compared to standard factory designs.

Custom USB flash drives are popular because they:

  • Create more of an impact when they are handed out
  • They generate “chatter” about the brand or product that the flash drive has been produced in the image of.
  • They’re good “ice-breakers” for sales people at the start of a meeting.
  • They work incredibly well at press events to launch a new product or service
  • They will be unique to the company that has commissioned them.
  • Just like any “regular” flash drive they can be supplied in a wide range of memory sizes and pre-loaded with sales or presentation documents before they are handed out.
PVC USB Flash Drive

PVC USB Flash Drive

The new PVC USB flash drives launched by USB2U have all of the benefits of a custom USB flash drive but without the large tooling and set-up costs and they are available with a much more aggressive lead time.

The PVC drives can be produced in any shape (2-D shape) and are supplied with an integral key ring attachment. They’re lightweight and the USB connector slides back into the body of the flash drive when not in use so there is no cap to use. The examples on this page show the wide range of shapes and designs that can be produced but literally anything is possible!

One of the beauties of these new flash drives is the quality of print that be achieved – both sides of the drive can be printed using a four colour print processes to generate a photo realistic finish. The quality of the print is really crisp and bright.

PVC USB Sticks

PVC USB Sticks

Because the flash drives are made from PVC the body of the flash drive is slightly “squishy” but this does not detract from the overall effect and is a positive advantage if you’re getting them produced in the shape of things like fruit or t-shirts.

So, if you’re looking for a flash drive that is a little bit different from the “norm” but you don’t want to pay (or wait) for a fully customised 3-D flash drive then these new drives might be just what you need.