Need Help Knowing What Your Printed USB Sticks Will Look Like

If you’re considering ordering some promotional USB sticks printed with a logo on then it can be a challenge knowing which USB sticks will work best with your logo. After all there are hundreds of different models to choose from and they all tend to come in a range of different colours and finishes so it’s rarely a straightforward decision.

It gets even trickier if you’re trying to squeeze some additional text onto the USB sticks or perhaps get a complex logo or school crest printed. With only a relatively small amount of print space to work with you often have to compromise on what you can realistically print without making the logo or text so small that its not readable.

Of course some USB memory sticks like the credit card versions lend themselves to supporting larger more complex images but not everyone is wants a credit card or can easily visualise what their logo might look like printed on a credit card.

The easiest way to be sure that you choose the right style, colour and type of USB stick to show off your brand/logo to its best potential is to get some help from professionals who have both a design eye and are working with promotional USB flash drives day in and day out.

USB Mock-Up Examples

Most reputable and established suppliers of promotional flash drives will have their own in-house designers who can take your logo/brand and “mock it up” on a range of flash drives for you. Typically all they’ll need to generate the mock-ups is a reasonable quality image (even a jpeg will do for a mock-up) and a little bit of background about your company/school, any branding guidelines they need to adhere to any ideas you have – armed with this they will be able to send back to you a range of professionally produced illustrations showing you what you printed USB sticks could look like.

These mock-ups are great for narrowing down your selection and getting any internal sign-offs you need for the project to go ahead.

Do remember though that print quality artwork will need to be supplied before you can proceed from the mock-up stage to a proper factory proof – you’ll need high resolution artwork in vector form, ideally in eps, .ai, .pdf, .cad or swf formats – if you’re not sure just ask the designer who produced the mock-ups for you and they’ll help.

At USB2U we offer free mock-ups and use out own experienced in-house designers to produce these for you. If you’re in hurry we can turn around mock-up requests within a couple of hrs but you’re best to call if your request is urgent.

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