Branded Journals are the simple way to share your brand with others.
A journal is a type of record. We all use them each and every day to write details about everything, from important notes for work to our shopping lists. So, on behalf of a marketing opportunity, by placing your logo on the front of something so useful, you are allowing your company to get right in front of customers’ eyes.
At your next conference meeting think about everyone that has a plain notebook in front of them. And the places their notebook is taken after it. For example, at home and the workplace. Imagine if each one had your brand on it, the brand exposure would be incredible! Therefore, just by handing out a low-cost gift to potential customers at your next meeting could result in hundreds of others seeing your brand too.
In addition to being a great giveaway to customers, they are also a nice gift to hand out to staff members to brighten up the office.
At Rapid Notes we have a whole category filled with different styles of journals. Ranging from the larger option of A4 to the smaller of A6. Whether you’re looking for something executive or a budget friendly option, we will have the journal for you.
Yes, there is a long story to tell on Journals! To begin, they have been around since 1924, originally journals where a source to collect your ideas and put them into writing. In this way you would be able to remember what you thought earlier in the day.
It’s a true fact that even the oldest of writers used a notebook to keep hold of their important stories, music and art for inspiration. And even today most top writers such as, Quentin Tarantino, Neil Gaiman and Stephen King all favour a pen and paper over writing on a computer.
How will this support my marketing goals?
It’s simple! When you receive a gift, the first thing you want to do is thank the person that gave it to you. Chances are by handing out something so valuable to potential customers they are more than likely to use your services as a way of saying thank you.
As well as this, your customers will potentially become a loyal customer to you for years to come once receiving their notebook. This could result in them preceding on to tell other friends and family about your services which will end up in the future them using you too.
Is there anyone who would be able to help me choose the right journal?
Yes! At Rapid Notes we have a whole team of experienced notebook specialists who can help you achieve all your branding goals. We also have a huge range of products on our website so it may be quite overwhelming to choose something that you know is 100% right. It may even be that you are looking for a second opinion before you set off to purchase hundreds of the product. Because for promotion to go right, it has to look right.
So don’t be alarmed when trying to find the perfect notebook for you. Just have a browse through our range of products and hopefully you will be able to choose the perfect one for you. If for the unusual event where you are unable to find something in particular please don’t hold back into getting in touch with us as one of our dedicated team members will be more than happy to help you.
Surly using technology would be a more effective advertisement?
You would think that but today where the digital market is overtaking everything there are still hundreds of us that would still prefer to work from a Journal. It is always going to be simpler to just take out a notebook and start writing.
Along with this it’s always going to be an effective way to promote your brand if you use something a customer can treasure in the long run which a smartphone can’t provide.
If your staff attend conference meetings chances are, they won’t be carrying a stocky computer around with them, they are likely to have brought a light journal that they can store in their bag.
Here are some reasons why we prefer our journals to technology:
110% more reliable
Battery isn’t going to die on you
Allows you to process information better
Won’t smash if you drop it.
More enjoyable than tapping on a screen
Allows you to think faster
Places your brand into other hands
And that’s just a few of the many reasons we believe Journals are great. Branded products are always going to be a reliable way to improve your brand exposure and increase all sales so why not promote by using something practical to show off your brand.
Have you got anything Eco-friendly?
We most definitely do! It is important that we all try our hardest to help others to become eco friendly. This is why at Rapid Notes in every product range on our website we make sure we have a whole variety of sustainable products to choose from as well. From wire bound journals to hardback ones we will have something to suit you.
If you are looking for a notebook with a wired finish we would persuade you to try out the Recycled Wire Bound Notebook with a Pen. This is your standard notebook but with an eco friendly touch. Coming in a range of six beautiful colours this notebook is a great for fit for all companies. To top it all off there is also a sustainable pen provided too which is available in the same colour range as your notebook so you can have a colour coordinated design. For branding methods we would recommend the full colour digital print to make your artwork come to life.
Or if you rather journals without a wire bound, we have the A5 Natural Recycled Journal. This journal is perfect for all events as a giveaway to potential customers. Due to the products cover being manufactured from recycled cards this makes it a sustainable alternate to your standard journal. Additionally there is a wide range of colours you can choose from for your elastic closure and ribbon marker.
What branding techniques do you offer?
The main goal we all want to achieve when trying to promote a business is to stand out from the crowd. Which is why at Rapid Notes we like to advertise using a variety of branding techniques to help you achieve this.
Here are a few of our favourite ways:
Debossing is also known as blind embossing. This is our favourite method of branding. The process starts with a metal stamp also called ‘die’ forming a type of impression into the product. Because debossing is a colourless form of customisation the finished effect is more elusive than others.
The depth of the design will also vary upon the type of journal you choose. For example, thinner materials will create a shallower deboss. This results in a much fainter design.
One of our most popular journals is the Large Noir Journal. The format of the covering is a plain and soft UV. It comes with a pen loop, ribbon bookmark and an elastic closure all in matching colours. Due to its large size it fits 128 lined pages so you can make notes forever!Additionally because of the soft, thicker cover it is the perfect journal for debossing. You can click here to view the product which contains a few examples.
For a more executive journal we would recommend the Castelli Ivory Tuscon. If you are unaware of the brand Castelli they are a well known Italian company that creates premium notebooks worldwide. The Castelli Tuscon is their most popular notebook due to its soft cover and reasonable price tag considering the high quality. Because this is an executive journal we would recommend that you use the debossing technique when it comes to branding this journal. This is also due to it being a durable branding method that creates a long lasting impression so your branding will last forever.
UV Digital Print
This is another one of our popular forms of branding. For this procedure an ultraviolet light (UV) dries the ink as it is being printed. Like all flatbed printers, the digital UV printer needs to be given information such as artwork in high res photos, vectors, or ready to print PDFs so the machine understands what it needs to do.
In situations where you have a full colour photograph or an extremely detailed design with multiple colours the UV print method is ideal.
For example, if your logo has sufficient, detailed designs with multiple colours we would recommend using the digital print as your branding method. This is due to the printers ability to create every little detail to enable your artwork to stand out in the crowd.
Our favourite journal to use the UV digital print method on is the A5 Mole. Due to its beautiful soft cover and friendly price tag the A5 Mole is the most popular journal out of all the options on our site. With its stunning range of colours and super rapid delivery you can’t really go wrong! And with a full colour piece of quality artwork printed onto the front cover your branding is guaranteed to look awesome.
Additionally for a more textured effect we have the Suber A5 Cork Journal. This is a beautiful unique design before print is even placed onto the product. With a touch of rubbled cork it almost feels like you’re holding a cork top in your hand! Due to the journal already being quite dark, the full colour UV print would suit this best. By adding multiple colours and details your design will be able to stand out easily.
For an even more specialist experience we have created a personalised packaging option for something a little more professional. Just like all of our products over our website we can provide you with a range of branding techniques to cover your product in.
One of our favourite packaging options is the A5 Branded Thin Gift Box. This presentation box is great for providing a sense of professionalism to others. With its beautiful finish and soft cover you will grab customers attention immediately. Coming in a range of colours including a classical black and a classy white you’re guaranteed to find one to suit your brand.
Additionally if you would prefer to store your branded journals in a gift bag we can recommend the A5 Laminate Gift Bag. This stunning bag provides the ability to have your branding on every external face of the product. The bespoke bag can be either supplied with matte or gloss lamination. Furthermore if you are not sure on what size you like we have over 500 cutting forms available. So if you need a certain size just ask us!
I’m looking for a certain journal. Can you help?
Yes of course! We have a wide range of journals scattered throughout our website. So the chances are it may just be hidden somewhere. If you are unable to find it after some searching please contact us. As we are here to help you meet all your branding requirements. We can also provide bespoke designs for a unique experience.
So, if you are still interested in expanding your brand with the power of journals please contact us and one of our dedicated account managers will do their best to support you with any questions you may have.
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