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Introducing: ID Card Centre

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Ben O’Brien (pictured) ran ID Card Centre for eight years before acquiring it in 2011. It provides ID card and name badge production services, badge printers, accessories and related technical services. It adopted ICEtags (In Case of Emergency) – small cards that attach to clothing and contain life-saving information such as medical conditions and. contact details. It has become an important partner to designers, merchandise wholesalers, events co-ordinators and end users throughout the UK and overseas.

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The Right Impression

Swag, giveaways, handouts are just some of the names used to describe branded merchandise, all of which help to diminish the perception of our industry. This impression isn’t helped if we act merely as order takers, showing clients a glossy catalogue, letting them pick out something they like the look of that fits their

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Demand for bottles soars with heat and Love Island

ITV has revealed that it sold 270,000 water bottles during the eight weeks of its summer Love Island series. The broadcaster is the latest company to try and tackle its plastic consumption. “Reusable water bottles areagreat way of being more environmentally friendly and this was considered across the show, where no single use plastic bottles were used by cast or crew,” an ITV spokesperson said.

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Body fights for proportionate action on balloons

The European Balloon & Party Council (EBPC) is drawing attention to the threat from possible European legislation aimed at single use plastics (SUP). EBPC encouraged its members to submit responses to a recent public consultation on the Single Use Plastics (SUP) Directive by the European Commission. Although the Commission says it has no intention of banning balloons, EBPC claims that it highlights balloons and balloon sticks in marine litter statistics.

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Digital print company Snap Products has added Pierre Cardin branded premium notebooks to its range of 23 notebook lines. As official Pierre Cardin licensee in the UK and Ireland, Snap has developed the product in-house. The Pierre Cardin Exclusive notebook features a unique silk-feel hard cover, while the Pierre Cardin Fashion notebook features audacious colour selection.

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The Fisher Space Pen To boldly write

It may be 50 years since it was designed, but the iconic Fisher Space Pen still looks, well, space age. This is hardly surprising as it is a genuine product of the Space Race. Astronauts had been using pencils, but these were hazardous as the lead could break and float around in the gravity free capsule.

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New finishes for BIC Media Clic

BIC Graphic Europe has added two new barrel options to the existing palette of the best-selling Media Clic range. Alongside the current matt and frosted barrels, customers can now choose clear or polished finishes in a range of colours, giving tens of thousands of potential colour combinations.

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