Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

BandsOnABudget News and Specials [June 2010]

Bands On A Budget

Your One Stop Merch Shop Newsletter [June 2010]
630 Mattison Ave. Asbury Park, NJ 07712 | 1-732-701-9045

June 2010 News & Specials

Having reached the halfway point through 2010, we want to remind you that the year is still half full! In addition to the great quality and low priced items we've always offered, we're extending our product line, and nothing is off limits. Can you think of an obscure item that you want to customize for your band or company? Throw us the idea! Just because you don't see it on the site doesn't mean we can't get it done. The sky is the limit, so start brainstorming! To give you some ideas, we've put together a blog to suggest some unique promotional items!


Unique Promotional Products and Why they Work. Not to mention... SPECIALS!

There are 2 reasons why people buy merch. Sometimes they'll like a band so much that they'll buy anything the band sells. Other times, people buy merch because the band is selling something really cool. Why not cater to both crowds? We want to make you band merchandise that's outside of the box- that you've never seen before- and will become known for. Remember, not only can you make money by selling merchandise, but you also get lots of promotion out of it. So get the gears turning and take advantage of these unique specials! Remember, if you don't see it, just ask!


What's more refreshing in the summer months than a nice cold soda or beer? Promoting your band! Give your fans something unique to take home, with a custom cozie with your band's logo on it. These collapsable cozies come in 15 different colors, and include 1 color puff ink with your choice of wrap-around printing, a single imprint, or two imprint locations.

Special: $159 for 250 custom cozies. No set up fees! Offer available for a limited time.

Why this works: It's practical. People will actually use this item, and it'll usually be in social situations which means lots of promotion for your band!


We often see bands wearing wristbands while playing, but there's no reason that fans can't indulge in this fashionable and practical product as well. Available in 16 different colors, the wristband is embroidered for a high quality look and feel.

Special: $119 for 72 wristbands No set up fees! Offer available for a limited time.

Why this works: They're fashionable and can be worn just for fun. They're also practical and can be used as a sweatband at shows, sports, etc.

Trucker hats

Band shirts are classic, but if you're looking for some apparel to sell to your fans that's a little different and maybe gives even better visibility, we've got an idea for you! Trucker hats. They're stylish, have great ventilation for the summer, and a big open space to screen print your logo onto. Available in 6 colors and includes 1 color ink screenprinting.

Special: $129 for 24 trucker hats No set up fees! Offer available for a limited time.

Why this works: They're cool, people actually wear them, and your band name or logo will have amazing visibility.

Beach balls

Why this works: You can use them as an interactive part of your show! Throw them out from on stage, or let your fans purchase them at your merch table, and watch them bounce around the crowd as you play. Obviously you can use them at the beach too, or anywhere people have fun playing with balls! The best part is, every time someone sees the beach ball, they'll see the name of your band. Plus, you'll always be associated with a good time! This 16” multicolor beachball includes 1 color ink on 1 panel.

Special: $319 for 250 beach balls No set up fees! Offers available for a limited time.

Why it works: People can have fun with these, both at shows and on the beach. Always with your band in mind!


The style of the 80s is back, and neon glasses are no exception! The only thing that could make these sunglasses cooler, is to have your band name printed on the side. Take advantage of this special and shade the eyes of your hippest fans! Available in 6 tubular colors.

Special: $299 for 250 sunglasses No set up fees! Offer available for a limited time.

Why this works: You're advertising your band on people's faces.

Refer a friend and get 5% off

If you're in a band, you know bands. We want to help you get more merch for less money, so we'll make you a deal! You'll get 5% off of one future order for every band you send our way. Referral credits can only be applied to one order at a time, and the band HAS to mention that you referred them upon contacting us. What easier way to save some loot than to point your fellow bands to for quality affordable merchandise!? It's a winning situation for everyone.

Twitter Contest: WIN FREE STICKERS!

Who doesn't love a contest where you can win free stuff, with very little effort? This month, we want to use Twitter to give you some free stickers. It's simple. First, follow BandsonaBudget on Twitter. Then all you have to do is take a picture of your band's current sticker and tweet it to @bandsonabudget. It can be on a wall, on gear, at a show, practice, or on the back of your band mate. It doesn't matter who printed your stickers, we just want as many pictures tweeted to us as possible! Make sure you post it in your update with @bandsonabudget, not in a private message. The band that sends us the most pictures will get 500 free stickers (stickers are vinyl, on a roll, include one color ink and your choice of the following sizes: 1x1, 1"circle, 1x3, 1.5x3, 2x2, 2"circle, 1.25x3.5). The contest goes til the end of July. Good luck!!

Support a Local

We love supporting local bands and jump at an opportunity to do so whenever we can. We're asking you to join us in an effort to help our friends Last Perfect Thing obtain a once in a lifetime experience to play some HUGE shows in NYC. Last Perfect Thing is in the WRXP 101.9 and Cabo Wabo "Your Shot to Rock" contest. Please visit and vote! You can vote more than once so please do! Thanks for supporting a fellow band, and let us know if you need support for your next big break!

Introducing Anvil Soft Style T's

Last but not least, we'd like to introduce our newest soft style t-shirt! This high quality, yet affordable tee is a great alternative to American Apparel. The soft quality and great fit makes it a shirt that fans will be happy to wear over and over again.


Other Current Specials

Digital Download Cards

Static Download Cards
Our most budget-minded option, static download cards, are full color, front and back, and feature a uniform 'static' code on the entire set. These cards are perfect for giving away in lieu of demos or as promotional items and are recyclable.

Conventional Download Cards
Digital download cards are manufactured from high quality plastic, cardboard, or recycled paper and can be used to distribute mp3s and digital content to your fans.

Each download card has a web address and a unique code that unlocks the content within.

Whether you use them as a replacement for compact disc, package them with vinyl, or give them away at events, download cards are the perfect way to digitally distribute all of your music and media.

To place an order contact us.

Static Data Download Card, Full Color Front, Full Color Back
500- $89
1000- $99
2500- $199
Add 1000 Static Download Cards For $79 to any order including specials.

30mm Plastic Full Color Font, 1 Color Back
500- $235
1000- $385
2500- $750

30mm Cardboard Full Color Front, 1 Color Back
500- Call
1000- $460
2500- $950
5000- $1700

Recycled Paper 12pt, Full Color Front, 1 Color Back
500- $235
1000- $385
2500- $750
5000- $1200

50 11x17 Posters: $69 (full color, 1 sided)
100 11x17 Posters: $99 $89 (full color, 1 sided)
5000 4x6 Postcards: $169 (full color, 2 sided, UV Gloss)
We also print Business Cards, Brochures, Booklets, CD Inserts, and Much More.
Venues/Promoters/Brokers - we can handle all your flyering/print marketing.

To place an order contact us.
Vinyl Banners
4x2 Full Color: $49
8x2 Full Color: $99
6'x2' - $75, 5'x3' - $85, 6'x3' - $110, 6'x4' - $136, Custom Sizes Available
13 oz Vinyl All Prices Include Hems & Grommets. For other sizes please visit

24 White Shirts Only: $99
* 100% Cotton Gildan, Haynes, or Anvil, Includes 1 Color Print, Screen, and Set Up

Brands and styles include American Apparel, American Apparel Organic, Adidas,Alternative Apparel, Anvil, Anvil Organic, Bella, Champion, Dickies, Fruit Of The Loom, Flexfit Hats, Gildan, Haynes, Izod, Jerzees, Tultex,And Many More
We also can print Hats, Tanks, & More!

24 Pull Over Hooded Sweatshirts $12.15 Each
1 Color Print
Available In 25 Colors!!!
Zip Ups add $3.00 Each
We also can print American Apparel, Organic, Track Jackets, Windbreakers, & More!

Short-Run Full Color CD Packages
1 Color Screen Printed Sleeves with Full Color Duplicated Disc
100 - $229.00
2 Color Screen Printed Sleeves with Full Color Duplicated Disc
100 - $299.00
For full pricing information, visit
Need 1000 pieces or more? We also offer very competitive pricing on large runs as well.

To place an order contact us.

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