Custom promotional sunglasses offer a fun outlet to broadcast your brand during the summer season. Most popularly used for outdoor events, branded sunglasses come in hundreds of styles and colors. With so many options to choose from, it can be tricky to pick a color and style that best fit your company’s personality.
We interviewed Marc Rizzi (right), Northeast Regional Sales Manager at one of our top manufacturers, Tekweld, who knows all there is to know about promotional sunglasses. Marc shared valuable information and advice regarding the best uses for custom sunglasses as giveaways as well as more basic facts about different styles and production materials.
I’ve put together a collection of custom promotional sunglasses that serve a wide range of uses, but first, you should consider Marc's answers to frequently asked questions by clients looking to make the most out of these impactful products.
Frequently Asked Questions: The Basics
Q: How are custom promotional sunglasses most commonly used?
A: Promotional sunglasses are most commonly used as giveaway items, especially in the summer. Often times, according to Marc, companies order these promotional products for sporting events. However, sunglasses are a great giveaway “anytime you can hand anything out,” Marc says.
Q: What are some examples of events where custom sunglasses have been used?
A: Great for both outdoor and indoor events, Marc has seen clients use sunglasses as giveaways for accepted students days at colleges, beach days, weddings, and holiday parties. Glasses can be given away individually, or as part of a summer themed tote bag that may include items such as water bottles, fans, and other outdoorsy products.
It is important to understand, Marc says, that promotional sunglasses are not toys, but actual eye protection. "People want to make sure that the product is safe and useable," says Marc.
Q: How can I display my logo on the sunglasses?
A: There are two main options for displaying your logo on custom promotional sunglasses: directly on the lenses, or on the sides of the arms. Although imprinting area sizes vary from style to style, the general size for logo imprinting on the arms is 2 inches wide by .31 inches high, while the imprint area for the lenses is about 2.15 inches wide and 1.67 inches high.
Consider how prominent you want your logo or image to be. Do you want it feature directly on the lenses, or more subtly on the arms?
Q: How many colors can I print?
A: A majority of the promotional summer sunglasses available at Tekweld only allow for a one or two color logo imprint, but there are a few styles that allow for a four color logo print on the lenses, like the Lenstek Translucent Miami Sunglasses.>
The style and color of sunglasses that you pick should reflect your brand's personality, or a message you're tyring to get across.
Q: What styles of branded sunglasses are available?
A: There are two main styles of promotional sunglasses outlined by Marc: rubberized plastic styles, which are cost-effective and simpler in design, and poly carbonate styles, which are more expensive and intricately designed.
Q: What colors and styles can I pick?
A: The two styles come in a multitude of designs and colors, starting with the classic colored arms and black lens design to the fancy folding Miami sunglasses. An added bonus - many promotional sunglasses from Tekweld provide UVA and UVB protection, ensuring the fact that these products are high-quality medical devices, rather than cheap toys.
Now that you're filled in on the basics, check out our handpicked collection of our favorite custom promotional sunglasses on the market.