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by Cathy Houston Cathy Houston on July 8, 2015

What to Know About Custom Printed Water Bottles Before You Buy

Here's all you need to know about logo water bottles.


Custom printed water bottles are some of the most popular promotional products used by companies in the United States. 25% of  U.S. consumers own logoed drinkware, according to the Advertising Specialty Institute. This is a statistic that proves how influential promotional products are in the everyday lives of consumers.

There are many different types of promotional water bottles available for companies to choose from. The multitude of styles, materials, and sizes can be overwhelming for businesses when it comes to choosing the perfect water bottle for their purpose. I've outlined some key information about different custom printed water bottles you need to know before you buy.


Water bottles are made from three main materials: plastic, stainless steel, and aluminum. Here is a low down of the three.


Reusable Plastic Water Bottle

Plastic is a very popular material that custom water bottles are made out of because they are often the most cost-effective. Plastic water bottles are great choices for large giveaway events like races, tradeshows, and college accepted student days because of their low cost. Plastic water bottles are versatile and come in a variety of styles. For instance, there are squeezable plastic bottles as well as hard, sturdy ones. Some plastic water bottles have wide mouth screw on lids or a push pull top. The possibilities are endless with plastic bottles. Click here to browse our plastic and sports water bottle collection.

Custom Stainless Steel Water Bottles

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a favorable water bottle material because of its look and feel. Its polished look and durability makes people want to keep it around. However, stainless steel bottles are the most expensive material that custom printed water bottles are made out of. That is why these products are more commonly used as employee or customer gifts rather than giveaways. Browse 50 of our custom stainless steel water bottles here


Custom Aluminum Water Bottles

Aluminum is a prevalent material when it comes to promotional water bottles because it is often used as a substitute for stainless steel. It's less expensive, but has the same look and feel as stainless steel. The main differences between stainless steel and aluminum are is that aluminum is less durable (prone to dents) and generally harder to clean. It's important to keep in mind that aluminum is slightly more expensive than plastic. Take a look at our collection of aluminum water bottles here

The materials water bottles are made out of are important to know understand, but it's not the only thing you need to be aware of when it comes to custom printed water bottles! Your buying choice depends depends heavily on the features your water bottle has to offer.


Different features determine appropriate uses for water bottles. For instance, you wouldn't choose a stainless steel water bottle with a screw on lid for a giveaway at a kids camp. A squeezable, plastic water bottle with a push pull lid would be more practical for that cause. Take a look at popular promo water bottle features below.


Logo Stainless Steel Water Bottles               Aluminum Water Bottles Company Logo

16 oz. vs. 25 oz.

Custom water bottles come in many shapes and sizes. Our promotional water bottles range in size from small, 14 ounces kids size to 36 ounce sports bottle. Pick the size of your water bottle wisely, you don't want extra ounces (and dollars) to go to waste.


Promo water bottles come in different shapes, too! Take a look at the gallery of unique water bottle shapes below.

       Personalized Stainless Steel Water Bottles      Custom Printed Water Bottles       Custom Plastic Sports Bottle

     Curved Shape                               Gripper Shape                             Squeezable Shape

Logo Water Bottles          Custom Reusable Sports BottlesHalcyon Rubberized Bottle

      Wide Shape                                Grooved Shape                            Slight Curve Shape


Custom printed water bottles have a few options when it comes to lids. You should consider each style and its function before buying.

                          Custom Camelbak Water Bottles                               Promotional Water Bottles

                          Flip Straw Lid                                                 Push/Pull Straw Lid 

Straw lids are great for water bottles that are going to be used for some sort of physical activity. They're much more convenient than a screw on/off lid in this case. 

                          Stainless Steel Water Bottles                                                           Promotional Stainless Steel Water Bottles

                   Wide Mouth Opening                                              Screw On/Off Lid

A "wide mouth" opening is pretty self explanatory. Its purpose is to be able to fit ice cubes in the bottle. Wide mouth openings are particularly common in stainless steel bottles. Screw on and off lids make for a secure, leak resistant bottle. They often have a hook on the top that makes them easier to carry.

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Cathy Houston

Written by Cathy Houston

As an innovative forward-thinker who looks beyond traditional promotional products, Cathy takes pride in finding unique products that meet her clients’ needs while integrating seamlessly with each aspect of their marketing strategy.

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