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USB Drives?

Discussion in 'Product and Supplier Referrals' started by splizaat, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. splizaat

    splizaat Very Active Member

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    Hey Guys!
    Looking for a solid company to use for custom USB Drives (under 1gb in size). Full-color print directly to simple USB drives as a local marketing event is coming up...our customer is looking between 1000-3000 drives.

    Any referrals would be greatly appreciated!
     
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  2. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    I can't help with a referral, however I would try to get the client to reconsider going under 1 GB, when I get a USB stick, of its under 1gb it goes in the trash, useless.
     
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  3. splizaat

    splizaat Very Active Member

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    They will be loading their own files onto the drives. They're not giving them out as storage devices - they're loading files onto them for viewing.

    But that IS good advice.
     
  4. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    They may be using them with the intent of loading their own stuff on there. But if they are giving them away for a marketing event, I wouldn't be surprised that who they give them to will wipe and put their own stuff on it at some point. 1GB would be useful for me for a net install of linux, other then that, not much worth beyond that at that point.

    I would concur about doing a larger drive, I think even 32GB usb2 at that order amount could be had for next to nothing. While I personally wouldn't want smaller then 8GB, even 4GB would be pushing it.
     
  5. splizaat

    splizaat Very Active Member

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    These are not marketing pieces. They're loading the customer's finance paperwork and manuals onto the drive (total of 8mb) and giving them to the customer in an attempt to go paperless. Just need inexpensive drives custom printed...Just looking for a referral.
     
  6. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    Oops, sorry, I read this:

    and I thought it was just for promotional use.

    I hope that when you said this:

    that it's not filled out financial paperwork. That may seem like something that should go without saying, but I've really seen some (shall we say) strange things that people do.

    I don't know how successful that would be getting them to go paperless, but I'm coming in with my own concerns, so it may be a nonissue.


    As far as referrals go, something like this (especially when the biggest factor is "inexpensive"), it's all six in one, half a dozen in the other.
     
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  7. Bert Wondervan

    Bert Wondervan Member

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    SEARCH eBay
    From eBay you can find multiple providers / companies from China that offer their USB products and services. You can do it with your orders, they are very cheap and delivered for free.
    Most USB companies from USA, CANADA, Europe also have their USBs from China.


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  8. splizaat

    splizaat Very Active Member

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    totally get the confusion, I was trying to keep it as generic as possible at first. Whatever they do with the drive is zero concern of mine - I'm just the printer.
     
  9. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

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    Yup, that always causes issues around here. lol.

    I'd look into ASI or PPAI decorators. None of the ones I use actually do USB drives anymore. Odd.
     
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  10. splizaat

    splizaat Very Active Member

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    Lol yep I was after a referral, not solutions to a problem.
     
  11. mcarrigan

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    I've used Iclick in the past with good results although the quantities were not that high.
     
  12. BIG EASY DOES IT

    BIG EASY DOES IT Very Active Member

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    I think even most linux distributions require at least a 2GB to make a bootable USB. Might not even be useful for that.

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    https://www.logotech.com/ from 128MB to 128GB
     
  13. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    Net Install distros are sans GUI. Bare bones. Not talking about Kubuntu, KDE Neon or Linux Mint. Think Arch.
     
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    BIG EASY DOES IT Very Active Member

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    Not paying enough attention. Hadn't seen this net install stuff. Anytime i use a USB boot it's because windows stops working and I need to access the computer. This means I don't usually have internet access. But an interesting way to try different distros none the less.
     
  15. henryz

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    I've used Sunjoy in IL. for many years now never had an issue and pricing that no one can beat.
     
  16. 2B

    2B Moderator

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    Distributor Central is another option for sourcing, we have had good success with the services
     
  17. henryz

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    Now I remember, we need to use American manufacturers for this crap, we should no longer import from China as of last weeks announcement, what would the solution here?
     
  18. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    The best you can do there is to find someone who imprints them in the US. Right now there are zero US manufacturers of cheap thumb drives.
     
  19. henryz

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    It's difficult to compete and stay in business this way, for instance you can order 1,000 - 4g drives from Discount mugs lowest prices in the industry and they print here out of FL. $3,700. I can import the same usb 4g drives for half the cost printed and delivered in same if not faster time. This is no bs so if someone is trying to dictate my business they can go to #*!!... IMO.
     
  20. rjssigns

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