Thursday, 28 July 2011

Printed on Ribbon - perfect finish for gift wrapped goodies

I recently replied to a request to "test drive" and feature some printed ribbon supplied by John of Printed on Ribbon, a shop on Folksy. 

Printed on Ribbon offer a variety of coloured ribbons with your own choice of words, choosing from six fonts and 4 lettering colours. Orders are mailed 1st class and are usually dispatched within 24 hours of receipt of payment. 

Printed on Ribbon

My sample was standard 10mm width satin ribbon with "handmade by Ellie's Treasures".  I chose yellow to coordinate with my lemon business cards, with black lettering in the font "Worstveld Sling".  The 10mm ribbon is ideal for tying around gifts and absolutely perfect for promoting your business, making any parcel look beautifully finished and very professional.

I was lucky enough to have a couple of sales so I took the opportunity to use the ribbon and ask the recipients for their comments on how they felt their purchase looked when it arrived.

Printed on Ribbon
Just under one metre of ribbon was used for this package tied in a traditional way.

Each of the items was wrapped in white tissue and had my business card slotted through the ribbon.   I used just under one metre of ribbon to tie my first package in a traditional way and considerably less to just circle my second package (as you can see from the pictures).  Personally, I like the second way of presenting purchases better and obviously it is more economical, still looks pretty and still gets the word out there!  A good tip to finding out how much ribbon you'll need to order is to tie your parcel with string or wool and then measure it - you'll be amazed at how much you do actually need!

Printed on Ribbon
Using a small amount of ribbon on my second package.

Comments from my two customers were both very complimentary - that the package looked professionally presented, and that it was an unusal and a thoughtful touch.

Having purchased many handmade items over the last few years through internet shopping, it is the goods that arrive neatly presented with a little thought and attention to detail that are remembered by me.  By choosing ribbon in this way, customers will feel touched that a little extra attention has been put into the item you've made and sent to them.

At Printed on Ribbon you are able to buy a variety of ribbons in different sizes, from one metre upwards, so please do check out their shop.   I'd certainly recommend them and will definitely be buying more ribbon from them in due course.

A big thank you to John of Printed on Ribbon for letting me try a sample.


Janice Ashworth said...

John, Ribbon is amazing and great value for money. I bought mine as a banner for an anniversary party and can't wait to use it

MissBohemia said...

I definitely agree with you :-) John's ribbon is a great way of adding a nice extra to a wrapped purchase or present and great for promos and marketing your shop too!


marygriffiths194 said...

I love 'Printed on Ribbon' too - I have purple ribbon with 'The Felt Works'in silver on it - looks great!! Great review Ellie!
Mary x

Elaine, Ellie's Treasures said...

Thank you all for stopping by and leaving a comment, means a lot to me.

Elaine x

Stephanie said...

I too have bought from Printed on Ribbon - I've 'All About' in silver on purple ribbon and I love it.