Kustom Koozies Frequently Asked Questions

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do koozies really work Great question.   That question needs to be broken into three sections. 1.  Do they keep your drink cold?  Yes.  See this article. 2.  Do they keep your hands warm?  Yes, they keep your hands from touching the cold drink. 3.  Are they a great party favor?  Yes people use them for weddings, birthdays, graduations, reunions, etc. And they are very popular. 4.  Are they good for Branding?  Yes,  Koozies work as a great branding promotional item.  they are inexpensive, and stay in the customers hands for a long time. So, to sum up,  Yes, they really work on all fronts.   Koozies really work.

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best koozie materialWe are a little biased, but our customers feel the same way.  Neoprene is the best material for Koozies.  Neoprene Koozies are made of scuba like material.  Why is this so good you ask?

  • The neoprene material is the same as what is used for wetsuits.  So it stretches a bit and goes back into shape.  This product fits cans and bottles very well.
  • The sewing is on the side, so it lays flatter.
  • The material is smoother than other materials, so a finer design can be printed.
  • It is very durable.

Scuba foam, (which is a fabric material) is the second best, it is a little less expensive, so is great for a give away.

Hard foam is still popular, and then there are the alternative offerings, leather, wood, steel, etc.

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Are Wedding Koozies Tacky is a question we have heard. No idea where that question comes from, because Wedding Koozies are NOT tacky. Now, done in poor taste, they can be. But for the most part, customers who order koozies for their wedding, order them in a classy manner.

We have heard from many wedding planners that one of the reasons they order is to make the wedding reception a little more upscale. All of the bottles have the same look and same design.

Customers can do monograms, their story, their picture or anything they want to print. Here are a few methods of displaying that are very nice.

wedding koozies on tablebasket of koozies on row boat, lime greenwedding koozies in basket

Some of the designs are pretty neat.  And you can put some fun sayings on them.

A few popular ones are To have and to hold and to keep your drink cold.  The vows are done, let’s have some fun.  And there are many more.

You can do a funny,  or you can do a little classier, like this.

Are Wedding Koozies tacky?
Monogram Collapsible Koozie

There are some advantages to using Koozies as a wedding favor.  They will help you remember and recall a great event.  They will help the groom remember his anniversary.  Koozies act as a coaster and help keep drip marks and condensation from being on the table.

You can go a little more fun such as this.

to have and to hold and keep your drink cold Koozie

At the end of the day, it is pretty easy to conclude that wedding koozies are not tacky.  There is a saying in the South.  “Is it really a wedding if there are not koozies?”   We at Kustom Koozies would have to agree with this assessment.  Everyone has their own opinion, but most people expect a favor, and this is a great favor.  It is personalized, can be used immediately, and will provide long term memories.

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What are koozies used for?

Great question.  Koozies, considered the greatest invention of all time, serve a number of uses.  Primarily they are used to keep your drink cold.  The insulation keeps your drink cold.  Do they actually work?  According to a study done by The Smithsonian, yes they do.
Smithsonian study on koozies
That being said,  what are koozies used for?

  • Keeping drinks cold
  • Keeping hands warm in the winter
  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Promotional
  • Social occasions such as Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversary’s and Parties
  • Favors for holidays such as 4th of July, Christmas, Halloween, Mardi Gras
  • A way to make sure your drink does not get consumed by others.  Everyone has a different koozie.
  • Anti slip functionality.  A koozie with a bottom will keep your drink from slipping
  • Coaster,  A koozie will keep condensation from forming on a table or similar

There are two main markets for koozies.  Give away’s at trade shows, or for businesses to keep their brand in front of customers and as favors for special events.

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We at Kustom Koozies are glad that so many people know what a koozie is used for.

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How are koozies printed?

Most koozies are printed using one of two processes.  And these are considered the best methods of printing Koozies

  • Screen Printing
  • Sublimation

Screen Printing

screen printed koozies

Screen printing is where a screen is created and the design is where ink is allowed to go through the screen.  Ink is put on the koozie, and then cured in a heater at 360 degrees for one minute.  This ensures that the ink will not come off.  Screen printing is usually done with a plastisol ink and often has a bit of puff added.  Some printers use a water based ink.

Sublimation

Sublimation KooziesSublimation is a process where ink is reversed printed on sublimation paper with an inkjet printer using sublimation inks.  The paper is then heat pressed on to the koozie and the transfer is reversed.

There are some people who use vinyl to print koozies, the result is not as desirable

 

 

 

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Generally Koozies are not recyclable, there is an eco Koozie that is made of recyclable pieces.  There is a company called Sugamats that accepts any item made out of Neoprene – Mainly wetsuits.  They have recycling locations in USA and Canada.

https://www.sugamats.com/recycling/ 

https://www.sugamats.com/recycling/ for wetsuit drop offs in USA/CA

for address for mailing items.

Also, apparently when you drop your items off – you’ll get a 15% discount on their yoga mats which are made out of these recycled items.

Good for sugamats for doing their part.

Koozies recycle

There is an other option if you have an excess of Koozies.  Contact the USO and find a place to ship to our soldiers serving overseas.  Shipping is very reasonable as it is a USPS address and they don’t really care what is printed, just so long as it keeps their drink cold.

Well, that is our best answer to the question  – Are Koozies Recyclable.

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We frequently check on line to see what the most frequently asked questions are in the koozie business.   We have been actively printing Koozies since 1998, and consider ourselves a bit of an authority on the issue.  We get asked questions daily. 

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