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Did you know that the concept of a ribbon dates back to 6000 BC? Well, it's true! Over the years since then, the ribbon has been used for its original functional purposes, but it has more commonly become associated with both men's and women's fashion throughout European history.

Today, you can purchase nearly infinite types of ribbon for tying packages, making clothes, decorating homes, and creating art. Here, we're going to talk about some of the best ribbon types that you can use in everyday applications, so read on for some ideas about which is the best style for your needs!

Satin Ribbon

Satin ribbons are one of the most common styles on the market. Made from 100% polyester double-face satin, these ribbons are as smooth as can be. This makes them perfect for fancier applications that require aesthetically pleasing and durable materials.

You can purchase these styles in a multitude of colors including cool blues, royal purples, and sunny yellows. Satin ribbons are by far the simplest-looking high-quality ribbon on the market, but they're a classic for a reason. They go with everything and never go out of style.

Organza Ribbon

Do you love the simple unicolor aesthetic of satin ribbons? Do you want to put a twist on this design and get a sheer alternative? If the answer to both of these questions is 'yes,' then an organza ribbon might be the perfect choice for your needs.

These ribbons are nearly entirely transparent and feature a single color. Woven from high-quality polyester yarn, you can see each stitch when looking at these beautiful ribbons up close. They also can have small shining glitter woven into them to showcase a classy and timeless glow.

Sheer Ribbon

Sheer ribbon is more finely woven than Organza ribbon is, but it still has the transparent look that you love. Because of their simple appeal, these styles are often used for floral arrangements at weddings and decorative accents on other special occasions. If you're organizing one of these events or create products used at them, this is a great choice.

Like all of our ribbons, we offer sheer options in many different colors and widths. You can get these ribbons from 3mm across all the way to 70mm. This makes them perfect for all applications since they can be woven or used in projects of all sizes.

Metallic Ribbon

Metallic ribbon comes in all styles and sizes, but many of them are simply radiant versions of sheer ribbon. These ribbons gleam and glimmer with metallic-hued polyester in silver, gold, bronze, blue, red, and more.

Not all of these ribbons are sheer or even partly see-through, though. It all depends on how densely woven the ribbons are. Some appear to be opaque and shining, which makes for amazing bows on commercial package wrapping or gorgeous dresses and blouses for creative fashionistas.

Pull Bow Ribbon

Pull bow ribbon has long been hailed as the best ribbon for packages because of its intricate and gorgeous appearance. They're made from multiple pieces of polyester saying woven together. You can plainly see that there are larger pieces of ribbon on the outside and smaller pieces on the inside.

When the larger pieces of ribbon are pulled back, you'll see an intricate looping bow. You can pull the ends of the ribbon to make this bow larger or smaller. It's easy to make your gift wrap look appealing and well-put-together without putting a lot of effort into creating a bow.

Grosgrain Ribbon

Grosgrain ribbons are similar to traditional satin. However, they're significantly more textured since they're characterized by small vertical indentations that span the with of the ribbon. These ribbons are a popular choice for mass-producing products or packaging large amounts of items because they're easy to work with and highly appealing.

You can also get a lot of different styles of grosgrain ribbon. They can come with small polka dots across their surface or multicolored stripes. If you're looking for an easy way to make your package or project stand out, this is an excellent way to go.

Petersham Ribbon

Petersham ribbon may look like its grosgrain alternatives, but the two are actually quite different. Petersham ribbon has a scalloped edge in contrast with grosgrain's straight and simple lines.

It also has a ridge-like texture because of its weaving process but tends to be softer than grosgrain. This means that it can be curved, curled, and manipulated while grosgrain only works for straight-line applications.

This ribbon is not made from 100% polyester yarn as most of the options we sell are. Instead, it's made from multiple materials including rayon, cotton, and viscose/polyester.

Gingham Ribbon

Gingham ribbon is made from a beautiful taffeta wave. These ribbons feel completely like soft fabric while being made from durable polyester. They're perfect for floral bouquets and packaging up boxes of chocolate.

The main appeal of gingham ribbon, though, is its plaid pattern. This nostalgic style is both casual and sophisticated. You can get them in tons of different colors, but the plaid pattern is a classy constant.

Personalized Ribbon

Finally, if you're an independent seller or an individual who wants unique packaging, a personalized ribbon is a great option. These can come in a wide range of styles because you can print any pattern that you want on them. From hearts to arrows to simple X's and O's, there are loads of simple options available for custom ribbons.

Still, nothing beats a ribbon that features custom text. You can write phrases such as 'I love you' or 'happy birthday' and wrap pre-made gifts with them for sale. If you're looking for something even more personal, you can order a ribbon with names and initials on them for special occasions.

Get Your Favorite Types of Ribbon Today

Since there are many types of ribbon out there, there's certain to be something that works for your packaging needs. Now that you know what some of the main types of ribbons are and how you can determine the right option for your specifications, it's time to get started.

Contact us with any remaining questions that you have about packaging ribbon. Our experts are happy to discuss your individual needs and aesthetic preferences so that you can get the perfect style for your applications. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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What do you use personalized ribbon for?

If you're a small business, the answer is usually gift wrap, gift wrap, gift wrap. It doesn't matter if you're opening a fancy box from a store or a gift from a friend. Untying a luxurious ribbon is always a memorable part of the package experience.

The rise of subscription services and growing interest in luxury experiences has made "unboxing" an important branding opportunity. For any company that uses packaging, personalized ribbons can make that unboxing experience even better.

But did you know that there are plenty of other ways to use personalized ribbon? Gift wrap is just one of many branding opportunities this unassuming strip of fabric can provide.

Curious about other personalized ribbon uses? Read on:

Dressing Up Giveaways

Goodie bags, freebies, swag—whatever you want to call them, plenty of businesses give things away for free.

Love of free stuff is wired deep into the human brain. So for many businesses, forging a connection between their company and that happy “it’s free!” feeling is more than worth the money they spend on giveaways.

But that crucial connection between freebie joy and a company name isn’t worth much if the recipient forgets where they got their gift. Personalized ribbon can be an easy, cost-effective way to reinforce that crucial connection.

There are many ways to incorporate personalized ribbon into freebies. If you're giving away objects that don't have your branding on them, such as candy bars, then simply wrapping a ribbon around them can do wonders. You can also use personalized ribbon to tie up gift bags or make elaborate, memorable bows on gifts.

Lanyards, IDs, and Face Masks

Lanyards and ID badges are ubiquitous for employees in many workplaces. And at least for the time being, face masks are everywhere, too. If you take the time to get a little crafty, personalized ribbon can help make these everyday objects memorable.

Personalized ribbon can be especially useful if you don't use full company uniforms. Personalized ribbon touches can help customers identify employees and boost in-person branding opportunities. Even if your employees don't have many face-to-face customer interactions, personalized accessories can improve company unity.

Check out this tutorial on turning a ribbon into a lanyard. Ribbons also add a pop of color to ordinary ID badges.

Face masks might not be common practice forever. But for now, you can use personalized ribbon to design facemask holders and "ear savers", or even incorporate the ribbon into the mask design.

Creative Event Decoration

How do you make an event feel extra-special? Putting care and thought into decorations can go a long way.

Using personalized ribbon for those decorations can help, too. Personalization helps the people being celebrated feel valued, whether they’re employees at a company party or the bride and groom at a wedding.

Luckily, ribbon is an especially versatile tool for event decorating.

Try using personalized ribbon to decorate chairs and doorways or compliment floral arrangements. It can tie up utensil packages for special picnics, hold together a bride’s wedding bouquet, and provide color accents to photo backdrops. The only limit to your event ribbon ideas is your creativity.

Branded Decoration for Customer Areas

So maybe you don’t want to work somewhere that looks like a birthday party every day. Does that mean you can still use personalized ribbons to decorate?


Try using ribbon to garland a Christmas tree or provide a custom scarf for decorative figurines. If you’re ready to dive into a crafts project, you can also use ribbons to make decorative wreaths or "ribbon chandeliers".

Personalized ribbon decorations can turn customer-facing areas into valuable branding opportunities. A storefront window, a waiting area, or a space for customer consultations can all incorporate personalized ribbon decorations for an extra branding punch.

Personalizing Clothing and Crafts

Knitting, crocheting, and sewing have become more and more popular pastimes over the past few years. And that was before Covid lockdowns triggered an explosion of interest in home crafts projects. People of all ages and backgrounds have returned to fiber crafts for fashion, sustainability, and fun.

All of that’s to say that you probably know someone who makes clothing and accessories—or maybe you make them yourself!

Personalized ribbons are perfect for incorporating into handmade clothing, whether you're creating a few clothes for a new baby or a whole Etsy-based fashion empire. Try using them as laces, drawstrings, hemming material, or “made by” tags. This personalized touch helps make fabric projects feel even more unique and special.

Making a Fashion Statement

Is putting ribbons in your hair out-of-date?


This old beauty practice has made a resurgence among women looking for a timeless, romantic look.

Red carpet actresses, fashion models, and even members of the royal family like to wear ribbons as headbands or tied around buns and ponytails. Your ribbon fashion can be minimalistic and sleek, or it can be huge and attention-grabbing—like singer Sia’s iconic hairbow.

Whenever you can style your hair with a ribbon, you can use a personalized ribbon. A small ribbon accessory gives a tasteful, subtle nod to a personal cause or brand, while an attention-grabbing personalized ribbon look makes a big statement.

Personalized Ribbon, Endless Possibilities

Marketing and branding for any size business can be tough. But it's especially hard when you're a smaller business that needs to make the most of any branding tool you have.

That's what makes personalized ribbon such a great choice for businesses of all sizes. From gift wrap to event decorations to fashion statements, the personalized ribbon is one of the most versatile crafting tools in the book.

Interested in custom ribbon for your business? Armoteks has a family tradition of providing high-quality, unique ribbons for all business needs. Contact us today to learn more about getting the perfect personalized ribbon.

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Custom Branded Packaging

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It's no secret that proper branding goes a long way toward determining the future success of your company. Although often overlooked, custom branded packaging is one of the greatest ways that you can connect with your audience.

But, not everybody knows the benefits that he provides. Let's explore everything you should know about it.

Brand Awareness Cultivating brand awareness for your company is one of the largest benefits of using custom branded packaging.

You can display various creative assets of your brand. These include your font, logo, slogan, etc. Over time, people will begin to immediately recognize your brand based on these elements, even if they encounter your company in a different manner.

It's also important to consider the power that a high level of branding can have. For example, when you think of athletic apparel products, there's a strong chance that your mind immediately jumps to a few different companies (Nike, Adidas, etc.). This gives those businesses a strong advantage over their competitors.

You can achieve the same thing for your company in your industry with custom packaging.

Include Relevant Info Since you'll have full control over the visual elements of your package, you can include information you normally wouldn't. This could include info about a social media campaign or an ongoing contest. It could also include coupons/promotional offers.

Not only will this streamline the action you wish for your consumers to take, but it also allows your product to be more eye-catching in comparison to competing brands. As such, you will likely find that this greatly boosts the overall effectiveness of any ongoing campaigns your business is running.

In many cases, brands also choose to completely design the visuals of the packages to align with the associated campaign. For example, a brand that is running a promotion to raise awareness of the effects of climate change might deviate from its traditional color palette. In this case, they might include more earth tones and vibrant greens.

The possibilities are endless. So, be sure to consider what changes could help your packaging convey your message more effectively.

Brand Personality Some brands can get away with minimalist design when it comes to illustrating the personality of their company. Nike, for example, has plenty of brand power through the use of a notoriously simple logo.

For companies that are not as established, however, product packaging can be a great way to convey to your audience what your brand is all about. The primary way that brands accomplish this is through the use of particular fonts and colors.

These will help evoke specific emotions from your audience and get them in a mindset that resonates with your company. The same can be said about your packaging's visual design as a whole.

Additionally, reusing old designs can also have a powerful impact on longtime customers of your brand. This was highly evident through Mountain Dew's recent 'Throwback' campaign that served as an homage to the brand's original packaging design.

Added Value There's a strong difference between a simple cardboard box and a package that has been specifically crafted. Both accomplish the same task, but one creates a far more impactful impression on the consumer.

Custom branded packaging can add value in a similar way as long as it is handled appropriately.

For example, you may choose to wrap your packages with a ribbon made from high-quality material in order to add an extra touch to its overall design. This will create a feeling of luxury and personalization without additional cost.

Although not a factor of outstanding magnitude, some individuals purchase items based solely on the quality of the packaging. This means that they will always choose the brand with the most attractive package design out of a group of similar products.

So, keep this information in mind when determining whether or not investing in custom packaging is appropriate for your business.

Brand Consistency In order for branding to work effectively, every element of your branding efforts will need to align. This means that you should strive for the highest quality possible in every creative category that you have influence over.

To elaborate, selling a high-quality product in a low-quality package is a surefire way to negatively affect your sales numbers.

Instead, everything about your brand should be consistent. Having a high-quality package to accommodate a high-quality product will go a long way when it comes to your company's branding.

But, quality isn't the only concern. The design of your custom package should also complement the product itself.

This means that the chosen colors and fonts should also align with the inherent feelings that your product evokes for your consumers.

For instance, you won't find a hardware brand that uses a thin, wispy font printed on a pink box. Instead, bold colors with a strong, bold font are used in order to maintain a level of consistency between the product and its packaging.

By having the freedom to custom design your package, you'll be able to prevent brand consistency issues in the future.

Custom Branded Packaging Is Essential for Proper Branding And it's imperative that you don't overlook the utility it provides. From here, you’ll be able to make full use of custom branded packaging and get the results that you're after. Want to learn more about what we have to offer? Feel free to reach out to us today and see how we can help.

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