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Design, Design, Everywhere Design

When RAS Communications started out, we offered graphic design services to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Over two decades later, these are still the mainstay of our operation, although we have added a nice assortment of larger business along the way!

Over the years we have developed a vast network of designers, illustrators, printers, promotional product vendors, and other graphic arts professionals so that we can help with whatever you may need to effectively communicate your organization’s message.

In so doing, the era of “one-stop-shopping” at RAS Communications emerged. This has helped us to become a go-to boutique for event organizers and marketers, political candidates and their campaigns, and even craft breweries and their retail expressions to the end consumer (bars and restaurants).

So whether you are interested in new brochures, flyers, logos, newsletters, posters, signs, or a website of your own … you name it, RAS Communications can design it.

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Think Big. Start Small. Act NOW!

Before we design anything for our clients, we look at what you’re doing now and what opportunities exist to most effectively communicate your marketing message. We start with an Advertising Analysis. We look at what you are currently doing to market your business, products, or services. We try to judge what seems to be working and where you may be wasting money.

Then we develop a Mini-Marketing Plan. At this step, we set specific goals for your next marketing effort. We decide how we will attempt to reach these goals, and in what time frame. We focus on to whom we will be marketing and what our estimated costs will be. We then proceed with our strategy.

When it’s over, we pull out our Mini-Marketing Plan again and look at the results. Did we meet our goals? Did we stay within budget and on schedule? What changes will need to be made for next time?

It is this very process that helps us to find the most efficient and cost-effective way of marketing your organization. With each project we complete, we learn a little more about you and your customers, enabling us to serve as the creative resource accountable to your bottom line.

At RAS Communications we pride ourselves on being
 THE creative resource accountable to your bottom line.

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Something Special in Ad Specialties

 

RAS Communications puts the “special” in Advertising Specialties

Advertising Specialties (also known as Promotional Products) are high-quality, durable products which are imprinted or embellished with your organization’s name or message.

Ad Specialties are among the most effective and affordable ways to achieve continual, repeated exposure of your marketing message or organizational identity.

Ad Specialties are like a salesperson for your organization sitting in front of your customers (and potential customers) waiting quietly and patiently until they need your product or service. And then, when they are ready to buy, your organization’s name and number are readily available, right there in front of them!

These tasteful and useful gifts are a viable option for even the tightest budgets. From pricing to service … RAS Communications puts the “special” in Advertising Specialties.

Something Special In The Ad

To help you stand out above the crowd, we have put together a collection of the newest, most unique, and just darn clever items to hit the promotional product industry. Properly utilized, these items will help you get your foot in a new client’s door, remind your current customers that you are ready to take their order, or just say to the world, “Hey, look at us!”

And while we are very proud of the items we share with you on the RAS Communications website, rest assured we can provide you with the time-honored, traditional ad specialties such as coffee mugs, pens, magnets, keychains, t-shirts, etc. (See humongous list below.) Just let us know what you need.

You can begin your search for your ideal promotional product by using our online warehouse: www.promobeast.net

or complete the form below:

[contact-form][contact-field label=”Name” type=”name” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Email” type=”email” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Item You Seek (if known)” type=”text” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Date Needed In Your Hands” type=”text” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Quantity Needed” type=”select” options=”Less than 25,25-50,51-99,100-250,251-499,500-999,1000-2400,1000-2499,2500-4999,5000-9999,10000 or more” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Budget Per Item” type=”select” options=”Under 50¢,50¢-99¢,$1.00-$1.99,$2.00-$4.99,$5.00-$7.49,$7.50-$9.99,$10.00-$14.99,$15.00-$19.99,$20.00-$24.99,$25.00-$29.99,$30.00-$39.99,$40.00-$49.99,$50.00 or more” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Description. Additional Information.” type=”text” /][/contact-form]

A Humongous List of Promotional Items . . . and there’s more!
Activity Books • Aprons • Attache Cases • Auto Accessories • Awards • Baby Products • Badges, Buttons & Lanyards • Bags • Balloons • Balls • Banks • Banners • Barbecue Items • Bath Products • Beverage Holders • Binders, Folders & Clips • Binoculars • Blankets • Books • Bottles • Boxes • Bulletin Boards • Calculators • Calendars • Cameras • Candy • Caps & Hats • Cards • Chocolate • Clipboards • Clocks • Coffee/Tea • Coins/Medals • Computer Accessories • Containers • Cookies • Corporate Gifts • Covers • Crystal • Cups • Desk Accessories • Dolls • Emblems • Eyeglasses • Fans • First Aid Items • Fishing Products • Flags • Flashlights • Food Products • Frames & Albums • Furniture • Games • Glassware • Golf Balls • Golf Items • Golf Shirts • Hair Brushes/Combs • Household Products • Jars • Key Chains/Key Tags • Kitchen Appliances • Knives • License Plates • Luggage • Lunch Bags • Magnets • Makeup Products • Manicure Products • Maps/Atlases • Matches • Medical Products • Mirrors • MP3 Products • Mugs • Napkins • Note Pads, Memo Pads & Holders • Nuts • Ornaments • Outerwear • Pants/Skirts • Paper/Plastic Bags • Pet Products • Picnic Products • Pins & Jewelry • Planners • Plants/Seeds • Plastic Cards • Popcorn/Pretzels • Purses • Radio & CD Products • Robes • Safety • Scarves/Bandannas • Shirts • Shoes • Sports Apparel • Sports Equipment • Stress Reducers • Sweatbands • Sweatsuits • T-Shirts • Tags • Thermometers • Ties • Tools • Towels • Toys • Umbrellas • USB Drives • Wallets & ID Cases • Watches • Writing Instruments • Zipper Pulls

RAS Ad Specialty Pens – Write It Down!

Pens – Everybody Uses Them!

In spite of the Digital Revolution in which we are all soaking, the world still uses pens . . . including people just like YOU, YOUR MEMBERS, YOUR CUSTOMERS . . . and RAS Communications can provided you with the best!

The biggest challenge is often deciding on which pen to choose! To make this process a bit easier decide what your goal is (to get your name out there, or to impress), and decide on a budget and a target price per pen. Prices can be as low as 25¢ and as high as $100 or more! The less expensive the pen, the more you will typically have to buy.

Imprint options include single and multiple color pad printing, full color digital printing, and laser engraving.

An assortment of some the pens we have provided for our clients are shown below.

You can begin your search for your ideal promotional pen by checking our online warehouse: www.promobeast.net

or complete the form below:

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Full Color Barrel Imprint, Black Trim, Pen With Black Ink.
Client since 2015 – Iron Justice Motorcycle Club. Full Color Barrel Imprint, Black Trim, Pen With Black Ink. * * * These are a very economical choice for pens as there NO SET UP CHARGES and NO SHIPPING CHARGES * * *

Full Color Imprint, Black Trim, Pen With Black Ink.
Client since 2015 – Brothers Of Justice Motorcycle Clube Norwood Park Chapter. Full Color Imprint, Black Trim, Pen With Black Ink. * * * These are a very economical choice for pens as there NO SET UP CHARGES and NO SHIPPING CHARGES * * *

Dark Green Barrel, White Imprint, Pen With Black Ink.
Client since 2014 – Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce. Dark Green Barrel, White Imprint, Pen With Black Ink. * * * These are a very economical choice for pens as there NO SET UP CHARGES and NO SHIPPING CHARGES * * *

White Barrel, Blue Imprint, Pen With Black Ink.
Client since 2011 – Bethany Baptist Church. White Barrel, Blue Imprint, Pen With Black Ink. * * * These are a very economical choice for pens as there NO SET UP CHARGES and NO SHIPPING CHARGES * * *

Red Mardi Gras Pen With Black Ink; White Imprint.
Client since 1996 – One our original clients! Amato’s Pizzeria. Red Mardi Gras Pen With Black Ink; White Imprint.

St Albert The Great School Bic Clic Stic Pens
Client: Starlight T-Shirts for St. Albert The Great Catholic School. BIC Clic Stic Pens, Navy Trim, White Barrel, Navy Imprint.

BIC 3x3 Sticky Notes (full color imprint) and BIC Clic Stics (one color imprint).

Client: ASIS International Chicago Chapter. BIC 3×3 Sticky Notes (full color imprint) and BIC Clic Stics (one color imprint).

Note Pads. 4" x 6", Full Color. Design and Printing. Combination Pen/Highlighter/Stylus.
CLIENT since 2016: Chicago Association of Women in Law Enforcement. Note Pads. 4″ x 6″, Full Color. Design and Printing. Combination Pen/Highlighter/Stylus.

 

St Albert the Great School Dry Erase Board and Pen
Client: Starlight T-Shirts for St. Albert The Great Catholic School. House-shaped, Dry-Erase Memo Board, Navy Imprint.

 

RAS Advertising Specialties ARE Special

What Makes RAS Ad Specialties So Special?

ONE STOP saves you time and money!
Because RAS Communications is a one-stop shop for all your visual marketing needs, when you have decided to invest in Advertising Specialties, we can prepare your logo or information for the production process. While most companies will charge you between $50 and $100 an hour for this services, at RAS Communications it is FREE!

Additionally, while a one-month time frame to prepare for an Advertising Specialty campaign is ideal, when absolutely, positively, necessary, RAS Communications comes through in a pinch. While we would rather work with an ideal time frame, on numerous occasions, RAS Communications has put together Ad Specialty campaigns in as little as a few days! Very few in the Ad Specialty industry would even consider taking on such a challenge. We have, we do, and we get the job done!

What’s more, when you need several visual marketing tools (ad specialties, brochures, business cards, etc.) — such as for an event or trade show — RAS Communications can put it ALL together for you.

We LOVE Ad Specialties and It Shows!

Few things get us more excited than the newest, coolest, advertising specialties. We get the latest updates from thousands of promotional product manufacturers and we share them with our clients. Market on the cutting edge — stick with RAS Communications.

We’re not afraid to go cheap!

In addition to shopping the newest and coolest, we keep our Ad Specialty feelers tuned in to our manufacturer’s CLOSEOUT SPECIALS. When Ad Specialties closeout, the most affordable marketing tools get even more affordable! And when we know about these great deals, our clients know about them too.

You can begin your search for your ideal promotional product by using our online warehouse: www.promobeast.net

or complete the form below:

[contact-form][contact-field label=”Name” type=”name” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Email” type=”email” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Item You Seek (if known)” type=”text” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Date Needed In Your Hands” type=”text” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Quantity Needed” type=”select” options=”Less than 25,25-50,51-99,100-250,251-499,500-999,1000-2400,1000-2499,2500-4999,5000-9999,10000 or more” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Budget Per Item” type=”select” options=”Under 50¢,50¢-99¢,$1.00-$1.99,$2.00-$4.99,$5.00-$7.49,$7.50-$9.99,$10.00-$14.99,$15.00-$19.99,$20.00-$24.99,$25.00-$29.99,$30.00-$39.99,$40.00-$49.99,$50.00 or more” required=”1″ /][contact-field label=”Description. Additional Information.” type=”text” /][/contact-form]

A Humongous List of Promotional Items . . . and there’s more!
Activity Books • Aprons • Attache Cases • Auto Accessories • Awards • Baby Products • Badges, Buttons & Lanyards • Bags • Balloons • Balls • Banks • Banners • Barbecue Items • Bath Products • Beverage Holders • Binders, Folders & Clips • Binoculars • Blankets • Books • Bottles • Boxes • Bulletin Boards • Calculators • Calendars • Cameras • Candy • Caps & Hats • Cards • Chocolate • Clipboards • Clocks • Coffee/Tea • Coins/Medals • Computer Accessories • Containers • Cookies • Corporate Gifts • Covers • Crystal • Cups • Desk Accessories • Dolls • Emblems • Eyeglasses • Fans • First Aid Items • Fishing Products • Flags • Flashlights • Food Products • Frames & Albums • Furniture • Games • Glassware • Golf Balls • Golf Items • Golf Shirts • Hair Brushes/Combs • Household Products • Jars • Key Chains/Key Tags • Kitchen Appliances • Knives • License Plates • Luggage • Lunch Bags • Magnets • Makeup Products • Manicure Products • Maps/Atlases • Matches • Medical Products • Mirrors • MP3 Products • Mugs • Napkins • Note Pads, Memo Pads & Holders • Nuts • Ornaments • Outerwear • Pants/Skirts • Paper/Plastic Bags • Pet Products • Picnic Products • Pins & Jewelry • Planners • Plants/Seeds • Plastic Cards • Popcorn/Pretzels • Purses • Radio & CD Products • Robes • Safety • Scarves/Bandannas • Shirts • Shoes • Sports Apparel • Sports Equipment • Stress Reducers • Sweatbands • Sweatsuits • T-Shirts • Tags • Thermometers • Ties • Tools • Towels • Toys • Umbrellas • USB Drives • Wallets & ID Cases • Watches • Writing Instruments • Zipper Pulls

The Fine Print

 

Don’t worry, RAS Communications takes care of EVERYTHING!

Once the design work is done (by RAS Communications or yourself if you are equally talented) we offer some of the most competitive prices on printing services. From black & white to full color process, our network of printers can handle ANY job — large or small.

The best part is you don’t have to worry about finding a quality printer or running all over town to make sure it’s done right. RAS Communications takes care of EVERYTHING!

Business Cards • Letterhead • Envelopes • Invoices • Flyers • Receipts • Price Lists • Labels • Booklets • Posters Folders/Jackets • Brochures • Menus • Post Cards • Invitations • Memo Pads • Carbonless Forms • Die Cutting • Binding Collating • Hole Drilling • Spot & Edge Gluing • Mailings and Data Base Services • 1 Color • 2 Color • Four Color Process

Look Good On Paper

Due to the fluctuating prices of paper, ink, and other printing materials, as well as the intricacies of each project, we no longer list printing prices online. Instead, we ask you to complete our Printing Request Form and allow us the opportunity to quote your project individually.

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