PPAI’s mission is to be the voice and force to advance the promotional products industry, and the Association’s business services members play a critical role in that mission.

The promo industry’s business service providers support industry companies’ operations with a wide range of resources and capabilities. This week, PPAI Media is spotlighting the decorating services they offer promo businesses. Delivering what a client needs means providing them a promotional product that looks a certain way. Decorators give promo products the look and pop that brands want in order to stand out.

Many of these business services providers will be on hand at The PPAI Expo 2025, which takes place January 14-16 in Las Vegas.

Be Decorating

Be Decorating is a trade decorator of retail products for a range of brands. It has created a decoration model that caters to both retail product manufacturers and promotional distributors, offering them customization, personalization and one-to-one fulfillment.

Creative Images

Established in the founder’s basement in Queens, New York in 1981, Creative Images evolved from a heat transfer company selling press-on designs to screen printing and eventually printing on finished t-shirts featuring licensed properties for manufacturers distributing to mass merchants.

Stain Imaging

With over 33 years of experience, Stain Imaging offers a monochromatic image-based, wash-like/dye-like printing alternative to traditional allover decorating methods such as belt screen printing, jumbo screen print, direct-to-garment and full-body sublimation.

St Louis Contract Embroidery

As its name implies, St Louis Contract Embroidery specializes in contract embroidery only with all work done in-house from start to finish since 1993.

St Louis Print Co

St Louis Print Company is a contract decorator with four automatic presses, two manual presses, multiple heads for embroidery and a daily capacity of up to 20,000 pieces allowing the company to handle orders of all sizes.

Color3 Embroidery

Color 3 Embroidery is a wholesale contract embroidery, screen print and laser etched decoration service provider based in Warren, Ohio.

CFC Print & Mail

Operating since 2009 out of Grand Prairie, Texas, CFC Print & Mail is in the trade-only print industry focusing on business checks, forms, envelopes and other business documents.

Silkshop Screen Printing

Based out of Chico, California, Silkship Screen printing offers screen printing for t-shirts, hoodies, hats or a variety of promotional products.

2020 Embroidery

Focusing on mass production, 2020 Embroidery has offered stitching designs to promotional product companies since 1999. The company runs dozens of embroidery heads for the entire stitching process.

Trans-Tex LLC

Trans-Texas has offered narrow web dye sublimation printing for over 25 years. It offers finished products including custom printed lanyards and key fobs, custom printed shoelaces and custom printed wristbands and headbands.

Downtown Embroidery and Screenprint

Family-owned and operated, Downtown Embroidery and Screenprint offers embroidery and patches, screen printing, laser etching and direct-to-garment.

Northeast Stitches & Ink

Founded in 1991 with a $1,500 loan, Northeast Stitches & Ink offers a variety of services, including silk screen, embroidery, digital printing, foil decoration, glow-in-the-dark ink, direct-to-garment printing and dye sublimation.

Fast Decoration Automation

Fast Decoration Automation automates the ordering process, allowing user to place decorated apparel orders in minutes and creating a single purchase order, invoice, tracking number and ship date.

Re-Source USA

Based out of Columbus, Ohio, Re-Source USA is a full-service decorator of apparel and other products, offering contract screen printing, contract embroidery, glitter services and other possibilities with no minimum orders.


Founded in 1991 and maintaining a focus on sustainability, Solisco partners with clients on print, content creation, design and logistics.


BME Factory

Based out of La Mesa, California, BME Factory is a full-service, large-scale contract embroidery company offering additional finishing services.

Bespoke Labs

Operating out of a seven-acre city block facility in Detroit, Bespoke Labs offers print-on-demand products, a white label platform and order fulfillment.

Superior Image Embroidery

Superior Image Embroidery offers embroidery, digitizing, finishing services and supply chain services.