Koozies are a useful gift and they can also be customized in many different ways, making them a popular choice for birthday gifts, wedding gifts, wedding favors, and simply for sending a message to that special someone in your life to thank them for something that they’ve done, or to let them know that they are in your thoughts. You might be wondering, what are neoprene koozies? How do they differ from standard foam coolers, and how are they customized? Read on to find out more.
What is a Koozie Made Of?
Standard collapsible foam koozies tend to be made from polyurethane foam, while the neoprene kind is sturdier as they’re made from the same material used for wetsuits. Neoprene Koozies are very high quality can insulators but are very similar to the collapsible foam types in both size and shape. However, if you’re wondering which type to choose, bear in mind that neoprene is a much more durable and flexible option with better insulating properties. And, the neoprene material feels much better in your hand, which is why they are often a favorite in any can cooler collection.
While standard and neoprene koozies may often look the same at first glance, there are a number of subtle differences between the two that you will soon begin to notice once you are aware of them. In general, the neoprene material is not as porous or thick compared to the foam type – neoprene can coolers are generally made from 3mm thick wetsuit material, while foam koozies are made from 4mm polyurethane foam. But, while they may not be as thick, neoprene koozies do tend to be slightly pricier since they are more durable and offer better insulation in comparison with foam.
All the Options:
If you’ve decided that a neoprene koozie is the best choice for you whether you’re buying it for yourself or as a gift, then you’ve certainly made a great choice. And, there are lots of different options to choose from – you can choose from a wide range of base colors and some sites will even allow you to completely customize your color choices by adding the hex codes when using a design tool. You can also pick from a wide range of pre-made designs, or if you’re feeling creative, come up with your own unique design which is what makes them such unique and thoughtful gift ideas. Many personalized gift sites offer design tools that allow you to put together a customized design using your own photographs, words, quotes and more with graphics, fonts and more to choose from.
Personalizing Your Koozie:
Once you’ve decided on the type of koozie that you want and have a design idea in mind, it’s time to start putting your customization together. First of all, choose the base color that you would like for your koozie – depending on the design tool that you’re using, you may be able to choose from a wide range of color options or even choose your own color from a color wheel or enter a hex code, if you have a specific idea in mind, which can be a great idea for themed koozies like wedding favors. Then, you can usually pick from a selection of pre-uploaded graphics provided by the site – hearts, stars, swirls, and shapes are usually common and can make great additions to the quotes, names, logos or even photographs that you choose to upload.
Once you’ve settled on your design, that’s all you’ll need to do – sit back and let the custom koozie company do all the hard work for you. Your design will be printed onto the neoprene material using state-of-the-art tools as many times as you need, depending on the specifics of your order. You can usually order a design printed on just one side of the koozie or if you want something really special, get it covering the koozie all the way around. The design will usually be printed on with vinyl although if you’re looking for a more luxurious finish, some designs can be stitched onto the koozie using the same wetsuit materials.
And That’s It!
Once you’ve finalized your order, sit back and wait for your custom koozies to arrive. Most of the time, printing will take a few working days at the least – if you’re in a hurry, check the site that you are using to see if they offer an express option – often, you can pay a little more to put a rush on your order and get it faster than usual. For this reason, if you’re trying to spend as little as possible, it’s always a good idea to order your koozies well in advance. That way, you will give yourself enough time to wait for the printing to be finalized and make any potential changes if needed.
What will your custom koozie design look like?