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Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Football world Cup – everybody is going football theme crazy!

promotional-stress-ballsThe football world cup in Brazil starts in 28 days! The excitement is building and everyone is going football crazy! Lots of companies are looking at football themed promotional items to promote their company, club, charity, event or organisation. England are in group D with Uruguay, Costa Rica and Italy, a tough group but with grit, determination and skill England can do it! England are ranked 11th in the official FIFA rankings, our first match is against Italy on the 14th of June, Italy are ranked 9th, the four time winners will certainly put up a good fight and play well.

There is time to make your football themed order for promotional items still, with nearly a month to go but you will need to be quick, as products are in demand and production slots are being booked. The things that are available in football themes and can be printed with your logo or details are:

  • Football stress ball keyrings – your logo will be seen by many every day
  • Football shaped stress balls and football player stressball, a classic stress relieving product
  • Rulers with footballs themed printing
  • Football themed coasters showcasing your brand
  • Counter mats and mouse mats with your football themed print
  • Mugs that can reveal a football when hot liquid is put inside, your company brand will be visible all the time
  • Bar runners with a football design

Most things we create we can do with a footballs twist, why not make sure your company gets noticed amid the world cup excitement, call us on 0800 731 0301 or go to


Friday, May 2nd, 2014

NFC mats, something new in the promotional market.

nfc-mats-group[1]NFC tags are tiny little microchips that can be built into coasters, bars runners, mouse mats and counter mats. When you put your phone close to the tag in the NFC mat it makes the “item” pop up on your screen. This “item” could be a phone number for a taxi company, a website for a paint supplier, a promotional code for a store or restaurant or anything else that would prove just a useful!

This tag makes the mat, coaster or runner interactive at a small cost. Imagine a taxi company creating some coasters or bar runners, your client has a few drinks, needs a taxi home and it’s so easy to hover their phone and press call, why would they find another number?

A company at an exhibition might use NFC tags in their mouse mat give aways, the prospecitive clients can then hover their phone and be taken straight to the website or given a discount code or incentive to buy a product in store.

Imagine a large DIY store that has counter mats full of product information. You could create a NFC taged counter mat, hosting several different tags to give different information about products such as paint or furniture dimensions, straight to the phone.

If you are a charity, the mat could advertise your charity and the NFC tag could take the phone owner straight to your donation page? How easy is that for the person to donate with limited effort?

The possibilities are endless with NFC tags. How could they benefit your club, organisation, charity or company?

To find out more, see or call 0800 731 0301.


Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Mouse mats just got shinier but not slippier!

Mouse mats have been a promotional item for around 20 years! An item with real staying power. This means though that manufacturers have to find new and exciting things to do with them?! What more could possibly be done? We have had mouse mats with windows to add your own photo or promotion, mouse mats with calenders printed on or even stuck underneath, mouse mats in custom shapes to represent whats being sold.  Mouse mats printed in different styles to allow for the best presentation of the image and now mouse mats with an ultra glossy surface to give a brighter image and really attract attention. If a mouse mat could ever be described as gorgeous, these ones can! Don’t worry though, they still give the same great mouse performance as usual, the surface sure is glossy, but it isn’t slippery.

Great news though, coasters and some counter mats can also have the same, great new finish. Your company name and logo would look amazing under this glossy mouse mat surface and its not even any more money! Have a look at to see the whole mouse mat, counter mat and coaster range.


Monday, June 13th, 2011

The new ipad 2

The new ipad 2 is now 33% thinner and 15% lighter. It makes surfing the web and emailing your friends so much easier than ever before. The new ipad 2 had two powerful cores in one A5 chip meaning it can do twice the work at once. Doing multiple tasks is now faster and smoother than before. Graphics are now up to 9 times faster making game play and photo viewing even faster.

It has the same amazing 10 hour battery life as before even though so many aspects have been improved upon. There are now two cameras on the ipad 2 for face time video calling. The new smart cover for the ipad 2 means that when you take the cover off the ipad 2 wakes up instantly and accordingly when you put the cover on it automatically goes to sleep. The cover is available in a wide variety of colours. It has a 9.7inch backlit display which makes viewing super easy.

With Multi-touch on the ipad 2 everything is at your finger tips. The sensitive system converts your every touch, swipe or press into appropriate actions for your application.

However, despite the ipad 2 being so popular and so impressive there is always going to be the need for desk top computers and the associated mice and mouse mats required for them. If you would like to purchase some mouse mats for your company why not consider having them branded and giving them away as corporate gifts or give-aways? We can help you because we here at Mikkis can supply any type of promotional mouse mats you may require. Just look at our web site for our complete range of mouse mats and other promotional items and gifts.


Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Hardtop Counter Mats

The popular hardtop mouse mats have now been transformed and are now available as counter mats. The hardtop counter mats feature the same great mark resist PVC surface and a black 3mm EDPM foam base which stops the mats from sliding around on the counter top!

The hardtop counters mats are available in a range of sizes. The most popular size for the counter mat tends to be the A3 version and the gigantic A2 size which gives a huge print area. The hardtop counter mats are perfect for advertising your latest products or point of sale promotions. They are also extremely popular in banks and petrol stations where they can be used as cash mats or signing mats.

As the leading UK supplier of counter mats we realise that price and quality is important to our customers. We offer the very best counter mats at the very best prices. We do not use paper laminated mats like some suppliers, instead we print directly to the reverse of tha plastic which means there are no messy white borders. The hardtop counter mats really are as durable as can be.

Our range of counter mats can be tailored to suit your requirements and becuase they are made here in the UK it means we have full control over the manufacturing process. We can offer custom print, custom sizes and even custom shapes. The hardtop counter mats are truely versatile promotional items and will display your brands in their best possible light!

For more infomation on our A3 hardtop counter mats or A2 counter mats please visit or call us on 0800 731 0301 and discuss your promotional requirements with one of our friendly staff!

Hardtop Counter Mats

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Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

A2 Armadillo Counter Mat

The A2 armadillo counter mats are one of the best selling mats that we offer. The mark resist pvc is welded to a 2mm soft cling base. The clingy base creates a static grip on the counter top which helps to stop these A2 mats from sliding around. We print directly to the undersurface of the mark resist pvc top which means we can achieve bright and vibrant colours. The A2 armadillo mats can be printed with traditional screen print methods or branded full colour with your company artwork!

The A2 size is extremely popular as it offers the client great brand exposure. They can be placed in point of sale positions and will help generate targeted sales for the advertised products. Traditionally the A2 armadillo counter mats are used in places such as petrol stations and banks where they can be used as a cash mat or a signing mat. If you require a smaller counter mat then we also offer the armadillo as both an A3 and A4 version which may be more suitable for smaller counter tops!

The armadillo mats feature a base that creates a static grip, so you should avoid placing these countr mats onto any surface that has exposed print as the base may lift of the toner and mark the underside of the mat. The A2 armadillo mat is also available with a 3 sided weld that allows you to slide you own insert in and out. This is a great product for any company that would like to change the print \ promotion on a regular basis.

For more information on our range of counter mats please call us on 0800 731 0301 to discuss your promotional requirements.

A2 Armadillo Counter Mat

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Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Counter Mats

Think of the exposure your brand will have when placed in front of your custom. Now think of the exposure it will get when placed on a large A2 size counter mat! Our range of promotional counter mats are the best in the industry as we offer a variety of printing methods and a range of counter mat styles.

Our best selling counter mats tend to be the armadillo mat. These superb desk mats come in a choice of standard size but the most popular size tends to be A2 or A3 counter mats. The armadillo counter mats are often found in point of sale and are used to advertise the latest petrol brands or products at garages and petrol stations. The use of counter mats is so diverse which is why they have become so popular.

There are not many companies who can print a mat up to A2 in size, but as we use the very latest printing methods it means this is all in a days work for us. The counter mats are also ideal to use in banks as cash mats or signing mats.

All of our counter mats can be fully customised to your requirement. This includes custom size, custom shape and custom print!.

For more information on our range of counter mats please call us on 0800 731 0301 and we can decide which version of our counter mats will be suit your promotions. We will even send out samples free of charge so you can see the outstanding quality of our products.

Counter Mats

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