At Cajun Creative, we combine our strong local presence with a worldwide selection of promotional products and the strength of an International Network of over 4,000 independent operators to provide you the best in customized marketing solutions. We personally show you how to use custom-imprinted products to effectively promote your company, team or club. Our unique capability to print in very small quantities from our own in-house equipment guarantees quick turnaround, something not available anywhere else. And for much larger production requirements, we have direct access through our network to the industry's largest manufacturers. This unique synergy allows us to provide you with a world of promotional options and on-target marketing solutions that produce results. Our professional approach to promoting your company includes: A thorough evaluation of your audience and marketing objectives Developing an effective theme and detailed plan of action A search of our database to determine imprinted items that will best execute your plan Overseeing the success of your promotional plan from start to finish Promotional products deliver lasting value and impact that conventional advertising just can't provide. Long after an advertising message disappears, promotional items imprinted with your logo or message offer a tangible reminder of your company. They are also far more cost-effective and accessible than conventional advertising. Whether you're a Fortune 500 company, a small business, or a nonprofit organization, imprinted promotional products offer an effective marketing solution that is appropriate for you.
How much do I have to change a copyrighted or trademarked logo to be able to use it?
As a client of Cajun Creative Printing, when you bring your artwork to us for printing you can rest assured that your artwork is protected here. We will not modify, sell, distribute, or print your artwork without your permission.
We often hear from our clients the common misconception that “It’s okay to use a copyrighted/trademarked design, logo, or saying if you change it 10%-50%.” Not only is this a fallacy, it’s also possible for all parties involved to get in a lot of trouble with the law, since these logos are federally protected.
Companies, organizations, and individuals who have made the decision to have their logo, font, saying, or design copyrighted or trademarked pay fees to ensure that no one else can use what is legally their property. Imagine as a graphic designer spending countless hours designing artwork only to have it stolen out from under you. This is why it poses a such a huge problem when our customers want to use logos from companies like Disney, the NFL, Collegiate sports, something found on Google or private domain, etc. No matter how much you change the logo, we are still dealing with a percentage of copyright infringement. With something this serious, both the customer and the company printing the shirts can end up in serious trouble.
If you find yourself wanting to use some or all of a company or organization’s logo and you don’t own the company or organization, you will need to get a letter with written consent from the registered owner saying that you have their permission to use the logo in question in your design. In some cases, you will be asked to buy these limited permissions from the company or organization so that you can use them.
Cajun Creative Printing will not print anything that is even questionable when it comes to potential copyright infringement to protect ourselves and our customers. The easiest way to avoid any of these potential issues and questions is to come up with a completely original design with sayings, logos, and fonts on your own or contact our graphics team for help.