Creative Mascots for the Back-to-School Season

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Creative Mascots for the Back-to-School Season


Summer is almost over, and that means it’s time for you to create print for the new school year! While you’re creating fall sports schedules, homecoming banners, office essentials, and more, you should consider incorporating your school mascot into the print you order.

Most schools have an easy-to-identify mascot that makes an excellent alternative to the school logo, so incorporating these designs and your school colors is a great way to encourage school spirit. Here are just a few ways you can use mascots in the print you order for the back-to-school season.

Print Enthusiasm Starts in the Office
Most of the print you in education will order are going to be used in the school office. Temporary label name tags for guests and substitute teachers, badges for school employees, folders for orientation and school conferences, forms for students who missed class, and more are all great canvases for a great mascot design. And, of course, pencils and pens! Whether for college welcome packets or to get new students off on the right foot, a new writing utensil with the school mascot printed on it is a print piece students will use frequently.

If you are considering which products are perfect to pair with the image of your mascot, you should consider what your mascot looks like. Do you have a striking single-color image? A spot color print piece could be a great way to use that iconic image in your print. Do you want something more colorful or have a subtly-shaded image of your mascot? You should consider full color pieces.

School Spirit Takes the Field
Mascots are most commonly associated with sports teams, and that extends beyond the team uniforms. From banners on the gym walls to promotional pieces on fundraiser tables and in fan homes, print emblazoned with mascots can help fans get in the mood to cheer on their favorite team.

If you are looking for a practical and personalized option for your sports teams, for example, a wide variety of totes can be personalized with your mascot. These totes can be used as bags to tote team members’ belongings, lunch bags for away games, or fundraisers to help teams purchase new uniforms, equipment, and more.

If you want to make sure fans know when to be in the stands, magnets are a great choice and a great canvas for images of mascots. They make excellent alumni gifts and welcome gifts for new students, but, when printed with sports schedules, larger sized magnets will help ensure that fans, parents, and alumni are in the stands to cheer on the team.