The best and the worst of Stubby Holders, Helping Ugly Drinks Feel Sexy™
What colour to choose?
Looking for some inspiration for your wedding colours? here are some fantastic green tones, inspired by the floral selection for the wedding.
Generally you don't choose your bomboniere first so beacuse of the full colour print process tou can theme them to you wedding colours, but it is something to keep in mind for the big day. You might even have the bomboniere white with a dash of colour and then the names of each person to substitute as a place card.
If your looking for a place to start then over at newlyweds.com there is a fantastic colour picking tool. Try and think about having a strong primary colour, then softer supporting colours as to avoid a colour clash.
For our own wedding we chose a lime green and then a pink to contrast and then link in to the oriental lillies that were part of the table centre pieces.
Remember that the stubbies might be for the men, but they can still be coloured to match the wedding and won't look too girly.
With the love of our lives, the common stubby cooler, holder or Koozie, we are endevouring to find out more about where this humble item came from. This is part 1 of the adventure as we delve into the murky depths of an ice cold beer. :)
Known as the Beer Koozie in the USA, the stubby holder has origins from a company who trademarked the name Koozie in 1979 in Texas. Origionally designed as a drink cooler out of syrofoam, over the year stubby holders or koozies have developed into using other materials. The most common material currently is Neoprene, commonly know as wetsuit rubber. This rubber, is a synthetic material and as such is able to have ink inpregnated into it using a process called heat sublimation. Using specially designed inks, to deal with the temperature change, the result is the ability to print full colour images onto what was original white wesuit rubber.
The idea behind the stubby cooler, is to keep the drink insulated. The first developer saw a niche for a product to be used in warmer climates and as such the koozie is now common in many western countries with warm climates. Because of the simplicity of the design, cycinder with a base, the stubby holder has become a bit of a cult item of most Australian Men. They are found in their favourite drinking locations, be it their local bar or shed out the back, but the real growth has come with companies realising the advertising potential of the space.
This is the racist stubby cooler (please note we were not the company that printed it) but shows that even some of those in the police force can be doing the worng thing. It was targetted at the Sudanese community, where the image of a mudfish is a racial slur for the Sudanese.
We don't print Racist Stubby Holders, that is part of our policy as no one should be subject to this. The Sunshine Police might be in a bit of trouble over this, read the full article here.
With all the winter sports clubs well into the season we have had some cracker cooler designs come through. Seeing all the cartoon characters and mascots made us notice how well a good full colour cartoon prints with the sublimation printing. Below is a sample of the State of Origin stubbies we did and also an Aussie soccer stubby. These are just a couple of the quality cartoons we have seen pass through our doors for sporting clubs Australia wide. So if your thinking of promoting your club and dont have a logo drawn up. Soupcan have an iuustrator who, for a cost, can do a cartoon icon for whatever your club mascot is.
Buy quality stubby holders for your mates on your 18th
Your 18th birthday is a huge milestone in your life – it marks the official transition from adolescence into adulthood. Celebrate this special occasion with custom made stubby holders to give to your mates and family who have turned out to help you commemorate this special event.
The perfect thank you present to your party guests, as well as handy accessory for the night, personalised 18th stubby holders act as a last memento of your landmark birthday. Affordable and available to design online, you can choose from a variety of colours, styles, and themes, with the option of including your own photo! Make your 18th birthday stubby holder truly unique and buy your custom made stubby holders online from the experts at Soupcan.
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The personalised stubby holders our guests loved
It was recently my mum’s 50th birthday; my brother and I wanted to get her a little something funny that she could keep and reflect on down the track to remember the big ‘5-0’. We contemplated a 21st style slide show with speeches and all the usual announcements but thought that’s too boring and generic for this woman. We wanted something that summed my mum up and gave our guests a little bit of a laugh as well – that’s when we decided on personalised printed stubby holders.
Stubby holders are a really affordable way of printing something fun that can be handed out to everyone at the party. We sifted through 50 years of photographs of my mum’s life and chose some of the best – from the crying baby shot to the awful 80s, she was emblazoned in all her glory across surprisingly high quality coolers. We even got to print her birth date and a bit of a sentimental message among the photo collage!
All the guests at the party loved their party gift – a great way to say thank you for sharing in this momentous evening, but most importantly, Mum still uses her at every barbeque and shows it off to everyone who stops in for a cuppa!
Stubby holders for my guests to say thank you
For my recent 30th birthday party I invited all my friends and family to my favourite winery in country Victoria. It was a wonderful day of fine wines, delicious foods, and great fun. I wanted to give my party guests something to say thank you for making the trek out of the city to celebrate me, but didn’t want to give them anything generic or boring.
I had been told by a colleague about custom printed stubby holders and though it was a fantastic idea! Every Aussie loves a good stubby holder, and they’re such an affordable and appreciated gift to hand out.
Ordering the stubby holders for my 30th birthday was simple; I merely chose my favourite colour, added some text to say thanks and mark the date and occasion, and that’s it! I had the option of adding in a photo as well which was great! My party was a huge success and everyone appreciated their little thank you present.
My mate recently had his 21st birthday and it was a really good night. All the boys wanted to get him a fun novelty gift that he could keep and look back on that reminded him of all the fun we’ve had together over the years, and decided something practical that he could keep would be best. Something we all use and often need is a quality stubby holder, especially as summer rolls around and we want to keep our beers cool, so we looked into getting custom printed stubby holders.
21st birthday are meant to be fun, but also a bit of a roast for the birthday boy. We knew we wanted our stubby holder to be funny, but also appropriate for his mum to look at. We sifted through all the embarrassing photos we could find and collaged 5 of his best and had them custom printed onto a stubby holder.
It was so simple, all we had to do was pick a colour, submit the photos, and then choose some text to match and mark the date. It turned out looking amazing! We presented it to him during the speeches and it received a huge laugh from everyone, including the birthday boy and he still proudly uses his 21st birthday stubby holder at barbeques and camping trips.
Like a good Roller Derby?
Here are a few of our latest stubby holders, these are for South Seas Roller Derby.
Featuring names like the Dolly Rogers, and Blackheart Breakers, these are definitly some of the most collectable items for you cooler collection, and also a chance to see some seriously good roller derby action.
Killer logos, for the Cutthroat Charmers, checkout the South Seas Roller Derby on their Facebook page
Dolly Roghers, this has to be our favourite design!
I was thinking that some people think that price is the only deciding factor in the stubby holder or cooler. I have been thinking about this as for those of us in the industry who make them localling in Australia this is the main point of contention. What dawned on me is that because our quality is better, the our stubbies have a longer life. So if your looking at getting 100 stubbies for your business, then think about this. From us they are $3.70 each and delivered in 2 weeks. From China they are 1/3 less and take 8 weeks to arrive. Thats not the decider though. If you took the fact we double stitch the seams, overlock top and bottom and use a superior glue in the base. Whats this all mean. We cant be sure of the exact percentage longer our would last but, after apply the dog test, we found we still have stubbies of ours in the backyard with a base in them from 1 year ago. Compare this to a heat taped seam.... the stubby would not be recognisable. So if your looking for the investment value, then our stubbies will last easily longer than twice that of any off shore stubby holder. We cant obviously prove this without funding from the CSIRO, but if your spending money on your business for promotional items, your best going with quality. This will give your logo a longer life in the house or office of the recipient.
At soupcan we have always liked RTR, a community radio station over in Perth. Because we travel around we discover different sights and sounds. Needless to say we picked up a stubby and have since been sporting it in our ever growing museum.
On our scale of awesomeness this does not register in the uniquness, but the quality is there and hey, it reminds us what station to tune to when we are in Perth!
So help your 'Ugly Drinks Feel Sexy' and get one of these stubby coolers.
Yes again we are doing Movember here at Soupcan and again we will be raising money for mens health issues. Its very important that issues like depression are brought to the fore and men are not taught to feel ashamed if they are suffering. We can all make a difference, and so Soupcan are selling Movember stubby holders pop over to our cart and for $15 you can purchase and stubby, this includes postage to anywhere in Australia, so really its just a $10 stubby, and we are donating profits to the Movember foundation.
To overlock or not to overlock? With the new rubber we have been using we have been swayed int he argument for overlocking. Previously we thought it a waste of time, but wioth the polish that is achieved on a finished stubby holder with overlocking, you would be swayed too into liking the new and improved Soupcan.
Needless to say its better to see one in the flesh, but i have a few examples here of our stubbies that are lookign very nice.
We are always happy to send you out a sample so if you are looking to see the style and feel the quality of Australian Made stubby coolers, then email us or give us a call.
Fun is the best way to celebrate a wedding, so our range of wedding stubbies are aimed at just that. Monkeys are exactly that, fun, and great at weddings, unless they have too much to drink and then they can get rowdy and take over the dance floor.
We also do split colours or designs for our customers, and at the same cost as the combined sum of the stubbies, so you want 40 pink and 40 blue, thats easy, we will make 80 stubbies for the 80 price. This way we can satisfy all the monkeys at your wedding :)
With a short break in Melbourne and a chance to view some of the creative sides of the city, I could not help but see the massive amount of street art. This got me thinking that we are yet to have some tallented artists, use our services to make stubby holders. We saw some of the cooler sections of the backstreets of Fitzroy, and thought this could be the perfect way for an emerginy artist to get their name out there. So if you are a street artist, Soupcan would love to print some stubby holders of your art and we are willing to throw a few in for free to try and support your cause. So just send us an email and let us know that your interest, we can even sell them in our online store for you.
Like watching grass grow, we did this stubby holder as part of out personalised Boring Stubby Range. While it seamed like a good idea, we have found lots of sporting clubs take up the grass background and use it with their logo or embelum.
So while this might be better suited to camoflaging your drink from the family when out mowing the lawn, think of it as a pretty cool background, that's not just black, for your sports club coolers.
Black Caviar, is the toast of Australian Racing, and we thought we would show the Mare's stubby holders. No we did not do them, but its an example of what you can do if you have a racing syndicate.
This is a nice example of colour and a photo on a stubby cooler. We have done plenty of racing stubbies, some horses more famous than others.
A Stubby for Les Burdett
What better way to honour the man know as the best curator that cricket has seen, than to sit on the hill, under the score board and admire his lagacey, the Adelaide Oval, while drinking from a Les Burdett stubby holder.
So to help people remember the 40+ years of service to cricket we have produced a stubby holder.
Have a look, its a must for all collections. If we were to review this... although it is our own, it would have to be close to a 10, simple effective and worth a second look.