We offer pad printing, laser etching and our custom designed promotional USBs can be moulded into virtually any shape and colour that perfectly reflect your brand. Use your imagination and our talented design team can turn it into reality!
Supplying custom designed USB drives is only part of the story. TPF can also help you create your USB multimedia project, authoring, encoding and designing the master and its functionality.
As a one stop shop, TPF can handle all aspects of your USB project. Deliver your master physically or electronically to us for our same day USB duplication, printing, and packaging services at competitive prices. We can print and data load thousands of USBs each day using our 6 colour digital UV print technology which provides exceptional print durability, extremely fast production turnarounds and good economy for small or large USB volumes.
Benefits of USB’s:
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Whether it is to supply important data to your clients or just to reinforce your company message, preloading data onto your custom USB is an excellent option. We can preload presentations, product catalogues or any other promotional material you desire. For further company promotion, link your preloaded data to your website and other online information and messages.
File Lock/Dual Zone
To protect your data from being deleted by the end user, a Dual Zone USB is required. This type of USB functions in a similar way to a read-only CD-ROM. When you insert the USB into your USB port, 2 drive icons will appear: one is the read-only zone and the other is a standard accessible removable drive (user area). The hard-coded irremovable data is contained within the locked section and the USB still gives the user the ability to store personal data in the open accessible section.
The 'volume label' is the name assigned to the USB when the disk is first formatted or created. At TPF we are able to customize this name on your request up to a maximum of eleven characters. When plugged into the USB port, this customized name will appear on the computer for the USB. A small but significant personalized touch.
When using a customized USB as a marketing tool another option is to add a function called 'AutoRun'. This feature allows your preloaded data to launch automatically when the user plugs the custom USB into a computer. To enable this function the USB must be formatted as 'Local Disk' rather than the usual 'Removal Storage' format.
Q. Can I print my logo on a USB?
Yes, as long as it fits and is still legible we can print anything on your USB
Q. How should my logo be provided?
To get the best result we need your logo in outlined vector format as an EPS, PDF or AI file. These files allow us to print your logo in high quality, which is difficult to achieve with logos supplied as JPEG or PNG files as these are often of insufficient resolution.
Q. Can my USB be manufactured in a specified PMS colour.
We can manufacture and decorate the shell and other parts of many of our available USB styles in any PMS colour specified.
Q. How can my USBs be printed and decorated.
We have 4 different methods of printing and decorating USB:
Q. Will my promotional USB's work on any computer?
Yes, if you have any specific formatting requirements just let us know
Q. What is the turnaround time?
Our Plastic Swivel USB's can be turned around within 24 hours. Any custom USB's take 10 business days from artwork approval.
Q. Can my USB be supplied in a PMS colour to match my corporate branding
We can supply any part of your USB and print to match a specified PMS colour – The shell, swivel, and graphics can all be decorated in a specified PMS colour.
Q. Will my USB drive work with my computer?
Our USB flash drives operate with PCs, Macs and any other devices with a USB port. If you have any specific formatting requirements, let us know.
Q. Do I need a specific driver for my computer to recognise USB drives?
All USBs are compatible with generic in-built drivers in all Windows and Mac OS 9 or later installations.
Q. What are your turnaround times?
The Print Facility offers the fastest turnaround on USB in Australia. With our in house printing and duplicating services, we offer 24-hour turnaround on our select range of plastic swivel USBs. All our other common styles of USB are manufactured in 6 to 10 working days. Custom moulded USBs will take a little longer.
Q. What capacity USB drives are available?
We have a large range of sizes from 1GB to 128 GB. If you need a larger capacity, let us know. MB stands for Megabyte and 1MB equals 1024 Kilobytes. GB is an abbreviation for Gigabyte and 1GB equals 1024 Megabytes. Any given style of USB in a different memory capacity will be physically identical.
Q. What’s the difference between USB 2.0 and 3.0?
The key difference is write/read speed. USB 3.0 has a data transfer rate of up to 20GB/s, about four times faster than a USB 2.0. USB 2.0 drives cannot be written to and read at the same time. USB 3.0 is more advanced than USB 2.0 in power management and power delivery. USB 3.0 devices will still work with USB 2.0 ports; however, the data transfer is at USB 2.0 speeds.
Q. Should you choose USB 2.0 or USB 3.0?
If your devices do not have compatible USB 3.0 ports, there is no benefit from using a USB 3.0. If your USB device will be used to transfer large files, USB 3.0 is your best choice. If using your drive for the storage of small files and documents, USB 2.0 is sufficient. For video and media playback, typically, USB 2.0 will not experience any performance loss to USB 3.0. MP4 video files should be encoded at an appropriate rate to suit the USB device you are using.
Q. What is the difference between an NTFS, FAT32 and exFAT formats?
FAT32 file systems:
NTFS file systems:
Q. Are the USBs able to be formatted NTFS, FAT32 or exFAT?
Our USBs can be formatted with NTFS, FAT32 or extended FAT file systems. Unless otherwise requested we would generally format all USB’s FAT32. If your project contained video files that were larger than 4GB as a single file we would format using NTFS. exFAT is a Mac standard and unusual for flash drive formatting. If you require a specific format please ask. We can format USB using all the common types.
Q. What is the speed of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0?
USB2.0 is specified as having a write speed of 5MB/s and a read speed of 10MB/s. USB3.0 is specified as having a write speed of 20MB/s and a read speed of 40MB/s. Our USBs will always deliver greater performance than the specification for the product. Speeds can be checked with a freely available USB speed test tool such as h2testw.