Our Story

Thistle, Inc. was established in 1981 as an American manufacturer of vinyl products for the retail, convention and trade show industries.


We specialize in manufacturing customized vinyl and plastic products by imprinting brands, tag lines and marketing campaigns with full color digital and screen printing options. Our products are useful for promotional items, employee identification, event registration, warehouse distribution and retail display.


Our products include name badge holders, retail display sleeves, adhesive pouches, label and business card holders, report covers, optical accessory and jewelry pouches, fixture tag holders, display sleeves for furniture and carpeting, tool pouches and job ticket holders.


Thistle offers alternatives to PVC-based materials including polyolefins and EVA films that are recyclable, biodegradable and phthalate-free. Samples and product planning help provided upon request.


Thistle has fully automated production at our corporate headquarters in Owensville, Missouri and additional offices in Denver, Colorado.

Our Mission Statement

At Thistle, we create new products that are manufactured with the latest technologies and materials available, striving to reduce costs and provide our customers the best service and products in the industry.

Our Products Are Rated Biodegradable

Thistle offers alternatives to PVC-based materials including polyolefin and EVA, in addition to biodegradable and phthalate-free films that are friendlier to the environment.  All PVC and non-PVC plastics are recyclable.  Samples and project planning help provided upon request.

Made In The USA

We are one few companies in the US with the technology to manufacture finished vinyl products in-house. Our competitors are typically distributors that partner with foreign manufacturers. 100% of our product is manufactured in the US utilizing the latest RF technology. We design and produce our dies in-house to reduce costs and tailor products to the needs of our customers worldwide. Our facility is capable of producing 1,000,000 units on two shifts daily.

The Possibilities Are Infinite

Inform Your Customers Through Our Products. Thistle can imprint your company’s brand, tagline or message on virtually any of our products with full color processing and screening. Let our expert staff turn your project, marketing campaign or event into a reality.