We love when customers bring in unique pieces for us to engrave. Well, love might be a strong word. We should say, it challenges us, and we like a challenge.
Recently, a customer brought in handmade serving trays. Someone took planks from an old barn and made a border around them to create the trays. Then, they brought them to us to engrave. Well, see for yourself how it went:
These kinds of artisan pieces really inspire us to create our own new products, especially for the holidays. Below are some ideas we've had, including custom snowflake ornaments, dry erase boards, acrylic awards, and print marketing materials.
The ornaments and acrylic awards were crafted by us; all we started with was a sheet of acrylic. The rest were designed and produced in shop.
We hope these pieces inspire you to create!
We do a lot of banners. We had been making them before, but since our vinyl services through AEgraphics were improved, we can now offer you a lot more, quicker. So what are your options?
Full-color: This means exactly what it says; we can use all colors on the banner at once.
Front & Back: Technically, this is two banners attached back-to-back to make a front & back banner.
One-sided: This is when we only print on one side of the banner.
Vinyl: A high-quality, durable, flexible plastic. Can be made to be weather-resistant.
Canvas: A durable, weather-resistant cloth that has a rough texture. Typically, 17mil.
Fabric: 9oz. premium polyester fabric that is usually meant for indoors.
Mesh: A material that has tiny holes in it to allow for airflow, reducing the risk of tearing.
Matte: A surface with no shine.
Glossy: A shiny and smooth surface.
Hemmed: This is where the sides of the banner are folded over to reduce thread tearing.
Not hemmed: The sides are not folded over and occasional threads may come loose. Handling with more care might prevent this.
With stand: We have several different stand options (supported on sides, from top to bottom, bottom to top, from behind, etc.), but the banner will have to be a specific size to fit with each stand.
Grommets at corners and/or every couple feet: These are metal ring eyelets placed in the banner so that hanging from rope will prevent ripping the actual banner fabric. We can place them at the corners only or every couple of feet.
Pole pockets: These are little pockets at the corners of banners that support a pole being inserted into them.
Any size up to 9' x 30' (the material options for huge banners is limited).
So now that all the options have been put out there, where do you order? You can do it 3 ways:
Your employees do a lot (hopefully)!The last thing you want to do is make them feel unappreciated or unwanted (see above picture for realistic scenario), but you're having trouble finding a way to let them know how vital they are to the company. A gift is always nice, but here are some other ways to boost their morale:
If a gift or award is the way you want to go, here are a couple of items deserving of a shout-out:
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