Custom Stickers are Great for Your Brand’s Visibility

a custom Brand logo sticker example

As marketing becomes increasingly digital, custom stickers are an eye-catching and tactile way to connect with your customers via physical marketing. If you’re looking for creative ways to boost your brand’s visibility, we suggest using stickers in your promotions and giveaways in the upcoming months!

Because they are equally ideal for enhancing face-to-face interactions and mail-delivered purchases, it’s hard to go wrong with custom-designed, high-quality, die-cut vinyl stickers. Today, though, we’re sharing even more reasons to use stickers in your promotional efforts.

As every marketing strategist will tell you, sparking an emotional connection in your clients is one of the swiftest, most surefire ways to increase feelings of loyalty to your brand. Stickers are ideal for this purpose since most adults have positive memories of using stickers in their childhood.

Custom Stickers evoke nostalgic memories of simpler times.

Stickers are associated with achievements at school and at home, friendships with peers, and highly personal collections of sparkling sheets and rolls of stickers.

As a result, many people still feel a surge of happiness when they are given a sticker, or even better, a small set of well-designed stickers.

Custom Stickers can make a statement

Don’t limit yourself to stickers that are directly advertising your brand. Instead, consider providing stickers that are informative or aesthetically appealing, then adding a small brand logo near the bottom or around the periphery.

For example, if you’re advertising your vehicular service shop, you could send your clients home with a sticker that details when “It’s time to call your mechanic!”

If you’re a dental office reminding clients to come in for a cleaning, a cute sticker of an animal with visible teeth cheesing for the camera along with a friendly reminder message and your office’s number would be cute and memorable.

If you’re an independent makeup company, stickers that sport your brand’s aesthetic make great freebies to include with purchases. Essentially, nearly any business can use stickers to stand out.

Custom Stickers announce a personal endorsement

People are more likely to accept brand recommendations from those they know.

We as people are much more likely to accept a brand or business recommendation from those we know personally. Consider which you find more convincing: an enthusiastic restaurant recommendation from one friend whose culinary opinion you value or a myriad of reviews online from people you’ve never met?

Stickers, especially those meant to be used on water bottles, laptop and phone cases, windowpanes, guitar cases, and school notebooks, are explicit endorsements for your company. People never affix stickers for companies they hate; therefore, when people display your sticker, they are giving your brand two thumbs up.

Custom Stickers, even high-quality custom stickers like ours, are affordable

Brands often devote considerable resources to advertising. While there’s nothing wrong with that, especially when a company invests in proven methods, it’s also true that interactive advertising can be affordable!

Create Beautiful Custom Stickers

Blue Bee Printing will create beautiful, custom stickers advertising your business, and it will likely be far more affordable than you think. Custom stickers can be designed in multiple sizes and shapes and printed on a variety of materials, making them perfect for your marketing needs.

Call or contact us today to speak with us about our offerings and find out which of them will best suit your upcoming promotion or giveaway.

Get Creative in the New Year with Blue Bee Printing

In 2020, as the world of entertainment production was swiftly confined to what each creator could produce within their own homes, the world of animation became the hub of an industry. While video games, online cartoon series, anime series, and Western animated cartoons were already enjoying unprecedented success, there’s no denying that lockdown changed the way content was created even further.

If you are an animator, independent game designer, web cartoon creator, anime artist, or comic strip author, it’s vital that you generate and sustain interest in your characters. Blue Bee’s custom stickers are the ideal way to create your own affordable merchandise to promote your fan base’s favorites!

Children, teens, and young adults all enjoy expressing their interests and personality with stickers. Usually, fans of independent art are eager to share their discovery with their peers; a sticker on a binder, phone case, laptop, or Hydroflask can be the perfect way to generate a conversation about an adorable character design.

All it takes is one peek at this popular Etsy category to see how much revenue can be generated with sales of character stickers. While your fanbase may not yet be large enough to support your ordering sweatshirts, tees, or plush toys, our high-quality stickers are ideal for any creator’s budget.

Our custom sticker services will give you the ability to create any kind of packs you can envision: do you want to sell background sheets along with your characters, allowing fans to create their own scenes? We can do that. Would your fans prefer large, glossy, waterproof stickers? We’re here for you.

Ask your fans online: do they want decals for water bottles, laptops, vehicles, or notebooks? Once you have an idea of how your fans would like to use their character stickers, let us know. We’ll recommend the sticker products that will best suit your needs. Our team has many years of experience with crafting outstanding products that hold up in nearly any application setting!

If you discover that your sticker packs are popular with your fanbase, the next item to consider may be our fully customized greeting cards. While the holidays are nearly a year away, they’ll be here in the blink of an eye. This summer is the perfect time to contact us to kick of production of holiday cards designed with your characters!

When you order with us, we guarantee swift turnaround time on our beautiful greeting cards, which will give you plenty of time to show your fans the entire line on social media. Plan the perfect hashtag for your fans to use as their greeting cards arrive at their door, and you’ll have a seasonal social media uptick at the time of year when a little extra income is probably most important.

Additionally, we can assist you with designing small stickers that can be used as envelope seals. Your endearing characters can then be seen all along their journey through the mail system, generating further interest and increasing familiarity as they go.

Teaching Kids About Time Management with Custom Magnets

You nag, you beg, and you plead but you just can’t seem to get your kids to manage their own time effectively. With so many distractions, electronics, and activities it can seem impossible to balance it all. Custom magnets can teach kids how to better manage their time on their own and take the pressure off of you.

Daily Tasks:

What do your kids do when they first get up in the morning? Is it a struggle for them to get out the door for school? Most kids need help remembering their homework projects, gym sneakers, lunch bag, face mask, and other supplies, especially now that school doesn’t look exactly like it did prior to the pandemic.

Custom magnets are a great way to create a checklist of common daily tasks. Permanent tasks like brushing teeth, getting dressed, feeding pets, and cleaning up breakfast can be printed as a list. Tasks that vary can be written in dry erase marker on blank lines beneath it, like bringing a musical instrument for band practice or packing a signed permission slip that don’t happen every day. Only after all the tasks are checked off can kids watch TV or play.

Choreboards:

A great character builder for teaching kids responsibility is giving them chores to do around the house. You’ll get far less resistance if they can manage their own time doing it and set their own expectations. If one child’s job is to clean the bathroom, they may get frustrated trying to do it all in one day. Instead, break each room down into manageable sections that can be tackled each day.

Day one, clean mirror; day two, clean sink; day three, clean toilet; day four, clean bathtub; day five, clean floor; day six, empty garbage, and day seven, everything is done! You can stick the magnet on the medicine cabinet and they can check off as they go.

Breaking Down Projects into Pieces:

Most parents groan when their child gets a project assigned at school, knowing that they will end up doing a big chunk of the work. At the beginning of the project, help them break it down into manageable pieces. Use a project magnet to track the tasks and when each needs to be finished. After a few projects, your child will get better at managing projects on their own.

Managing Activities:

How often are your kids cramming for weekly events the night before? Are they prepared for their tutoring session? Have they practiced for dance lessons? Are they scrambling to find their gear each time? Use magnets for each activity with a daily practice reminder for the week and a list of supplies needed.

Goal Setting:

Helping kids set goals is an important life skill. Sit down with them to talk about things they want to accomplish and when. If they want to save up enough money for a new bike by summer, determine how much they will need to earn in addition to their allowance. Help them plan a lemonade stand or other way of raising the funds in addition to household chores. Having a goal magnet visible on the fridge helps kids keep the target in mind so that they’ll continue to work toward their goal.  

Using Custom Magnets at Home During Distance Learning

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Parents all across the country are finding themselves adjusting to the new normal with kids learning from home. Whether remote learning, hybrid, homeschooling, or some combination thereof, custom magnets can help you organize and keep your students on task.

Find a Space

The first step to creating a distance learning environment is to find a space where students can work that’s away from distractions. Ideally they would have a table or desk to sit at in a chair. Working on their bed, on the floor, or on the couch is definitely not conducive to learning. A desk in their room that’s clear of everything but the items they need for school would be a great place. If you have to have them working at the kitchen or dining room table, try to create a divider using a tri-fold board so they can have separation from the rest of the house. Wherever they are, hang a magnetized whiteboard that you can write on and put up your custom magnets.

Create a Schedule

Establishing a routine is key to successful distance learning. Treat the day like a regular school day. Make sure they get up early, eat a good breakfast, prepare all the supplies they’ll need at their seat, get dressed in clothes not pajamas, and start on time. Use custom magnets to create a permanent schedule for daily activities like morning homeroom, core classes, and lunch and snack breaks. Use the whiteboard to fill in rotating specials or alternating block scheduling.

Post Important Logins

Having all your student’s logins in one easy to find place will be a life-saver. Your school’s browser may store the user IDs and passwords, but these can be lost when there’s a software update. Keep all of your IDs and passwords printed on a magnet and posted on your whiteboard where you can easily find it. You can even print QR codes for the websites you need to access regularly.

Keep Contact Emails Together

Staying in touch with the teachers is more important than ever. In addition to your child’s regular teachers, you’ll need to keep handy the contact information of the computer teacher, technology team, or whoever is in charge of equipment. Keep your internet provider’s information handy as well in case of a Wi-Fi failure. Just like you keep a magnet on the refrigerator with emergency contact numbers, keep a magnet on your whiteboard with your school contact emails and numbers.

Show Encouragement

Remember that distance learning is just as hard on the kids as it is for the teachers and parents. Create a set of fun encouraging magnets to change out. You can copy the stickers teachers would use to put on a paper like “A+ Student!” or “Awesome Job!” Or use emojis and happy faces to put a smile on their face. Once you get in the groove, your home will become an ideal remote learning environment.

Welcome Students Back to School with Custom Cards by Blue Bee Printing

The start of the 2020-2021 school year is shaping up to be unlike any ever experienced. Every state has their own guidelines and every district is reacting to them in their own way. Your old classroom setup needs to be changed to fit the new plan in order to keep everyone safe. Custom cards and stickers from Blue Bee Printing can make the start of your school year a welcoming experience.

Remote Learning:

Once you get a list of your students for the year, consider sending them a custom postcard introducing yourself. If your students are doing a virtual classroom, a friendly photo of yourself will be a great introduction so they know whom they’ll be meeting when they log in for the first time. If you have a virtual classroom you can include a QR code for them to scan with their devices that takes them to the site.

Monthly postcards are a great way to stay in touch with your students on the remote path. The students will look forward to getting mail from their teacher, and you can give them a more personal message. Since postcard stamps are cheaper than a letter, you’ll save on the cost of mailing but still give your students a tangible reminder that you’re thinking of them.

In-Person Learning:

Clean doesn’t have to mean visually sterile. Your classroom may have fewer things in it so there is less to keep free of germs, but you can make what you have count. If you’re using Plexiglas barriers, don’t be afraid to decorate them with fun stickers and borders. Use dry erase markers to draw mustaches and silly faces. Some of the new measures in place can be scary for children so the more ways you can make their environment fun, the better.

Since desks will be standing freely, have the kids come up with a new way to decorate them each month. One month you can turn the desks into cars or other vehicles. Another month could be robots. The theme could tie into the lessons and you can use our custom stickers to pull it off.

Classroom routines will be different with the new requirements. You may want to have a few hand sanitizer stations in the room. Having clear signs will help little ones know how to use it properly. You can use printed cards as table tents or affix stickers to the bottle. Students will likely not be sharing classroom materials so encourage them to use our custom labels on each item: glue sticks, rulers, markers, and notebooks.

Social distancing guidelines can be especially difficult for younger children to follow. Help them remember to keep their distance by clearly marking the floor with large stickers six feet apart. You can even use floor stickers to create arrows to help with traffic flow in the hallways.

This fall, you can creatively welcome back your students with custom printing from Blue Bee. You can make your classroom the fun, safe, educational environment you want it to be.

How to Use Custom Stickers to Create CHEAP Summer Projects

Make your schedule fun!

Stickers can make your calendar or summer schedule fun for you and the whole family. Mark off your vacation with stickers of palm trees or roller coasters. If you spend Fridays at the beach, add stickers of waves. Create a fun honey-do list with stickers on a whiteboard to check off the yardwork each week.  

Create a space for you

Have you been dreaming of a she-shed, man cave, craft nook, or office space? Setting aside someplace for you doesn’t have to be a huge renovation. Use a sheet of plywood covered in contact paper resting across two small bookcases for a desk. Cover cardboard boxes with extra fabric for cheap storage containers and use custom stickers to label them.

Liven up your summer parties

Don’t buy specialty glasses and tableware for summer. Blue Bee stickers adhere perfectly to any surface to make your tableware summer-ready. Create summer-themed stickers with starfish, lemons, or flamingoes and stick on plain glasses and plates. If you want to change it up for the next party, just change your stickers and match your stickers to your party theme.

Projects for Kids

Keeping kids occupied during the summer can be a monumental challenge. A few days into summer break the summer slide starts and the electronics come out. Keep your children engaged with fun custom sticker projects that won’t break the bank.

Create a garden

Gardening with your kids is a very rewarding experience. Teach them about every step of the process. Use household plastic recyclables like coffee cans, laundry detergent bottles, or snack containers to make free planters. Make a compost pile to teach them about fertilizing. Set out containers by your drainpipes to collect rainwater. Use the seeds from fruits and vegetables you eat to show how plants sprout. Blue Bee has weatherproof sticker options you can use to make custom labels for your planters. Your children will have a summer-long project and your kitchen will have fresh produce.

Make greeting cards

Summer can be an isolating time for kids. They’ll miss seeing their friends every day. Help them stay connected and teach them a valuable life skill at the same time. Custom stickers are a fun way to make homemade greeting cards. Kids can add the stickers to the front of the card and write their messages on the inside. Then teach them how to address an envelope themselves. The whole project won’t cost you much more than a stamp!

Custom stickers by Blue Bee are durable, affordable, and high-quality. Your projects with us will last through this summer, next summer, and beyond!

Make Your Own Erin Condren Customized Stickers

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With summer just around the corner, a new school year just over the horizon, and holiday planning ever looming, this is the perfect time of year to sit down with your planner and set brand new goals. Fortunately, long gone are the days when planners had to be drab and stale! Instead, choose to enhance your beautiful 2020 planner! Make your own Erin Condren stickers with Blue Bee Printing, or make your Bullet Journal pop with just-for-you customized stickers.

Today, we’re going to show you how to use the stickers you create. If you’re someone who likes to pepper in a bit of whimsy every day, custom stickers for your planner are a great way to keep yourself organized. Read on for our best DIY planner sticker tips!

1. Use customized stickers for appointments.

This tip is a time-saver, and it can make things like a child’s doctor, dentist, or orthodontist trip a bit more fun. When it’s time to add an upcoming appointment to the calendar, you can show your little one the custom sticker you’ve created just for these events.

2. Keep Yourself Motivated

Most of us aren’t crazy about starting a workout routine, and it can be tough to stick with it for very long. By creating meaningful, pretty stickers congratulating yourself for workouts 25, 50, 75, and 100, you’ll have one more reason to keep this form of self-care going.

3. Create Custom Birthday Stickers

Where there’s a big birthday, there should be a sticker! Celebrate your loved one’s special day with a sticker designed with their birth year and photo, and see their smile as you point out the big day coming up.

This is a lot of fun for pets, as well; perhaps because they don’t have many birthdays with us, it can be rewarding to go all out!

4. Create Work-Related Stickers

Whether your work takes place in a board room or a classroom, stickers can jazz up even the most mundane tasks. Mark meetings, important deadlines, your boss’s birthday, or your employee’s vacation with a custom sticker.

5. Design Your Own Holiday Stickers

Mass-produced holiday stickers are usually cute, but they can’t compare to the fun of creating stickers that remind you of what YOU love best about each holiday. Holiday stickers can also be printed in sheets; what works well for your calendar may also enhance gift boxes, card envelopes, and boxes of handmade treats!

If you require any assistance designing your stickers, please contact us! We love helping our clients create their own planner and calendar stickers.

Thanks for visiting the Blue Bee Printing blog. How do you plan to use your custom Blue Bee Printing stickers in your journal? Do you use Erin Condren, Bullet Journal, or perhaps another system? Let us know in the comments below.

Why You Need a Business Banner Stand

a blank Business Banner Stand

Advertising your business is no easy feat. On top of the traditional means of getting the word out, business cards, posters, newspaper ads, and flyers – the modern landscape requires online and social media advertising. Engaging the consumer electronically is important, but there are, believe it or not, times when consumers are not occupying their phones. When you have the opportunity to grab attention visually and in person, you need to seize it. That’s where a business banner stand can set you apart.

How do you normally get someone’s attention? If you have a storefront, you use permanent signage for things that don’t change like your business name, hours of operation, policies, etc. Most people ignore these things unless they are looking for them. You’re not going to read the hours of a store if you can see that it’s open right in front of you. Promotional information goes on temporary signage so it can be replaced and updated regularly. This would be on posters, pricing signs and stand up flyers. While these can be more effective at catching the eye, consumers are trained to filter out a lot of the items vying for their attention.

A banner stand begs to be acknowledged. It jumps out into the walkway and in many cases requires a customer to walk around it. It stands tall at eye level so the consumer is more likely to read it. It’s large and eye-catching.

There are many benefits to a banner stand. It’s made of durable waterproof vinyl so you can use it indoors or outdoors. Even though it’s large, it has a minimal footprint so it won’t take up much room in your store or on the sidewalk. It’s lightweight so it’s easy to carry and comes in its own carrying case. When ready to store it, just retract it into its own aluminum casing for easy storage. Best of all – it’s affordable.

How can you use a banner stand?

A common way to use a banner stand is to advertise in-store promotions. They figuratively flag down a customer and lead them into the store. You can use them for long-running promotions that you want to let your customers know about. They’re also great to use for recurring promotions like a restaurant with rotating specials or a shop with seasonal sales.

Your business isn’t always tied to a location. A great feature of a banner stand is its portability. If your business needs to travel, your banner stand can travel with you. It can help you stand out at trade shows where everyone is trying to grab the buyers’ attention. Vendor fairs are where you get all kinds of passersby who might not even look at your table obscured under a tent. A banner stand can pull them in.

Banner stands are a great means of cross-promotion. If you work out a deal with another business to promote each other’s services, a banner stand is an easy way to promote each other. A clothing store might partner with a shoe store to give a discount for purchasing at both. A realtor may partner with a cleaning service to help get homes ready for sale. Using a banner stand to advertise these partnerships is convenient, effective, and easily removable at the end of the agreed time period, or if the partnership is dissolved.

Salespeople can use a banner stand to reinforce information shared during a presentation. Using visuals to keep the listener engaged is a great way to highlight key points. People hate sitting in on long Powerpoint presentations, and a banner stand lets the listener review information at their speed.

Crowd control is another way to put banner stands to use. In general, people want to follow directions and hate wasting time. You want your customers to have a good experience at your business and not resent poor crowd control. Waiting in line for a register only to see a small sign that they are in the cash-only line will infuriate your customers. Banner stands at the point of entry will direct people ahead of time. Events where people have to show identification or paperwork can become a bottleneck. Banner stands alert people in a timely fashion so that they will have their paperwork ready.

Blue Bee Printing’s banner stands are one of the most versatile and worthwhile purchases you can make for your business. It’s a unique and modern way to advertise at an affordable price. The durable construction and quality printing is impressive and will get the attention of your current and future customers.

How to Use Custom Stickers to Record Your Baby’s Milestones

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The days are long but the years are short. The precious time you have with your baby is brief and before you know it they are sitting on their own, standing, walking, talking, opening doors, and eating table food. Blink and they’ll be getting on a school bus. Blink again and they’ll be driving. Don’t miss out on preserving those fleeting moments so you can look back on their important firsts. Using custom stickers by Blue Bee Printing, you can record those milestones as they happen.

Stickers for the Month or Week Shirts

Baby clothing is expensive and it’s heartbreakingly short-lived. Sizes last anywhere from one to three months and even if you get the right size you will need to change for the right season. It may be tempting to order custom onesies for monthly or even weekly photoshoots, but you’ll be spending a fortune in clothing that will be worn exactly once. Using custom stickers, you can print labels for each week or month old your baby is and attach them to plain white onesies.

Holiday Shirts

You can apply the same principle to holiday shirts. Why spend the extra money on shirts that say “Baby’s First Christmas” when you can use custom personalized stickers for a fraction of the cost and include their name? You can even celebrate every holiday with a new design. “Hugs and Kisses and Valentine’s Day Wishes,” “I’m Mommy’s Good Luck Charm” for St. Patrick’s Day, Patriotic Memorial Day and Fourth of July stickers with the year. If your family has Taco Tuesday, why not celebrate baby’s first taco? You can be creative and come up with your own holidays and days that are important to you.

Stickers for Baby Books and Photo Albums

Very few parents faithfully fill out the baby books. Most have one or two entries and then life happens. You get busy and prioritize and filling out a book that may or may not ever be read is not as important as changing diapers, midnight feedings, and doctor visits. It’s time consuming to record dates and times, special messages, and find the matching photos. Save some of the time by pre-printing stickers that will go into the baby book. You can attach identifying stickers to photos of first solid food, first birthday, and first time meeting a sibling. Stickers are a great way to fill your baby book without filling up your whole day.

Stickers can help you keep track of what your photos are for. Once you’ve picked up your prints from a photo center or printed them at home, it may not make it into the album right away. Writing on the back of a photo can ruin your prints. The pen will make indentations that show through the front, and if you don’t wait until the ink is dry you can smudge it or transfer it onto another photo in the stack. You can create cute stickers for the backs of the photos that allow you to write on them first and then affix to the photo. Record the baby’s name, date, and what was going on in the photo. If you have twins or more than one child, you may be surprised at how it can be difficult to tell siblings apart in their baby photos, so always include their names!

Stickers for Calendars

Including a blank calendar in your baby book is a fun at-a-glance way to keep track of the first year. Print out blank calendar pages starting the month your baby was born. Create milestone stickers you can have at the ready for when they happen. First steps, first smile, first laugh, first word, first time watching Star Wars– be creative! Don’t just be confined to traditional milestones. Think of the things you’ll want to remember that are important to your family. First time meeting great-grandma, first skinned knee, first trip to the beach, first haircut, first pizza.

Custom stickers by Blue Bee Printing are a creative way to record your baby’s important firsts. And if this is your first time using custom stickers, we can make the process easy because being a parent is hard enough.

Using Unique Die Cut Magnets for Impact

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Any type of magnet can increase the number of times that a person sees your logo or brand, but only exquisitely-designed magnets will hold that glance for longer than a second. A typical passerby may take a quick look at a brightly-colored or uniquely-shaped magnet, but unless the design has a dash of sass and a pinch of spice mixed in, it won’t receive any further attention. Unique die cut magnets, if created with an understanding of the marketing world, will undoubtedly improve your business and impact on the consumer world.

Running a business that centers on its customers drives us to provide only first-rate prices and materials. Not only are our die cut magnets the most lightweight, but they are also extremely economical. Their thin and light structure makes them outstanding for mailing to potential or current customers. Because this is probably the most common use of die cut magnets, it’s important to know how exactly your business will be affected.

Most likely, you’ll want your business’s “image” to appear on the magnet, whether with the logo or a catch phrase. It may take some time and deep thought to get your logo exactly how you want it. Your goal is to have a brand logo that is attractive and concise while simultaneously conveying your message. Once you’ve tangibly created the eye-catching design that has been bouncing around in your mind, your next step is to get them ordered. Your goal is for the magnets to have some kind of impact on your business, with a higher net income being the finish line. It takes time, creativity, and the right intentions to reach that spot.

Fortunately, die cut magnets are a straightforward, practical, and inexpensive way to promote your brand and business. Once you have possession of your magnets, you can mail them out, give them out, or even sell them (though everyone prefers a free magnet.) Encourage people to stick them on their cars, laptops, refrigerators, and other magnetized surfaces. The more often that a customer looks at your magnet, the more likely they will remember it.

For example, if you have a business that sells refrigerator gaskets, the rubber seal around the door of a fridge or freezer, the next time a restaurant needs gaskets replaced, your logo could be the first to pop up in their minds. That is, if you’ve advertised with intentionality. If you’ve sent a magnet to that restaurant, or they are familiar with your business, they’ll be more likely to call someone with whom they are comfortable and has a superb reputation.

The difference between die cut magnets and other types of magnets is that you can essentially make any design into a magnet. This is why they are outstanding for marketing and promotion. Your creativity in how you will attract the eyes of a potential customer can be made into a magnet.

The nifty aspect of our die cut magnets is that they can be placed indoors or outdoors, and they can be specifically made for protection against UV rays. Our magnets are made from only top quality materials and prove themselves to be durable.

Hopefully, you’re considering the variety of possibilities that die cut magnets can offer. Add your own touch of spice to the mix and before you know it, you’ll have a sparkling new logo. Bring that idea for a new business face to fruition; your business will thank you.