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Commemorative Plaque

What is a Commemorative Plaque?

Commemorative plaques aren't just tombstones... Generally when people think of a commemorative plaque they think of the memorial plaques we see on tombstones or park seats. They are made for outdoor use to withstand the elements. However, the plaques we are about to discuss in this article are much more meaningful and unique.  Our commemorative plaques are colourful memories The commemorative plaques we make are quite different to the traditional memorial plaques. They tell a story. Your favourite photos and text are combined to create a unique and stunning picture. In addition, we can also add decorative elements such as…

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Lacing Needlework For Framing

Lacing Needlework for Framing

Why lacing needlework for framing is the best method. We have always used the lacing method for needlework framing and always will. That is, unless some much improved and reliable method is invented. Although it is time consuming it brings the best results. The advantage of it is that the work can be easily straightened, and even moved slightly to get it even all the way around. Some needlework or tapestries can be quite distorted when they come to us for framing. This can be caused by the stitcher having an uneven tension. It doesn’t actually spoil the look of…

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Nickel Versus Silver Plating

Nickel Versus Silver Plating

Nickel versus silver plating - the difference You might have noticed most of our trophy cups are nickel plated rather than silver plated. Quite likely you're wondering which is the best choice. We've done some research ourselves that we'll share with you in this article. Nickel plated trophy cups are more robust A nickel plated trophy cup does not tarnish like silver trophy cups. They are less susceptible to the effects of exposure to the air which causes dullness and discolouration. This means they require less cleaning and maintenance. Silver plated trophy cups are a traditional choice For many years silver…

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Keychain Or Keyring, Keychains And Keyrings

Keychain or Keyring – is there a difference?

The difference between a keychain or keyring. Is there any difference between keychains and keyrings? Well... yes and no. In the case of the keyrings or keychains that we sell, we think it is best to refer to them as keyrings. A keychain or keyring is defined as a small chain that connects a small item to a keyring. However, our keyrings do not have a chain. They are attached with a ring only. The ring on a keychain or keyring is the most important part... Without the ring or split ring there is no way you can attach it to an…

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Why Name Badges Are Important,

Why Name Badges Are Important

Why name badges are important for every occasion The use of name badges plays an important part in every club or corporate organisation. There are many reasons why they are a necessity in our everyday lives. Not only are they important for the persons that wear them. They are also important to the people they meet that will want to remember their names. Easily identify and remember people at events. Being able to easily identify people is a necessity at events where you meet a lot of people. With so much happening around you, it is hard to remember the…

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Can Silver Plating Wear Off

Can Silver Plating Wear Off?

Can silver plating wear off? Yes silver plating can wear off. Some people will have had the experience of seeing silverware that has worn through. Others might not even realise it’s possible. Or else they don’t realise that the brassy colour showing through is the metal that was once covered by the silver plating. Why does silver plating wear off? Because trophy engraving is our main line of work, we see a wide range of silver trophy cups in various conditions. Some are only a few years old and the silver has worn through. We also see trophy cups that…

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How To Clean Trophy Cups, Trophy Cup Cleaning

How To Clean Trophy Cups

How to clean trophy cups. Many of our customers have asked us how to clean trophy cups. It may seem a silly question but using the proper cleaning methods is extremely important. Sadly some have been over polished with harsh formulas and the silver coating has worn off. Therefore we’ve done some research so that we can help you care for your trophy cups using the right methods and products. Why does silver become tarnished? Humid conditions and exposure to the air for long periods it will cause silver to tarnish quickly. We keep our trophy cups packaged in tissue…

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Engraved Garden Plant Markers

Garden Plant Markers

Garden plant markers are a must have for keeping track of your plants. Our engraved garden plant markers are made of durable UV resistant plastic and will stand the test of all weathers. They won’t crack like those cheap plastic markers and the names will stay there forever. It is very frustrating to discover that the vivid marker you used has worn faded or worn away. All you have left is a blank stick. Garden Plant markers for vegetable gardens. Many gardeners know the frustration of trying to remember which seeds they planted where. Once those seeds are planted it…

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Price Quote Forms, Get A Quote Forms, Get A Picture Framing Quote, Get An Engraving Quote Form, Get A Custom Built Trophies Quote,Custom Engraved Signs/Labels Quote Form, Engraving Quote Form

New! Price Quote Forms

Introducing our price quote forms... Our price quote forms or ‘get a quote’ forms are the complete answer to the trials of taking details over the phone. We have created forms specially designed for picture framing, engraving and custom trophy requirements. The needs of our picture framing and engraving customers are quite different. Therefore we have created individual forms for each type of requirement. We’ve taken into account everything that our customers are likely to need so we have full details and can give an accurate quote. Our get a quote forms overcome language barriers... Today there are many different…

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Picture Framing Pricing

Picture Framing Pricing

Why being asked to give a ‘rough idea’ can be a custom picture framer’s pet hate… There are many factors that influence the cost of custom picture framing. Every job has different requirements. It is impossible to quote accurately by taking a stab in the dark. The result can be disastrous with under-pricing at the expense of the picture framer or over-pricing at the expense of the customer. Most picture framers like ourselves know that customers asking for a ‘rough idea’ are generally shopping around to get the cheapest price possible. We regard them as time wasters and will likely…

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