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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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Mother's Day Gift Ideas, Mother's Day Gifts, Personalised Day Gifts

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Spoil them on Sunday 12th May 2019 with our unique mother's day gift ideas. Mother’s day might be a few months away. But, as many of us are aware, time can sneak up on us faster than we realise. Why not get prepared in advance? This will save you a lot of last minute stress trying to find the perfect gift. Not only that, but the gift you thought was perfect might be out of stock due to frenzied buying of last minute shoppers. Get in ahead of the rush. Mother's day is the time to show your appreciation Mother's Day…

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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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Sports Championships, Sports Events

Sports Championships & Events

You might wonder why we put some articles on our blog about sports championships and events… Sports clubs and organisations make up the bulk of our customer database. They are always needing new trophies and engraving done regularly. These are the type of individuals who are most likely to be searching for information about these events. Therefore it makes sense to include this information on our website as these individuals are our prospective customers. If you know of any sporting events or championships that would make our blog more interesting please tell us about them. If you are the lucky…

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