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 item. The chain is just the part between the item and the ring. A split ring is designed so it can be pried apart to slide the key or tag onto the ring. This operation is a tricky one. We find it helps to slide a thin knife in between the overlap to hold it open while you slide the item onto the ring.
How keychains or keyrings are used
Obviously they are normally used to attach to keys. But they have many other uses. They make great promotional tools and personalised gifts.
Keyrings or keychains make great personalised gifts
They are an inexpensive type of gift that most people can afford. Because of their small size they are easy to ship to friends and family. Our keyrings can be engraved with a name or personalised message that will make the recipient feel extra special.
Correct use of the two terms is important
When checking out our competition we discovered many marketed their keychains as keyrings or vice versa. In some cases they had chains and sometimes they didn’t. They need to put themselves in the customer’s shoes. If you were looking for a keychain you would expect it to have a chain attached wouldn’t you? They probably call them that because it is a more commonly used search term.
A keychain is a term used in technology
In the case of its application in technology, a keychain is the system used to manage passwords on Apple computers. Little wonder it is such a common search term! But people who are searching for something to attach to their keys aren’t interested in such things. In fact they probably have no idea that a keychain is used for that purpose. Well, definitely not the type of keychain they are looking for! However, there is nothing that can be done about this confusion. A keyring with a chain is best identified as a keychain. Like many words in the English language, they can mean different things!
If you are wanting to buy the type of keychain that you can attach to your keys or use as a promotional tool or personalised gift, it is best to search for keyrings. But if you want to know about keychains in technology it would be best to search for keychains. Although keychains are a more commonly used search term we’ll stick with calling our personalised keyrings exactly that. We want to provide our clients with exactly what they’re looking for.
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 is impossible to even find them because they are so small. The only way to find out is to wait until they grow and can be identified. Plant identification markers are not only useful for the gardener themselves. Some of us rely on others to harvest our produce. Therefore, these people they will need to know where they are planted.
Help family members and friends identify your herbs.
There are many different kinds of herbs in people’s gardens and not everyone is familiar with them by name. You might be busy cooking and tell a family member to go and pick some rosemary. They have no idea what rosemary looks like and will probably bring you some basil. As a result you decide to not trouble them any further and go and pick it yourself! You don’t want these frustrations when you are in the middle of cooking a delicious meal.
Identify Spring Bulbs with labeled markers.
Those lovely spring flowers only show themselves once a year. The rest of the time they lie dormant underground. You don’t want to be digging them up by mistake when you’re weeding the rest of your garden. If you sell your property or rent it out the new residents might want to replant their garden. If the new owners love spring bulbs they will want to know where they are planted. Make it easy for them with engraved garden plant markers.
Enhance your rose gardens with named markers.
There are many rose varieties out there with exciting names. Therefore, it is important to make sure you do those lovely roses justice by having their names displayed. Using plant markers with the names engraved are a stylish way to identify rose varieties. Add interest to your garden with some engraved plant markers with the names in fancy and decorative fonts.
Plant identification is important to commercial growers
Farmers, market gardeners and plant nurseries all know the importance of plant identification. Furthermore, many have quite a number of employees working for them and are often getting new staff members. These workers will all need to know the names of the plants and where to find them.
Your hard work pays off when you utilise plant identification.
You’ve put a lot of hard work into planning, planting and nurturing your garden. Don’t let all your hard work be ruined by getting things mixed up. Most importantly, you need to have your plants easily identified so the weed trimmer guy or contract gardener doesn’t ruin them.[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”mulled_wine” style=”shadow” border_width=”8″][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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 cultures and sometimes it is hard to understand what our customers are saying and vice versa. Although we may not have a hearing problem, sometimes things don’t come across clearly. Not only does this lead to getting details wrong, but it is highly stressful for both our customers and ourselves.
Every detail is accounted for…
We can also miss some critical detail and will need to phone our customers back for more information. Even worse, that critical information we missed could be their contact details! Taking details under stressful situations such as language barriers and distractions leads to such errors. We get too involved trying to focus on our customer’s needs and forget to take their details.
So we have finally come up with this wonderful solution to these difficulties…
You can enter all your details from the comfort of your armchair. We can then sit down and quote accurately without any stressful distractions. Then we will double check every detail to make sure we get everything right. We will then email the itemised quote to you to go over and make your decision when it is convenient. We won’t annoy you with a phone call unless that is what you request. Most of us know the frustration of trying to find a pen to write it down while talking on the phone.
We still love to talk to our customers…
Don’t get us wrong. It’s not that we don’t like to talk to our customers. But it is much easier to relax and give friendly personal service once these important details are all accounted for by filling in our price quote forms.
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 winner at one of these events we’ll not only do the engraving for you. We’ll let you write a story about it and put it on our blog! This all helps to keep it interesting so people will keep coming back to see if there’s something new to read about.
Complimentary club discounts
Sports clubs and organisations are very important to our business. Therefore they automatically qualify for a 15% discount on all trophy engraving requirements.
There are often new club members or competitors from out of town at these events. Name badges make things much easier and save the embarrassment of asking a person what their name is. Especially if you’ve met them before but can’t remember their name!
Medals and name badges are often required in big numbers. To help clubs reduce costs we provide discounts on bulk orders depending on quantity.
The product range on our website includes an extensive variety of figurines for almost every sporting activity imaginable. Our insert holder figurines can have custom printed images provided by the customer.
Just want to say a huge thank you to Award Engravers & Framers for the plastic dog tags I purchased. I am so happy with the look of them and their quality. They sit lovely against their other rego tags and we no longer have the rackety jangle of their old metal tags. I was also super impressed with the speed at which Award Engravers & Framers contacted me and the lollies in the bag were a welcomed surprise! I have recommended Award Engravers & Framers to all my friends with dogs.
We purchased a designer pet tag from Award Engravers & Framers a year ago for our cat Holly and it's been fantastic. No wear on it at all and still as vibrant as first day so now want one for my husband's dog Levi and my cat Lexie.
My personalised beer mug arrived this morning, safe and sound. Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job, I am sure my husband will love it. Award Engravers and Framers have been an absolute pleasure to deal with. I will definitely use this company again in the future and recommend them to my friends and family.
Award Engravers and Framers went above and beyond what I was hoping for and even did a 2 day turn around for me. Thank you so much. This is what all NZ businesses should strive to be like.
I asked Linley to do a medal for our family Patriarch and Matriarch. Very very pleased with the results. Linley was able to use a very old photo as background so it is much more personal. Great communication and service with very quick delivery. Thank you, they will be around for a very long time.
WOW!! I cannot thank you enough for the trophy that was done for our family tennis day. It was made to specifications and your business was really accommodating to ensure I had the product I desired. The communication was friendly, prompt and so easy to correspond. The turnaround was fast and the product was packaged extremely well. THANK YOU. No hesitation to do business with you again.
I would happily recommend Award Engravers. When NCMA used Award Engravers to create sponsor plaques for all our seats in the Auditorium, Linley was extremely efficient and timely in response to my initial questions. She has an eye for detail, so dealing with 300 plaques in one go wasn’t an issue and she completed the job to meet the deadline and to a very good standard.
Robyn ShevesNelson Centre of Musical Arts
Highly recommend Award Engravers, The Team went out of their way to complete our trophies in exceptional turnaround time. It’s five stars from us Riwaka Under 10 rugby team.
Lindsay & Genie BradleyPromote You
We have used Award Engravers & Framers for all our engraving and trophy work since Linley started her business and have found her very friendly as well as being extremely quick and efficient in meeting our requirements and deadlines. She always offers helpful advice and we would recommend her to any other organisations requiring this type of work.
Lyn BaigentTarget Shooting Nelson
As a regular customer of Award Engravers & Framers we are pleased to recommend them highly; Their product is professional grade, backed by excellent very helpful service.
John WhymanWhyman Controls Ltd
Linley has recently obtained and engraved medals for our senior prize-giving. I found her to be courteous and professional to deal with, and she worked accurately and within a tight time frame. I would not hesitate to make use of her services again in future.
Kathy SherwoodNayland College
I recently had the pleasure of Linley constructing a trophy which was not the norm. She managed to decipher all my emails and delivered a professional looking trophy completed to a high standard. With the added bonus of an insert being made from a file we sent. It was a great pleasure made easy with fast responses to emails, highly recommend to others.
Natasha OlynsmaAir Training Corps, NZ Cadet Forces
Linley has framed my art and needlework for some years now. I always find her knowledge and advice great in helping me select the frames and mat boards for the best effect and at a reasonable price. I would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone.
Linley has engraved our trophies for several years now. Her service is always extremely efficient; often having the job completed by the following day. We’d highly recommend using Award Engravers & Framers for engraving.
Andy ColleyWaimea Intermediate School
Our club has been delighted by Linley’s warm and friendly approach. It’s a fantastic skilled service, that’s good quality and great value. Golden Bay Football Club wouldn't hesitate to recommend Award Engravers & Framers every time.
Adge TuckerGolden Bay Football Club
"Working with you to provide custom engraving and picture framing, designed for your unique needs."