January has passed, and most people’s New Year’s resolutions have come to a halt. Now that we’re in February, how can we get back on the healthy bandwagon? This month is American Heart Month, a month that aims to bring awareness to our heart health and the prevention of heart disease. How can we do this?
Track your heart health stats (talk to your doctor about your blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol goals)
Eat healthier (increase intake of fruits, veggies, whole grains, while reducing sodium, saturated fat & sugar intake)
Be physically active (the NIH recommends 30 minutes, 5 days a week)
The easiest way to hold yourself accountable for any of the above is to form a support group. Who else in your office would love to improve their heart health? Get the group motivated by handing out matching red logo knives to your team at work. Go on daily walks together after lunch; share yummy healthy recipes at your company potluck; have a competition to see who can reach their heart health goals first.
When a potential customer asks about engraved Buck knives, they will definitely ask some of these questions:
How soon can we have them? Production time is usually 10 business days after proof approval. If you need them for an event sooner than that, we might be able to meet your deadline. You might have to use UPS 2 day, or UPS next day air for the delivery method.
What kind of art file do you need? Vector art is the best art. Examples are .ai and .eps files. Please convert all text to curves. Your artist would know what that means. Other types of files may work, and we can convert them for a small fee.
Is laser engraving permanent? Laser burns your image into the substrate. The image cannot be scratched off or wear off. It is definitely permanent.
Can you imprint our color logo? Sorry, laser cannot do colors. However, if the substrate is anodized aluminum, the laser will burn down through the surface color and expose the metal color.
How much of a down payment do you need? Normally 100%, since this is a custom order. You may apply for an open account with us, and pay by check when the order is done. Acceptance of an open account may take a week or two, depending on the references that you give.
Do you take credit cards? Absolutely. We take all major credit cards.
Can we see a sample before you put our order into production?There are two kinds of samples. A virtual sample can be emailed to you for your approval. There is no charge for this. If you want to hold an engraved Buck knife in your hand, that has your imprint, that is called a speculation sample (or spec sample). They are not free. They normally cost the price of the knife, setup charge, shipping, and $50.
Many business leaders like to show their appreciation to their employees, and folding knives are a great way to do that. Personalized pocket knives are knives that have the person’s name somewhere on them, besides the company’s logo. Here are 3 tips to make your project a success.
Put the recipient’s name on the outside, where it can be seen, instead of on the blade. The handle or the metal bolster are the best places. Your logo can go somewhere else on the knife.
Instead of engraving their first name and last name, engrave their first name and number of years of service. That adds more depth to your gift.
Packaging is everything. If you can order a metal or wood presentation box, your gift will be much more impressive. Case knives have optional presentation containers that add to the perceived value of the gift knife.
In my experience, I have never found a retail store that is capable of selling pocket knives engraved with your logo. Initials and lettering, yes. Logo, no. That is probably because the equipment needed for laser engraving a logo is much more expensive than a “letter scratcher”. Any jewelry store and trophy shop has one of those machines. The best place for you to look is online. There are a few pocket knife engravers on the internet. That’s the best place to go to get pocket knives engraved with your corporate logo. Laser engraving knives is an art and science. Why?
Not all steel (or wood, bone, synthetic material) is able to be neatly laser engraved. The hardness and makeup of the steel may not allow the job to come out neatly, without a halo burn, and without rough edges.
The imprint has to be the right size and located in the same location on each knife. To do this, a jig has to be made for each knife style.
The timing has to be adjusted to get the best imprinted image.
The laser power has to be adjusted to also get the best results.
The final color of the imprinted area can be adjusted by using certain chemicals in the process. They make the image more noticeable. There’s nothing worse than seeing a silver image against a silver background.
Cleaning up the knife after the job. If this isn’t done, the laser dust can discolor the areas on which it is sitting. This anomaly is permanent, and cannot be erased or removed.
You can learn a lot from your competitors. Why are they doing better than you?
By studying their methods, you can implement their ideas and catch up to them in the business world. Here’s one trick they use. They give Buck Knives to their best customers. Here are the benefits, and why you should do the same:
When they give quality Buck Knives, they are reflecting the quality of their own products and services.
Giving any gift, is a reason to make a sales call.
Their corporate logo is on the knife, so it will be a constant reminder to the customer.
If their customer can’t use this type of gift, surely their spouse can. Now they made two people happy.
The customer appreciation will last forever, because the Buck Knives will last forever.
Your business can probably use some extra advertising. If you put your company logo on laser engraved Gerber knives, you aren’t the only one benefiting. Your customers will enjoy these benefits. Here is why your customers need engraved Gerber knives.
First aid. From cutting bandage tape to removing splinters, a Gerber knife will help you solve the problem.
Opening boxes and letters. Everyone enjoys getting a box from Amazon or any online company. With a Gerber pocket knife, they are ready to open their package.
Opening blister packed items. Those darn blister packs are extremely hard to open. A good sharp pocket knife is a good way to solve that problem.
Cutting tape and paper in the office. Your office probably has a thousand more ways to use a handy pocket knife.
Cutting food such as cheese, apples, tomatoes. When you are away from your kitchen, your Gerber knife will help you get some nourishment.
Cutting up your juicy steak with a manly pocket knife makes your meal taste better.
Camping and fishing, of course. A fisherman always need to cut the end of the line when tying a lure or a fly. And a camper has a thousand uses for a knife. Cutting rope, making kindling, preparing food, and setting up the campsite.
Self defense. We don’t like to talk about knives as weapons, but they definitely can be used for your self defense. Hopefully, just showing a knife to an assailant will turn him away.
Here are our most popular models of Gerber knives:
When you want to give useful gifts to your employees this Christmas, here are 4 company logo knives to consider.
To be remembered at Christmas dinner, you would want your corporate logo visible at the carving table of all your employees. This carving set would deliver your logo right along with the turkey or ham.
So your boss wants to give engraved Buck knives to all 300 employees at the Christmas dinner for your shop. He wants you to take care of ordering the Buck knives. Here is some help….
Get an exact count, plus add a few more for last minute variations.
Find an art file of your company logo. The best art is vector art. Examples are eps, ai files, and sometimes pdf files. Ask your artist to convert all text to curves. Never mind, they will understand what that means.
Do you own a business? Do you have some employees that frown all the time? Do you have a lot of employees that seem unhappy? You can use engraved Leatherman tools to change those frowns into smiles. Here’s how:
Pick a holiday, like Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Halloween.
Or pick another reason to get everyone together, like a safety recognition program.
Order enough engraved Leatherman tools for everyone. Don’t worry about the price. They come in all price ranges. Remember, your investment will turn those frowns into smiles. What a nice reward for your efforts.
Have your company logo laser engraved on the tools, along with a phrase like “Employee Appreciation Award” or “Safety Award 2019”.
Pass these out at the meeting and watch the tide change! You will become a hero. Your employees will love you for your generosity.