No matter what industry you work in, you have likely come across a situation where you would enjoy or at least use a customized item. Whether it is a trophy for a game you are sponsoring, the creation of new game pieces for a prototype, or simply putting your name on a plaque, the process behind it is still the same. All of these items are created using embossing and die cutting, a simple process that results in beautiful creations.
For the most part, these processes are undertaken by a machine, while a human is there to guide the process. This means that shops can only work as quickly as their machines, but that turn around time will generally be much lower than you would think. Each item will usually take less than an hour to create. Even the most complicated designs that you yourself can come up with will generally only take a few minutes of time once they are being fabricated or cut.
The speed with which this process can be completed means that you can order bulk items and still expect a reasonable turn around time. You can also expect to take in a single item for embossing and get it back the same day. This makes it much more convenient than other methods and allows you to pull together impressive displays and results in a matter of hours.
However, this doesn’t just have to be used for businesses, it can be sued for personal items as well. Many people choose to get their own jewelry created this way or to use the services provided to imprint personal items. Others choose to have custom figures created for their gaming campaigns, one of a kind gifts that will drive their partner mad, or specialty items for their children.
Most cities will have places that specialize in this type of fabrication. However, if you find that the results aren’t to your liking, that they don’t give you enough specialization options, there are also online services that will allow you to order from them, usually from a series of pre-fabricated stock or from completely customizable sets.
Overall, this is an industry that is often overlooked, but that is in many places if you know where to look. If you are thinking of starting your own business, looking for the perfect gift, or just want to try something new, you won’t be disappointed.