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Overbleeds on Pearl

diego Here is a really neat pick that I thought we could share today.  We don’t often print overbleeds on Pearl, but this one really came out looking stunning. On our Pearl material we use transparent inks with the exception of black, so that the pearl can show through to the image. At first we weren’t to sure about this one due to the intense colors, however, it turned out better then any of our expecations! It has a really cool water effect to it. This is a good example of an overbleed that suites the pearl material well. If you are looking to do an overbleed on pearl you should think of using lighter colors rather then dark otherwise the pearl won’t show through quite as well and may clash too much. If you are interested in getting an overbleed like this on pearl and are unsure about whether or not it would work please feel free to email us at questions@steveclayton.com and we can help you decide!

Sweetheart Picks

So through the years I’ve seen quite a few picks made that I label “sweetheart” picks. These picks have speical sayings for a loved one on them. red_picksWell, my boyfriend is being deployed to Iraq for a year (he is in the National Guard) so I thought I would make him some picks with 100 different love notes and inspirational sayings on them for when he is missing home. Even though they were ooey gooey he really appreciated them! If you are interested in creating custom guitar picks for someone who is deployed we can ship direct to any country, and can ship to APO addresses as well. The cost of shipping is only $14! I made his on Colored Pearl and the Rounded Triangle shape so that more text could fit on it. They made from our Colored Pearl picks in a color that he selected from our online color chart, and I think it couldn’t look more gorgeous with the pearl affect. The photo to the right is a scan of some of his favorite ones.

Custom Picks – Nikon Live

nikon1Today we finished a HUGE order for Nikon Live. This is the 2nd year we have made picks for their Nikon Live events. Each year we have done a custom blend of pick color that matches the Nikon logo. For very large orders we are able to provide custom blends of color with any of our materials, and we can have them made into any gauge. Nikon live features all kinds of really talented bands, if you have a chance to go to one of the concerts you will not regret going. You can check out the Nikon Live website for information on locations and times of their music events. Their website is very nice, and of course has some excellent photography on it! We hope to make more picks for this wonderful organization again in the future.

10% off Through April 30th

In case you missed out on our newsletter, we are currently offering a 10% discount custom orders placed through April 30th.blog1 Just use the promotional code APRL09 to get 10% when checking out. This week we’ve had quite a variety of different custom picks. Here are few we did this week. We’ve been making the Helmet guitar picks for guitarist Page Hamilton for years now on our Acetal Rounded Triangle 1.52 and he just recently ordered more. The brighter colors that were printed on the pearl really look amazing and stand on out well even though the pick itself is so colorful. If you are looking to have a bright color printed we would suggest getting the pearl as the colors almost always turn out looking amazing on this pick. It really shows that black isn’t the only color that looks good on the pearl :). I actually spoke to the customer who ordered the pirate pick and we had a hard time choosing between Acetal or White Delrin. After discussing the differences between the two he chose White Delrin, and I couldn’t agree more with his decision. It turned out stunning! The sketch of the couple is also imprinted on White Delrin.

Custom Picks – Green

Hmm wasn’t St. Pattys day last month? Well it must be spring fever then because we’ve had several Green orders this month!green_pick1 Most of the picks featured are on Green Delrin which is made out of a very durable material and is one of the most popular and widely used materials available. We offer Delrin is 5 other colors such as red, orange, yellow, blue, and purple. They are colored according to gauge. The Green Delrin is made on the .88mm gauge which is a slighly heavier medium gauge. The one in the middle is on our Color Pearl which is made out of celluloid. This one was for a wedding, and was colored to match the wedding colors. The really exciting feature about the Color Pearl is that we can color it to match just about any color you choose! And you can choose the gauge as well, so basically it is compeletely customized to suite your needs. Also, believe it or not our White Delrin is in that circle featuring a full green over bleed. If you can’t pick them out it is the Joe Bachman Crew pick and the one with faint white lines next to the Colfax pick. It’s a good example of what we use the “full bleed” feature for. We normally don’t suggest covering the whole pick with a solid background, however, these 2 are great examples of what can be done. A background that has other colors in it with a logo usually turns out great with a full bleed. We would suggest using either the Acetal Polymer or White Delrin picks for full bleeds.

Custom Picks – White Delrin

So I decided to pull out my favorite White Delrin picks for the month…and I came up with quite a few. White Delrin is probably my

Custom Guitar Picks

Custom Guitar Picks

favorite material that we have just because of how well every logo seems to turn out on it. It is a solid bright white guitar pick, so everything really pops on it. As you can see in the White Rose pick, and the VC pick the brighter colors look very nice and pop out on it. I also thought that the B&P photo turned out gorgeous on this material. All the details of the photo came out very crisp and clear. There’s also a wedding pick in the pile somewhere :), in the spring/summer months we do several orders for weddings. The most popular saying is something like Stephanie Picked John, or John Picked Stephanie with the date. But I’ve been seeing a lot of unique ones lately with designs surrounding their intials. Congrats to all the newly weds! If your looking for a high quality pick but are also interested in your image really standing out I would suggest getting the white delrin. It will definitely suite these needs.

Custom Pick – Vault Energy Drink

vault1“For guy’s who get it done. And then some.” – The first catchy phrase off their website and commercials. I’m sure you’ve all seenvault_drink2 the hilarious wakeboard challenge but if you haven’t check it out at their website below! We just recently made picks for them on our Promotional Material. This material is perfect for full color imprints with an overbleed such as theirs. Personally, I prefer the more girly flavor of Red Blitz, but their citrus flavor seems to be the most popular.

Vault Wesbite w/ Wakeboard Challenge