Thursday, June 28, 2007

The new PM Artisans and their Valuables Boxes

The new PM class has created some fantastic red alder valuables boxes.
Pictured are Bill, Fred, James and Tyrone. Like totally, dude!

Dream Boxes for NoMA BID

These cherry and maple Dream Boxes were custom engraved for the North of Massachussets Avenue Business Improvement District's annual meeting and awards. Covenant House's Outreach center - the big building on the corner of North Capitol and New York Avenue - is within the NoMA service area. We love their logo, and are grateful for their support!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Special Order for Adams Elementary School

Andrew Davis came to us with a unique challenge - could we make a beautiful box and two photo frame for special administrators and instructors at a local elementary school, each with custom engraving, in less than three days, and stay within a tight budget?

The answer - absolutely.

Andrew couriered over two school folders with the Adams Elementary logo and mascot printed on them. After a quick scan and a little cleanup, proofs were prepared and delivered.
Our Dream Boxes are always in stock, and Andrew's wife was able to find two perfect wood frames that we measured and engraved. Total project time from start to finish - three hours. On top of that, the items were delivered in person, to ease the pressure that Andrew was under - he had to photoshop many separate photos of children from two classes together to put in the frames, prior to presentation - and he only had a few overnight hours to get the job done!

Our customer was satisfied, and so were we!

We can engrave anything wood that will fit within our 16" x 12" engraver, and soon we will be able to handle double that size! Think of us for engraving your special something - no deadline is too tight!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Custom award frames for Allied Capital

We had a fantastic opportunity to create 47 unique gift frames for Allied Capital's CEO Roundtable, an major event that brings together CEO's from companies that Allied Capital invests in. Each solid mahogany 4x6 photo frame is held to a sold maple 7" x 12" vertical board by rare earth magnets, and the Allied Capital logo and CEO Roundtable imprint is laser engraved on thr front and back of each piece. The bases have a solid mahogany layer laminated between curly maple. The completed frames were presented to each visiting CEO, complete with their photograph taken at the event with with actor / lawyer / commentator / game show personality Ben Stein! Many thanks to Sara Kiser, Craig Feldman and Jim Ilaria for their design brilliance and generous support of the Artisans program and Off the Block!

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