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Does anyone supply Sleeves for their customers?? 1 year 3 months ago #11543

  • tuffybraithwaite
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after the first week in may working the farmers fare, i found out that 99% of the knives came to me loose, wrapped in towels or in bags of some sort.

so, i ordered some from Safety Products in mass. - starter package of 50 each per size for 60.00 bucks. i put one on each and every knife sharpen now.

CLAY
U NEED TO GET SOME OF THESE MADE AND ADD WE LOGO AND SELL THEM AS ACCESSORY. would be nice. then i bought a pack of stick on labels from office max: 1" x 4" - done deal.

i added some pics of my work tables and set up plus the sleeves.

good luck to everyone - see u sat.
ps......i think i have the knife sharpening gig pretty much set up for a brand new Whole Foods here. been open about 3 or 4 months - it would be an inside gig.....no umbrella needed....:)
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Re: Does anyone supply Sleeves for their customers?? 1 year 3 months ago #11547

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tuffybraithwaite wrote:
after the first week in may working the farmers fare, i found out that 99% of the knives came to me loose, wrapped in towels or in bags of some sort.

so, i ordered some from Safety Products in mass. - starter package of 50 each per size for 60.00 bucks. i put one on each and every knife sharpen now.

CLAY
U NEED TO GET SOME OF THESE MADE AND ADD WE LOGO AND SELL THEM AS ACCESSORY. would be nice. then i bought a pack of stick on labels from office max: 1" x 4" - done deal.

i added some pics of my work tables and set up plus the sleeves.

good luck to everyone - see u sat.
ps......i think i have the knife sharpening gig pretty much set up for a brand new Whole Foods here. been open about 3 or 4 months - it would be an inside gig.....no umbrella needed....:)
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Thanks for mentioning it. I'd started the project with our packaging designer and then got swept away by other things. I'll get back to it though - it's important.
--Clay Allison
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Re: Does anyone supply Sleeves for their customers?? 1 year 3 months ago #11555

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Good idea, Tuffy!

I sometimes supply my "customers" with the carton board sayas CKTG sells for $ .50 or so. However, these are one size and one size definitely doesn't fit all. Something better would really be beneficial. (And a WE logo on them would be - for me and probably for you too - more appropriate.)
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Re: Does anyone supply Sleeves for their customers?? 1 year 3 months ago #11556

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For non-folders I wrap the edge in one or more folded over business cards for my shop and scotch tape it across the spine. Two birds, one stone! Fitted ones would be better though, I just have other things that are much higher priority right now. Thick card stock does pretty well for short transit.
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Re: Does anyone supply Sleeves for their customers?? 1 year 1 month ago #13304

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I do. I make mine, stamp and sticker them. They look nice, customers like them and they're cheap/easy
To make
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Re: Does anyone supply Sleeves for their customers?? 1 year 1 month ago #13306

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I purchased a large roll of foam, it's for flooring and it's 19.95 for a huge roll is about 4 feet long so I cut it in 4 X 1 foot rolls.

1. I wrap each blade in paper I purchased from a Japanese ikebana store here, it's quite beautiful paper and it was only 20 dollars for a large assortment of paper. This doesn't really provide any measure of safety, it just looks nice.
2. I then wrap the blade in the foam which protects the blade and individual
3. I then wrap that in an 8" x 11" piece of paper that I've mass produced with my business info.
4. Finally, I wrap a little strip of that same Japanese Paper around the finished package.

So it takes me longer to prepare the knife for return to the customer then it does to sharpen it :) Not really but it's just something I got started doing. I also hand write on more Japanese memo paper how I sharpened the knife. I tried to include a photo but it likely didn't work.

If anyone is interested I can try later on.
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Does anyone supply Sleeves for their customers?? 1 year 1 month ago #13310

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I went the route of Tuffy. I ordered a 100 of each and am adding my own label with contact info. WE logo sleeves would be a nice touch.
The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result?
An old Irish toast, May the wind always be at your back, may you always have work and may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows your dead. Cheers!
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Re: Does anyone supply Sleeves for their customers?? 1 year 1 month ago #13317

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I am intrigued can you post a picture it sounds unique .
I use paper leaf binders not all the time but if the knives I receive are inadequately packed then
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I cut these down with a Dremmel and if necessary bend them wirh a heat gun and print off a Dymo with my details .
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Re: Does anyone supply Sleeves for their customers?? 1 year 1 month ago #13321

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Looks like a great idea to me
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Re: Does anyone supply Sleeves for their customers?? 1 year 1 month ago #13326

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looks nice
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