Not all Fridge Magnets are Created Equal

Custom printed fridge magnets

There are a lot of different types of magnets available in our industry. Flexible fridge magnets can range in thickness and strength, there are various options for the finish and the option of being waterproof. All play a factor in the cost of fridge magnets.

The thicker the magnet, the stronger the magnet is. The most common fridge magnet materials are 12 point, 15 point and 20 point thick. The 12 point magnets (business card weight approx.) won’t always stay put and can slide down the fridge. These magnets are not strong enough hold up a piece of paper and have a tendency to curl up on the edges. 15 point and 20 point magnets cost a bit more but are strong enough to hold up paper, lay flat and the fridge magnet will stay in place.

Now for the finish options and what makes magnets waterproof. The printable surface is gloss paper or matte vinyl. A varnish or UV coating can be applied after printing as well as a laminate or in some cases, nothing is done after printing. The extra coating and laminate can provide protection from scuffs, marks, fingerprints and enhance the colours of your artwork. The paper option is not waterproof as vinyl is. Vinyl is normally not laminated and does not need an extra coating as the surface is much more durable.

It is a good idea to see samples of previous work to check out the print quality, thickness and finish before you order. Not all suppliers will make all the different types of magnets either. Your budget, the application and reason for the fridge magnet purchase will help choose which type of magnet will work for you and which will represent your brand or event the best.

What do we produce… Our standard fridge magnets are 28 point thick (20 point magnet material with a paper print and gloss laminated). We do offer the 15 point version for our larger size fridge magnets. A large magnet covers more surface which allows the magnet to stay in place. The waterproof, outdoor and vehicle magnets we produce are 34 point thick (30 point magnet material with a vinyl print).

Visit our Magnets page for pricing and to see all our stock sizes. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Made in Vancouver, BC – Shipped Canada Wide

We deliver to individuals and businesses across Canada daily, small towns to large cities. We have accounts with a number of local and leading couriers including FedEx, Purolator, UPS, Canpar and Canada Post. So delivering to Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Montreal, Toronto or Halifax is no problem. We can also take care of your shipping needs to the USA.

Posted on by Denise Coulter in Articles, Magnets, Weddings
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