Customised Key Rings for Schools
Key Rings for Schools
Stokes Badges can create a key ring design to suit your needs and your budget, giving you a unique, quality item that will identify your organisation, product, school or club. Our designers will be happy to advise you on the best material and manufacturing style to achieve the outcome you desire.
Key rings are available in a range of manufacturing styles:
Please refer to the FAQ section below for more information on the different styles.
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About Our Services
It starts with an idea
Let us provide an obligation free quote, including time frames and quantity required. We are passionate about quality and can provide the best to suit your budget.
Free Design Service
Our experienced team is here to help you achieve the best results. We can take care of the details or you can provide your design. When you are happy the artwork we’ll begin making your custom key ring.
We work closely with you throughout the design process and provide the best quality options for your application, design and budget. All workmanship guaranteed and your happiness is our highest priority.
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Creating your custom key ring
Stokes Badges’ key rings are custom designed to suit the shape and size of your requirements. Key rings can be stamped, die cast, PVC, printed or leather, with a variety of attachment options and metal finishes outlined below. Our design team will provide advice and help on the best way to acchieve your desired outcome.
Stokes Badges’ provides a wide range of finishes and will work closely with you to create the best result for your logo, emblem or design. Typical metal finishes are a bright gold, silver (nickel), bronze (copper) or black nickel plating. Finishes like antique or sandblasting with polish help create extra contrast when there is no colour. Alternatively we add colours using enamel paint with an epoxy or baked finish.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of key rings that I need to order?
Technically there is not a minimum but it can depend on the material and making method due to set-up costs.
Usually we find 100 to be a reasonable starting quantity.
Talk to us about your requirements and we can provide options and recommend the best way to meet your needs.
How is the price determined?
Each quote is calculated based on your design requirements. Our best price is provided for each job.
The price is determined by the following factors:
- Size – as measured at the longest part of the key ring.
- Decoration – eg. soft enamel with epoxy or hard enamel.
- Number of enamel colours – the more colours, the higher the price.
- Finish – eg. an antique finish may increase the cost.
- Unique numbering – individual numbering on each key ring will incur an additional cost.
- The Die – The die costs vary depending on whether it is a one or two sided key ring or whether it is two or three dimensional design.
- Quantity – quantity discounts apply. The higher the order quantity, the lower cost per key ring. Minimum quantity is 100.
- Delivery – Key rings can be collected from our Riverwood, NSW premises. Alternatively, delivery charges incur an additional fee.
For new customers 50% of order value is payable at time of order, and balance is payable 14 days after delivery, or on terms as otherwise agreed in writing.
What are Stamped Key Rings?
A stamped key ring involves cutting a reverse image into a steel master die then stamping that image into a press to produce the key ring.
Creating the key ring colours
In the case of a stamped coloured key ring, raised metal borders define the design and separate the coloured areas. The colour is added by hand with soft enamel paints. For a glossy look, the key ring can be finished with a clear epoxy coating.
Key ring designs can be created in silver, brass or copper. Choose an antique finish for a more prestigious appearance and to highlight the images, particularly in three-dimensional designs.
Stamp the back of the key ring
Make maximum use of your key ring by stamping a message on the back. Key rings can also be produced with consecutive numbers stamped on the back, which is useful for identifying members or keeping track of keys.
What are Die Cast Key Rings?
The die cast process allows Stokes Badges to produce designs that are not possible or economical by the stamping method.
Key ring designs best suited to die cast:
- Designs incorporating cut through wording or images
- Three dimensional logos
- Thicker designs (stamped designs are made up to 2mm thick whereas die cast can be 4 to 5mm thick)
Use the back of the key ring
Make maximum use of your key ring by incorporating a message on the back. Key rings can also be produced with consecutive numbers on the back, which is useful for identifying members or keeping track of keys.
What are Soft-i (PVC) Key Rings?
Accurate logo and image reproduction
Your key ring can be created with a high degree of detail through the use of colours and cut lines, which means your logo or character can be accurately reproduced. Key ring designs can be enhanced by the use of multi-levels and can be double sided or three dimensional.
Print on the back of the key ring
Make maximum use of your key ring by printing a message on the back. This can be added in a scratch resistant ink.
What are Printed Key Rings?
Versatile logo and image reproduction
Printed key rings are more versatile than stamped key rings. Colours, fonts and logos can be accurately matched without restricting the number of colours.
Shorter key ring production time
Lead times for the printed key ring process are generally shorter than other key ring manufacturing methods. In some cases there is no die or plate set-up charge.
Use the back of the key ring
Make maximum use of your key ring by printing or stamping a message on the back. Key rings can also be produced with consecutive numbers on the back, which is useful for identifying members or keeping track of keys.
Free Design Advice for your Key Rings
Top tips for designing Key Rings:
- Simple and bold design. Remember less is usually better.
- Choose contrasting colours. Dark enamel colours look best with bright gold or silver (nickel) plating. If your colours are predominantly light then you may consider black nickel plating for the raised metal areas.
- Choose any reasonable size and shape. Don’t restrict your imagination – almost anything is possible!
Ask for free design advice from the Stokes Badges design team. Our experienced consultants can assist you with design ideas free of charge. Once you’ve accepted our quote, our artists will transform your concept into production-ready artwork.
A wide range of colours is available. Keep in mind that lettering and outlines are nearly always raised metal with enamel colours to fill the recessed areas. Generally up to four or five colours are available as standard with Stokes Badges’ key rings. Extra colours are available at a slightly higher price.
Your key ring can be made in a choice of gold, nickel (silver colour), bronze or black nickel metal plating. Choose a bright or antique-style finish.
Your choice of attachment is entirely up to you. The most common options include:
- Split ring
- Split ring with rotation and swivel
- Split ring with rotating ball
- Split ring and chain
- Belt clip and chain
- Customised wire attachment
Stokes Badges will be happy to advise you on the best key ring attachment to suit the item you have designed. Refer to the Attachment Gallery above for examples.
Stokes Badges can provide unique numbering on each key ring, if required. This may be useful for identifying members or keeping track of keys.
Call us to request a free product sample. Get some ideas and see the quality of Stokes Badges’ key rings.
How is the size determined?
The size for pricing is expressed in millimetres as the longest 1 way measurement – e.g. if the key ring is 40mm long and 20mm wide the size would be 40mm.
What is the production time?
Normally production times are 4 to 5 weeks from the time you have signed off on the final artwork and have placed a firm order. However, if you have a tighter deadline, please let us know and we will advise if we are able to meet your required delivery date.
Generally you need to allow 4 to 5 weeks from the time you have signed off on the final artwork AND have placed a firm order.
If you need to meet a deadline that requires a shorter lead time please let us know, and we will advise if we can meet the delivery date you require.
You can collect your goods from STOKES BADGES’ Riverwood, NSW showroom. Alternatively, we will dispatch by an appropriate delivery/mail service to any location. A delivery/postage charge will apply.
FREE DELIVERY for orders of 1000+ pieces.