Post # 1
I want to make some high quality photo magnets for Christmas gifts and wondered where people have had the best luck. I’m interested in making the hard kind that have a gloss coating – maybe acrylic? – similar to magnets you might find in a souvenir shop.
It looks like the ones from VistaPrint and other places are the bendable kind with no protective coating.
Has anyone found a place to print custom magnets like the ones I’m talking about?
Post # 3
I’m not sure I’ve seen the thick magnets anywhere – only the bendable ones. You may need to order the magnets from a place that sells only magnets/mangetic sheeting. They may be able to make the magnets for you or you can buy photo quality adhesive back paper with a glossy coating so the photo is protected. Did you try Zazzle.com? They make all kinds of magnets, postcards, etc. Sorry I can’t be of more help. Good luck!
Post # 4
i ordered samples from everywhere i could find magnets online, and magnetqueen were the only thick ones i found. they also have that acrylic coating. they were great quality, and i got them during a 20% off sale!
Post # 5
I ordered samples from VistaPrint and Magnet Street and the Vista Print ones were definitely thin and flexible. I liked the quality of Magnet Street and that’s what we’ll be using for our Save the Dates.
Post # 6
i got photo magnets for our save the dates. they are bendable, but are absolutely amazing quality. I got them from COSTCO!
they are SOOO adorable, and i have gotten a ton of compliments on them. the quality of the photo on the magnet turned out really good too.
if you go to the costco website, just type in “wedding invitations” in their search bar. there is a section for save the date photo magnets. they are really reasonably priced!
Post # 7
http://www.freshimpressions.us will do pretty much anything that you want them to do.
I ordered them for my save the dates. I had gotten samples from some of the other suggestions on here, but those didn’t even compare. They sent me free samples too.
Post # 8
Thanks for the reminder about Costco! I knew they had invitations, but I didn’t even think about using them for save the dates! Off to browse their site!
Post # 9
The thick, rigid magnets are available on Zazzle, Kodak and Cafe Press, among other places. I’m just looking for recommendations here. So far, Magnet Queen has the best price, but I don’t have time to order the sample to see the quality.
I wish these sites would describe the materials they use a little more in depth! 🙂
Any further recommendations for rigid, glossy refrigerator style magnets?
Post # 10
How thick were the Magnet Queen magnets? I’m looking for something completely rigid, like a magnet you might buy as a souvenir. Unfortunately, the site doesn’t specify materials or thickness. 🙁
Post # 11
Magnet Queen were definitely thicker than Magnet Street and all the other places i got samples from. i love how they turned out, and i think they look like something you would find in a shop. they’re not completely rigid because they don’t have a wood backing or anything, but they were by far the thickest i found. they’re also very glossy and have an acrylic coating.