How to create custom magnets (2023)

How to create custom magnets (2023)

Alex J. Alex J.
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This blog is a step-by-step guide on how to order your custom magnets


Prepare your design


If you are working with a designer, they will typically provide you with a digital file of the final design. If you created the design yourself, make sure that it is in a digital format that is compatible with us to create your mockup. Ai or PNG works best for us to make sure we have a high-quality version of your artwork when creating your mockup. We also accept PDF, PNG, and JPEG files.


What if I can’t design my own artwork or I can’t afford to pay for someone to design for me?


We’re here to help. For FREE! Here’s how: Get a pen and paper and sketch your idea for us. It doesn’t have to be perfectly drawn, the purpose of the sketch is for us to get a good understanding of how you want your design to turn out instead of blindly guessing what you want and would save us time going back and forth with revisions.


Here’s a sample sketch from one of our clients that we turned into a digital artwork

If you want to know more about our free design conversion service, you may read this blog.


Decide on the size

The size of custom magnets can vary depending on the intended use and the design specifications. Some common sizes for custom magnets include:


Business card size: These magnets are typically 2" x 3.5" and are great for displaying contact information and business logos. They can easily fit in a wallet or purse and can be distributed as promotional materials at trade shows and events.


Refrigerator magnet size: These magnets are typically 2" x 3" or 2.5" x 3.5", and can be used to hold notes, pictures, or other items on a refrigerator. They can also be used to promote a business or event.


Large size: These magnets can be as large as 4" x 6" or even bigger and can be used for promotional purposes or for interior decoration.


Custom size: We are able to create a wide range of sizes and can customize the size of your magnet. Just indicate your desired size on your order form or simply inform your account manager about it.


Choose a material


Custom magnets can be made from a variety of materials, depending on the type of magnet and the intended use. Some common materials used to make custom magnets include:


Hard recycled paper magnets: These magnets are made from recycled paper that has been compressed and laminated to make them more durable. They are an environmentally friendly option, as they are made from recycled materials and can be easily recycled again after use. However, they may not be as durable as PVC or acrylic magnets.

Biodegradable PVC magnets: These magnets are made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic, but they have been formulated to be biodegradable, meaning that they will break down in the environment over time. They are also an environmentally friendly option, as they will not contribute to plastic pollution as regular PVC would. However, not all biodegradable PVC magnets are the same, some of them could take longer to break down than others.


Biodegradable Acrylic magnets: These magnets are made from Acrylic plastic and are formulated to be biodegradable, they are also an environmentally friendly option, Acrylic is a more durable material than paper and PVC, meaning that they may be more durable than recycled paper magnets, but they may not be as durable as traditional PVC magnets.

It's important to choose the right material for your custom magnet, as it affects the strength, durability, and cost of the magnet. 

Contact our team


The easiest way to get started is to get in touch with our team about your idea through these links:


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