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Tax time is almost over but tax planning should be something that is thought about all year. With that in mind, you can write off gifts given to staff for special occasions – weddings, a new baby, the holidays. Beware, though, that if you give them gift cards or “near-cash gifts,” those are taxable as income, whereas gift items e.g. an Engraved Vase with flowers, are not. Gifts for clients are deductible, too. Anything you buy for clients would be a write-off, and don’t forget to personalize the gifts to make them more treasured. You can also add your company branding so your company will be remembered as...

 The picture to the left is of some stainless steel tap handles that have been permanently marked with high contrast lettering. This can also be used for high resolution marks for logos, bar-coding, identification and serialisation purposes, without damage to the substrate. Here at Badge Maker’s & Kelowna Engravers we also diamond-drag stainless steel. Diamond-drag engraving is usually used to remove the top colored coating to expose the bare metal underneath (gold if brass or silver if aluminum). If the material has a clear coating instead of colored, the engraved area can be oxidized to blacken it and provide...

As Badge Maker’s & Kelowna Engravers manufacture their signage in-house which gives them the ability to maintain a high level of quality, offer great value and a fast turn around time. Our goal is to provide our clients and business owners with signage that will give them pride in their organisation. Click Here to see some example of the small scale signage we do.

Custom Die-cast Medallions and/or Medals are a great way to increase your name recognition of your company, your club or your association. It’s not only about the name recognition but about motivational stimulus for your employees, team mates, or business partners. Cast medals are my personal favorite because of their ability to make a statement, they are also bold, timeless, and durable, just like the cast Olympic medals. Want to check out a selection of medals in general click here or go to the contact button at the top right hand corner and send us an email with your questions.

Laser engraved ornaments are just an example of what we can do here at Badge Maker's & Kelowna Engravers in regards to wood engraving. We can mark and cut wood into all kinds of shapes and sizes. The most popular wood engraving we process are wood plaques and name badges, click here if you are interested in seeing more wood engraving. We would also like to wish all our customers Happy Holidays & a Prosperous New Year.

Badge Maker's & Kelowna Engravers is proud to have our plaques displayed by two  public art sculptures by artist Braden Kiefiuk. The mule deer that is placed in front of Argus Properties and the other in front of the grizzly bear sculpture at the Hotel Eldorado. For more about these sculptures check out this link or for more plaque ideas click here.

For Residential apartment mailboxes to company lockers, identifying your mailbox or locker is an important task. You can order custom size, colour and text for your specific needs right here with Badge Maker's and Kelowna Engravers. 

Badge Maker's and Kelowna Engravers did a Personalized Vase Give Away at the end of August 2015. The winner was Denise the Volunteer-Coordinator at theCanadian Mental Health Association, we were very happy to fulfil Denise's request to put the Logo of the business she works at on the vase. For more details on similar stories or products, check us out on facebook.

Using the year book pictures for the name tags at a Reunion is a unique and nostalgic way of sparking conversation and recalling the good old times.  This idea can also be done on a button style as well. Some helpful tips for making a successful name tag for a reunion are:  The name tag should be large and in a distinct colour so it stands out. Make sure you use a readable font, so people can see it from a distance and it's highly recommend to have a yearbook picture on the name tag. We at Badge Maker's & Kelowna Engravers hope you found this helpful.

A memorial wall is a wall typically engraved to commemorate deceased people that have passed ways from the same thing. Someone's passing can be a very sad time in one's life and it's important to have a place to show your loved ones that you still care. And it's important for the people that are still alive to have a place to go to and pay their respects to and more importantly a place to remember the good times and to feel at peace. The photo was taken in Lake Country and the engraving work done by Kelowna Engravers. Please contact us if you are wanting more information on engraving for memorial walls.