Hi everyone! I haven’t been spending too much time on the forums lately as I have been working like crazy to get ready for my first wholesale trade show in two weeks. And my Glowforge played a few roles mostly toward the goal of giving my booth a little more polished look.
One of the first projects I did when I received my Glowforge last September was to etch the business name onto this decal display I bought from a local manufacture.
When thinking about countertop displays my wholesale customers could use to display my decals, I came up with the following design using a 4"x4", a round base (cut on the Glowforge) with a lazy susan mechanism, and a “topper” made on the Glowforge. If you look carefully in the top right you can see another decal stand design I’m still working on.
For something quick and cheap to have my infamous postcards right next to the register, I found some simple berry baskets and etched the logo onto an oval of BB ply and then glued it in place. The other option was to disassemble the basket, etch directly on it, and then put it back together.
My primary products are t-shirts. While I’ll have about 20 shirts on display around the booth, I’ll have every shirt in my catalog available for buyers to look at hanging on a rack. To facilitate quickly finding just the right shirt, I created these dividers using Draftboard.
The only products I currently offer that are made on the Glowforge are the state map shot glasses. I hope to have more Glowforge-made products by the fall.
And to give my wife and I a more polished look, I etched the logo onto Proofgrade leather and sewed them onto a couple 1/4 zip sweaters (after dyeing and sealing them).