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Businesses that carry an inventory of stock know that having their inventory counts correct is imperative.   Inventory counts have a greater shot at being accurate if your stock is organized, easily identifiable, and easy to count.  Also, it is very important for your workers to be able to easily pick product off the warehouse shelves, as well as be able to restock the shelves accurately and efficiently.    One way to achieve this streamlining of your business is through the use of magnetic warehouse labels. 

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Magnetic warehouse labels allow for easy removal and relocation if you need to move pallets around in the warehouse, as opposed to traditional sticker labels, that would require painstaking removal from the shelving often leaving a sticky residue behind.  With magnetic labels, you simply lift the magnet up and move it to wherever you need.  Magnetic warehouse labels come in all different types, so there is sure to be one that meets your company’s needs and budget.  See the different types below, to help you choose what is right for your warehouse.

Write On/ Wipe Off Labels

These magnets have a special coating which allows you to easily write on them with any dry erase marker and wipe off the writing with a dry rag.  These allow for the easiest of changes, with just one swipe you can erase whatever was on the label and rewrite on the same surface.  These can also be used for job scheduling boards, or whatever use you may have for a quick and easy change on the fly.  The usual thickness for these labels is an .030” thick, which is generally all you need for a warehouse label, unless the shelving is knocked into regularly, or you are looking for something a bit heavier duty.

Plain Magnetic Labels

Plain flexible magnet strips are your most simple, budget friendly option.  These can be bought in different thicknesses, which will determine the strength of the magnet. They can be slit into custom widths and lengths to accommodate any size label you are looking for.  Using a plain strip, you can print your own adhesive labels, and apply them right to the magnetic strips.

Adhesive Magnetic Labels

Just as the plain labels above, these come in a variety of thicknesses, and can be customized to exact widths and lengths.  The difference is that these magnets come with a pressure sensitive adhesive with a liner on it that is easily removed.  This means that you can print on any non-adhesive surface and simply apply it to the adhesive side of the magnet strip to easily create your own custom labels.  These magnets can also be scored on a roll to make separating the magnet from the adhesive liner easier and speed up your labeling process.

Colored Magnetic Labels

If you are looking for labels that are different colors to stand out, or simply looking to be able to directly write on your magnetic label, these are a great choice.  These magnets come in a variety of different colors and have a vinyl topcoat, which allows you to write on them with a wet marker and erase them with a damp rag.  The typical thickness is an .030” thick, but some white labels are available in a .060” thick as well.  These can be customized to widths and lengths of your choosing also. 

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It is the holiday season, and that means lots of new toys and gadgets for kids to play with.  Among these toys, there could be a danger lurking that many people are unaware of.  Many popular toys these days contain magnets, whether openly visible in magnetic building sets, or concealed within a toy.  Magnets can be fascinating, and very fun to play with, but they can also pose serious dangers to children and pets alike. 

Most magnetic toys use neodymium, rare earth magnets, that are very strong, even when very small.  These magnets are the most powerful magnets on Earth, and if not used carefully and under close supervision, can cause injury and in extreme cases, can even be fatal.  Neodymium magnets have an incredibly strong pull force and can attract to each other from great distances.  If not handled properly, these magnets can snap together extremely fast and cause painful pinched fingers, or blood blisters from getting your skin caught between the magnets.  While these injuries can be painful, the most serious problem with magnetic toys is when magnets are ingested or inhaled by children or pets that are left unsupervised. 

Often, there are little to no symptoms of magnet ingestion for a day or two.  When symptoms do present themselves, they often resemble flu like symptoms at first.  There may be nausea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain.  Time is a crucial component when diagnosing a child or pet who has swallowed magnets, if left untreated it can result in severe shock or even death. The real danger occurs when two or more rare earth magnets are ingested into the body.  This poses such a serious threat because the magnets are so powerful that they will attract to each other through walls of tissue or organs. This attraction can cause a perforation or tearing of the bowel or pin the walls of the intestines together causing a blockage.  Most cases, if caught in time, are not fatal but they generally require surgery to remove the magnets and repair or remove damaged tissue.  If you suspect that a child or pet has ingested a magnet, take them immediately to a health care facility or veterinarian. Do not induce vomiting or give them any food or drink.  The diagram below illustrates what can happen when 2 or more magnets are ingested.

Magnets and their amazing properties are fascinating to children and adults alike, and can be very educational, fun and useful.  This is the reason they are a popular choice among toy manufacturers and have been incorporated into many children’s toys as well as many other common household items.  It is imperative that adults educate their children about the dangers of magnets and are diligent in monitoring smaller children if they are using any product that has magnetic components, as well as, watching pets to make sure magnetic products are out of reach at all times.  Parents should check their child’s magnetic toys for any loose pieces and always be vigilant where magnets are involved.

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It’s that time of year again.  The turkey and pumpkin pie are barely digested before most of us turn our  focus to hitting the stores to get those Black Friday specials and holiday deals occurring within the month of December.  While many of us are out cruising the stores and restaurants trying to buy this year’s hottest item or filling up on the new holiday beverage at your favorite coffee place, retailers are changing out signage in their shops to keep up with ever changing promotions, faster than Santa disappears up the chimney.  How do they do it?

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One easy and affordable way to keep up with the demand for signage changes is by utilizing flexible magnet in their signage.  Many retailers find that printing directly on or laminating print to flexible magnet is an effective way to create their instore signage.  They then couple the magnet with either a metal or a magnetic receptive surface, which allows them to quickly and easily change out their sale signs and graphics with little to no hassle.  Changeout is as easy as pulling down one magnet and replacing it with another, no hardware or tricky assembly is required.  Flexible magnets can come in a variety of sizes and shapes and can be printed or laminated with full color graphics for eye popping displays and signage.  Magnet can be used for anything ranging from full wall displays to racking signage, to small POP displays at the register (to try and get you to buy that impulse item), and even on menu boards to easily change out their daily or seasonal specials. 

Don’t want to print or laminate to flexible magnet?  No problem, there is a large variety of hard magnets and magnetic assemblies that make hanging signage simple for retailers.  Hard magnets and magnetic assemblies come in different strengths, sizes and configurations to make holding just about any type of signage out there, a breeze.  Another option to display signage without printing on it, is to use flexible magnetic strip with a pressure sensitive adhesive. By simply hand applying magnetic strips, which can be custom converted to whatever width, length and strength you need, you can turn virtually anything into a magnetic display.

Retailers do not have to let the flurry of ever changing holiday signage turn them into a Grinch.  Magnetic displays are attractive, cost effective, durable and easy to put up and take down. Magnets have greater holding power than tape, staples or push pins and can withstand wear and tear better than other signage options. Magnet is the gift that keeps on giving!

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Columbine, Sandy Hook, Parkland.  All these towns names evoke feelings in us of sadness and helplessness thinking of the young lives lost in senseless school shootings over recent years.  In 2018, school shootings have hit an all-time high.  While the government argues over whether gun control is the answer, concerned citizens wonder what smaller, attainable measures can be taken to try and ensure the safety of America’s students and teachers.  You may ask, why is a magnet company writing about school shootings and safety measures?  The answer is lockdown magnets.

Lockdown Magnets are strips of flexible magnet that can be placed over the strike plate and attract to the school’s metal door jamb.  The magnet allows teachers to keep the classroom door locked at all times, but by blocking the latch from going into the door jamb, the door can still open and close freely throughout the typical school day.  If a lockdown situation should occur, instead of the teacher having to go into the hallway, putting them at danger, and fumbling around with a key to lock the door from the outside, they simply must pull off the lockdown magnet and close the door.  Within seconds the door will be securely locked from inside of the classroom, helping to keep anyone looking to cause harm from easily entering the room.  Lockdown magnets are not only highly effective, but a very economically feasible safety measure for school districts to implement.

Another way that schools can use magnets to help secure their safety during a lockdown is by using flexible magnetic sheets to cover the windows in the classroom door.  Flexible sheeting is wider than strip magnet and can be custom cut to fit whatever window size schools have.  So long as school doors are made of metal or at least the frame of the window is magnetic receptive, a sheet of magnet can be easily placed over the window obscuring the view of students in the classroom from an assailant roaming the halls.  This magnet can either just remain on a metal door, a magnetic whiteboard or be rolled up when not in use and kept easily accessible in a lockdown situation. 

Nobody wants to think about the unimaginable horror of a school shooting occurring in their school or hometown, but sadly, schools today must be prepared for the worst.  Lockdown Magnets  and magnetic sheeting to cover windows are highly effective, highly affordable safety measures that may help to save lives. 

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Neodymium magnets are the strongest permanent magnets in the world. While used in packaging and display industries frequently, these rare earth magnets also make cell phones vibrate, help turn turbines, and power MRI scanners.

As a graphic designer, you will undoubtedly always find yourself looking to offer new types of services to your clients in order to stay competitive and solutions in magnetic sheeting can provide you with something very innovative to add to your roster of services. Because of the nature of magnetic sheeting, you will suddenly have many new options for visually based advertising that you can offer to your larger corporate clients.

No matter what kind of business one may be interested in running, it always helps to find the most efficient ways of going about it. Sometimes in order to increase efficiency and decrease one’s expenditures requires a little bit of creative thinking.

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Did you know that setting up and taking down your Tradeshow Booth could be so easy?  People are finding that using Matched Pole Magnet to attach your banner or backdrop is as quick as a snap! These pieces fit together the same way, every time. Simply place the Adhesive Backed Matched Pole to your Vinyl Show piece and the other to the Backdrop Holder and you’re done!

Companies are using magnets in POP Displays to showcase their products in many new ways. From cosmetic walls and counter displays, to category management and floor stands they have found a way to create an intriguing appeal.

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What could kettle corn and magnets possibly have in common? They are both in abundance at the summer’s numerous festivals that take place in cities all across the country. While kettle corn is much tastier than magnets, it is much less functional! You may be surprised at how many artisans and vendors are finding unique and creative uses for magnets in today’s marketplace.

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Some might feel that choosing the proper adhesive for their project can quickly turn into a sticky situation.  Many different factors come into play when deciding which tape is going to be the most effective and economical for your job.

When it comes to marketing display, packaging or manufacturing industries, aren’t we all looking for a little closure? Designers are constantly struggling with creating innovative and attractive display designs that are also functional and reliable. So how do they create sleek looking, unique designs that will stand up over the test of time? Small, powerful, rare earth magnets, also known as neodymium magnets, are a designer’s dream for a variety of reasons:

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Printed magnets are seemingly everywhere these days, from promotional items like calendars and business cards to high end retail display applications. Printed magnetic media has found a home on the sides of refrigerators and file cabinets, as vehicle advertising, and as interchangeable messaging and promotion for in-store displays.

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Flexible magnets are a versatile component of any business’ retail and marketing strategy. These range from simple shapes to specialized rings for switch activation in pneumatic applications. But when choosing the right die cut magnet specs, there are many factors to consider. Does your die cut part require adhesive? What level of tolerance will it require?

Brand-building and promotional signage is everywhere. It dominates the retail environment. What you might not know is that these days, when you see a retail sign, there’s likely a flexible magnet as part of that sign structure.

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With the alarming rise in violent acts occurring in our schools over recent years, comes the need to find ways to heighten security and make our schools a safer place for our kids and educators. One way that schools are doing this is through the use of magnets. Many school districts throughout the United States have started using magnetic strips and sheeting to make their lockdown procedures faster, safer and easier.

 

Featured in the October issue of Sign & Digital Graphics Magazine, our sales and marketing team authored an article on using magnets in signage. Rather than go on about the article...you should read it for yourself!!!

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SDG October Issue

With the holidays and gift giving season on the horizon, we wanted to take a moment to discuss the topic of magnet safety. Magnets and their amazing magnetic properties are fascinating to children and adults alike. This is the reason they are a popular choice among toy manufacturers and have been incorporated into many children’s toys as well as many other common household items. There are valuable skills and knowledge that can be acquired by children through the ability of being able to construct different three dimensional shapes and objects out of magnets. However, parents must be aware that magnets are extremely powerful and can have very damaging or even fatal consequences if not used properly. Magnets present a very serious danger if ingested into the body either through swallowing or inhalation.

 

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The holiday season is fast approaching, and with this time of year comes the task of picking out the perfect holiday gift. There is one item that should be on every business owner’s wish list in order to ensure them a profitable and hassle free New Year…magnets of course!! Magnets can play a key role in the success of finding customers, encouraging customers to buy and simplifying your business. Incorporating magnets into your business would be the gift that keeps on giving!

 

Magnets and Magnetic Therapies have been used for centuries to treat a variety of medical conditions. While we can’t say if this unique use of magnet works we are intrigued by the many uses people and even medical professionals find for magnets. Rochester Magnet is pleased to see magnets used in many different applications. We get especially excited when we see them being used in the Medical Industry to help and even treat patients. Read the article that we found below of a new type of practice called TMS Therapy (stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation) that helps people with Depression!

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