Yes. It’s part of The/Studio DNA to provide free professional design services for every money clip order (with unlimited free edits). What we call a “mockup” is the digital proof, and it’s provided within 1 to 2 business days after payment of your invoice. Feel free to approve the mockup (if you are 100% satisfied), or request an edit (if there are any changes you would like to be made).
The standard sizes are 50 by 20 mm, 60 by 20 mm, and 70 by 20 mm. All of these standard sizes are only available in a rectangular shape, with polished rounded corners.
If you require a unique size or shape outside of these listed standards, then we’re happy to oblige — for a small upcharge. The available measurements for money clips range from 30mm to 70mm in length, and from 10 mm to 30mm in width.
Special border shapes can be accomplished within reason. For no single money clips design should there be allowed a variance in length of more than 10 mm or a variance in length or width. Also, due to structural and functional requirements, your custom shaped money clip must be solid in nature, with no “hollowed” or “die cut centers”.
In summary, brass is the strongest metal of the three. But this choice has implications for your design. If you choose stainless steel or stainless iron as your metal material, your metal-surface of your money clip must be silver-ish or nickel-like in appearance. However, brass material can be plated with a metallic finish of your choice, or undergoe an anodization process for a unique black color. No matter which metal material you choose, most main design styles (engraving, die-struck, soft enamel, and offset printing) can be achieved.
But to explain in more detail, brass is the strongest and most durable of the three metals, and stainless steel and stainless iron process approximately the same strength and durability. Likewise, Copper is the most expensive option we offer, stainless steel falls in the middle price range, and stainless iron is the most affordable.
The natural hue of both stainless steel and stainless iron shows a silver-ish or nickel-like appearance. These two metal types are not suitable for metal plating or anodization. The only available color/texture-related special option is to add a “brushed” look to your stainless steel or stainless iron surface.
In contrast, the surface of brass material money clips must be treated in one of two ways, in order to maintain a long-term finished look. Most commonly, brass will be galvanized (or plated) with with one of our many popular metallic finishes (20+ color choices). The other (newer) method is called anodization, which rather than “plating” your metal surface with a coated finish, actually permanently transforms the outer surface of the brass into a black color permanently.
Money clips of all three metal types can be manufactured with laser engraved designs, die struck designs, soft enamel colors. But anodized brass money clips cannot receive hard enamel or other galvanized plating options.
One notable advantage of laser engraving (versus die struck and enamel styles) is that your design can cover the entire surface of your money clip all the way to the edge, as long as it is a flat surface (not around the U-shaped clip curve or the angled lip of the “clip side”). The minimum design line width is 0.25 mm, with a minimum letter height of 1.0 mm for legible text.
Actually that’s up to you! Since you can incorporate a design on the outer surface area of both sides of your money clip, you essentially decide which is the “front” and which is the “back”. When speaking with your Creative Specialist, to tend to keep communication clear, by referring to the longer flat side as the “flat side”, and referring to the shorter side with an angled lip as the “clip side”.
Sorry, we don’t match competitor prices, but for a good reason. Most companies only offer pre-made money clips with your logo engraved or imprinted onto the surface, and call it “custom”. But your specific design, material specifications, and special options are all central to way your money clips are made at The/Studio.
We provide an end-to-end solution that starts with free professional design services, and ends in polished full production of your money clips, fashioning raw materials into your one-of-a-kind masterpiece. We call it “manufacturing made easy”. We provide a more complete service package and a superior finished product, so we are unable to honor price matches from other businesses.
Yes. It’s certainly not the most economical choice. In fact, the total price of one piece and ten pieces is only marginally different, and true economies of scale are achieved beginning at the 50 or 100 quantity marks.
We put a lot of thought into our prices. Some of the more important variables are quantity, stylistic add-ons, size and “surface area” of the modifications — i.e., how much printing or other graphically-related work does the project require? There may also be a mold fee for your money clip.
The person most equipped to give you a price for your product is your sale representative or our useful DIY — both can give you a detailed analysis of your quote and what things featured into our per-item price. Happy hunting!
Even at the smallest standard size (50 by 20 mm), it is easy to slide up to 25 folded U.S. dollar bills into your money clip (or 5 credit cards). Your cash will be held in place safely and securely within this count.
All standard sizes (50 by 20 mm, 60 by 20 mm, and 70 by 20 mm) come in a rectangular shape, with polished rounded corners. The back of the each standard sized money clip extends approximately 80% to 90% of the full length of the front, making it convenient to slide folded bills into the clip from the back side.
From a side-view, the width of the your money clips varies slightly based on the size you, choose most fall into the 6 to 8 mm range, perfect for holding up to 25 folded monetary bills or 5 credit cards.
No, we don’t. If you’re looking for a no-minimum money clip producer, we’re one of the few folks who do that. Still, we recommend that if you’re going the through trouble to order one, you might as well have a dozen or more made — your sales representative would be happy to show how the per-price unit goes down tremendously after even ten items. That’s because we spread the cost of your unique custom money clip set-up across however many that you order.
That said, if you want something that’s truly one of a kind, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be happy to make a limited edition run of just one.