COLORFUL LOGO CHAIRS ONLY FROM ALUMNI CHAIRS
Each institution and organization is represented by at least one special, protected logo or trademarked image. We support the primary images of each entity which we represent via logo chairs. …and only Alumni Chairs can build official, colorful images into collegiate furniture through TrueColor Logos™, our proprietary process by which we install bright, colorful Official College Emblems, and other images that represent colleges, universities, businesses, and organizations, in true Pantone™Colors (PMS Colors). Screen-printing and Engraving are available in our Traditional College Chairs.
In the case of The Ohio State University, we offer several unique logos and images. . These logos and the Official Seal are available on each of the chairs that we make for Ohio State. We encourage you to request logo chairs representing your favorite institution, and we will consult with your institution or college regarding the viability of and permission to create logo chairs of particular interest to you. Alumni Chairs will install official logos and other images of your school or organization at a variety of locations on our custom logo chairs. Images can include your school’s official college seal, college logo, and text.
Classic College Chairs
In our Classic College Chairs, Affinity Classics can build official colorful images into our collegiate logo chairs through our TrueColor Logos™ process. Logos are wear-resistant and UV-resistant. While other companies rely exclusively on quick processes like simple laser-engraving and silk-screening, we install real color into our custom logo chairs; our process is more durable, more colorful, and more precise. Screen-printing and Engraving are not available on our Classic College Chairs. For special orders, we can insert collegiate medallions according to your preference in a custom project. Our Classic Chairs can also be embellished by images created with our colorful Miniature Chair Logo Technique at reasonable costs. We can also create complex, multi-color logos and full color images of photographic quality with our Miniature Chair Logo Technique at extra cost.
Traditional College Chairs
Traditional College Chair logos can be enhanced with any of several logo techniques:
- Screen-printing – quite affordable, rapid process in Gold or Silver; excellent choice for rush orders in a hurry
- Engraving with Brilliant Gold or Bright Silver color – most popular, very affordable; slightly more time-consuming process
- TrueColor Logos™ – most sophisticated technique, one-time charge; time consuming; most colorful, detailed logo technique
- Miniature Chair Logos – most economical color logo technique; can be installed on both miniature chairs and full-size chairs
- Collegiate Medallions – for special orders, we insert college medallions which are normally provided by clients
Miniature College Chairs
Our Miniature College Chairs require miniature logos. Makes sense, right? We have two logo techniques for our Mini-Chairs:
- TrueColor Logos™ – a more sophisticated technique with a one-time charge; time consuming; colorful logo technique
- Miniature Logos – exact replica logos; economical; can be monochrome, multi-color, or metallic gold or silver in great detail.
Because Miniature College Chairs are four, five, or six inches in height, they are quite labor intensive and not inexpensive. The majority of the cost is due to the painstaking, manual finishing effort including (1) the installation of logos 9mm-14mm in height and (2) painting minute features with brush by hand.
Due to their very small dimensions, some highly detailed logos and images may not be practical or possible. We will advise you of the feasibility of your particular logo, college seal, or other image.
Affinity Classics can build official colorful images into our collegiate logo chairs through our TrueColor Logos™ process. These images are wear-resistant and UV-resistant. While other companies rely solely on quick and simple processes to apply their logos, we can install real color into our custom college chairs; our process is more durable, more colorful, and more precise. Screen-printing and Engraving are available in our Traditional College Chairs but not in our Classic College Chairs. For special orders, we can insert collegiate medallions according to your preference in a custom project.
This pricing of college logos pertains to standard logos that we have already prepared for installation in our chairs. Clients who request new or custom college seals or college logos will encounter a different set of costs. Each client may have a well-established logo, but we need to make it workable for installation into our chairs. Some collegiate logos are suitable for installation with certain finishes while others are not (small, fine lines may be difficult in screen printing and engraving). Compatibility can depend on the color(s) of backgrounds and logo margins. When we implement logo art for an institution that promises future chairs, the cost of art implementation may be justified. Special art for a single-logo chair is often expensive and sometimes prohibitive. University trademark offices disallow certain college logos, colors, and colors of text on finishes of certain colors. Alumni Chairs encourages institutions to discuss logos carefully with us in order to manage expectations and ensure satisfaction.
The cost of implementing new logo art will be determined by the following:
- The institution or college that the chair will represent
- Product line: Traditional or Classic
- Logo technique: Our colorful, proprietary TrueColor Logos™ technique, screen printing, engraving, photographic images, inserted metallic medallion
- Number of colors to display in the logo art
- Degree of fine detail in logos
- Whether the particular colors or specific effects are possible to duplicate
Each client’s ability to fund the installation of the new, logo may be critical. The client may have a well-established logo, but we need to make it workable for installation in our chairs. The cost of implementing a color logo can be a one-time charge ranging from $50 to $600. Not all logos are suitable for installation on certain finishes; colors, woods, and finishes may not be compatible. Compatibility can depend on the color(s) of backgrounds and logo margins. When we implement art for an institution that promises future chairs, the cost of art may be justified. Special art for a single chair can sometimes be expensive and sometimes prohibitive. For “one-off” chairs, screen printing and engraving are often the most economical choice.
Whether full-size college chairs or Miniature Chairs, we are able to deliver the same high-quality, colorful logos with TrueColor Logos™.
Some university trademark offices will disallow certain logos, colors, and colors of text on finishes of certain colors; institutions can be very particular. The trend among many colleges and universities is to reserve institutional seals for internal, institutional communications. Increasingly, college seals and university seals are being withheld from commercial products.
Also, if your family members have attended multiple colleges or rival universities, you can, now, have a College Chair, Rocking Chair, or Deacon’s Bench with No Logo in order to make everyone happy, keep the peace, and offend no one! (Of course, we are able to install multiple college logos in a single chair in order to make them even happier! …depending on permissions of the pertinent institutions.
Note: Affinity Classics is not in the business of creating logo art or obtaining art from each institution. We request that you submit your final art to us. We will install your logos as presented to us, but we need production-ready art. Although many clients have deferred all responsibility to us, our clients really should be involved in obtaining permission and obtaining art. We can request art from your institution, but we will rely on our clients’ active involvement.
In order to perform engraving and screen-printing, we need black & white (monochrome) art in each of two formats: (a) EPS and (b) JPG (or JPEG).
For TrueColor Logos™ and Miniature Logos, we request Pantone™ (PMS) colors. We will evaluate your original art regarding suitability for your preferred logo technique. Because engraving and screen-printing have limitations pertaining to small, fine lines and other small components, we will inspect closely and advise regarding the feasibility of your particular art. Please do not ask us to create your logos; if you would need a logo to be created, we can make some recommendations to help you do so. We want to ensure the very best images in your chairs.
We ask you to understand that a conversation is the best means by which we can determine how we can best serve you. To learn more about TrueColor Logos™, Logo Chairs, Official Colors, Official Seal, Official Emblem, Official School Colors, True Colors, Colorful Logos, Engraved Chairs, Laser Insignia Chairs, College Seal Chairs, University Seal Chairs, College Logo Chairs, Chair With My College Logo, Chair With My College Seal, Laser Engraved College Chair, Engraved College Chair, Insignia Chair, and University Logo Chair, please call us. Phone us and discuss your logo requirements at 866.748.2230.