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 within collegiate chairs through TrueColor Logos™, our proprietary processes 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). TrueColor Logos™, Engraving, and medallions are available in our Traditional College Chairs.
In the case of The Ohio State University, we offer several unique logos and images. . These college logos and the Official Seal are available on all of the collegiate 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 college logo chairs of particular interest to you. Alumni Chairs will install official university logos and other images of your school or organization at a variety of locations on our custom college logo chairs. Images can include your school’s official college seal, college logo, college medallion, 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™ processes. Our college 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. Engraving is not generally available on our Classic College Chairs, but there can be exceptions. We can install Collegiate Medallions in some of our Classic College Chairs in custom projects. We can also create complex, multi-color logos and full color images of photographic quality at an additional cost.
Traditional College Chairs
Traditional College Chair logos can be enhanced with any of several logo techniques:
- Engraving with Brilliant Gold or Bright Silver color – most popular, affordable; slightly more time-consuming process of engraving and filling with color
- TrueColor Logos™ – most sophisticated techniques, one-time charge; time consuming; most colorful, detailed logo techniques
- Collegiate Medallions – for special orders, we insert collegiate medallions and other medals 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 of these small, replica chairs 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 be more challenging. We will advise you of the feasibility of your particular college logo, university seal, or other image.
Affinity Classics can build official colorful images into our collegiate logo chairs through our TrueColor Logos™ processes. 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. Engraving is available in our Traditional College Chairs but not in our Classic College Chairs. For special orders, we can insert Collegiate Medallions in some of our chairs. Please phone us at 866.748.2230 to discuss medallions.
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 features and fine lines may be difficult to engrave). 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™ techniques, 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 $100 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, engraving and our TrueColor Logos™ are often the most economical choice.
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 also able to install multiple college logos in a single chair in order to make them even happier! …depending on permissions of the pertinent institutions and available space on the chair or bench, itself.
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, 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 has 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 original 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.