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Old 02-08-2007, 03:42 AM   #31
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ah well as long as the price is good i would by a 10lb bag right off the back

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Old 03-07-2007, 07:45 PM   #32
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:01 PM   #33
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Cool idea. Would this work on glass, as in drinking glasses or growlers?

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Old 03-07-2007, 08:19 PM   #34
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I'd definitely be interested in buying some if the price was low. I wouldn't buy them if they cost more than 2.5 times a regular cap. Austin Homebrew Supply sells 12 oz bag of caps (150 caps) for 2.95. That's .0196 cents each. So, .0491 cents each, call it a nickel. That's $7.50 for 150 caps, etched to my specifications. Naturally, I'd expect discounts at 3 pound, 5 pound, and 10 pound quantities.


That price range sounds good to me. Hell, I'd even pay more, (but probably not all that much more). It's a great idea, and..yeah, let me know if this works out, I'll buy plenty.
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:07 PM   #35
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i too would like some of these caps. i'll keep my eye on this thread.

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Old 03-07-2007, 10:21 PM   #36
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I'm getting married in Sept and i'm giving out beer as gifts to all my guests... I was actually talking to my fiancee about findng custom caps the other day then I ran into this thread!!

I'm DEFINITLY going to have to get a hookup on caps here!!! I'm thinking our monogram with 9-1-07 under it. Let me know the price for say 500 caps, what format and dimensions you want the file in!!

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Old 03-08-2007, 06:47 AM   #37
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I could definitely see buying 10 lbs or so of these as well, please post pricing whenever you decide to start doing this.

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Old 03-08-2007, 10:42 AM   #38
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I'm thinking the first thing to do is start doing large runs of "easy" cap designs. Things like "Merry Christmas" and "Happy Birthday". You could sell those all day long. Also, things like "Barleywine" and "High Gravity"- things for beers that will age for a long time. That way people get the most use out of their caps, ya know? They get to look at them purty things for a long time before cracking them open.

I would easily pay $5 for a batchload of caps (about 50... so about a dime a piece), but I'm not sure that I'd be willing to pay shipping to ONLY by the caps. In otherwords, I'd be far more inclined to buy these caps from a HBS (internet or local) than from a third party- no offense to you, I'm just saying shipping could be a deal breaker just for this item, but if I was already buying other stuff, I could see throwing these in.

As for truly custom orders, one off batches, I would love that! Would gladly pay about twice as much for a truly custom cap in low quantities. The shipping issue still applies though...

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Old 03-08-2007, 11:50 AM   #39
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Ah, the laser!

About four or five days after I posted this, someone across town ran into an electricity pole, which caused the poles around our business to go out. The building that the laser resides in got nailed, and the surge fried every single component in the laser and its controllers. We've spent every day since rush-ordering parts from China (during Chinese new year) and fixing one component, only to find out the next one was broken too. We literally just got it working again on Monday, but now they've got a load of tools to do before they get moving on other things. They haven't forgotten the caps, and I promise to let you all know when/how/where you can order some as soon as they're ready.

EDIT: In the meantime, I really appreciate the feedback on prices and such, and will pass them on to my boss.

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Cool idea. Would this work on glass, as in drinking glasses or growlers?
Nah, we tried. Light has the irritating property of going right through clear stuff. I don't know how laser etching is done on glass, unless they find a way to put something opaque on the surface so as to get the light to reflect.
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