Producing you own custom designed promotional usb drive isn't anywhere near as complicated a process as you may think, in fact a custom shaped usb can be as easy to produce as a normal off the shelf usb, we explain the typical process below in producing a completely customised branded USB Drive.
Step 1: Project Brief
Initial client brief can be anything from an in depth detailed instructional document to simply taking a photo of the product you want duplicated as a USB. Most often this will be graphics file images or photos or images from various angles. Customisation is 100%, and includes Pantone Colour matching sections and logos, fine elements and detail.
This process will take between 1 to 2 days.
Practise: When creating the "Pace maker" USB, the client supplied a product sample of the pacemaker. The "Smeg" Toaster USB, began with a series of photos taken of a actual Smeg Toaster from all angles.
Step 2: Proof Drawing Stage
Once the brief is received, we start the process with an initial 3D drawing. Revisions and edit process begins and the proof evolves till its approved, which normally takes between 2 - 4 days to complete to the point we have a final approved drawing.The final proof will include all elements like Pantone colours, logos, final shape dimensions and design areas for your custom usb.
Step 3: Production Sample - Mass Production
The final step before mass production begins, essentially a one off sample of the product is created within 2-3 days from the final drawing approval At this stage some minor changes can still be made at no extra cost, as long as the mold design is not effected. The client has the option to “touch and feel” the product at this stage, to see if it is the right size, colour and overall matches the wow factor expectation of the product. We always recommend a client views a final sample in their hands, especially if the design has fine details, however the only drawback being it extends the production lead time by 1 week at least, so in practise you will often have clients approve the sample from photos taken of this production sample.
So you have signed off on the production sample and now we begin the mass production of your custom USB Drive, which will typically take around 13 to 18 working days to complete and for you to have delivery of your custom usb in your hands.
In summary, the overall process is typically completed in 1 month, but can extend to 6 weeks if a physical sample is needed, which is ideal. This lead time is generally the only negative to creating a custom usb drive as opposed to any off the shelf USB model which you print your logo onto, with the benefit of creating a truly unique product, which is totally customised and one with wow factor that truly will make you stand out from the crowd.
If you are interested in creating your own design a usb, then start the process by getting in touch with us now.