Monthly Archives: December 2013

Insert Your Own Graphics – Frequently Asked Questions

Insert Wheel “Q&A”

We answer a lot of questions about our Insert Your Own Graphic wheels.  It’s the most versatile option we offer, but for some reason it gets lost in translation when it’s on your computer screen.

Understandable.  Our website is only 2D and when you have a flat image; it’s hard to show the many dimensions of our Insert Your Own Graphic wheels.Insert Pic copy

Here are some FAQs about Magnetic Insert Wheels:

QUESTION: Are the black and white circles in the picture printed on the section?

ANSWER:  The circles you see in our pictures are actually the insert holes.  We digitally print the graphics and bond them to a magnetic sheet.  They are shaped and then a hole is cut right out of the middle using a die cutting press.  The custom template we provide will allow you to print out your paper insert and then the magnetic section will hold it to the wheel.  Therefore, when your insert is behind the magnet, the portion in the center is what will show.

Conclusion:  There is a hole cut out of the middle of the section acting as a window (or frame) for your printed insert.


QUESTION:  Are the magnets flimsy?

ANSWER:  Our graphics are layered on 30 mil thick magnetic material.  This is commercial grade material primarily used on heavy duty commercial vehicles!

Not only can they hold printed inserts, but customers have tossed on business cards, gift cards, and even blu ray discs which have stayed put spin after spin after spin.  After years of use, you won’t have to worry about these magnets cracking or breaking under the pressure.  And you’ll never have to worry about your inserts flying out of its pocket when the wheel is spun like those plastic-faced insert wheels you see on other sites.

Conclusion: Actually, they’re really tough.


QUESTION:  What happens if I lose a section?

ANSWER:  If you lose a section, give us a call at 732-775-7050 and we will be more than happy to sell you a replacement section without having to purchase the entire set again.  We will keep your graphics on file for years to come, so getting the same one that you lost won’t be a hassle.

Conclusion:  We’ve got it covered.  Give us a call.


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­QUESTION: What happens if my company changes its logo?    OR…

  I changed my mind and wanted a special section!  Do I have to buy a new wheel?

 ANSWER:  Our designers can create new graphics based on your peg count.  Adding more sections, changing color schemes, or changing the shape of the insert hole; it can all be done.  Our graphic’s team can create a whole new wheel based on just size and peg count.

 Conclusion:  We’ve still got it covered.  Call us for a new pre-sales rendition.

And the BIGGEST QUESTION of all:  These are more expensive than other sites.  Is it worth the cost?

 ANSWER:  The major reason for purchasing this wheel over the others is that you can use it over and over and over.  It has room to change and adapt to be used at any event.  Staff Incentive?  Print out inserts.  Tradeshow?  Print out new inserts.  Christmas party?  Birthday Party?  Charity event!?!  Print out new inserts!!!

 Since you can make them on a whim at any computer and printer, you can change your prizes anytime you want and it will still be printed and professional.  It’s like having a hundred prize wheels in one!  Overtime, your marketing department will be able to use this piece of equipment to build a foundation and clientele for years to come with endless possibilities.

 Conclusion: They’re worth every penny.

 (Still confusing?  Check out this YouTube video for a visual perspective.)


Making Every Event Special with Promotional Wheels

If you job involves event planning for crowds large and small than you have likely found yourself wondering how to impress your clientele with fun events that are chock-full of entertaining activities and rewarding experiences.  Promotional wheels are one easy way to spice up any occasion, including even the most mundane trade show or boring business meeting.  Whether you are looking to entertain a crowd of 500 or a small group of 30 individuals, promo wheel can provide the unique entertainment that you’ve been looking for and they are much more affordable than you think.

Promotional wheels, or prize wheels, have long been recognized on game shows and in contest settings on television and at other large venues.  However, today’s event planning professionals now utilize prize wheels for a variety of occasions.  Sales meetings, holiday celebrations and other company functions all over the country are now more fun because of promotional wheels – and employees are happier too because they get the chance to win great prizes while having fun with their peers.

If you are planning on using a promotional wheel at your next event or work function, you’ll first need to come up with a game.  Are you looking for something that includes an educational component or are you simply looking to give away prizes?  This will determine how spins will be allotted and what type of wheel you will need, so be sure to consider it carefully before choosing your wheel.

The best part about using promo wheels is that you don’t have to bring in a giant wheel just to enjoy the fun in an office setting.  Prize wheels come in all shapes, sizes, colors and designs so that you can get exactly what you want.  It’s a truly easy way to pump up your next event with something fun and unexpected, so check out what a prize wheel can offer your company today.  You’ll be surprised at what adding a little bit of unexpected fun can do for your business.

Creating a Fun Work Event with Prize Wheels & Corporate Games

It’s a fact that some of America’s best places to work got that way not just by offering a positive employee work experience, but by also fostering a community of fun within the organization itself.  When it comes to making the office a fun place to come into each day, there are all sorts of ways to go about it.  What really matters is how much thought and creativity you want to put into it and how much fun you are willing to have!

Prize wheels and corporate games used to be thought of as tired and old-fashioned, however, they are making a big comeback for businesses that are looking for more traditional ways to reward employees.  Instead of relying on the same old leadership training and prize drawings year after year, many businesses now incorporate fun activities and games that reward employees for their hard work.  Prize wheels are a great way to do this, as they are versatile, easy to understand and incredibly entertaining.

By taking a simpler approach to how they manage and reward team members, managers can often get better results over a longer period of time.  Doing something simple like using a prize wheel once a quarter to celebrate meeting a quote or bringing it out at special occasions like a holiday party can be a big icebreaker and a fun way to socialize.

When it comes down to it, people love to be rewarded, and making it fun can be a big part of the experience.  Adding a prize wheel to your company inventory can be an affordable way to inject some fun into your next team event.  Keep it under warps and surprise staff members at the next company meeting or pull it out for your next trade show appearance.  Your employees and clients will be amazed at the brightly colored, customized prize wheel and you’ll be surprised at just how much fun it can be.

Prize Wheel of the Week – FLG LACROSSE!

“For the Love of the Game”

Congratulations to FLG Lacrosse for being chosen as our Prize Wheel of the Week!

When FLG Lacrosse prepared for the upcoming convention, they decided a prize wheel was a back door shot!  What better way for supporters to win gifts and giveaways and make an impression!

But when we saw the final outcome of the 36” custom magnetic prize wheel FLG Lacrosse created with our graphic’s team, we made sure to snap a picture of their awesome work!   Their logo, “For the Love of the Game” really hit home here at SpinningDesigns, Inc. as well.  It really means a great deal to love that you’re doing…

…which lead me straight to look up their website and find out more about their organization!

36in For the Love of the Game
Check out their community service involvement, including how they walked to raise over $1,700.00 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital! Hopefully in the future, our wheels will help them earn even more for their charities!

 FLG Lacrosse presents camps, clinics and teams which expand their students’ knowledge of the game through training, exposure to all styles of lacrosse, and teachings of the rules and regulations.  Endlessly supportive, they also provide SAT and ACT tutors for their students as well as create personal profiles for each and every player.

At SpinningDesigns, Inc., we fully understand the importance of a company working together to get a job done.  Each department performs their day to day tasks, each different but just as important, because that’s how a company becomes resourceful and successful.  FLG Lacrosse helps each of their students acquire the same values; being well-rounded and successful in all their endeavors.


Here is some more information about FLG Lacrosse and their upcoming events! 

FLG Lacrosse Mission Statement:

The For the Love of the Game (FLG Lacrosse) is committed to building well-rounded, student – athletes that excel on the field, in the classroom and in their communities. Through lacrosse, FLG teaches its members valuable skills, such as leadership, teamwork, friendship and a good work ethic, that are important in every aspect of life. FLG players are also taught the importance of giving back, partaking in various charity, Mentoring and Community Service. Since its inception in 2007, the FLG organization has successfully used lacrosse as a tool to build more than just athletes.

FLG in 3D – Maryland Tournament:

Two of the country’s premier lacrosse clubs have joined forces to present FLG in 3D Recruiting Tournaments (Summer & Fall Showcases). Top club teams from different regions of the country spend a weekend competing against each other in a high level tournament that includes coaches from Divisions I, II and III, All-Star Games in each division, vendor village – all in a quality tournament set in beautiful surroundings.

We are very proud to have been chosen by FLG Lacrosse to create their one-of-a-kind custom magnetic prize wheel.  Spinning Designs, Inc. wished them luck in all their future endeavors!

How to Wow Your Customers with Custom LED Lighted Prize Wheels

Are you tired of doing the same old routine at every tradeshow and are looking for a new way to draw customers in?   If you are like most salespeople, then you’ve probably got the whole process down by now and are set in your routine.  You’ve got the outdated brochures on the table, the cheap pens with your logo and your worn out booth that does nothing to draw attention.  Isn’t it time to wow your customers and draw them in in with a custom LED lighted prize wheel and some great prizes?

Prize wheels have been around for a long time with great success, however, the latest models are nothing like they used to be.  It’s hard to find something for a trade show that gets attention more than a largely, brightly lit LED prize wheel that is customized with your logo and colors.  Instead of walking right by your boring same-old marketing materials, a prize wheel can bring a level of excitement to your company in a way that nothing else can.  You don’t have to spend a lot on prizes, and you’ll be giving potential clients and customers a memorable experience, which is a big positive for your business.

One of the best things about LED prize wheels is that they are incredibly versatile and can be programmed to include any type of message, making it easy to reuse them over and over again.  When you need something unique, fun and exciting for your next trade show, an LED prize wheel makes it easy to get your message across in a big way.  Simply give people raffle tickets or have them donate to a local charity for a chance to play, and let them take a spin on the game-show style prize wheel.   The thrill of the play and the excitement that it generates will definitely have people coming by to see what you’ve got to offer.

Don’t let you next trade show go by without taking full advantage of your marketing options.  Instead of wasting money on the same brochures and printed collateral, invest your marketing budget in a new LED prize wheel and some fun and memorable prizes.  Trade show attendees will appreciate and remember your creativity, while you’ll be able to take advantage of the increased exposure.

Tips for Incorporating Spin Prize Wheels at your Next Fundraiser

Are you looking for ways to make more money at your next fundraiser?  Consider adding a customized spin prize wheel to your lineup of entertainment at your next charity event, and you’ll see for yourself just how much fun it can be.

Prize wheels are great for fundraisers because they get people excited and can often get people donating more money to your cause.  Perfect for schools, charities and non-profits, prize wheels can be used at just about any type of event and can be as big or as small as you need them to be.  There are large, floor-standing models for large events and smaller tabletop designs for smaller, low-key affairs.

No matter which type of prize wheel you choose, invest in something that you can use over and over again.  A whiteboard prize wheel is one option that can work really well for those who have limited budgets yet many different events throughout the year, and there are customizable wheels available in all colors and sizes for those who have a little more money to spend.

Perhaps the most important thing about using a spin prize wheel at your fundraiser is to remember to get some great prizes to use as rewards!  Ask around in your community for prizes to be donated or place an ad in your local paper or on the radio calling for donations.  In many cases, you can get most or even all of the prizes donated so that any money that is used to purchase spins on the wheel can go directly to your cause.  It’s a great way to save time, generate more money and reward your patrons all at once.