Frequently Asked Questions

1) Who is buying car magnets and why?
From single operators to large Company's, also Car magnets are quickly becoming a popular fund raising and retail product for schools, sports organizations, clubs, and churches. Car magnets such as team & flag magnets and magnetic bumper stickers are a great way to raise school or team spirit and advertise the organization at the same time.
2) What is a Car Magnet?
Car magnets are simply a promotional tool that sticks to the side your car and is removable! Car Magnets are an excellent way to increase business awareness, Whether you want to promote your products and services, improve your image, increase brand awareness, or simply make a statement!

Car magnets are quickly becoming a popular fund raising and retail product for schools, sports organizations, clubs, and churches. Car magnets such as team & flag magnets and magnetic bumper stickers are a great way to raise school or team spirit and advertise the organization at the same time.

3) Do you ship to our location?
We can ship anywhere in the world!
All our quoted prices included delivery to your door in Australia.
For overseas orders we send using Couriers, UPS, FedEx, Etc. for there nominal fee.
4) How should I give you my artwork?
- Artwork can be supplied in a number of file formats but must, at all times, meet the following specifications:
- All artwork must be readable in PC format
- Artwork resolution must be 300dpi or higher.
- Fonts must be provided or all text must be converted to outline / curves to avoid font issues.
- Artwork may be supplied via email (if under 5MB), CD, DVD, 3.5 inch floppies, Zip Disk
- We pefer, PDF, Illustrator ai or eps, CorelDraw, jpeg, tiff PSD files for artwork.
- Word and Publisher files are accepted as long as the quality of the files meets our specifications.
- We don not accept Web images for signs. Most images are under 50kb, which is very small. Also they are bitmap, which means 4 color process prints. Basically web images are normally not a recommended source for art.
5) Can you handle the design/artwork? What does that cost?
Basic layout and design work is free of charge on all our car magnet jobs.
Already have a logo? Simply provide us with a copy of your logo and our professionals will create the perfect car magnets for your organization we can take your logo and resize, add text, figure out most effective layout and size, etc. All free of charge!

We will not go to print with substandard art. Occasionally supply art is of a to lower quality to reproduce, in such case we will advise you of required art specifications. and you can correct and re-supply.
Just don't have better quality artwork? That's no problem. Our talented graphic artists will go to work to recreate your supplied artwork. Graphic artwork charges are (AU$75 per hour).

Need help with artwork or a logo created? - That's no problem.
Our art department can also create logo's and layouts from scratch! We will e-mail mockups, suggestions, and comments, and then with your feedback continue to improve and alter artwork until you're completely satisfied and ready to go to print. (Graphic design work is charged at AU$75.00 per hour).We also supply you your new logo in file formats so you can use for all your general printing needs and website, or any other advertisement.

Need help with your general artwork? Business cards, Brochures, Business Stationary and Flyers. Our talented graphic artists can help you with any of your graphic art needs. (Graphic design work is charged at AU$75.00 per hour)
6) Can I see proof before placing my order?
Yes! We e-mail proofs of every design before going to print. Please review carefully. We will not begin any job without approval of art. While we try our best to proofread, it is the responsibility of the customer to carefully proof design layouts and copy. It is our responsibility to print a quality product that matches the approved proof. We guarantee the finished product 100%.
7) What is your minimum order (quantities)?
Our minimum order is 1. We recommend 2 per vehicle - one for each side.
How many vehicle do you need magnets on?
8) How long does it take to produce my Car Magnets?
Once your artwork is approved, your magnets are produced and delivered to you within 5 - 7 working days.

An Express Service* is available for urgent orders - Call us on 1300 73 1300 to arrange.
*Conditions may apply in some cases.

If you have a specific date that your Custom Car Magnets are needed, just ask. We'll do what we can to accommodate your delivery requirements. We will never say "yes, we can" (meet a deadline) unless we know we definitely can.
9) How do I pay for my Car Magnets?
For the fastest turnaround time please pay for your order by Direct Deposit or with a credit card by calling
1300 73 1300
. Alternatively, you can pay for your magnets by Cash or Cheque prior to delivery.
A 30% deposit is required on all orders over $500.

CREDIT CARD
The Fridge Magnet Factory accepts Visa, Bankcard or Mastercard.
*All artwork for magnets is free of charge under the provision that the magnet order proceeds. If how ever you choose not to proceed with the order once the artwork has been requested, you will be charged a minimum fee of $82.50 AUD including GST for artwork and administrative costs.
10) What factors affect the price of car magnets?
Material Used - We produce your custom car magnet using longest lasting UV cured inks on the highest .8"vechical grade magnetized vinyl for sharp, long lasting promotional signage. But we don't stop there, we also apply a special
UV gloss cold laminated coating, that further protect your advertisement from accidental scratches and UV rays keeping your car magnet bright and vibrant giving you years of promotion.

Don't be fooled by cheap imitations. You may have seen magnets that quickly degrade, fade and adhere to the car. Many cheap imitations sold for car magnets actually use refrigerator magnets. Others have paper coatings that quickly fade and wrinkle.

Size - The larger your car magnet is, the more material used to produce so therefore a larger sizes car magnet costs more than smaller one. With custom sizes sometimes a slight adjustment of size will reduce the overall cost as it will lessen the waste of materials used.

Custom Shape car magnets - When you have a custom shape a knife needs to be made. Knife cost comes down to how many meters of blade is needed to make the shape and how many times the shape is repeated on the block. A average knife 2 up will cost between AU$200 - AU$250.
Quantity Ordered (price breaks) - The more quantity of car magnets you order the more units your set up costs are spread over.

Full Colour - Costs no more!! All our car magnets are printed as a full colour process using superior quality UV inks, picture quality. That is not to say you can't have a one colour car magnet, you can!

11) Are your prices competitive?
Yes! When comparing apples to apples we believe our prices are very competitive. We always put out the highest quality for the same price as our competitors. We will never sacrifice quality for price.
12) How long will car magnets last in the weather?
Our supior car magnets will last between 3-5 years, but we've seen longer. All of our magnetic signs are weatherproof (rain, wind, snow, etc).
13) Are they just for cars?
No, anywhere steel! Put them on doors, mailboxes, refrigerators, dishwashers, desks, washer & dryers.
14) Do you also produce refrigerator magnets?
Our main focus is a quality CAR magnet. We can produce refrigerator grade magnets for existing customers but if that is all a customer is looking for we can suggest other manufacturers.
15) Will a car magnet damage my car?
Don't be fooled by cheap imitations. You may have seen magnets that quickly degrade, fade and adhere to the car. Many cheap imitations sold for car magnets actually use refrigerator magnets. Others have paper coatings that quickly fade and wrinkle. CarMagnets.com.au magnets when used sensibly are safe and will give you years of promotion. Magnets should be removed periodically and when you wash your car and only applied to clean dry metallic surfaces. Please see our General Tips and User Guide for car magnets.
16) Will they come of on the highway?
No!! The magnets are highway tested and very strong. Just be sure your magnet is flat against the car so air cannot get underneath ... no air bubbles or turned up corners. (Warning: they will come off in the automated car wash!).
17) Have a different Question?
E-mail us at info@carmagnets.com.au
18) Will your magnetic car magnets stick to all vehicles?
No, there are a few specific cars and trucks magnetics will simply not stick to (ie corvettes) due to there being no metal, or low amounts of metal in the doors. There are also situations where there has been work done on the car, bondo or other automotive body repair items, that will make the door no longer magnetic receivable. However, there is a simple way to check if your car door will accept a magnetic. Simply get a magnet that you are certain sticks to something metal (IE your refrigerator) and check if it will stick to your door. Please take care not to scratch your car with this magnet.
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