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ATLANTA, GA (October 2007)—Out with the
old and in with the new…gift trends that is! Framed cardboard
signature mats that were trendy in the 90s are becoming obsolete
because the ink signatures were found to fade after a few years.
The new trend is the engravable metal signature mat, available
exclusively from Signature Keepsakes (www.signature-keepsakes.com).
The Signature Keepsakes Engravable Signature Mat with Signature
Engraving Scribe™ is perfect for family reunions, bar
mitzvahs, weddings, corporate events, grand openings, birthdays,
anniversaries, coach gifts, graduations, teacher gifts and more.
The Engravable Signature Mat is a patent pending
metal guest book mat that permanently etches signatures onto a
sturdy, high quality alloy surface with an engraving scribe
Each mat comes framed in a high-quality
wooden frame with additional matting and room for a photo
inside, plexi and hardware to hang the mat. The best thing is
that the Engravable Signature Mat never needs any special
upkeep, will never rust and the signatures etched into it will
last forever. Also included is a Signature Engraving scribe, a
polishing cloth to remove finger smudges after the signing, and
a elegant 5 x 7 guest instruction card.
The company founders, Gary and Julie
Shimer, used a cardboard mat at their wedding years ago and now
all the signatures have faded. This experience led
them to invent the Engravable Signature Mat and found
Signature Keepsakes. The old mat and frame still hangs in their
office for inspiration today!
ABOUT SIGNATURE KEEPSAKES
When Gary and Julie planned their nuptials,
they invested in an expensive custom cardboard mat that guests
signed at the wedding. Afterward, they framed their first
picture as a married couple inside the mat filled with
signatures of family and friends. When the signatures faded only
a few years later, the couple decided to create a better way for
people to create lasting memories with collected signatures.
After several prototypes, the Signature Mat™
was born. A Signature Engraving Scribe with a diamond-like tip
is used to permanently etch signatures onto a sturdy, high
quality metal alloy surface. In 2005, the inventors launched a
home-based business called “I Do” Engravables to market the
product and soon added custom engraving and other products such
as platters and vases. The company name was changed to Signature
Keepsakes in 2006 in an effort to accommodate growing demand
from customers and vendors beyond the wedding industry.