Applications | first4magnets.com

31/07/2013

Noticeboard Magnets – Documentary

Magnets are used all over the world in hundreds of thousands of different applications. Magnets are commonly found in people’s houses on the front of fridges, on office notice boards or inside their latest electrical devices. It is fair to say that magnets have been a very common part of everyday life for some time. For this reason is it always nice to hear from customers who are using our magnets for a very common application but with an interesting subject or background. Dean from the West Midlands contacted us... Read More

31/07/2013

Museum Magnets

No trip to a museum would be complete without leaving with a very smart (or cheesy) souvenir. You can often walk away with a smart, long lasting gift that you can happily give to friends and family. John from Hampshire wrote to us to tell us about how he used his magnets. John owns a business that specialises in the custom manufacturing of fridge magnets for museums. Using our adhesive ferrite magnets, John creates custom designs and attaches small adhesive ferrite magnets to the back. We would like to thank... Read More

31/07/2013

Modern Artwork Display Magnets

Using magnets to display artwork in galleries and exhibitions around the world is now becoming increasingly popular among artists and exhibition curators.  Magnets provide the ability to suspend artwork on any surface without the need of adding or creating any hard permanent fixtures. We recently received an email from one our customers who used our F306 magnet to suspend their latest artwork at an exhibition at the midlands art centre in Birmingham.  The 6mm by 1mm magnet allowed them to suspend their artwork without damaging the fragile paper the work... Read More

31/07/2013

Map Magnets

A large wall map can be a great place to keep track of all your family holidays and vacations, or even help plan your next. Traditionally blue tack or metal push pins have been the favourite tool for marking places on a wall map. We were very pleased when our customer John contacted us from Derbyshire to tell us how he had come up with a new method of using magnets to keep track of his family holidays. John had ordered our F4M16 Traditional Map pin magnets to easily mark... Read More

31/07/2013

Magnetic Notice Board

There is a reason the old style cork notice boards were phased out. They were messy and could be worn down quickly, making them unusable after excessive use over a short amount of time. You could also find photographs and paperwork damaged by the pin. I’m sure you’ve all experienced the horrid pain of having a pin stuck into your foot! You are now more likely to find a magnetic notice board sitting proudly on a wall. They are not messy, they never become unusable and you will never have... Read More

31/07/2013

Leader Board Magnets

Have you ever tried pedalling a bike to generate your own electricity? It can be VERY hard work. Chris from West Glamorgan recently contacted us to tell us about his most recent magnet application. Chris recently purchased some of our A4 magnet sheets to build his very own “Top Gear Style” leader board. Chris was running an interactive display at the Waterfront Museum in Swansea to demonstrate how much energy is needed to power light-bulbs, electric fans and kettles. Users needed to pedal the bike at varying speeds to produce... Read More

31/07/2013

Industrial Notice Board Magnets

Notice board and office magnets can be used in a variety of different applications.  Each week we receive a high number of requests from customers wanting to use noticeboard magnets in many different industrial applications. We were recently contacted by Sue from Rotherham who required a number of noticeboard magnets to securely fix in place production plans in an industrial factory.   Sue ordered a selection of our 20mm diameter noticeboard/planning magnets.  These ferrite planning magnets are perfect for holding paper securely in place and are easy to remove or... Read More

31/07/2013

Golf Fridge Magnets

Relaxing, taking time out, having fun and spending time with family and friends is what holidays are all about. However, no holiday is complete without a small piece of family holiday memorabilia. Paul from Hampshire contacted us to tell us how he took a simple piece of memorabilia from his recent holiday to Florida and transformed it into a fridge magnet for all the family to enjoy. While on Holiday Paul purchased a selection of ‘Poker Chips’ from some of the golf clubs he played at. When Paul returned home... Read More

31/07/2013

Frog Peg Fridge Magnets

With so many fridge magnets available in hobby, gift, craft and souvenir shops how do you find the magnet that means the most to you and will look perfect on your fridge.  A lot of people choose magnets based on their practicality, will it hold up what I would like it to?  Can I hang my shed keys off it?  Will it hold up the school report? …   So many questions and so many magnets to choose from. At first4magnets.com we believe that the best fridge magnet is a high... Read More

31/07/2013

Exhibition Display Magnets

With years of experience we can say with confidence that using magnets to support pictures, paintings and sculptures is a very common application. We recently received an email from one of customers in London who contacted us to tell us how they had used not only our magnets but our instant notice board strip in a novel way to display print work in their print based studio. Helen from London wanted to create a mini gallery in their print studio to showcase work in progress for studio users. This then... Read More