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Frequently Asked Questions – Custom Covers and Bags

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Gary Manufacturing supplies a variety of custom bags and covers. Customers range in size from small businesses and startups to large hospitality, medical, and commercial corporations.

Our custom covers and bags are manufactured to the highest industry standards. Gary Manufacturing is known for our consistent quality, fast-turnaround, and excellent customer service.

 

Q: What are your capabilities?

A: We produce a variety of non-consumer, industrial-type products, including custom drop-on dust covers and padded bags to fit your exact specifications.

Q: Do you offer prototype development?

A: Yes, our production and administrative team can assist in developing prototypes.

Q: Can you reproduce a cover or bag I already have?

A: Yes, by providing a sample unit, the manufacturing process is more precise with shorter lead-times.

 Q: What materials do you offer?

A: We stock a variety of colors in our most popular nylon and vinyl materials, as well as specialty fabrics to meet your needs.

Q: Can I supply my own materials?

A: No, we work with our stock materials only.  We do not accept customer-supplied materials.

Q: Do you offer RoHS3, REACH or Prop 65 compliant materials?

A: Yes, several of our stock materials meet these criteria.

Q: Do you have MOQs?

A: Yes, depending on the custom item, minimums can be from 12-48 units.

Q: What is your process for production?

A: Our standard process is to create a sample unit and then produce a full order once the fit is approved.

Q: How long does it take to produce a sample unit?

A: Sample units take about 5-10 working days for production.

Q: How long does it take for a production run?

A: Production runs take about 4-6 weeks; add 2 more for logo branding.

Q: Do you offer logo branding?

A: Yes, we offer Embroidery, Silk-Screen Printing, or UV Direct Printing.

Q: What are your artwork file requirements?

A: Art files must be submitted in vector format with size and colors specified.

Q: Do you retain patterns and art files for future orders?

A: Yes, all files are kept secure at our factory in National City.

Q: Do you have stock of pre-made covers or bags?

A: No, all custom projects are made-to-order.

 

Call us at 1-800-775-0804 or email sales@garymanufacturing.com for a free quote today!

Why a Fabric Washer/Dryer Cover is Better Than Plastic

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This might be the most useless information in the history of the web, but today I want to address a question related to Washer and Dryer Covers that we get ALL THE TIME.

The situation goes something like this: a person has run out of room at their house, or they just moved to a smaller place, and their washer and dryer no longer fit inside, so they have to put them outside. Naturally, to protect their appliances, they want to put a cover on them.

First, let me say, the best place to put your washer or dryer is under an overhang, or someplace they will get a little protection. Both the rain and the sun are very damaging! If you do not have an overhang, consider getting a big tarp, or an umbrella because you really need to protect them.

So here’s what people ask us: do you have a completely waterproof cover? First, the only fabric that is waterproof, and will withstand baking in the sun is Sunbrella which was developed for the marine industry. Due to its properties, it’s incredibly expensive. (If we thought there was a market for $100 covers, we’d probably develop them. If you would pay this, please let us know, and we will.) Second, because covers are stitched, there are tiny holes in the seams, so nothing is going to be waterproof, unless there is a type of lining within the seam.

But, because people need a reasonable solution at a reasonable price, what we recommend is our Cotton Duck Washing Machine cover. Cotton duck fabric is thick, and absorbent. This means when the morning dew arrives, and your appliance gets wet, the cotton fiber will naturally absorb the moisture, drawing it away from the metal. This is a good thing! Plastic, on the other hand, will not absorb the moisture, and will actually keep the condensation on the appliance longer, making it harder for the appliance to dry. Further, in a heavy downpour, or snow, neither plastic nor duck is going to do any good. (This is why you need the umbrella, or the big tarp!)

But, despite our dislike for plastic washer dryer covers, we do make them, HOWEVER, we recommend them as dust covers only, for situations where people have their washing machines in a garage, or laundry room. We do not recommend them for outdoor use because they will not protect against the dew.

So, evaluate whether you are putting them outside, or just in another room, and whether you need dew protection (cotton duck fabric!) or just dust protection (plastic ok). And, although our covers are good, an umbrella and/or a tarp over the whole thing, is even better!

Ok, maybe this wasn’t so useless after all, especially if it solved your problem.

Need more information on all the products we can manufacture? Call us, we’re happy to help. Toll-free: 1-800-775-0804 or email us: sales@garymanufacturing.com