Appropriate for National Doctors Day, a Maglite Engraved with the Hospital Logo

March 30 is National Doctors Day in the U.S. A good way to celebrate, is for all

Maglites Engraved for Doctors
Maglites Engraved for Doctors

hospitals to give the doctors an M3A AAA Mini Maglite engraved with their logo on the barrel. This slender flashlight has a pocket clip, so it is always available. It uses two AAA batteries, so it doesn’t take up much space. The power is in the packaging, and this gift comes in a hinged, firm plastic gift box. It is sure to be a hit.

The Biggest Problems with Tally Books, and Solutions

Tally Book Problems (and solutions)
Tally Book Problems (and Solutions)

Tally Books are a necessity for field workers who need to make frequent notes. Usually these books are well suited for the job, but here are some problems that can occur, with solutions.

  1. The book is too big, or too small. They come in 2 sizes. 8 5/16″ x 3 3/8″ closed, and 6″ x 3 3/8″ closed. Those 2 sizes should accommodate everyone’s needs.
  2. The book doesn’t lay flat. It wants to close when I am writing in it. Try the spiral

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    bound version. This one will lay flat when open.

  3. I can’t always find my pen. You can order your books with a pen loop, so your pen is always handy.
  4. My book gets water-logged when it rains. The vinyl cover prevents most of that. You might try keeping it in a zip lock freezer bag. Or try the new “stone pad”, which is water resistant.
  5. I lost my tally book. Sorry, we can’t help on that problem. Your data is irreplaceable, so we feel bad for your loss.
  6. I don’t like the color of the vinyl cover. The vinyl comes in many colors. Next time, you can order a different color.

Pipe Diameter Tape Measure CONTEST for Pi Day 2022


Pipe diameter tape measure on National Pi Day
National Pi Day in the USA (Monday March 14, 2022)

What does a pipe diameter tape measure have to do with Pi Day? It’s a tape that you wrap around a pipe (the circumference), and it reads out the diameter for you. You don’t need to divide by pi (3.14159). It’s a simple but amazing tool for those that work with pipelines in oilfields and gas fields. Even arborists use them to measure the diameter of a tree trunk.

What does a “pie” have to do with this? 2 reasons. First, the two words sound the same. Second, pies are round, which is the appropriate shape when you are comparing circumferences and diameters.

So, enjoy the day by eating your favorite pie.

And now for the CONTEST:

What famous scientist was born on Pi Day?

The first person that leaves a comment here, with the correct name, will receive a FREE Diameter Tape in the mail. (Continental US only). Don’t leave your address, for security reasons. I’ll contact you privately for that information.

Latest News on the Lufkin Diameter Tape Measure Shortage

Lufkin Diameter Tape Measures are In Sight.
Lufkin Diameter Tape Measures are In Sight.

Since December 1, 2021, the Lufkin Diameter Tape Measure has disappeared from all retail shelves. Why? I am guessing it is because of the widespread supply chain issues. Every industry has been affected by this problem in 2021. The procurement of steel has been a problem, according to “Cheddar News” on October 18, 2021. The price of steel has also gone up.

The good news is here:

We expect to receive inventory of the Lufkin Diameter Tape Measure in April 2022. We plan to fill the back orders that have piled up since December soon. There are Chinese diameter tapes available now, but many customers would rather wait for the beloved Lufkin tapes.

Lufkin Diameter Tape Measure
Lufkin Diameter Tape Measure

How to Get Maglites Engraved with Your Corporate Logo

The popularity of Maglites is immense worldwide. The reputation of Maglites has

Giving a Maglite Engraved With Your Logo
Giving a Maglite Engraved With Your Logo

developed because of their consistent high quality, and continual introduction of new ideas. So if you own a business and want to give away a Maglite engraved with your logo, here are some basic steps.

  • Decide which one you want. That depends on size and price.
  • Pick an online distributor that can answer all your questions.
  • Pick a color
  • Choose a gift set, which includes a pocket knife or Leatherman tool, or choose just a Maglite in a plastic case.
  • Submit your corporate logo in vector format. (eps, ai files, and sometimes pdf files are in vector format.) You won’t be able to open those first two files, but the engraver can. The laser engraving machine needs vector art.
  • Ask for an email proof, which is usually free, before your order is put into production.
  • Enjoy passing out your Maglites (Maglights) to your favorite customers, and to all your employees.

    M2A Mini Maglite Engraved
    M2A Mini Maglite Engraved