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4 6 G R A P H I C S P R O • O C T O B E R 2 0 2 2 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M BOARDS is category has quite a few sub-cat- egories. Here, we are basically talking about a wooden board of varying thick- ness, which will get a different name solely through its application. I have encountered engraved wooden boards as ring binder or photo album covers as well as several applications in the hospitality industry: menu covers or clip boards that hold your credit card slip upon check out, usually with the restau- rant logo engraved. During the past several years we have experienced an explosion of micro-brew- eries in our area, and all of them offer beer samplers on a special board called flight board. is is also true for wine or liquor companies. Of course, any board can be fashioned into a plaque or picture frame, but that is a similar application as we know from our glass products, and I wanted to focus on different products. Last but not least we should not forget the most basic application of a person- alized board – the cutting board. Every kitchen has one, so why not decorate it with designs and/or name of the proud chef. is item could easily belong in my next group. KITCHEN UTENSILS ere is a plethora of items that can be mentioned in this category, and I am pretty sure I will not be able to list all of them but at least the more com- mon ones. e above-mentioned cutting boards would belong here and then there are several other items like spatulas of all shapes and sizes, wooden salad/fruit bowls, salt and pepper shakers, napkin holders, cookie molds, and the latest gag – rolling pins. When you research wood products you will see many of these items and it is not difficult to find a supplier. TOYS AND GAMES Even though to some they may seem like things of the past, there are a variety of toys that enjoy renewed popularity. From building blocks, alphabet blocks, trains, trucks, spinning tops and yo-yos, there are also several traditional games that (Image courtesy Gavel Co) (Image courtesy Epilog) (Image courtesy PGC) (Image courtesy Epilog) (Image courtesy Epilog) (Image courtesy JDS Industries)

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