This is the first post in a series of weekly giveaways sponsored by DecalGirl.com here on BlogKindle. In each post Bill will share something about the company or Kindle skin designs that they create. Each post comes with a chance to win a free Kindle skin of your choice. The giveaway works in a very simple way: click on the twitter button on the left to retweet this post and follow @BlogKindle so that I can send you a personal message on twitter with redemption code in case you win. Winner will be randomly chosen next Friday and announced in the next post. So keep an eye on the blog and your twitter inbox…
And with this introduction I hand the pen over to Bill from DecalGirl….
Not too long ago, in a galaxy close to home, there was a young, recently married couple who both loved cars and who had an idea: “Let’s make full color decals for cars!” they said. After buying the printing equipment they needed, they set about creating and marketing their designs, and DecalGirl was born. As the car decal business gathered steam and began to turn a profit, they realized that their idea could be applied to other items as well, and they began to offer removable full color printed “skins” for electronic devices.
Jump ahead to 2011. DecalGirl has grown from a basement operation with a staff of 2 to a company that employs over 30 people and operates out of a 19,000 square foot facility near the booming metropolis of Milton, Delaware. (I made the “booming metropolis” part up. Milton is a quiet little town of about 2500 near the Delaware beach resorts.) DecalGirl products are 100% produced onsite in the United States from top quality materials, and feature some of the lowest prices in the skin industry. DecalGirl offers skins featuring the artwork of over 80 artists from around the world; everything from the SoCal surf culture inspired art of Chuck Trunks to the nature art of Antonia Neshev, and everything in between. New designs are added every week, so there is always something fresh to choose from. DecalGirl currently offers over 2200 designs.
DecalGirl was the first and original company to develop removable, residue free full color skins to adhere to both small and large personal electronic devices. As the years have passed and devices have changed, DecalGirl has kept up with the times, regularly adding skins for new devices as they become available. A bonus feature of DecalGirl skins is free wallpaper. If your device has a screen that supports it, you can download a free wallpaper file that matches your skin.
When you visit the DecalGirl site, you will find a variety of ways to shop for skins for your device. You can browse what’s currently available for your device, or if you don’t see something you like, you can shop by design, where you can see all the available designs for all supported devices. If you have a favorite artist, you can also shop by viewing that artist’s gallery page.
Here’s the beauty of shopping at DecalGirl.com. Suppose you see a skin that you like, but it’s not listed on the page for your device. DecalGirl will create a skin for you with that design, so you are never limited to the skins that are displayed on the page for a particular device. Custom skins take an extra day or two to produce, but it’s well worth the wait to get exactly the skin that you want. All skins offer the option of a standard high-gloss coating, or a matte/satin finish. (The matte/satin finish is slightly higher in price.) You can also customize your skin by adding text, or by having the color adjusted for an additional fee.
Over the next few weeks we are going to share some information about DecalGirl skins on this blog. We’ll take a look at a variety of designs, profile some of our artists and share their work with you, and help you find skins for your Kindle or other devices. Most importantly, we’ll give you a weekly chance to win a free DecalGirl skin! Click on the photos here for a preview of a couple of our Kindle skins.