I am always looking for different ways of customizing my devices, whether it be a case, stickers, and so on. I was introduced to a company called Emblm, last year. Emblm is a company that specializes in customizing devices, more specifically the battery doors on said devices. Back in August of 2012 we reviewed the custom battery door with the NerdBerry logo on it for the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930. Since then Emblm has jumped leaps and bounds over what they were when they started out. What do I mean by that? Well, the original battery door for the Bold 9900/9930 we reviewed had the NFC antenna on it but because of the coatings that were being used on the door it did not function, this has since changed and NFC is fully functioning on the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930. With that said Emblm has sent us a fully customized battery door for the BlackBerry Z10 (we are hoping we can get a Z30 door next ) with the NerdBerry logo.
As you can see in the above image Emblm has produced their very own retail packaging, This packaging is very different from what we originally saw with the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 battery door. The original packaging was a cardboard box with high density foam that was custom cut to fit the Bold battery door we received, so it was a pleasant surprise to see the retail packaging.
Emblm’s technology offers a scratch resistant finish that seems not to go away. This finish is a proprietary coating, that wont fade or scratch. It is this technology that offers a three layer process:
- Post-coat – Emblm’s post-coating system applies a transparent, glossy layer that polishes the graphic and provides a protective, scratch resistant shield. Unfortunately, a coated back plate will not protect your device from drops and falls, but it will protect your Emblm from scratching or fading.
- Print – Once parts have been coated, Emblm uses specialized equipment to print high resolution graphics. Similar to other printing solutions, the quality of the graphic depends on the quality of the image file. Check out the FAQ for image requirements.
- Pre-coat – Not all devices have the same surface and that can be challenging to print on. Emblm developed a pre-coating system prepares almost any stock device back door to optimise inkabsorbtion.
Emblm has perfected this very process in to a stunning image appearing on the batter door, as you will see in the images and video on this article.
With Emblm’s newly redesigned website ordering is a breeze. You can choose from one of their designs or up load your own image using their designer tool right from your browser. This designer tool makes the possibilities endless for customization of your battery door. We have even uploaded the NerdBerry Guy as we call him so you can make your very own NerdBerry custom door.
Overall the ability to customize your device at a low cost of $49.99 is great! You can personalize it to fit just who you are or what your brand maybe. One of the best ways to show off your brand is to supply your employees with a custom battery door showing off your brand! This is a very inexpensive way to market your company.
Emblm has supplied us with a coupon code you can use to save 15% off your battery door order!! Use code “NB15OFF” during the checkout. The 15% off has no limit to the quantity of battery doors you order ans is valid until January 31st 2014. We also teamed up with Emblm to offer you your very own custom NerdBerry battery door! All you have to do is visit https://www.emblm.ca/designer/ and chose your device and then click “Select an image from the gallery. You can order your very own custom battery door for the BlackBerry Z10, Z30, Q10, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4, by visiting www.emblm.ca.
Let us know what you think about Emblm in the comments. And if you pick up your own batter door email us a photo and we will be sure to share it with our readers.