A New Arrival to the IB Designs, USA Family

Bravo Zulu Award Print, Nautical, signal flags

t’s been a while in the making, but we’re excited to introduce the newest member to our family:

BRAVO-ZULU (BZ) Presentation-Quality Color Print

We previously offered a fabric flag vertical banner with the letter B (Bravo) and Z (Zulu). These two flags are a sort of “well done” acknowledgement in the maritime services. Then we realized how much time it took to make the flags, while at the same time some of our customers wanted to order quantities. We did a lot of ponderatin’, thinkinating, contemplatin’, cogitatin’, bamboozlizin’ and meditating.

Then we came up with a photo-realistic, 3D image of the two flags and saw we could do some really cool things with it! Our next problem was how to get it from our imagination into the real world, onto the Web site and available for purchase. At last, we figured it all out.

The new Bravo Zulu is:
An 8×10″ quality color print on 32-lb laser paper,
Ready to frame in whatever frame or matting you’d like (frames are not included),
Carries a much lower price than our fabric ladder flags.

Additionally, each BZ print comes with its own custom-designed gift card and envelope, featuring a crest we designed with a gold banner proclaiming “BRAVO ZULU.” The card opens to a simple message stating, “BRAVO ZULU, Well Done!”

bz signal flag,nautical.navy

Craig designed this and the quality is excellent. This is just the beginning, and we intend to introduce other high-quality 3D paper signal flags in various sizes and banners in the future. We’re thinking of 1-click-to-buy banners that spell out various events like: “Happy Birthday,” “Just Married,” “Congratulations,” “Welcome Home,” and so forth.

The paper-letter signal flags will be DYI, where you order the flags and cut them out to string together. I’ll have more about them as we get closer to finishing them. The BZ award is an example of what we also can offer as “portrait” flags, all suitable for framing. The individual letters we’re thinking would be wall size, about 8×10 and then smaller versions. For example, we hope to produce “stick flags,” about 4×5″ that you cut out and fold to wrap around a typical skewer. The result could be part of a floral arrangement or hung on string instead as a decoration.

Several years ago, we saw a post from Martha Stewart that went on about putting small signal flags on toothpicks for cakes. Oddly enough, she had no connection to where anyone could buy some of these! So we decided we should be the ones making them! Those could even go on Christmas trees as a sort of garland. Fun, right? But of course!

We’re also able to do things with paper that we simply can’t do with fabric. We’re thinking of “repeater” flags, and things like pirate flags for birthday parties with a nautical theme. Another problem has been number pennants, which we do make in fabric but they’re cumbersome. With numbers in “stick flag” size, we could offer things like “Happy New Year 20-##” at a much more affordable price.

It’s an exciting time, but Holy Cow!…there’s a lot involved! At the moment, we’re redesigning the Web site, so keep an eye out for Breaking News!

Check out our BZ page to see the images and to order.

bravo zulu,signal flag, nautical, award print

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17 thoughts on “A New Arrival to the IB Designs, USA Family

  1. Wow! You and Craig have certainly been busy. Craig’s BZ design is really good and one can see that it is of high quality. I love this whole new idea and I wish you great success with it. BRAVO ZULU to both of you for a job well done!

  2. I was on my phone replying last night. It is a PIA. Craig’s designs and your plans are brilliant, absolutely brilliant. When I saw what he created my eyes fell out of my head. Your creations are mind blowing, Kathy! Hold on for I have a feeling you two are about to step on the ride of your Life!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

  3. You just made our day! I love it and hope your right about the ride of our life. Sales have really been down this past year but on the other hand it’s given us time to get organized here. Also on the other comment I put in my email if you ever need it. After you read it could you edit it out of the comment? Love you and sending Huge Hugs ❤

  4. Comment has been deleted. Now I go put your addy in my email book. As you can see, I’ve been nutso busy. Thank you for reminding me of your email address. I have been meaning to make sure I have it. Now I do. 🙂 See how things work out? ❤ ❤ ❤

  5. Thanks so much, Amy and also have you added to my address book, now. I have been meaning to give you my email and somehow got too busy. Quiet day here. Your right that things do work out! Love, Kathy

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