NORTH PALM BEACH – Love you car so much you want to see it first thing every morning and right before you go to bed?
Put it on a cup! It’s easy and Florida Fine Cars met just the guy to do it.
Whether your favorite ride is a Volkswagen, a Mercedes or Peugeot, Paul Maggard can hook you up!
Florida Fine Cars checked out this new vendor at a recent Cars and Coffee Palm Beach. Here’s what we found out!
- Off the Wall Tees N More can put your favorite car logo on a cup for about $12.50. A custom cup designed with a special photos may run you anywhere from $15 to $19.
- The business is owned by Paul Maggard, who attended his first Cars and Coffee Palm Beach in March. His booth drew lots of queries from car enthusiasts who were looking for their favorite makes and models. He’s been in the business for about seven years, the past three in Margate, FL.
- Maggard can put anything car-related onto just about anything — cups, coasters, bar blades, puzzles and awards trophies. And he does it with a smile.
- He believes his custom and promotional items turn out better because he offers personalized service that chain stores or mail order services don’t.
Here’s what Paul had to say about customizing cups for his customers:
“I like the personal touch where you can talk to someone and throw suggestions at them. And if it’s not a clear picture forget about it. If you’ve given me a bad picture you are going to get a bad picture back,” he noted.
What Do Customers Want? Merchandise Personalized With Their Favorite Cars
“A lot of people were coming up to me and asking if I had anything with Mopar, Chevy, Ford, Lamborghini. A lot them wanted a certain kind of car — a Mopar sign or a Ford Motor sign,” Paul added.
“It’s basically something that really stands out with their brand. I have images for Bugattis and Ferraris and Bentleys for different kinds of shows. There is such a variety of cars out there,” Paul said. “A lot of people came by and asked for a variety of different things. Oil cans — they were on coffee mugs. The old STP. I took those images and put them onto the mugs. Old-school hot rod guys like those.”
He’s also hoping to create some kind of kids’ corner for all the children that attend Cars and Coffee.
“It’s a really family oriented show. I could set something up,” he said.
“You name it, I can do it — there is not much out there that I can’t do,” Paul noted. He recently designed a sun-rated custom sleeve for a Jeep owner who wanted to protect his left arm, which he often hung out of his hard-top Jeep,
The sleeve was made from polyester fabric with an image of a Jeep similar to the one the man drove. It’s also popular to put images on the drink holders in of cars. And lots of other practical items you can use.
“How I really to into this business is that I had my own characters, The Galaxy Travelers, and wondered how I might get these guy out in front of the public. I come from a construction background and wanted something a little bit lighter.”
Paul met a guy who made promotional items and convinced him it was time to make a change.
“When I started designing items, it made me happy, it was exciting,” Paul recalled. “I was good at building and doing remodeling but it had become just a job — there was no excitement in it.”
“I like the emotions this produces in other people. A guy recently picked up a mug with a Harley Davidson on it and said, ‘Wow, this is fantastic. I love this.’”
And that’s why Paul does what he does.
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