- Above are samples of our Custom Branded and
Personalized Logo House Keys -
Custom Printed Logo House Keys
are customized key blanks for promotional use with your logo and/or
contact info printed directly onto the personalized key head, our custom
logo keys are an extremely effective advertising &
with a low minimum order of only 100 keys and with a starting price of
under $2.50ea, we suggest you start advertising with some of these
printed keys today.
logo house keys are available to retailers and promotional products
distributors worldwide. Klinky printed custom logo keys have sold in the
millions since our inception almost a decade ago. Klinky Inc. has
manufactured these custom, promotional, and novelty house keys for clients all over the
world, including top realtors and real estate company house keys, home
builder promotional house keys, keys for mortgage brokers, title
companies and banks, as well as printed keys for thousands of other business. Our custom
key blanks are made from the highest of quality nickel plated brass.
Custom Keys are sold primarily by ASI distributors, PPAI distributors,
SAGE distributors and other promotional product companies. If you
would like to order custom logo keys for your business, please contact
us and we will put you in touch with your nearest Klinky Keys
distributor in your area. CustomKeys are available in the Kwikset house key and the
Schlage house key. We also have the capability of manufacturing custom
promotional keys in other keyways, and have available a winner key lock
Winning Key LockBox Program
Why customize a house key?
A house key is used several times every day, is kept on average for nine
years, and is always with its owner everywhere they go. Your imprint
receives thousands of impressions, for years.
- Our custom keys do not scratch or
fade over time -
- Our promotional winning key lock box program with
matching winner keys attracts customers to your event -
A Brief History
of Keys & Key Blanks
Keeping property safe and secure has been a preoccupation of mankind
since the dawn of civilization. The ancient Egyptians, over 3500 years
ago, used bolts with wooden pegs and bars in a system not at all unlike
our modern pin and tumbler locks, so there is an argument for saying
that not a lot separates their achievements from those of Linus Yale in
the mid - 19th century.
However, though many of the basic designs of lock may be recognizable
throughout history, a great deal of change took place in the craft and
workmanship of those designs that reflects our own industrial history.
The Romans were as accomplished as locksmiths as they were in many other
spheres. Working in iron and bronze, with some amazing decorative
padlocks depicting birds and beasts, they tended to concentrate on
'warded' locks, where so-called wards or obstructions prevent any but
the right key from being inserted. These differed from the Egyptian
pin-tumbler style, which remained undeveloped for many centuries to
The Middle Ages really do little more than chart the developing
complexity of warded locks, which became so intricate and extravagant in
their workmanship that each craftsman would vie with the next to produce
more decoration and figurative design. So, while these years saw the
development of locksmithing as creative art form, very little was done
to improve the products mechanically.
It was not until 1778 that Robert Barron, returning to the Egyptian
tumbler principle, produced his double acting lever lock, which gave
rise to the later improvements of Joseph Bramah and Jeremiah Chubb. In
the following century the English market, celebrating the 1851 Great
Exhibition, was alarmed by an American lockmaker, Hobbs, who claimed to
be able to pick any lock in Britain - a boast that he went on the
fulfill. This was a severe blow to the pride of the security-conscious
Victorians, who set about lock-making with a new vigour. However, it is
to two Americans, Linus Yale Snr. And Jnr., that the credit must go for
developing the ultimate answer the cylinder lock. Not only was this
lock, based on Egyptian pin-tumbler principles, much more secure than
any predecessor, but it was also cheap to manufacture in quantity. Yale
Snr. Produced a round-pin lock, but his son perfected the device further
in 1861-5 with a flat-pin design that was ideal for mass-production.
Since that time, not much has been done to the traditional lock and key.
During the turn of the century, suppliers within the lock smith industry
including ourselves introduced decorative novelty keys with a twist
unseen in the marketplace. Giving keys a personality became the thing to
do. Manufacturers rushed to produce keys with painted images on them, or
with decorative designs, lights to clear a path in the dark, bottle
openers that come in handy, a built in lighter on a house key, magnets
to stick a key somewhere convenient, keys with sports team logos and
cartoon character designs on them including NBA keys, NFL keys, NHL
keys, MLB keys, Nascar keys for the driving enthusiast, and a host of
other licensed key designs such as Disney keys, Looney Tunes, Warner
Bros., Garfield, Sesame Street keys, and many many other innovations in
the key blank category. The future will bring about many more new
designs painted and imprinted and molded onto keys, along with
technological advancements in the form of added security and convenience
in opening a lock, while still making it fashionable to carry your key.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Interested in finding out pricing for our custom house keys? Click here
to discover costs for your customized keys depending on your artwork
- Browse through these informative case studies for
ideas on how custom keys can be integrated into your next marketing
campaign. Case Study #1,
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Case Study #3,
Case Study #4,
Case Study #5,
Case Study #6.
Winning Key LockBox Program
- Learn about our widely successful Winner Key
promotion! Choose this key promotion and we will pre-cut your branded
keys to match and/or not match the door lock on a prize box we provide.
Invite customers to try and open the box and win the prize(s) inside. We
will cut as many "Winner" keys as you like, and cut the rest as
- Are you interested in purchasing keys for your
retail outlet? Visit our retail page to learn how to order Klinky Keys
- Have questions about what type of artwork we can
print on your personalized keys? Visit our artwork requirements page for more
information on how to customize and decorate your Klinky keys.
- Our Frequently Asked Questions page
includes information on order turnaround time, shipping methods, and
lots of other useful information for your custom printed key order.
- Learn about how we started this little company
years ago and how it grew into the leader in customized keys and key
accessories. We are proud of our beginnings and invite you to learn
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