FAQ's on Powder Coated YETI

2015, 2016 & 2017 - Without a doubt, YETI was the cup of choice. The coveted holy grail of drink ware -- whether you are a outdoor enthusiast backpacking across the tundra or a regular drinker of a good cup of Joe on the way to work. If you were lucky enough to find yourself the owner of a YETI, you now realize there was a hole in your life that you didn't know exsisted before. But its ok, because now it is fulfilled. *sip, sip, ahhh*

BUT... Herein lies the problem:

1) Now everyone has the same cup!... Which YETI is yours? You put yours where? Is this my YETI?

and

2) Because of the high dollar price tag and the high demand, thieves are doing what they do best. boo. Generic, blank cups are easy to make "disappear". 

HAVE NO FEAR:
At Engrave It Houston, we can help you solve both issues. 
We are the YETI personalization experts! And one of the most popular ways to customize a Yeti is powder coating.

 

Powder coating - Adding a little color to the world, one cup at a time! Hopefully these quick FAQs will help answer any questions your have. If you have any other questions, you can always give us a call.

YETI Power Coating FAQs:

  • What is Powder coating?
  • What makes the powder "stick" to the YETI?
  • What does "baking" have to do with it?
  • Is It Environmentally Friendly?
  • Is it safe to drink from?
  • Can I put it in the dishwasher?
  • How Durable Is It?
  • How durable is the powder coating and what types are there?
  • How many colors are there?
  • Can my YETI be multiple colors?
  • Can you do large/small quantity jobs?

What is Powder coating?
Answer: Powder coating is an exciting advanced method of applying a decorative and protective finish to your YETI cup. We use a clean, and efficient electrostatic powder coating process that relies on the attraction between charged particles that are fused and melt together when heated. The heat of the oven causes a chemical reaction to occur and the powder to cure, creating a highly durable finish. Further, powder coating does not require the use of harmful chemicals.  

What makes the powder "stick" to the YETI?
Answer: The powder is charged via an electrostatic process. This causes the powder to cling to the metal throughout the baking process.

What does "baking" have to do with it?
Answer: After your YETI coated with powder, it is crucial to properly bake it. The heat in the oven will cause the powder to melt and form a protective sheet around your YETI.  This process gives the paint its increased durability and professional look.

Is It Environmentally Friendly?
Answer: Powder coating is recognized as an environmentally friendly process because it doesn't rely on solvents or chemical carriers. Because powder coating relies on the electrostatic charge to hold the paint to the work piece, powder coating eliminates VOC emission problems.

Is it safe to drink from?
Answer: Yes. We only powder coat the outside of your cup. Everything inside, where your beverage would touch, remains stainless steel and perfectly safe.

Can I put it in the dishwasher?
Answer: While YETI and other companies have come back to say that you can put the cups in the top rack of the dishwasher, they still reccomend handwashing is the best way to keep your cup in tip top shape. So we do too.

How Durable Is It?
Answer: Powder coatings are very resistant to cracking and peeling. The finish can scratch and be picked off like any painted on finish, but if you take care of your cup properly, your YETI should be beautiful for a very long time. 

How durable is the powder coating and what types are there?
Answer: One of the best things about powder coating is how incredibly durable and strong the powder is.  It stands up against the toughest conditions, keeping its original polished look.

How many colors are there?
Answer: The rainbow is your color pallet! Powder Coatings are available in a large variety of stock colors, metallics, and textures. We have many colors in stock here at Engrave It Houston, but if you have your heart set on a particular color that you just can't live without.... Bring your ideas to us and we'll see if we can help you out!

Can my YETI be multiple colors?
Answer: Yes and no. While we do have some creative ability with the YETI cups on powder coating, it often involves mutiple steps and processes that make it more costly to produce. Contact us if you have a specific idea of what you are wanting. Logos/pictures and text can not be produced in color.  - (Update: We can now PRINT logos and designs in full color on your YETI cup! Click here to see our gallery.)

Can you do large/small quantity jobs?
Answer: Yes! At Engrave it Houston, we do jobs of all quantities. If you just have 1 cup or if you have 5,000 cups. We'll take care of you and your cup as if it were our own.