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Monthly Archives: January 2019

  • Photography Made Easy: How to Use Magnets to Attach Gels to Lights

    magnets and photography

    If you’re into photography, whether it’s as a hobby or your career, you know how important it is to get the perfect lighting. Color gels (or lighting gels, color filters, or gels as they are also called) are transparent colored material used to aid in color correction and lighting. While useful—and fairly simple to execute—you may find that once you find the right color for your shot, attaching the gels can be tricky. Below we share the common problem of attachment that photographers face when first starting out with color gel photography, as well as how it can be resolved with magnets.

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  • The Mystery and Fun of Magnet Fishing

    Magnet fishing

    We tend to think of litter as trash left out on the street, painfully close to the garbage can, but not quite inside of it. But what about the metal items lost or thrown into streams, canals, and oceans? One family from Hall Lane in Tipton, U.K. has made a hobby of “magnet fishing” for underwater litter. As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and you never know just what you’ll find at the depths of your local canal.

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  • Uses for Magnets in an Office Setting

    Magnets in the Office

    At Apex, our magnets aren’t just used for industrial manufacturing! We receive a high amount of inquiries from potential clients about custom magnets that can be used in their offices. In the office setting, magnets are a highly useful item that can provide great benefits to the day-to-day production of your corporation. Below, we’ll detail five of the most popular magnetic products for the office environment and explain how to apply them (with order links to our website)!

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  • DIY Polaroid-Style Magnets

    DIY Polaroid Magnets

    Having pictures of your friends, family, pets, favorite places, or anything your heart desires in view will leave you feeling amazing. This DIY craft will transform your images into polaroid inspired magnets you can stick on your fridge, inspiration boards, desk cabinets -- you name it! If you have a Polaroid camera already, you can skip the first two steps and paste your already printed out polaroids onto the foam!  

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  • Magnets in Sign Production

    Magnets in Sign Production

    In the past, we’ve discussed the important role of magnetics you’ll find on car advertisements, public transit buses, mouse pads, refrigerator magnets and more. But it doesn’t end there. Actually, signs begin with magnets; meaning during the production process.  Efficient sign-making can be done with tools that are powered by magnets. If you’re in the signage industry, these three magnet options can help you in the production process.

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