Wind Spinner FAQs
Q: Where are Iron Stop® wind spinners made?
A: All of Iron Stop®'s wind spinners are proudly made in the USA.
Q: Will my wind spinner fade if I leave it outside?
A: Iron Stop® spinners utilize state-of-the-art FujiFilm ink that includes UV protection to maintain its brilliance longer.
Q: Is this the same wind spinner others offer?
A: No, this is a one-of- a-kind, exclusive copyrighted design available only from Iron Stop®.
Q: What if there isn't any wind? How will my wind spinner work?
A: You can purchase an Iron Stop® battery- or solar-powered motor that automatically spins your wind spinner for you.
Q: What type of metal is used to make the spinners?
A: The wind spinners are made of heavy, 20 gauge, cold rolled steel.
Q: Does the gloss coating offer any special ingredients or protection?
A: The gloss coating on Iron Stop®'s wind spinners is an enamel powder coat. The powder is sprayed on and then the products are run through an oven that melts the powder into the gloss coat. It effectively seals the steel to make it rust resistant. The powder coat used also contains glitter to make the products sparkle even more in the light.
Q: What is the process when beginning a new design?
A: Iron Stop®'s wind spinners are hand-sketched, copyrighted, one- of-a-kind designs. They start the old-fashioned way with a pencil and paper. The design is sketched on paper to get a rough idea of what they want designed and how the piece will look. Once they get the basic shape figured out they scan the sketch and redraw it on the computer using special software. Once it is where they want it they send the file to a laser programmer to have a sample made. After they get the sample back and make any necessary adjustments they then proceed to designing the graphics.
Q: What exactly is lenticular?
A: Lenticular images are digital files that have been specially prepared and then printed on a lens material. This material is a special plastic made up of lenticules, hence the name lenticular printing. The image, viewed through the lenticules, appears to move as it is turned creating dramatic animation or depth.
Q: What's the difference between lenticulars and holograms?
A: Holograms are usually monochromatic (one color) and need to be lit perfectly in order to be seen. Lenticular is a printing process; it does not need special lighting in order to look its best and does not scratch.