Cornhole Boards

Custom Cornhole Boards vs Stock Cornhole Boards: Which is Best?

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Do you wish you could apply any graphic you wanted on a set of cornhole boards? What if I told you, you can?

Literally, you can treat a cornhole board as a blank canvas. You are only bound by the limitations of your imagination. Honestly, the first thing anyone notices or comments on when discussing the popular backyard and tailgating game is what the cornhole boards look like. The board’s look and style is almost as important to people as the quality of the equipment that the game is being played on.

People have made a wide array of custom designs over the years. As a person who has been a part of the creative process for over 5 years now, I get to see almost every design that comes through the art department at Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company.

I get an opportunity to compare custom designs against our stock designs and what the main differences are.

From a production standpoint, stock designs get created once in the art department and then get pushed through production to where they’re marketed and sold. When it comes to custom cornhole board designs, it’s a much different process because the designs are unique to the individual. If you’re interested in learning more about the process that goes into creating custom cornhole board artwork, check out this article.

There are so many different things that inspire custom designs. Many of them are as follows:

  • Pets
  • Family Photos
  • Favorite Sports Team Colors
  • Wedding Gifts
  • Anniversaries
  • Graduations
  • Funny Quotes

The face of a cornhole board is like a billboard, waiting to be covered with whatever you could possibly imagine; that is however, if you decide that a custom board is the way to go when purchasing a cornhole board.

What are the Main Differences Between Custom Cornhole Boards and Stock Cornhole Boards?

Do you want unique artwork that stands out or mixes in with the crowd? Custom cornhole boards are so unique to the individual. Generally the differences are cost, art approval process, and production time.

Check out his blog article on what effects the cost of various cornhole board sets.  Read here.

Typically the cost of a cornhole board doesn’t change because you choose to add your own custom flare to the designs, it’s the art process and production of the set itself that adds the cost. Perfect example is Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company. A stock set of regulation size cornhole boards cost $199.99. When you decide to go custom, you are charged an additional $50. This is basically an art charge.

The boards are no different, but what happens is the art department has to turn your idea into a print ready piece of digital art.

Included in this custom experience is the ability to express your ideas, and then in turn make any revisions you need to the original piece of art. Let’s face it, very rarely can an artist portray exactly what you want with their first attempt.

Once you have approved the art, then the art files are transferred to the production department. There are definitely some difference here in regards to stock vs custom from a business standpoint.

When producing stock products, there is one design and it gets reproduced many times at once, let’s say 500 boards. From a business standpoint you can keep the cost of labor down by setting up a well oiled production line where everyone involved contributes to the process and many products get produced in a timely manner.

When it comes to custom cornhole boards, you are literally breaking the production line down to get one product out. If you have to produce 500 pieces that are the same or 500 pieces that are all unique, which do you think would be easier?

Because of this, it usually takes a bit longer to get your boards done after the approval process because the production crew must find time to break in from normal production to get your custom set out.

Are Custom Cornhole Boards Worth It?

Many people have asked me over the years, “Is it worth paying the extra money to get a custom set of cornhole boards?” And I always seem to give the politically correct answer… “It just depends.”

I know, boring right, but true. It just depends on your situation. If none of the following questions are an issue then I say definitely go custom:

  • Does the extra cost of $50 bother you?
  • Do you have time to go through the art approval process and longer production time?
  • Do you have time to speak with our graphic department to explain what you are looking for?

The great thing about stock designs is that you can order them and the turn around time is immediate. Heck, if you were to walk in to Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company retail store you can buy a set a boards and walk out with them on the spot. If being unique is the most important thing to you then custom is your only option and I highly recommend that you go that route.

Stickers or paint or printed boards:  What a world of difference.  Read here!

 

  
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Danny Evans

Danny Evans

First I'm a husband to my beautiful wife and a father of 3 amazing children. Nothing in my life comes before my family. As long as everyone is good at home I'm a driven marketing and sales person who absolutely loves my profession and is passionate about everything I do. I've been in this industry as a professional for over 5 years and I've been a professional tailgater ever since I can remember :)


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