Some of the more
popular questions regarding our
promotional carabiner keychains. We hope you
find this helpful. If you can't find
the answer to your question(s)
A carabiner keychain is made from
either metal or plastic. It's formed
into a standard or custom shape
with a pressure activated spring
loaded hinged gate. The gate allows
for quick and easy attaching to
straps and loops. For more
information please see
what's a promotional carabiner clip?
on this website.
What are the
origins of carabiner keychains?
Carabiner keychains arrived on the
scene around 1995. Carabiner
keychains or promotional carabiners
are replicas of "real" climbing
carabiners. The two main differences
are the size and load bearing
capacity. Promotional carabiners
range in size from around 5mm (mini
carabiners) to 8mm (large
promotional carabiners) and are
typically 1/2 to 2/3 the size of
real carabiners. Promotional
carabiners are also "no load
bearing" and not used for climbing.
They function to hold light items
such as keys and small tools. They
can also be used to hold other
lightweight objects. Learn more
history of carabiner keychains.
Laser engraving is a process of
creating custom marks on the surface
of metal, wood, glass and other
materials. Lasers generate a high
energy beam of light that produces a
bright white mark on the surface of
anodized aluminum carabiners. Learn
more about carabiner keychain
laser engraving methods.
promotional carabiners be engraved
on both sides?
Most promotional carabiners can be
engraved on both sides. If the "no
load bearing" stamp is on the frame
then only one side can be engraved
as is the case with our
characters can be engraved?
This will depend on the size of the
image area. The engravable image
area ranges from about 1.0" to 2.0"
or approx. 15 to 25 characters
including spaces, respectively. Most
carabiners can be engraved with up
to two lines of text alone or in
combination with a simple logo.
reproduce my logo on promotional
Yes, original designs and logos can
be reproduced. Please see
order carabiner keychains on this website for
artwork requirements for engraving.
engraving wear off?
Laser engraved marks are one of the
most durable custom imprints
available. The longevity of the mark
will be determined by the amount of
abrasion to the anodized surface of
the carabiner as the mark itself is
defined by the colored anodized
coating which surrounds it. Learn
more about promotional carabiner
Is there an
artwork set-up charge?
Yes, for most items there is a $25
artwork set-up charge. The set-up
charge is sometimes waived during
special promotions. Please check
with one of our customer service
reps for upcoming product specials
When I reorder
will there be another artwork set-up
Artwork is kept on file for two
years. After this time another
artwork set-up charge will be
incurred. Within two years there is
no artwork set-up charge if the same
artwork is being used for the
Can I assort colors within a single
Yes, colors can be assorted within
What is the minimum per color?
The minimum order per color is 25
pcs (please note our min. carabiner
is 50 pcs)
How long will it take to receive my
custom engraved carabiner keychain order?
Custom engraved orders ship in 10-15
business days (pending stock and
receipt of artwork)
What's the lead-time for blank
Blank carabiner keychains ship in
2-3 business days (pending stock)
How long will it take to have a
custom shape carabiner keychain produced?
Approximately 8 weeks. The actual
lead-time will depend on the final
design and the customer approval
Can you create
an all-over custom print from my
custom print pattern carabiners can
be produced from your original
Contact us for details.