How to have your own custom kite made
Have you ever thought of using the large sail area of a kite for advertising space, or have you ever thought that you would like a different design that comes with your favorite kite? A custom kite has many uses and is both quick and easy to achieve and not overly expensive.
At Ozone we have our own dynamic factory in Vietnam and can easily slot a custom kite into the production line. We can customize an existing and tested design of kite to your specifications. Just choose the style of kite from our RANGE that you would like to use, find out what colours you can have by looking at the standard options and then think about where you would like to place your design or company logo. Then send in your design and the images to your local distributor and let us get back to you with a quote. If you like the quote then we will go ahead with the manufacture and normally within 2 weeks you will have the kite in your hands.
Here is an example from a fantastic natural refresher drink called Dwarf8, from Switzerland but based in the kite mecca of Europe, Tarifa, where best to have a custom kite? They ordered a custom kite in all white sail with the logo sewn on. More examples can also be seen in our Media Gallery.
First the owner of Dwarf8 sent in this simple design
Then we laid it over a kite for his approval
Then he sent us the Illustrator (.ai) file of the logo and we sent him a quote for the kite, in this case it was 350€ on top of the price of the kite, which was agreed by the local distributor. The price was OK for him so we got to work. Here are some photos and an explanation of the process.
Cutting the panels for the sail cloth out of all white Teijin Ripstop
Cutting the dacron leading edge and struts.
Sticking some reinforcement to the sewn sail panels
Sewing the sail
Zigzagging the Dacron reinforcements
Zigzagging the triangles
Putting on the webbing to hold the struts.
Checking the sail before the logo is put on.
Drawing on the sail around the printed plan
Sticking on the Dwarfs massive nose!
His funky cloak
Then starting to stitch
A little more
The logo is stitched too.
Once the logo is on the material the struts and leading edge can be made and attached to the sail.
Sewing the strut panels
Putting the reinforcements into the struts.
Sewing the zip in the LE
Reinforcing the LE
Zigging the tabs on.
Attaching the strut to the sail
Zigging the foam on
Putting the bladders on the 4 hour test bench.
Once all assembled then the final results look like this…