GDMK Images Covid 19 Update May 2020

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Covid 19 Update – 24/05/2020

Please Stay Safe

Hi everyone, first things first, I hope you and your loved ones are doing ok in these testing times.

As the Covid 19 situation evolves, I want you to be aware of what we are up to and how it affects your orders.

What’s In This Update?

Heres a quick summary of where we find ourselves as May draws to a close –

  • Normal Service For Embroidered Designs
  • Interruptions to Production of Printed Products
  • Wall Art Products Temporarily Suspended
  • GDMK Images 2020 Show Season
  • New Flash Sales
  • Loco Data Panel Designs Revised and Updated
  • More Classic Military Aircraft Embroidered Designs
  • New Classic Military Vehicle Embroidered Clothing Range
  • Dambusters Lancaster Embroidered Clothing
  • Battle of Britain 80th Commemorative Clothing Range
  • 8th Stitch Creations

Normal Service Operating For Embroidered Clothing and Bags

We are continuing to run a normal service in regards to all our embroidered clothing and bags. Our blank clothing suppliers are able to run a limited service and we can access the full range of items we need. Delivery from them can vary between 5 or 6 working days when we need to order more blanks so there may be a knock-on effect to your order if we happen to be out of a particular colour/size combination.

Interruptions to Production of Printed Products

We are continuing to experience intermittent issues with our printer. Various repairs have been undertaken but we are still encountering an underlying issue that intermittently stops our production. Please be aware of this when ordering printed products, as unfortunately, there has been an occasional delay to peoples printed orders. We continue to work remotely with guidance from the manufacturer’s tech support staff in an effort to resolve the intermittent fault.

Wall Art Products Temporarily Suspended

Our supplier of Canvas Prints has temporarily stopped production whilst it implements mitigations to allow production to resume. As a result we will still take orders for Canvas Prints, but they will be held pending until such time as they reopen. We hope this wont be too long in light of the anticipated easing of Covid restrictions for non essential businesses.

2020 Show Season

There hasn’t been any updated guidance regarding ‘large gathering events’. In light of this, we are still anticipating a minimal show season, if any, in 2020. There is also an underlying health issue in the family which requires careful managing in relation to Covid 19, which adds to the considerations of resuming attendance at public events.

For the foreseeable future, we will remain online only.

This is a real shame as we have some fantastic new ranges to launch, several of which haven’t been seen before on the enthusiast circuit. We were very much looking forward to taking these new products out on the road this year!

Details of the new products will be revealed over the coming weeks and will be available online.

So What Else is New From GDMK Images?

The enforced lockdown has been challenging as I am sure it has been for you guys n gals as well.

The time has been well used by undertaking some necessary, and tedious, website maintenance.

I have spent a lot of time creating new designs and developing product ideas which will be launched over the coming weeks. There is an awful lot for all you railway, aviation and military vehicle enthusiasts to look forward to!!

In addition to this, I have taken been going over customer reviews and feedback and been refining and improving some of our designs.

** Flash Sales **

Our flash sales on Facebook, Instagram and our email newsletters have been going down a storm so keep your eyes peeled for this weeks announcement!!

The items consist of a couple of random items of stock we made up for the ‘not now happening’ show season and putting them up for grabs at knockdown prices!!

Each flash sale will include one railway and one aviation item up for grabs at a great price. Sometimes each social channel will feature different items so each sale gives you a choice of several items!

1st to claim an item gets it – simple as that!

Loco Data Panel Designs Fine Tuned

Our loco data panel designs were updated to include a larger size of 400mm x 305mm – this addition has been extremely well received with over 90% of data panel orders being for this larger size!. Most locomotive livery designs have had slight tweaks and improvements.

More classes will be added now that the most popular loco classes are available online.

I will be starting a new series of limited edition loco specific data plates. These will feature some of the unique loco colour schemes and depot special variations that have graced the railways over the years.

More Classic Military Aircraft Clothing Designs

I have been very busy designing new aircraft for the extremely popular Classic Military Aircraft clothing range.

Again, following feedback and suggestions, we have a great range of new aircraft ready to take off and join our clothing range!

Just a few of the famous aircraft added include –

  • F4 Phantom
  • Eurofighter Typhoon
  • Hawker Typhoon
  • Mosquito
  • Hawker Hurricane

Theres loads more classic military aircraft coming as well …. !!

New Dambusters Lancaster Clothing Range

With the recent anniversary of the Dambusters Raid over the weekend of 16th and 17th May, we added a new Dambusters Commemorative clothing range to remember the brave aircrew of that audacious raid.

 Battle of Britain 80th Commemorative Clothing Range

With 2020 being the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain we will be releasing a commemorative embroidered clothing range featuring 4 iconic Battle of Britain aircraft. The range will see the first Luftwaffe aircraft added to any of our ranges!

8th Stitch Creations

Those who have met us on the stall will know my wife Dawn.

Having got bored with ‘too many trains and planes’, she has taken the plunge and set up her own business called 8th Stitch Creations to make things more akin to her interests.

She will still be the backbone of all our in house embroidery, so don’t panic!

8th Stitch Creations allows her creative freedom to make things close to her heart including a very exciting fundraising project for the NHS!!

She is also specialising in unique memory and keepsake products such as memory blankets and so on.

You can find 8th Stitch creations on Facebook so please check out her page and see what she gets up to!!

Thats All For Now – Stay Safe Everyone

Please stay safe everyone and we look forward to seeing you again at a show somewhere once this all blows over.

In the meantime, I will do my best to keep you entertained and supplied in railway, aviation and military vehicle goodies!!

All the best for now and stay safe!!!

Gary, Dawn and Kay

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