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Royal Circuit Solutions, a global manufacturer of quick-turn printed circuit boards, announced a new promotion for the holidays. “Get Your Face on a PCB” allows visitors to upload a photo and Royal Circuits will reproduce it onto an ornament made out of FR-4 laminate. Photos can be portraits of individuals, families, pets, avatars, etc.
“We do two things better than anyone else: We make printed circuit boards fast, and we treat our customers like they are family,” said Milan Shah, founder and CEO of Royal Circuit Solutions. “So, what better way to celebrate the holidays than by displaying loved ones on a PCB?”
Royal Circuits is offering the free ornament gift as a unique and fun way to give back to the PCB community. Participating employees have already submitted photos of pets, summer vacations, families, spouses, comic book characters and even a wedding.
Details on the promotion:
- Upload photo on Royal Circuits’ website
- Free shipping to US-based locations only.
- Image must be .JPG or .PNG.
- Photos must be received by December 18, 2020.
- Quantities limited to first 500 participants.
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