Zippo Lighter Reviews: 540 Color Process Zippo Lighters Available On Amazon

Including a mention of the Greetings From Zippo 540 Color lighter in last week’s review article inspired a little further search into the 540 Color Process Zippo lighters available on Amazon for sale. In this article we will

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highlight the Greetings From Zippo along with a handful of other 540 Color and Fusion lighters that collectors will not want to miss out on.

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540 Color Greetings From Zippo

From the rendering of the Zippo headquarters building to the postcard style lettering full of reminiscent images, this lighter screams, “Bradford, PA!” It is a grand design highlighted in bold colors that really help achieve this vintage aesthetic.

Postcards were at a point in time a valuable tool to send messages or just say hello and pass on a bit of the joy of what we experienced on vacation or other trips of leisure or even business. The sort of communications social media accomplishes for us today were once the purview of postcards from specific destinations.

The Greetings From Zippo 540 Color lighter carries the same feelings as the old postcards. If you’ve been to Bradford and need a reminder until your return or just like experiencing far away places(especially containing a Zippo theme) you’ve never been, the Greetings From Zippo 540 lighter will be right at home in your collection.

540 Color Glow In The Dark Logo

The Glow In The Dark Logo applied via the 540 process has elements that remind me of forensic crime scene investigation or alien science fiction. It is an eye-catching design that seems it would be right at home in the pocket of an X-Files nerd.

The design is sort of an obscured static, displaying DNAish flourishes alongside the somewhat hidden Zippo logo. I’m sure the bright green and darker tone colors pull out the alien presence I feel in this lighter.

The Glow In The Dark functionality rounds out the Sci-Fi elements apparent and lends credibility to this design. Toeing the line between science fiction and scientific imagery blur the lines of origin and increase the Glow In The Dark Logo’s appeal across many collectible themes.

540 Color Zippo I-spy

This I-spy Zippo was the first 540 Color Process lighter I became aware of a couple yrs ago when it was first offered as a Web Debut exclusive. The lighter quickly sold out and was all the rage in the Facebook lighter groups as collectors jockeyed for position from which to purchase one as soon as they once again became available.

Not unlike the Greetings From Zippo, the I-spy could be considered a design cousin, the two sharing a few elements and aesthetic philosophy. Where the Greetings features elements germane to the history of the company, the I-spy focuses on many historical nuances associated with the Zippo Windproof Lighter itself.

The changing date stamp, a wick, Zip-a-flint, guarantee paper, etc. present alongside a similar portrayal of the headquarters building and Zippo car. All iconic elements that make this lighter just as desirable now that is available on Amazon as it was when collectors were lining up in electronic queues to buy it as a Web Debut.

540 Fusion Ombre Orange Yellow

I’m not a huge fan of the color orange, at times I’ve even hated it. I do drive an orange Jeep Renegade these days but still have an aversion to OSU plain or Texas burnt orange. This 540 Fusion lighter is subdued by yellow working with the orange and made more appealing by its inclusion.

The way I understand it, ombre design is a progressive color palette of sorts presented one extreme to another. The 540 Fusion Ombre Orange Yellow is a smooth, calm design that will display well in collections while also impressing as a daily carry.

I have handled and regularly used a 540 Process Zippo as part off my rotation of Every Day Carry(EDC) Zippos. The 540 finish may exhibit blemishes but in my experience is not anywhere near as fragile as most printed embellishments found on Zippos in recent yrs.

Holographic Design 540 Fusion

This lighter reminds me of the fanciest gift bag tissue paper I can envision. The muddled pastel mixture is a whimsical, feel-good design that would find a terrific home in a purse or in the pocket of the sort of fella who likes to wear pink shirts(as I have been wont to do from time to time!)

I can clearly pick out blue, purple, pink and yellow, yet other colors a present and apparent in the fusion effect. Sort of like a dramatic rethinking of camouflage from nature to fru-fru design, I think this lighter may be a sleeper for EDC purposes as the break-up nature of the colors will hide some blemishes.

This Holographic Design 540 Fusion lighter will display very pleasingly in any collection. A new owner may find it more pleasing however, to pull often from the pocket and see what conversations it evokes as it’s being put to its intended use.

540 Color Nostalgia Glow In The Dark(GTID)

The graphics on the lighter appear as though seen through the eyes of someone experimenting with LSD or some other hallucinogenic drug! It is a very cool design that shows itself alive even before demonstrating its Glow In The Dark capabilities.

The amped up lettering is presented on a backdrop reminiscent of racetrack checkered flags or country diner tablecloths. The multi-colored lettering stands out strongly against the subdued background of the white/black checkered design.

This is one of the cooler executions of the 540 Color process that I have seen in a Zippo design. The addition of the GITD function only adds to what is a fine lighter design that is one of my favorites!

Take Your Pick!

540 Color Zippos are some of the most sought after lighters on the Zippo collectible market today. This process allows for the embellishment of lighters in ways that previously would have been unheard-of.

I believe the appeal of these lighters as EDC options is underrated at this

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point as well. I hope you will share your insight for not only collecting and displaying these great Zippos but also using them on a regular basis.

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Until next time…✌️

Author: Joseph

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16 thoughts on “Zippo Lighter Reviews: 540 Color Process Zippo Lighters Available On Amazon”

  1. My first zippo was a shiny chrome lighter…years ago! I recently chose some zippo lighters for my (grown) kids and was amazed at the choices! I had no idea how many zippo art choices there were! It was nice to find this post as you highlighted some really great designs offered with the 540 Color Process. I always thought I like chrome the best, but I think now I’d like to try a different design. The color glow in the dark is so cool!

    1. Thank you Allison, really glad you share your insight with this comment. I love the old high polish and brushed chrome Zippos as well but there really is much more available in the company’s offerings today and I hope these 540 process lighters continue to hold up well over time.

      The glow in the dark ability is another embellishment that really shines for the company and opens up a plethora of possibilities to apply different kinds of designs and effects through the art placed up the lighters.

  2. These color process Zippo lighters look so cool! I didn’t know there are lighters out there with super interesting designs on them. I’m personally a big fan of the 540 Color Glow In The Dark Logo lighter as I used to be obsessed with trying to become a hacker. These lighters are more expensive than what I’m used to though. Are there additional benefits these lighters have other than the design?

    1. Hey Kevin, thank you for stopping by and especially for taking the time to leave this comment, I appreciate you sharing your insight!

      The Glow In The Dark Logo is a pretty cool lighter and I can see how the aesthetic portrayed would appeal to someone with hacker tendencies!

      Zippos are a little more expensive than just grabbing a plastic disposable Bic when you are at the convenience store but they also save money over time due to their refillable nature and using petrol lighters is much better for the environment we live in than just cycling through and throwing away plastic lighter.

  3. Hey there! I stumbled upon this article while searching for some information on Zippo lighters, and I have to say I’m really impressed. It’s great to see someone taking the time to put together such a thorough review of these iconic lighters.

    I’ve been a fan of Zippo lighters for years, and I have to say that the 540 Color Process Zippo Lighters available on Amazon are some of my favorites. I love the way they look and the fact that they’re so reliable and durable. And now, thanks to this article, I have a better understanding of how they’re made and what makes them stand out from other lighters on the market.

    I also appreciate the fact that you took the time to include tips on how to properly care for and maintain your Zippo lighter. It’s important to treat these lighters with care if you want them to last, and these tips will definitely come in handy.

    Overall, I just wanted to say thanks to you, Joseph for putting together such a great article. It’s clear that you know your stuff when it comes to Zippo lighters, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who has found this article to be incredibly helpful. Thanks again!

    1. Thank you Bob for reading the article and sharing your input here in the comments section of the article!

      Proper maintenance and care are important if you want your Zippo to continue to be a valuable tool over time.

      I have to admit, I haven’t met anyone yet who doesn’t love the wrap technology of the 540 process and its sort of dumbfounding to see all the applications they have for the tech with the Color, Fusion and Glow In The Dark all bringing appealing pieces to the market.

      I appreciate you frequenting the site Bob and hope to hear from you again soon!

  4. Hey there, I read your article about some really cool lighters that are available for collectors. The Greetings From Zippo lighter’s postcard-style lettering and vintage aesthetic caught my attention. It’s really awesome how these designs can be achieved through the 540-color process.

    I also thought the Glow In The Dark Logo lighter was really interesting, almost like something out of a crime investigation show or sci-fi movie. And the I-spy lighter, with its historical elements related to the Zippo Windproof Lighter, is something collectors will want to watch out for.

    It’s amazing to see the level of detail and creativity in these lighters with the 540-color process. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and experiences with these cool designs, and I’m sure collectors and lighter enthusiasts will find your insights helpful.

    1. Thank you Amyas, I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to share!

      I agree with you, the Glow In The Dark Logo design evokes multiple motifs or areas of interest and I expect it to be a big hit in the Zippo Collecting community.

      I’m also glad you like the Greetings From Zippo lighter as that is definitely one of my favorites and I would not mind adding it to my personal collection of vintage lighters, ashtrays, tobacciana and other useful mechanisms.

  5. My first Zippo lighter has a poker chip on it. I remember I couldn’t stop playing with it, trying to do tricks. Zippo here a company that believes in its product and customer service. Out of the lighters listed my personals favourite are Glow In The Dark Logo and The Orange one. The first is because I am kinda a geek and the second one is because it will be so easy to find when I be looking for it. Great article, thanks for sharing.

    1. Hey Eric, thank you for stopping by and sharing your experience with us! The bolder colors embellishing a lighter definitely make them easier to find when misplaced. I didn’t think of this when writing the article but we’ve all had the unfortunate situation of trying to locate our lighter but it’s blending in with other similarly shining objects around it. Not so with the Ombre Orange and Yellow like you stated. I hope you will continue to frequent the website and subscribe to the YouTube channel when you get the chance.

  6. Hi Joseph, cool article.  I had no idea there were this many zippo lighters available especially on amazon.  Typically I’ve seen them when I walk into like a smoke shop and there they are in a case going round and round. 

    Can you create your own zippo lighter casing?  That would be really cool to do!

    I didn’t know zippos were such a hot commodity!

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Jenny for stopping by and sharing your experience with Zippo lighters! Smoke shops are a very popular place that many collectors shop and buy new Zippo Lighters. They may not have the broad selection that you can find on Amazon but enough to keep most enthusiasts interesting in their offerings.

      The Zippo website gives customers the opportunity to customize their Zippo case in at least a couple different ways. One is custom engraving which is pretty basic and they have done that for a long time. The other is applying personal images to the surface of the Zippo case, which is pretty cool but there are some limitations on the type of images they allow.

  7. I love Amazon, and I love Zippo.

    It’s exciting to see that Zippo still has a strong presence and is going strong. They’ve been a house favorite of mine for almost 30 years.

    I absolutely love fire, camping, and anything durable. My Zippo lighter that I bought 20 years ago with a white wolf engraved on it still works perfectly fine to this very day.

    What other kind of flammable objects do you focus on here?

    1. Hey Mark, thank you for stopping by and I also really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment and ask your questions. Zippo is a tremendous company with many great products and I agree with you, I love Amazon as well and have found it to be a great place to locate Zippo lighters that may be sold out on the actual Zippo website and are sometimes offered at greatly reduced prices as well. Our main focus here is petrol lighters but we also cover ashtrays, tobacciana and other useful mechanisms, even occasionally we’ll highlight a butane lighter which I don’t actually do any repair work on.

  8. This is awesome! I am a smoker and this is great! Way to utilize your knowledge to offer these amazon links on your helpful, informative petrol lighter page! I would like to do something similar but lack the knowledge or wherewithal to get started. ! I love this and it is so different from anything anyone else is currently doing in this hobby space! Way to be genuine and interesting! I have never learned so much about a particular type of lighter before!!

    1. Thank you so much, I appreciate the nice comments and you taking the time to read the article.

      You mention wanting to do something similar with your site and I just want to encourage you to take that first step and give it a try. There a many folks who are able to provide a living for the families on a daily basis from following a few easy steps and all the key elements for success are included with your basic hosting subscription membership at Wealthy Affiliate.

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