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Glass Sandblasting vs Laser Cutting

The Best Method for Engraving Glass and Acrylic Awards: Sandblasting vs Laser Cutting

Today, more than ever, awards in business, education and sports are essential. Symbols of success, achievement, excellence and appreciation – awards are the best way to frame memories on the wall of time. But award ceremonies and events are incomplete when you fail to invest in high-quality medals, plaques, medallions, or plates engraved with a personalised message and your business logo.

Personalised Recognition is Priceless

Personalising your awards is the best way to show that you acknowledge your student, sports achiever or employee’s efforts. But when it comes to choosing the right type of engraving, you want to pick the best method so the award will last for a lifetime. If you’re on the fence about which engraving method is best for your awards – here’s what you should know about glass sandblasting and laser cutting.

Sandblasting vs Laser Cutting

Sandblasting is the most common method of engraving used in the trophy industry today. A century-old method that uses precision to engrave text, logos, and graphics, this method is used on crystal, glass, acrylic, metal, and other hard materials. Widely used because of its accuracy to etch clean and detailed graphics, sandblasting has become an art form, different from the others.

Laser cutting, on the other hand, has become a household name in the awards industry. Laser cutting is fast, precise, and it’s a much cheaper method of engraving than sandblasting – but only because less manual labour is required to engrave with a laser. Although laser cutting is used widely on metal, laser cutting looks better and lasts longer on wood and acrylic.

Now that you have a better idea of which engraving method will be best for your awards and budget, your next step is to partner with a renowned awards supplier and engraver. At Trophy & Medal Boutique, we believe there is no better way to show your achievers how much you value and respect them than by awarding them with a customised award with the right engraving for the world to see.

We Specialise in Glass Sandblasting and Laser Engraving

At Trophy & Medal Boutique, not only do we provide a superior quality range of medals, coins, medallions, trophies, plaques and corporate gifts, but we also offer state-of-the-art laser engraving and glass sandblasting services. As a leading awards supplier and glass sandblaster and laser cutter with a long history of satisfied clients, we engrave on the premises, and we also feature a proof process, thereby allowing you to view your engraved award before production.