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Acrylic Awards / Trophies

Something Exceptional:  Try Acrylic Awards and Trophies

Awards and trophies are traditionally used to celebrate or commemorate some kind of performance or achievement.  They are commonly found at prize-givings, sporting events and company award ceremonies.  Trophies usually come in the form of a cup made or covered in a valuable metal, such as bronze, copper, silver or even gold, but other types of metals such as chrome are now also becoming fashionable.  Trophies can also consist of a plaque made of wood or glass, with a metal finish and engraving.  Awards can come in many forms and all kinds of shapes and sizes – from glass plaques to statuettes and other shapes.  If you want to move away from the traditional approach and find something truly exceptional, you can now try acrylic awards and trophies.  These are the perfect alternative to glass and can be fashioned and custom made for you.

Acrylic awards and trophies are usually made of acrylic resin which is cast into a mould.  These moulds can be fashioned according to your requirements and can create tailor made trophies or awards.  In addition to making great trophies or awards, companies also love using acrylic materials for promotional items, as they are so easy to create and adapt to a particular shape or form.  They come in a wide range of shapes, colours and textures, and the most commonly used type would be clear objects, such as stars, circles and pyramids.

Acrylic awards and trophies and promotional materials are also easy to engrave, and in some cases they can also embed an item into the resin, such as a person’s name or company logo, name of a product.  There is great variety in the material that can be embedded, and this includes paper, wood, metal, acetate sheets, and many others.  The embedded item them looks as if it is floating around inside the object.

For something truly different and exceptional, contact us today to see our wide range of acrylic trophies/awards, and also our promotional items.

Metal Trophies – For any Occasion

Metal Trophies – For Any Occasion

Ever wanted to reward someone for an outstanding achievement?  Were they particularly brave?  Did they perform exceptionally under difficult circumstances?  Did they achieve something special after years of hard work or came out on top at the end of a race?  You may want to consider awarding them a trophy.  What is a prize-giving without trophies after all?  This will give your winner or achiever something to be proud of, to put up on the mantelpiece and for other to notice and admire for years to come.  It may even be a good conversation point in an office or the front room.  There is a metal trophy for any occasion – they last practically forever, and it gives the winner a sense of achievement, accomplishment and satisfaction.

A trophy can be defined as an item which is given to a person or a group of individuals to reward them for achievement.  For centuries the trophy is the symbol of recognition of prestige.  They come in various shapes and sizes, and are usually made of metal.  The metal can be coated or plated with a variety of other metals such as gold, silver or copper for different effects.  Traditionally, trophies, or cups are silver plated, but with new technology advances, it is now possible for new metals to be applied.

In addition to the variety of plating there is also a wide variety of shapes available.  Ranging from the traditional cup shape to any kind of statuette, a trophy comes in many forms, and custom made trophies are also becoming fashionable.

To personalise the trophy it can be engraved with the achievement, date, person’s name and other details.  Even private achievements such as a 100th birthday or 50 wedding anniversary can be celebrated and recognised with a suitable trophy!  There is truly a metal trophy – for any occasion!

Glass Sandblasting – Styles

Glass Sandblasting – Styles and Art for Every Trophy

Sandblasting has been used for centuries to create images and emboss glass, and it is considered one of the most versatile engraving techniques.  A sand blasting tool called an air nozzle is used to blast very fine sand at high pressure against the glass, and this causes abrasions or engravings in a particular pattern.

There are different types of glass sandblasting – styles can vary quite considerably.  The use of various types of sand allow for a variety of different looks and finishes to the end product.  Often the etching has a layered and richly textured appearance which is very attractive with a sense of timeless beauty, and be enjoyed for a long time and cherished for life.

Sandblasting is typically used on glass, but can also be used successfully on crystal as well, and can be used to great effect on glass trophies and glasses.  Any kind of image or text can be blasted onto the surface which will allow the item to be personalised with logo or insignia, and a good sandblaster can create some amazingly artistic images with depth and texture.

Glass sandblasting styles can vary from simple one-dimensional text to large works of art with varied levels and textures.  It can be automated and done by machine or manually.  Machines normally operate via a template which it “looks” at and copies, while manual sandblasting is considered the fine art of a skilled artisan.

The sandblasting is usually done inside a type of blasting cabinet.  This cabinet captures the flying sand and glass dust, and prevents it from escaping into the room.  It also ventilates the blasting area to keep the view clear if blasting is being done by hand.  The artisan will typically stand in front of the cabinet and work through viewer with two gloves inside the cabinet.

If you need a stunning glass trophy or embossed crystal, then choose glass sandblasting – styles and engraving can be tailored to your requirements. Contact us for more information and for a look at our great sandblasted items we can produce for you!

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