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Glass Sandblasting

Engraving with Glass Sandblasting

People have so many ways of recognising great service, memorable events and wonderful achievements, and at these occasions and events they normally look for some kind of physical ornament, gift or trophy to give to the person/s involved.  They want to show appreciation and want to give the receiver of the award something as a token of recognition of their outstanding contribution. Often it is difficult to find something that is suited to the particular celebration, and the one thing that will always stand out above other awards is glass.  Nothing spells class and success better than a well-placed, sparkly and stylish glass award.  It lends glamour to any mantelpiece, panache to every office, and elegance to any trophy cupboard.

Of course it is also necessary to know what the award was for, and for this reason it has to be engraved.  Glass is notoriously difficult to engrave, and very few people are able to engrave successfully by hand.  Glass sandblasting makes engraving easy and it can also be applied to create logos, graphics or other messages on glass.

Glass sandblasting involves the use of a specialised machine with very narrow, adapted nozzle which sprays extremely fine sand at high pressure against a glass surface, and abrades to it the point of leaving an indentation or effect.  Using this method enables engravers to create beautiful graphics and fine fonts on otherwise delicate pieces of glass.  It is also much less likely to damage the glass object; even fine crystal and wine glasses can be engraved using glass sandblasting!

If you have a stylish piece of glass, trophy or award that you need to have engraved, sandblasting is the best method to choose.  At Trophy & Medal Boutique we have a team of experts who know a lot of about this specialised craft and will engrave your glass beautifully!  Contact us today for quality glass trophies and excellent engraving!

Soccer Award / Trophy

A Soccer Award or Trophy for Every Occasion

Nothing rewards a good game of football than a great soccer award or trophy at the end of a game or end of a season.  Many soccer players dream of getting the “man of the match” trophy, and others have bigger dreams – they want to be the player of the season, or the best club captain of the decade. But it is not only individuals that cover trophies – one of the best known trophies in soccer is the European Cup, and this trophy is made for an entire team.  Even those who do not play football will usually be able to recognise this very famous trophy!

Of course there are many levels of football or as it is known in some countries, soccer.  The levels of competition vary tremendously and range from junior school football clubs to world-wide events such as the world cup.  Of course the soccer award or trophy should also reflect the type of achievement and level of football celebrated.  For instance, a junior school trophy will be a lot less elaborate and smaller than a country club football award.  The more prestigious the event, the more expensive and stylish the trophy has to be.  Keep in mind that a trophy is a visual confirmation of something that has been achieved or a game that has been won.  It is a marked reminder of prowess and dedication, and is meant to a very visual piece.

A lot of focus is placed on an award or trophy, not only during the ceremony, but also afterwards.  It is always looked at – whether it sits on a mantelpiece, a display cabinet, or in an office, it is there to be looked at.  It is therefore essential that it very closely represents the type of achievement.  Nothing can dampen the spirits quite like getting a terrible, cheap little trophy for something that you have been pouring your heart and soul into for a long time!  You want to hold something of substance, feel it, look at it, and feel that your achievement has been acknowledged through this object, so, do keep in mind that finding the right one is essential!

Corporate Awards / Trophies

Find Perfect Corporate Awards and Trophies for Your Award Ceremony

We have a lot of ways to acknowledge corporate achievement, but rewarding some outstanding greatness with corporate awards and trophies certainly give any corporate prize-giving ceremony the edge.  Trophies and awards have become the most stylish way to celebrate our achievements and the achievements of others, and having a lovely trophy or award to display in your office always lends a bit of glamour and pride to that space.  It is there for all to see, and it tells a story about prestige, accomplishment and pride.  Anybody would surely love to have one or more awards and trophies at home or in the office.

Because corporate awards and trophies are on display and there for all to see, not only during the ceremony but also thereafter, it is essential that it is timeless, stylish and classy.  It is even better if the award or trophy gives a good idea of the type of achievement.  We see this quite often in sports – where somebody wins a trophy for cycling, the trophy will quite often either be a statuette of a cyclist or bicycle or feature elements which describe the sport.

In the corporate environment it is not always that easy to find an object that represents the type of achievement, but here it helps to find an award or trophy that adequately represents the company or the industry.  It may be adequate to have a trophy custom designed for a particular award and to have any relevant logos or symbolism displayed somewhere on the body of the award.  This give an indication of what the award was for and how prestigious it is.

An award must also be related to the type of ceremony – if it is an informal ceremony, then a smaller trophy with less detail can be used, if the event is particularly prestigious, it is essential that the award reflects the gravity of the accomplishment. If you are looking for the perfect corporate awards and trophies for your award ceremony, contact us today.