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Glass Sandblasting

Glass Sandblasting For Added Attractiveness

Glass is a tremendously versatile medium to work with. In the hands of a skilled glassblower molten glass to be transformed into objects that are not only attractive, but also utilitarian in value. Glass has also been used as a medium for awards for decades, both because of its beauty and because it can be teased into a myriad of forms that can make each award unique. Today awards manufactured from many different types of glass are awarded to sports teams and individuals in the corporate world every day. These awards often take pride of place on many mantle places around the world. Some companies and sporting bodies are continually searching for ways to make their awards stand out from the crowd and many have turned to glass sandblasting to turn the mundane glass award into something that the recipient will treasure for many years.

Glass sandblasting uses a high powered jet of sand or similar material made of small hardwearing globules that can actually score the glass with a shape or inscription of the purchasers choosing. Many interesting designs can be achieved by using glass sandblasting and in many instances the company or sports body that is ordering the awards cans specify what sort of design they would like etched onto the glass award.

These designs make each award into an instant classic; they are usually one of a kind and will be treasured by those who receive them. The attractiveness of glass sandblasting comes in part because of the contrasting texture of the finished glass and the part of the award that has been sandblasted. When requesting a glass award that features glass sandblasting always ask the manufacturer about the various finishes that can be achieved through glass sandblasting.

If you would like to know more about glass sandblasting then contact us.

Gold Medals

Recognise A True Winner With The Presentation Of Timeless Gold Medals

There can be no metal that has featured more often in stories of daring and heroism than gold. The metal is the mainstay of tales which kept us riveted as children, of pirates in secluded coves burying chests of precious coins for retrieval when the Royal Navy has been given the slip. Aside from tales of one legged buccaneers, gold has been recognised as one of the noble metals, sink it below the waves for centuries, bury it in mud to lie hidden for centuries and when finally it sees the light of day once again it will be as pristine as the day it sank below the Earth. For this reason gold has been seen as a symbol of purity and strength for millennia and the reason we present our top performers with gold medals.

Gold medals such as those presented at the Olympic Games cannot usually be simply chosen from a line up on a shelf; they must be specially minted and cared for if the soft ultra high carat metal is not to suffer from being handled. Very few gold medals are made from perfect 24 carat gold which is soft enough to be harmed by rough handling, in fact apply too much pressure to 24 carat gold and you’ll likely leave a fingerprint or two embossed on its surface.

High quality gold medals are therefore usually manufactured from gold which has been adulterated with another medal to make it more resistant to wear. In fact many of the gold coins retrieved from shipwrecks and other architectural sites are usually worth more because of their historical value rather than their gold content which was watered down over the centuries.

That said gold medals are the ultimate recognition of outstanding performance and should you choose to present one to a deserving party it is almost guaranteed that it will be a treasured piece of memorabilia for many years to come.

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Custom Medals

Make An Impression With Custom Medals

Walk into any shop that sells trophies and custom medals and you will be astounded by the amount, the sheer variety of medals and other awards that can be found lining the shelves in the shop. But if you look closer you’ll also find that you’ve seen medals and trophies like them, or at least very similar being handed out at junior sports days across the country. These mass produced trophies are not only cheap to produce, but are easy to source, there are really very few occasions when the generic trophy chosen or one which looks very much like it will be out of stock.

If you want to make an impression and make sure that the trophy you hand to the team member, be it at a  sporting event or at a sales recognition event at the office then you’re going to have to take it one step further and take a look at having custom medals produced. Custom medals can be made up in a variety of designs, including those which feature the corporate logo and an inspirational message for each of the team members. Because the medals have been custom made, each of them can feature a different inspirational message which is applicable to the sporting or business event where it is presented.

Custom medals can also be awarded to the team as a whole. Because there is very little limitation on the size of the custom medal a good idea would be to present each team member with their own custom medal and then have an oversize medal produced which can then be displayed in the clubhouse or in the relevant department in the office.

The manufacturing of custom medals can use a variety of different materials, from wood, to epoxy, to metals like gold, silver and bronze, however there is obviously a cost implication depending on which of the materials is used.

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