Which material is best for your award ?December 14, 2018
In Design Ideas / Trends
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Acrylic is a clear and translucent material with a hard and smooth surface. It can be shaped into different forms and be tainted any PMS colors. It is the only material in which an object can be embedded and it allows for great flexibility when it comes to designing awards. Acrylic is 98% recyclable, making it the most ‘green’ gifting solution!
*Acrylic is also known as Lucite – which is a brand name of Lucite International, part of Mitsubishi Rayon Group. It is now commonly used to describe acrylic based material. In the industry, it is also synonymous with acrylic embedment.
Crystal and glass products are known for their beautiful clarity, and their heavier mass makes a great impression on the recipients. Crystal is perfect for a 3-D Etching and to create sleek, modern awards.
Metal is an extremely strong material requiring a wide range of tools and techniques to achieve the desired aesthetic. Aluminum, steel, and brass are best suited for awards, and are commonly seen in combination with other materials.
Looking for substance? Stone is a great material to incorporate in your award design. Whether stone is used as the base only or the entire award, the finished product never fails to impress. It’s possible to use natural stones such as marble or granit, or synthetic stones, which achieves similar results for a lesser cost.
Wood is a hard fibrous substance that can be used for standard and custom shaped awards. It’s great for clients with more traditional tastes, and looks beautiful combined with crystal. Wood can also be varnished to match an exact shade, and crafted to reproduce almost any object.