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Whether it’s a personalized plate or etching, our modern personalization techniques allow us to provide awards with a stylish look and distinct features, unique to your needs.


The art of sand etching has been perfected over time since its creation 150 years ago. Etching on crystal creates a beautiful and elegant appearance as well as a textural feel. Due to the precision of sand etching, it is often preferred for etching intricate custom artwork such as logos or graphics.

By contrast, laser etching is recommended for simple items such as small text, particularly on acrylic and metal awards. Plaques and awards with laser etching display a unique level of precision that can only be accomplished with a laser.


Color can be added to your etched award in the form of color fill. This unique hand painting technique allows for the designs on your crystal to stand out and magnify the overall appearance of your award. This is typically a single color process; although, if multiple colors are desired our talented craftspeople can create borders so the colors won't touch or blend together. When a logo is complex or requires PMS-matching, it is recommended to be direct printed. 


Even without laser engraving, crystal is a high-quality material that feels heavy in the hand and is a fascinating material in its own right. With our 3D etching process, any object can be perfectly encapsulated within the crystal, further enhancing the crystal's natural beauty. Each laser pulse creates a 100 micrometer-sized dot in the glass, which the human eye detects as a slight haziness. Inside the glass, any two- or three-dimensional motive can be created using a large number of small dots.

The laser leaves the surface of the glass untouched, and the visible designs appear only on the inside of the glass. Whether you want to create luxury trophies, individual gifts or unique recognition awards, the possibilities are endless with innovative laser technology in combination with stunning crystal.


Rotary engraving is the process of using a cutting tool, spinning at extremely high speeds, to cut into the surface of a material at predetermined depths. Used to engrave a wide variety of metals and alloys, rotary engraving allows for high fidelity engraving of both characters and graphics.

CNC routers can engrave and cut out thicker and harder materials as the spindle motors are more powerful than engraving machines. When cutting materials out, routers can also produce beveled edges, creating a pleasant tactile feedback. CNC routers are used for cutting out a metal shape, not used for personalization.


Print can add an exciting element to any award. When PMS matching or multi-color gradients are required, print is typically the best solution. This method works best with flat awards as they keep the paint even when the color gets added. Printing can also be applied to a plate of your choice which is then affixed to your award.


Heat press sublimate uses a special transfer paper and sublimation ink which is then heated up to harden. The use of a heat press is a modern and simple way of transferring text and artwork onto an award.

Vinyl transfer is a technique to get lettering and designs into difficult to reach places. This special kind of vinyl is flexible, extremely soft to touch, and also very durable. Vinyl material is available in various textures and materials such as glossy, matte, shiny, etc.


If your trophy is for a large-scale awards show or a company recognition program, we can explore any number of luxury touches to enhance your personalization options. Our team looks forward to exploring custom personalization solutions to meet your award program’s goals.

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