Hosting a major event, or maybe just looking for a custom medal, pin or badge to reward members of your organisation? Icon Awards and Engraving Services can supply a range of customised medals, coins, pins, badges personalised with any design, logo or event branding. Custom medals can be a very cost-effective option when produced in large quantities and provide a unique and classy option to reward achievement or acknowledge participation.
We can supply custom medals with a range of plating options and background textures according to your preference.
As the production of custom medals usually involves the creation of molds, stamps or dies, it is important to understand the ordering process and timeframes involved.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- CAN I REVISE MY DESIGN AFTER THE SAMPLE HAS BEEN PRODUCED?
Since the mold has already been created (to produce your sample medal), we cannot make further revisions. We strongly suggest you to confirm all details of your design before sampling.
- WHAT IS SOFT ENAMEL?
A range of procedures or materials can be filled with soft enamel colours including stamped brass, photo-etched brass, die-cast zinc alloy and spin-cast pewter. Soft enamel medals are usually a bit cheaper than hard enamel or imitation hard enamel medals. Colours can be mixed to the pantone numbers as per your requirements. Colours are stored in syringes and applied by injection.
WHAT IS IMITATION HARD ENAMEL?
Imitation hard enamel is also termed named soft cloisonné, or synthetic cloisonné. It is filled into the stamped metal first and then polished and electroplated . It is hard to tell the difference between real hard enamel and imitation hard enamel colours, but if you penetrate the colour parts with knife point, imitation hard enamel colours will show visible marks, however true hard enamel colours won't, due to the hardness of the material.
WHAT IS PHOTO-ETCHING?
Photo-etching is a process where prepare a film with your design and then transfer your design from the film onto a sheet of brass. Your design will be etched by acid chemical onto the brass, which will then be electroplated and colour-filled.
CAN I HAVE MY LOGO AND/OR MESSAGE ON MY MEDAL'S LANYARDS?
Yes, at no extra cost, we will print your logo, message (or both) on the lanyards. Please note however, that if the length of the repeated lanyard design (message only or message plus logo) is greater than 230mm, there would be extra imprint mold(s) cost. Extra costs may apply for multiple imprinted colours.
WHAT IS DIE-CASTING?
Die-casting is a metal casting process that is characterized by forcing molten metal under high pressure into a cavity (mold). Once the cavity is filled, the pressure is maintained until the casting solidifies after cooling down. The half-finished products are then polished, electroplated and colour-filled.
ARE THERE ANY HIDDEN CHARGES OR COSTS?
No, there are NO hidden setup charges or costs. The quotation we provide is the exact and only cost you need to pay.
CAN I GET A SAMPLE OF MY MEDAL DESIGN?
Yes, you can get pre-production samples before ordering large orders, however you will need to pay for sample cost (mold casting and shipping). When you place the main order for mass production after sample approval, the sample costs will be deducted from your final cost.