Category: Custom Awards

Custom Cast Metal Trophy

Custom Cast Metal Trophy

Custom Cast Trophy

Cast Resin vs Cast Metal

Custom-Gold-Cast-Donelson-Trophy
Cast Trophy Cup Gold

The process of casting, when making trophies, is an interesting one.  Custom cast trophies and awards have come a long way since the first hand-carved trophy cup was forged.  Casting metal and plastic for trophies has opened the door to new and exciting award creations that can be custom engraved quickly, affordably, and in larger quantities than before.   The ingredients used to cast are what determines the price of the finished product. If the custom cast award is made of a mixture of plastic or wood components they are called cast resin trophies. If the cast award is made of a metal or mix of metals it is called a cast metal trophy. The type of metal used determines the price of the cast metal award. Prices are directly influenced by the materials, and the grade of those materials, that are used to cast the awards.

Custom silver metal cup
Cast Metal Trophy

Custom cast metal trophies are made of metals such as aluminum, copper, zinc, magnesium, or an alloy mix of several metals. High-end cast awards are made of platinum, gold, silver, pewter, bronze, and crystal. For this article, on custom cast awards, we will only discuss cast trophies that are made of metal and/or plastic. Custom cast metal trophies, whether middle-priced or high-end, all offer their own advantages. Made of metal, they are heavier than the cast resin awards. The metals used are also chosen to not rust or tarnish, or not as quickly, as cheap low grade trophies. The more precious metals, like platinum and gold, will be the most rust and tarnish proof of course. Cast metal trophies are also able to be sculpted in many designs because they are made of molten metals that easily conform to detailed molds. Once the cast metal material has cooled and hardened it becomes a long-lasting prized trophy. And again, as with rust and tarnish, the more precious the metal, the harder the custom cast trophy.

Cast Resin Trophy
Custom Cast Resin Award

Custom cast resin awards are more affordable because they are not made of the higher-end precious metals such as bronze, platinum, and gold. They are made, however, to be durable awards. The plastic and/or wood mixtures that are used are made specifically for the trophy casting process. After the molds are created and cooled they are either painted, plated, or stained. Cast resin awards and trophies are often plated in tones of gold, silver, pewter, and bronze. They are lightweight and offer a large selection in variety.

Personalized cast metal and resin trophies, with custom engraving and professional design, are outstanding recognition awards for absolutely ANY event or occasion! They can be as high-dollar or as economical as needed. The number of ways that they can be customized and engraved and made is nearly endless. Pick a material, a shape, a design, a color, a size, a logo, an image, and put them all together! A new custom cast trophy is born.

Custom Awards & Promotional Gifts

Custom Awards & Promotional Gifts

A custom award offers something that only a personalized product can, and that is creative freedom. The ability to take an otherwise standard and perhaps even ordinary product and turn it into a uniquely designed award is opening the door to new creative gifts every day. Customers are finding out how easy it is to add the personal touch to their awards that make them truly one of a kind. They are enjoying the ability to build their own trophies, so to speak. And it’s not just trophies! Custom awards range from personalized plaques to artistic glass gifts to custom engraved acrylics. Personalization tools for such things as embroidery, sandblasting, engraving, etching, and sublimation are better than ever. The difference in the engraving technique depends on the material being lasered. The process that works best on one type of award will not necessarily work on another product. Custom gift designers can produce personalized awards quickly, affordably, and with the pinpoint accuracy that guarantees absolute customer satisfaction. They know the ‘tricks of the trade’ needed to produce the uniquely customized awards that customers want. We’ve come a long way since custom logo pins and dog tags.

Personalized products like custom awards are not only made for recognition gifts but also for promotions.

Companies and individuals alike are taking advantage of the benefits of customization when it comes to promoting both business and personal mission goals. Professional marketeers know well the power of using gift awards to advertise and promote company logos and objectives. Custom glass and acrylic awards are often used in this fashion, as well as custom resins, pins, lapels, and banners. Custom trophies are not only personalized but also many times a combination of different materials, symbols, and logos. Custom awards can be uniquely designed to be contemporary, flashy, artistic, professional, or any other style a customer chooses. One of a kind awards utilize the many shapes, sizes, and colors that are available. Then depending on what occasion or event is being celebrated the additional personalization details are added. The variety of quality customized awards possible for both recognition and corporate promotions is truly endless.