Thursday 17th January 2019
A few days ago, The committee gave me a task to purchase some custom medals within a limited budget. Their only requirement is unique and personalized. I was happy but a little worried. Personalized is a broad meaning. How can I make sure that my custom medals are personalized? I asked a lot of custom company and I have some ideas from GS-JJ company.
At first, I just said what I wanted about my custom medals and told them that I had a limited budget. Then, I asked them: ” is there any way to personalize my medals?”. I knew that it was maybe difficult for many companies. After all, the budget was limited. However, the suggestions that they gave me made me believe that everything is possible.
If being personalized, there are two main ways to get. It’s not about complex design but a combination of 4 materials and 5 crafts. YES! They told me.
A) 3 Materials Combination
Usually, metal is a wonderful material to make medals, glass is second, and wooden is last. By and large, single material is chosen for producing medals because people always think that simplicity is beauty. But why not break the pattern?
a) Metal + Wooden
The metal and wooden combination is inlaid.
Advantages: Environmental, short manufacture cycle, and Personalized
Disadvantages: Easy to be corrosive in wet conditions.
b) Metal + Glass
The metal and glass combination is like a strip of mild steel.
Advantages: Soft, Shiny and Personalized
Disadvantages: fragile when being thrown.
B) 6 Crafts Combination
The second way to make custom medals is to combine different crafts. The 5 crafts are soft enamel crafts, hard enamel crafts, 3D/cut out Crafts, Antique Crafts, Sandblast/ Shiny Crafts, and Printing.
a) Soft Enamel with 3D/ Cut-out
Feature: Colorful and third dimension
Example: 3D 5K Custom Race Medals From GS-JJ
b) Antique with Soft Enamel
Feature: Retro style with a bit of amazing
Example: The Paediatric Society Custom Medals From GS-JJ
c) Sandblast/Shiny With Soft Enamel
Feature: Shiny and matte texture
Example: Muskoka River X Race Medals From GS-JJ
d) Soft Enamel with Printing
Example: Raw Nationals Powerlifting Medals From GS-JJ
e) Antique with 3D/CUT OUT
Feature: Protruding Logo or Pattern
Example: 3D Scotdance Custom Medals From GS-JJ
f) Hard Enamel with Cut-out
All in all, most processes can be combined with each other. But, like hard enamel and 3D crafts, they cannot combine each other because their requirement is different for level.
I was pleased that I needn’t choose the special design like folded medals because each one has an expensive price. I really thanked that GS-JJ helps me and gave me inspiration. Therefore, I placed an order here. In addition, it was worth mentioning that they were very patient with my question. That’s probably what good customer service was! I will order personalized medals again at GS-JJ in the future!