Custom Trophies – Checking For Quality

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These days, unique trophies are used for a variety of purposes. Recipients love them not only because they signify appreciation, but because of their attractiveness. They are especially popular with civic organizations and employers in various fields.Unfortunately, even the most attractive item can lose its appeal if quality is compromised. To ensure that only the best quality custom awards are purchased, care should be taken when making the selection. Here are some steps to ensure a quality trophy or award purchase.

Get the best material you can afford based on your budget.

There are many different types of material used to make unique trophies. The more expensive material such as crystal comes in various grades. Luckily, even based on this lower priced crystal custom awards can be beautiful and flawless. In fact, it will be difficult for most people to determine the quality of the crystal used.

Look at samples before making a final decision.

Even the best recommendation cannot compensate for seeing and feeling the item for yourself.

Get opinions before making a final decision.

It is always best to have a team assist with the selection of any item to be given as an award. This can help in narrowing the search quicker.

Once the items have been received, check them for damage.

Since these are custom awards or unique trophies, there will generally not be too many to look over. Once the finished items have been received, they should be individually examined.

Look for discoloration.

This can result from using poor quality material. It could also be a result of a poor finish.

Check for cracks and chips.

This is a common problem that can result from poor packaging of the items. In some cases, the trophies can be damaged during shipping.

Check for engraving flaws.

Depending on what is done for the inscription, look for runs, poor engraving or other types of distortions with the writing. The information should also be checked for mistakes.

 The trophy needs to relay its purpose.

Apart from showing appreciation, they can also be used as marketing tools. This means that the company’s name should be properly spelled. In addition, the logo and name should be used properly according to the company’s standards.

Check the items to make sure they are solidly built.

Loose screws or bolts could eventually cause parts to fall off. In essence, the items should have a professional look.

Check to verify that dates and time lines identified on the awards are correct.

It is easy for transcription errors to occur when passing on information. As such, it is always best to get a picture or replica of the real item to verify the information to be inscribed.

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One Response to Custom Trophies – Checking For Quality

  1. Wally West says:

    These are really great tips and will help me a lot, thank you for sharing. I have been looking into getting some trophies for my sons baseball team. They work really hard and I think that they deserve some trophies. I have been looking into what my options are, and there are many. I think I know what to get them, all I am waiting on is a win.

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