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Acrylic engraving which substrate is best – cast or extruded?
Acrylic engraving has been a popular form of decorating recognition awards since the early 90’s when laser engraving technology became accessible to the local trophy shop. In this article, we are going to discuss the chemical composition of cast acrylic or Lucite®, the difference between cast and extruded acrylic materials, and some of the common decoration methods that are used in the trophy and recognition industry.
Selecting Acrylic Awards
Today we are going to look into the processes behind each of our standard acrylic award products, in an effort to educate you on how acrylic awards are made, the manufacturing processes involved, and then cap it off with some of the most advanced engraving and decorating techniques we use everyday to personalize awards for companies around the US and Canada.
The Do's and Don'ts of Acrylic Embedding
Since the primary goal with every embedment we produce is to ensure optical clarity, let’s take a look at some of the materials we have found to distort the natural composition of clear acrylic. Remember we discussed the process of casting acrylic materials which requires subjecting the set-up mixture to pressure and heat while inside an autoclave. We also discussed the mixing ratios (or solvency) which often plays a significant role in the final outcome.
The Art of Polishing Acrylic
Polishing acrylic is a painstaking process which may include multiple steps to create the crystal clear appearance Lucite® is known for. Often included in the machining process – planing, saw cutting, laser cutting, edging, sanding, and polishing. The final results are truly defined by the diligent efforts put forth.
Employee Recognition... How to Get it Right!
The impact the awards program has on its recipients as well as any attendees of the event is what will ultimately determine how truly special your efforts are.
Present like a pro...
How you present an award should reflect the personality of your corporate culture – taking into account the level of ceremoniousness you wish to demonstrate.
A culture of recognition...
Creating an impactful culture that’s centered on recognition not only motivates employees to perform better but can help attract new talent and retain internally developed staff.
LASERS – the future of recognition...
Lasers (Light Amplified by Stimulated Emission of Radiation—LASER) revolutionized the trophy and awards industry starting in the late 1980’s when the cost of small laser engravers came down to a level that made sense for many trophy shops around the world.