|This process guide was designed to offer an insight to the basic manufacturing stages for a selection of our products. Also included is a short description of each of the classifications. The available finishes (refer to finish selector) correspond to the icons located below the product description.|
|CLASSIC • Normal delivery: 15-20 working days from artwork approval.|
Our custom castings are delicately hand crafted, hand finished and color filled (optional) with PMS color matched epoxy resin. Matte backgrounds (considered a color) on shiny Gold, Silver tone or Copper tone finishes will enhance the look of the product. A clear epoxy dome is available and is priced as a color. Note: A Clear dome cannot be applied to irregular shapes and is not available on matte nor antique finishes.
The hybrid process combines the quality of color fill with specialized imprinting techniques. This process is used when intricate design details are otherwise impossible to achieve by color filling alone. The Hybrid process has a maximum capability of imprinting 4 colors over the hand color filled areas of your design. For simplicity, any color whether it is imprinted or hand filled will only be charged once. Example: If reflex blue hand color fill is used within the design and a reflex blue imprint is also required elsewhere within the design, it will only be charged as 1 color. It is not the application of the color rather the total quantity of colors that are charged.
|COLONIAL (Brushed Antiques) • Normal delivery: 10-15 working days from artwork approval.|
Considered as a Classic finish, these attractive hand brushed satin antiques offer a look of quality and value especially when color is not required for the design. Note: Due to antiquing, optional epoxy colors applied may not match PMS colors exactly.
|ECONO • Normal delivery: 5-15 working days from artwork approval.|
These antique products are second to none for quality and value for the price. Available in your choice of one of our antique finishes. Color fill is not available for econo products.
|SOLID PEWTER • Normal delivery: 5-15 working days from artwork approval.|
Custom cast to your specifications, the distinctive look of top quality pewter, with it's unique ability to capture detail, lends itself to the creation of intricate products. PMS color fill is an option as is the hybrid process. 2 dimensional and full 3 dimensional designs are limited only to your imagination. Replicas of building, stadiums and more are and easy process with Pewter casting. Note: Due to antiquing, optional epoxy colors applied may not match PMS colors exactly.
|CLOISELLE • Normal delivery: 5-15 working days from artwork approval.|
When multiple color designs are needed and cost is an issue, take advantage of up to 5 hot stamped colors on brushed gold, brushed silver or white mylar background, applied to one of our stock shaped bases. Add the optional clear epoxy dome for a lasting effect. (PMS colors are matched to the nearest hot stamping foil available). Custom shapes available.
|DIE STRUCK SOFT ENAMEL • Normal delivery: 20 working days from artwork approval.|
Each piece is individually die struck and can be created in virtually any shape or size, and color filled with PMS matching soft enamel. This process also offers a high polish finish with a choice of backgrounds including sandblasted, Florentine, and stipple if color is not needed.
|CLOISONNE + • Normal delivery: 20 working days from artwork approval.|
Cloisonne+ features a bright vibrant color reproduction with a smooth glassy finish to deliver a high quality presentation. Each item is inividually hand crafted and custom designed using a hard enamel resin process allowing for close PMS color matching and fine detail.
|PHOTO ETCHED • Normal delivery: 20 working days from artwork approval.|
This process uses a photomechanical process for making fine cuts and halftone cuts by photographing an image on a metal plate and then etching. Photo etched, followed by the application of soft enamel, this process provides the look of cloisonne, but is less expensive. A clear epoxy dome seals in the colors while giving the design a 3 dimensional look.
|SCREEN PRINTED • Normal delivery: 20 working days from artwork approval.|
This process is ideal for designs which require exact replication or having fine details which cannot be color filled using standard production methods. Each color is individually screen printed on the surface of the metal, cured, and then sealed with an epoxy dome.
|PHOTO IMAGE 4 COLOR PROCESS • Normal delivery: 10-15 working days from artwork approval.|
This process allows the production of full color designs economically. The ideal process for reproducing half-tones, full color art, or multicolor designs. A miniature graph is reproduced, applied to a casting followed by the application of a clear epoxy dome to provide a lasting impression.
Custom shapes available.
|PVC PRODUCTS • Normal delivery: 25 working days from artwork approval.|
These elegant looking products are all custom molded to your design specifications. The vibrant colors are directly injected into the material producing a long lasting, non-toxic product with excellent detail. The flexible molded PVC is soft and has the feel of rubber, yet each item is lightweight and will retain its shape and not distort or break. These unique waterproof item can be customized for any event, promotion or fund raiser.