Trophies play an important role in recognizing the efforts and achievement of individuals. They can be awarded for various types of accomplishments. Since the purpose of these personalized mementos is to recognize the contributions of an individual, they must be designed to convey the appropriate meaning.
Materials used for making trophies
Trophies are primarily made of three main types of materials. These are crystal, glass, and acrylic. Though all the three materials look similar, they possess some major differences. Glass is composed of soda, lime, and silica. Trophies made of glass can easily be engraved.
This makes them less sturdy and the trophies created tend to have sharp edges. These trophies give a yellowish or greenish tint in light. Glass trophies tend to be cheaper than the ones made of other materials.
Crystal consists of lead oxide, the content of which may vary between 1 to 49%. The presence of lead makes crystals heavier. Crystal trophies hence end to be sturdier than the ones made of other materials. These trophies generally cast rainbows when held in the light. They usually have around edges due to their sturdiness.
These types of trophies are available in numerous designs and shapes including pyramids, cubes, obelisks, and flames. The trophies made of crystal are generally more expensive than the ones made of glass or acrylic.
Acrylic trophies are quite affordable. They are available in a range of designs and shapes including semi-circles, circles, rectangles, and stars.