We want to make sure that when you receive your coins, you are 100% satisfied with the end product. We have come up with a few tips you can use to make sure that happens.
Many challenge coins are crafted using 3D images. This feature adds detail and a sense of personalization that regular 2D coin do not provide. In order to make sure the finished piece comes out looking absolutely stunning, we require a high resolution image to work from. The more detailed the picture, the more crisp the 3D coin will turn out. If the image you provide is not up to standards, we will contact you and request a better reference.
Epoxy is also popular as it provides a layer of protection to the surface of the coin. While aesthetically pleasing, it cannot be mixed with 3D or Glow-In-The Dark enamel color fill. The epoxy coating will inhibit light penetration, causing the Glow-In-The Dark enamel to become inactive – in other words, it won’t glow.
Dual plating is a process whereby two metals are used on the same coin, for example; gold and silver. This option really adds a level detail that can distinguish your challenge coins from the crowd. However, please note that tiny areas between details int eh design may or may not be eligible for this option. Dual plating is best reserved for larger areas and not applied to smaller areas.
Printed inserts allow us to place your exact image on one or both sides of your coin. Again, the quality of the picture provided has a direct influence on how well the printing will turn out. Please send us the very best reference you have if this option is chosen.
Sizing: We sell more 1.75″ coins than any other, and most design concepts are able to be fit into this working area. If your idea is highly detailed, we may suggest increasing the diameter of your custom coins so that text and other features are accurately represented. If there is cause for alarm as to certain aspects, we will notify you and suggest a solution. Often, minute details are rendered as “representational” – meaning, you will be able to recognize the feature, but some detail may be lost.
Depending on shape, bottle opener coins have specific dimensions that must be used so that the coin will actually open a bottle. As a general rule, such designs have to be two inches or larger for a functioning piece.
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