Design is king in coming up with fabulous custom military coins. Fortunately, expert graphic artists can help you come up with your designs. If you have your design, however, you’re guaranteed to bring it to life on coins with the help of the following tips:
Consider offset printing
Common designs on coins are often embossed with colors and edge linings that make them stand out. But considering offset printing can bring uniqueness to your custom military coins.
Offset printing is the process of printing imagines on another surface using a plate and rubber blankets. Transferring this inked image from the plate to the rubber material is called offsetting. This transferred image embedded on rubber will then be printed on the actual coin surface. In the past, this practice is only limited to specific projects. With technological enhancements, even coin makers are able to apply this procedure for producing coins.
By choosing offset printing, you can apply actual images on your coin design. The output is having the photo of your choice on the coin with complete colors and amazingly identical to the original image. Set your design with your chosen image and the coin maker will place them on coins. The only downside is that offset printing requires special procedures and equipment use, which means additional fees upon ordering.
Choosing an image for offset printing is not going to be an issue for coin makers. You can use virtually any photo and you will see it on your orders. The benefit of going with this option is the achieving rare appearance on coins, which will easily distinguish your troop from others.
Go for 3D printing
Most people choose 3D printing because they want to retain the same coin appearance on their orders. They don’t use special colors, but simply form the selected image on coins. Just like offset printing, choosing 3D printing custom military coins allows clients to choose any image or design the photo they prefer. They can also combine various design components like people, naval fleets, planes, and others with texts.
Although beneficial, its downside is it may require additional mold fee if not offered as standard option by coin makers. The image’s details require special molds to ensure the output is the one you had in mind.
Choose the right colors
Many individuals choose to use colors on their designs. Although coins have the usual red, white and blue colors to show patriotism, choosing the right colors for other parts of your design is crucial. If you’re designing your own coins, play with the colors until you find the perfect theme. You can also ask recommendations from coin makers’ graphic designers to have an idea about what you want.
Place texts on the best coin areas
Texts are often placed on the surface of custom military coins. However, you can choose other options that can make your coins look unique. A common example is engraving texts around the coin’s edge. Instead of reading the texts on the head’s side, you need to hold the coin flat between your thumb and index finger then read texts along its sides. Keep mind though that this can be a service requiring additional fees. Engraving texts along the sides is not easy and requires special equipment.
Making designs alive on custom military coins depends on how you play select your options. Coin makers have a long range of services you can use to come up with the best coins your troop deserves. As you shop around, be mindful of pricing details as special services and add-ons have additional charges depending on companies’ offers.