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To Order an ACRYLIC EMBEDMENT, TOMBSTONE, OR CUSTOM RESIN AWARD
Please Call: Customer Service at 1.888.968.4696
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The possibilities with embedments, tombstones, and custom resin awards is endless. For this reason, we do not offer the purchase of these items online, but provide you with a description and understanding of the process and some options. 

 

PYRAMID SHAPE RECTANGLE WEDGE PRISM SHAPE
This standard pyramid award features an embedded metal cast miniature, a blown glass water drop, and custom tinted bottom. The text is achieved by using an offset printed card. This standard rectangle award features custom cut miniature wood doors with metal cast door knobs. The rectangle has a custom tinted gray background. The text is achieved through a screened acetate insert.

 

This standard wedge award features custom laser cut plexi letter in front of a custom molded acrylic wave. It also features a sand blasted frosted back. The text is achieved by using a screened acetate insert. This award features a standard prism shape, with an embedded globe. The text is achieved through a screened acetate insert.
HALF OVAL OBELISK OVAL TRIANGLE SHAPE
This standard standing half oval award features a cibachrome photograph, in front of a black plexi background. The text is achieved by using a screened acetate insert.

 

This standard obelisk award features a screened acetate insert with a black plexi bottom This standard oval award features a screened silver plate with a black plexi bottom This standard triangle award features a screened acetate insert and a black plexi bottom with beveled edges.
CUSTOM BEAR CUSTOM TRUCK CUSTOM MOLDED CUSTOM SHAPE
This award features a custom shaped bear. The text is achieved through a screened acetate insert. This award features a tinted acrylic inner core embedded with a clear layer for an offset printed card. The tires are laser cut plex with screened sticker wheels. This award has been custom molded and machined with a tinted inner core. The image and text are achieved through four color process printing. This award features a custom shaped bottle made of machined acrylic with a custom tinted inner core. The label was made through four color process printing.

 

CUSTOM RESIN CUSTOM RESIN CUSTOM RESIN CUSTOM RESIN
This penguin in this award is a custom resin shape that has been hand painted. The bottle is a machined bottle with a laser cut plexi cap, and an offset printed card. The base is a tinted custom shape.

 

This award is a hand painted custom resin shape. The text on the drum and on the battery is achieved by using screened stickers. This lighthouse is a custom resin shape that has been hand painted. The lighthouse sits on a black tinted acrylic base. The message on the base is achieved by using an offset printed card. This award is a custom resin shape that has been hand painted. The text is applied by individual screened stickers.

Historically embedments have been used by corporations to announce a stock offering or a business merger or venture. When embedments are used in this means they are also called tombstones. They are tombstones because they are full of information regarding an event and virtually last forever. In some cases a  business  may opt to  reproduce a stock certificate and embed it in acrylic. Another use for embedments might be a construction company commemorating a ground opening by embeding a card or acetate with information regarding the event and including a small metal shovel. The possibilities are endless. We highly recommend discussing the possibilities for your project with one of our award specialists.

The manufacturing of acrylic embedments began shortly after World War II. It has remained one of the best kept manufacturing secrets, handed down through trusted associates. Because of the tremendous technical knowledge required, the total number of actual manufacturers remains very small.

Acrylic is a high quality product. The versatility of acrylic allows it to be custom designed into a variety of shapes and sizes, incorporating many different types of embedded elements. However, due to chemical reactions during the process, not everything can be embedded. The process starts with two basic ingredients, an acrylic resin powder and monomer, a crystal clear liquid. The powder and monomer are mixed together in specific proportions. The result is a thick, opaque liquid. The mixture is hand poured into molds and allowed to partially harden. Objects to be embedded are then hand placed into the acrylic layer. Another layer is poured over the embedded object and the acrylic is again allowed to harden. During this stage, the liquid acrylic is an opaque, milky white. It is very difficult to center objects on multiple levels when the objects below cannot be clearly seen. Because theses embedded objects are placed by hand, no two acrylic embedments are ever 100% alike.

After the acrylic has hardened, the molds are placed into an oven. There, heat cures, and pressure squeezes out the air bubbles, to completely harden the embedment. This curing process may take up to seven hours. After cooling, the acrylic embedments are removed from the molds and the sizing process begins. All acrylic parts are cast oversized to allow for shrinkage, which varies from part to part. Three steps are taken to size the embedments. The parts are ground down to size by hand on large industrial sanders. A coarse grit belt is used first, followed by a medium grit belt. A final sanding with a fine grit belt makes it easier to polish the sanded acrylic. Variations occur in this sizing process since it is all done by hand.

Polishing is the next step in the process. It is also done by hand. This brings out the luster and high gloss of the acrylic not previously seen during production. A rough buffing is administered to remove all sanding lines. A final polishing then brings out the bright crystal-like finish. The production of the acrylic embedment is completed.

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