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Key Factors to Consider

Selecting the right trophy supplier is crucial when planning an event or recognising achievements. A well-chosen supplier can provide high-quality trophies that perfectly symbolise the honour and pride associated with the award. To ensure you make the best choice, here are some key factors to consider when looking for a trophy supplier.

Quality of Products

The quality of the trophies is paramount. High-quality materials and craftsmanship ensure that the trophies not only look impressive but are also long lasting. When evaluating suppliers, consider the following:

Materials Used: Check if the supplier uses premium materials such as crystal, glass, high-grade metals, or durable acrylics. The use of these materials often results in more elegant and long-lasting trophies.

Craftsmanship: Look at the detailing and finishing of the trophies. Superior craftsmanship is evident in the fine details, smooth finishes, and overall sturdiness of the product.

Customisation Options

Every award is unique, and having the option to customise trophies to reflect this uniqueness is important. A good supplier should offer:

Engraving Services: The ability to personalise trophies with names, dates, and messages.

Design Flexibility: Options to customise the shape, size, and colour of the trophies to match your event’s theme or branding.

Innovative Techniques: Use of modern techniques like laser engraving, 3D printing, and digital printing to create unique and intricate designs.

Range of Products

A diverse product range indicates a supplier’s capability to meet various needs. Ensure the supplier offers:

Variety of Trophies: Different types of trophies including plaques, cups, medals, and statuettes.

Range of Styles: From traditional designs to modern, avant-garde styles.

Price Points: Options that cater to different budgets without compromising on quality.

Reputation and Reviews

The reputation of a supplier can provide insights into their reliability and the quality of their products and services. To assess this:

Customer Reviews: Read reviews and testimonials from past clients to gauge their satisfaction.

Case Studies: Look for case studies or examples of past work, especially for events similar to yours.

Industry Experience: A supplier with years of experience is likely to have honed their processes and products.

Customer Service

Good customer service is essential for a smooth and satisfying purchasing experience. Consider the following aspects:

Responsiveness: The supplier should be quick to respond to inquiries and provide clear, helpful information.

Flexibility: Willingness to accommodate special requests and last-minute changes.

Support Services: Assistance with design choices, customisation options, and troubleshooting any issues that arise.

Delivery and Logistics

Timely delivery is crucial, especially if you are working within a tight schedule. Ensure the supplier can meet your deadlines by checking:

Delivery Times: Standard and expedited delivery options.

Shipping Services: Reliable shipping methods and the ability to track orders.

Packaging: Secure and protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

Cost and Value

While cost is always a consideration, it should not be the only factor. Look for suppliers who offer good value for money:

Transparent Pricing: Clear breakdown of costs, including any additional charges for customisation or expedited shipping.

Discounts and Offers: Availability of bulk order discounts or special promotions.

Value for Money: Balance between cost and the quality of products and services provided.

To Sum Up

Choosing the right trophy supplier involves more than just finding the lowest price. It requires a careful evaluation of the quality of products, customisation options, range of offerings, reputation, customer service, delivery capabilities, and overall value for money. By considering these factors, you can ensure that the trophies you present will be cherished symbols of achievement and pride, reflecting the significance of the honours they represent.

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When you’re looking for the best trophies for football, there’s a huge range of options, styles and designs to choose from.

In this guide we’ll take you through everything you need to know to find the perfect football trophy, including:

Different Types of Football Presentation Trophies

Football Trophy Ideas

Perpetual Awards

Classic Football Trophies

Modern and Unique Football Trophies

How much does a Football Trophy Cost?

Can I Design My Own Football Trophy?

How to Choose the Right Football Trophy

This should give you all the advice and information you need to be able to get the perfect football trophies and medals for your league, tournament or event.

Different Types of Football Presentation Trophies

Presenting football players with awards is a great way to acknowledge individual

achievements that can inspire others to put in better performances.

Numerous awards are given out annually at football events to recognise players achievements by football clubs and teams of all tiers. So whether you’re a professional, semi-pro, amateur, Sunday league, youth or junior team, there are plenty of different awards you can achieve.

Here are some football award ideas that your club could include in its annual awards presentation:

Football Champions Trophy

Trophies for winning a league, cup or tournament are often the most prestigious of all! A champions trophy can come in a wide range of styles, from classic cups to modern acrylic, metal and even wooden designs.

Player of the Match

Presented to the individual who made the most impact in a particular game.

There’s typically a Player of the Match award for most games, from junior events right up to the World Cup Final.

Golden Boot

A “golden boot” award is typically for the top scorer in a league or competition. The most famous golden football boot trophy is given to the top scorer in each World Cup, but it has become a classic trophy design for top scorer awards.

Golden Gloves

The goalkeeping equivalent of a Golden Boot trophy, Golden Gloves are awarded to the keeper who’s had the best performance, perhaps by conceding the fewest goals or keeping the most clean sheets in a tournament or league.

Player of the Year Awards

There are dozens of different types of Player of the Year awards, and they’re often awarded or voted for by different groups such as other players (Players’ Player of the Year), journalists, managers, parents, club staff or the public in general.

Referee and Match Official Awards

In every football league or tournament, the hard-working match officials should get some recognition too, as a way of thanking them for their contribution, without which the game simply wouldn’t function.

Fantasy Football Trophies

Fantasy football team managers enjoy awards too, league organisers can honour highest points scorers, manager of the month or title winners.

Football Coach Trophies

From the infamous Manager of the Month award, to trophies to thank the hard work of junior coaches, managers and coaches deserve recognition too!

Football Medals

People often overlook medals, but actually they’re one of the most common awards in football. As well as winner’s medals, there are often medals for runners-up and even just participants.

Football Trophy Ideas

When you’re looking for a great football award design, it’s important to think about the style you’d like to go for.

There are several classic designs, like football cup trophies, football shield trophies and medals, but there’s also a lot more unique and unusual trophy designs to choose from as well.

But how do you go about choosing the right award for you?

The first question you need to ask is whether this award is something that’s given once, and kept permanently, or whether it’s something that will be returned and awarded to a different team or person each year. This second type of trophy is known as a ‘perpetual award’.

What is a Perpetual Award?

A perpetual cup, trophy or award is simply one that is passed on from winner to winner, with a new engraving or badge for each victory at the end of each season or year.

The most famous awards and trophies tend to be perpetual awards, for example the Jules Rimet, the Ashes and the Claret Jug.

Many of these perpetual trophies are engraved each year with the winner’s name, either directly onto the trophy, or as a small badge. And so a perpetual trophy design often has to be created carefully to allow for space for that list to grow.

It’s also very common for a perpetual trophy to come with either miniature or replica football trophies, or another type of award, such as a medal, which can be kept permanently.

Classic Football Trophies

The classic football trophy cup is probably the most recognisable style of award, and while its shape stays familiar, they do come in a range of sizes and finishes.

Silver cups are always popular, but gold football trophies are very popular too.

We’re even seeing more and more cups in a brushed finish, rather than a traditional high polish, bringing a more modern feel to this traditional design.

Modern and Unique Football Trophies

With the benefit of computer aided design and 3D printing technology, the scope for high quality trophy design and manufacturing has no boundaries, and today more people are looking for unique shapes and more modern materials for their football awards.

Acrylic Football Trophies

Acrylic is an incredibly popular choice for a modern trophy, and opens up a whole new world of design possibilities. That’s because it is so versatile, and can be cast, moulded, turned or machined into a huge variety of shapes.

It’s also a popular option if you’re interested in a sustainable trophy –at least it is with EFX! We offer the option of using 100% recycled acrylic in our trophies, and can recycle your old trophy as the end of its life too.

Acrylic is also a great choice for personalised football trophies, as it’s the perfect base for digital printing as well as engraving, so you can create exactly the design that you want.


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Wooden Football Trophies

Another material that’s been rising in popularity over the past few years is wood. Sustainably sourced wood is another great option for people looking to lower their environmental impact –particularly if you’re looking for a large number of football medals and trophies.

Glass Football Trophies

Another popular trophy material is glass, which is a more traditional style for tournaments and football man of the match trophies.

Glass can be a good choice for an engraved football trophy, and with modern manufacturing methods it can even be coloured or digitally printed for a more up to date, unique finish.

Combined Material Awards

Another very popular style of award is one that includes a combination of different materials, such as metal and acrylic, or wood and acrylic.

By combining materials, you can get a great contrast in texture and look which can really bring a design to life.

How Much Does a Football Trophy Cost?

As with all trophies, the cost will depend on a number of factors, from the number you need to the material and design you go for.

For example, if you’re looking for a large number of kids’ football trophies, you might

want to consider a more affordable option like our off the shelf wooden medals.

These look amazing and can be customised with digital printing, making them a big step up from cheap plastic trophies without being too expensive.

However, if you’re after a unique design for a prestigious award, a bespoke trophy is definitely worth considering –particularly if you want a perpetual award that will be passed on year after year.

A bespoke award will almost certainly come at a higher price than an off the shelf option, but enables you to create a completely original design that’s perfect for your event.

Can I Design My Own Football Trophy?

Absolutely! Whatever the level of input you’d like, there’s a great option for you.

If all you need is personalisation through engraving or digital printing, then an off-the-shelf trophy could tick all your boxes.

If you’ve got some great ideas you’d like to be brought to life, then tell us all about them, and we can advise on the best way to create the award you want within your budget and timeframes.

Or, if you aren’t sure what you’re looking for, just get in touch with our expert trophy designers, and we’ll come up with some original ideas for you!

How to Choose the Right Football Trophy

Whether you’re after small or large football trophies, with your input and ideas there is almost no limit to what can be designed and created for you. You may be after something abstract and conceptual, inspired by a real world example, a trophy based on your own logo or branding, or a classic style with a modern twist.

You may simply want to have a logo and branding incorporated into your trophy choice, or have ideas that you’d like an expert trophy designer to bring to life for you. Whatever you need, there’s a fantastic range of options for you.

Bespoke trophies are designed in-house to your exact specification, brand and budget. You could choose trophies in different sizes, then present larger versions to top category-winners and smaller trophies to other categories or runners-up.

Or you could have a main trophy and offer customised medals, plaques or an off-the-shelf design for other participants.

The choices are endless, and if you’re not sure about the level of design input you need, or what options are right for you, just get in touch with our friendly team and we can help!

Telephone: 01789 450 005

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Jade Awards

As June unfurls, we're thrilled to kick off Pride Month here at Crystal Galleries. This month, we not only honour the LGBTQ+ community but also spotlight our most beloved best sellers, creating a colourful tapestry of inclusivity and excellence.

A Month of Celebration and Reflection

Pride Month is a time of celebration, reflection, and advocacy. It’s a period when we recognise the LGBTQ+ community, celebrating diversity in all its forms. At Crystal Galleries, we believe in the power of unity and inclusivity. Our team is proud to stand with the LGBTQ+ community, and we’re dedicated to fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and respected.

Unveiling Our Best Sellers

In tandem with our Pride Month celebrations, we’re excited to unveil a series of blog posts and social media highlights dedicated to our best-selling products. These items have earned their

status through timeless appeal, and the love of our loyal customers.

Top 5 Best Sellers to Watch

Whisky Glasses

Known for their popularity our range of whisky glasses have been a best seller for many years.

Glass Tankards

These pieces can be used for a variety of customer requirements. With a range of sizes and styles available there is always something to suit.

Wine Glass Sets

Perfect for any celebration, our engraved wine glass sets are ideal for their personalisation options and exquisite finish.

These small yet meaningful keepsakes are popular for their practicality and the personal touch they add to everyday items.

Facetted Awards

A staple in our collection, these awards are loved for the versatility they bring to any event.

Pride and Personalisation

One of the main points of our best sellers is the ability to individually engrave each piece, making them unique. Personalised gifts not only celebrate the individual but also carry a sentimental value that lasts a lifetime, whether its for 1 or 1000, we can help deliver your order.

Join Us in the Celebration

Throughout June, follow us on social media for daily spotlights on our best-selling products, behind-thescenes looks at our process, and special promotions. We’ll also be sharing stories from our customers about why they love their Crystal Galleries pieces, adding a personal touch to our celebrations.

To our customers, thank you for being a part of our journey. As we celebrate Pride Month and our best sellers, we are reminded of the beauty in diversity and the strength in unity. Here’s to a month filled with pride, joy, and sparkling moments.

Happy Pride Month from all of us at Crystal Galleries

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more updates, stories, and special offers throughout the month. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to receive exclusive discounts and early access to our best-selling products.

Telephone: +44 1642 225799

Visit: www.crystalgalleries.co.uk

EXPLORING TRADE SHOWS: An Ideal Venue for Finding a New Trophy Supplier

Trade shows are dynamic, engaging events that bring together a wide array of vendors, buyers, and industry experts under one roof. They offer an excellent opportunity to discover new suppliers for various needs, including trophies. TEN magazine looks at the reasons why a trade show can be an ideal place to find a new trophy supplier:

Direct Interaction and Networking

Face-to-Face Meetings — Trade shows provide the opportunity to meet potential suppliers in person, facilitating direct communication and relationship building. Networking Opportunities — Engaging with suppliers and other industry professionals can lead to valuable connections and insights into the market.

Comprehensive Product Exploration

Hands-On Experience — Seeing and handling the trophies in person allows you to assess the quality, craftsmanship, and materials firsthand.

Diverse Range of Products — Exhibitors typically showcase a wide variety of their best products, giving you a comprehensive view of what different suppliers have to offer.

Insights into Trends and Innovations

Latest Designs — Trade shows often highlight the latest trends and innovations in trophy design, providing inspiration and up-to-date options.

New Technologies — Discover advanced manufacturing techniques and

customisation options, such as 3D printing, laser engraving, and eco-friendly materials.

Competitive Analysis

Comparison Shopping — Having multiple suppliers in one location allows for easy comparison of quality, design, customisation options, and pricing.

Exclusive Deals — Exhibitors often offer special discounts or promotions for trade show attendees, providing cost-saving opportunities.

Educational Opportunities

Demonstrations and Seminars — Many trade shows include demonstration sessions on industry trends, best practices, and new technologies, enhancing your knowledge and decision-making capabilities.

Expert Advice — Access to industry experts and consultants who can provide insights and recommendations tailored to your needs.

Efficient Use of Time

Convenient One-Stop Shop — By bringing multiple suppliers together, trade shows save you time compared to visiting separate suppliers individually.

Quick Decision-Making — The ability to gather a wealth of information in a short period accelerates the decision-making process.

Evaluating Supplier Capabilities

Supplier Credibility — Participation in trade shows often indicates a supplier's commitment to their industry and willingness to invest in showcasing their products.

Portfolio and References — Suppliers usually present their portfolios and may provide references or testimonials from past clients, helping you gauge their reliability and reputation.

Tips for Maximising Trade Show Visits

To make the most of your trade show experience, consider the following tips:

1. Pre-Show Research: Review the list of exhibitors and identify potential suppliers you want to visit. Plan your schedule to ensure you meet all relevant exhibitors.

2. Prepare Questions: Have a list of questions ready to ask suppliers about their products, customisation options,

lead times, pricing, and any other concerns.

3. Take Notes and Photos: Document your interactions and the products you see. This will help you remember details and make comparisons later.

4. Follow-Up: Collect contact information and follow up with suppliers after the show to continue the conversation and request further details or samples.

Attending a trade show is an excellent strategy for finding a new trophy supplier. The opportunity for direct interaction, hands-on product evaluation, and exposure to the latest trends and innovations makes trade shows a valuable resource. By preparing in advance and actively engaging with exhibitors, you can efficiently identify and connect with suppliers who meet

your specific needs, ensuring that you find the perfect partner for your trophy requirements. Whether you're looking for cutting-edge designs, sustainable materials, or exceptional craftsmanship, trade shows offer a unique and comprehensive platform to explore and evaluate potential suppliers, ultimately enhancing your ability to make an informed and confident choice.

Your next major event for the trophy, award, medal, engraving and personalisation industry is Euro Trophex, being held in Berlin on 1st & 2nd February 2025 at STATION BERLIN.


Author: Jane Soones Editor - TEN Magazine


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Rona Machines, the UK's largest stockist of used engraving equipment, is excited to announce the launch of their new website. This enhanced digital platform is designed to provide customers with an improved browsing experience, showcasing their extensive range of new, reconditioned and used engraving machines and equipment.

Founded in 1982, Rona Machines is a father and son family-owned business operating from a purpose-designed building in Nazeing, Essex. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Rona Machines has established itself as a trusted name in the engraving equipment market, offering a dedicated showroom that displays a large selection of both manual and computer-driven machines.

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Hybrid Services Ltd, Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Ireland distributor announces the addition of the Japanese manufacturer’s fastest ever dye-sublimation printer to its new showroom facility in Cheshire. The recently refurbished venue now features the Tiger600-1800TS alongside the already extensive range of Mimaki’s industrial printing and cutting solutions.

Clocking print speeds of up to 550m2/h, the Mimaki Tiger600-1800TS is a production powerhouse, designed to handle even the most challenging large-scale textile projects. The new 1.8m wide printer incorporates high-density

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The new Tiger600-1800TS is installed in Hybrid’s showroom alongside Mimaki’s broad selection of wide format dyesublimation, direct-to-film and textile printers, to give users the widest choice of fabric printing options in one location, all-year round. The venue is designed as a working environment for training, sampling, events, and product demonstrations, enabling users to get

first-hand experience with Mimaki technology.

Beyond textile printing solutions, the extensive showroom also features solvent, UV, cutting, and full colour 3D technology, for those that operate print businesses that span the range. As Andrew Gregory, Hybrid Services’ Sales Director, states: “Hybrid and its resellers can bring potential customers here to make sure the technology they’re choosing exactly meets their needs, while at the same time seeing what the next Mimaki solution could be for them in the future as their business grows.”

The Hybrid Services showroom is open 5 days a week, and prospective companies looking for a demonstration or training can book an appointment through their Mimaki reseller partner or get in touch at www.hybridservices.co.uk.

The Mimaki Tiger600-1800TS industrial dye sublimation printer is now available for demo in Hybrid's showroom.


Sublimation-Ready Bags

Dye Sublimation printing is a process whereby full colour images, text and other graphics can be transferred onto a receptive item. The process relies on a specialised ‘dye sublimation’ ink, which when heated changes from being a solid dye to being a gas, without passing through a liquid stage. Taking this a step further, if this gas encounters polymer fibres as it moves, it will penetrate those fibres, permanently dyeing them. Nova Chrome UK supply a number of options for this unique, exciting process.

Starter Kits are available for those taking their first steps into personalisation, Nova Chrome UK also supply printers, sublimation inks and heat transfer presses for those who simply wish to upgrade or expand their existing system.

The products Nova Chrome UK supply are all polymer coated (or otherwise produced from polymer based materials), and therefore sublimation

ready. This range includes items such as ceramic & bone china mugs, photo slates, acrylic photo blocks, aluminium, woods and much more besides.

The process is quick and easy and as the equipment is quite compact, minimal working space is required. You can print as many or as few prints as you need therefore producing a ‘one off’, short run or multiples to suit your requirements. End results are vibrant, photo-realistic images on a wide range of unique personal and promotional products that your customers will love.

As the summer heat kicks in, it’s the ideal time to inject some fun into your offering and boost sales with Nova Chrome's sizzling collection of sublimation-ready drinkware and bags! Perfect for personalised gifts, promotional items, or just a unique touch to any summer outing. These high-quality products are designed to showcase your creativity.

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Tote Bag with Long Handle – 35 x 39cm (13.7 x 15.3")

Product Code: 6067

Ideal for bulk orders, this pack of 10 tote bags with long handles ensures you’re always prepared. These bags are perfect for promotional giveaways, team events, or retail sales.

Beach / Shopper Bag

Product Code: 6004

Whether you’re heading to the beach or the market, this spacious Beach / Shopper Bag is your go-to companion. Its durable fabric and large size make it perfect for carrying all your essentials.

Tote / Shopper Bag with Black Handles – Large (40 x 50cm)

Product Code: 6059

Need more space? This large tote/ shopper bag with black handles offers ample room for all your summer necessities. Its robust design and size make it a versatile addition to your bag collection.

Tote Bag with Black Handles

– Small (33 x 36.5cm)

Product Code: 6058

Add a touch of elegance to your daily errands with this stylish small tote bag. The black handles provide a sleek contrast, perfect for highlighting your unique sublimation designs.

Sublimation-Ready Drinkware

12oz Enamel Mug

Product Code: 3545

Sip in style with this vintage-inspired enamel mug. Its sturdy build and classic design are perfect for camping trips, picnics, or simply enjoying your morning coffee. Whilst especially popular during the summer months, the 12oz Enamel Mug is a great all year round gift idea.

Aluminium Silver Drink Bottle

600ml Capacity

Product Code: 3593

Lightweight and durable, this aluminum silver drink bottle is designed for active lifestyles. Customise it with your brand logo or summer-themed graphics.

White Tumbler with Straw – 20oz

Product Code: 3645

Stay hydrated on the go with this sleek white tumbler. The included straw makes it easy to enjoy your favorite cold beverages, while its design is perfect for vibrant sublimation prints.

Aluminium White Drink Bottle

600ml Capacity

Product Code: 3594

This white aluminum drink bottle is perfect for a fresh and clean look. Its sublimation-ready surface makes it a blank canvas for your creative ideas.

Silver Bottle Cola Shape 500ml

Product Code: 3646S

This stylish silver bottle in a classic cola shape is a trendy way to keep your drinks cool. Its metallic finish offers a unique background for your custom designs.

Silver Drink Bottle with Handle 22oz

Product Code: 3575S

For those who need a bit more capacity, this 22oz silver drink bottle with a handle is the ideal choice. Its ergonomic design and ample size make it perfect for long summer days.

White Bottle Cola Shape 500ml

Product Code: 3646

Enjoy a modern twist on a classic shape with this white cola bottle. Its smooth surface is ideal for detailed sublimation art, making it a perfect summer accessory.

For more information about the products, equipment and services available please contact the team at Nova Chrome UK.

Telephone: +44(0)1407 720011

Email: info@novachrome.co.uk Visit: www.novachrome.co.uk


booster. The white will only transfer to where toner is on the transparent sheet.

TheMagicTouch offer the perfect entry-level lowest ever maintenance desktop, powderless, DTF transfer solution for single and full colour transfers for garment and textile decoration. All made possible using the latest CMYK + White toner transfers printed with selected LED/Laser digital desktop printers featuring white toner.

Introducing the new 2-Part “WTT” (White Toner Transfer) consisting of a transparent film and a white paper booster enabling full colour transfers to be produced with vibrancy, speed, and best durability ever. No cutting or weeding required. Simply print the logo/design on to the matt side of the transparent film and then press together with the white paper

Developed for garment decorators who focus on logo sized and smaller images up to A3. Available in sets of 50 sheets of film + paper in both A4 and A3 format.

TheMagicTouch toner-based process offers proven entry-level solutions for garment decoration regardless of colour or fabric composition. This solution is perfect for the ad-hoc user and supported with a 3-year onsite warranty.

The WTT film/paper settings have been added to the latest version of TheMagicTouch basic and Pro software. Existing users can simply update and download for free by contacting technical@themagictouch.co.uk. The new versions have many improved features including “Rasterization” to ensure block and solid design images have a softer feel.

For further details, samples or to arrange a full demonstration contact sales@themagictouch.co.uk



Value in Exhibition Setups

In the realm of exhibitions and trade shows, the age-old adage “you get what you pay for” has often held true. However, a paradigm shift seems to be underway, with Euro Trophex leading the charge in redefining the value proposition for exhibitors. What was once considered an expensive shell scheme setup has now emerged as a cost-effective solution, surpassing other purportedly low-cost alternatives.

At Euro Trophex, exhibitors are offered a competitive rate of 225 euros per square meter, with stands starting at just 675 euros. What sets them apart is their inclusion of shell scheme and name on the fascia board at no additional cost. Yes, you read that right – free shell scheme at Euro Trophex. This bold move challenges the notion that quality comes at a premium, demonstrating that excellence can be accessible to all.

Backed by over 35 years of experience and a deep understanding of marketing dynamics, Euro Trophex boasts a formidable database and a track record



of successful shows across Europe. Their upcoming event promises to build on the momentum, with an anticipated turnout of over a thousand visitors.

Flexibility is key at Euro Trophex, with stands customisable to suit exhibitors’ needs, (subject to floor plan constraints). From the moment a stand is booked, the marketing engine kicks into high gear. Exhibitors benefit from exposure in TEN magazine, the premier monthly publication for the trophy, awards, medals, and engraving industry in Europe. Additionally, a strategic social media campaign and a dedicated website ensure maximum visibility for participating companies.

What truly sets Euro Trophex apart is its global appeal. While the event draws a significant contingent from the UK, it also attracts visitors from over 70 countries worldwide. This diverse audience ensures a dynamic and enriching experience for exhibitors, offering unparalleled

networking opportunities on an international scale.

In essence, Euro Trophex has flipped the script on traditional notions of exhibition costs. What was once perceived as a pricey endeavour has now become a remarkably cost-effective option without compromising on quality or reach. As the industry evolves, Euro Trophex remains at the forefront, setting a new standard for value and accessibility in exhibition setups.

Let’s learn, connect and shape the future. Stand beside the leading names in the trophy, award, medals and engraving industry within a beautiful venue in the heart of Berlin.

Euro Trophex – Bringing the industry together under one roof over two days.

Please contact Nigel Bean nigelbean1@aol.com for further information or to reserve your stand.

Stieber’s endorsement of Euro Trophex 2025 in Berlin sets the stage for an unparalleled showcase of excellence in the trophy and award industry.

As anticipation mounts for this prestigious event, Stieber’s support adds credibility and excitement.

Industry professionals, enthusiasts, and businesses can mark their calendars for Euro Trophex 2025, expecting a convergence of innovation, tradition, and unwavering commitment to excellence exemplified by both Stieber and the event itself.

Euro Trophex 2025

Euro Trophex 2025 promises to be a landmark event in the world of trophies, awards, engraving, and personalisation. With Berlin as its host city, attendees can look forward to a memorable experience, both professionally and culturally. The combination of innovative exhibits, educational opportunities, and the unique charm of Berlin makes this an event not to be missed. As the countdown to Euro Trophex begins, industry professionals and enthusiasts alike can start planning for an unforgettable experience in the heart of Europe.

Euro Trophex opens its doors on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February 2025, within the historic and popular event location, STATION-Berlin, which lies in the heart of Berlin, right next to the world-famous Potsdamer Platz.

Discover the future of the trophy and recognition industry at the highly anticipated Euro Trophex Trade Show! Join us for an exhilarating showcase of cutting-edge designs, innovative materials, and state-of-the-art technology that will revolutionise the way achievements are celebrated. As the premier event in the trophy sector, Euro Trophex brings together industry leaders and passionate professionals from around the globe, providing an unparalleled platform to network, exchange ideas, and stay ahead of the competition.

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Roland EGX 350 300 x 200mm engraving area Vectric software mint condition

Gravograph LS100 laser complete with Gravostyle software fume extractor and rotary attachment, lovely condition

Roland EGX 30A 305 x 205mm, Vectric Cut - 2D software, lovely condition

Gravograph IS 400G flat and cup engraving point and shoot Gravostyle software mint condition

Gravograph IS900 IQ 635 x 432mm engraving area, complete on stand, Gravostyle software excellent condition .................................................................

Trotec Laser Speedy 100 30 watts Fibre 600 x 300 little use mint condition

Trotec Laser Speedy 100 Flexi 80 watts co2 fume extractor rotary attachment honeycomb table very late machine, brand-new condition

U-Marq Gem RX5 Visual Toolbox software, superb condition

Gravograph M20J Ideal machine for the jewellery trade, flat plate and inside ring engraver, excellent condition

Gravograph IS700 500x300 engraving area, tee-slot table and vice unit and EngraveLab 10

Vision 1624 610 x 400 engraving area series 3 controller and software, excellent condition

Suregrave Mini ME desk top engraver Engravelab 10 software as new

Gravograph IS7000 610mm x 815mm engraving area complete with stand & Gravostyle software, mint condition ................................................................

Gravograph IS400 flatwork engraver up to 300mm x 200mm Engravlab 10 software superb

Mastergrave / U-Marq compact, flat and tankard / glass engraver Visual Toolbox software lovely condition


Roland EGX 400 400 x 300mm engraving area Engravelab 10 software immaculate condition £4500

Suregrave Rotation S flat & cup machine up to 200mm diameter Hi-Drive 2 controller Engravalab 10 software mint condition £4500

Suregrave Wizzard St 300mm x 300mm engraving area, Hi Drive 2 control, Engravelab 10 software, as new ..................................................................... £3,500

Roland EGX 20 with Engravalab software 200 X 150 engraving area

Gravograph IS 200 TX 225 x 80 engraving area and 200ml diameter cups, superb condition, on-stand gravostyle software

Signature 8080 engraving machine Superb giftware and cup machine, several attachments, PC and software

Newing Hall Milgrav, Apex AMC 2 Controller, lovely condition





Roland Metaza MPX 70 complete with Roland software, virtually unused .................................................................................................................................

Gravograph TX3, motorised flat and cup machine, cups/rosebowls to 12” diameter, cutters and diamond form

Gravograph VXM, 200 x 150 engraving area, superb condition

Dahlgren Wizzard 2000 St, 300mm x 300mm engraving area, ‘T’ slot table, surelab software, mint condition

Mastergrave MK5 cup engraving machine, 10” cup diameter, complete with copy set, cutters and diamond marker, late machines immaculate condition

Gravograph VX2B computer engraving system 650 x 490 engraving area complete with 3D controller and Engravelab 10 software ...................................

Roland PNC 2300, 200 x 150 engraving area, nice compact machine, complete with Engravelab 8 software

Gravograph Unica complete with keyboard and screen star programme as new

Gravograph IM3 or similar

Gravograph IS800 650 x 490 engraving area with Gravostyle software

Gravograph VX 300 x 350 engraving area complete with 3D controller and Engravelab 10 software

Newing Hall 350 work station. 350mm x 300mm engraving area. Cup/Tankards upto 250mm diameter. Complete with Apex controller + Software. Superb condition

Gravograph TXL motorised cup attachment, cups up to 200mm diameter, letter set, cutters diamond, mint condition

Suregrave Dalhgren 14” x 10” 350 x 250 mm engraving area complete with Suregrave high drive controller Surelab software mint condition

Roland EGX 300 300 x 200 Engraving area Surelab 9 (Engravelab Software) Excellent condition
















Suregrave 2516 Surelab 9 heavy duty flat engraving machine complete superb condition ..................................................................................................... £4500

Suregrave 2516i Hi-drive 2 controller, Surelab 9 software excellent condition

Newing Hall Pamtocut PNC 4E Apex AMC2 Control single phase with Engravelab 10 software superb condition

Gravograph M40G 300 x 200 engraving area flat and cup machine, laser pointer Gravostyle software mint condition

Suregrave 4824I HD2 Controller Engrave Lab 9 Software New Condition

Mastergrave Universal Flat machine and cups up to 200mm diameter, superb condition ......................................................................................................





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