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The Ultimate Guide to

Custom Made Bespoke Medals

www.bespokemedals.com

2013/14


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Welcome & Contents Welcome to the Ultimate Guide to Custom Made Bespoke Medals

Welcome 25 Years Experience With over 25 years experience in the manufacturing and marketing of personalised medals (medallions) through our sister company Running Imp, we are firmly established in the UK as the market leader in our field supplying many European and International events worldwide. Now under the branding of bespokemedals.com we are expanding our knowledge and experience to a more global market offering quality medals at wholesale prices. A Wide Choice Inside we have featured 3 different styles of medals to suit all tastes, budgets and occasions: Europa, Enamelled and Full Colour Printed Ribboned Medals. FREE Sample Pack By comparing the detailed description of each medal style, you should be able to judge which type of medal may suit you best. However, we will be more than happy to FedEx you a FREE sample pack of all our medal styles if you are still unsure. From Only 6 Week Lead Time Once you have decided and ‘signed off’ your medal design, the complete order process can take as little as 6 weeks including delivery to your door. However, if you are able to place your order further in advance and use our 12 week sea freight delivery, it will reduce the overall cost of your medals. All Inclusive Prices All our prices INCLUDE customs clearance and delivery to your door with all duties and taxes paid. There is NO paperwork or forms to fill in on delivery and NO hidden import duties or surcharges to pay. We hope you find this bespokemedals.com guide helpful and we look forward to producing your personalised medals which will be cherished for years to come. Chris Illsley & Caroline Birkin Founders & Chief Executives bespokemedals.com

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Medal Styles 3 different styles to choose from to suit all budgets and tastes

ANY Shape/Size/Thickness Your medals can be produced in absolutely ANY shape, size and thickness including with cut-outs

Medal Features & Finishes An unbeatable choice of features & options to customise and enhance your medals

Europa Medals Very popular in Europe and our biggest seller in the UK

Enamelled Medals Economical to produce and a big seller in Europe and America

38mm Wide Colour Ribbons Full colour 38mm Super Wide Ribbons, the ultimate in ribbon personalisation

FAQs & How to Order A list of questions we are frequently asked in the production of Bespoke Personalised Medals

Pin Badges 4 styles of custom lapel pin badges to choose from to suit all budgets and tastes

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Medal Styles & FREE Design Service Available in ANY Shape, ANY Size and ANY Thickness / FREE Plain or Striped Woven Ribbon

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12 FREE SAMPLES

Europa Medals Our Bespoke Europa Medals (non enamelled) are heavyweight, versatile and economical to produce and our most popular customised option. Available in ANY shape and size with or without ‘cut-outs’.

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Enamelled Medals Our Bespoke Europa style of medal but with partial or full colour enamelling. Also available in ANY shape and size with or without ‘cut-outs’ very eye catching.

38mm Super WIde Ribbons

FREE Design Service

Our Bespoke Europa or Enamelled style of medal but with a 38mm wide deluxe satin ribbon printed on both sides in full colour including photographs if required - the ultimate in medal presentation.

Why not use our FREE Design Service. We will send you some designs to choose from within 4 to 5 working days - and above all it’s FREE no matter what size your order! Simply send us your guidelines with any logos and we will do the rest.

For a FREE medal samples pack, email: enquiries@bespokemedals.com

PRICES

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• Delivery to your door • Customs clearance • All duties & taxes paid (See website for full details)

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ANY Shape, ANY Size, ANY Thickness Your medal can be produced in . . .

SHAPE

You can have ANY size of medal you like from 20mm to 100mm.

You can have absolutely ANY shape of medal you like.

2mm 3mm 4mm 5mm

THICKNESS And they can be produced in ANY thickness from 2mm up to 20mm.

THE ONLY LIMIT IS YOUR IMAGINATION

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Medal Features, Finishes & Optional Extras An unbeatable choice of features and options to customise and enhance your medals

Medal Design

3D High Relief Design

Flat Raised Design

Flat Sunken Design

Cut-outs

Intricate Detail

Square

Rectangular

Bespoke Shape

Figure Shaped

Medal Shape

Circular

Medal Edge

Ribbon

Traditional Flat Edge

Rounded Edge

Bespoke Edge

FREE Plain Woven Ribbons

FREE Striped Ribbons

Internal Loop

Bespoke Loop

Hidden Loop

Clip-on Loop

Full Enamelling

Partially Printed

Fully Printed

Printed with Epoxy Coating

Ribbon Loop

Traditional Loop

Colouring Options

Partial Enamelling

Medal Finishes Available

AG: Antique Gold

SS: Shiny Silver

CB: Contrast Bronze

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AS: Antique Silver

SB: Shiny Bronze

BN: Black Nickel

AB: Antique Bronze

CG: Contrast Gold

Optional Extras

SG: Shiny Gold Printed Woven Ribbons

Printed Satin Ribbons

Extra Thick Medals

Crystal Inserts

Glitter Enamelling

‘Glow in the Dark’ Enamelling

Printed Medal Cases

Spinning Section(s)

CS: Contrast Silver

These are our standard finishes. Other finishes are available, please call for details

For a FREE medal samples pack, email: enquiries@bespokemedals.com

Dependant on style for a nominal extra cost.

PRICES

INCLUDE

• Delivery to your door • Customs clearance • All duties & taxes paid (See website for full details)

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Bespoke Europa Medals Available in ANY Shape, ANY Size and ANY Thickness / FREE Plain or Striped Woven Ribbon

Europa Medals Our Bespoke Europa Medals (non enamelled) are heavyweight, versatile and economical to produce and our most popular bespoke medal option. MINIMUM ORDER With a minimum order of only 100 you can have your design: • On one side with a plain reverse • The same design on both sides • A different design on each side AND THEY ARE AVAILABLE IN:

ANY SHAPE & ANY SIZE & ANY THICKNESS INCLUDING WITH CUT-OUTS

AND THEY COME WITH

FREE Deluxe 25mm Plain or Striped Woven Ribbons in the colour(s) of your choice, sewn on to the medals FREE of Charge in a continuous loop for a neat ‘V’ neck finish excellent value!

MEDAL FINISHES SG Shiny Gold AG Antique Gold AS Antique Silver SS Shiny Silver AB Antique Bronze SB Shiny Bronze

EMAIL

enquiries@bespokemedals.com

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TELEPHONE

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Bespoke Europa Medals Available in ANY Shape, ANY Size and ANY Thickness / FREE Plain or Striped Woven Ribbon

FREE SAMPLES

For a FREE medal samples pack, email: enquiries@bespokemedals.com

PRICES

INCLUDE

• Delivery to your door • Customs clearance • All duties & taxes paid (See website for full details)

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www.bespokemedals.com Available in ANY Shape, ANY Size and ANY Thickness / FREE Plain or Striped Woven Ribbon

Passionate about Medals EMAIL

enquiries@bespokemedals.com

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TELEPHONE

www.bespokemedals.com

+44 (0) 1522 502136


Rewarding Achievements Worldwide Available in ANY Shape, ANY Size and ANY Thickness / FREE Plain or Striped Woven Ribbon

FREE SAMPLES

For a FREE medal samples pack, email: enquiries@bespokemedals.com

PRICES

INCLUDE

• Delivery to your door • Customs clearance • All duties & taxes paid (See website for full details)

www.bespokemedals.com Visit our website for full range, details & prices

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Bespoke Enamelled Medals Available in ANY Shape, ANY Size and ANY Thickness / FREE Plain or Striped Woven Ribbon

Enamelled Medals Our Fully Bespoke Europa style of medal but with partial or full colour enamelling. Can also include printing where the logo or image is too intricate to enamel. MINIMUM ORDER With a minimum order of only 100 you can have your design: • On one side with a plain reverse • The same design on both sides • A different design on each side AND THEY ARE AVAILABLE IN:

ANY SHAPE & ANY SIZE & ANY THICKNESS INCLUDING WITH CUT-OUTS

AND THEY COME WITH

FREE Deluxe 25mm Plain or Striped Woven Ribbons in the colour(s) of your choice, sewn on to the medals FREE of Charge in a continuous loop for a neat ‘V’ neck finish excellent value!

MEDAL FINISHES SG Shiny Gold AG Antique Gold AS Antique Silver SS Shiny Silver AB Antique Bronze SB Shiny Bronze

EMAIL

enquiries@bespokemedals.com

WEB

TELEPHONE

www.bespokemedals.com

+44 (0) 1522 502136


Bespoke Enamelled Medals Available in ANY Shape, ANY Size and ANY Thickness / FREE Plain or Striped Woven Ribbon

FREE SAMPLES

For a FREE medal samples pack, email: enquiries@bespokemedals.com

PRICES

INCLUDE

• Delivery to your door • Customs clearance • All duties & taxes paid (See website for full details)

www.bespokemedals.com Visit our website for full range, details & prices

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Unique Full Colour Ribbons Double Sided Print / The Ultimate in Medal Presentation

Full Colour Ribbons

38mm Wide Ribbons

These unique full colour printed Deluxe Satin Ribbons are available in 2 sizes: 24mm WIDE Suitable for ANY size medal 38mm Super Wide Ideally suited for 60mm and larger medals. Both sizes are 800mm long and will be printed on both sides in full colour including photographs if required. They are then sewn on to the medals FREE of Charge in a continuous loop for a neat ‘V’ neck finish ready for you to present - the ultimate in medal presentation. BOTH SIZES ARE SUITABLE FOR OUR:

EUROPA MEDALS ENAMELLED MEDALS CONTRAST MEDALS You can even use our FREE Design Service if you want us to produce any ideas for you and send you a proof for approval prior to going to print.

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enquiries@bespokemedals.com

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FAQs & How to Order Here’s a list of questions we are frequently asked in the production of Bespoke Personalised Medals

Medal Production Q. Where are the medals manufactured? A. All our bespoke personalised medals are manufactured in our partner factory in China, for the very best quality at effectively wholesale prices. Q. I have heard that the medals can be produced and delivered in only 6 weeks or even less, is that correct? A. Yes, they can. Once you have ‘signed-off’ the artwork and approved your design it can take only 6 weeks (and sometimes less) to produce and deliver your medals if we use air freight. Q. Is there a surcharge for the medals to be flown in? A. Yes there is a nominal charge. Depending on the size of medals and quantity, it can be less than 25p per medal. We will give you an exact quotation at the time of ordering if you require this express delivery service. Q. Can I order bespoke medals without having to pay the express delivery air freight charge? A. Yes, if you are able to place your order further in advance and use our 12 week sea freight delivery. Q. Does the 6 or 12 week production lead time include delivery to me? A. Yes. Q. What if I receive more entries than anticipated, can I order a ‘last minute topup’ to my medal order? A. Yes. We can produce a ‘top-up’ to your order within a lead time of 3-4 weeks.

Medal Finishes Q. Can I mix the medal finish colours (e.g. Antique Gold, Antique Silver, Antique Bronze etc.) within my order? A. Yes. Q. Will there be any extra charge for this? A. No.

Medal Artwork Q. If I only have a rough sketch of my medal design, is that alright? A. No problem. Simply send us your guidelines with any logos (if any) you want incorporating and we will design the medal for you FREE of Charge! (see FREE design service on page 3). Q. I understand that you have different background stipple effects that I can incorporate into my design? A. Yes. We have a variety of background stipple effects that can be incorporated into your design (see right). Simply quote the stipple effect number(s) on your mock-up or contact us for a FREE sample. Q. How long will it take for me to receive artwork back from you for approval? A. Normally within 3 to 4 working days. Q. When I have received my medal design back for approval, what if I require some changes? A. No problem, we will keep amending your design until you are completely happy with it! Q. Will there be any charge for these amendments? A. Absolutely not.

Die Charges

Prices Q. How do I work out my medal price? A. All prices shown are based on circular 3mm thick medals. For example, if your design is 50mm in diameter look in the 50mm column prices etc. Q. What if my medals are rectangular? A. If the longest side is at least 20mm more than the shorter side, for example 60mm x 40mm, look under the 60mm prices, and if they are 50mm x 30mm look under the 50mm prices etc. Q. How can I work out the price if my medals are not circular or rectangular? A. Simply send us a diagram showing us the shape and size of your required medal (it can be ANY shape including with cut-outs) and we will give you an exact quotation within 24 hours. Q. Can my medals be thicker or thinner than 3mm? A. Yes. We can produce medals in any thickness from 2mm up to 20mm thick if required. Q. How will this affect my price? A. As a general guideline please add 10% to our printed prices for every 1mm of additional medal thickness required. However, please contact us with your specific requirements and we will give you an exact quotation within 24 hours.

Optional Extras

Q. How do I know how many dies I will be charged for? A. You will only be charged a die for each side that has a design. Q. What if exactly the same design is on both sides of the medal? A. You will still be charged for 2 dies as we would have to make 2 dies to produce your design. Q. What if my design has ‘cut-outs’? A. You will be charged 2 dies even if the reverse of your medal is plain, as a second die has to be produced to incorporate any cut-outs.

Q. Can I have printed ribbons? A. Yes. We can overprint your ribbons in a single colour or multicolour, please contact us for your specific requirements. Q. Do you have any other optional extras for medals? A. Yes. We have a variety of optional extras that will further enhance your medals including crystal inserts, extra thick medals and advertising cards. The only limit is your imagination!

Ordering is so easy! 1 2 3

Choose your style of medal or badge

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Within 7 days we will send artwork for approval

Send your design or use our FREE Design Service Place your order stating: • Style • Quantity • Shape & Size • Finish • Enamelling Colours (if any) • Ribbon detail • Date required

Once approved, production will commence Your medals will then be delivered within your requested timescale, pin badges within 4 weeks

FREE SAMPLES

For a FREE medal samples pack, email: enquiries@bespokemedals.com

PRICES

INCLUDE

• Delivery to your door • Customs clearance • All duties & taxes paid (See website for full details)

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Bespoke Pin Badges Available in ANY Shape and ANY Size

Information

Soft Enamel Lapel Pin Badges

LAPEL PIN BADGES We have 4 main styles of custom lapel pin badges to choose from, all are available in ANY shape, ANY size and with various finishes:

Our most popular choice for custom lapel pin badges and the most economical to produce.

• Soft Enamel • Cloisonne

• Photo Etched • Brushed Metal

WHICH STYLE SUITS MY DESIGN? If you are unsure as to which style to choose, please call us for advice and our recommendation on the best process to achieve your design. LAPEL PIN BADGE FITTINGS The 2 most common types of lapel pin badge fittings are: • Brooch attachment • Butterfly clutch attachment Both are available in gold or silver depending on the badge colour.

Cloisonne Pin Badges

Photo Etched Pin Badges

Brushed Metal Badges

Made initially like soft enamel pin badges but infilled with a powdered glass mixture which when fired in a kiln at a high temperature results in a highly polished bright shine.

Used when photographic images or gradients of colours are required. The design is photo printed onto a blank pin badge then coated with a clear epoxy dome to protect the image.

Made using the same process as soft enamel pin badges but without the resin enamel infill.

Presentation Boxed Badges Any of our Lapel Pin Badges can come in presentation boxes - see right. Price depends upon quantity. A written quotation is available upon request.

How to Order • Send your design to us by email • State quantity required • State size required (size is measured to the longest point) • State your shape • State which fitting you require on the reverse • State required by date • We will then send you a pre-production proof • Upon confirmation of the proof we will commence with production. • Production usually takes 4 - 5 weeks.

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enquiries@bespokemedals.com

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Mission Statement To show initiative, enterprise and innovation, creating distinctive and truly special medals that recognise and inspire achievement the world over.

Supplying finishers’ medals to major European and International events for over 25 years Our prices include delivery to your door, customs clearance with all duties & taxes paid (See website for full details)

With no forms or paperwork to fill in and no hidden import duties or surcharges to pay on delivery FREE SAMPLES

For a FREE medal samples pack, email: enquiries@bespokemedals.com

PRICES

INCLUDE

• Delivery to your door • Customs clearance • All duties & taxes paid (See website for full details)

www.bespokemedals.com Visit our website for full range, details & prices

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The Ultimate Guide to

Custom Made Bespoke Medals

Passionate about Medals / Rewarding Achievements Worldwide

Jubilee House 11-13 Whisby Way / Lincoln Lincolnshire / LN6 3LQ England / United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 1522 502136 Email: enquiries@bespokemedals.com Web: www.bespokemedals.com


Bespoke Medals 2013/14