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2D engraving

Achievable on glass trophies, 2D engraving allows marking inside the piece. This technique creates white impacts inside the glass. This set of impacts forms this 2D effect and the micro-dot method allows the detailed reproduction of the chosen visual element inside the block.

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3D engraving

To make a 3D engraving, we superimpose several layers of 2D engravings. The layering of these laser impacts – each of which leaves white micro-dots – makes the shape appear to have been engraved in one fell swoop, in 3D.

3D printing

There are a multitude of ways to create an object with a 3D printing. A 3D file of the object to be printed is produced on a CAD software. The modeled object is then automatically transformed for a multitude of “layers”. This new file is read by the printer, and the printhead deposits for each of these “layers” a filament of material (often a thermoplastic). This process gives a particular surface appearance to 3D printed objects. The great advantage of such a method is the ability to produce complex parts, without having to create a mold.

3D view

Three-dimensional or 3D surface are expressions that characterize the space around us, as perceived by our vision, in terms of width, height and depth. The term 3D view therefore designates the representation in synthetic (digital) images of your product in all its forms.

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American box

The American box is a sleek framing system that enhances the content of the print by highlighting it. Usually we use metal in the construction of the frame.

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Bespoke shape

There are two types of cutting for a bespoke shape : plasma cutting and laser cutting. The laser uses a laser beam guided by mirrors or optical fibers to cut, and the digital process uses an electrically conductive gas. CNC cutting is faster for parts over 3mm thick. The laser, which is larger than plasma in the variety of materials it can cut, allows more precision and the achievement of intricate details. This kinds of cutting shapes allows to cut shapes which have the form of a logo, a visual, etc.

Brass

Brass is a metal formed from an alloy of copper and zinc.

Bronze & Zamac

Bronze is the generic name that was once given to all copper alloys. Today its meaning encompasses alloys of copper and tin. Due to its chemical properties, bronze is a material resistant to time which crosses the ages without difficulty.

Zamac designates, in chemistry, an alloy of zinc, aluminum, magnesium and copper. Its name is an acronym of the German names of the metals that compose it: Zink (zinc), Aluminum, MAgnesium (magnesium) and Kupfer (copper). It is a durable, strong and resistant material used in industry as well as in artistic productions.

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Ceramic

The generic term ceramic refers to all objects made from the ground, then transformed and set at a higher or lower temperature.

Compression

Usually, compression is used industrially to facilitate the handling of the carcasses of objects (especially cars). A press is a machine with a hydraulic circuit that provides great pressing force, allowing parts to be crushed. It was Caesar who made this technique “artistic”, compressing cars in the 1950s.

Crop marks

Crop marks are the marks provided for cutting a document.

Customization

Customization is the additional customized engraving of a support. These are generally the customizations of each part (text, name, first name, etc.).

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Digital printing

Digital printing is a process that allows documents to be printed directly from computer data, from a computer. Each print may be different, as the printing plates are not held as in traditional methods. The print heads of the machines mark documents, products, materials or any other printable medium layer by layer.

Digital printing inclusion

A digital printing inclusion consists of printing on plexiglass, before flowing the material above of this print. The result is a visual trapped inside a block. It is a process that comes close to inclusion.

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E-sport

E-sport or electronic sport refers to the online practice of a game, alone or in a team. In recent years this discipline has exploded giving rise to the design of many trophies!

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Frosted

Frosted is the rendering of a material deprived of its transparency (glass and plexiglass). It can be obtained by frosted effect printing, sandblasting or polishing. Usually, frosting is used on the back side to make visuals printed on the front of a media stand out.

Fusing

The purpose of fusing is to assemble several pieces of superimposed glass so that they can form a homogeneous piece thanks to a very precise firing: they are brought in an oven at their melting point. Controlling cooking is very important: from 455 degrees, the glass begins to lose its consistency, then at around 800 degrees, the glass begins to melt, and the different superimposed glass plates then begin to merge. The glass plate is baked at this temperature for about 24 hours.

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Gilding

A gilding is a hot application of a gold or silver visual, often used in the manufacture of custom boxes.

Glass

Glass trophies are more classical objects. Carved in a simple and geometrical way (square, round or rectangle), they are particularly adapted for institutional trophies.
But we transform glass in many ways, to make real sculptures.
The techniques are numerous: either artisanal with enameling or sandblasting, or industrial, with the use of new tools (laser, computer assisted milling, 3D engraving). We have the possibility to formalize all inspirations.
The marking possibilities are also multiple: translucent printing, classic, sublimation, engraving.
Infinitely recyclable, a glass trophy is a noble creation, a guarantee of quality and embodies values such as transparency and stability.

Good to print

The good to print or proof or “proof to print” is the technical term used to qualify the simulation of a creation (printing, trophies, tombstones, etc.). It is a contractual test which makes it possible to verify the conformity of the product and to formalize the validation by the ordering party via the signature. This means that all the elements present on the submitted project comply with the expectations set out.

Grooving

Grooving is an operation that consists of creating fine grooves on the surface of a material (wood, plexiglass, etc.) to facilitate the installation or gluing of an additional element.

 

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Henry Thierry

Thierry Henry is a French footballer born in 1977. A striker, he played among others in Monaco, Arsenal, FC Barcelona; but above all he was world champion in 1998! Another great collector of trophies.

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Inclusion

Inclusion is used to create plexiglas pieces.

It consists of integrating an element (object, metal part, vine shoots) in a molding in order to create a personalized object. The object is then “trapped” inside the block. Not all materials / shapes are compatible with the inclusion process.

Injection of colors

The random injection of colors is used in a transparent or translucent plexiglass block. It consists of the propulsion of a liquid at the moment of the flow of the material, in order to obtain a diffusion of random textures within a block.

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Judo

Judo is a combat sport of Japanese origin that is practiced with the bare hands. The objective: to put his opponent down, shake hands with the president and bring the cup home!

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Karting

Karting is a motor sport which is practiced on small circuits, being able to oppose up to forty karts. It is generally opposed to F1, formula 1.

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Laser engraving

Laser engraving is a technique based on the use of a laser beam to alter the surface of an object. This process creates images visible to the naked eye on the object. The laser emits heat high enough to pulverize the material, forming cavities that will form the final image. This is a quick method, as the material is removed with each pass of the laser. The depth of the marks and the thickness of the line are managed by the number of passes of the beam.

Light base

A light base is a base that integrates a led system and produces light. It can be combined with different types of creations.

Lost edges

When printing is planned to the edge of the cut (full print), it is imperative to let its composition overflow by 5 mm. The lost edges allow the good cut of the prints.

Lost fund

The lost fund is the part of the visual that overflows from the print area.

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Machining

The principle of machining is to remove material using a machine tool, so as to give the blank the desired shape and dimensions.

Metal

Metal : our favorite material at Artempo. Metalworking is demanding, it requires the use of heavy machinery, and the manufacturing processes are longer and technical. Once this production chain has been mastered, it gives free rein to your creativity and our designers’.

We can work several types of metals: ferrous (steel or stainless steel) or not (aluminium or brass) and shape them in multiple ways: bent, folded, compressed, welded, etc. The casting bronze allows you to work the pieces in a more artisanal way and transform your projects into true works of art.
The marking techniques are varied: thermo-lacquering, engraving, printing, cutting or adding a metallic plate; they allow maximum personalization of each creation.
Associated with wood or glass, your metal trophies will be truly unique pieces that will mark the minds of your employees and your winners.

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Nobel

The Nobel Prize is an international award, first presented in 1901. It is awarded to people “who have brought the greatest benefit to humanity” through their actions. A gold medal is awarded to each winner!

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Olympic

Ah, the J.O.! The Olympic Games are a world multisport competition that takes place every 4 years, with a 2-year alternation between summer and winter. There is a very wide range of sports, and the best athletes in each category. We wish the French delegation good luck for the 2021 edition in Tokyo!

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Plexiglas

PMMA, also called acrylic glass and better known by its first trade name of Plexiglas, is a transparent thermoplastic, particularly suitable for making custom-made trophies.
It has two main advantages: first of all, its optical properties make it an excellent alternative to glass, light is transmitted in full, ideal for clear and luminous creations. Also, thanks to its high rigidity, we can create various designs with PMMA, of all sizes and thicknesses.
Customization and marking techniques are also numerous. On the surface we can print, screen print and laser engrave. In the material itself, we can tint the PMMA for colored sculptures – translucent or opaque and carry out inclusion processes – of objects or documents.PMMA also combines perfectly with other materials for more complex creations. Either by using organic materials such as wood or more technical ones such as mineral powders printed in 3D.

Finally, it’s a material that can be recycled almost infinitely, by melting it in order to transform it into other objects.

Polishing

It is the action of polishing, making it smooth and shiny, through the use of machines or manually. This technique makes it possible to obtain a smooth and homogeneous material.

 

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Quartz

Quartz is a mineral species that occurs as large colorless or translucent crystals. Its largest field of use is watchmaking, thanks to its numerous piezoelectric properties.

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Reserve

The reserve is the text or visual left blank (or color of the medium) in a printed surface. It is therefore the background that is printed and lets the visual appear.

Resin

The resin is used for 3D realizations. Resins for 3D printers are liquid plastics that harden under UV rays. The liquid photosensitive resin hardens, and thus turns into a solid product. This technique allows the production of quality and detailed parts, allowing the reproduction of logos, shapes and even concrete objects (car, building, etc.).

Rotating base

A rotating base is a base that incorporates a ball bearing and allows 360 ° rotation.

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Sandblasted glass

We talk about sandblasted glass when we impose on it a surface corrosion giving a matte appearance and therefore non-transparent. This corrosion is mechanical and consists in the propulsion of quartz sand on a surface of the glass.

Sandblasting

Sandblasting is an etching process obtained by projecting a very powerful sand jet using a compressed air gun. The grains of sand create micro-cavities which allows to obtain a frosted-style effect. It is possible to write, draw and even sculpt glass. In order to obtain precise patterns, stencils are used.

Screen printing

Screen printing consists of printing on a medium using a stencil, a pattern, text or image. In the past, the printer did industrial screen printing by hand, using a silk screen coated with ink to react to ultraviolet light. The light reactive emulsion permeated the support. Today, screen printing has been modernized, and automated machines and presses are used.

Slate

Slate is a material composed of clayey shale, of various colors, which divides into thin sheets.

Stuck patch

We use the added parts or stuck patch to give volume and relief to a creation. These are generally made of wood or printed plexiglass, cut to shape and glued on what constitutes the main support of the creation.

Sublimation

To print in sublimation, a special machine is needed. A visual is printed on a transfer paper, which is then pressed against the material. For thermal sublimation to take place, the inks are heated locally to over 200 ° C. They boil, but cool instantly on contact with the surface to be printed. They thus turn into gas and are permanently imprinted on the trophy. Sublimation printing is durable, colors are the test of time, vibrant and bright.

Sustainability

Sustainability : working at Artempo, we start with an idea to create a piece of artwork. If this process can seem long, it is the opposite in our organization: we encourage short cycles and local productions!

We are also very devoted in our material choices, production techniques and their impact on our environment.

We favor recycled materials, from upcycling or certified as sustainable. As example, our wood comes from FSC & PEFC forests. It is our commitment and our guarantee of quality.

Swivel axis

A swivel axis is a system using one or more metal rods and allowing a support to be rotated on a trophy or a tombstone. The media can be in single shape or die-cut, customized by digital printing.

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Translucent white background

The translucent white background is a solid white background with reduced opacity, typically 70% to 80%. It is used in digital printing on the front of a support, to bring out the visuals without completely obscuring the visual printed on the back of a support.

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Units

At Artempo, for most projects, our prices are decreasing according to the quantities!

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Vector file

Logos and visuals can be created and declined in two different types of formats: matrix format (.png, .jpeg, .jpg, .gif…) or vector file (.eps, .ai). The latter has no pixels, and all points and curves are recalculated each time you resize your image, thus guaranteeing you a high-definition printing, whatever the size of your final image.

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Wimbledon

The Wimbledon tournament is an annual tennis tournament held in London. It is part of the Grand Slams and is considered one of the most important competitions on the circuit. Small anecdote, his unique trophy dates from 1887 and remains the property of the organization, the winners receive a replica!

Wood

Timeless and authentic, still used in construction, wood is a symbol. From French and Swiss forests controlled by the wood and forest organizations, the wood species that we use will embody your commitment to sustainable development.
To accompany the ecological renewal of our societies, we make it a point of honor to integrate oak or beech into your creations.

Ideal for small and medium series of trophies, we transform it at will. Because wood is easy to work with: we can cut it to shape or carve it. The techniques of marking are numerous: engraving, lacquering, printing, painting… It is possible to associate other materials: glass, PMMA, metal, to insert glass paste… All these processes are as many possibilities as possible that we use to invent new creations, according to the creativity of our designers and your wishes.

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XV de France

Go the blues! The XV de France de Rugby is the international team that represents France in major competitions. Fingers crossed for the next World Cup at home, in 2023!

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Yannick Noah

Yannick Noah is still the only Frenchman who won Roland-Garros!

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Zinédine Zidane

Do we really need a definition ?