Design creation for your custom coins is simple. You do not need a degree in arts to make a unique design. Including your name alone in the custom or challenge coin makes it unique.
Use our simple guide to help you in making a design that aptly describe your personality or someone else’s character if you intend to give it as a gift.
Beauty and Uniqueness
Aesthetics is a complicated term but it simply means the beauty and uniqueness of the challenge coin. What are the factors that contribute to the beauty and uniqueness of a challenge coin?
One factor to consider is color coordination. Color coordination adds character to the coin. The right combination can give your coin the effect you want. Let us take a general example. If you like to convey love, you probably would use the universal color of love, which is red. To make sure that you are choosing the right color combination, use the color wheel.
The second factor is to determine the material that you would want for your custom coins. Some colors are not compatible with a certain type of metals. To make your coins stand out or shine, use the appropriate metal. For example, silver metals are good with the light blue. The material can make the lightness of the blue “be noticeable”.
The third factor is the shape of the coins. Although round is the standard and regular shape of a coin, you can choose any shape you like. You can have it as a triangle, or square. However, the cost might be higher if you choose an irregular shape.
Lastly, you have to infuse your overall theme or purpose of the coin. A phrase at the bottom of the coin or anywhere within the coin can denote the theme of the coins.
The next thing to do is begin your design. The process is so simple. Get a piece of paper and simply follow our simple steps.
Select your desired shape and size
Any shape will do. However, the cost of producing the coin may not be the same with round custom coins. Do not worry. We cater all kinds of coin shapes. We already have molds in odd shapes. Thus, we may decrease the cost of making a mold for oddly shaped coins. We also give discounts on bulk orders.
The smallest size of a coin is 1.5 inches and the largest size is 3 inches. In choosing the shape of your coin, you have to take note of the following:
a) If your challenge coin is round, we can maximize the space of the material in making the coin.
b) With an irregularly shaped coin, it may look smaller than the actual size. The slightly smaller size may be due to trimming the edges to come up with your desired irregular shape.
Decide on the metal plating
We use polished gold, nickel, brass and copper in all of the custom coins we make. You can choose any of the metal materials we mentioned. You may also choose to have your coin in single or dual-toned. Single plating means we use one type of metal plating. On the other hand, dual plating refers to the use of two different types of metals. Dual tone metals are costlier.
Select whether 3d or 2d rendering
Rendering refers to the type of dimensional portrayal of your artwork design. These renderings make the images of your coins look real. They provide depth and character to the coin. 3D rendering offers contour to the images but is also more expensive.
Send us your artwork
Your artwork contains the images you want in your coins. Provide us a sketch of what you want and we make the final output. Before we begin making your coin, we make sure you approved of the final artwork.
Designing is not a complicated process if you are decisive about what to place in your coin. We are here to help you in designing your custom coins. All you have to do is give us the specifications of your coins.