Colouring and Polishing
Both these processes require intensive work, so they significantly increase the unit price of an award .
After preparing each colour to precisely match a specific pantone reference, a needle is used to apply them.
Then the colours are emery grinded to obtain a flat surface or left as they are, to obtain a slight “cup effect” at the surface.
On the other hand, high polishing details require two manual operations: emery grinding and brightening of the medal on two different lathes.
- Adding 4 colours can amount to 10% of the price of a medal.
- Adding 4 colours with emery grinding (flat surface) can amount to 30% of the price of a medal.
- A few details in “high-polish” finishing can amount to 20% of the price of a medal.