Custom Medals

We proudly make custom medals for race, sporting and merits that are in a league of their own. From the classic die-struck look to other innovative options like custom 3D molding, hard or soft enameling, 3D moulding. Customize the appearance of your medals further with custom metal finishes, hard or soft enameling, photorealistic printing on select options and custom ribbons to fit comfortably around the winner's neck.

Custom Medals

Design Process

Free Design

Free Design

Start with an idea, sketch, picture or artwork. Our free design services can help you with any need.

Production Sample

Production Sample

We take your exact specifications and create a digital sample for your approval. We can even create and ship you a physical product sample if needed.



Once approved, we create, inspect, and ship your order, with your satisfaction as our priority.

Why You'll Enjoy Making Medals With The/Studio

Fast turnaround

Fast turnaround

We can meet almost any deadline due to our multiple tiers of production times.

Quality Guarantee

Quality Guarantee

We only use the best factories and hand-inspect every order to offer our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Free shipping

Free shipping

Every standard order ships within the United States for free with rush service available as needed.

Free design services

Free design services

Our designers can help take a sketch or an idea and turn it into a factory-ready design — for free!



Whether you need 10 or 10,000 orders, we’ve got you covered with a fair price.

Custom kitting

Custom kitting

Create retail-ready medals with custom backer cards and packaging on every order.

Creators Love Our Custom Medals

The/Studio makes custom manufacturing accessible to everyone -

from scout troops to coffee shops and big-name brands.

Here's what creators have to say about ordering custom medals from us:

Common Questions

About Us+
Where are you located?

We’re headquartered inSan Francisco, CA, 94104. We also have offices in China, the Philippines, and Romania. That means a manufacturing support staff that never sleeps until your project is at your doorstep.

How can I contact you?

You can email us at [email protected] and we’ll respond as soon as we’re able.

I have a favorite photograph. Can you use it in my design?

Certainly. Markers can use an offset printing method appropriate for photographs. In order to prevent fuzzy or unclear prints, we strongly recommend the photograph or artwork be a high-resolution JPEG, TIFF, AI or PSD file above 300 DPI.

For other colourful designs, our design team can provide complimentary assistance in digitizing/vectorizing these images. Occasionally this process will add to your turnaround time.

Can I get a digital copy of the design?

Yes. After every free design consultation, we will send you a clear digital copy of the design. If it’s not perfect, let us know and we won’t rest until it is. When you’re happy with it, we’ll send your approved design to the factory for production.

Designs will be sent 1 to 2 business days after your payment is confirmed. Designs can also be sent before payment, when requested.

Can I have a photo printed onto my medals?

Yes, we can print photos or digital art onto your medals. Just send us a high resolution photo in JPEG, TIFF, AI, or PSD format with at least 300 dots per inch (DPI) and we’ll print away.

If you do not have a high resolution copy of the photo, we don’t recommend printing onto your medal because the result can look blurry. Don’t worry though — we still have plenty of other special options you can use to create a stunning design.

Can you put text or letters on my medals?

Yes, but we have a minimum size to make sure the text can be read. Letters must be 1.5mm tall or larger for printed and basic die struck medals. If you add a contrasting color of enamel behind the text on your die struck design, the letters can be as little as 1mm tall.

How thick are the medals?

Die struck medals are about 2-5mm thick; enamel medals are 2-4mm thick; and printed medals are about 2mm thick.

Need a specific size or thickness? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do, but depending on the design this may cost more.

Can I put different names or numbers on each of my medals?

Yes. We can laser engrave unique names and numbers onto each of your medals for a small fee. This will create more delicate grooves on the surface of your medal. If you want the names and numbers to be fully embossed or debossed however for serious dimension, these will be considered as different designs (requiring separate molds) and will have to be treated as separate “AB orders”. AB orders will still be delivered in the same time as a regular order.

I want to make my medals sparkle and shine. What are my options?

We offer a range of design options that you can use to create stunning one-of-a-kind medals. Choose one of our high-polished metal plating colors for that classic brilliance, or go for any of our high quality epoxy coats for a more glossy effect. You can even create your own glitter enamels with silver and gold glitter, or add rhinestones in several sizes and colors for a positively eye-catching sparkle.

Can I make any shape I want?

Our collection lines are more versatile than you’d expect — just ask your creative specialist and you might be surprised at what we can do.

Are there limitations to the number of colors I can have?

Not at all. We can do an unlimited amount of colors but for every nine colors of thread your product cost and speed are doubled. For most of our customers’ designs, though, nine colors is more than enough. You might also be interested in a printed patch if you’re really wanting something exceptionally colorful.

What is “offsetting?”

Offsetting is a technique in design where an image appears to have a shadow by duplicating the image and placing it behind the design and off to the side at an angle.

Can I do different colors of the same item and still get the order for the same price?

Most often, yes. It depends on what the colors and styles you’d like to switch out are — but your creative specialist will always configure order in the most economical way possible.

How many colors can my design have?

Screen printed apron designs can receive a maximum 10 colors for traditional spot screen printing (solid colors only, no gradients).

Embroidery can accommodate up to nine colors per location, but we advise no more than five for clarity’s sake.

Both screen printing and embroidery can be applied to a single apron. Simple but brilliant, like chocolate-dipped bacon.

Full-color printing is the only option that allows for unlimited colors and color gradients. Dye sublimation full-color printing is available at low quantities in only one style/SKU, but we offer cut and sew aprons, too — although generally requiring higher quantities before they become an economical choice with the highest level of customization.

Can I get screenprinting or heat transfers on my beanies?

No. The reason we don’t allow this option is that screenprinting or heat-transfers on knit fabric looks terrible the moment you start to wear it, cracking as the fabric underneath it moves and stretches. The designs you here are either patches that can move and stretch along with the fabric or designs actually knit into the fabric. It’s indeed possible, as some of our competitors will say – but you won’t want to wear it more than once.

Can I submit finished artwork?

Absolutely! While we have a team of world-class designers who can create incredible images from scratch, we know we also have incredibly creative customers. If you don’t need design help, you can submit completed artwork files to be prepped for production.

What if I’m not happy with the design?

We are happy to make as many edits as necessary to make your design perfect.. You’ll be able to communicate with our team throughout the process via a dedicated customer dashboard that lets you make note directly on your design. Please note that a prolonged editing process will add time to your overall production timeline, so clear descriptions are a must for minimizing the number of edits required. You can even upload images or sketches to help show us your idea.

What do I need to submit to get my order started?

You’ll need to fill out the quote form above so we get the general details of your order. You can also submit artwork, sketches, reference images, et cetera, so we get a better idea of your vision. If there’s any additional information we need, your representative will reach out to you.

Can I submit finished artwork?

Absolutely! While we have a team of world-class designers who can create incredible images from scratch, we know we also have incredibly creative customers. If you don’t need design help, you can submit completed artwork files to be prepped for production.

What kind of mockups can I expect?

You’ll receive a digital mockup once your design has been created by our team. After you approve your mockup, we’ll produce a physical sample of the ITEM and send you images from the factory. Additionally, you can request to receive a physical sample in the mail – note that this will add time to your overall production timeline as well as a shipping fee.

What if I’m not happy with the design?

We are happy to make as many edits as necessary to make your design perfect. You’ll be able to communicate with our team throughout the process via a dedicated customer dashboard that lets you make note directly on your design. Please note that a prolonged editing process will add time to your overall production timeline, so please help us with clear descriptions of your needs. You can even upload images or sketches.

How long does the ordering process take?

Each order’s turnaround time depends on your design and its complexity. During the design and manufacturing processes, your representative will be able to provide you with delivery and shipment estimates — you’ll also receive email updates as your order makes it way through our system.

We’re often capable of meeting tight deadlines if we know about them as soon as possible. If you have a specific deadline, please tell your representative right away so we can work with you to beat it.

Do you have more customization options that aren’t listed here?

Yes, we do. Through our vast network of factories, we have access to literally hundreds of special options. Tell your representative what you’re envisioning and they’ll be happy to suggest options that suit your design.

How do you price your medals?

We put a lot of thought into our prices. Some of the more important variables are quantity, stylistic add-ons, size and “surface area” of the modifications  — i.e.,  how much printing or other graphically-related work does the project require? There may also be a mold fee for your medals. The person most equipped to give you a price for your product is your sale representative or our useful Create Your Product tool — both can give you a detailed analysis of your quote and what things featured into our per-item price.

Product usage+
Will my medals oxidize?

Our coins are either alloys or are plated in such a way to prevent oxidation or that slight metallic discoloring some metals gets over the years when exposed to the elements. We also offer protective cases that can further dispel discoloration.

Technically, everything, given enough time, will react to some degree with oxygen as the universe becomes more randomized. Even our customized products are victims of entropy.

Do you have a minimum order quantity for medals?

No, we don’t. If you’re looking for a no-minimum medal producer, we’re one of the few folks who do that. Still, we recommend that if you’re going the through trouble to order one, you might as well have a dozen or more made — your sales representative would be happy to show how the per-price unit goes down tremendously after even ten items. That’s because we spread the cost of your unique custom medal’s set-up across however many that you order.

That said, if you want something that’s truly one of a kind, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be happy to make a limited edition run of just one.

Sales and Customer Service+
What happens when I request a quote?

We get back to you within twenty-four hours and usually much faster with a quote for your order and the email address of your personal assistant for any questions you might have. Your project could be under way within a day.

What should I know before placing an order with your company?

Sometimes we work with customers who have an exact idea of what they want; others have only begun the creative process. You don’t need to know “anything” before you work with us; we help you through the creative process and production process to whatever extent you need. That’s our job.

We’d also love you to know that, working with us, you’re working with a company that handles products for global fashion brands — and in fact, there’s a good chance you might have run into one of our goods and not known it. Check us out and send us an email or a quote request — you’ll find that we’re upfront, informative and excited about any creative projects.

What are the medals made of?

We use a zinc alloy to make most of our medals, but sometimes we also use aluminum, brass, or iron. You can choose which metal you want, or we can help you choose the best option for your design.

Can you make my medals in real gold or silver?

Only if you’re the Olympic committee.

Kidding aside, not right now — but we can add a gold or silver plated metallic color that will look and feel exactly the same.


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