How to Assemble Acrylic Awards

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After engraving, the body of an acrylic award can be glued to the base. A special glue and applicator make the job much easier to create professional results.

To glue the body of an award to the base, first set the body on top of the base and carefully check the alignment. Tilt the body of the award to one side and push the tip of the applicator under the body. Apply the glue to the back edge. Carefully tilt the award body, working the bubbles out. Remove any excess glue as quickly as possible.

—Mike Fruciano, Coherent