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Has anyone tried the crystal wedges from Trophyawards.com?

post #1 of 14
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Here's a link to the product page:

http://www.trophyawards.com/crystal/wedge.html

I asked if there would be a price break for just the wedges (no engraving, etc.) and they said they'd offer $5 off the list price. Anyhow, I just wondered if anybody here might've used them already (did a search and didn't find any listings) or if there's any reason I shouldn't . . .
post #2 of 14
Hi applesandrice,

I'm looking into crystal wedges myself and what I found out after some research that people either go for the Massilon Plaque or the Crystal Factory wedges.
Why don't you check them out. I think they have somewhat better prices considering they both have bigger wedges than Trophy awards.

http://www.massillonplaque.com/produ...4&productid=85

http://www.crystalfactory.com/CWD46-CWD57-CWD68.asp

Hope this helps and do keep us posted
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by speedtriplex View Post

Hi applesandrice,

I'm looking into crystal wedges myself and what I found out after some research that people either go for the Massilon Plaque or the Crystal Factory wedges.
Why don't you check them out. I think they have somewhat better prices considering they both have bigger wedges than Trophy awards.

http://www.massillonplaque.com/produ...4&productid=85

http://www.crystalfactory.com/CWD46-CWD57-CWD68.asp

Hope this helps and do keep us posted

Thanks for the info. I just e-mailed Massillon for prices. From the prices listed at Crystal Factory, though, they do look to be a bit more expensive than the Trophy Awards wedges. Will I really need them to be that big, or would the 3"x5" size from TA work? Those would be $34 each for two . . .

Thanks!
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by applesandrice View Post

Will I really need them to be that big, or would the 3"x5" size from TA work? Those would be $34 each for two . . .

Thanks!

Your welcome

Well it all depends on what type of beam the projector is throwing. You need to do the paper test to see how large an image is being projected on to a white sheet of paper about 6-8" away from the projector. If it is about 3" then your good to go, otherwise you'll have to go with a bigger set of prisms mainly the 4 x 6.

also read this thread, it will help you a lot in understanding crystal prism wedges
I know it did for me

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=889863
post #5 of 14
Hello there,
we used Crystal Art USA for our crystal supplier. They have a verity of shapes and sizes of different crystal.

Sandra
post #6 of 14
You can get different size awards and trophies as well
post #7 of 14
And they will customize them for you with a choice of your logo and text
post #8 of 14
You can find Crystal Art USA on the web www.crystalartusa.com
Maybe they can also do a customization
post #9 of 14
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You can get different size awards and trophies as well

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And they will customize them for you with a choice of your logo and text

Neither this thread nor this forum has anything to do with awards and trophies, so what is the intent of your 4 postings?
post #10 of 14
Hank - Crystal prisms used for trophy awards have been used for the last few years as the lens elements of anamorphic lenses.
post #11 of 14
Steve - I realize that. It's the wording that seems very odd: "awards and trophies" "logo and text".
Maybe she was telling us that in addition to glass prisms, the company also sells prisms as awards/trophies.
Anyway, good luck to you anamorphic DIY-er's. I hope the results are good.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Steve Scherrer View Post
Hank - Crystal prisms used for trophy awards have been used for the last few years as the lens elements of anamorphic lenses.
And here is the very first screen cap using these back in 2006.


LL
post #13 of 14
How do your older prisms compare to crystal prisms Mark
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by kgveteran View Post

How do your older prisms compare to crystal prisms Mark

By 'crystal' are you referring to the prisms in the MK1 and 2 or MK3.

The prisms used in the MK1 and 2 were made from BK7 (AKA K9) optical glass, but they are not finished to a commercial optical finish like SD60/40.

The MK2 prisms had an anti-reflective coating, but this was not a true broadband optical coating, though it did reduce reflections, it was not as good as a proper optical coating.

The prisms used in the Mk3 were both finished to an optical grade as well as being made from two different optical glass types for CA correction as well as having 400~700um coatings.

The MK3 prisms were superior in every way, but they pushed the price of the lens to almost 6x the cost of the original MK1.
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