Alpha Trophies in Ferry Road, Leith, are a family run engraving business with a retail trophy shop. Trading from a small basement in 1978 and moving to current premises of over 2200sq feet in 1988. The store stocks a large selection of cups both nickel and silver-plate, wood shields to use for annual use. With a large stocked showroom you can come down and pick awards from the shelf. Engraving instructions can be made after you have picked your items for a quick turnaround. You can pay by Mastercard / Visa Debit or Credit Cards. Surcharge for Credit Card. Fast UK delivery is provided by DPD or Interlink.
Silver and Pewter
Personalised British hand-crafted silver and pewter which can be decorated with your choice of font or motif. Whether you want to buy an engraved quaich for a wedding present or even a hip-flask for a 21st birthday we have it covered. Our Pewter and Silver items are all hand made in this country. Highly polished products that can be personalised to your taste. Each with a magnificent presentation box. Quaich-Bowls are available in 3" to 8" inches measuring diameter. Also available as a trophy with an integral, round bakelite with band or a separate wood plinth. History card is included with cuach. We welcome enquiries for large quantities for promotional use with corporate branding.
Our tankards are ideal retirement or an 18th even as a best-man gift, and are supplied in a plain black box. Luxury boxes are available at an additional cost, care instructions are supplied. We have many types in-store in 1 Pint and Half-Pint sizes including some with Celtic wire and banding. Flasks are in two sizes 6fl.oz or 4fl.oz. An included micro-fibre drawstring pouch also doubles-up as a polishing cloth elegantly packaged in a black box.
Diamond-Drag: AKA Scratch
This computerised method of engraving is recommended for softer metal such as gold and silver, pewter-ware, aluminium and brass. It is most extensively used for trophies, awards and gift ware. This method uses a non-rotating instrument with a pointed sharp tip, That is drawn with pressure through the metal, leaving an incision. Diamond-drag obtains results that are consistent in size and don't vary in depth. This is a very fast cost effective procedure that is used on a variety of items. Used for decades to elegantly mark text and graphics that have been indelibly cut by the tip producing a clean impression.
Computerised Diamond Drag Engraving
We keep up to date with the latest equipment to ensure that whatever your needs we can fulfil the Rotary attachments have a spinning motor to cut out designs be it your logo or text characters. This is the most noisy and messy method and requires constant dusting of the material used as it ploughs the surface.
Picture Above Shows:
Engraving with Crest and Arc Text
Our hand-engraver can work with most metals including Silverware, Pewter, Brass and Copper whatever the size. Using a v-grooved cutting tool which has a moulded hand grip at the top. The surface of the metal is cut by applying pressure to the object being worked on. Mostly the object is marked out before work commencing, others work free-hand. They also sometimes use a vice to hold the objects in place especially the smaller items such as jewellery. The updating of names and dates of tournament winners on perpetual antique silver-cups and salvers, are the majority of the work carried out this way.
Refurbishment and Repair
British made Silver or Nickel-Plate items are suitable only. Soldering a broken handle back on, polishing out previous markings or errors, power washing and adding or replacing plinth and band plates. Although the above methods are not a cheap option they are less expensive then a new replacement. For a quote pop in to see us with any loose pieces. This service is offered at our office only and items must be collected in person.
A recent shed find thought lost for 40 years was brought back to it's former glory.
The Ken Buchanan Daily Record Trophy Restoration
Personalised Relay Baton with Logo and Text Engraving
See our Engraved Relay Baton Page on Facebook with pictures and info. You can order by email and pay over the phone or in-store. Send logo in good quality please. We have them in a variety of colours and you can be creative.
Engraved Relay Baton
for Only £18.00
Our trophies and awards have been
selected for many prestigious events. Such as the Cup and medals for Ant "V" Dec the Teams on Saturday Night Takeaway and live sports events such as professional darts on terrestrial and satellite tv. Props on film and stage and live broadcast charity ceremonies. We have supplied the Scottish and English football clubs and leagues with sponsors and promotional products.
Our showroom has hundreds of our products on display. Your welcome to see us and have a chat and look around. If it's something specific that you require call us in advance. It will help us to prepare and give better service. We have catalogues for non-stock items that can be quickly ordered.
Silver Plated Celtic Cups
with Wooden Base
We have stunning cups with thistle and thistle wreath design with Celtic wire some are hand-chased. For the ultimate special awards occasion. Hand crafted by master craftsman here in the UK. Only the finest materials and manufacturing processes are used by our supplier.
We have became quite the place to go in the last 10 years or so for laser-etched awards. With our multiple machines we offer a fast, quality personalised product at a fantastic price. All performed on the premises by our expert engraving department. Our new addition Colour Edge Side Sail Jade.
Nickel Plate Presentation
We currently have over twenty styles of these trophies. They are suitable to be personalised on the plinth or face. Hard wearing strong handles and tarnish free.
Square or round base-plinth, with or without lid. All have ample room for many years of recipients names. The plate can hold a sponsor or even a "donated by" message. The cost of titling the face is only £8.00
for a simple short phrase.
Catalogues in PDF
Please note the catalogue page and code number when placing an order. Along with your details and requirements send in an email to us. We have new brochures just after the year. Hard copy versions are available from the shop.
How can we help you succeed with your special night ?
Are you are looking for somewhere to get your awards for a ceremony ? We can supply any new requirements and also take care of any perpetual awards you need updating with names and dates. Products to suit any sporting or corporate event are on the shelves. Since we have large quantities of stock we can cope for larger orders.
Let us know what you need and when it's required and what you want to spend.
Below we engrave annual trophies in-house
Bangles, rings (except platinum) and lighters etc. can all be brought to us.
We will always endeavour to reach your timescales but hand/engraved items may take up to a week when busy. You will always get a collection date when you bring the goods to us.
We can send you a text notification
if the job is completed ahead of schedule. If you have any queries give us a call or pop in-store.
Parking space just outside our shop half-hour free, plus loading bay.