All The Facts About Designing Digital Print Coins

Give your design bold colors with digital print coins


Custom challenge coins come in many different shapes, sizes, styles, and colors. No matter how large or small, a challenge coin is designed to stand out and tell a story. 

Creating coins is easy, and there are multiple ways to make them stand out. Designing a challenge coin from scratch is actually a lot easier than you might imagine.

Let's take a look at creating digital print coins. 

Digital print coins are a great way to grab attention thanks to their rich, vivid details and striking colors. They provide businesses and organizations with a new way to market themselves, boasting bold elements that will stand out among the other coins.

Digital print coins are different from standard challenge coins. While you can add color to any challenge coin, these coins take adding color to new heights, doing so with outstanding detail. 

The Digital Difference

The difference with digital print coins is that they feature color printed directly onto the coin surface. This adds greater appeal and a rich look through the use of realistic colors and gradients and detailed reproduction of the fine lines. You can add virtually any color to your coin for a one-of-a-kind look with depth and appeal. 

Digital print coins are great for elaborate elements, even QR codes, faces, intricate logos, and text. Leaving metal details exposed adds a nice contrast to your coin, providing something bold, unique, and eye-catching. 

The art and text you choose will express the purpose and power behind the coin.  They can include logos, symbols, emblems, and other components such as important dates, location details, or mottos.

 If you don't have a specific logo, browse through existing compositions to find inspiration to help you create something original. Of course, don't be afraid to ask for some help when planning challenge coins. 

Your Coins Don’t Have To Be Round

As with other coin types, you have plenty of size and shape choices with digital print coins. While the most common challenge coin shape is round, yours certainly don't have to be. You can order custom coins in virtually any shape you can imagine.

Size is another coin parameter you have complete control over. Custom coins are typically between 1.5" and 3" in diameter, though both larger and smaller sizes are available. Larger coins are fantastic for coins with text or intricate details. They provide extra surface area to include elaborate components and more text.  Smaller coins with a simple design can be  great too. It all depends on what you want them to be. 

Jesse Daugherty

Jesse Daugherty


Hello, I'm Jesse Daugherty, a music enthusiast, sports aficionado, and an avid supporter of the arts. I'm a writer and content creator. For the past 5 years, I've shared my knowledge of custom challenge coins and other promotional products, exploring their designs, meaning, and purpose.