There are four styles of edges and four styles of corners.
You can choose a square or straight-cut edge, or a slightly or lightly rubbed edge, or a full round edge, and finally, you a beveled edge.
Consider using stylist edges and corners to give your soap bar a personality its deserves. The shaper edges and corners will give your soap bar a a certain look and feel while the round edges and corners will give your soap bar a softer, gentler look and feel.
Stylizing the Corners
There are four styles of corners. You can choose a square or straight-cut corner, or slightly or lightly rubbed corner, or a full rounded corner, and finally, a beveled corner.
It is possible to style your soap bar using different combinations of edges and corners, or use the same combination of edges and corners.
The style of edges and corners does two things: (1) effects the feel of the bar and also (2) the appearance of the bar.
Stylizing the Border
There are only two styles of borders -- a wide border or a narrow border.
Adding a border around your oval or rectangle shape soap bar, is like adding a frame around a picture. The choice of border, in some cases, will protect your logo and artwork from wear and tear.
Although, it shouldn't be confused with a border, sometimes you may wish to add some filigree scrolls or other scrolling around the edge of your soap bar.
What ever the choice of style, Masterline will recommend having a slightly rounded surface edges and corners to reduce air bubbles when casting your silicone rubber mold. Sometimes, little pockets of air will form along the inside the silicone mold. This is also true even if you use a wood mold. The slightly rounded edges break the surface tension in the corners when your soap formula is being poured.
We also suggest having a flat top surface with raised (embossed) or carved (engraved) company name and/or logo/artwork/lettering.
Getting the right shape, the right size, and especially the right weight and dimensions for your soap bar requires a lot of little decisions to arrive at the final look of your soap bar or other bath products.
Our experience working with clients, either at the corporate level or the local level, might be of some comfort, knowing that we are always here to listen, then suggest, and finally to help.