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Art & Logo Requirements:

To create an exceptional award, we ask you to send us the best quality image files you have. This means that all images or logos should be sent in a clean black & white vector format. Our preferred format is always an .eps or .ai file.

We offer the option of converting raster images to vector artwork, when providing the vector format is not a possibility. A charge of $25 would be applied to your total invoice for the conversion.

Preferred: a vector format saved from either Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw.

  • Acceptable file formats include .cdr, .ai, or .eps
  • Please convert all fonts to curves or outlines (or supply all necessary fonts).
  • There should be no linked or embedded objects in your file.
  • For engraving and 1 color imprint methods: all graphics should be in black and white.

Accepted: non-vector format files such as .jpg or .png

  • A one time logo conversion fee will be applied to your order.
  • Up to 48hrs of additional art proofing time.
  • For engraving and many imprint methods: Gradients, Shading, and Shadows will be removed and be rendered in in black and white.

NOT an Option: images in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or other presentation files



Files may be e-mailed to myartwork@fineawards.com and please reference with your order number.



What is the difference between Vector and Raster files?

Vector Artwork: Is two dimensional artwork that is made up of mathematical lines and curves. Vector files are resolution independent and can be enlarged infinitely without losing image quality. Typical File Types: .ai .eps .ps .indd .pdf .cdr
Important Note: The vector file types shown above can contain raster art. If you are unsure about your files have one of our art coordinators verify your artwork.

Raster Artwork: Is any artwork that is composed digitally of horizontal and vertical rows of pixels to make up an image. Raster files are resolution dependent and cannot be enlarged without losing image quality. Typical File Types: .psd .tif .jpg .gif .bmp Important Note: The file types above are always raster images and are never usable for our production process.



Difference between vector logos and raster logos





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Text Requirements:

Please be sure that your instructions clearly indicate how you wish your personalization to appear. We will replicate the exact letters and spaces that you submit.

  • Send your text and personalization as an attachment on a word document, or if you have a list of names, please include them on a spreadsheet on an excel document.
  • All personalization should be sent as text, never outlines or a picture of them so that we can copy and paste with ease, minimizing the risk of misspellings.
  • We will re-typeset all text that is sent as outlines, for you to proof read and approve.

Sending Engraving Info

Online Orders:
If you upload your personalization file or use our form. You will be able to review your engraving instructions in the shopping cart. If you chose to "send it later" please email instructions to myartwork@fineawards.com. Be sure to include your order number with your request.

Existing Orders:
To send personalization information for a product you have already purchased, please email the details to myartwork@fineawards.com. Be sure to include your order number with your request.

Font Requirements & Tips:

  • Size: The size varies depending on the choice of font. Please contact our customer service team fo specific fonts and sizes.
  • Style: Bold, open, sans serif fonts work best for sandblasting
  • Avoid: Many script fonts are not etchable, even at larger sizes
  • Brand Fonts: If we don't have the font requested on file, we will substitute our closest or send us your font as an attachment on an email. We will determine if it can be used.

We recomend you to stay away from curly, broken, eroded or ones that by default have the enclosures too small to come out clear at the moment of engraving. Please contact our customer service team for more infortmation about the requirements.



Best Fonts for Award Engraving





3D Awards:

For our 3D awards we have two artwork options:

  • We can work with a vector format of your logo and text for 3D awards.
  • For artwork with dimensions, we can work with file types: .DXF, .OBJ, .STL, .MAX, .3DS
  • For 3D files we recommend sending one file with all of the objects within the file grouped together.
  • We can turn some images and files into 3D-able files - please contact us to discuss
  • We can purchase a stock 3D file for you from a library of 3D rendered objects.


What about engraving a picture?

If your vision is to engrave a picture onto any of our pieces we could do so by making the image viable for our process of engraving. We have a process of conversion called halftone. Which is the process of making a regular image into a composition of small dots that create the illusion of depth and photo reality for a “picture like” quality of engraving. For this process we ask you to send us a high resolution picture, of a minimum of 300 dpi so that we can manipulate with ease and not loose the properties when converting it maintaining the integrity and look of it. Please contact our customer service team to know more about this process. Halftone conversions have a rate of $70.



Engraving a Photo

Please Note: Customer represents that the use by FineAwards.com of copy and material submitted will be in compliance with all laws. Customer assumes all liability for any violation of any intellectual property rights and shall hold harmless and indemnify FineAwards for any claim or action regarding same. If you require more than 1 original art proof and up to 1 reproof, additional charges may occur.