Every successful company has a specific way it produces its services or products. It’s through a company’s own, unique way of doing that makes it stand out from the pack, and this is especially so in the trophy and awards industry.
For over 20 years, we’ve found success in producing stunning, one of a kind custom awards for our clients, who come from all sorts of professional backgrounds, using the steps soon to be mentioned in the article.
These steps are not only easy for you to do but they allow us to get the most out of what you want your custom plaques and awards. Our approach to make you the perfect awards goes far beyond having a team of experienced designers but getting to know you and your company’s culture intimately.
Our approach and techniques help us stand out from other companies because they allow us to make precise awards like no one else can. If you’re interested in what we can do for you, the following article will highlight some of our approaches to making the best custom awards.
Working with our Experts
There’s an ease that comes with working alongside an expert, especially if they’re in a field that you’re unfamiliar with. The thing we love the most about our designers is not only their expertise in design but in customer service as well.
We know how intimidating it can be to design something from scratch, and you may not have that creative drive in you. Even better, our team of experienced designers doesn’t need much in order to make outstanding awards.
We’re fully aware of what our clients want out of us when we first start working together. But even with this in mind, our service is tailor-made to suit your company and scheduling. When you do agree to work with us, you’ll get one-on-one time to discuss:
- The best materials for your award and engraving methods.
- Alternative materials to make the award look better or save you money.
- The positioning of text and logos that’ll soon be engraved for symmetry and aesthetics.
It’s time-consuming to sit down and design an award or what you would like the award to look like. A far easier and faster way to do this is by sending us your vision and vector images.
This method is enough to get the job done in a timely manner. Sometimes our clients don’t know what they want or don’t know the process of creating awards. By giving our expert designers the basics, as in your vision and vector images, we can take over this role can get it done in no-time.
We don’t just ask for what you want from an image, as in the basics. We like to dig a little deeper and find out what you envision for the look and feel of your custom awards. Our services are adjusted to your busy schedule and we can do it through phone calls or emails.
Finding out more about your company can also point us in the right direction and design something that’s unique to your company’s culture. Using this method, we’ve been able to craft some of the loveliest awards for brands from all industries. Such as sports, hospitality, restaurants, and more.
This is done with all of our clients who want one-of-a-kind recognition awards made from scratch.
Now, if you’re a person who has never been visually creative or you just can’t conceive a concept; don’t worry. We’ll help you in the right direction.
When our clients get a creative block or they don’t have the time to send in detailed designs or ideas, they send us vector images. These are a far easier way for us to know exactly what you want your award to look like.
What makes vector images unique is their composition using sharp mathematics to set the image precisely on a designing grid. This is the perfect way to send your company emblem or symbols, and a benefit of vector images is that they can be enlarged without distorting the details.
You’re able to convert JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) to a vector in Adobe platforms.
Text and Copy
We like to get the essential things done correctly the first time, so we can focus our energies on the more complex tasks. That’s why it’s important that you send us text information in the correct format, so we can avoid typos and incorrect spelling. Especially of names, which we’re proud to say has never happened!
The following two formats are perfect for us to get names, numbers, and text correctly when engraving:
- Word docs. Sending your type-information in a Doc or Docx format cuts down on the possibility of error in your type.
- Spreadsheets. These are another acceptable format that cuts down on error and allows you to organize names, dates, and numbers.
But even with our expert editing and focused attention to detail, we have another step to make sure that your type and design suggestions are on-point. Your proofs!
Art Proofs for Your Awards
Art proofs are the last step before your awards are made. Once all of the details you’ve recommended have been added, we’ll send you an art proof to approve.
This proof will contain a detailed model of what your award will look like, along with the material that the awards will be made from, color-fill, and text. All you have to do is look over the art proofs and approve them if everything is in order. If not, make note of any errors you find, and we’ll happily fix them.
Here at FineAwards.com, we like to provide a service that is unmatched anywhere else. Our company-client relationship is important to us because we’re able to do our jobs better with it, and it stands out among our competitors.
Giving our designers the correct design formats can be the difference between an expedited process or one that takes a little longer. But either way, we can get this done for you. If what you read above interests you, use the following link to go to our custom awards page and start this easy process!