Artwork Tips for the Perfect Sand Etch

Artwork is the most critical part of making your unique awards. It is crucial that the artwork is received in a specific format. The most important component to remember is making sure the art exhibits the necessary qualities in order to perfectly transfer to your award(s). Here at Fineawards.com, our team thinks of new ways to collaborate with our clientele on each project. One great example of this are the templates that are prepared to ensure the award selected best exempl...
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Meet Your Production Team – Shawn Taylor

FineAwards.com Employee Profile: Shawn Taylor - 4 years with FineAwards.com How did you first learn about FineAwards.com?  I learned about the job from my brother, who was working with the company. What is your roll with FineAwards.com?  I am a production specialist, but I like to call myself the “It Guy”. What are 3 words to describe FineAwards.com?  Creativity, Service-Oriented, Quality What do you like the most about FineAwards.com?  I engrave these special awar...
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Twan Russell Life Skills Golf Tournament – FineAwards.com

It was our pleasure to once again sponsor the Twan Russell Life Skills Golf Tournament. FineAwards.com has been supporting this great cause for more than 10 years and our favorite part is still seeing how the kids it helps participate in the event. Friday night was the sponsor party at Dave & Busters. There was food and drinks for all and unlimited gaming for the kids. Then our golf team played in the Saturday afternoon scramble. We were thrilled to be joined by Jeff Cros...
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Fall Season is Here!

This is my favorite time of the year!  The leaves are changing colors (not in South Florida, but in most places), the weather is getting cooler, football season is in full swing, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back, and it is the beginning of our busy awards season!  In preparation of award season, our warehouse team at FineAwards.com worked diligently all summer long on fine-tuning our procedures and skills.   Our production team welcomed “The Sandman” (hyperlink “The Sandman”...
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Crystal Awards for End of Year Gifts

Crystal Awards for End of Year Gifts            With the holidays soon approaching and the end of the fiscal year, now is the time to plan your corporate award ceremony. Your team has been working hard all year to hit their goals, now it’s time for you reward them with beautiful crystal awards. From Stars to Diamonds, Eagles to Towers, crystal awards come in a variety of shapes and themes to fit any need and any budget.   Each award can be personalized with recipient informa...
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Should I get Colorfill on my Awards?

The beauty of our finely crafted glass and crystal awards lend themselves best with the simple yet elegant sandblasted white frosted look; however we can add a touch of color to your pieces to enhance the final look of your design. Adding colorfill to your pieces is the perfect way to make your personalized text stand out, we offer a wide variety of colors and while we do not color match we will do our best to make sure your awards exceed your expectations.  Note that not ...
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Extreme Quality Control at FineAwards.com

Here at FineAwards.com, we take our quality control process to the next level.  Typically quality control in most awards companies starts once your awards are produced.  A normal quality control associate’s main responsibility is to make sure your awards are clean and put into a gift box.  Not here at Fine Awards.    Our quality control has an extensive checklist prior to your order going into production.  It starts with verifying your proof matches the etching file sent t...
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Best Fonts for Etching

One of the most important decisions that you have to make when designing your crystal recognition awards is choosing the right font.  This is not only going to determine how good your award is going to look but also the impact your message will have with the recipient. Selecting a good font is crucial but you also have to take into consideration the length of text and size.  Our minimum font size is 11pt so anything below that is not going to etch clearly, regardles...
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FineAwards.com welcomes ” The Sandman”

On May 14th we welcomed our newest member of the production team, “The Sandman”.  We put it to work the day it arrived off the truck.  “The Sandman” is the premier etching booth and comes to us by way of Ikonics Imaging.  With the addition of “the Sandman” we will be able to streamline our production process to ensure a faster and cleaner product for our customers.  Highlights include a huge viewing window, maximum strength vacuum for clear etching, front easy load access...
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What is photo etching on awards?

Photo etching process Part 1. Did you know that way before photos were printed on paper they were printed on glass? This might sound a little out there but it’s true! Of course nowadays we use a different method and images come out very different than before but is fascinating to know a little bit of history about it. This two-part post will help you understand the photoetching process and give you some insight on what it takes to make your beautiful picture into a ...
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