Frequently Asked Questions

Custom designed award with silver foil imprinting

How do I place an order?

Using the Award Builder, configure your award(s) by selecting the design options you desire.
Upload an “Inscription Document” with the inscriptions for the awards in the Award Builder.
If you have a logo within the inscriptions, upload the logo file in the Award Builder.
If you are ordering a foil imprinted cover, upload the artwork file in the Award Builder.

What is the Award Builder?

Award Builder creates awards that are uniform in size, cover color, ribbon color, material, etc.
To vary any of the design options and configure additional awards of a different size, color, etc., you will need to complete the Award Builder for each variation.

So for every different award I will need to complete the Award Builder?

Yes if your awards are different. (Inscriptions notwithstanding).
If your awards are all uniform, that is, with all the same design options, you will complete the Award Builder once.
If the awards have differences in size, cover color, ribbon color, inscription plate metal, etc. you will need to complete Award Builder for each set of different awards.

Do I need to have a setup fee with every order?

Yes. The setup fee covers the layout for the awards, 1st proof, revision if necessary, 2nd proof if necessary & pre-press review. This $25 fee will be added to your cart at checkout.

Can I see an example of the ordering process?

Yes. Sally needs 5 Petite Awards with silver inscription plates, and 5 Petite Awards with gold inscription plates. Everything else is the same: blue portfolio, blue corner ribbons, vertical orientation, Arial inscription font, silver foil imprinted covers.
Using Award Builder, Sally denotes ‘5’ awards in ‘Quantity’ and Silver in ‘Inscription Plate Metal’. She selects blue portfolio, blue corner ribbons, vertical orientation, Arial inscription font, silver foil imprinted covers. She uploads an MS Word file (the Inscription Document) with her 5 inscriptions for those awards, and uploads a jpg file with artwork for the logo she wants within the inscriptions. She also uploads a file (1 color) for the foil imprint art on the cover and selects “Silver” for the imprint. She clicks ‘Add to Cart’.
For the remaining 5 gold inscription plates, she repeats Award builder. Using Award Builder, Sally denotes ‘5’ awards in ‘Quantity’ and Gold in ‘Inscription Plate Metal’. She selects blue portfolio, blue corner ribbons, vertical orientation, Arial inscription font, silver foil imprinted covers. She uploads an MS Word file (the Inscription Document) with her 5 inscriptions for those 5 awards, and uploads a jpg file with artwork for the logo she wants within the inscriptions. She also uploads a file (1 color) for the foil imprint art on the cover and selects “Silver” for the imprint. She clicks ‘Add to Cart’…
…and proceeds to checkout.

What is the Inscription Document?

The Inscription Document is a file that will tell us what you want on each of your awards.
You may upload your Inscription Document in Award Builder.
If you have a Quantity of 10 awards in the Award Builder, you should have 10 inscriptions in your Inscription Document.

Can we complete the awards order and send inscription text later?

Yes!  There is an option under ‘Inscriptions’ in the Award Builder to leave the inscriptions for later.
Once New Recognition receives your order we will contact you to get your inscriptions for all the awards you have ordered.

What is an Inscription Document Template?

To create your own Inscription Document, New Recognition provides templates (MS Word files) so you can start with dummy text as well as the correct size and margins for the 4 sizes of awards.

Any suggestions for working with the Templates?

Since it takes some time to write the perfect award inscription, we suggest you finalize your Inscription Document before getting to the Award Builder.
Re-save the Inscription Documents template file(s) with your own filenames so when you get to the Award Builder, you will be ready. i.e. ‘Small_InscripABC’, ‘PetiteBlue_InscripXYZ’’, ‘PetiteGreen_ InscripXYZ’ etc.
Make sure you if you have 10 awards in the Award Builder Quantity, you should have 10 inscriptions in the Inscription Document.

Can we insert logos in the Inscription Document?

If you are including logos in the inscription, it is most import that you upload the artwork file separately in the Award Builder.
Indicate where you want to place the logo by inserting: “<LOGO HERE>” within the inscription text.

Will you use the fonts in our Inscription Documents, or will you use the fonts as specified in the Award Builder?

The font specified in the Award Builder will be what we use for the proofs and for production.
We suggest you use the fonts as ordered in the Award Builder in your Inscription Document so you can preview.

Can I see an example of the Inscription process?

Yes. Sue needs 5 Petite Awards, and 5 Large Awards. All the other design options are the same. She will complete the Award Builder 2 times.
From the Petite Awards Product Page, she will download the Inscription Document template and re-save to her desktop as ‘Petite5.doc’ (document name entirely up to you). She will open the document and overwriting the dummy copy, write her own inscriptions. She will copy the inscription 4 times and adjust each inscription as desired. She will save the document, Petite5.doc’ and it will be waiting for her on her desktop when she comes to the ‘Upload Inscription Document’ portion of the Award Builder.
Then she will repeat the process for the 5 Large Awards. From the Large Awards Product Page, she will download the Inscription Document template and re-save to her desktop as ‘Large5.doc’ (document name entirely up to you). She will open the document and overwriting the dummy copy, write her own inscriptions. She will copy the inscription 4 times and adjust each inscription as desired. She will save the document, Large5.doc’ and it will be waiting for her on her desktop when she comes to the ‘Upload Inscription Document’ portion of the Award Builder

Are there other resources for assisting with layout?

Yes. On each product page you will find a PDF Layout Guideline Spec.

Silver Foil Imprint Cover

Can a foil imprint on the cover have multiple colors or halftones?

No. The foil imprint is a stamp imprint using foil material.  The artwork must be one solid color.

Can I order less than 10 awards with foil imprinted covers?

No. We are sorry but the minimum is 10 to order foil imprinted covers. That is across your order so if you have 5 portfolios in your cart with foil imprinted covers and 5 additional portfolios with foil imprinted covers, or any combination of 10 or more, that is fine.

Can I order a combo of silver foil imprinted covers and gold foil imprinted covers?

No. We are sorry but all the foil imprinted covers in an order must be either silver or gold.

Can I order a foil imprinted covers with different artwork?

We are sorry but all the foil imprinted covers within an order must be the same impression from the same artwork.

Now What?

Now our design department reviews your order and will send you a proof for your award covers and inscriptions. We’re glad to take your revisions and make 1 set of changes.
Once you approve your proofs we proceed with production.

You will receive your awards within 18 days of proof approval.