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Award Engraving Words and Tips

More often than not, people are at a loss for words when it comes to award engraving. First, remember that it is an award and thus meant as recognition. People want to see their names on trophies or plaques, but they also want to see for what they are recognized.

With the above in mind, always include the name of the award first when engraving. After that the name of the recipient is also very important, and then why the recipient has received the award. Finally also include the date. Although it may seem insignificant at first, people need to have the date for the achievement recognition included.

An example of appropriate wording when doing engraving on an award is:

  • SERVICE AWARD
  • Presented to NAME
  • In recognition of
  • Excellence in Customer Care
  • SPONSOR or COMPANY
  • Date

Method Used

Apart from the wording, another consideration is the method for engraving. Although hand engraving is certainly romantic, it can take a while and is also a bit more expensive. Laser is the latest and most affordable means to add names and details to an award.

Note that colored metals are more difficult to engrave and as such the process can cost a bit more. Wooden plaques also seem to be difficult because they tend to get a dark lacquered appearance. For such we recommend adding a plate to the award and then engraving on the plate.

We normally place the awards in landscape form for the process since it ensures an accurate result with no stops. When a person engraves by means of laser, the sides of the product may appear different. The most important tip though, is to select a company such as Trophy & Medal Boutique that is experienced in award engraving for a professional end-result.

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