Taking Awards to the Next Level

When choosing awards or commemorative crystal gifts, taking a leap beyond the typical choices will set you apart and give the recipients a beautiful, unique piece they can display on a shelf, desk or in a case with pride.  The illumachrome technique allow a full color image (picture, design, art, logo, etc) to be applied to the crystal, giving it a multi dimensional appearance with added visual interest.

This process creates unique gifts and awards to commemorate any event, recognize achievements or product launches and more. A creative way to incorporate the location of your incentive trip or convention by using an image of the resort or a landscape picture of the area on the awards given out at your event.  Another creative use would be featuring a picture from a project or a volunteer event on a crystal paperweight for each person involved or that contributed.  Need a nice gift to commemorate a new building dedication or ground breaking- use the architect rendering as the background for an piece that will be treasured- a great ideas for colleges, universities and hospitals. Feature a new piece of equipment or a product and add the launch date and company logo to the front for an eye catching piece.  I can’t think of an industry that these would not have a use in.  This technique is especially popular with Colleges and Universities, the Technology Industry, Equipment Manufacturing, Medical Field and for sales and achievement awards. There are so many ways to use this decorating technique that the sky really is the limit.

If you love the look of these awards, but don’t have an image to use, don’t worry. This can also work with stock images or a full color design (some examples are in the video).  We have a vast library of full color photos to fit most industries and we can help you find the perfect one for your awards.

And if you are looking for a piece that will sit out on a desk or counter and you need a design on both sides, this techniqe is perfect.  A backer can be added then printed with an additional message making the piece a 2 sided “billboard” and increasing the visibility of your message.  Using this process is perfect for product launches and for the pharmaceutical industry.

Need more ideas?  We are happy to help, brainstorm or make suggestions!

This video explains the process and features beautiful awards and gift ideas to give you ideas and get those creative juices flowing.

Contact us today for more information and ideas on how we can help you with these unique awards and gifts.

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Sustainable Swag: Bamboo Recognition Plaques

What a perfect item for businesses and non-profits with a commitment to sustainability!

These beautiful plaques are made of eco-friendly, rapidly renewable bamboo. A member of the grass family, bamboo grows quickly and reaches maturity in 3-5 years. It’s harvested safely in managed forests, and it grows without fertilizers. It also regenerates itself without replanting (which is why you don’t want it in your yard!)

Available in sizes ranging from 5×7 to 9×12, these plaques come in your choice of a light ‘natural’ color or a darker ‘amber’. They’re beautifully laser engraved, with up to 4 lines of personalization. The minimum order is ONE plaque. Unlike many engraved awards, there are no extra laser setup charges on this item.

These simple yet classic awards are a perfect choice for practically any type of business or non-profit organization. They’ll show your commitment to the earth and also be appreciated by the people who receive them.

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Thanks for reading. I hear from people all over the country who find good swag ideas on my blog and many of them have turned into clients. If you need a good person to work with for YOUR swag needs, feel free to get in touch with me. Have a good weekend! Diane Nudelman