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May 3, 2018

The Custom Awards Process

So, you’ve decided to recognize your employees with a custom award. You’re excited and you can’t wait to see the looks on their faces when you present each staff member with a symbol of their hard work and dedication. But, before you roll out the red carpet and start presenting awards, you first need to design your custom award.

Not sure how that process works? Don’t worry, Levy Marketing + Awards specializes in custom awards, employee recognition programs, and branded merchandise for our clients to recognize the people in their organization. We tailor our approach to meet the needs of each client without sacrificing quality or dedication. We make more than just custom awards and trophies; we create symbols to recognize the people working hard for what they believe in every day.

Designing your company’s custom award is as easy as 1-2-3. Let’s get started!

Step One: Contact us with your ideas!

You know your business like you know the back of your hand. Tell us about your company, your mission, and your values. We’ll ask you a few questions to help us understand your event and the type of award you want. The sky is the limit when it comes to designing your custom award, but your budget may have a thing to say about the awards you choose. Give us an idea of your budget and we’ll show you all of the design possibilities and material choices in that budget.

Your ideas and material choices will determine the lead time in which it will take to complete your award. Lead times are the time between the initiation and completion of the production process. The custom award process takes anywhere between two and ten weeks depending on the intricacy of your award design.

Step Two: Our designers get to work!

At this stage in the process, you’ll get to see exactly why we’re a leading provider of custom awards. We use the ideas generated during Stage One and combine them with our high-powered imaginations to create your award. Our team of talented artists and engineers create truly one-of-a-kind awards through sketches and digital renderings. You’ll get to see what your award looks like before moving on to the manufacturing process.

Do you like the look of etched glass? Choose a crystal award and have the lettering sandblasted on to its surface. Sandblasting is the process of blasting tiny grains of sand at a high velocity at the area to be etched. This method creates a deep etching in crystal and glass pieces.

Maybe you want to add a little color to your awards. Using our direct color printing methods, we are able to print high resolution, full color images on wood, metals, ceramic tiles, plastics, glass, industrial parts, promotional products and much more. You choose the artwork and the material you want it added to and we do the rest.

During the design stage, you’re in control. You get to select which materials and production methods you’d like us to use to make your award. The best part, the design capabilities are limitless. We will illustrate the size, materials used, and include a quote with the rendering. See something you don’t like, or have a last minute idea? Let us know during this stage so that we can make changes and send you proofs of what the award will look like before it moves on to production.

Step Three: We build your award!

Your custom award is assembled by our team of production associates right here in Tampa, Fl. Depending on the materials and award design, we use a variety of techniques including engraving, sandblasting, direct color printing, and metal casting to create your award. Our production managers oversee the manufacturing of every award to assure that every piece holds up to our accuracy and precision standards. Once produced and quality approved, your award is ready!

We offer a variety of packaging and shipping options for your convenience. You can even order custom boxes for each individual award to ensure they arrive safe, sound, and looking flawless for your event. If you are local to the Tampa Bay Area, come on in for a visit. You can pick up your awards, meet the designers, and see where the magic is created. Seeing the reaction of our clients when they see their custom award is our favorite part of the job.

Now, your custom award is ready to be presented to the lucky employees who will be recognized during your award presentation. When you gift them with an award created by Levy Marketing + Awards, you are gifting them a one-of-a-kind piece of art that represents your company’s dedication to and appreciation for its employees.

Keep the excitement going with a custom employee recognition program through Levy Marketing + Awards. You’ve already experienced our custom awards process, now, see how easy employee recognition can really be with a program designed by the experts. We want to be your recognition solutions provider at every facet of employee recognition. Give us a call or schedule an appointment with one of our team members to get started today!

Written by Anita Hawkins

Anita is the Digital Marketing Specialist at Levy Marketing + Awards. She loves helping people discover the custom awards process and teaching them about the methods and materials used to create custom awards and trophies. She has spent the majority of her career in the Marketing Industry, gaining experiences in areas such as Inbound Marketing, Journalism, and Web Design. While Digital Marketing is her primary job function by day, Anita also enjoys watching sports, competing in trivia events, and spending time with family and friends.
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