Artwork Info

LOGO/ART SET-UP
Ultimate Crystal Awards will never charge you for new art set-up, even if your camera-ready electronic artwork file includes a company logo or if you’re requesting standard straight-type text. Custom logos must be submitted in vector format, and JPG or PDF images are not acceptable formats. See artwork section for details.

ARTWORK FILE
We require electronic art files anytime your artwork includes logos, custom fonts or copy in the layout. You will be prompted to upload your artwork file after your order has been submitted thru our secure online system. You artwork file, including all logos, exact verbiage, names, titles, dates, etc. must be in B/W Vector format with line thickness at least 1.5 points and with all text/copy converted to outlines. Email file to: art@ultimatecrystalawards.com. Acceptable file formats are: EPS, Adobe Illustrator or Quark. Copies, faxes, and JPG images are not acceptable formats. We reserve the right to determine acceptable artwork. We have a creative graphics team ready to help with your artwork needs, including logo recreation, design or custom layout. Graphic art services will be billed at $25 per ½ hour and must be approved in writing before any work is completed.

ARTWORK TYPESETTING
If you don’t have electronic art, as part of our ULTIMATE Advantage we offer free art layout and typesetting on all orders. An Artwork Layout Form will be sent to you to complete, along with order acknowledgement after your order has been submitted thru our secure online system. An Artwork Layout Form shows the desired placement of logos, images, copy/verbiage, personalization, titles, colors, etc. Completed Artwork Layout Forms may be submitted via email to art@ultimatecrystalawards.com or fax 714.242.7036. Include contact information and order acknowledgement number. We cannot duplicate exact font styles unless camera-ready art is received. Our experienced graphics team will work with you to generate the most suitable art layout for the specific award style selected. A proof will be sent to you for approval, and production cannot begin until approved proof is received.

PROOFS
Ultimate Crystal Awards offers up to two free artwork proofs as part of our ULTIMATE Advantage. Once we receive your artwork file or Artwork Layout Form, our graphics team will generate a proof for your review and approval within 48 hours. Production will not begin until we receive your approved proof -- pay particular attention to details like logos, name spellings, award titles, dates, verbiage, numbers, artwork size and placement. A signed and returned proof constitutes final artwork approval and signifies production to begin as laid-out on the proof. We are not responsible for and exceptions will not be made if customer fails to correct discrepancies on approved proofs. Any layout changes, including spelling corrections, personalization, or any other copy changes require a new proof. We offer up to two free artwork proofs per order.  Additional proofs will be billed at $15 each. Proofs approved after 12pm PST will be processed the following business day.

PERSONALIZATIONS
As part of our ULTIMATE Advantage, we offer free personalization on all awards. Please ensure correct name spellings before approving proofs to avoid delays with your order.

SAND ETCHING
We offer free etching on a single surface area on all our awards, using state-of-the art sandblasting equipment, where micro-abrasive chips carve your custom art onto the crystal, to show a rich and detailed impression, for an elegant and more precise look than laser engraving. Additional location engraving will incur $18 per location per award, and must be approved and paid for prior to processing your order. Unless directed otherwise, our production team will size art to fit maximum etch area and best position on each item and keep within all industry standards.

The sandblast etching method is a high-quality engraving method of your custom artwork on all our awards products. It starts by applying a stencil to a product and filling in the artwork image with micro-abrasive chips applied at high pressure. The micro-abrasive chips erode the surface in the open areas of the stencil, leaving a permanent deep etched impression. This process is done manually, and the location of the artwork may vary slightly from one award piece to another. Ultimate Crystal Awards production team has years of industry experience and have implemented quality control process to produce high-quality, elegant, custom-etched awards to ensure your satisfaction.

COLOR-FILL ETCHED ART
We offer color-fill etched art for an additional charge of $10 per piece. Available colors are Gold and Silver – other colors may be available, contact Customer Service for information. Due to the nature of color-fill inks, exact Pantone color matching is not available. On repeat orders, we cannot guarantee exact color match to previous orders. Slight differences may occur when the same ink is used on optic crystal vs. glass or other material.

GRAPHICS SERVICES
Our creative graphics team is ready to help with your custom artwork needs, including logo design, logo conversion, custom layouts, etc. Graphic art services start at $25 per ½ hour, with a minimum of one-hour billable time. Please contact Customer Service for assistance with your graphics needs and discuss your project.

Ultimate Crystal Awards, Inc.
Buena Park, California
“Rewarding Excellence with Elegance”
Corporate Recognition Awards
Golf and Sports Trophies
Crystal Vases & Bowls
Artistic Glass
Custom Awards including 3D Laser
And much more!