Traveling Awards – Small Plates vs Large Plates

A traveling award is one that is passed from champion to champion, and contains engraving information for each past champion. Many awards providers put all of this information on one large plate. This may make the award less expensive at time of purchase, but there are some drawbacks. You would have to remove that large plate to have additional engraving added; it is expensive to ship such a plate both ways, so many of those shops prefer to just re-engrave all of your information on a new plate. Most local shops cannot add engraving to a plate that was engraved elsewhere, or will charge a significant fee to do so.

We feel the best solution is to engrave each champion’s information on a smaller individual plate. All of our traveling awards include a number of small detail plates premounted with small brass screws. We use a very standard engraving font on these plates that any engraver should be able to match. This gives our customers the option of having the detail plates engraved locally, or we can provide that service. If you’d like for us to engrave your detail plate, it is less expensive to ship a new plate than for you to send us one of your blank ones. We keep all past engraving files, so we will engrave your detail plate with the exact same font as the previous plates that we engraved for you. In fact, we have past invoices available online so that our customers can review their engraving specifications before submitting a new plate request. If you do not know your previous invoice number, just email us and we’ll be happy to look that up and provide it for you.

Small plates are less expensive in following years, and provide more flexibility and convenience for the customer.

Receiving a Quote

We occasionally hear from a customer that they filled out a quote request, but did not receive a personal response. There are four possible reasons for this situation.

We generally respond fairly quickly, but because our quotes are part of a personal reply, it may take as long as one business day. Please allow that long to receive a reply, but it should not take longer.

Perhaps the issue is that your request did not get to us. Even if you receive an automated reply saying that your request was received, it may not get to us if you leave the “Thank You” page after submitting a quote request before it has completely loaded.

Another possible issue is that you may have a spam filter that is capturing our message and not allowing it to reach you. Maybe your ISP is performing this filtering for you. Either way, please check your spam filter to see if our reply is there.

And finally, you may not have received our reply  if you entered your email address incorrectly in our Quote Request form. We cannot reply if we do not have your correct email address!

If you suspect any of these problems may be occurring, please send us an email message with all of the information in your quote request, and we will reply as soon as we can.