General Information

Art Specifications

Acceptable Electronic Artwork Formats:

  • Via email
  • Via dropbox

Lasering | Sandetch Requirements

  • VECTOR artwork only (.eps, .ai, .pdf)
  • All artwork elements in Black & White (without grayscales).
  • Line thicknesses - at least 1.5 points.
  • Provide a hard copy printout of layouts. A faxed version is acceptable.

Screen Print Requirements

  • Vector format in solid black and white, any art being screened in solid PMS spot color.
  • Vector format and in full color, any art being screened in CMYK color.

2D | 3D Subsurface Requirements

  • 2D file formats accepted - .png, .jpg, .tiff, .ai, .eps, .pdf (300 d.p.i. or greater)
  • 3D file formats accepted - .obj, .3ds, .dxf, .dwg, .stl, .svg
  • CMYK color format (TIFF, GIF or JPEG with a resolution of 300 d.p.i. or greater)
Software Minimum Working Version Software Category
Adobe Illustrator 5.5 S6 Illustration-Vector
MS Word/Excel Any Office 2010 Word Processing Spreadsheet

Type Sizing Guide for Etching

  • San Serif fonts (ex. Helvetica) - 12 pt. or larger
  • Script fonts (ex. Allura) - 15 pt. to 18 pt. or larger
  • Serif fonts (ex. Times) - 14 pt. or larger
  • Please refrain from using Open Face fonts (ex. Caslon Open Face). The lines are not thick enough and will not etch with quality.
  • Visions is not responsible for the quality in etching for text point sizes smaller than specified above.

Paper Proofs

  • Upon request, one paper proof will be supplied via email at no charge.
  • If additional proofs are required due to preference, changes or revisions, a nominal fee will be applied per proof.
  • We will provide a proof of the desired imprint on a template of the item ordered so size, positioning and spelling can be approved.
  • Written approval must be returned via email asap to avoid delays.

Art Services

Artwork

  • All artwork is subject to factory approval.
  • Electronic art is required (see art specifications).
  • Email artwork to art@visionsawards.com. E-mail must include purchase order number and contact information.
  • Art modification charge is $75.00(G) per hour, with a 3-hour maximum.

Digital Color

  • For applicable products, prices include one location imprint area.
  • Additional imprint location is $10.00(G) per location, plus $60.00(G) setup per location.
  • Digital color process artwork needs to be 1/8” away from all edges.

Colorfill

  • For applicable product, prices include a one color, one location colorfill
  • Additional Colorfill is $10.00(G) per color, location, per piece, plus $60.00(G) setup.
  • Tight registration or detailed art will need prior approval.
  • Colorfill is not available on barware or stemware.

Screen Print/Pad Print

  • For applicable products, prices include a one-color, one location imprint.
  • Additional screen color is $3.00(G) run charge per color, per location, per piece, plus $60.00(G) setup.  
  • PMS color match 75.00(G) per PMS color, per order.

Etching/Laser

  • For applicable products, prices include the one location imprint, unless otherwise noted.
  • Additional etch/laser location for logo or personalization is $3.13(G) run charge per location, per piece, per logo/design, plus $60.00(G) setup per location.

Matting

  • Inked mattes (logos, personalization) add $30.00(G).

Subsurface Laser

  • Unit price includes a 2D or 3D subsurface laser logo/image.
  • For 3D subsurface laser, an .obj file is required. Otherwise, an art charge is $80.00(G) per hour applies.
  • Additional imprint process/location is $10.00(G) each per piece, plus $60.00(G) setup.

Supplied Product

  • Supplied products for custom framing or gift box insertion need to have detailed mounting instructions and purchaser order number on packaging. Visions is not responsible for the condition of the supplied materials upon receipt.

Imprinting Methods:

  • Sandetch
  • Sandetch with Colorfill
  • Laser Etch
  • Deep Etch with Colorfill
  • Screen Print
  • Pad Print
  • Digital Color
  • Dye Sublimation
  • Engraving
  • 2D and 3D Subsurface Laser
  • Rotary Engraving

Nameplate

Add-On Nameplate Pricing

Item

Image Area

1

Recessed Copy Deep Etched Plates

ADPOSB4

Up to 4 Square Inches

$20.00(G)

Raised Copy Deep Etched Plates

ADREVB4

Up to 4 Square Inches

$20.00(G)

Rotary Engraved Aluminum Plates

ADENGB4

Up to 4 Square Inches

$20.00(G)

Miscellanious Charge Quick Reference Guide

Setup:

Visions: no setup charge for initial location.

Beyond Awards: No setup charge for initial location, except for products from The Tea Can Company whereby setup is $62.50(G) for 1-4 color logo, $120.00(G)for a full color custom label.

 

Repeat Setup:

Visions: No repeat setup charge for exact repeat.

Beyond Awards: No repeat setup charge for exact repeat. Repeat setup for The Tea Can Company applies for orders under 100 units. Repeat setup for Lynn & Liana products is $7.81(G) per piece.

Additional Location Setup

$60.00(G) per logo/design, per location.

Additional Colorfill

$10.00(G) run charge, per unit, per color, per location plus $60.00(G) setup per color, per location.

Additional Digital Imprint

$10.00(G) run charge per unit, per location, plus $60.00(G) setup per location.

Additional Screen Print Colors

$3.00(G) run charge per piece, per color, per location plus $60.00(G) setup per color, per location

Additional Laser/Etch (per logo/personalization)

$3.13(G) run charge per unit, per location, per logo or personalization, plus $60.00(G) setup per location.

Less than Minimum

$50.00(G). MOQ 1-piece. EQP price applies. Some exclusions may apply and may not be available for some retail brands.

Custom Design Fee (waived for an order of $1,500(X))

$315.00(G)

PMS Match

$75.00(G) per PMS color, per order.

3D Modeling Charge – average of 4 hrs. for drawing most artwork

$80.00(G) per hour

Handling Fee per Master Carton

No Charge

Drop Shipment (per address after initial address)

$5.00(G)

International Shipment Document Fee (per address)

$25.00(G)

Miscellaneous

Additional Paper proof

$18.75(G)

Signature Charge for Shipping

$12.75(G)

3rd Party Shipping Fee

$10.00(G)

Custom Cut File for Precision Cut Acrylic

$81.25(G) per layer of acrylic.

 

Rapid Ship

Rush Services

 

  • See Rapid Ship guidelines below for Rapid Ship items that can ship in 3 working days, without a rush fee.
  • For non-Rapid Ship items required to ship in fewer than 5-7 working days, a fee of up to 20% of product cost applies. Rush service may not be available for some Beyond Awards products, including some retail brands.

Rapid Ship Guidelines

  • Rapid Ship items are designated with the Rapid Ship logo.
  • Applies to up to catalog quantities only, with standard decorating methods.
  • Please provide complete purchase order, including art and complete shipping information.
  • Pre-approved credit is required.
  • Order will ship 3 working days from date of art approval, provided the paper proof is approved within 2 hours of receipt.
  • Please provide the purchase order, art, and all other information to Visions by Noon E.S.T. (Receipt Date).
  • Expedited shipping required via overnight method.

Production Services

Changes/Cancellations

  • Changes to a purchase order must be acknowledged in writing before Visions can resume processing the order.
  • Product production commences upon receipt of purchase order. Logo, personalization and other decorating processes beings after art approval. Changes or cancellations after this time may be subject to all costs incurred up to the change and/or cancellation, including a restocking fee of 25% of the order.

Lead Times:

  • 5-7 working days after art approval on in-stock items up to catalog quantities, based on available inventory. For Zinc products (i.e. zinc plates, medallions, etc.), lead time is 15 working days after art approval.
  • See Rapid Ship guidelines for specific items that can ship in 3 working days from art approval.
  • For non-Rapid Ship items, a fee of up to 20% of product cost applies Rush service may not be available for some Beyond Awards products, including some retail brands.
  • Ship in fewer than 5-7 working days. Contact factory for details.

Subsurface Laser Lead Times 2D and 3D

  • Standard lead times are 7-10 working days after art approval, up to catalog quantities. Additional charges may apply.
  • Our laser process results in truly clear and detailed 2D or 3D images. Preproduction samples are recommended. Larger volume orders and more detailed 3D engravings may incur additional production time.

 

Sample Services

Samples

  • Visions: Random samples (subject to availability) or blank samples are billed at 25% off net EQP, plus freight. Random samples cannot be returned for credit. However, blank samples can be returned for credit within 30 days of purchase, provided product is returned in pristine, re-sellable condition as determined by Visions, in all the original packaging in which the product was originally shipped. Otherwise, a 25% restocking fee per unit returned may apply. Customer is responsible for the freight back to Visions. For bulk blank orders, contact customer service as restrictions apply.

  • Beyond Awards: Random or blank samples: up to $10.00(X) cumulative order, no charge. Over that is billed at EQP, plus freight. Random samples of retail brands are billed at the first column price, plus freight. Random samples cannot be returned for credit, however random or blank samples of retail brands can be returned for credit within 30 days of purchase, provided product is returned in pristine, re-sellable condition as determined by Visions, in all the original packaging in which the product was originally shipped. Otherwise, a 25% restocking fee per unit returned may apply. Customer is responsible for the freight back to Visions. For bulk blank orders, contact customer service as restrictions apply.

Speculative Samples

  • Visions: Price as quoted, plus freight.
  • Beyond Awards: Speculative samples are billed at EQP plus any applicable set-up charges, plus freight. Spec samples for retail brands are billed at the first column price, plus setup. The cost for an additional spec with the same item and method of imprint (up to two units without an LTM charge) is the cost of each item. Each additional item is billed at EQP (first column price for retail brands). Freight charges apply.

Pre-Production Samples

  • Visions: Price as quoted, plus freight.
  • Beyond Awards:  Pre-Production Samples: $15.00(G) per color/location imprint, plus any applicable setup charges, plus the unit cost of the item, and any additional run charge after included run charge, plus  freight charge(s). After receipt of the pre-production sample, additional setup charge(s) may be incurred if changes are made to the original artwork supplied. A pre-production sample can add 1 to 4 weeks to delivery, call for details.

Overrun Samples

  • Please request at time of order.
  • Billed at order quantity price

Virtual Samples

  • Available at no charge.

 

Shipping Services

Shipping/Handling

  • Standard shipping methods are UPS or FedEx.
  • Shipping on a 3rd party account will incur at $10.00(G) fee
  • No handling fees per master carton
  • Special shipping methods and requests are subject to additional handling charges.
  • Purchase orders must indicate if the ship to address(s) is residential. Additional shipping charges apply to all orders shipping to a residential address.
  • All international shipments are subject to additional duties, taxes, and brokerage fees.
  • Shipments are FOB: Celina, Ohio; Cebu, Philippines and Guangdong, China.

Freight/Damage Claims

  • Orders should be inspected upon receipt and any damage must be reported to Customer Service within 48 hours of receipt. Photos of damaged products must be provided with a written damage claim. Any notification of damage beyond 48 hours may not be accepted.
  • Claims are not possible if any re-shipments have occurred.
  • If product is shipped on a 3rd party account, freight claims must be initiated by the 3rd party account holder.
  • In every instance, it is essential that all original shipping cartons, packing materials, and damaged product(s) be retained by recipient until claim is settled.
  • Claims are not possible if any reshipment has occurred.

International Shipments

  • All shipments outside of the United States incur a $25.00(G) documentation fee, per location.
  • Contact name and phone number(s), including city and country code, must be provided for all international shipments.
  • All international shipments must be shipped via UPS or FedEx.

Drop Shipments/Split Shipments

  • $5.00(G) per package, plus shipping and handling, when a detailed list of items and ship to information are provided in a file via email.

Catalog Pricing

Pricing Disclaimer

  • Prices are subject to change without notice, based on governmental tariffs, increases in production costs and any other factors unknown at the time of catalog publication. Contact Visions for updates and any questions.

Other Services

Master Order/Release Program

  • Visions has complete fulfillment capabilities to manage release programs. Please note the following program requirements:
    • Program duration: 1 year, after which a warehouse fee is applies, unless special arrangements have been made.
    • Payment: Product must be paid upon order placement.
    • Any remaining products will be shipped at customer’s expense, unless special arrangements have been made.

Insertion/Printing Fee

  • Standard insertion fee: $0.50(X) per unit
  • Certificate Holder insertion fee: $0.75(X) per unit
  • Personalized box insertion fee: $1.50(X) per unit
  • Generic box insertion fee: $0.50(X) per unit
  • Printing in color or black & white on standard paper fee: $0.75(X) per unit
  • Printing on card stock fee: $1.70(X) per unit

Trademarks

  • Use of trademarks and copyrights are the responsibility of the customer.
  • The logos, designs and trademarks shown in this catalog have been reproduced as examples of the types of customizing available. They are not presented for resale and are not intended as product or brand name endorsements by or for the trademark owner.
* VisionsAwards reserves the right to imprint in other methods if deemed necessary. *
Payment Policy
Credit card payments received after 30 days of invoice date are subject to a 3% processing fee.
Guarantee
We will gladly replace any reasonable defects in any Visions’ products. Variations of size, color, and/or pattern are characteristic of art quality in handmade awards and are not considered defects. Please note that small bubbles, chill marks, and other variations are inherent in crystal and glass, and do not constitute product defects. Surface variation, grain, texture, veining, and surface cracking are natural occurrences in natural materials and may affect a logo or text. Therefore, replacements will not be provided for these natural occurrences.

Sourcing

  • Design
  • Prototyping
  • Special Packaging
  • Safety Compliant
  • Factory Direct Pricing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Logistics
  • Fulfillment

Visions offers a variety of unique promotional products perfect to meet your marketing and promotional needs. We create lasting brand recognition with our high quality imprinted and engraved products. Make your next tradeshow or special event a success with customized, imprinted, innovative products by Visions and Beyond Awards. Visions offers innovative ideas at unbeatable prices!

Prop 65

What is Proposition 65?

Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By requiring that this information be provided, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals.

Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.

Proposition 65 requires California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 900 chemicals since it was first published in 1987.

Proposition 65 became law in November 1986, when California voters approved it by a 63-37 percent margin. The official name of Proposition 65 is the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.

For more information: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

 

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