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How much personalization text can fit on one line?

The amount of personalization text that can be engraved on the award is dependant on the size and shape of engraving area. It looks visually appealing when personalization text flows with the shape of the award. In order to make engraved personalization text easy to read- we recommend a minimum font size of 12 points.

For example is you choose an award with a tapered crystal base, you can fit up to 16 characters (Arial font, size 12 points) on the first line. Because the shape of the engraving area is trapezoid, the second line is wider and can fit 3 more characters.Figure 1.

Your choice of font is important as well. Some fonts are wider than others. If you choose a font such as Cornerstone - it will require double the engraving area of Arial font.Figure 2.
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In addition, we dot not recommend engraving too close to the edge of the engraving area. The border size differs from award to award, but should be proportionate to the overall size. For example, if you are interested in a vertical plaque size 5"e;x7"e;, you may want to leave about 1"e; around each border. However, if you choose 3"e;x4"e; plaque, your border will be 0.75"e;.Figue 3

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If your personalization text does not fit on one line, our graphical designers will suggest word-wrapping or an alternative text layout. If you wish to create your own artwork, please convert all of your fonts to outlines, and do not make font sizes smaller than 12 points Arial. Artwork must be submitted in black and white vector format - .AI or .EPS files.
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