At High Point Awards, we do a large variety of different forms of engraving, which includes personal, commercial and industrial. Based in Ontario, we create engraved gifts sure to impress. We are able to produce anything from scratch out of the best Canadian woods; from custom cutting boards, lazy susans and other wooden items such as cheese/bread boards to welcome/stall signs. If you don’t see what you are interested in on our website then send us an email and we will be happy to help make your wood item come to life.
We also do engraving on wine, water or shot glasses and have on many occasions engraved items such as wine, maple syrup or whiskey bottles as well as hunting knives, axes or baseball bats which were engraved for gifts or to help prevent/identify in the case of theft.
We will work with you to create what it is you require which may include a variety of items such as plastic stall signs, electrical or plumbing panels and name badges which can be made from either metal or plastic. Name badges can be used for identification at places of business or special events such as at wedding showers, buck and does, as well as anniversary or family reunion parties.
We are also able to make nameplates which can include wall holders and supports for office or cubicle identification as well as small corridor signs for all forms of buildings that can be done in many different types of plastic or full-colour metal application. We have been asked to make custom pieces for other forms of application such as mylar or plastic face plates for computer, stereo or HD equipment. Many of our materials are suited for indoor or outdoor identification and are available in a large variety of colours to choose from.
When required we can mark uncoated stainless steel and have done dog tags, halter tags, organizational labeling plates and small signs or water bottles brought to us by customers.
Big or small let us quote your engraving job for you. Our products include:
Q. How much is it for engraving and do I pay by the letter?
A. No, you don’t pay by the letter, you pay for the time it takes to complete the job. In order to provide you with a quote we need as much information as possible, and sometimes a phone call rather than an email helps with detailed orders. For example, we need to know what item you require engraved; or are we making it from scratch? What material is it made out of? What amount of wording or preferred fonts do you need? If you have artwork, is the artwork in line art format? Does it need to be shipped? The list goes on.
Q. Why is stainless engraving so expensive?
A. To be able to engrave on stainless steel we have to spray a product on the metal first which is very expensive and adds to the cost of the engraving. But on the bright side, the marked item will not fade or flake over time, reflecting the quality of the item.
Q. Can you make anything out of wood?
A. We can make almost anything custom out of wood including small signs, decorative barrel tops, cutting boards, etc.; but we don’t make furniture or large sandblasted signs.
Q. Can you engrave on jewellery?
A. No, this is not a service we provide as you need a special style engraver to do jewellery but we can and have leather wristbands done.
Q. Can I bring my own glasses or do I have to buy yours?
A. You can certainly bring your own, but certain styles will not fit in the machine, so they will need to be looked at first to know if they are engravable. We also highly recommend that you purchase 1-2 spares, as items that are not manufactured with engraving in mind can break or not engrave evenly.
Q. What format should I send my art files?
A. We use Corel Draw so we prefer CDR or PDF files but there are others that we can open.
Q. Can you do logo redraw?
A. We sure can. If you have a logo that over time the proper Line Art a.k.a. Vector format has gone missing but you have the logo on stationary or as a jpeg, we can redraw the logo for you. A quote is given once we see what is required and you are provided with a PDF and Corel format for your files.
Q. Do I have to have my Logo redrawn?
A. It depends on what you are wanting done with your logo. If you are wanting name badges or a plaque made and are having it done in full colour then no, we would use sublimation which allows us to use jpegs, gifs etc. for this process, but please know that it will not be as clean or bright looking as when you have proper line art.
Q. If I send you a logo will you use it for someone else?
A. No, we never use personal logos for someone else’s order, but if you are just using clipart taken from a web search or using one of our stock designs, then I can’t guarantee someone else hasn’t chosen the same one for their order.
Stall and Kennel Signs
Wooden stall/kennel signs come in 4 standard shapes: rectangle, oval, curved top rectangle and dog bone (rectangle and oval shown in picture; custom shapes available on request, ask for a quote).
Decorative Barrel Tops
Our tops are 16” in diameter and come with either a 2” or 3” thick ring.
Our cutting boards are made out of Canadian maple and are grooved with a drip line on both sides so you never have to mark up your lovely engraving.
Cheese or Bread Boards
These boards are made out of Canadian maple and come with a leather strip for hanging if desired.
Lazy susans are made out of Canadian maple and are available in two sizes, 13” and 16”.
These caddies are made out of Canadian maple, pine or cherry wood and are available in 3 different sizes (picture shows middle size). Make a great gift. Give a loved one a horse grooming caddy or whatever your creative mind can come up with.
Small Wooden Items
We are able to make everything from menu boards, coasters, wine tags, name tags, etc. out of wood.
These exceptionally made boxes are a true work of art and are available in any size required. Plating, engraving, handles, and removable insert are all additional options. Image shown with removable insert centre for wedding cards and a double layered sublimation plating.
When it comes to full size refurbished barrels, we are limited to what we are able to purchase at the time for sizes. They are sanded and refinished with whatever stain you require. Other options available can turn the barrel into a mini bar with shelf and door as shown in the image. Want to set up multiple barrels and create a long bar? Or how about cutting the top off and having a shelf put in to be used as a flower box? Give us your idea and we will help you bring it to life.
Laser Engraved Plastic Name Badges
These badges are available in any size and are a standard 1/16”thick but can come as 1/8” thick for firefighter tags (limited colours available).
Custom Shape Name Badges
These items are great for any occasion and make a great keepsake. Available in any size required and are a standard 1/16”thick.
These products are available as a 1/8” thick, full colour sublimational as shown in the picture with whatever you would like on the tag: logo, name, phone number, etc. Each comes with a clear rubber fastener to attach to your luggage.
Stall Signs Custom Shape
Standard stall desk, cubicle or corridor signs are available in laser engraved plastic or full-colour sublimation.
Mail Box Numbers or Names
These products come as a standard 1/16”thick plastic in two sizes: 2”x12” or 2.5”x12” and with 4 holes for applying to your mailbox.
Electrical or Other Custom Plates
All electrical or labeling signs, tags, etc. can be created to your exact specifications (images shown are plastic and have all been custom drawn to suit customer needs), but are also available in full-colour metal.
Metal Engraving Information
Stainless Steel Engraving requires a special spray to be applied to the item before engraving. If the metal is coated then the engraving will not take. We must see the item be engraved before we can confirm if it is possible (if it is not something that we normally provide). Engraving will show up black on the finished product.
Metal Name Badges Sublimation
Badges come with full colour application as shown.
Car Dash Plaques
Plaques are available in either a laser engraved 1/8”thick plastic (limited colour options), or a metal full-colour sublimational plate (shown in image).
Please bring us the item you wish to be engraved, or let us know which glass you would like from our catalogue (and what you would like on it) and we would be happy to provide you with a quote.