Fequently Asked Questions

At Awards Canada we will guide you through the process and you will be amazed at how quick and easy it is to have your very own pin.

  How long is delivery?    (Show Answer) 
Upon your signing of the approved artwork you will have your pins shipped in 10-14 days depending on style etc. We do have RUSH services available should the need arise. Just talk to one of our account executives for more information about this service.
  How many colours can I have on my pin?    (Show Answer) 
You can have as many as you want!

All Awards Canada pins come with up to five colours included in your price. You can add as many as you would like with each additional colour costing you only a couple of pennies extra per pin.

The one exception is Printed Pins as they include unlimited colours per pin.
  How many pins should I order?    (Show Answer) 
This question can be best answered by you knowing what you are intending to use them for. If it is for fundraising, what area or which way do you intend to sell them? If it’s a club, how many members are there? If you are selling door to door, how many houses are you calling on? If it’s in a mall, how busy is it?

You will find that pins become a very attractive way to fundraise because people like to wear them. You will find it's easier selling pins than asking for a donation. With pins, once one member of the public has one, others will want one as well.

If you are unsure of how many pins to order, just email or call us and one of our trained account executives will help you in your decision making. Remember you can reorder quickly and pins can be shipped within 10 days. It’s that easy.
  What size of pin should I order?    (Show Answer) 
First you must decide what you want on your pin. List the items you want on it and the wording or message you wish to say and email it to our sales department. One of our account executives will contact you and will go over your information. Our art and graphics professionals will then draw up your idea and size it to the appropriate size pin. Most popular sizes are ¾ inch and 1 inch for corporate and organization pins or 1 ½ inch to 2 ½ inch size for team trading pins. Once your design is ready, it will be sent to you for approval. Once we have your signed approval we will begin the manufacturing process.
  What type of plating should I use?    (Show Answer) 
There are many different types of plating used in the manufacturing of pins. We can plate your pin with a variety of plating options or we can plate your pin in precious metal such as silver or 24k gold. You would be surprised at how little it costs to plate your pin in precious metals.

For standard plating colours such as gold, silver, copper, bronze, nickel, chrome, black nickel, and antique finishes to name a few, your price includes your choice of plating. The colour can be decided at the time you review your artwork draft from our art and graphics department.
  Are there die and setup charges?    (Show Answer) 
Generally speaking, No. All Awards Canada pins include all standard dies and set ups.

If however you are contemplating a 3D designed pin there will be die charges based on the complexity of your design. These are one time charges and when you reorder there are no additional costs for dies. We keep dies in stock for a minimum of 3 years from the time of last use.
  Should I put a date on my pins?    (Show Answer) 
A dated pin is more valuable as a collectable than a pin with no date.

Many successful events run pins every year and they are dated. This encourages the public to purchase them and add another to their collection.

We have many examples of what other clubs have done and we have information that we will be happy to share with you to help make your pin experience a great success.
  What are the art and design requirements?    (Show Answer) 
Your basic art and design needs are included in all our prices. Please see the section of our web site listing the Artwork Requirements.
Go to Art Requirements


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