Plaque Engraving Layout

Customers will often call us and ask for help in either plaque engraving layout or what text to use when engraving plaques. To help with the plaque engraving layout, QuickTrophy has several samples available on their website. When you get to the page that asks for plaque engraving instructions, there is a link labeled “Want some plaque ideas?”. When you click on this link, it shows several plaques with different engraving designs and layouts. If you select one of the sample plaques, the web site automatically fills in the engraving template to match the example selected. Simply change the text you want to appear on your plaque and the process is complete! For instance, change the name in the example to the name you want, change the dates and events in the same way and the formatting will stay the same. If you want to delete a line, select it and hit the space bar to replace the text with an invisible space. It’s easy to look like a professional!Plaque Engraving Layout

The Ultimate Fantasy Football Trophy

Fantasy Football Season is here! And it seems like there are more and more fantasy football leagues every year. So at QuickTrophy we have been receiving more orders for fantasy football perpetual trophies to commemorate the league winners than wUltimate Fantasy Football Trophye ever have. So we got together all the trophy magicians here at QuickTrophy to design some new fantasy football trophies and we came up with some very nice new ideas.

The ultimate fantasy football trophy, though, is a stunning trophy that features a shiny, metallic gold resin football resting atop a 2 tier polished rosewood base. It is truly a thing of beauty. There is still room for the league plaque plate on the top tier and room for 32 individual winner plates on the bottom tier: Each side will hold 8 individual plates. So the trophy will still be in use until the 2040’s!

And the trophy is massive! The rosewood base pieces are solid wood and the total weight of the entire award is nearly 15 pounds. This ultimate fantasy football trophy will be coveted by every team player!

Cheerleading Season

Cheerleading at sports events started on college campuses in the 1880’s. These early cheerleaders were people who were part of the audience and worked to get everyone cheering together. It was not until 1898 that University of Minnesota student Johnny Campbell stood in front of the audience and directed their cheers. This made him the first modern cheerleader and thus began modern organized cheerleading.cheerleading season trophy

Today nearly every high school in America has a structured program for cheerleading seaspm to lead the cheers of the crowds at football, basketball and other major school sporting events. Compared to the early cheerleaders, modern cheerleading has become more of an athletic feat – and a competitive event as well.

And with any competitive athletic event, there are always awards and trophies that go to the winners and the participants. QuickTrophy makes lots of different cheerleading trophies and awards to recognize the winning teams and to commemorate the cheerleading season.

Football Trophies

Ffootball trophiesall is in the air, school is back in session, and Friday Night Football is back on the schedule! And so is Thursday Night Football, College Football, and Professional Football. And Flag Football, pick up teams, co-ed leagues, and weekend get together football games. It seems like at this time of year, football is as much a part of our lives as raking leaves. To commemorate the big game or the end of the football season, what could be more appropriate than football trophies?

At QuickTrophy, we have all kinds of football trophies and awards to commemorate the important football events in your life. A great football trophy to present to the aspiring football player is the QuickTrophy Football Cup Trophy with a gold football runner figurine atop a gold cup that is mounted on a column and a slant front marble base. It looks really sweet and is a pretty hefty award. This trophy will be appreciated for years and the memories will last a lifetime.

New Motorcycle Trophies

We recently added a full line of motorcycle trophies and awards to the QuickTrophy web site. All trophies feature a 4″ golden figurine of a classic Softail Motorcycle. The idea of adding a line of motorcycle trophies came from a customer who called this past summer and needed some trophies for their annual antique motorcycle show.

The fleet of trophies ranges from small to large, depending on your needs. The entry level award is a 5″ trophy with the motorcycle on a slant front marble base. This would be perfect for commemorating an event like a reunion or fund raiser. At the other end of the spectrum is the Perpetual Motorcycle Trophies which features a double wood base and room for 32 individual plates. This trophy would be perfect for an annual event where an individual is recognized – like an antique motorcycle show.

Motorcycle Trophies

Environmental Packing Peanuts

Living in an area like Marquette, Michigan, with Lake Superior across the street and the woods and hills of the wild UP just a few miles away, we at QuickTrophy are all very conscious of the environment and our impact on it. This concern for the environment extends to the way we pack and ship our trophies.

Whenever possible, we reuse packing materials to decrease the amount environmental impact of our operations. To provide added protection to our trophies and reduce the amount of packing peanuts, we wad up newsprint to stuff around the edges of the box. Then we fill the center of the box with packing peanuts. Recently, we switched from green packing peanuts made from recycled plastic to environmental packing peanuts made from cornstarch. These cornstarch based peanuts will dissolve in water – how cool is that! They cost more than the packing peanuts made from recycled plastic, but when the QuickTrophy team discussed the options, we decided that the extra cost was worth it.

When the weather is nice we open the windows and doors to let the fresh lake air flow through. Because of this, I’ve always been concerned that loose peanuts could find their way outdoors. And if they did, the wind could easily blow them across the street and into Lake Superior. But now, with dissolving packing peanuts, it won’t matter if they escape or not.