All the info you need to order confidently. See set-up fees, minimum order requirements, answers to your questions regarding designing your own ribbons, and more.
Unlike name tag ribbons which are primarily used to provide information, rosette ribbons are most often used as award ribbons. Typically, rosette ribbons are awarded at competitions as prize ribbons, often as a place ribbon for a particular event or category. Our rosette ribbons consist of three primary parts: the outside ribbon folding pattern (style), the ribbon center, and the ribbon streamer. We offer a variety of styles, center styles/designs, and a number of streamers with varying lengths.
We offer two convenient ways for you to place an order: by phone (1-800-272-5729) or online. Due to the complex nature of the rosette ribbons, ordering by phone is most likely the easier method of the two. By phone, you can speak with one of our customer service representatives who can answer your questions, help you put together an order and can provide you with an accurate quote. Online, you can view various samples, check out the prices and production times, as well as place an order. Please note, online orders will not generate a price.
Unlike our other products, rosette ribbons can be modified significantly and still be counted as the same set, which allows you to maintain your quantity discounts. Due to these vast number of customization possibilities, along with specific pricing that may or may not be associated with each of these options, we've removed the price quote function from our online ordering forms to avoid overpricing your order. While the online order forms won't generate a price, the forms do list the various costs associated with each option, providing you with an idea of what the price will be. After you've completed the online order form, we'll receive an internet invoice of your exact order, which will allow us to contact you with an accurate quote.
By default, every rosette order includes one set -- this set is where you put together your first rosette design. Anytime you need to make any changes to this first design, a new set is needed. Adding additional sets does not automatically add a cost; however, depending on the desired change, there may be an additional cost for that change. Our online ordering form allows up to 6 sets, but you may set up as many sets as you'd like -- simply give us a call and speak with a customer service representative.
Yes – we have over 250 different stock images, with designs in categories such as sports, animals, religion, organizations and much more. In addition to our stock images, we also offer various printed titles, including: "CHAMPION", "BEST IN SHOW", "FIRST", "SECOND", "THIRD" and more. Any of these designs/titles may be used free of charge on your first set – there is a $3.00 charge to change the center design from set to set.
Yes – you may use your own custom text or logo/image on the rosette centers. Custom text have a $20.00 set-up cost if your order has less than a quantity of 200.
Custom images/logos can either be hot-stamped (Gold rim center) or full color printed (Button center). Full color printed logos have no set-up costs or minimum quantities; hot-stamped logos have a $60.00 set-up charge and an additional $20.00 set-up cost if the quantity is less than 200.
A metal stamp is an etched imprint of your design that is used to hot-stamp your logo or text when a custom image/logo or excessive text is needed for your rosette ribbon design. The cost of a metal stamp ranges from $60.00 to $220.00 depending on the size of your design and is required for a custom gold rim center design and when the ribbon text exceeds 14 lines of print. Your stamp will be kept in our files for 3 years; each time you reorder using your stamp, the 3 years is renewed.
Yes – each set of text changes requires a new set. After you've designed your first set, you may replace up to 4 lines of text for each additional set. There is a $2.00 line change charge for each line that is replaced.
The default imprint color is gold foil, unless specified otherwise.
Our metallic colors include: Blue, Red, Green, Purple, Orange, Bronze, Black, Teal, Pink, Gold, Silver and Rainbow. Our non-metallic colors include: Blue, Red, Yellow, Black, Maroon and White.
We cannot match PMS colors in foil, but the Full Color process allows for close PMS matching on multi-color ribbons.
Yes – a design proof is included with every rosette order. The design proof will provide you with a visual representation of your rosette design. If any changes to the design need to be made, you may make the revisions on the proof and resend/refax it to us. The standard proof creation time is 2 business days and production will not begin until we receive a signed proof from you, approving the design.
The stock price of each rosette ribbon depends on the style and quantity. The base prices for the Ideal Style are (quantity of 10): 3 streamer: $4.16, 2 streamer $4.06, and 1 streamer $3.96. The Duxbury single streamer starts at $3.72. The base price includes a stock center design, one set and up to 10 lines of print.
The standard production time for a stock designed rosette ribbon is 6 business days. If a metal stamp is needed (Gold rim center) for a custom design or for excessive text, an additional 4 business days are added to the total production time – increasing the total time to 10 business days. Expedite options are available to reduce production times; However, the 4 days to create a metal stamp can't be expedited. Production will not begin until you've signed and returned your design proof.
Currently, we offer two styles of rosettes: the Ideal Style and the Duxbury Style. The measurements are the same for each style, and are as follows:
Rosette Diameter: 4 Inches Streamer Length: 9 Inches Total Rosette Height: 12 Inches (Measured from Top to Bottom).
Gold Rim Center: 1.65 Inches Button Center: 2 Inches Maximum Streamer Width Imprint: 1.75 Inches.
By default, there are no set-up costs for a rosette order. However, depending on your specific design, there may be additional charges that are required. Below is a list of the most frequent set-up costs:
There is a minimum quantity of 10 for each rosette order. However, if your order is below 25 ribbons (total), you will be charged a $20.00 small order fee. In general, it is less expensive to order 25 rosettes and pay the extra per unit cost than paying the $20.00 set-up cost for ordering less than 25 ribbons.
Yes – there is a minimum total quantity of 25 for each order. However, you may mix and match multiple titles/layouts to reach this quantity.
STEP 1 - Make a Mock-Up:
Use a ribbon the width that you want, to create the shape that you need. if you will be tying it around something, use something of a similar size to tie it around to create your mock-up. Trim or mark the ends.
STEP 2 - Take Measurements:
Mark where you want the imprint to begin and end. Then untie the ribbon and measure as shown here:
If you will be cuttin the tails off at an angle, be sure to measure from the longest point.
STEP 3 - The Final Result:
The ribbon will be imprinted with the long and short gaps that you specify. The final result will be a ribbon with two imprints, a big space, then two more imprints.
Here is how you would cut it to achieve the same lengths seen in your mock-up:
You will then cut between the two imprints that are close together to create strips with an imprint on either end.
STEP 4 - Reading the Proof:
Before we imprint your order, we will send you a proof for your approval. Due to the limited space available and the lengths of the finished products, some adjustments have to be made to get all the information to fit. Here is an example of a typical Continuous Ribbon proof:
A - Ruler depicting a length to-scale side-to-side.
B - Rough sketch of where the imprints will be in relationship to each other. Side-to-side distances are to-scale; height of imprints and ribbon have not been adjusted to match finished product. Use the ruler above to verify that the long gap, short gap, and imprints are all the length required.
C - Larger view of finished ribbon, showing the imprint to-scale and an estimation of the requested colors. The area of the imprints and the short gap can usually be shown. The long gap will not fit, so is represented by the spaces on either end.
Orders placed before 11 AM MST will be shipped the same day. Orders placed after the 11 AM deadline will be shipped the following day.
Yes! You can order as few as one of any title and we'll sum up the total number of ribbons to provide you with a discounted rate for the total order.
The $9.50 set-up fee applies when a ribbon design has any of the following changed from one layout to the next:
Using foils and a heat transfer process, your design is hot-stamped directly onto a ribbon with a polymer or metal stamp.
A polymer stamp provides a less expensive way of imprinting simple designs; however, a metal stamp will always create a better imprint due to its ability to transfer heat more effectively and its stronger composition.
While we recommend a metal stamp for every imprinting job, there are four instances it is absolutely required:
The cost of a metal stamp is $30.00 per unique ribbon layout (includes the $9.50 set-up fee) and will add an additional 2 business days to the total production time.
The standard production time for custom ribbons is 2 business days. Factors such as the total number of titles/layouts and the total quantity may add additional days to the production process. For a complete list of production time combinations.
Yes. For all Custom Ribbons, a proof will be created and emailed to you within 4 business hours after your order has been processed. Please make any revisions, if any, on this proof and return it back to us. The production of your ribbons will NOT begin until we receive a signed proof.
Your design is printed in full color directly onto the ribbon, allowing for multiple colors, gradients, and detailed images. While the ribbon is printed on a white material, the background colors of your design may be extended (bleed) off the edges of the ribbon.
Yes – there is a minimum quantity of 100 for each order.
Yes. A proof will be created and emailed to you within 4 business hours after your order has been processed. Please make any revisions, if any, on this proof and return it back to us. The production of your ribbons will NOT begin until we receive a signed proof.
7 business days after your proof has been approved.
Yes – the cost is dependent on the design provided:
For "Designed Requested" set-ups, there is a $30.00 charge that includes 30 minutes of art time to convert your preliminary design into a finalized design.
For "Customer Supplied Art" set-ups, where you already have a design that is ready to be printed, there is a $15.00 charge. Vector art with all text converted to curves or a high quality (300 DPI) bit-mapped file (.jpg or .tiff), with any required bleeds, is needed.