Monday, February 2, 2015

Lets us design a custom awards around your logo, not the other way around!

All American Awards in the Charleston, SC area is your source for original custom awards.  Using the latest technology, we can design your award around your logo!  Check our our new video on custom acrylic awards.  I'd love to hear your opinion of this video.  We're trying to offer thought provoking, informational and entertaining ways to share what we can do for you!

Monday, January 26, 2015

All American Awards and their Creative Custom Acrylic Awards

About 25 years ago, laser engravers hit the scene in the awards and recognition industry.  Shortly after that, acrylic awards were developed.  At first, the acrylic awards were very plain and somewhat unimaginative as they were pretty much just square, rectangular or round in shape.  Understand, that those acrylic awards were "cutting edge" at the time.  Then as the finishing process was improved, stars, teardrop and other shapes were added.

At that time, about the only way to decorate (add text and/or logos) the acrylic awards was to use a laser engraver that gave the engraving a frosted look.  As technology progressed, acrylic award options grew tremendously.  With the advent of CNC machines and more powerful lasers, very intricate shapes became possible.  Acrylic awards shaped like a logo were possible so that creators weren't limited to just engraving the image of a logo on a standard rectangular shape.  Mixed media components using acrylic, glass, marble, wood, resin, granite, brass and aluminum added yet more possibilities when designing custom acrylic awards.  With development of direct to substraight printing, color filled laser engraving and even color transfer technology, it became easier than ever to develop distinctive custom acrylic awards.

Just as acrylic awards have improved over time, so has All American Awards in the Charleston, SC area,  With our modern equipment and our imagination, we're able to help you develop the signature award that you'd like for your company or organization.  When it's time to talk to someone about your awards ideas and needs, please visit our showroom in Mt.Pleasant, or visit our website at and let us help you design awards that will make you proud.

Donor Recognition Walls from All American Awards in Charleston, SC are a great way to finance your Major Capital Projects

How many times have you walked into a hospital or university and saw a whole wall dedicated to recognizing the donors who financed a major building project?  Have you ever seen acrylic "trees" with engraved plates mounted on a church wall that recognized families who contributed to a project "in honor of" or "in memory of" family members?  Well, when you need Donor Recognition Trees, Donor Recognition Plaques, or Donor Recognition Walls, All American Awards in Charleston, SC is your source for these products.  Let our knowledgeable staff help you design just the right recognition product.  Our website is

Sunday, November 16, 2014

All American Awards provides Bronze Plaques in Charleston, SC for Donor Recognition Plaques and Bronze Memorial Plauques

Bronze Plaques are one of the most durable, functional and versatile products available in the Trophy and Awards Industry.  All American Awards in Charleston, SC is the Trophy Shop who distributes Bronze Plaques, Bronze Letters, Bronze Signs, Bronze Memorial Plaques, Bronze Donor Recognition Plaques and Bronze Company Signs. 

Bronze Plaques (Bronze Castings) are appropriate for both indoor and outdoor use and have a functional life of hundreds of years.  With the technology of today, graphics that can be included in on a Bronze Plaque include 2D and 3D sculpting, photos, and coloring.  Bronze Plaques can also be used as a Perpetual Plaque that can have individual perpetual plates added as needed.  When used as a perpetual plaque or a Donor Recognition Plaque, additional names, dates or other information can be added as needed (assuming the original design includes opportunity for additional plates).

If you have a need for or questions about the use of Bronze Plaques, please call All American Awards at 843-884-7808 or visit our website at our video on Bronze Plaques

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Acrylic Awards in Charleston sure have changed over the years! All American Awards is not just another Trophy Store.

About 25 years ago, the laser engraver was introduced to the awards industry.  Right after that, the acrylic award was born.  Initially, the shapes available were square, rectangular, and maybe round. Back then, that was "cutting edge" stuff.  The laser engraver made it possible to easily personalize the acrylic award, leaving an attractive frosted look to the text and logos engraved.

As the years progressed, laser engravers became more powerful and intricate shapes could be cut out of the acrylic.  Thicker acrylic awards could also be made.  With the advent of the ability to tint the acrylic colors with foils or in the pouring process, acrylic awards became the ultimate award. Because of the ability to easily cut shapes and to add color graphics (by using "direct to substraight" printers, color transfer technology and even color filled laser engraving), acrylic awards became and still are one of the most versitile and impressive options for custom awards.

When it comes time for you to create your custom awards, please visit our showroom in Mt. Pleasant or take a look at our website ( ) for ideas.  Also, please don't forget that All American Awards also provides crystal awards, custom sculptures, name badges, donor recognition dplaques, bronze plaques, banners, rubber stamps, recognition plaques, trophies, medals, lapel pins and just about anything else you need a name or logo on.