Plaque awards in San Jose and Santa Clara undergo a simple process before they can reach you, the consumer. Whether you are creating a corporate award or a personalized gift, certain plaque awards will undergo a process known as sublimation. Sublimation occurs when a dye is transferred onto a piece of metal.
Watch the short video to see how your plaque award may be made. The trophy store will receive a mirror image of the writing or picture you want on the plaque. It will be covered with a piece of metal and placed into a heat press. The heat press will heat to 410°F for one minute and 10 seconds. Once the time limit is complete, the metal will be removed from the press, and the image will have transferred to the metal to create a beautiful new plaque award.