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About Award & Sign

What We Do

Every day we provide the means for people to inspire and appreciate the people in their lives. We work with each individual customer to help them discover the best possible solutions for their recognition needs. Our showroom is home to hundreds of examples of the countless products we offer our clients, though we are always excited to create something custom and unique as well! From plaques to Recognition Walls and everything in between – we are here to help you motivate and inspire your employees and customers!

Innovating Recognition

Known as a premier recognition company in Colorado, Award & Sign is focused on creating distinctive products that make you and your business stand out from the crowd! Founded in 1987 by Sherry Armstrong and Laurie Schlager, Award & Sign continues to grow and develop innovative ideas designed to help our clients to recognize and be recognized. We strive to stand out as a women-owned business providing unparalleled quality and exceptional customer service.

It’s All About The Awards

Did you know Award & Sign has been in business for more than 28 years? We didn’t achieve our success by letting our customers come to us or just “being really nice” (although we are)! We achieved success because we are naturally passionate about employee engagement and designing awards that inspire and create memories.

To us, it isn’t about the awards. It’s about the memory our awards create for the recipient – they will carry that memory with them throughout their life. Nobody ever forgets what it feels like to be recognized.

Our love for recognition and desire to create lasting memories have made us experts in practicing recognition and employee engagement. Our staff members are called Recognition Specialists, and they believe in the lasting power of a recognition award.

Leverage Our Expertise

As an Award & Sign client, you can leverage our expertise at any time. We invite you to take advantage of the following services we offer to our most valued customers:

In-house production

Our hands-on production team is dedicated to providing the perfect product with on-time delivery.

Showroom Hours

Visit our large showroom 8:30 – 5:00 M -F where we display a vast selection of awards, promotional products, apparel and signs.

We’re Your Recognition Specialists!

Our recognition specialists are extremely well-versed on the full realm of recognition.Utilize your dedicated service team at Award & Sign to provide you with award ideas, promotional product suggestions, recognition wall recommendations, and loads of apparel and apparel decoration ideas.

Join the thousands of happy customers we have served throughout the years. Call or visit us to let us help you make others look and feel good!

Sherry Armstrong

Laurie Schlager

The Recognition Creed

Acknowledge the greatness in others.
Make the world a better place.
Build a tribe… People Matter!

Look for Greatness, or just Goodness
It’s pretty likely you will see it most of the time.

Honoring the greatness in others
creates a ripple effect.

Empower People.
Then watch them blossom.

Examples of Our Work

Frequently Asked Questions

Art Requirements

What types of artwork do you accept?

  • Preferred formats: Vector art such as .AI and .EPS
  • Also accepted: .PDF, .JPEG, .GIF, .TIFF of at least 300 dpi resolution. Although these files may appear to display your artwork they may not be satisfactory for production purposes and art charges will apply to logos requiring modification.
  • If you have any question as to whether your art is acceptable for production please email the logo as an attachment to your sales person or to info@awardandsign.com and we will have our art department review the logo.

Can you fix my logo if it is not “production ready”?

  • Art charges – $40 per hour for basic layout and logo reproduction.
  • Creative artwork – $60 per hour for creative and conceptual artwork, art from sketches or art from scratch.

Can you use clipart?

  • We have thousands of clip art files to improve your artwork without costly art reproduction. $15 for each clip art file source from our files. Please speak with a sales person for more details.

How can I submit art for an order?

  • Email the artwork to your salesperson as an attachment.
  • Email the artwork to info@awardandsign.com as an attachment.
  • Please make sure to include your contact information and a brief description of your order.

What if my logo is on file?

  • The setup charge for repeat orders is ½ of the original setup based on the imprint method.
  • Charges to complete the order by the original due date.

Imprint Colors

  • There is no additional charge for standard colors when screen printing (available through your Recognition Consultant). PMS matching $15 per color.
Proof Process

Can I get a proof of my artwork?

  • If a proof is necessary we will typically provide it within 48 hours of your order being submitted. If a proof is provided your order will not proceed until after we receive your approval of the artwork.

Are there any charges for proofs?

  • Machine engraving is the only service which we charge for a proof, and the cost is $10.

How long do I have to approve the art proof?

  • Art approval must be received within 48 hours of receipt of the proof except in rush circumstances.
Ordering Process

Minimum Orders

  • Promotional products often have a minimum quantity requirement. Most of the providers of promotional products offer a less than minimum (typically ½ of the minimum) but a charge is typically associated with the offering.

Order Cancellation

  • You can cancel at any time prior to the order going into production. Once items have been imprinted with your logo, we can no longer accept a cancellation. If you need to change your order for any reason, please contact your Recognition Consultant (you’ll get an e-mail from them shortly after you place your order!) and they’ll be happy to assist you.
Production Times

How long does my order take to be complete?

  • Your order begins the first business day after you place the order with your sales person in writing.
  • Each production process has a different production time frame, and larger orders will require more time:
    • In-house artwork (proof) 2 business days
    • Promotional Product artwork 2 business day
    • Promotional Products varies by product/vendor
    • Graphic Design (creative art) consult your sales person
    • Engraving (Laser or Machine) 4 business days
    • Screen Printing 6 business days
    • Sandblast Etching 6 business days
    • Signs and Banners 6 business days
    • Sublimation 4 business days
    • Digital Printing 4 business days
    • Wearables 10- 15 business days
Payment and Taxes

What forms of payment do you accept?

  • We accept cash, check, American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.

I would rather fax my credit card information, can I do that?

  • Download, print, then complete our Credit Card Authorization Form
  • Fax to us at 303-799-6716 attn: Bookkeeping

Do you require a down payment?

  • All orders require a 50% down payment, balance due upon delivery

Do you collect sales tax?

  • We collect all applicable taxes for goods and services shipped into Colorado. Customers in other states may be required to remit use taxes. If your organization is exempt, please supply your Recognition Consultant with your resale certificate.
Set Up Charges

How much are set up charges?

  • Machine Engraving
    • Logo Set Up $40 per logo ( Repeat order $20.00)
    • Text Only N/C
  • Signs and Banners
    • $40 per order (Repeat order $20.00 per order)
  • Screen Printing
    • $40 per color (Repeat order $20.00 per color)
  • Sandblast Etching
    • $55 per location/side (Repeat order $27.50 per location/side)
  • Laser Engraving
    • Logo Set Up $40 per logo (Repeat order $20.00)
    • Text Only N/C
  • Sublimation
    • $40 per order (Repeat order $20.00 per order)
  • Digital Printing
    • $40 per order (Repeat order $20.00 per order)
  • Imprinted apparel varies by product/vendor – consult your sales person for more details.
  • Promotional Products varies by product/vendor – consult your sales person for more details.

Outgoing Freight Charges

  • All items shipped from Award & Sign, unless otherwise implicitly specified, are subject to outgoing freight charges. In addition, products shipped from vendors whom we subcontract goods or services to will also be the responsibility of the customer.
Other Questions

Over/Under Runs

  • On occasion promotional product suppliers may have an overage of up to 5% when providing large numbers of products. This is more of an assurance of quality than a way to sell you more products. Your invoice will reflect the overage.


Trademark Usage

  • If we use artwork you have supplied to imprint your product, you are warranting that you have unrestricted right and authority to use and distribute that artwork.

About Our Site

  • The artwork, designs and trademarks shown on products on this site are examples of the products and imprinting services we offer. They do not represent endorsement by the owners of the artwork, designs or trademarks.

Career Opportunities


Do you want to open the door to a world of possibilities…

… to a place where you can build your own business by partnering with a successful leader in the awards and promotional product business!

Award & Sign is a 25 year old company with a great reputation for high quality, fast and professional service. Trust, teamwork and genuine care for customers and associates are our foundation. We are looking for a small team of people to work both full or part time, to work from home with a flexible schedule. No direct experience is necessary. We will train you!

Compensation is 100% commission

Our sales professionals have made anywhere from $30,000 to $120,000 per year.

Your Responsibilities

Building customer relationships while generating sales of high quality custom awards and imprinted promotional products. You provide computer, phone, internet access, professional appearance and demeanor, independent work style, motivation to earn.

Our Responsibilities

Provide sales leads, marketing resources, coaching, research tools, catalogs, order entry, order tracking, financing, billing, collecting, support for processing orders and payment of commissions.

Learn More!

Successful candidates will be results driven, self motivated individuals with above average ability to meet people, and to create and maintain business relationships.

  • Please briefly tell us about yourself, and any relevant job history or experience with recognition.

Contact Us

6801 S Dayton St.
Greenwood Village, CO 80112



8:30 – 5:00 Monday – Friday (MST)

Award and Sign

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