Rewarding students, teachers and staff has never been this easy and affordable. The Awards Maker serves as an on-the-spot recognition and fundraising tool for creating customized award plaques, trophy plates, flashcards, nametags, parking permits, bumper stickers and more in a matter of seconds using durable thermal transfer printing. With the Awards Maker at your school, you don’t have to worry about minimum order quantities, set-up fees or long lead times usually required by print shops.
Our sticker media and ribbons are available in 11 bright colors and in 3” and 4” widths. With nearly 600 customizable award and sticker templates stored in the VariQuest Software, the Awards Maker helps create a motivational learning environment for students and teachers.
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Q: How quickly does the Awards Maker print?
A: Up to 3” per second! One 4”x 6” sticker takes about 2 seconds to print.
Q: What is the length of Awards Maker sticker media and ribbons?
A: Sticker media is 100’ long and ribbons are 290’ long.
Q: What is the average cost per finished plaque – including the sticker, ribbon and plaque?
A: A complete finished school award plaque costs just under $5.00.
Q: How do I load sticker media and ribbon into the Awards Maker?
A: Please see the Awards Maker 400 User's Guide.
Q: What’s the cost difference between printing my own student award plaque using the Awards Maker versus outsourcing?
A: The typical savings is 45% ($5.00 vs. $9.00). Please see the Awards Maker 400 output costs.
Q: How many plaques can I print with one roll of gold or silver media?
A: You can print up to 200 school award plaques with one roll of gold or silver media. Please see the Awards Maker 400 output costs.
Q: How many plaques can I print using one roll of black ribbon?
A: You can print up to 580 student award plaques with one roll of black ribbon. Please see the Awards Maker 400 output costs.
Q: What percentage of the Awards Maker templates can auto-populate my school’s name and mascot?
A: About 50%
Q: Will other sticker media and ribbons work in the Awards Maker?
A: No, sticker media and ribbons sold through your authorized VariQuest dealer are matched with the system to assure high-quality output from the Awards Maker.
Q: Can I print variable information, such as name lists and parking permit numbers?
A: Yes, the VariQuest Software has this built-in function.
Q: How can I adjust the heat/quality setting?
A: Typically, you will not need to adjust the setting manually because the optimum heat setting for each sticker type has already been set. Should you need to modify settings, you can easily adjust the “Print Density” setting on the “Print Preview” screen.
Q: How can I avoid blowing a fuse in the Awards Maker power supply?
A: Always remember to plug the power supply into the Awards Maker before plugging it into the wall outlet. Also, make sure to move the parallel clamps out of the way to avoid a short in the power supply.