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American “Personalization” Idols

Signature® Engraving Systems names winners in 2nd annual Engraving and Personalization Contest

Signature® Engraving Systems, the industry’s leading provider of computerized gift engravers, recently announced the winners of their second annual Engraving Contest. Entrants were invited to submit their most creative layout, most unique engraving, most profitable job and best story behind a special personalization.

The competition was designed to inspire customers to expand beyond traditional engraving pursuits and showcase unique ways to show off their Signature engraving skills and services.

“We received a number of fantastic entries from customers who were able to engrave some very unique items,” says Dawn Stevenson, Director of Operations for Signature Selections, a division of Signature Engraving Systems. “It was great to see how the machines are being used in ways we didn’t even anticipate.”

Twelve contest winners were selected from a large pool of entries by the executive committee. “We love to see our customers utilizing the incredible potential of our engraving systems,” says Chris Parent, President and CEO of Signature Engraving Systems. “This contest is great because it helps showcase how versatile our machines really are, and we get to recognize our customers’ engraving talents!”

Winners were officially announced June 4, 2010 at the JCK Show in Las Vegas. The grand prize, second place and third place winners will receive gift certificates good toward Signature Selections products. All winners will receive a 15% off coupon for Signature Selections giftware purchases.

Grand Prize Winners

Best Story Behind Engraving - Cher Lineberger - Newton, North Carolina

Created as a Christmas gift for the Grandmother who has everything, a photo album personalized by scanning her grandchildren’s signatures and filled with photos of the family.


Best Layout - Taylor’s Gold-n-Stones, Inc. - Fairbanks, Alaska

Photographs of actual airplanes were scanned in, outlined and engraved on a rifle as a gift to an employee of the flight service. The gift brought a tear to his eyes.


Most Unique Engraving - Dana’s Fine Jewelry - Newton, North Carolina (IMAGE SIG. 3 July)

Embellished leather boots were personalized with gold foil to be a one of a kind accessory for a very pleased customer. “People love my boots and they always ask where I got them!”


Most Profitable Engraving Job - Grabados Monterrey - Laredo, Texas (IMAGE SIG. 4 July)

To celebrate a distributor reaching one million dollars in sales, a commemorative award was engraved with a sliced faucet and the MOEN company logo, and mounted on a cherry wood.


About Signature Engraving Systems

Signature® Engraving Systems is one of the world’s leading providers of computerized gift engravers. Their innovative solutions have improved traditional techniques with cognitive software to make engravable gifting and personalization easy. Signature has developed a comprehensive line of products to meet jewelers’, and industry needs while expanding the capabilities of engraving systems.

Signature Engraving Systems is a privately held corporation headquartered in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The company serves thousands of customers in all fifty states, as well as Europe and Asia via its UK and Italy offices.