Watch our video tutorial and see how easy it is to navigate PlaqueMaker.com.
Are you ready to design personalized plaques and customized products yourself? PlaqueMaker’s unique online designer combines easy-to-use design tools with a simple order form for fast ordering of custom plaques, name plates, name tags, signs, awards, memorials and gifts. After watching our website tutorial, you will have no problem placing your order – learn how to reorder, choose the product you are looking for and use our unique online designer like a pro. Personalize your orders yourself or have our team of graphic specialists design it for you – it’s your choice. Either way, you’ll receive a free quote and proof by email and they will review your design before it goes into production to ensure you get what you want when you want it.
Website Tutorial – video transcript
Whether you are looking to place an order or order something you’re already purchased from us, the best place to start is on our homepage.
If you are looking to purchase something similar to an order in the past, you can begin by clicking the button in the upper right-hand corner that says, Reorder. This will bring up an order form you can fill in with your name, email, previous order number and any text changes required for the new order. Once you click submit, a quote and a proof reflecting your new order will be delivered to your email within a business day.
To place an order for a new item, you can select one of the featured products on our homepage or you can navigate to a product from the categories at the top of the page. Once you have located a product that you wish to purchase, click on the image of the item to bring up the order form.
Many of the order forms look similar to this one here. You can fill out the quantity that you need and the size that works best for you as well as the other options that may vary by product. The text box in the order form is a great place to begin building the text for your product. If you are ordering multiple items and want different text on each, it’s not a problem. Simply place the alternate text for each item in the section titled, Text for additional items. If you are ordering text for more than two items, you can hit enter twice. Between each item, let the designer know that they will be separate.
If you wish to design the product yourself, click on the Design & View button at the bottom of the order form. If you wish for our team of graphic designers to create the design for you, click on the Let Us Design (button) to add the item to your cart.
If you selected Design & View, the website should have loaded the designer and it will look very similar to what is pictured here. From this page you’ll be able to change the text, enter it on the order form and alter the size and position of your text. If you wish to alter the size and position of each line of your text, you can enter each line as a different text line on the website. To add your next line, you can click on the Add Text button to the left of the designer. This line is now independent of the first line and can be manipulated on its own.
To include one of our cliparts, click on the Add Clipart button to the left of the product. This will bring up all the clipart that we offer. Once you have located the clipart that you wish to use, click on the image and it will be placed on your product.
To upload your own logo or picture, select the Upload Files button. In the next window, you can click on the Choose File (button) to navigate to the artwork on your computer. Click on Add new to upload the file and then (click on) Add to my design to place it on the product. If your artwork looks strange or is surrounded by a white box, don’t worry. Your graphic designer will optimize your artwork and text once we receive the order and the altered artwork will be shown on the final proof you will receive via email.
Clicking and dragging on the text or artwork will allow you to re-position it on your product. If you wish to alter the size of either the text or artwork, you can simply drag the arrows to make it larger or smaller. To eliminate any text or artwork on your product, click on the corresponding box to the right and select the Remove button.
Once the product is how you like it, you can click on Design Done! and add it to your cart.
If you struggle with designing the item exactly how you want it, simply click on Notes in the upper left-hand corner to inform your graphic designer how you want to alter your design.
Once you have included all the items that you wish to order in your cart, you can Proceed to Checkout (by clicking on the button). Any order placed at PlaqueMaker.com will be reviewed by our team of graphic designers. They will ensure that your product will produce well and aid in any design changes you may have.
Whether you have designed the order yourself or you let us design your order for you, you will receive a proof within a business day that you may approve, or you can reply to the email with any changes you may have. We do not charge for anything until you’re happy with your design. For any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us via phone or chat during our business hours or by email at any time. All inquiries will receive a reply within a business day.
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Design It Yourself – PlaqueMaker.com
PlaqueMaker.com is a family-owned and operated business located in Indiana. Our custom engraved plaques and more are proudly designed in the USA, using materials sourced from all over the world – that is 4 million plaques and counting since 1999! Our professionally-trained graphic designers, craftsmen and customer service specialists manage every aspect of your creative project personally, from design to production to delivery. Because we are an online-only operation with a single, locally-owned facility, we can offer a secure order process, lower prices, and the fastest possible completion. What’s more – we stand behind our products with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube and our Blog.