One nice out-of-the-box awards item is Subliplex. These are acrylic awards that you sublimate through the backside rather than on top. This provides a nice professional-looking award. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are actually 3/4-inch thick, which gives them a nice high-end substantial feel. Since you sublimate on the back of this award, it also gives you the option to combine technologies and engrave on the front, giving it that desirable engraved texture with the full-color back, which provides the feeling of more dimension. The price point on this is a little higher than some other products, but it also has a lot higher of a perceived value, so you are able to charge more as well.
-Kevin Lumberg, Johnson Plastics Plus