Frequently Asked Questions
Questions & Answers to Help Users

  • - Where do I start?
  • Q. Where do I start?


    Answer:

    Ordering ribbons is easy!

    • Start by selecting between Stock, Quick, and Custom ribbons based on what is appropriate for your event and fits your budget. The homepage highlights the features of each and additional information can be found on our comparison chart.
    • Select your ribbon.
    • Start designing your ribbon. You can either start from scratch or browse through our selection of ready-made templates.
    • Quantities and colors for award title variations can be set in the Ribbon Designer.
    • Once your design is complete, you can add your finished product to the cart from the Ribbon Designer.
    • You may now continue shopping or checkout.
  • - Can you match a previous order?
  • Q. Can you match a previous order?


    Answer:

    Yes, order details and sample ribbons are kept on file. If you have created and ordered from your user account, any item can be instantly added back into your cart. If you would like to contact us regarding a previous order please reference an invoice number, date or event so that we can pull your original order details from our files.
  • - What is your minimum order?
  • Q. What is your minimum order?


    Answer:

    Our minimum order is $15.00. The minimum quantity varies from product to product and is shown on the product page.
  • - How does Ribbons Galore imprint ribbons?
  • Q. How does Ribbons Galore imprint ribbons?


    Answer:

    We use a method called hot stamp foil printing. We place hand set type and dies into highly specialized equipment that uses a combination of heat, pressure and time to adhere foil to ribbon.
  • - What colors do you imprint?
  • Q. What colors do you imprint?


    Answer:

    Metallic gold is by far the most popular imprint color. We also print in the following metallic colors: silver, black, red, blue, green, orange, purple, rainbow and opaque white. Note: The white has unique characteristics; the foil does not print as cleanly as the metallic colors and is not as durable.
  • - Can you match PMS colors?
  • Q. Can you match PMS colors?


    Answer:

    Ribbon and foil are not manufactured to PMS color standards. You may use a PMS color as a reference and we will be happy to provide samples of both imprint and ribbon colors for you to review prior to producing your order.
  • - What are standard place colors?
  • Q. What are standard place colors?


    Answer:


    Traditional Place Colors Modern Place Colors
    Title Color Title Color
    1st place Blue 1st place Blue
    2nd Place Red 2nd Place Red
    3rd Place White 3rd place White
    4th Place Pink 4th Place Gold
    5th Place Gold 5th Place Maroon
    6th Place Green 6th Place Green
    7th Place Purple 7th Place Spring Green
    8th Place Brown 8th Place Brown
    9th Place Silver 9th Place Silver
    10th Place Sky 10th Place Sky
    Participant Green Participant Green
    Honorable Mention Sky Honorable Mention Sky
      Award of Merit Maroon
    Special Award Navy
    Best of Show Purple
    Grand Prize Purple



    Equestrian Event Colors Fair & Livestock Colors
    Title Color Title Color
    Champion Blue/Red/Gold Champion Purple
    Reserve Champion Red/Gold/White Reserve Champion Lavender
    1st place Blue 1st place Blue
    2nd Place Red 2nd Place Red
    3rd Place Gold 3rd Place White
    4th Place White 4th Place Gold
    5th Place Pink 5th Place Green
    6th Place Green 6th Place Pink
  • - What fonts do you have?
  • Q. What fonts do you have?


    Answer:

    Numerous fonts are available in the Ribbon Designer when designing a Custom Ribbon; any of which will look wonderful on your ribbon.

    Available fonts for the Award Title sections of Custom Ribbons and the personalized sections of Quick Ribbons are limited to handset type font choices including the basic Block fonts and Serif fonts in standard and italic faces.
  • - Do you have any clip art I can use?
  • Q. Do you have any clip art I can use?


    Answer:

    Yes we have a large selection of clip art available for use at no additional charge. You can browse and select clip art while in the Ribbon Designer. The Clip Art Gallery is also available for browsing on the Resource Center page. Please link to:
  • - Can you imprint your stock designs on a different ribbon color?
  • Q. Can you imprint your stock designs on a different ribbon color?


    Answer:

    Yes we can custom imprint our stock design for you on your choice of colors. To do this you will need to order custom imprinted ribbons. You may also want to check for related templates in Quick Ribbons.
  • - Can you change the text in one of your stock ribbon designs?
  • Q. Can you change the text in one of your stock ribbon designs?


    Answer:

    Our pre-printed ribbons are printed with hot stamping dies that are not easily reconfigured. You can create a new design using elements of our stock deigns and your text by ordering Custom Ribbons. You may also want to check for related templates in Quick Ribbons.
  • - Can you imprint my custom logo or artwork?
  • Q. Can you imprint my custom logo or artwork?


    Answer:

    Yes we can! Personalizing ribbons and rosettes is our specialty. The Ribbon Designer allows you to upload your own image and include it in your Custom Ribbon design. Please see our Art Specifications page with guidelines for your artwork.
  • - When/Where do I upload my art?
  • Q. When/Where do I upload my art?


    Answer:

    The Ribbon Designer allows you to upload an image, size and place it in your Custom Ribbon design.
  • - Can I use more than one graphic on my ribbon?
  • Q. Can I use more than one graphic on my ribbon?


    Answer:

    Yes you can use more than one image on your Custom Ribbon design.
  • - What options do I have for text layout?
  • Q. What options do I have for text layout?


    Answer:

    With the Ribbon Designer your Custom Ribbon text layout options are virtually limitless! From straight line horizontal and vertical text to curved, diagonal, and stretched text, the Designer does it all. So get creative!

    With Quick Ribbons your personalized text is limited to the designated areas.
  • - Do you always center the imprint?
  • Q. Do you always center the imprint?


    Answer:

    The imprint is centered left to right unless it is intentionally represented otherwise in your Custom Ribbon design in the Ribbon Designer. The centering buttons in the text and clipart editing windows will be a great help to you. The imprint will be spaced vertically according to your custom design or template selected.
  • - Can you imprint in multiple colors?
  • Q. Can you imprint in multiple colors?


    Answer:

    The hot foil printing process we use does not lend itself well to multi-color imprints. The online Ribbon Designer cannot process multi-color print. Please contact customer service for further information.
  • - Can you imprint on the side streamers of a rosette?
  • Q. Can you imprint on the side streamers of a rosette?


    Answer:

    Due to the overwhelming amount of variables and challenges associated with side streamer print we are unable to provide this option.
  • - Will I get to see a Proof?
  • Q. Will I get to see a Proof?


    Answer:

    The real-time preview provided in the Ribbon Designer serves as a proof for each of your Custom and Quick Ribbon designs.
  • - How can I edit my personalization or options?
  • Q. How can I edit my personalization or options?


    Answer:

    Prior to placing your order, you are free to edit your product in any way. Simply click the edit button from the shopping cart page.
  • - Can I make changes to my order?
  • Q. Can I make changes to my order?


    Answer:

    Due to our fast order processing time, changing an order can get complicated. Once an order is placed multiple production forms are created and distributed throughout our production facility to insure your order is fulfilled correctly and timely. Depending on the timing of your change request, additional cost may be incurred and will be quoted as necessary. Any change in the ship date will also be noted at this time. Please review your order carefully in the checkout process.
  • - What is pinked edge?
  • Q. What is pinked edge?


    Answer:

    This is by far the most popular ribbon cut. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ This cut is designed to keep the ribbon edge from fraying.
  • - Can I get a straight cut?
  • Q. Can I get a straight cut?


    Answer:

    When a ribbon is cut straight it frays and unravels. Therefore, we do not offer a straight cut.
  • - What is a dove cut?
  • Q. What is a dove cut?


    Answer:

    This ribbon cut /\ is used on the bottom of ribbons and looks like an inverted V. It is often referred to as a fish tail cut.
  • - What is a fish tail cut?
  • Q. What is a fish tail cut?


    Answer:

    This ribbon cut /\ is used on the bottom of ribbons and looks like an inverted V. We refer to it as a dove cut.
  • - Do flat style ribbons come with an event card?
  • Q. Do flat style ribbons come with an event card?


    Answer:

    No, if you would like an event card to record additional information we offer peaked ribbons with event card and string.
  • - Do you sell hemmed ribbons with pins?
  • Q. Do you sell hemmed ribbons with pins?


    Answer:

    No, we do offer an adhesive strip which can be applied to the front or back of our ribbons.
  • - How long does the adhesive strip last?
  • Q. How long does the adhesive strip last?


    Answer:

    This varies on the number of times it is removed and replace and the material it is adhering to. Most people will get several uses from one strip.
  • - Why use the Horizontal badge ribbon?
  • Q. Why use the Horizontal badge ribbon?


    Answer:

    Horizontal badges ribbons are designed to allow people to comfortably wear more than one ribbon at a time. Frequently people have a need to wear several ribbons at one conference.
  • - Can I have the adhesive strip placed on the backside of the ribbon?
  • Q. Can I have the adhesive strip placed on the backside of the ribbon?


    Answer:

    We can apply the tape to the front or back of most ribbons. You will be given a choice during the ordering process.
  • - Carded Ribbons?
  • Q. Carded Ribbons?


    Answer:

    Carded ribbons are peaked and come standard with an event card to record additional information, an eyelet and string.
  • - Can I get a peaked ribbon with a string and without the event card?
  • Q. Can I get a peaked ribbon with a string and without the event card?


    Answer:

    The automated machinery used to fold the peak into the ribbon and insert the eyelet requires the use of an event card. You may select a blank card if you like.
  • - What is an overlay ribbon?
  • Q. What is an overlay ribbon?


    Answer:

    An overlay ribbon is a flat ribbon backed by a larger ribbon to create a layered look, also referred to as a duet. We typically make these in the peaked format with an event card, eyelet and string.
  • - More Questions?
  • Q. More Questions?


    Answer:

    If you have more questions please feel free to contact us or review our general ribbon questions.
  • - How often is the message repeated on rolls of ribbon?
  • Q. How often is the message repeated on rolls of ribbon?


    Answer:

    This is up to you! Within the Ribbon Designer you can specify the length you want repeated or the amount of space between imprints.
  • - How many ribbons will I get out of a roll?
  • Q. How many ribbons will I get out of a roll?


    Answer:

    The number of ribbons on a roll varies pending on your imprint specifications and desires. A 6" repeat will yield 570-600 ribbons and an 8" repeat will yield 425-450 ribbons.
  • - How do I figure out how much ribbon I should buy?
  • Q. How do I figure out how much ribbon I should buy?


    Answer:

    Our ribbon rolls are 95-100 yards. Sometimes it is easier to calculate by the inch. Each roll will contain a minimum of 3,420 inches. If you would like help calculating how much ribbon will be required for your project contact us and one of our customer service representatives will help you. With our quantity discounts it is more cost effective to have a little ribbon left over than to be short and need to order more.
  • - Can I order a partial roll of ribbon?
  • Q. Can I order a partial roll of ribbon?


    Answer:

    We do not sell partial rolls of continuous imprinted ribbon.
  • - More Questions?
  • Q. More Questions?


    Answer:

    If you have more questions please feel free to contact us or review our general ribbon questions.
  • - How do you measure your rosettes?
  • Q. How do you measure your rosettes?


    Answer:

    The dimensions given in our product descriptions are approximate. We measure the total length of a rosette including the top and streamers.
  • - Do rosettes have event tags on the back?
  • Q. Do rosettes have event tags on the back?


    Answer:

    Yes all of our standard rosettes come with an event card on the back to record the winners name, date, and event. Note: Our V-1 mini rosette does not come with an event card.
  • - What size is the imprint area on the buttons in your rosettes?
  • Q. What size is the imprint area on the buttons in your rosettes?


    Answer:

    The maximum imprint area on the buttons is a 1.75" diameter.
  • - What kind of buttons do you use in your rosettes?
  • Q. What kind of buttons do you use in your rosettes?


    Answer:

    We use satin ribbon covered buttons with hot foil imprinting.
  • - Can you imprint my logo or artwork on the button?
  • Q. Can you imprint my logo or artwork on the button?


    Answer:

    Yes we can! Personalizing ribbons and rosettes is our specialty. You are able to upload your own images in the Ribbon Designer.
  • - Can Ribbons Galore imprint personalized text on rosette buttons?
  • Q. Can Ribbons Galore imprint personalized text on rosette buttons?


    Answer:

    Yes, you may include text and/or images on the button in your Custom Ribbon design.
  • - Can you print on the side streamers of a rosette?
  • Q. Can you print on the side streamers of a rosette?


    Answer:

    Due to the overwhelming amount of variables and challenges associated with side streamer print we are unable to provide this option.
  • - How do you count ribbon layers on rosettes?
  • Q. How do you count ribbon layers on rosettes?


    Answer:

    We always start at the button and work our way out. The first layer will be closest to the button.
  • - What is a rosette point?
  • Q. What is a rosette point?


    Answer:

    This rosette adornment is featured on our more intricate designs.
    Rosette Point
  • - What is a rosette petal?
  • Q. What is a rosette petal?


    Answer:

    This rosette adornment is featured on our more intricate designs.
    Rosette Petal
  • - What is a rosette tab?
  • Q. What is a rosette tab?


    Answer:

    This rosette adornment is featured on our more intricate designs.
    Rosette Tab
  • - What is a Bridle Tab?
  • Q. What is a Bridle Tab?


    Answer:

    This soft piece of metal is incorporated onto the back of a rosette and was originally designed to allow the rosette to be hung on a horses bridle. Many people find this option ideal for other uses as well.
  • - More Questions?
  • Q. More Questions?


    Answer:

    If you have more questions please feel free to contact us or review our general ribbon questions.
  • - Does Ribbons Galore offer sashes in various lengths?
  • Q. Does Ribbons Galore offer sashes in various lengths?


    Answer:

    Our sashes are a standard 72" length and feature an optional pin-back rosette which allows for easy assembly and size adjustment.
  • - How many characters can you imprint on a sash?
  • Q. How many characters can you imprint on a sash?


    Answer:

    You have the option of either a standard sash with up to 16 characters and spaces, or an upgraded sash with up to 24 characters and spaces.
  • - How big is the text on your sashes?
  • Q. How big is the text on your sashes?


    Answer:

    Our sash font is 150pt all uppercase, approximately 1 3/8" high.
  • - What font do you imprint sashes with?
  • Q. What font do you imprint sashes with?


    Answer:

    We print with a Times New Roman font.
  • - Can you imprint a different font or logo?
  • Q. Can you imprint a different font or logo?


    Answer:

    All sashes are printed in our sash font which is 150pt all uppercase. We do not print logos or images on sashes.
  • - How long should I expect a sash to last?
  • Q. How long should I expect a sash to last?


    Answer:

    Our foil stamped sashes are intended for limited use. The longevity of the material and durability of the imprint varies greatly from one customer to the next. We do not recommend this product for extended use.
  • - More Questions?
  • Q. More Questions?


    Answer:

    If you have more questions please feel free to contact us or review our general ribbon questions.