Custom Diploma Covers, Personalized Award Folders

Diploma covers, certificate holders custom imprinted at wholesale prices. We are a diploma cover manufacturer and offer a full line of award certificate folder cover cases, diploma folders and frames.

Your covers can be foil stamp imprinted or screen printed with your school’s logo or information. Tassels are available, too, in a variety of colors and sizes. We also manufacture 11″ x 14″ diploma covers, and can make special sizes, including A4s. Make your graduation or corporate event special by personalizing your award certificate holders.

We encourage our customers to shop and compare our prices, service and quality. Call today for custom diploma holders at discount factory direct prices.

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A4 PU Leather Folder

Browse and buy online from this select range of A4 pu leather conference folders, ring binders, portfolios and organisers.

All these A4 pu leather folders have PU leather covers, a material that offers the soft touch and long-lasting durability of real leather but at lower cost and with a flawless finish. PU leather, also known as bicast leather, is made by combining the inner splits of a hide with a polyurethene coating. This man-made finish over a natural leather base allows us to laser engrave your requirements.

Laser engraving into PU leather is a new technique that leaves a clean, crisp and distinctive mark. Scroll down for images of examples of laser engraved school conference folders.

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Custom Framing Diplomas

Many of us want to custom frame diplomas, either to present credentials in our office or for display at home. Fortunately, custom framing a diploma is one of the most straightforward projects, so it’s a great place to start if you’ve never framed before.

There are a few different design considerations. Casual settings, such as homes and home offices, invite more fun. Maybe you’d like the frame or mat to reflect your school’s colors? In more traditional settings, like law or medical offices, most people take the conservative approach and go with neutral materials. Then there are the familiar questions every framing project raises: one mat or two? A simple frame or something more ornate?

Here, we’ve narrowed the choices for mats and frames to neutral, classic options. On the left we have a simple black frame with two mats; the top is white and the slim-reveal bottom mat is black. This is a failsafe. Every diploma will look great with this mat design. On the upper right, we have blue and white mats with a gold frame (school colors). Both of these are classic, both will make a professional presentation. In the end, we decided to keep it very versatile, so we chose the treatment on the left.

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Once the aesthetic decisions have been made, it’s time to put together the frame package. If using a double mat, apply some ATG tape to the bottom mat and carefully secure the top mat to the bottom mat.

atg tape applied to the bottom mat

Make sure the mats are aligned properly before pressing down firmly.

aligning mats

Next, put the mounting board down and place the diploma on top of the mounting board. Move the diploma and mats around until everything is aligned properly and the mat overlaps the diploma enough to hold it securely and conceal the diploma’s edges on every side.

align mats on diploma

Some adjusting may be necessary to get it just right.

move items around until aligned

Once everything is aligned, add a little weight to the diploma so when you remove the mats, the diploma doesn’t move. Here, we used little bean bags to secure the diploma in place.

paper weights added to diploma

Remove the mats and set aside. Now, hinge the diploma to the mounting board using a T-hinge. Note: if you’re a particular purist about conservation framing, you could use rice paper hinges with wheat starch glue. We used an archival self-adhesive hinging tape.

To create a t-hinge, take a piece of hinging tape and place it, adhesive side up, behind the diploma with a portion of the tape sticking out above the diploma. Next, take another piece of tape and place it, adhesive side down, horizontally, over the first piece of tape. This makes the hinge and holds the diploma in place. Repeat on the other side for the second hinge.

t-hinge

Now, add the mats back onto the diploma and check for dust. When the mats and diploma are clean, peel off one side of the protective paper on the acrylic and place the exposed side down on the art stack. (Framing lingo: An “art stack” is just the stack of everything that’s in the frame, in this case mounting board, diploma, mats—and soon the acrylic itself.)

peel paper from acrylic

Peel the second piece of protective paper off the acrylic, being careful not to lift up on the acrylic, which can cause dust to be sucked between it and the art stack.

peel paper from front of acrylic

Flip the art stack over, face down, into the back of a wood picture frame. If using a metal frame, you will need to assemble three sides of the frame first, and then slide the artwork into the channel and finish assembling.

insert stack into back of frame

For wood frames, use a point driver or the included spring clips to secure the art stack in the frame. For metal frames, clips are provided.

use a point driver to secure contents

And there you have it!

finished diploma

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Adult Graduation Cap with Tassel-Black

Adult Graduation Cap Charm20160719This shiny adult graduation cap is made of high quality shiny polyester and hardboard. This can be used for high school students, bachelor degrees, master degrees and Doctorate degrees. 12 colors are available that can make the shiny matte go well with most colors of the graduation gowns. This shiny graduation cap with tassel is with best price and it will help you to save a lot of money. We will offer you more discount if you order more from our website.

Where Did the Black Graduation Cap Come From?

Every semester, especially at the end of spring, thousands of students don a black graduation cap and walk across the stage to receive their degrees. Few, however, will wonder where that tradition started and why they are wearing them now. Fortunately, we have plenty of documentation about why we wear the graduation hat that has become so well known.

Tracing the Origins of the Black Graduation Cap

The cap and gown that we know today both started with medieval traditions. While the gown was originally a practical consideration, mimicking the robes that scholars wore to keep warm in the often damp and drafty churches that served as schoolhouses at the time, caps were always a statement of fashion.

Originally, the cap was not black at all. In fact, the evidence that we have suggests that most of the time the predecessors of this cap were red. They were based on the Italian biretta, a hat worn by Roman Catholic clergy throughout the Renaissance that was probably derived from another type of hat worn in ancient Rome called the pileus quadratus. The name itself actually derives from the Latin word birrus which means “red.”

Eventually the hat was worn by humanists, students, artists, and basically anyone who was formally educated in order to show their high status. The height of the hat and the width of the brim could vary wildly, and sometimes would be used in order to further indicate the importance of the wearer. Because of its association with social class, there are a number of portraits of people from the 1400s and early 1500s wearing these hats, immortalizing the visible indication of their status and power.

The black coloring didn’t come until much later. While the idea of the black graduation cap is not as well documented as its origins, we know that scholars were wearing black ones with mortarboards to stiffen the top as early as the 1800s, though it wouldn’t be until 1950 that a patent would be filed by Edward O’Reilly and Joseph Durham for a fiberglass stiffener that would give it the characteristic rigidity that we are familiar with today.

The Black Cap As It Is Used Today

Gradation caps are considered a formal part of the graduation uniform today. While the most famous style, the mortarboard cap, is certainly highly prevalent, that doesn’t mean that that is the only available headgear for the graduate. In fact, the type of cap worn can be an indication of the level of degree that person is receiving.

The four corner mortarboard hat is generally used for those receiving a bachelor degree or lower. While this is not often done, it technically also bestows the title “Bachelor” on the recipient, and the wearing of the cap is meant to signify in other academic situations that somebody has reached that particular rank of learning. Though most are kept black, there are a number of schools that have chosen to use their school colors for cap and gown, and many students will decorate the top of their cap to reflect their personality and stand out more easily for family or friends that might be in attendance at the graduation.

The classic black cap is also popular among those earning a master degree in a subject, though a four- or six-sided tam is becoming more popular. The Inter-Collegiate Code offers a little bit of latitude to allow for the tam’s popularity. That being said, the material must still match the gown, and black is considered the standard color.

At the doctoral level, the rules change significantly. While the coloring still remains black, the doctoral graduate is allowed to wear an eight-sided tam (as well as the four- and six-sided if they choose), and it no longer has to be made of the same material as the gown. In fact, at this level the fabric recommended by the Code is velvet, which is exclusive to those graduating at this level.

Of course, this is no longer a required aspect of regular academic dress in most places, though some schools still require that cap and gown be worn as a standard school uniform. However, the strictures of the Code continue to grow to allow students more latitude to represent themselves while wearing the academic costume.

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Graduation Medallions & Medals

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Graduation medallions and graduation medals are most commonly used at graduation to honor student achievments. Schools commonly recognize students who are top in class and second in class (valedictorian and salutatorian) as well as offering general honors and recognitions to students who place highly in their graduating body (with honors medallions).

Honors medallions can be ordered in large or small quantities, depending on your school’s or student’s needs. Medallions can be used for a variety of student recognition functions. If you are a student or parent and have questions about what your school uses graduation medals for or whether or not you should look into purchasing an honor medallion, make sure to check with the student advisement department that handles student recognition at graduations.

Special Purchasing Information

If you are buying graduation medallions for your upcoming event and your school requires purchase orders or international shipping, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

  • Pay with a purchase order by entering your official PO number at checkout.
  • We ship internationally.
  • Custom orders and volume pricing available.

Most often, these symbols of recognition are purchased by the school for the student, and not by individual parents.

That being said, many charter, private, or specialty schools often have their own way of doing things. We are more than happy to work with parents or teachers who want to offer their students this symbol of achievement.

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Tab Collar Men’s Long Sleeve Clergy Shirt

Tab collar convenience makes this long sleeved clergy shirt a wardrobe standard. Made of an easy care poly/cotton blend for wrinkle-resistant good looks, this men’s shirt features a generous full cut, a seven-button concealed closure, a center back pleat and a left front pocket.

The comfortable, low-profile tab collar features a reusable plastic tab collar insert for ease of wear and the two-button mitered cuffs ensure a perfect fit. This men’s clergy shirt is sure to become an essential part of your collection.

Product Details:

Made of 65% polyester and 35% cotton

Machine washable

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Diploma Covers & Certificate Holders

Make it easy for your graduates to show off their achievements and skills with our attention grabbing diploma covers and certificate holders. You’ve invested a lot in your diplomas and certificates and spent a lot of time customizing them too – a document holder or frame ensures that your hard work is protected. .

Our diploma covers come in a wide variety of colors and styles; you can match your colors to your school or use specific colors to highlight specific students or achievements. Our diploma covers are perfectly sized to fit our diplomas and certificates and to protect and display these pieces well.

Your documents and diplomas will still look great long after graduation day has ended if you present them inside a protective cover or holder. The right presentation piece makes it easy for your students to show off their accomplishment and brag about their alma mater, too.

Our Diploma Covers and Certificate Holders feature :

  • Padding and elastic hold your documents securely in place
  • Your choice of colors and profiles for a truly custom look
  • Holders can be used to keep your documents safe and allow them to be displayed as needed

Tip: Choose colors to complement your diplomas, school colors or to identify particular students or disciplines.

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How to Make a Pattern for a Clergy Robe

20160705Clergy robes are an important part of the liturgy in several religions and Christian denominations. For accuracy, try to borrow a copy of the robe if your religion allows it. You might be able to work on the pattern in the place of worship if respect of the vestments requires it. For robes that are intended to be more creative or unique, try to stick to the general shape of the clergy robes so they’re recognizable.

Take measurements of one of the clergy robes if possible. Measure the length of the robe, the width at the base, the chest, the shoulders, and the length of the arms. For decorations or other items that have to be placed in a certain place, measure the space from the shoulders to mark that on the pattern.

Buy a dress or costume pattern that matches the general shape of the robe; often a two-piece royalty costume works well for this. You’ll change it later, so focus on the overall shape.

Lay out butcher paper and pin it down if it rolls up. Cut out the basics of the pattern to its largest size (the outer printed line for each piece). Since most clergy robes are made from two pieces of continuous cloth for the front and back, pin together separate pieces to make a single front and back. Measure the pattern now and trim if necessary.

Trace the outside of the front and back pieces, and the arms. For robes that require a neck piece, draw a rectangle of the correct length and taper the ends if necessary.

Cut out the pattern. Measure it against the clergy robe if possible; it should be an inch or two outside the edges of a completed robe. Mark any decorations or other notes on the pattern for later reference.

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