Make great looking certificates, awards, plaques for employee Recognition, Congratulations, Gift Certificates, Excellence, Achievement, Education. I's very easy to make it look professionally done.
It's super simple to do using "Goes" lithographic forms available in several base colors online or at your local office supply store. These specially printed lithographic blank forms are super high resolution prints in stunning detail. All you have to do is set up a simple template, enter different names, etc and print to these forms. This is a simple trick to create extreme professional looking certificates which reflects positively back on management. The finished certificate above is a little hard to see the embellishments we made here using the gold foil and the script font signature in metallic blue foil.
Here's how to setup a simple template...
1. Measure Free Space:
Measure the inside area of the blank form where images and text should not exceed. Don't crowd elements too close to the borders or it'll start loosing it's professional appearance.
2. Layout the Certificate:
Layout all of your form graphics, text and embellishments into a good looking form. Next assign each item (graphics and text) the you want to be a particular metallic color on its own "layer" so they can be turned on and printed so as to then add that particular foil shade.
3. Create the Working Template:
Open any letter-size graphics layout. The "page size" must be the same as the Goes letter-size form. The inside border you drew shows you the "do not go beyond" area.
Remember that you only want to print those items that are all to be a particular foil color. And since foils will not transfer to other foils, you can then run the form through the laser printer again to print other graphics 'n text that will become the next foil color. You can also print a toner image or text ON TOP of a prior foiled image, like a Gold Seal object, and cover with another foil. Just keep in mind that when you cover printed images with a foil, all raw toner will become that foil color.