Simply put, we are the best. Our customer service is beyond reproach. Our goal is for your shopping experience with us to be enjoyable, whether you order online or in our brick and mortar store. We encourage you to visit our large showroom located in Orange, California.
Recognized as a leader in the awards and engraving industry, Blue Ribbon Trophy/LaserWerks is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Awards and Recognition Association, and the Advertising Specialties Institute. We subscribe to various trade magazines, hold educational clinics, and attend seminars and conventions which allow us to stay abreast of the industry and produce the finest, most up to date awards available. Pride.... A sense of commitment, passion and an attitude of excellence
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Blue Ribbon Trophy was established in 1954 by Mr. Ralph "Riverboat" Phillips and his wife Eleanor in Orange County, California. The first store was located at 6555 Beach Blvd. in Buena Park, California. The building was built in 1912, and still has its original wood flooring.
In 1972, a second location was opened at 1650 North Glassell Street, Suite R, in the City of Orange, California, which is now the company headquarters. At that time, Mr. Phillips ran the Buena Park store and Mrs. Phillips ran the Orange location.
Everything was done on the New Hermes Pantograph machine, which we still use occasionally today. The first computerized engraving machines, Dahlgren System Is, were purchased in March of 1984. They used Radio Shack TRS-80 computers, with no hard drive (they used 360K 5.25 diskettes). These Dahlgren engraving machines, which have been updated several times, are still used by us today for trophy plates and general engraving.
Susan Blackwood went to work for Blue Ribbon Trophy on April Fool’s Day, 1984. She purchased the company from Mr. Phillips in December of 1984.
A Newing-Hall Model 300 rotary engraver was added in 1992 allowing for engraving of cylindrical objects and glass, updated to a Windows based open architecture machine.
A new Visions rotary engraving machine was purchased in 2006, with a table size of 16" by 12". The addition of the fifth laser machine and fourth rotary engraver gives us the ability to produce a significant amount of work on a given day.