ABOUT US

We Make Your Brand Our Business

 

Cochrane Awards & Promotions Ltd. makes your brand the company’s business. Currently located at 612 – 2nd Street W in Cochrane, Alberta, the company operates with 4 full-time staff and 2 part-time. Clientele of Cochrane Awards & Promotions Ltd. range from small business and not-for-profit organizations to international corporations. A unique characteristic of Cochrane Awards & Promotions is the inclusion of a production department. This allows for greater flexibility in the volume capabilities for unique projects. The staff consider themselves solution specialists who focus on solving their clients problems by gaining an understanding of not only the company, but also the industry in which the client resides and the corresponding consumer base being serviced.

A Great History

 

Cochrane Awards & Promotions Ltd. was founded in 1985 as Cochrane Trophy & Engraving. It started as a supplier for awards to local sports teams with 2 suppliers and equipment for hand engraving in a 300 square foot space. In late 1989, the first hire was made and computerized engraving was included in the companies offering. The promotional division of Cochrane Awards was added in 1990 accompanied by a production process called sublimation. Sublimation has allowed for the development of several corporate recognition & performance programs. It wasn’t until 2000 that Cochrane Trophy & Engraving was renamed Cochrane Awards & Promotions and in 2006 the sole proprietorship ended and Cochrane Awards & Promotions became a corporation.

A Few of our Memberships

 

Cochrane Awards & Promotions Ltd. is a member of the Awards & Recognition Association (ARA), Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) as well as Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). These groups of industry professionals provide various events for networking as well as a code of ethics for member companies to adhere to helping regulate the industry.

 

But What’s Most Important

 

Having 28 years of experience within the industry has allowed Cochrane Awards to develop strong working relationships with customers and suppliers alike leading to optimal process management.

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Cochrane, AB T4C 1Z7

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CUSTOM MEDALS

Bearspaw School Medal - custom designed by Cochrane Awards & Promotions Ltd.

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DECORATION
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Deboss

Also referred to as blind deboss, this classic method allows you to leave an impression–or rather, a depression– of your logo onto a material’s surface. We create a die and then heat-press it into the material. What’s left behind is a clean, crisp logo you can see and feel. It’s ideal on leather, Durahyde, UltraHyde, Scuba, recycled rubber and paperboard products.

 

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Sublimation

A process of printing using special dyes which turn from a solid into a gas at a specified time, temperature and pressure. Under pressure these dyes in gas form are absorbed and encapsulated with pinpoint accuracy into the substrate. The gas returns to solid form once encapsulated. The result is a permanent print which – in the fabric – will not wear off and is washable and will withstand dry-cleaning.

 

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Direct to Garment Imprint

Also known as DTG printing, digital direct to garment printing, digital apparel printing, and inkjet to garment printing, is a process of printing on textiles and garments using specialized or modified inkjet technology. The two key requirements of a DTG printer are a transport mechanism for the garment and specialty inks (inkjet textile inks) that are applied to the textile directly and are absorbed by the fibers.

 

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Heat Transfer Printing

Generally speaking, the term “heat printing” refers to the personalization and customization of garments, other textiles, and hard goods using a heat press. There is a wide variety of material that can be applied through heat printing, from heat transfer vinyls (commonly used on athletic uniforms), heat transfer materials featuring special effects (such as glow-in-the-dark or reflective properties), and screen printed transfers, to name just a few. Heat printing products are also referred to as heat applied graphics and heat transfers.

 

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Silkscreening

A stencil method of printmaking in which a design is imposed on a screen of silk or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance, and ink is forced through the mesh onto the printing surface. Also called screen-printing, silk-screen process Embroidery – The art or process of forming decorative designs with computerized machine needlework.

 

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Pad Printing

Pad printing involves transferring ink from a silicone pad to the object you want printed. Think of it as a process similar to using the rubber stamps that hobbyists often collect (though it’s obviously a bit more advanced than that). Using a machine that holds both the pad and the promotional product steady, the pad is pressed into an inked plate etched into the shape of your desired artwork. The pad is then pressed into the actual object, creating a crisp printed image.

 

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Laser Engraving

Is the practice of using lasers to engrave or mark an object. The technique does not involve the use of inks, nor does it involve tool bits which contact the engraving surface and wear out. These properties distinguish laser engraving from alternative engraving or marking technologies where inks or bit heads have to be replaced regularly. The impact of laser engraving has been more pronounced for specially-designed “laserable” materials. These include laser-sensitive polymers and novel metal alloys.

 

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Engraving

To carve into metals or plastic.

 

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Etching

Technique by which sand or grit is used with high pressure to etch a pattern or decoration into a blank piece of crystal, granite or other material. This is a six step process which produces a subtle but elegant look.

 

 

 

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FAQ

1. What is your turnaround time?

      • In-house items take approx. a week from time of art approval.
      • All standard promotional orders take approx 2-4 weeks.
      • Custom order timelines are dependent on inputs required (Approx. 6-8 weeks).

 

2. What method of payment do you accept?

      • We accept cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard and Debit. Payment is due upon receipt of goods.

 

3. What type of Art is required?

      • Vector (ie: cdr, ai, eps, pdf)

 

4. Are there set-up Charges?

      • Yes, on most items there is a set-up charge. Specific pricing will be included in your individual quote based on the decoration method being used.

 

5. How much is shipping and Handling?

      • The cost of freight varies as we charge you the exact amount charged by the courier.

 

Do you do engraving?

      • Yes we do! We have a few different methods of engraving which allows us to decorate most items. Please feel free to ask if your item is engraveable.

 

6. Do I have to have my logo on the item?

      • No, we are able to decorate most items with images, words or designs other than a logo. Some decoration will require minor modifications; we will notify you if this is the case with your order.

 

7. Can I purchase undecorated items?

      • Yes, in some cases, based upon the item and quantities.

 

8. Can we get items not shown on the website?

      • Yes! We offer a multitude of items. If there is something you are looking for contact us, we will do our best to make it happen.

 

9. Why set up charges?

      • A common question heard in our industry is “why do I have to pay set up charges and why, if I order three different items, do I have to pay three separate set up fees?” 

        The answer is really very simple. Every time an item is decorated – be that laser engraved, debossed, pad printed, etc. a series of events must occur to get your brand on that item. Man hours are incurred to set up the machinery. Man hours are incurred to prepare the artwork for that machinery. Ink must be changed, lasers refocused and height adjustments to the table in the machine – screens must be created for silkscreening your logo – plates must be manufactured for deboss, etc.

         

        Each item is different in how and where it is decorated and therefore a set up fee is charged for each item regardless of which supplier you order from. The file set up for imprinting on a pen cannot be used for debossing a padfolio. A screen created for silkscreening a t-shirt will not work for laser engraving an award. They are unique methods unto themselves.

         

        Please feel free to ask about the process that is being used to decorate your selected items. The information about the different methods can be quite interesting and will help you to understand the benefits and limitations of each different decoration process.

 

 

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AWARDS

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WHO WE ARE

We are solution specialists. Our goal is to support your brand identity in new ways to get you the results you desire. We value every customer relationship and strive for a quality experience with every communication.

WHAT WE DO

As solution specialists we strive to solve your marketing dilemmas. Through harnessing creativity and strategic collaboration with you we create an unforgettable experience that supports a positive image.

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT

We don’t just offer products; we offer a team ready to collaborate with you on your marketing initiatives. Your brand is our business.

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