Decoration Options

Customizing your gracious gift will truly emphasize how much you appreciate the intended recipient. Whether you want to celebrate your brand, make an impression at a board meeting, or make someone feel genuinely valued, personalizing your business gift will make it that much more memorable. *Decoration options vary by product. Please see individual product detail page for available decoration options.

Engraving
Emblems
Imprinting
Debossing
Gift Boxes

Engraving

Engraving your business gift will add a touch of elegance to your writing instrument. From the classsic laser engraving option to the elegant deep cut color-fill style, each of our engraving options will ensure that your gift stands out. Most writing instruments include an area on the cap for engraving. Standard caps accept one line of engraving. The barrel section of writing instruments cannot be engraved.
Styles
Specs & Locations
Ordering Options

Standard

Standard engraving includes reproduction of simple text such as a name and is available in a choice of several different fonts on most writing instruments.
Block
Double-line Gothic
Times Regular
Script

Template

Template engraving is a custom process that duplicates simplified logos or stylized print. It is available on the engraving panel of all Cross writing instruments except Aventura. Depending on the product being customized, template engraving options may include drag, deep-cut without color, deep-cut color-filled or laser engraving.
Drag
Drag engraving lightly etches/ sratches the surface of pen for a sublte effect. * Drag engraving offers a choice of block, script and double-line Gothic type styles.
Laser
Laser process engraves the surface of the barrel and exposes the brass shell creating a tone-on-tone appearance. * Laser engraving is available in all fonts noted to the left.
Signature
Available exclusively on Cross Townsend, Apogee lacquer, ATX, Century II, Classic Century, Tech3+, Tech4.
 
Deep-Cut Color Filled
Deep-cut color fill process deeply engraves through the finish to the brass shell of the pen and is complemented with a enamel color fill. * Color-fill options vary by product. - 18, 14 and 10 karat gold filled/rolled gold writing instruments may be color-filled with black, blue, red or green. - Sterling silver, silver plated, platinum plated, medalist and chrome plated finishes accept gold tone. - Lacquer finishes with gold plated appointments are color-filled with gold tone. - Lacquer and satin finishes with rhodium or chrome plated appointments are filled with silver tone.

Standard on Engraving on Desk Set Nameplates

Desk set nameplates can be engraved in block, script and double-line Gothic. Nameplates do not accept color-fill.

Standard Name Engraving Fees

Style Cost Per Line
Minimum order 1
N/A for Franklin Covey
Drag block, script or double-line Gothic $5.50A
Laser block or script $5.50A
Deep-filled block, script or Times Regular (black, blue, red, green and metallic gold or silver tone) $5.50A
Personalize Signature Cross $25.00A
Franklin Covey N/A

Standard Template Engraving Fees

Cross requests that artwork be prepared to sm@rt code specifications. Sm@rt codes 1S and 1X apply to this type of decoration. Please visit www.mycrossbiz.com to access the link for the sm@rt code website.

Description Cost
Minimum Order Cross -
12 template units
FranklinCovey -
50 template units
Paper proof, black and white or color No charge
Template tooling fee when artwork is vector-based or to sm@rt code specifications
Template tooling fee when artwork is not vector-based or does not meet sm@rt code specifications $100.00A
Less-than-mimimum fee $100.00A
With deep-filled enamel (black, blue, red, green and metallic gold or silver tone) N/A for FranklinCovey $5.50A
(per line)
Additional charge for PMS Colors (per color) $2.00A
(per color, per unit)
Additional charge for multiple colors (non-PMS) N/A for FranklinCovey $0.70A
(per color, per unit)
Additional engraving location charge Cross $5.50A
(per line)
FranklinCovey N/A

Engraving Options Per Finish

DEEP-CUT Block, Script or Times Regular LASER Block, Script or Times Regular DRAG Block, Script or Double-Line Gothic
Number of characters and space available 22 22 28
Chome, Medalist, Cross Townsend Platinum Plated
10, 14, and 18 Karat Gold Filled/Rolled Gold --
Satin finishes with gold plated appointments --
Satin finishes or Smooth Touch w/ chrome plated appointments -- --
Lacquer -- --
Nameplates, gold or chome plated -- --

Engraving Locations

Name and logo engravings will be centered in each of the locations shown below. Refer to collection pages for specific decoration options.
Cross
Apogee Cap 1.3” x .23” Ring: .27” x .23”
ATX 1.4” x 0.2”
Aventura 1.2” x 0.2”
Bailey 1.4” x 0.2”
Calais 1.3” x .30”
Century II 1.5” x .26”
Classic Century 1.3” x .16”
Click 1.3” x .16”
Contour 1.4” x .25”
Easy Writer 1.6” x .265”
Edge 1.0” x .26”
Stratford 1.5” x .25”
Tech1 1.7” x .21”
Tech2 and 2.2 1.7” x .21”
Tech3+ 1.7” x .21”
Tech4 1.6” x .27”
Townsend 1.6” x .16”
FranklinCovey
Greenwich 1.3” x 0.2”
Lexington 1.4” x 0.2”
Nantucket 1.2” x 0.2”
Newbury 1.3” x 0.2”
Portland - Clip 1.03” x .126”
Portland - Foot .24” x .126”
Portland - Top .28” x .28”
Freemont 1.3” x 0.2”
Sheaffer
Prelude® 1.25” x .25”
Sagaris® 1.78” x .2”
Intensity® 1.25” x .25”
500 .875” x .25”
300 1.3” x .24”
100 1.25” x .25”
Sentinel® 1.5” x .29”
VFM 1.25” x .25”

Standard Engraving

The following items must be submitted with orders for standard engraving:
  • Item numbers, descriptions and order quantities of items to be engraved.
  • Exact copy - example: Richard T. Cross, RICHARD T. CROSS, R.T.C., R. T. C., or R. Cross. Spacing and punctuation must be indicated.
  • Font Style- examples: Script, Block, Double-Line Gothic, or Times Regular.
  • Engraving style - example: deep-cut color-filled with black.
  • Fountain pen nib size.
  • Ship-to address, required delivery date and preferred shipping method.
  • Before submitting an order for standard engraving, check the following:
  • Select the engraving style preffered by referencing the chart on the previous page for applicable styles.
  • Name engraving list needs to be supplied via Excel spreadsheet along with purchase order.

Template Engraving

The following items must be submitted with orders for template engraving:
  • Item numbers, descriptions and order quantities of items to be template engraved.
  • For new orders, submit a template name, for example, "Gateway". For repead orders, submit the name and number of the exiting template.
  • Fountain pen nib size.
  • Ship to address, required delivery date and preferred shipping method.

Lead-Times

A lead-time is the number of working days required to process and ship an order from Cross. Lead-times begin after receipt and approval of an order by Cross. Orders for decorated products are not approved until final artwork is received and approved by customer. Working days = Monday through Friday, excluding national and factory holidays. (Includes U.S. and Chinese holidays)
Description Lead-Time
Paper proof, black and white or color 3 working days
Template sample 5 working days
Approved template order 5 working days
New or repeat order, standard engraving (straight line text) 5 working days
Name engraving 3-5 working days
Name engraving over 50 units 5 working days

Additional Charges

Art charge: Orders for new template engraving not submitted to sm@rt code specifications or requiring special design services are subject to an additional charge. Original letterhead, business cards, faxed artwork, bitmapped digital artwork, web images, and printed art on non-flat surfaces are subject to this charge. Cross reserves the right to reset all artowrk to provide a quality decoration that best fits the decoration area. The minimum size for typesetting on most products is 6-point types.
 
PMS color-match charge: Reference to PMS (Pantone Matching System) identification number is requested. When required to match color to a swatch, object, pre-printed artwork, etc., a PMS color-match fee will be incurred.
 
PMS color-fill charge: An additional per unit colorfill fee will be imposed for all PMS colors.
 
Cancellations or changes to orders: Firm orders which are cancelled or changed while in process will be assesed a service charge in addition to the cost of the components already produced. If order requires any manufacturing change while in process, a new lead time will be quoted. Please note: Any change may affect the original ship date.
 
Please contact your Cross customer service representative for additional information.

Emblems

Representing your brand with a jewelry quality emblem will set you apart from the crowd.This customization option offers a vast variety of ways to personalize your elegant wrtiting instrument.
Styles
Specs & Locations
Ordering Options

Die-Struck

For die-struck emblems, select either plan (without color) or color-filled with oven-baked enamels in single or multiple colors. Die-struck emblems are sterling silver, chrome plated, 10 karat gold or 23 karate gold plated with a raised metal imprint that is available in multiple finishes, including color-filled, antique plate, or 3 different sprays (flat black spray, two tone spray, or antique spray). The standard die-struck emblem price includes a maximum of 2 colors. Additional colors will incur extra charges.

Silk-Screen

A highly refined image process using single or multiple colors on a variety of standard emblem blanks. Extremely accurate design and color reproduction is possible. The sample set-up charge is for an existing silk-screen emblem design for which no stock exists, thus requiring machine set-up. A design change required a new screen/set-up and will be invoiced at the full tooling charge. The standard silk screened emblem price includes a maximum of 3 colors. Please note that white is considered a color. Additional colors will incur extra charges.

Colors

7 Colors
3 Colors
1 Color
0 Colors
Black

Colors

4 Colors
3 Colors

Die-Cut Fills & Coating

Color Filled
Hand Painted with 1 or more colors.
Antique Plate
Whole emblem plated with black nickel. Raised details polished to expose any metal surface.
Flat Black Spray
Black coating hand applied to background.
Two-Tone Spray
Textured gold or silver coating hand applied to logo background.
Antique Spray
Dark gray coating hand applied to background.

Emblem Placement

Die-struck and silk-screened emblems may be given either a vertical or horizontal placement on a writing instrument cap. Please indicate your preference for orientation when you submit your logo artwork. Desk set nameplates are 3 1/4 inches by 1 1/8 inches. Logos are positioned in the lower left corner (see Chase example), unless otherwise specified. Die-struck emblems affixed to desk set nameplates are the same size as die-struck emblems on pocket writing instruments. Size and location of emblem subject to approval by A.T. Cross.
Vertical Placement
Horizontal Placement
Logos are silk-screened directly onto the nameplate
Die-struck emblems are affixed to the nameplate

Die-Struck Emblem Shapes

For die-struck emblems, select either plain (without color) or color-filled with oven-baked enamels in single or multiple colors. Diestruck emblems are sterling silver, chrome plated, 10 karat gold filled/rolled gold or 23 karat gold plated with a raised metal imprint that is available in multiple finishes, including color-filled, antique plate, or 3 different sprays (flat black spray, two-tone spray, or antique spray). The standard die-struck emblem price includes a maximum of 2 colors. Additional colors will incur extra charges.

Silk-Screen Emblem Shapes

A highly refined image reproduction process using single or multiple colors on a variety of standard emblem blanks. Extremely accurate design and color reproduction is possible. The sample set-up charge is for an existing silk-screen emblem design for which no stock exists, thus requiring machine set-up. A design change requires a new screen/set-up and will be invoiced at the full tooling charge. The standard silk screened emblem price includes a maximum of 3 colors. Please note that white is considered a color. Additional colors will incur extra charges. Corporate logos or registered trademarks are shown only to illustrate Cross' logo reproduction capabilities. Merchandise bearing logos can be purchased only by the organization to which the logos or trademark belongs and only through authorized Cross distributors.

Emblem Order Requirements

Must order at least 24 items for products that require either die-struck or silk-screen emblems.
The following must be submitted with orders:
  • Item numbers, descriptions and order quantities.
  • PMS colors, (coated gloss only) and color placement. PMS - Pantone Matching System, an international printing, publishing, and packaging color guide.
  • For new orders, submit an emblem name, for example, "Nike Swosh".
  • For repeat orders, submit the existing name and number of the emblem.
  • Die-struck or silk-screened emblem shape number - select one of the shapes, listed on Page 72 of the catalog if applicable. Die-struck emblems also can be formed into the shape of the logo for an additional charge.
  • Die-struck emblems calso can be formed into the shape of the logo for an additional charge.
  • Fountain pen nib size.
  • Ship to address, required delivery date and preferred shipping m9thod.
Cross will accept digital vector artwork in Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw 9.0 or earlier, and Freehand 0.0 or earlier. Please convert all fonts to paths; do not send actual fonts. Email files to artwork@cross.com, referencing your P.O. number and distributor name in the subject line. While we will accept artwork that is not vector-based (black and white line art, enlarged to 300% of desired size), kindly note that a fee will be incurred. Halftones or screen images are not acceptable for reproduction purposes.
 
Cross requests that artwork be prepared to sm@rt code specifications. Sm@rt codes 1S and 1X apply to this type of decoration.

Proof Options

  • Color paper proof
  • Black and white paper proof
  • Pre-production sample of your design on a Cross writing instrument or desk set nameplate.

Additional Charges

Tooling and Set Up: Less than minimum, PMS color matching and color revision charges may be incurred, depending on the order requirements. Please contact your Cross customer service representative for complete pricing.
 
Art Charge: Orders for new emblems not submitted to sm@rt code specifications or requiring special design services are subject to an additional art charge. Original letterhead, business cards, faxed artwork, bitmapped digital artwork, web images, and printed art on non-flat surfaces are subject to this charge. Cross reserves the right to reset all artwork to provide a quality decoration that best fits the decoration area. The minimum size for typesetting on most products is 6-point type.
 
Cancellations or changes to orders: Firm orders which are cancelled or changed while in process will be assessed a service charge in addition to the cost of components already produced. If order requires any manufacturing change while in process, new lead time will be quoted.
 
Please contact your Cross customer service representative for additional information.

Imprinting

Imprinting is a creative and colorful customization option that will have them all impressed by your innovation and thoughtfulness while capturing all the details of your brand.
Styles
Specs & Locations
Ordering Options

Pen Examples

Cross
Franklin Covey
Sheaffer

Gift Box Examples

Cross
Franklin Covey

Standard Imprint Colors

Red
Blue
Yellow
Green
Black
White
Gold
Silver

Standard Imprint Type Sytles (Maximum 3 Lines)

Imprinting Specs and Locations

Name and log imprintings will be centered in each of the locations shown below.
Cross
Apogee Cap 1.3” x .23” Ring: .27” x .23”
ATX 1.4” x 0.2”
Aventura 1.2” x 0.2”
Bailey 1.4” x 0.2”
Calais 1.3” x .30”
Century II 1.5” x .26”
Classic Century 1.3” x .16”
Cross Click 1.3” x .16”
Contour 1.4” x .25”
Easy Writer 1.6” x .265”
Edge 1.0” x .26”
Stratford 1.5” x .25”
Tech1 1.7” x .21”
Tech2 and 2.2 1.7” x .21”
Tech3+ 1.7” x .21”
Tech4 1.6” x .27”
Townsend 1.6” x .16”
FranklinCovey
Greenwich 1.3” x 0.2”
Lexington 1.4” x 0.2”
Nantucket 1.2” x 0.2”
Newbury 1.3” x 0.2”
Portland - Clip 1.03” x .126”
Portland - Foot .24” x .126”
Portland - Top .28” x .28”
Freemont 1.3” x 0.2”
Sheaffer
Prelude® 1.25” x .25”
Sagaris® 1.78” x .2”
Intensity® 1.25” x .25”
500 .875” x .25”
300 1.3” x .24”
100 1.25” x .25”
Sentinel® 1.5” x .29”
VFM 1.25” x .25”

Imprint Ordering Requirements

The following items must be submitted with orders for custom imprinting:
  • Item numbers, descriptions and quantities.
  • Cross preferes to receive artwork prepared to sm@rt code specifications.
  • Imprint location and type style.
  • For new orders, submit a design name for example, "Texaco Star".
  • For repeat orders, submit the name and number of the existing imprint.
  • Fountain pen nib size.
  • Ship to address, required delivery date and preferred shipping method.
  • See Page 64 in catalog for additional charges, PMS colors, and paper proof information.
Cross requests that artwork be prepared to sm@rt code specifications. Sm@rt codes 1S and 1X apply to this type of decoration. Please visit www.mycrossbiz.com to access the link for the sm@rt code website.
Description Product Imprint Gift Box Imprint
Minimum Order* Cross 24 24
Franklin Covey 50 50
Imprint Color black
*no imprint inventory held
Additional Charges
Tooling and Set Up:: Less than minimum, PMS color matching and color revision charges may be incurred, depending on the order requirements. Please contact your Cross customer service representative for complete pricing.
 
Art Charge:: Orders for new emblems not submitted to sm@rt code specifications or requiring special design services are subject to an additional art charge. Original letterhead, business cards, faxed artwork, bitmapped digital artwork, web images, and printed art on non-flat surfaces are subject to this charge. Cross reserves the right to ret all artwork to provide a quality decoration that best fits the decoration area. The minimum size for typesetting on most products is 6-point font.
 
Cancellations or changes to orders:: Cancellations or changes to orders: Firm orders which are cancelled or changed while in process will be assessed a service charge in addition to the cost of components already produced. If order requires any manufacturing change while in process, new lead time will be quoted.
 
Please contact your Cross customer service representative for additional information.

Debossing

Add a stunning and sophisticated finishing touch to your accessory with our Debossing decoration option. Guaranteed to make a long-lasting impression.
Styles
Specs & Locations
Ordering Options

Blind

Custom debossing imprints leather or synthetic materials with a logo or monogram impression.

Foil

Custom debossing with the additon of the application of a metallic foil (gold or silver) which is transferred via a heated die onto material.
Debossing Locations
Journals are available for custom debossing. Debossing imprints the journal with a logo or monogram impression. Debossed locations are recommendations. Locations and logo size may vary depending on individual logo. Please send artwork to artwork@cross.com for specialized consulatation on your logo and placement. Please note that logo debossing may be limited to text.
Journals
JotZoneJournals
Signature Journals
Leather Products
Cross Prime Tech Padfolio
Cross Prime Notebook
Cross Prime Zippered Padfolio
Travel Wallet
Passport Wallet
Zippered Padfolio
Tech Padfolio
Jr. Zippered Padfolio
7" x 10" Notebook
Money Clip
Business Card Holder
Luggage Tag

Debossing Order Requirements and Pricing

The following must be submitted:
  • Item numbers, descriptions and order quantities.
  • For new orders, submit a design name, for example "Texaco Star".
  • For repeat orders, submit the name and number for the existing deboss decoration.
  • Ship to address, required delivery date and preferred shipping method.

Proofing Options

  • Color Paper Proof
  • Black and white paper proof
  • Pre-production sample of your design on a leather product.
Description Blind Deboss Foil Deboss
Minimum order 6 6
Tooling charges $80.00A $80.00A
Decoration price (per unit) $5.50A $5.50A
Each additional location (per unit) $5.50A $5.50A
Sample set-up/revision charge $100.00A $100.00A
Color paper proof (new artwork only) -- --
Black/white paper proof (new only) -- --
Color paper proof (repeat) $40.00A $40.00A
Black/white paper proof (repeat) $20.00A $20.00A
Less-than-minimum fee $100.00A $100.00A

Lead-Times

A lead-time is the number of working days required to process and ship an order from Cross. Lead-times bengin after receipt and approval of an order by Cross. Orders for decorated products are not approved until final artwork is approved by customer. Working days = Monday through Friday, excluding national and factory holidays. (includes U.S. and Chinese holidays)
Description Blind Deboss Lead-Time Foil Deboss Lead-Time
Color paper proof N/A N/A
Black and white paper proof 3 working days 3 working days
Sample for approval 10 working days 10 working days
New design order 10 working days 10 working days
Repeat design order 8 working days 8 working days

Additional Charges

Tooling and Set Up: Less than minimum charges may be incurred depending on theorder requirements. Please contact your Cross customer service reprentative for complete pricing.
 
Art Charge: Order for new deboss decoration not submitted to sm@rt code specificaitons or rquiring special design services are subject to an additional art charge. Orginal letterhead, business cards, faxed artwork, bitmapped digital artwork, web images, and printed art on non-flat surfaces are subject to this charge. Cross reserves the right ot reset all artwork to provide a quality decoration that best fits the decoration area.
 
Cancellations or changes to orders: Firm orders which are cancelled or changes while in process will be assessed a service charge in addition to the cost of components aleady produced. If order requires any manufacturing change while in process, new lead time will be quoted.
 
Please contact your Cross customer service representative for additional information.

Gift Boxes

Cross is your prime resource for sophisticated, meaningful gift solutions. Whether it is offering a gift of year-end gratitude to a hard-working sales force, commemorating a service anniversary or promotion, or an incentive package for those lofty corporate goals, Cross’s impeccable quality product and award-winning customer service are the perfect gift.
Styles

Premium Gift Box

Decoration Option: Box sleeve imprint

Luxury Gift Box

Decoration Option: Box sleeve imprint


Pen Stand Gift Box / Gift Set Upgrade

Available as a gift set upgrade for $15.00A on the following collections:Apogee, ATX, Bailey, Century II, Classic Century, Precious Century II, Precious Classic Century, Tech3+


Gift Box Decorated Sleeves

Available on special request. Have your gifts branded to add that personal touch. Imprints on Gift Box Sleeves $3.00A

Cross Leather Box

Franklin Covey Gift Box

Each Franklin Covey writing instrument is handsomely boxed in gift-ready packaging.

Sheaffer Standard Gift Box


Sheaffer Luxury Gift Box

 
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