PLEASE NOTE: Our Showroom will be closed this Friday, March 29th, 2024 for the Easter holiday.

Custom trophy created by FiveStar Awards and Engraving in Cary NC

Carefully Crafted

Cutting-edge technology to provide you with boundless creative options and the precision your project needs

Custom Awards

Reinforce your brand, reward your employees, and retain your all-star talent.

We’ll guide you through our robust selection of product offerings and help you design the perfect item. From plaques, to perpetual award packages, crystal awards, acrylics, and championship cups — give them something they’ll proudly display.

Industrial Engraving

Durable materials, quality marking, and a variety of finishes

Do you manufacture parts and need logos or series numbers engraved? We can help with orders large and small. Do you need industrial nameplates as an electric equipment installer, OEM, or for your industrial complex, office, warehouse, or factory? FiveStar can provide you with local, speedy service.

Comprehensive Options

Company anniversaries and best friends’ weddings. Salesperson of the year and college graduations. We want to help you celebrate the milestones and delight your colleagues, family, and friends. More than awards and engraving, we can guide you to create something special, personalized, and on-brand.

  • Donor Walls
  • Name Badges
  • Corporate Gifts
  • Hall of Fame Walls
  • Medals
  • Personalized Drinkware
  • Paperweights
  • Trophies
  • Plaques
  • Clocks
  • Shadow Boxes
  • Vases
  • Barware
  • Wedding Gifts
  • Pewter Trays
  • Jewelry Boxes
  • Rotary Branded Products
  • …and more!

Cutting-edge technology, boundless creativity

We invest in the latest equipment and technology. Our experience in design and products means we can leverage these tools to create the perfect solution for your business needs.

Laser Engraving and Cutting

A precise process that uses optics and CO2 to cut or engrave materials.

Results & Uses

Our laser engravers give you boundless creative options! You can personalize large pieces up to 40” x 24” and cut acrylic up to ½” thick — and wood up to 1” thick. We can even engrave on cylindrical items with our rotary attachment (like YETI tumblers). Plus, we now have our A Federal Firearms License (FFL), so we can engrave and personalize your firearm. Customize your gun at FiveStar Awards in Cary, NC.

Material Options

  • Stone
  • Metal Plates
  • Wood
  • Leather
  • Glass
  • Acrylic plastic
  • Brick
  • Firearms / Guns
  • Anodized aluminum


Text and graphics are etched into solid surfaces using a fine silicon carbide grit and special carving techniques.

Results & Uses

This reductive process gives us the ability to achieve crisp detail on many surfaces with the option to add a paint fill for extra pop! Our sandblaster is a favorite when it comes to corporate awards and personalized recognition pieces.

Material Options

  • Glass
  • Crystal
  • Metal
  • Marble
  • Granite
  • Wood

UV Printing

A digital printing process that uses ultraviolet lights which instantly cure ink as it is printed on the material.

Results & Uses

Our UV printer allows us to print in full color and vibrant detail on a variety of materials — and it is FAST. We can print on cylindrical items like tumblers, bottles, and tubes. We often offer UV printing to our customers when they really want to bump up their current offering, or impress their recipients!

Material Options

  • Wood
  • Acrylic
  • Stone
  • Canvas
  • Leather
  • Glass
  • Aluminum

Embroidery and Direct-to-Fabric Printing

Our embroidery machine allows us to apply a range of traditional stitching techniques to produce intricate designs on clothing, accessories, and home décor items. We also offer Direct-to-Fabric printing (DTF), which is a color transfer process.

Results & Uses

Dress to impress! We can embroider a variety of apparel and customize it with your logo. Our embroidery magic brings your brand to life with every stitch. Elevate your team’s style and professionalism with personalized threads, either with embroidery or DTF.

Material Options

  • Fabrics
  • T-Shirts
  • Tote Bags
  • Soft Goods

Mechanical Engraving

Mechanical rotary engraving uses a spinning cutter in a motor-powered spindle to cut or “rout” into material.

Results & Uses

Mechanical engraving is a good tool for industrial engraving clients. It can also be used to engrave directly onto jewelry, backs of watches, or onto any bare metal.

Material Options

  • Metal
  • Plastic

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