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Honor your graduates by presenting their certificates in high-quality award holders. These holders serve as protective folders for printed awards. They make paper certificates more dignified and suitable for displaying as they prevent the sheets from damage. Award jackets are made of linen, parchment, and card stock paper. You can find a wide selection of awards and award holders at Staples®.

Consider Paper Size and Weight When Comparing Paper Award Holders
The holder you get should be a little wider and taller than the certificate you wish to protect. Since most academic certificates come in sheets measuring 8.5 x 11 inches, the standard size for award jackets is around 9.5 x 12 inches. You can also find them in smaller and bigger sizes. The weight of paper used is another important consideration. Usually made of heavyweight paper stocks, these protective folders keep their contents from creasing and are stiff enough to stay upright when displayed. Look for holders made from 80-pound or heavier paper. Some brands quote paper weight in grams per square inch (gsm). Paper stock rated at 200 gsm and above are thick enough to make protective jackets for certificates.

Choose Award Holders You Can Proudly Display
Other factors to consider when selecting certificate holders include color, finish, and inner pocket designs. Award jackets and trophies come in different solid colors ranging from traditional ones like black and blue to bright colors like red and green. To celebrate excellence and package certificates in eye-catching folders, get holders with embossed gold trims or seals. Ultimately, the color to choose depends on personal preference. Institutions usually pick those that match their theme colors. You can also distinguish certain recipients with specific colors that celebrate their unique achievements.

Besides color, the finish of the jacket is also important. You can choose one with a soft linen, smooth felt or premium leather finish. The interior of the holder is another feature to closely consider. An award holder is not just a folder with two covers. It needs a pocket to prevent its content from slipping out. Some brands create inner pockets by making die-cut slits in their holders while others offer padded pockets with elastic to secure documents.

Are There Transparent Award Holders?
Yes. Some award jackets have transparent covers. These feature other materials besides paper. Most transparent certificates have plastic, acrylic, and glass covers. Plastic jackets are not as rigid as acrylic ones. They do not crease documents although they are flexible. Glass is mainly for framed certificate holders.

Should You Get Award Holders Made of Acid and Lignin-Free Paper?
Yes. Acid and lignin-free paper are archival paper. They last longer than regular paper and are ideal for preserving important documents. You can keep or display certificate holders made with such paper for many years and be confident that they will resist yellowing, fading, and falling apart.

Can You Hang Award Holders on Walls?
Yes. Holders made of paper usually have pop-up tabs for that purpose. Framed holders hang on nails while plastic and acrylic award jackets use adhesives and hooks for wall hanging. Staples also carries a wide selection of ribbons and other items that promote personal or team improvement.
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Great Papers® Classic Crest Certificate Holders
Item : SS1056198
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  • Gold foil enhanced crest on front
  • 12" x 9.375"
  • Holds 8 1/2" x 11" certificates
As low as 6.99 $6.99
Multiple options available
Southworth® Jacket Certificate Holder, 9.5" x 12", Foil Enhanced, Navy, Felt Finish, 105 lb. Cardstock, 5 Jackets/Pack (PF6)
Item : 709169
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  • Heavy-weight certificate jacket holders are a perfect companion to Southworth certificates
  • Navy, felt-finish certificate jacket holder with gold trim
  • 9" x 12"
14.99 $14.99
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Award Certificate Holders
Item : SS1005123
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  • Available in black/gold and blue/gold
  • Four die-cut corner slots hold certificates in place
  • Vertical or horizontal format
As low as 11.99 $11.99
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Southworth® Certificate Holders
Item : SS1037230
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  • Holds 8 1/2" x 11" certificates
  • Die-cut corners for easy placement of certificate
  • Available in Black and Navy
As low as 11.49 $11.49
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LUX Certificate Holders 25/Pack, Deep Black Linen (CHEL185DDBLK100)
Item : 24260972
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  • Dimensions: Certificate Holders / 9 1/2 in. x 12 in. / 9.5" x 12" / 241mm x 305mm
  • Comes in Deep Black Linen
  • Sold as 25 per box
16.99 $16.99
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LUX Certificate Holders 25/Pack, Dark Blue Linen (CHEL185DDBLU100)
Item : 24260204
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  • Dimensions: Certificate Holders / 9 1/2 in. x 12 in. / 9.5" x 12" / 241mm x 305mm
  • Comes in Dark Blue Linen
  • Sold as 25 per box
16.99 $16.99
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LUX Certificate Holders 25/Pack, White Gloss (CHEL185SG1225)
Item : 24260908
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  • Dimensions: Certificate Holders / 9 1/2 in. x 12 in. / 9.5" x 12" / 241mm x 305mm
  • Comes in White Gloss
  • Sold as 25 per box
14.99 $14.99
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LUX Certificate Holders 25/Pack, Burgundy Linen (CHEL185DB10025)
Item : 24260203
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  • Dimensions: Certificate Holders / 9 1/2 in. x 12 in. / 9.5" x 12" / 241mm x 305mm
  • Comes in Burgundy Linen
  • Sold as 25 per box
16.99 $16.99
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LUX Certificate Holders 25/Pack, Natural Ivory Linen (CHEL185BN10025)
Item : 24260647
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  • Dimensions: Certificate Holders / 9 1/2 in. x 12 in. / 9.5" x 12" / 241mm x 305mm
  • Comes in Natural Ivory Linen
  • Sold as 25 per box
14.99 $14.99
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