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Artwork Guidelines. 

Best print results will always be achieved from the highest quality input, so always send the best graphics artwork you can get hold of.

On the rare occasion a customer has been disappointed in our print output it is invariably due to artwork issues, so it is essential to

follow these guidelines. Badgecompany cannot be held responsible for errors caused by failure to follow this advice.

 

Formats. 
Ideally, you should email us your artwork in vector file format. Any of these are suitable -

- CDR.

- EPS. If using Adobe software, save as legacy format illustrator 10.
- AI.     If using Adobe software, up to Adobe CS5 only. 

If you have text in your design, you must convert all text to curves before sending. This is because we may not have the font you
have used on our system and the design could become corrupted.
To do this in Corel Draw - 'Object' > 'Convert to Curves' (Ctrl Q). 
For Adobe illustrator users - convert all text to curves with create outlines (Shift Ctrl O). 

If you are unable to supply your artwork in vector file format, second best option is image file format.

Any of these are suitable - JPG, TIF, GIF, BMP, PNG. Minimum 300 dpi at actual size, best results 600 dpi actual size.

 

We prefer not to use - 
- Graphics created with PowerPoint, Excel, or Word (.doc & .docx)

- PDF files. Acceptable for viewing artwork only, not ideal for editing. 


We cannot use - 
- Graphics downloaded from web pages. An image may look fine on your computer monitor, but print output will be blurry and grainy.
These are low resolution image files (usually 72 dpi), suitable for screen display but far below acceptable standards for printing use.

 

Colours. 
We print your artwork exactly as supplied to us, and will not make changes unless specifically requested. Due to the wide variance
of monitor settings, colours can sometimes appear slightly different from computer screen to print output so if precise colour accuracy
is essential, you must supply us with Pantone reference numbers to match colours. 
You can view a Pantone colour reference chart here.. 

Design / Editing Facilities.
If you do not have suitable artwork, or are not sure, please contact us by email to discuss your requirements.
Our design studio can prepare ready to use artwork for you from basic sources such as a letterhead or cloth badge.
We can also edit existing artwork to suit your needs, such as adding text around a crest, or adding colours to a design.

Design studio artwork charges.
A charge will only be made if your supplied artwork is not suitable. We charge a one-off fee, usually £6.50 - £20
(depending on the complexity) for studio editing services. We will advise you by email of this amount before proceeding.
Artwork charges can be paid online here.
 

Copyright
For your own protection we state that your order calling for the reproduction of a crest or similar motif implies that you
have obtained permission to commission the reproduction, which may or may not be subject to copyright.

 

 

Emailing artwork.

If you are emailing artwork as an attachment to us please follow these rules to avoid confusion and possible delay. 
1. Put the title of the job (wording on the artwork) in the 'subject;' bar at the top of your email. 
2. Use this same job title (wording on the artwork) as the name of your artwork. If your artwork has a generic,
non-specific name such as 'club logo', 'our badge' or 'image' please rename it before sending.

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