Best print results will always be achieved from the highest quality
input, so always send the best graphics artwork you can get
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.co.uk cannot be held
responsible for errors caused by failure
to follow this advice.
Ideally, you should email us your artwork in vector file format.
Any of these are suitable
- EPS. If using Adobe software, save as legacy format illustrator 10.
- AI. If using
Adobe software, up to Adobe CS5 only.
Convert all text to curves before sending.
For Corel Draw users - convert all text to curves
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.
300 dpi at actual size, best results 600 dpi actual size.
For more info on differences between vector and image files click
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
computer monitor, but print output will be blurry and grainy. These are low
resolution image files (usually 72 dpi) which are suitable
for screen display
but are far below acceptable standards for printing use.
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
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.
If you are emailing artwork as an attachment to us -
- Put the title of the job (wording on the artwork)
in the 'subject;' bar at
the top of your email.
- 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
We need to distinguish your artwork and order from the many others
If you are
uploading artwork to us -
- You must use one of these formats only - jpg, bmp, gif, tif, png,
and no larger than 5 mb.
- Vector file formats cannot be uploaded - please email instead.
- Use the job title (wording on the artwork) as the name of your
If your artwork has a generic, non-specific name such as 'club logo',
'our badge' or 'image' please rename it