Ideally, you should email us 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.
all text to curves before sending.
For Corel Draw users - convert all text to curves (Ctrl+C).
For Adobe illustrator users - convert
all text to curves with
create outlines (Shift+Ctrl+O).
If you are unable to supply artwork in vector file format, second
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 at actual size.
For more info on the difference between vector and image
files please click here
Extra guidelines for replica enamel centres.
For trophy and medal special centres with metallic detail you
may need to amend your artwork.
- artwork should
preferably be supplied in vector format
with all text converted to curves as we will need to edit
artwork to print metallic gold or silver.
- Use the default 'gold' or 'silver' colour in your palette
where you want metallic. We will convert these
colours to print as metallic gold and/or metallic silver.
a bold plain font (we recommend ARIAL BOLD)
to ensure all text shows up prominently.
- Use thick lines for metallic
edging and outlines.
- Use solid bold colours, your artwork should contain no
graduations of colour or shading.
- Because of the
printing process involved, replica enamel
centres are always printed with a solid metallic outer edge,
for 25mm diameter centres. If this is not
already on your artwork we will add it automatically.
If you are
unsure how or not able to amend your artwork
for replica enamel centres, we can do this for you but this
may incur a
small artwork charge of £20 + vat. If you are in
doubt, please send us what you have for our advice.
Extra guidelines for twotone+ centres.
For special centres for resin medals or trophies you may
need to amend your artwork.
a bold plain font (such as ARIAL BOLD). We recommend
any wording should be black as this will show up most
prominently on the brushed metal background.
- Limit your colours. A combination of gold / silver / black with
just one other colour or even white looks great on
resin medals & trophies.
- Use thick lines for edging
- Avoid graduations of colour or shading. Bold contrasting colours
are best for two tone+ centres.
print two tone + centres on brushed aluminium media, so
any area on your artwork that shows as white will come through
as silver. If you need white printed, use a colour such as
magenta instead to indicate where, instruct us and we will
change it i.e MAGENTA=WHITE.
If you are unsure how or not able to amend your artwork for
two tone+ centres, we can
do this for you but this may incur a
small artwork charge of £20 + vat. If you are in doubt, email your
artwork we will
be pleased to offer advice and help.
Few colours - black, gold, blue, silver
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.
Click to see our full terms
All origination / set-up is free of charge provided that it is
of a sufficiently useable quality as
outlined above. There
is also no origination charge for setting text to a graphic
which is at our disposal. If you are unable to supply
artwork, don't worry we can fix this. Just send
us what you have or give us a rough outline of what you
have in mind, our design studio
can create your artwork
for you. A minimum charge of £20+vat will apply to cover
design costs if we have to supply artwork.
If you are emailing artwork as an attachment to us -
- Put the title of the job (wording on the artwork) in the
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', 'badge' or 'image'
please rename it before sending. We need to distinguish
your artwork and order from the many others we receive!
If you are uploading artwork to us, you must use one of
formats only - jpg, bmp, gif, tif, png, and no larger
than 5 mb. Sorry, vector file formats cannot be uploaded
and must be emailed instead.
1.My artwork is in one of the acceptable formats detailed above.
2.I have supplied pantone refs. for the colours in my
3.I have converted any text to curves (if applicable).
We print your artwork exactly as supplied to us, and will not
make changes unless specifically requested. But due to the
variance of monitors and computer settings, colours can sometimes
appear slightly different from computer screen to print
So, if precise colour accuracy is essential, you must supply us
with Pantone reference numbers to match colours.
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. Keyfactors.co.uk cannot be held
responsible for errors caused by failure
to follow this advice.
We prefer not to use -
- Graphics created with PowerPoint, Excel, Word (.doc & .docx)
- PDF files. Acceptable for viewing
artwork, not ideal for editing.
We cannot use -
- Graphics downloaded from web pages. An image may look
fine on a 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.
Printing on specialist media.
We print domed badges on many different media type, not just white
vinyl. Popular options include
metallic silver, metallic gold, chrome
(mirror silver), carbon fibre, brushed aluminium, holographic, reflective.
When submitting artwork
to be printed on specialist media, any area
on your artwork that shows as white comes through as this base finish.
your design has white areas too, you must use an alternative colour
for white to indicate where. Instruct us and we will change
it to print a
white layer. Like this -
white = chrome
magenta = white