Formats.
Ideally, you should email us 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. 

Convert 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
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 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
  your artwork to print metallic gold or silver.
- Use the default 'gold' or 'silver' colour in your palette
  to indicate where you want metallic. We will convert these
  colours to print as metallic gold and/or metallic silver.
- Use 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,
  approx. 1mm 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.

 
 
 
 
Useable artwork for REPLICA ENAMEL special centres. Note the use of solid lines and bold colours
Extra guidelines for twotone+ centres.
For special centres for resin medals or trophies you may
need to amend your artwork.
- use 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
  perhaps just one other colour or even white looks great on
  resin medals & trophies. 
- Use thick lines for edging and outlines.
- Avoid graduations of colour or shading. Bold contrasting colours
  are best for two tone+ centres.
- We 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.
 
 
 
 
Bold solid colours
 
 
 
 
Thick lines and edging
 
 
 
 
Bold plain font
Few colours - black, gold, blue, silver
 
 
 
 
Thick lines and edging
 
 
 
 
Black text on silver
Metallic outer edge
 
 
 
 
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.
Click to see our full terms and conditions.

Artwork charges.
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
suitable 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.

Emailing artwork.
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', 'badge' or 'image'
  please rename it before sending. We need to distinguish
  your artwork and order from the many others we receive!

Uploading artwork.
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. Sorry, vector file formats cannot be uploaded
and must be emailed instead.
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Checklist.
1.My artwork is in one of the acceptable formats detailed above.

2.I have supplied pantone refs. for the colours in my artwork.

3.I have converted any text to curves (if applicable).
Colours.
We print your artwork exactly as supplied to us, and will not
make changes unless specifically requested. But due to the wide
variance of monitors and computer 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 chart here
 
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. 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.
If 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 -
colours -
white = chrome
magenta = white
red 032C
blue 072C
blue 286C

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