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. 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. 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
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
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
of your artwork. If your artwork has a generic,
non-specific name such as 'club logo', 'badge' or 'image'
it before sending. We need to distinguish
your artwork and order from the many others we receive!
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
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).
Colours. 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.
Supplying artwork to be printed on specialist media.
We print domed badges on many different media type, not just white
Popular options include metallic silver, metallic gold, chrome