EXTRA GUIDELINES FOR REPLICA ENAMEL CENTRES.
For trophy/medal special centres with metallic detail you
may need to amend your
- 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
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
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
EXTRA GUIDELINES FOR TWO TONE+ CENTRES
For special centres for resin medals or trophies you may
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
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,
For your own protection we state that your order calling for
the reproduction of a crest or similar motif implies that
have obtained permission to commission the reproduction,
which may or may not be subject to copyright.
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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 artwork.
3.I have converted any text to curves (if applicable).
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.
Ideally, you should email us artwork in vector file format.
Any of these are suitable -
EPS - up to
CDR - up to version 15 [X5].
AI - up to version 10.
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).
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
We prefer not to use -
- Graphics created with PowerPoint, Excel, Word (.doc &
- 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.
print your artwork exactly as supplied to us, and will not
make changes unless specifically requested. But due to the wide
of monitors and computer settings, colours can sometimes
appear slightly different from computer screen to print output.
if precise colour accuracy is essential, you must supply us
with Pantone reference numbers to match colours.