Frequently asked questions [FAQ's]
Domed labels are made from a vinyl or polyester media,digitally
printed with solvent ink, then topped with liquid polyurethane resin.
This is then left overnight in a curing oven, resulting in a flexible
yet durable badge. All domed emblems have an acrylic permanent
adhesive backing. Manufactured in the UK.
Domed stickers are waterproof, scratchproof, non-yellowing and
non-fading so are ideal for outdoor use. These are used widely in
the automotive industry on car wheels and for vehicle trim, and
can withstand a temperature range of -30C to 110C.
When applied to a surface, the pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive
backing on domed badges will strengthen and, after 24 hrs, create
a permanent bond. To allow this to happen surfaces must be clean,
even and flat or slightly curved.
For difficult-to-stick surfaces such as HDPE. a vinyl with ultra tack
permanent adhesive is available.
The minimum size is 9mm diameter for round stickers, or 10mm in
length or width for rectangles or ovals. The maximum size is approx.
175mm in length or width.
Any shape is possible providing there are no pointed edges or tight
internal radiuses, and all corners must be rounded to ensure smooth
and even application of resin. If in doubt, please submit artwork and
we can advise / apply necessary amendments.
As well as standard white vinyl, we can manufacture domed stickers
on clear vinyl, chrome polyester and brushed silver vinyl. We also offer
white & metallic ink printing so can cover most design requirements.
Our free sample pack has a number of different size and shape
domed emblems so you can test suitability of your application surface
before ordering. If you require a sample of your own custom design
before placing an order, we will make a small charge of 20 + vat.
If you do not have suitable artwork, or are not sure, please contact us
by email to discuss your requirements.
Our design studio can prepare ready to use artwork for you from basic
sources such as a letterhead or cloth badge, or even a rough sketch.
We can also edit existing artwork to suit your needs, such as adding text
around a crest, or adding colours to a design.
Please read our artwork guidelines first, but if you are unsure please
send what you have and we can offer advice.
Price is dependant on the size of your sticker and the quantity
required, so you will need to know the size of your sticker in square
mm's. For a rectangle this is the width multiplied by the length.
This area calculation tool may be useful for other shapes.
Once you know the area size, scroll down the page of the online
price list to the relevant price band, then across to the qty required.
Examples -
50mm square dome sticker is 2,500 mms so band is '2401-2800 sq. mm's'
50mm round dome sticker is 1,963 mms so band is '1601-2000 sq. mm's'
 
The minimum order for custom made domed badges is 25 per design.
We aim to despatch custom made domed stickers within 5 working
days of your order being placed. Please contact us if your require
-ments are more urgent, we will do all we can to help.
Carriage is charged at cost and is weight based, so will be between
3.20 - 13.60 for UK mainland addresses. We use Royal Mail first
class service for smaller packets, and DPD 24hr service for larger
consignments. For overseas addresses we use Royal Mail air mail
service for smaller packets, and DHL or TNT for larger consignments.
For online orders, the cost will be calculated when you add items to
your shopping cart.
Express delivery option is also available (UK customers only).
We charge a one-off fee, usually 6.50 - 20 (depending on the complexity)
for studio editing services. We will advise you by email of this amount before
proceeding. A charge is only made if your artwork is not suitable.
Artwork charges can be viewed and paid for online here.
For your convenience we keep all previous supplied jobs on file.
Just let us know the job title, this is the wording on the artwork,
or our invoice number from the previous order.
You can order and pay online here using our secure server.
Alternatively, all you need to do is send an email with your
artwork attached to sales@keyfactors.co.uk and this info -
- Your name, Company name and delivery address
- Phone number
- Quantity required
- Shape and size required [in mm's]
- any special colour information we may need [e.g chrome
   background, pantone colour no's]
 
 
We will email a pro-forma invoice for payment and you can pay
- by credit/debit card over the phone
- by bank transfer
- by cheque
- online via our secure server here.
Sorry we are unable to despatch goods until payment has
cleared unless you have an approved credit account.
30 day accounts available for subsequent orders on application.
 
Printed domed badges.
Clear domes.
Clear domes are manufactured in the UK, and are made from a clear
gloss vinyl base topped with crystal clear liquid polyurethane resin.
Our clear domes are flexible, with a self-adhesive backing [permanent
clear solvent-based acrylic] and are non-scratch, non-yellowing and
waterproof. These are a superior product to 'epoxy domes' which are
made from epoxy resin and are prone to yellowing, curling and long
term deterioration.

Ordering and delivery.
Clear domes are a useful alternative for one-offs, short print runs of
less than 25, and immediate fulfillment of orders for pin badges,
trophies, keyrings, cufflinks etc.
Customers can use their own printer, cut out the image and apply
a clear dome. We can supply A4 photo paper with adhesive backing
for printing.
Due to print registration and 'lining up' problems, we do not sell A4
sheets of pre-cut adhesive labels or recommend any 'print and dome'
system based on their use.


Terms and Conditions.
There is no minimum total order charge. Components and badge
orders will have a minimum order quantity, usually 25 or 50,
which will be shown on the relevant ordering page. 
Right here.
 
What materials are domed labels made from ?
Can domed stickers be used in outdoor or extreme conditons?
Can domed badges be applied to any surface?
Are there any limitations on size or shape for domed labels?
Are there any restrictions on colour options?
Can I see a sample domed badge before committing to an order?
I'm not sure if the artwork I have is suitable?
How do I work out the cost of my domed badge?
What is the minimum order quantity for domed labels?
What is the lead time for domed stickers?
How much do you charge for delivery?
Are there any artwork or origination costs?
I have ordered before and now need another batch.
Do you need the artwork again?
How do I place my orders?
How do I pay for an order not placed online?
What materials are clear domes made from ?
When should I use clear domes instead of printed domes ?
What is the minimum order?
Where can I read your terms and conditions?

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You can speed up the ordering process by selecting the option
'Express order and delivery' under shipping options in the shopping cart.
This will ensure your order is-
1. Given top priority throughout processing
2. Sent by DPD 24 hr (signed for) when ready for despatch,
instead of our normal delivery service Royal Mail 1st class
(not signed for).
This option is available to UK customers only.
 
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