Artwork Guidelines



Our design team is based in our Birmingham Factory. They are here to help transform your ideas and work with you to produce the final artwork from which your item will be produced. We will ensure that you are 100% happy with your design and will do as many revisions and adjustments as required.  All our design services are free.

Let us take the stress out of creating you designs. We can work from your existing electronic artwork, design guidelines or even just a rough sketch you’ve done of your idea.  When developing something to complement a museum collection or exhibit, please provide us with as much source material as possible, we will then go through this with you to understand what you are looking for and to ensure that it compliments both the exhibit and your retail offering. Next we will produce some working product designs and will provide both story boards and realistic 3D images for your consideration. Once the artwork has your final approval we will commence with production.

Artwork Formats

If you want to create your own design for us to work from we’ll be happy to guide you through the principals and parameters of badge design.

We have all the latest design and CAD software and over 109 years’ experience in badge design and production so we work we can normally work with whatever you have. 

If you just have a jpeg, PDF, a scan of a sketch or even the original piece of paper you did the design on we can work from that.

Sometimes you may already have some designs or themes that have been professionally produced that you would like us to work with, if so this artwork should ideally be supplied in editable Adobe Illustrator .eps or .ai file, with all the fonts converted to outlines and with all colours identified by their relevant pantone references.

We can also accept:

Adobe Illustrator CS3 or lower (file extension: .eps, .ai)

Adobe Photoshop CS3 or lower (file extension: .psd, .tiff, .bmp, .jpg, .gif)

Adobe Portable Document (file extension: .pdf)

Encapsulated PostScript Files (file extension: .eps, .ps, .prn)

Microsoft Word (file extension: .doc)