Design Tips For Button Badges
Please choose one of the design options below.
Follow the instructions carefully before sending us an email.
The first two options below require you to send us your finished design or suitable logo to produce your badges. This means there are no additional design costs as you've done the work or provided a useable logo. We can simply set up your design (origination) ready to make your badges for no extra charge.
OPTION 1: TO DESIGN YOUR OWN BADGES CLICK HERE
This is the most common option with customers. Use your own software to create your own stunning (or simple!) badge design. This requires at least a basic understanding of graphic design. Please click here to begin.
OPTION 2: SEND US YOUR EXISTING LOGO OR DESIGN
Please email us a large version of your logo as either a jpg png, gif, pdf or bmp image file (under 1MB in size). If your logo is not one of these file types please email us first to check that we can use it. We will resize your image to best fit our badges for free. Please remember to let us know which size badges you would like.
The background colour of the logo will be the background colour of the badges. You can design your own badge (above) if you want a different colour background.
Please send your logo in RGB format. If you send a CMYK file please note this will be converted (with potentially less accurate/duller colour results on the finished badges).
We can always shrink a large logo down to the correct size but we can't increase the size of your image without it losing quality. Please send us a quick email if you are unsure and we will be happy to help! When we have checked your image works (i.e. the size and quality is high enough to use) we'll send you a quick email to let you know you can pay for your order via our 'Badge Prices' page.
OPTION 3: IF YOU'D LIKE YOUR IMAGE (OR A COMBINATION OF YOUR IMAGE / PHOTO AND TEXT) ON YOUR BADGES, BUT YOU HAVE NO DESIGN SKILLS. PLEASE CLICK HERE
This option is good for birthday party badges, hen do and stag night badges, student election badges, or if you need a photo or image and text on your badges. It is best suited to our bigger 38mm badges. We can place your provided image on your badges for no extra charge. There is an additional £10 design charge (per design) if you want us to add extra text to your image. If you send us a finished design there is no extra charge.
Click here for (easy to understand) details of how to provide the information we need in the correct format and size. If you have any sort of design skills we suggest you use our standard method and design your own badges using Option 1 above.
OPTION 4: THE SIMPLE OPTION FOR 'TEXT ONLY' BADGES
Tell us by email what text you want on your 25mm or 38mm badges. Please state the basic font name, the font colour and the basic background colour you would like (eg "hello mum" in Verdana font, blue text on a white background). It helps us if you give us a list of fonts as we may not have your first choice on file.
We will best size the text to fit our badges. The text may need to be spread over several lines. Please keep in mind our 25mm badges are roughly the diameter of a 10p piece. If you need a lot of text or would like large text on your badges we advise you to choose our 38mm badges. The more words the smaller your text will be! If you need the text to curve around the edge of the front face of the badges we can usually do this for you if you let us know.
After you've emailed your requirements please wait for us to email you a quick example of the approximate positioning of the text before paying via our Badge Prices page. Please carefully check this positioning mockup is formatted as you intended before paying. There is an additional £10 design charge for this 'text only' option (per design) on top of our usual prices. Alternatively use option 1 or 2 for no design charge.
OPTION 5: LET US FIND A SUITABLE IMAGE FOR YOU FROM STOCK CLIPART
Alternatively if you have an idea what you would like we have access to a wide range of stock clip-art style images. We do not illustrate images 'from scratch' but can often find a simple image for you such as (for example) a birthday cake, frog, heart, etc. Please note that we will not source images that infringe anyones intellectual property rights. There is an additional charge of £10 per image sourced using this option. Send us a quick email to get started.
If you want us to combine this image we have sourced with some extra text (above / below or around the image) then this will cost a further £10 on top of the image cost and our usual prices.