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25mm and 45mm badge comparison Back of mirror Keyring This page covers how to create the designs for
25mm badges
45mm badges
Keyrings
Mirror keyrings
Fridge Magnets
Makeup mirrors
Printed fabric badges
Backs of 25mm and 45mm badges Back of fridge magnet
Just follow the instructions below. If you get stuck email us.

Jump to the following pages to find the artwork instructions for:
Badge Packs / Stickers.
ARTWORK GUIDE FOR ALL BADGES, KEYRINGS, MAGNETS & MIRRORS

Download our artwork template by clicking or right clicking on these links:
25mm Photoshop
, 45mm Photoshop, 25mm JPEG,45mm JPEG.
(More details about those below).

Then use these instructions:

badge guide

There are artwork examples further down the page.


I Don't Know How To Create My Artwork! Help!
If you get stuck or you're not overly computer literate email us. We're here to help and we may be able to put your artwork together for you.

Download Badge Artwork Templates Here:
Photoshop/PSD Versions:
25mm items - normal & fabric badges, keyrings.
45mm items - normal & fabric badges, keyrings, magnets and mirrors.


JPEG versions:
25mm items - normal & fabric badges, keyrings.
45mm items - normal & fabric badges, keyrings, magnets and mirrors.


PCs: right click on link to download.
Apple: Apple/Alt Key and click on the link to download
(right click if you're mouse/laptop has a left and right button).

The badge design you send us should look something like this:
sample badgeA finished badge/keyring/magnet/mirror design should look like the one to the left.

Green, blue and red circles should not be in the design you send.













FILE FORMATS, RESOLUTION ETC
FILE FORMATS:
I accept artwork as PSD, JPG, GIF, TIFF, BMP.

JPEGS:
If you're saving files as JPEGS set the quality to 12 and Maximum, otherwise you'll get a fuzzy looking badge.

RESOLUTION:
Please make your files 300 dpi (dots per inch).

If you're using Photoshop you use this menu:
Image > Image Size drop down menu across the top of the screen.

Anything less than 300 dpi, such as web images, can look okay on screen but may look fuzzy when they're printed out.

If you have any problems you can email me at info@badgesaplenty.com with any questions.

I'VE DONE ALL THAT, HOW DO I PAY?
You can now pay with the secure payment buttons on the prices & payment page.

Or send payment by post

That's everything you need to know and do but in case you need some more artwork guidance, there's more information and examples below.

What are the blue, red and green circles for?
Blue line: this is to show where your logo/text/main image should go inside.

Red line: this is the edge of the front of the badge.

Green line: is where we'll cut your design. The bit between the red and green line curves round the back of the badge once it's made.

sample badge with guide linesOn the left is an example of how that works:

1) The text is within the
blue line.

2) The background yellow colour goes all the way to the
green line.

The yellow colour could also be a background image/pattern.

3) The
red line is just to show you where the edge of the front of the badge is.

The text doesn't go all the way to the
red line/front of the badge because you need to leave a bit of space to allow for the curve of the badge.

Green, blue and red lines should not be in the design you send.

ARTWORK EXAMPLE:
sample badge with guide lines sample badge without guidelines front of badge

With the guidelines.

The image and logo are within the blue circle.

The background colour goes all the way to the edge of the green circle.

How you should send it.

Remember, no guide lines!






How the front of the finished badge would look.






ANOTHER ARTWORK EXAMPLE, WITH A BACKGROUND IMAGE:
sample badge with guide lines sample badge wiithout guide lines front of badge

With the guidelines.

The logo is within the blue circle.

The background design goes all the way to the edge of the green circle.

How you should send it.

Remember, no guide lines!






How the front of the finished badge would look.







Badgesaplenty.com
If you want badges and stickers made using your own designs, artwork, photographs and illustrations we can make them for you.

We can custom make
25mm badges, 45mm badges, stickers, 45mm keyrings, 25mm keyrings, 45mm fridge magnets, 25mm fridge magnets, makeup mirrors, printed fabric badges and fabric badges from your material.

We make badges and merchandise for zines, creative folk, bands, schools, events, exhibitions, badges for all kinds of folk.

We've made badges etc for Holly Golightly, Radiohead, Bat For Lashes, Kings Have Long Arms, James Cauty (KLF/JAMMS), Erasure, Vince Ray, Terry Edwards/Sartorial Records/Lydia Lunch, Trojan Records, Little White Lies Magazine, Jeffrey Lewis...

Basically, we've made badges and merchandise for all kinds of folk.