Design and Artwork Guidelines

Design and Artwork  Guidelines The Badge Studio


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 or even just a rough sketch you’ve done of your idea. We will transform your idea into a working badge design. 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 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.

If you are able to supply actual professionally produced designs, ideally artwork should 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)