Mini Design Guide
Here are a few things you may find helpful for some of our most popular materials.
Enamel Design Guide
We've put together this handy little enamel design guide PDF, all the guides and dimensions you must adhear to when designing the perfect enamel badge.Download the PDF
Metal & Enamel
Designing in metal and enamel has its set of constrains, whether it is a small enamel badge, large 3D medal or enamel keyring, they all have a similar set of rules.
- Each enamel color requires a (metal) die line between them, this acts like a wall to stop enamel mixing together.
- Smallest die line is 0.2mm thickness, so when designing in enamel and metal set your line tool to 0.2mm as the smallest line we can achieve.
- Smallest text as a guide line is helvetica 4pt, but please check any special fonts with a line at 0.2mm for size.
- For Soft Enamel Please allow about 0.3mm for an enamel line and 0.5mm for Hard Enamel. Enamel starts life as a liquid, and it is hand syringed into the the space, 0.3mm is very small but still achievable.
- Due to the high polishing nature of Hard enamel, this process is more likely to spread and the details to appear rounded or thicker.
- If you don't require enamel in your design and just raised and polished, the 0.2mm parameter still applies but we do have a range of textured finishes available to enhance the design.
Embroidered & Woven
Woven cloth, just like those swimming patches you got for fetching a rubber brick from the deep end in your pyjamas.
- For Woven Try stick to the smallest line as being 0.3mm and 0.8mm for embroidered
- Can have an over locked edge or laser cut
PVC, is a soft rubber material, that is great for vibrant colors, normally used for keyrings, but can be used for badges too.
- PVC can be built up in different layers creating nice colorfull products,
- Some colors may require to be separated by a grove due to manufacture, this grove is approx 0.4mm wide, but we will advise on each design submitted.