Badge Design Guide

Badge Design Guide

Welcome to our badge design guide! Here we offer advice on how to make sure that you get the best results from your badges. As well as being a badge design guide page it also includes a free to use badge designer tool.

Which size badge will I need?

hen badgesFirst of all we sell a huge range of badges and a very common question we get asked is ‘What size do I need?’. The best size of badge depends on what you’re using it for and rather what’s you’re budget.

Our badges are listed in millimeters so that you can get an idea of what you’ll receive. Our smallest badge, the 25mm, is roughly the same size as a 10p piece.

For designs that include a photograph or a lot of text it’s suggested that you go for the largest size you can stretch to. We find that birthday badges for example are better suited to 58mm or larger. Business badges which just include a logo are suitable for 25mm and upwards. It all depends on how much you want the badge to stand out and how important the information is.

Available styles & sizes
We offer badges in the below sizes:-

• 25mm       • 32mm       • 38mm       • 44mm       • 50mm       • 58mm       • 59mm       • 75mm       • 77mm

Some badges feature plastic backs and some metal backs but all include a metal safety pin fastener. We also sell child safe plastic clip backed badges too as well as keyrings, magnets, medals, mirrors and bottle openers.

Artwork Guide

Size & Quality
When you place an order with us you’ll receive a free design service. Please send us the highest quality you have in any format. We also ask that that none of the images you send are copyrighted. If you have any questions about copyright please feel free to send the image in question to us via email at admin@mrtsshirts.co.uk before placing your order so that we can help.

Badge Design Guide

Badge Design Guide

Bleed Area
If you’re sending images or a pre designed image please try and send the image with a ‘bleed’. Bleed is the area around the design which is tucked under the back of the badge. Don’t worry if you don’t have this area on your images, just send the image to us and we’ll make it work.

Colours
CYMK is the colour format in which we print our badges, not RGB. As a result the image colour may be slightly different to that of an RGB image shown on your screen. Please note that we are unable to print metallic colours yer we are able to print a gradient on the design which will give a ‘shine’ effect. Also we are unable to print bright neon colours on our regular badges but we do sell specific neon and metallic badges on our site.

We always send our customers design mockups in CMYK format which is as close to the original printed colours as possible.

Templates

Here are templates in a PDF format for all of the badges we sell. Because you can edit these templates in Adobe Photoshop and when you save please remember to hide the layer named ‘Inner Circle’. Customers can also use these templates to design artwork for our keyrings, magnets, medals, mirrors and bottle openers. Just refer to the size of the item you want to design for and select the correct sized template.

25mm Badge Template
38mm Badge Template - Metal Back
38mm Badge Template - Plastic Back
44mm Badge Template
50mm Badge Template
58mm Badge Template
75mm Badge Template
77mm Badge Template

Badge Designer

Click the link below to open our badge designer. Using this software you can add text and images and change the colour of a design. If you’re ready press the little dotted button on the top right hand corner to choose to print or download your design. If you like you can send it to us after placing your order. Don’t worry about the size, we’ll adjust it to the size you order and send a final mockup for your approval.

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In conclusion remember that a free design service is provided with all orders. If this Badge Design Guide is a little confusing just place your order, send us your images and or text and we’ll do it all for you. Click HERE order some custom printed badges or click HERE to view some of our previous work.