Tips and templates to help you make a great badge
We've made these examples below for you, which will help you avoid many common errors in badge design. See below for our Photoshop templates.
Please submit your design(s) in one of these formats:
PSD, JPG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, PDF or PNG
You can submit Word Docs, but they can be a problem sometimes as usually the fonts need to matched up. Sorry, we can't use .PUB files.
If you are familiar with Photoshop/Illustrator, then feel free to use these psd templates to align your designs just how you want them.Download 25mm Template PSD file
Download 38mm Template PSD file
Download 57mm Template PSD file
4 tips for a great badge
1. File Dimensions
For a sharp print on your badge, it's essential to try and send a file which both with good dimensions. Try and send your an image which is at least 400 x 400px.
2. File Resolution
300dpi is a must if you want an image that does not look blurry. The thing to remember is, if it looks blurry on the screen it will on the badge. Don't worry if you can't send a high resolution file, be be aware it might not look super sharp on the final product.
3. Leave a lot of space around your design
Extra space around your image (aka 'bleed' means than when your design fits into a circle shape, there won't be any gaps. If your design has a solid colour background will add this in for you, but a pattern or a photo will be trickier.
4. Be aware of the space your design fits into
If you can adjust your design, try to keep in mind the cicrcular shape of a badge. That way it can fit into the space appropriately.