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GENERAL DESIGN INFORMATION


Accepted Formats

You can submit a button design to us in any format you desire.  However, some formats produce better results and may also save you on design fees.  We currently use CorelDraw X8.  Below are formats we suggest, but most of the time we would rather you send us an image of how you want the finished button to look.  And then send us the parts of your design separately, including fonts and photos, and let us re-create your design in CorelDraw,  You may have to zip your files for us to receive them as an email.


Best:  CorelDraw (.cdr)  Convert all text to CURVES or send us the fonts

           Encapsulated PostScript  (.eps)

           Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg}


Better:  Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf)  (convert to curves or outlines when saving your document)

             If sending us a .pdf file, please also send us the fonts used in a separate zip file.

             Adobe Photoshop (.psd)  Convert text layers to SHAPES

             Adobe Photoshop Elements (.psd)  SIMPLIFY all text layers.  We use Elements for photo editing.

             Adobe Photoshop is designed for photos (bitmaps).  Please send us the fonts used (you may have to

             send them as a zip file.  We can then try to recreate your artwork in CorelDraw.

             

Good:  High resolution artwork at size of pin wanted in the following formats:

            Portable Network Graphics (.png) with transparent background

            Tagged Image Format File (.tif, .tiff)  with transparent background

            Adobe Illustrator (.ai)  Convert all text to OUTLINES


Production Time

We understand that you need items quickly.  Once a design is approved we can get the products out to you fast.  Usually we can get a 1,000 pinback button order  produced in two to three days.  However production times can vary depending on our workload.  We are happy to discuss with you an estimated time of delivery at the time the order is about to be paid.


Button Templates and Guidelines

Contact us if you need a button template.


Color Matches

CMYK gives better results.  We make every effort to match colors when specified. However, we cannot guarantee exact color matches.  We do not have Pantone color match abilities.


Tagline or Curl Line

Will be provided upon request on button orders at no additional charge.


Union Label

Almost all Democratic and Labor Union pins we design will have a Union bug.  On custom orders created for you, let us know if you want a Union label/bug.  If desired, please indicate placement (curl or front) on the pin. There is no extra charge for this.  We assume no responsibility for printing the union label unless specifically indicated on your purchase order.


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