Finished Artwork Requirements

Please ensure that all artwork sent, follows the guidelines below. 

Artwork for blind debossing or foil stamping will require a magnesium die to be made, therefore artwork must be supplied in the following formats please.

  1. Artwork (logo's and names) must be preferably a vector based image (.ai or .eps file). Alternatively we can use a high resolution (300-600 dpi) TIFF or JPEG image, but it must be no smaller in size than the image you want printed - see 'Artwork Requirements' video below for more help.
  2. Your artwork must be 100% black on a white with no colour or grey scale and preferably on a transparent background. For reference, whatever is in black will be engraved out and stand proud of the surface. This is what will be printed. 
  3. Fonts/Typefaces must be outlined and not live (videos below might help as reference on how to do this).
  4. Please indicate what size you would like your logo to appear and where you would like it placed. This can be be done when ordering or via email.

Artwork for UV Printing please supply as follows.

  1. Please supply all artwork as vector image (.ai or .eps)
  2. Convert all text to outlines (see video below if help is needed)
  3. Image must be CMYK.

It is important to point out...

  • For blind deboss or foiling, If your artwork contains very fine details it may require a brass die instead of a magnesium one. Unfortunately brass dies are more expensive and we will quote for this separately.
  • If we have to do any remedial work on the artwork you send us, there will be a charge based on £60.00 p/hour.

View the videos below for any further guidance and help.

Adobe Illustrator: How to convert text to outlines in Illustrator


Adobe Photoshop: How to convert text to a vector in Photoshop