What is a custom printing?
A custom printing is artwork that is applied to the box with foil, spot UV, lamination. The result is an elegant image, logo or text in any combination. For example, If the box with a foil logo, the foil is metallic, the logo is very reflective. If the foil is coloured the foil logo is ‘print like’. The custom printing is a means of personalising the box.
How is the insignia foil applied?
Artwork is prepared. The artwork image is engraved onto a metal stamp which is then used to imprint the artwork on the box using foil.
How should I provide the artwork for my insignia?
The better the quality of your original image, the better the image will be in your finished insignia! With this in mind, the ideal file is a black and white only (no shades of grey) vector image, such as a DXF, AI or EPS file. If you don’t have a vector file, please provide a high resolution png or jpg/jpeg, we will convert it into a vector image – this is what we’ll use to produce you insignia. We’ll get the best result from a file that’s at least 1000px wide or high, with high contrast images like a logo, text, or icon. Please note that if you’re providing original vector artwork that contains font-based text, please ensure all fonts are first converted to outlines, to avoid any unexpected font changes when opening your file at our end. To do this in
Illustrator, select the text, right-click and select ‘create outlines’.
How detailed can my insignia design be?
Simple is best. However our stamp-making process can achieve excellent, precise results, even with very detailed designs. Please ensure that all lines in your design are no less than 1pt (around 0.4mm thickness) when your design is scaled to the final insignia size.
Do you size my design?
Once your order is received, our standard process is to proportionally scale your design to fit the standard printing stock.
What if I don’t have artwork?
We can produce simple text if that is all you require for your insignia. No additional charges apply. If however you require graphical artwork for your insignia, then an additional artistic process is required and additional charges will apply.
I still have more questions!
No problem, feel free to contact us with any specific questions – we’re happy to advise you prior to placing an order.