Artwork Requirements

You may have noticed some files get fuzzy or jagged lines when enlarged which could result in unclear and unsatisfactory imprints on your branded products. However by using the correct art file format we can prevent this. Ask our advice about which format you should be sending your artwork through for optimal results.

If the correct format is not available we have software which will convert the picture to an eps file or if the conversion is not possible we can, for a small fee, have the logo redrawn in the correct format.

Correct files do make a difference - see the examples below.
The first picture shows a bitmap file which when enlarged will get "fuzzy edges". Below that you will see the vector file which always stays sharp when enlarged. Remember the branding is your advertisment and the promotional product is the carrier of your brand. You can have confidence that we only use files that properly reproduce your logo.

Watch the word PLUMBING and see it in the pictures below when enlarged.



Pomotional Product Decoration Techniques

Our product descriptions generally contain details of the printable area which will differ from product to product. As many promotional products these days have the ability to be printed with multiple print techniques we are happy to advise you on what is best suited to your product of choice and intended use of the promo item you are considering. Briefly, a Pad Print will stamp the logo, in your choice of colour(s) on the surface of the product. A Screen-print is another popular print technique that uses a silk / mesh screen to apply logos or patterns onto, most commonly, large flat surfaces such as T-shirts. When the promo item is of metal or glass and a crisp, sharp and long lasting print is required then Laser Engraving is best.


Ceramic Mugs

Ceramic printed coffee mugs make an excellent promotional gift or merchandising item. They give your company logo or message a billboard-like exposure in the workplace that is on show for all to see for many months or years, making them a very cost effective promo item. Ceramic Mugs are manufactured from a variety of materials resulting in mugs of differing quality. Stoneware is low cost, the mugs are generally handmade so some minor imperfections may be evident, however these are suited to many low budget promotions. Porcelain mugs are made from higher quality clay and are fired at higher temps giving a more durable and better finish than stoneware.