Our experienced graphic designers & artists work closely with us throughout the design process to offer our clients a customised logo, bespoke jewellery design or clothing print design that fits your specifications and company branding. We are happy to make unlimited alterations to designs until you are 100 percent content.
Acceptable file formats for Laser Cutting are AI, PDF or DWG. Should you wish to send your drawings in CAD form, these are some of your options:
3DM or DXF files are preferred – these load directly into the control software and reduce the programming time significantly meaning faster turn round. 3D CAD model design fees for prtecious metal rapid prototyping will vary on the complexity of your design and start from £120 - £200 as a one off cost and are best suited to handmade commissions.
The preferred file format for 2D die stamped and 3D die cast logos are:
Adobe Illustrator files // Adobe PDF format // High resolution JPG images
We can convert many different file types, the above are preferred but we are not limited to these only. If you have an unusual data format, please contact email@example.com to establish the compatibility.
You will receive a 2D artwork proof or a 3D image of your logo via email to approve before we start the production of your corporate branded merchandise. All 2D and 3D design proofs with or without raised, recessed detailing and coloured enamel are provided FREE of charge and will be a replica of your logo. Designs will show the size you specify or that we recommend with pan tone matching colours if your cpompany logo incorporates enamel and which parts of the design are to be raised, recessed metal, enamelled or 3D in shape.
NOTE: Only actual CAD models are charged for. Below we have shown examples of the free art work you can expect to receive and if you visit the relevant enamel pin badge or metal lapel pins pages you can see how the designs below turned out once made into elegant looking badges:
The animal lapel pin badge designs above were produced for the House Of Commons Shop and show the pantone colours used for the enamel. The gold plated portcullis tie pin design is a good example of how a die struck design is illustrated with intricate recessed detail.
The pin badge design below we manufactured for the Walt Disney Co shows how important it is to have a
well balanced contrast with the correct shades of coloured enamel in all aspects of a complex design
so that they stand out from one another when scaled down and made into a badge size of 20mm.
The Ringtons Tea and D&B logos are nice examples that show how striking a logo can look with simple contrasting enamel to really enhance the brands identity. The flower design demonstrates how we can produce pin badges with a gradient of pantone matching enamel to really create a sense of fluidity.
The round table pin badges worked in a clever way that the two designs could be linked as one with their interlocking shapes. The last design shows how a pair of enamel logo cufflinks were designed.
The organic detailed spash badge was designed for the Royal Greenwich Maritime Museum and shows how tonal enamel works well with intricate metal outlines. The Montcalm hotel badge designs are simple and really show off the brands image very well with the black enamel and silver and gold plated metal.
All the other badges are nice examples of enamel badges at the design stage.
We are happy to provide a free 3D design proof for you to approve once we have negotiated and agreed a suitable price for your order as they take longer to prepare than standard 2D designs. By having a 3D relief or bevelled edges on your pin badge is sure to stand out and create the impact you desire. 3D designs are best suited to plain metal pin badges, tie pins or cufflinks. Soft enamel can be used to add touches of colour as shown below, however a hard enamel badge has to have a flat surafce in order to achieve a perfect polished smooth finish as everything has to be ground down togetherto achieve a perfectly smooth flat surface that encases the enamel and allows for it to set.
We are proud to have been assigned the task of designing and making 3D metal badges for the Queens 90th birthday. The pin badges are to be used as prize draw winners for the first X number of readers of the Dail Mail newspaper, in collaboration with the online book company.
Most pin badges that are flat, 2D in appearance and need to be cut to a custom shape with any large hole cut outs or recessed details are produced by die stamping. Logos that have thin and weak connecting parts can be made by recessing these top areas also to make the overal shape more solid from the back. 3D badge designs are die cast.
The gold Magnum infinity lapel pins were assembled with a chain and shows how you can mix and match die stamping, die cast techniques and 2D , 3D badges to create a single lapel badge made from multiple components. The master of malt design has quite small die stamped areas which defines the logo once cut out and the round Rocket Medical logo is a solid design which has the logo recessed into the top for a contrast of impressed matt and raised polished finishes. The Nike FC pendants had to be designed with a raised logo that was flush with the chunky border. The loop was recessed to allow for the chain to sit nice and flat once threaded through the jump ring.
We have illustraed many other designs below to show off the vast array of techniques used to design a metal pin badge:
This method of production is mainly used for stainless steel badges and is useful when logos have very fine intricate detailing that needs to stand out. We only have to use laser cutting for metal jewellery when you need your logo to be made from very thick metal. The ARC+ and RedBull designs below were surface etched and laser cut out.
Besides offering luxury promotional logo merchandise and unique gifts our in house graphic designers are able to design a new company logo for your company if need be. You may be wanting to recreate your brands image or launch a new sister company, no matter what the reason we have the skills and expertise to help you achieve your goals. We have shown some sample designs below and quotes are given on a request.
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