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BADGES

What's the difference between soft enamel and hard enamel badges?
Soft enamel is recessed slightly beneath the surface of the raised metal and an epoxy resin coating is added to make the enamel more durable. Hard enamel is naturally more durable due to the quality of the enamel and the surface is polished to a smooth finish without the need for an epoxy coating.

What about printed enamel?
Printed enamel is a different process and unlike soft and hard enamel, it utilises a screen print rather than an enamel infill. The great thing about this badge type is that it allows us to reproduce virtually any design without the need for simplification, as we can print full colour process.

What's the difference between woven and embroidered badges?
Woven badges are made by weaving together fine threads, while embroidered badges are made by stitching thicker threads to a fabric base. Woven badges allow for finer detail in the design, however embroidered badges have a more traditional textured feel to them.

What's the difference between an overlocked border and a laser cut border?
A badge with an overlocked border has stitching around the edge of the badge. A laser cut border is used when the shape of the badge is difficult to overlock, so a clean cut edge is necessary.

Which is the best fixing for my enamel badge?
The standard fixing for enamel badges is a butterfly clutch fixing, however other fixings are available as outlined on our fixings page here.

Can my cloth badge be ironed on?
Cloth badges are usually provided without any backing (ready to be sewn on to garments) however, they can be supplied with an iron-on backing for a small extra cost.

Iron-on Instructions:

1. Turn on your iron to the maximum temperature and allow it to warm up. Make sure the steam setting is turned OFF.

2. Use a damp sponge to lightly dampen the area where you are applying the badge and place the badge on the area.

3. Cover the badge with a thin piece of cloth and press firmly with the iron for 60 seconds in several intervals, making sure not to burn the badge or garment.

4. Turn the garment inside out and repeat Step 3.

5. Check all edges and corners are properly fixed and allow the garment to cool for 24 hours before wearing or washing.

EXAMPLES

Help! I can't decide what I want?
Not to worry, we can send out examples of various previous products we've made to you free of charge, to help you decide exactly what you want. If you contact us to request a sample before 2pm, in most cases you can expect to receive them the next working day.

MINIMUMS

But what's the minimum order for...?
Our enquiry/order process highlights the minimum order quantities for each product. Each product category page also has the minimum quantity in the descriptions.

DESIGN

Can my design be any shape or size?
Yes it can, but if it is a non-standard shape, it might limit your options regarding the material or process used to make your product.

I've got a great idea in my head, what do I do?
Get it down on paper and send it to us, simple! For more information on our design services please refer to our dedicated page here.

ENQUIRING & ORDERING

What's the difference between an enquiry and an order on the website?
An enquiry will allow you to get a quote for the product(s) you're interested in without being committed to buy. An order will tell us you're serious about buying but ultimately, until money is handed over, nothing is finalised.

What happens next?
On receiving your enquiry/order we will prepare an artist's colour visual, free of charge, together with an order acknowledgement confirming your full order details.

What if the artist's colour visual does not meet with my requirements?
Simply email us with the details of any changes you wish to make to the artwork. Once we have revised your artwork we will send the new image for your re-approval.

Can I see a pre-production sample?
Yes. Once your full order has been placed and payment received, pre-production samples are available upon request at no extra cost. Alternatively, if you do not wish to commit to a full order without seeing a sample, we can quote for a single sample to be made prior to full production.

PRICING & PAYMENT

Where are your prices?
Once you go through our enquiry/order form the estimated cost you are looking for will be displayed in big orange text. You can't miss it!

Which factors determine the price of the product?
Primarily the size of the product and quantity of your order, however other factors, such as the amount of colours used in the design or the manufacturing processes used, can effect the price too.

How should I pay?
We accept the following - BACS, debit card, credit card, PayPal, cash and cheque.

DELIVERY

What are your delivery costs?
Delivery is completely FREE on every order to a single address in the European Union.
Delivery costs on orders from outside the European Union will be calculated on a case-by-case basis. Please note you may be charged import tax and duties on receipt of your goods, subject to your local laws.

Great! When can I expect my order to be delivered?
Generally around 4 weeks, but it depends what you're ordering. Specific delivery times are outlined in the general notes for each product in the enquiry/order form, with details of fast track delivery too, if required.

RETURNS

What is your returns policy?
All items are manufactured specifically to order, so unless there is a fault with your product we do not accept returns or provide refunds. Faults can be qualified as below expected quality or an inconsistency with the final product versus the artwork proof.

STILL STUCK?

If we haven't answered your query above, you must have a really good question! So please CONTACT US. We'll be happy to help!

 

 

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