Badge Reels Artwork Tips



  • AI, EPS, PDF, SVG (Vector format)


  • PSD, PNG, JPG (Raster format)
    • These formats sometimes do not work, may take extra time for proofing and/or may incur additional charges.

Not Recommended

  • Word, Excel, Powerpoint, scanned images


  • Design your artwork in our Artwork Template gallery in the Product Details section for each item, or email [email protected] with the item number to request a specific template.
  • Have your fonts converted to Outlines in Adobe Illustrator or embedded in the image.
  • Minimum font size is 12 pts.
  • Minimum font size for reversed out text (light text on dark background) is 15 pts.
  • Minimum line thickness is 1 pt. (Can be checked in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign or other programs)


  • Extremely detailed or thin-lined artwork will not work well in the small imprint area available for badge reels.


  • Badge reels are imprinted via pad printing or digital printing.
    • The pad printing process for 1-color imprints involves printing the image onto a metal plate and applying ink. A rubber stamp picks up the ink in the shape of the image and stamps it onto the badge reels.
    • Digital printing for full-color and epoxy dome imprints uses a large-scale digital printer that applies the print with ink directly onto a label that is affixed to the badge reels. For epoxy domes, a special finish is then placed over the print for extra durability.