Welcome back for our final part in this FAQ Series, Part 4: Button Artwork & Design. Our first three parts of our FAQ Series can be found here: Part 1: Product Questions, Part 2: Turnaround, Production and Shipping Times, and Part 3: Custom Button Order and Ordering Process. In this installment, we are going to be reviewing different questions in regards to your button artwork and your button designs.
Can I Split A Quantity Between Multiple Designs?
Absolutely! We offer combined quantity pricing if each art version is at least 50 in quantity. The buttons need to be the same size as well, to get total quantity pricing. You will need to contact us directly, in order to receive total quantity pricing.
Do You Offer Digital Proofs / Mockups?
Yes! We will send you a digital proof for approval after we receive your order confirmation. Please be aware that production time does not begin until you approve your proof, so you will need to be prompt with your proof approval especially if you have a Fast Track order.
How Many Colors Can I Put On A Button?
As many as you want! All of our custom buttons are printed in full color using the latest in digital press technology. We print on a CMYK printer, so please be aware of that when sending over Pantone colors for us to match.
Can You Design My Buttons For Me?
Of course! We offer our design services from our award winning graphics team. Our $29 setup fee includes all of our standard design services and a digital proof. If we are designing your button, we do need some information from you, such as what you want on your button, text colors, font styles, button colors, etc. The more information you provide, the faster it is for us to put something together for you! We also offer unlimited revisions for your button design; so if you don’t like something after receiving your digital proof, let us know! We will make the changes, and email you an updated digital proof!
What File Types Do You Accept for Button Artwork?
When working with graphics, we prefer to receive your art in vector format such as an AI, PSD, INDD, and PDF in some cases, however we can also accept your art in TIF, JPEG, PNG files. If you have the capabilities, please outline your test and link any images in the file. If you are sending a flattened image (such as a TIFF, JPEG, PNG) that the resolution of that image is at least 300 dpi.
Do You Have Templates I Can Use For My Button Artwork?
Yes! We have templates on our website here. You can download the button size that you need as a PDF file. If you bring that PDF into a design program such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, the file will have different layers you can work with.
What Do The Lines Mean On The Button Template?
The black lines on the button template are our cut lines, please do not put any graphics or color in these lines. At the top of the button, there is a tick mark, please do not remove this mark, it allows us to make sure that your buttons are straight during production. There is no tick mark for the 7/8”, 1”, and our button shapes. The next line in is the blue line, this line is the bleed line. The bleed line is the furthest your button artwork should go when designing your button. Finally the red dashed line indicates the edge of the face of the button or the safe line. Anything within this line will be on the face of the button, anything between the red dashed line and the blue line will wrap around to the back of the button.
We do have taglines in between the red dashed line and the blue bleed line. If you do not want our taglines, or wish to add your own, feel free to remove ours! If you do not remove our taglines they will be on your buttons when you receive them.
What Is A Vector Image?
A vector image is made using lines and points in a design program. These designs will always looks smooth because of how the design program saves the image. Every point and line is saved as coordinates and formulas rather than as pixels, and as a result the design will stay sharp even when enlarged. We have a great blog that discusses the differences between images and file types found here.
Can I Use Specific Colors For My Button Design?
To a certain extent, the answer is yes. We print on a CMYK printer, which means RBG and Pantone colors can print in slightly different shades. Our graphics department wrote a great blog breaking down colors and how they print here.
What Is The Difference Between The Full Service Art Setup Cost And The Camera-Ready Art Cost?
Our most popular setup option is the full service art setup. If you have artwork but need help setting it up, or if you have no artwork at all, this is the option for you. We can create a full design for you by taking your ideas and bringing them to life. We can also modify an existing design to fit your current project’s needs within our button template. Our camera-ready art setup option means that your artwork must be correctly set into our template and a vector image. You will need to have your bleed trimmed to our bleed line and all text and images to appear on the face of the button within the red dashed line. Our template lines need to be in their own separate layer. You can read more about print ready artwork here.
What Is The Copy Change Fee?
A copy change means that you have multiple versions of artwork. This means that we have to setup multiple versions of art for your order. With each additional version, there is a $5 copy change charge.
Can I Reorder Artwork That I’ve Previously Ordered?
Yes! We store every order’s artwork in our archives in case you want to reorder the same buttons. You do not have to pay the setup again, rather a flat $5 fee for the art to be pulled from our archives and a proof confirmation of the graphics is sent to you. If you have changes to an existing artwork, we charge an additional fee based on the changes being made to the artwork.
If we missed any questions on this part about artwork and designs, you can always give us a call (623-445-9975), send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or chat with us on our chat feature on our website (custombuttons.com). We are here to help with any questions you may have from art, to orders, to shipping. As always we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!