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When customizing your awards, we have over 1000 stock designs to choose from or you can use your own artwork.

To use your own artwork, please read the below instructions on how to submit your artwork as well as guidelines to use when creating the artwork to avoid any additional artwork charges (See FAQs).

If you have not placed an order with us, please wait to e-mail your artwork until your order is placed to ensure we match up the artwork to the proper order. Providing your order number and customer service representative (if known) will help process your order quickly and accurately.

To submit artwork send an email to: info@hodgesbadge.com with your attached artwork file.


    To help us help you, please submit the following information with your artwork:

  • Name
  • Organization
  • Zipcode
  • Daytime Phone Number
  • Customer Service Representative (if known)
  • Order Number (if known)
  • How was your order placed? (phone, e-mail, web site, fax)
  • Product(s) on which artwork will be used


See Below for Artwork Requirements

We prefer 300dpi PDF, EPS, or AI files. We also accept JPEG or TIFF files. Charges may apply if artwork needs to be created or re-touched. All modified artwork may need approval before we begin production on your order. Please respond to the approval request within 24 hours of receiving the modified art. This will avoid any delay, additional shipping charges and/or premium processing fees.


Submitting Black and White Designs

Please use these guidelines when preparing artwork for the following products:

  • Hot stamped ribbons, rosettes and sashes
  • Gold rim rosette centers
  • Rider numbers
  • Black designs on metallic medal centers
  • Engraved products
  • Custom medals and coins

When submitting black and white artwork:

  • Black and white artwork should have clean, sharp, crisp and solid black lines on a white background.
  • There should not be any shadows, gray, colored or shaded areas.
  • Type must be clean and sharp.
  • Artwork that has less detail will print better.

We accept the following file types:

  • EPS (illustrator vector file)
  • PDF (illustrator vector or Photoshop file)
  • AI (illustrator vector file)
  • TIF (300 dpi)
  • JPG (High Quality)

When sending vector files all fonts must be converted to paths.



  • Designs that are too blurry will need to be recreated.
  • Shadows and shadings will have to be removed.
  • Multicolor designs will have to be recreated in black and white
  • Designs should be clean, sharp and solid.

If artwork doesn’t follow the above guidelines or is sent in a file type other than listed above, art charges may apply. Our graphics department reviews all submitted artwork. If the artwork is not suitable, there will be an art charge estimate and suggestions given by our graphics department. We will not proceed until the suggested changes and charges meet your approval.

Submitting Multicolored Designs
Please use these guidelines when preparing artwork for the following products:

  • Cellos (full color rosette centers)
  • Trading or Lapel Pins
  • Button Pins
  • Multicolor ribbons, rosette streamers and sashes
  • Cloth Banners
  • Mini Vinyl Banners
  • Mugs
  • Decals
  • Full color medal centers
  • Trophy Centers
  • Custom Trophy Columns
  • Full Color Plaques
  • Stall/Wall Plaques
  • Full Color Acrylics
  • Towels
  • Name Tags
  • Custom Dog Tags

When submitting photographs:

  • Send high quality, high resolution photos with a DPI of at least 300dpi.
  • Please do not crop the photograph.
  • We recommend leaving it up to our graphics department to layout and crop the photo to best fit the requested product. The photo must be clean and sharp. Blurry photos do not reproduce well.
  • Art charges may apply to add text, clip art or alter photos in any way.
  • Digital photographs reproduce better than printed or scanned photographs.

  • Photos that are blurry do not reproduce well and are not recommended.
  • Photos should not be cropped. This may require our graphics dept. to recreate the background
  • Photos should be clear and sharp. Please leave ample image area around the main subject. Our graphics department will then decide how to best fit the photo to the product
When submitting multicolor logos/designs:
  • Artwork must be clean, sharp and crisp. Vector files are always preferred but not necessary.
  • We recommend sending the art close to production size or larger. For example, if the art is going on a 3” button, it should be sent at least 3” in diameter.
  • We require a 1/2” bleed around the image, when sending artwork with a background.


  • Designs that are too blurry will need to be recreated.
  • Designs should be clean, sharp and crisp.

We accept the following file types:
  • EPS (illustrator vector file)
  • PDF
  • AI (illustrator vector file)
  • TIF (at least 300 dpi)
  • JPG (High Quality)

When sending vector files all fonts must be converted to paths.

If artwork doesn’t follow the above guidelines or is sent in a different file type other than listed above, art charges may apply. Our graphics department reviews all submitted artwork. If the artwork is not suitable, there will be an art charge estimate and suggestions given by our graphics department. We will not proceed until the suggested changes and charges meet your approval.


Submitting Artwork for Vinyl Banners

  • Artwork must be sent as vector art or sent in at the actual size of the banner.
  • Art must be clean, crisp and sharp.
  • If you do not have vector artwork and the artwork has been prepared at actual size, the file may be too large to email (over 15MB). In this instance, please mail a CD, DVD or USB memory stick.
  • When submitting vector files, all fonts must be converted to paths before sending.
  • Our graphics department can convert most artwork into a vector image at an additional art charge. Photographs cannot be made into vector and must be sent at actual size.

We accept the following file types for vector art:

  • EPS
  • PDF
  • AI

When sending vector files all fonts must be converted to paths.

We accept the following file types for non-vector images/artwork such as photographs

  • TIF (at least 300 dpi)
  • JPG (High Quality)
  • PDF

If artwork doesn’t follow the above guidelines or is sent in a different file type other than listed above, art charges may apply. Our graphics department reviews all submitted artwork. If the artwork is not suitable, there will be an art charge estimate and suggestions given by our graphics department. We will not proceed until the suggested changes and charges meet your approval.

What is Vector Art?

Vector Images: A vector image is a computer image that uses a Wire Frame or Outlines to define a shapes’ area. This is made up of mathematical descriptions of paths and fills to define the graphic. A vector image is drawn in shapes and lines called paths. The image can be enlarged to any size without losing quality. Applications that can create vector images are Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Adobe Framemaker to name a few.

Bitmap and Raster Images: The words Bitmap and Raster both refer to images made up of dots or squares of color. When a bitmap or raster image is enlarged the dots or squares that make up the image are also enlarged and can become visible. The result is a jagged or blurry image as shown. Therefore, the more dots you have per square inch (ie 600 dpi), the better the quality. You cannot take a photograph with an original setting of 72 dpi and change it to 600 dpi. You must take the photo with the setting of 600 dpi in order to maintain the resolution.

Squares or dots become visible when enlarging a photo.