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Placing an order is as easy as...


Order Form

One.

If your happy with your quote and specification, place your order and
we're good to go.  


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Two.

Our design team submits a compatible proof for your approval. Once approved, we then proceed with production.


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Three.

Final product is quality checked and dispatched via the most secure
and cost effective route.


Scroll through some of the processes and platings we offer

Artwork guidelines

  • Enamel colours require a metal line (die line) that separates each colour from one another. The thickness of this metal line must be a minimum of 0.2mm.

  • Soft enamel must have a minimum enamel line thickness of 0.3mm and due to the high polishing nature of hard enamel badges this must be slightly thicker at 0.5mm.

  • If your design includes text, the minimum point size that can be achieved is 4pt/5pt depending on the font used, also serif fonts should be avoided when set to a small point size.

  • We use the Pantone Matching System (PMS) in order to get the best possible colour match when producing your item, if you do not have any we will match your colours to the closest Pantone reference. The colour guide we use is Pantone Solid Coated.

  • Badges can come in a variety of finishes with over 19 electroplatings to choose from, the most popular platings are gold, nickel and black dye but many more are available.

  • The Offset Litho process uses CMYK printing but Pantone references can still be helpful in getting a closer colour match.

  • Most badges come with a standard clutch or rubber clutch fixing, however we can offer alternatives: Ballou clutch, safety brooch, top hat, magnetic and 3M adhesive, plus many more.

Die tool and mould charges

  • Some badge companies seem to show no die tool or mould charges, this is an essential stage of production and has to be created at a cost. If these charges are not shown in your quote then the companies are building the price of this into the unit.

    This is deceiving you the customer and means you pay this one off charge all over again on any repeat order. Here at ML Badges this separate charge is clearly shown at the quote stage.

  • Our die tools and moulds are kept for a period of 3 years between orders, if you order before the 3 years is up then its extended for another 3 years, hence why you may never pay this again.

  • Plates are kept for a period of 2 years between orders. If no order is placed in the 2 or 3 year time frame then the die tools, moulds or plates are recycled.

  • Did you know you can use the same tool or mould to make your design look different, you can change the enamel colours or simply choose a different electroplating.

  • If you want to change the size or any of the elements within the design itself, other than the colour then you would need another tool or mould.