FAQs - How to submit artwork


Please email your artwork to info@hodgesbadge.com. Our preferred file types are pdf, ai, eps, and png in 300dpi or higher. We can also accept jpg and jpeg, although they may not offer the best quality. If those are the only formats you have, we'll work with them. Artwork changes may result in additional charges. Please ensure all fonts are embedded. For full-color artwork, please provide a 3/8" bleed all around. Most designs typically require less than 10 minutes of artwork time. Additional artwork charges may apply at a rate of $60.00 per hour or $1.00 per minute.

PMS Match

If you require PMS colors, please specify them when placing an order or requesting a quote. While we cannot match PMS colors precisely, we will make every effort to come as close as possible. Artwork charges may apply for ribbons with more than 2 PMS colors ($5 each for additional Close Match PMS colors). We print in CMYK and use the Solid Coated and Uncoated PMS Plus Series Formula Guide as a reference. Please note that PMS colors cannot be matched for hot stamped products and UV printed products.


For hot stamp printing of custom logos/designs, specialty fonts, and extensive copy on a ribbon, dies are required. The cost varies but starts at $50.00 and generally adds 3-4 working days to production. Once the die is made, there are no additional charges for orders of 25+ custom gold rim or satin finish rosette centers.

  • Orders of fewer than 25 custom gold rim or satin finish rosette centers have a $10.00 set-up charge for each order.
  • Rosette center charge: The first logo/design is free, and subsequent changes are $1.50 each.
  • Satin Finish and Mum Center colors may vary slightly from rosette colors.

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