|Imagine, your logo or signature made into a branding iron!
Wouldn't that add a real professional touch to your work? All we need is
a sharp, clean, black and white image and we can make that happen. Torch heated
or electric, up to 3 square inches for a hobbyist electric unit and 16 square
inches for a standard commercial duty electric unit. We can also make larger,
custom made logo irons. See guidelines below for creating the art for your logo
|Guidelines for creating your art on your computer or
scanning a paper image to transmitt by email: (click here for tips on
drawing your art on paper)
The image should be
clean, crisp, and black on a clean white backround.
- When creating a new image,
set the resolution at 600 dpi. Some, simple images may work at 300 dpi but we
recommend higher. The image must be created or scanned at this or better
resolution - resolution CAN NOT be effectively increased simply by raising
the dpi on a low res image.<
- Use black and white to
create art - not color.
- If you are scanning
colored art, scan it in color then use a photo editing program to change colors
to black. Scanning colors as black and white will not produce true black. Also,
changing a color image to "grayscale" will do just as the name implies - turn
it to shades of gray - which will leave rough edges and gaps in fine
- We recommend .jpg, .tif,
or .psd format (at 600 dpi) for raster files and .ai or .cdr for vector files.
Please do not submit art in Word (.doc or .docx) or other word
processor files. Your image may be distorted or changed in some manner during
Drawing your image on paper:
should be a clean, crisp, black image on a clean white
- Do not use colored
paper or graph paper.
- When sending multiple
samples of your image, please do not circle the one you prefer. Many
times we have received art that is circled with the circle cutting through part
of the image.
- Please do not fold your
art through the image.
- Please do not draw a box
around your image unless you want the box on your branding iron.
- Color or shades of gray
cannot be branded. If you have either of these on your art, they must be
changed to either black or white.
- Use a good quality
black pen, pencil is too light and leaves a rough edge.
1. Thin or very small, white areas surounded by heavy
The thin white line will tend to burn over and
2. Skips of the pen when drawing art or signing your
Many times these skips aren't noticed on the paper
because your eye tends to "fill them in" but the process of making the iron
will exagerate them and they will be more noticeable on the
3. Lettering that is too small: Normally 10 point,
which is a little less than 1/8 inch high, is the smallest that we recommend.
In some applications a smaller size may work.
that is too bold:
The little openings in the letters O, B and D will
Please call us at 800-826-7606 if you have any
questions regarding your art.
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