1. Send us your emblem.
Mail us your department’s actual badge or emblem. Badges that are in relatively new condition work the best as they are unaffected by the natural wear and tear that takes place over time that can negatively impact the photography (such as surface scratches). On occasion, our artists can work with an emailed photograph of the badge, but to ensure quality and consistentcy, we prefer to receive it in the mail; this gives us the best opportunity to ensure your satisfaction with the final product.
2. Going digital.
Once we have your emblem, the process begins. One of the talented graphic artists at Grafix Shoppe will take a photograph of your emblem in proper lighting conditions. The digital image is then brought into the computer, where adjustments are made to digitally enhance the image, such as adjusting the coloring, brightness/contrast, tonal range, etc. In addition, if other changes are necessary (such as changing the text on the emblem or adding a state seal), they can be completed at this point.
3. We send it back!
After we photograph and digitally enhance your emblem, we’ll send your badge or emblem back to you when we ship your oder. It’s that easy! Below are some before-and-after examples.