Please note the following principles for creating photos and graphic arts:
For an average photo candle an image size of 50-100 KB is sufficient. When using the online shop upload option please only choose jpg files. A resolution of about 250 dpi would be adequate.
For experts: JPG compression 20, 250 DPI, image size around 80x80 mm will already result in the best print quality.
Attached on an email you can send us any image file format but best would be jpg and cdr (the latter please with incorporated fonts). Please do not send us any Microsoft Word files as the graphics are generally unusable.
In case you are not able to create the above mentioned image file formats, send us your image file in any format and we will do our best to transform it. If we have any problems doing that, we will get in touch with you.
Photos should be well exposed in accordance with the following photographical ground rules;
The light should come from the direction of the photo camera – the sun has to be behind the cameraman.
Flashlight (without any reflectors) generally does not give a good result for portraits. Daylight, but not necessarily blazing sunlight, is rather recommendable.
Against-the-light shots will be reasonable as well if you know how to handle the relevant photo camera settings.
Badly exposed photos will not look well on the candle.
Use the available space to show your object without exposing unimportant background!
If you want us to print a section of your photo, please explain it briefly in your email. We will be pleased to do it without charging any extra costs.
If you do not mention any specifications, we will always print your photo without any modifications.
If you send us a fully assembled data file please make sure the type size is adequate.
Bold letters improve the legibility. Small letters are best legible when printed in black or another dark colour on a bright background.
Use the available space to spread the layout of your text.
We can show everything that can be printed with the CMYK printing process on your customised candle, including logos with or without text. Our favourite programme for graphic arts is Coral Draw but there are obviously many other good programmes you could choose from!