Battlefield Advertising is proud to be a supporting member of our industry associations. By our active participation in these organizations, the Battlefield Team benefits from industry education & training, certification, marketing, ethics and governance initiatives. In turn, these associations benefit from the input, support and contributions of our professional employees.
As a promotion buyer, there are many advantages of buying your promotional products through a PPACanada member: dealing with recognized business professionals and promotional product experts as well as access to the most comprehensive promotional product sourcing tools in the industry.
These associations include:
? Promotional Products Association Canada
? Promotional Products Association International
? Team Task Force
In addition, Battlefield Advertising supports the following business advocacy organizations:
? The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
? The Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce
? The Grimsby Chamber of Commerce
? The Canadian Public Relations Society ? Hamilton Chapter
Preferred Art Formats
We prefer that you send artwork in any of the following formats:
- Up to version 10
- Convert all text to curves
- Up to version 7
- Convert all text to curves
- Up to version 11
- Convert all text to curves
- Up to version 7
We will accept artwork in almost any other format, however it will have to be recreated by our art staff in a format that is acceptable for printing.
Although programs like Microsoft Word and Publisher are useful tools, they are not capable of producing art files of a quality necessary for imprinting purposes. Images taken from web sites are usually of too low a resolution to be used.
For recreating artwork, or for modifications there will be a $50.00 charge per hour.
Vector Artwork can be scaled easily without producing the ?stair-step? edges you will see in pixel-based (raster) images. They adapt to the resolution of any output device and are considered to be resolution independent. Save in programs like Adobe Illustrator? (Version 7), Macromedia FreeHand? (Version10) and CorelDRAW? (Version 11).
All type that has been set must be converted to outlines (curves). If future changes to the text will be necessary, the original font file must be supplied with the art file for use in our Graphics Department. (Mac or PC).
If the vector file contains any linked (placed) raster images, these images must meet the minimum requirement for resolution when rendered at 100% actual imprint size and must be submitted with the original vector file.
Raster Artwork Files
Raster images are limited by the number of pixels and cannot be enlarged without producing noticeably jagged, stair-stepped edges.
All Raster elements and art files must be sized to 100% or larger than the actual imprint size. All Raster images must meet or exceed the minimum resolution (300 dpi) when rendered at the actual imprint size. They are produced by digital cameras, scanners, and can also be created by programs like Adobe PhotoShop (Version 7) and CorelPHOTO-PAINT (among others) .
No matter what the format or transfer method, artwork should NEVER be submitted without either a hard copy proof or the electronic equivalent. Properly prepared PDF files are often suitable as proofs.
Do not be anonymous! We need to know who is sending the artwork, and the e-mail reply address is often misleading or insufficient. Be sure to sign your e-mail message with all of these details:
The full name of the sender or contact regarding the artwork
Your company name
The physical address of your company and/or the sender
Your e-mail address (for any reply messages)
Telephone and fax numbers
Before sending any artwork file, you should use compression software to protect against damage-in-transit. Compression can make large files smaller to decrease the online transfer time, but the most important benefit is the way it encloses the delicate artwork files inside a file type that was designed for proper transmittal. The two most popular compression formats are ?.zip? and ?.sit?.
Battlefield Advertising wins The Prestigious IMAGE AWARD
Two Years Running
Each year, PPACanada honours the best in Canadian Promotional Products. Battlefield Advertising has won this award for Corporate Catalogue Promotions and Consumer POP Promotions.
The competition is open to PPACanada Members only, promotions including one or more promotional products in a single business promotion, either exclusively or in conjunction with other media. Entries are judged by a panel of suppliers, distributors and/or professionals in the marketing and imprint industry. The entries are judged on Creativity, Strategy and Execution, and Results. This competition has been held annually since 1982.
Prizes for this competition are presented every year in February at the PPACanada?s Annual Convention and Trade Show.
Battlefield Advertising is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. We will not reveal information about our clients to anyone outside our company unless authorized by you or when required by accredited credit granting and reporting agencies.
When you forward personal credit card information to us, the information flows through the highest level of secure encryption technology currently available to the web, and is virtually the same as that which financial institutions employ for on-line banking. Battlefield does not retain credit card information on file unless expressly authorized by you.
We know the best products in the world won't meet our customer's needs if they arrive the day after a major promotion or company event. If we are not absolutely sure and convinced of the ability of our supplier to deliver when you want it, we will let you know at the time you
place your order so corrective action can be taken.
can often arrange special RUSH orders with out preferred suppliers. Please
call and we'll get an answer for you quickly. Rush orders frequently require a
special surcharge. We'll advise you of any Rush Charges before we proceed with
this age of voice mail, cell phones and instant messaging we are able to answer
your questions and issues quickly and professionally. We know that if we make
it easy for you to reach us then you will have no reason to try our
pricing is important to our clients. However, the lowest price is not always
the best price. We pledge to give you our best price along with our best
quality and service. If the price of an item is your primary concern, tell us.
We can often find similar items of lower quality and price, but our 100%
satisfaction guarantee will not apply.
likes an expensive surprise! This is why we take the time to explain all of the
extra charges such as extra costs for artwork, overruns, imprint set-up, rush
orders, freight, screens, embroidery programs. etc.
industry leaders, we have access to several custom programs and research
networks both through Canada and the U.S.A. We make it easy for you to
search for products quickly and efficiently. If you need our help with a
product search, just ask and we'll be please to assist you.
know customers like to get items into their hands to see them and feel. Our
in-house showroom has plenty of samples available for loan to our clients. If
its not in our sample store room, then we'll order a sample to loan to you.
large variety of promotional products is not the only consideration when it
comes to promoting your business. Often only one or two items are needed to
conduct an effective promotion. We will recommend a limited variety of
promotional products for your consideration based on their ability to provide
tangible, measurable results for our clients.
over half a million custom imprinted items available in the industry, it is
virtually impossible for anyone to know everything there is to know about every
product. With our comprehensive search capabilities and strong supplier
relationships, we can get the information quickly. However, to do this
effectively, we need to know what you want to achieve, your deadlines and your
budget to complete the work. The more we know, the better we can meet your