Your Family Coat of Arms and Family Crest on a flag

We will build you Family Coat of Arms and Family Crest, have it printed on a flag and have it delivered to your door.

Family Crests

Family Crests

Family Crest badges consist of a crest and a motto/slogan. These elements are heraldic property and protected by law in Scotland. Crest badges may be worn by anyone; however, those who are not entitled to the heraldic elements within, wear a crest badge surrounded by a strap and buckle. Those who own the heraldic elements within, may wear a crest badge surrounded by a plain circlet. The strap and buckle represents that the wearer is a follower of the individual who owns the crest and motto.

Family Crest badges are commonly called clan crests, but this is a misnomer; there is no such thing as a collective clan crest, just as there is no such thing as a clan coat of arms.

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Coats of Arms

Roman-Dutch law allows everyone to assume and bear arms, as long as no one else's rights are infringed in the process. Social status, or service to the country, are not requirements as they are in some other countries. There is therefore a wide range of armigers, including:

  • Individual persons
  • National and provincial governments
  • Local authorities, e.g. municipalities, city councils, divisional councils, district councils
  • Government departments and agencies (though current government "branding" policy requires them to use the national arms instead)
  • Defence Force units (Army, Air Force, Navy, Military Health Service)
  • Companies and corporations
  • Hospitals
  • Churches (especially Anglican and Roman Catholic)
  • Professional institutes and associations
  • Schools, colleges, technikons, and universities
  • Social and sports clubs

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Sending us an image of your coat of arms and family crest would be preferable and if you have a printable image please make sure it conforms to the artwork requirements below. Alternatively, we can redraw it for you.

Artwork Requirements for your Coat of Arms and Family Crests

To ensure the best print quality by using vectors wherever applicable. For your job to be printed correctly it must be supplied in the correct format suitable for print and corporate colours must be specified (Preferably Pantone). We have listed above some acceptable non-acceptable formats. We do, however, have a fully equipped design studio to assist you with any artwork requirements if required.

Artwork may be sent to us via these media’s, on PC & Mac platform.

  • Email  / Dropbox / USB/Flash Stick / CD/DVD / FTP

Application programs supported & acceptable file extensions

  • Corel Draw 13 - .cdr
  • Freehand MX - .fh
  • Photoshop CS3 - .psd / .eps / .tiff / hi res .jpeg
  • Adobe Illustrator CS3 - .ai / .pdf / .eps

Non-acceptable file extensions

  • Bmp
  • Low Resolution
  • Microsoft Word / Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Paint

File preparation for layouts

  • All fonts to be converted to curves
  • All images to be saved in CMYK format
  • Images that are saved to final print size must not be less than 150 dpi
  • A4 images to be scanned at a minimum of 600dpi
  • Images that extend off the edge must include bleed (of 100mm all round)
  • Mac files to be exported as freehand 9 upwards documents
  • Images are to be supplied uncropped

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