Your Source for Vector Coats of Arms and Badges
Armsandbadges.com is the only site providing single coats of arms and badges in WMF, PDF, AI, EPS and CDR vector format, by instant download, and at an affordable rate. Most programs that can import images will be able to open at least one of these file formats on Windows and Mac platforms. The available JPEG and PNG formats support programs that can not handle vector graphics.
We do our best not to use name variants or Anglicized versions of a surname; rather, we uses the exact spelling as originally registered. Genealogical experts suggest that each name can have 6-8 spelling variants, with many having 20 or more; some online databases use this assumption to bolster their number of arms featured, and display the same arms for all of them. This practice is not recommended as many of the spelling variants they assign the same arms to, actually had distinct coats of arms registered. Please keep in mind that coats of arms were granted to individuals not surnames.
You can easily change the spelling of a surname by deleting it in your software and replacing it with the spelling you want, or you can select your spelling when you place your order and the Arms and Badges team will do it for you.
Find your name listed by its original spelling, click View Details and enter your desired spelling in the Alternate Spelling field on the Item Details page. An updated file with your spelling will be emailed to you.
MY COAT OF ARMS IS NOT THERE
Can You Help?
Email us your Surname, Country of Origin (Very Important), and any surname variants that you know of. Once we have your information we’ll search our library and get back to you.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD
Search the coat of arms and badges database to find what you are looking for. When you find what you need, click on View Details. The next page displays details about your image and allows you to enter your preferred spelling and select any alternate image file formats. Click on Buy Now. This then takes you to PayPal where by using the prompts you can complete the transaction. When paid, click on “Return to Arms and Badges”. This takes you to the Arms and Badges completion page. Click on “account/login”, then select “download”. We then suggest you select the “save” option to begin your download. Be very sure you remember were you are saving your image so that you will remember where to retrieve it.
If you requested an alternate spelling or alternate image format those will be emailed to you as soon as they are ready.
Notifications are sent to the email address used during payment, sometimes that may not be your current email address if your PayPal account was setup with an old address, your login name will also be the same email address.
If returning to the site to download, click the Download button found on most site pages or click here
As the art is 100% digital, there can be no refunds, except in the case of an accidentally duplicated transaction.
RULES OF USE
You are welcome to put your image purchased on your personal or family website. Should you wish to use the art for commercial purposes, this should provide you with some guidelines.
You can print, imprint, silk-screen, embroider, sublimate, etch, engrave, emboss, carve and more, on any material, using Arms and Badges art, and sell the finished product.
Here are just a few money-making ideas:
OTHER FILE TYPES.
The WMF file format is an widely supported vector format that can be opened and edited in hundreds of software programs on Windows and Mac platforms. Other file formats are available, some will be available on the download page, some and will need to be emailed to you. Contact support for more information.
DESIGN OF COATS OF ARMS AND BADGES
Heraldry is not an exact science. In the periods of early heraldry, blazons (descriptions) were recorded by hand and accordingly the written records were subject to interpretation. Heraldic writers often differed in their descriptions because of this but also, because arms granted by heraldic authorities were based on, in many cases, the “spoken” word of the registrant.
Many surnames do not have a coat of arms; some have one, others have hundreds. A&B attempts to determine the oldest on record. If this is not immediately known, usually the first in a blazon manuscript is chosen; this does not mean it’s the oldest, as suggested by some heralds.
A&B does its best not to use name variants or Anglicized versions of a surname; rather, it uses the exact spelling as originally registered. Genealogical experts suggest that each name can have 6-8 spelling variants, with many having 20 or more; some online databases use this assumption to bolster their number of arms featured, and display the same arms for all of them. This practice is not recommended as many of the spelling variants they assign the same arms to, actually had distinct coats of arms registered. Please keep in mind that coats of arms were granted to individuals not surnames.
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