We’ve answered a few of the questions you might have below. However, if there’s anything else you need to know, or you’d just like to have a chat about what we can do for you, please give us a call on 0113 244 9177 or email us at email@example.com.
How do I search?
It’s really straightforward to get searching. You just fill in a few details about what you’re looking for and hit the button!
Can’t find what you need?
Then give us a call on 0113 244 9177 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see what we can do to supply what you’re looking for.
Will you design something just for me?
Yes - we love to be commissioned! Give us a brief and we’ll prepare a few visuals for your approval.
Can you adapt your images to suit me?
Of course. If you’ve found an image that you like, but it’s not the right colour, size, format or content, for example, let us know. We’re very versatile, and can easily adapt images to suit your needs.
How will you supply the artwork?
Some images have been created as vector files and some as bitmap files. Let us know the images you are interested in and usage requirements and we will advise which files will best suit your needs.
What is a vector file?
Vector artwork is made up of objects defined mathematically. They can be output to any scale and retain the highest of qualities. Vector artwork is more suitable for illustrations that require precise measurements. Examples of a vector files are AI (Adobe Illustrator) or EPS. Vector files can be converted to bitmaps but bitmaps cannot be converted to vector.
What is a bitmap file?
A bitmap image is mapped into a grid and made up of a fixed resolution. Enlarging a bitmap image will affect the quality as the grid is not flexible, so the image will lose its sharpness. A bitmap based file is suitable for photo images and tend to be much larger than vector files. Examples of bitmap formats are jpeg, gif, tiff, png, pict and bmp.
What do you charge?
It depends on a few things, but we can give you an instant quote. We usually charge a royalty fee based on the following five criteria:
- Material(s) - i.e. the materials on which you can use the image - e.g. paper, insulated materials, fabric.
- Term - the length of time that the licence contract lasts (after this time the rights revert back to IONA). Usually it’s at least three years to give you time to exploit the design properly.
- Territory - the country or countries where the licence applies.
- Product(s) - the royalty is a percentage of the trade price of the product showing the image, and usually varies from 6% to 12%, depending on the above.
- Popularity - our images in the highest demand have a higher royalty fee, which may rise to 15% of the trade price of your product.
How will you supply the licence contract?
Once you’re ready to sign, let us know and we’ll email a contract to you. You can then sign it, scan it in and email it back to us so we can supply your image straight away. Or (if you’ve still got one), you can fax it to us and you can always send it in the post too. We’ll then supply your image when we’ve received the signed contract.
How will I receive the file?
Once you’ve we’ve received a signed contract from you (either digitally or as a hard copy), we’ll send a link to you so you can download the image in the correct digital format. Or, of course, we can email it to you if the file isn’t too large, or we can pop it on a CD and put it in the post.
What will the payment arrangements be?
If we haven’t worked with you before, we may need prepayment on a pro-forma basis. It’s best to open an account as soon as possible though. Call on 0113 2449177 for more details about this. Our payment terms are strictly 28 days from when you receive the invoice.
Can I submit something for your consideration?
We don’t, as a rule, accept submissions. However, if you feel your designs fill a gap in our portfolio, please email low resolution JPEG files to email@example.com. Please don’t send original pieces!