types of files
What's the difference between Vector and Raster artwork?
We prefer vector art, because it can be scaled to any size without loss of quality.
Vector art is known as line art. Vector art is made of lines & curves defined. All art must be created as (or rebuilt as) vector for most of our imprinted products.
Vector file types we’d love for you to send us:
- Adobe Illustrator File (AI)
- Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
- Encapsulated PostScript File (EPS)
Be sure to convert your fonts to outlines or paths!
- Send Vector art files whenever possible (.ai, .eps)
- Convert all text/fonts into outlines or paths
If you send raster art, we may be able to use it as a template to convert the art into vector format.*
Raster art is known as bitmap art, created with programs like Adobe Photoshop or it can be scanned art. Photos are typically raster files.
A raster image consists of small squares known as pixels and because it’s set at a fixed resolution, raster images will lose quality when it is resized.
*Additional charges may apply.
Common raster file types:
- Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)
- Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
- Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
- Adobe Photoshop File (PSD)