What is a vector art file?
Vector file extensions: .eps, .ai
There are many vector based programs. Some of the most common are: Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand, Flash, Corel Draw
When printing a logo on a product, we need to use a vector art file.
Vector graphics are created from points, lines, shapes and curves that are based on mathematical formulas. These elements are filled with color, blends, tints or gradients, and lines have a stroke attribute such as a solid or dashed line with different thicknesses and colors.
Raster graphics use pixels (small dots or squares of color) to create an overall image. A raster graphic is also referred to as a bitmap file and can NOT be used in screen printing.
These file extensions are NOT suitable for using: BMP (bitmap), JPEG or JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG.
If you don’t know whether your logo is in vector format, first check with the designer who created it. If you find out it’s only available in bitmap format, contact us for more information on recreating it as vector art for your imprinted logo.