What is vector art?
Vector files define a graphic by using mathematical algorithms, which allow the image to be scaled or modified without loss of image quality or resolution. When your artwork or logo is in a vectored format ( .ai .eps .pdf), it allows you to increase or decrease the size of the graphic without compromising the integrity of the original image. The end result is a crisp, clear, and readable image no matter what the final output or size! Adobe Illustrator, Coral Draw and Freehand are the most popular and industry standard softwares to create vector artwork.
Why should I convert my logo from jpg to a vector format?
You have to give your artwork in a vector format to reproduce for engraving, vinyl cutting, screen printing, embroidery. Vector file can be used to export the artwork in tiff, png, eps, jpg, wmf, pdf and many other formats.
Vector artwork is scalable, you can make it as large as needed and the output is always sharp. Because the area is not filled with pixels, it is calculated by mathematical expressions.
How “clean” the finished article would be?
Vector image is a very sharp image. It can be enlarged to any size without losing its sharpness. You can use it to cut it in vinyl, for screen print, car wrap, window graphics. This is widely used file format.
I need transparent background for my logo.
Eps and pdf format do not support transparent background. You have to place the artwork in IN-Design or Quark and choose options to background set to none. The file formats Gif and Png support the transparency, it’s good for online use only.
How do I open the PNG/Gif and EPS files?
You need Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw or any other graphic design software to open EPS. But you can open pdf file using PDF reader.
To open Png file follow below steps,
1. Open your browser (Firefox or Chrome)
2. Go to File top menu, and click on open file
3. Navigate to the png/gif file and select open.