We prefer 300dpi PDF, EPS, or AI files. We also accept JPEG or TIFF files. Charges may apply if artwork needs to be created or re-touched. All modified artwork may need approval before we begin production on your order. Please respond to the approval request within 24 hours of receiving the modified art. This will avoid any delay, additional shipping charges and/or premium processing fees.
Vector images vs raster images
Vector images are composed of points, lines and shapes that can be edited to precise detail. The vector art is clean with crisp lines and ready to be reproduced on almost any product. It can be enlarged or reduced with no quality loss.
Raster images are made up of pixels which are small dots of color. A perfect example of a raster image is a photo you take on your smartphone. The image is made up of millions of pixels to form the shapes and colors. Pixels can be edited but it takes a lot more effort and skill. Raster images that are low resolution are often blurry, suitable only for screen or web viewing. It would not print well, and the quality will only get worse if enlarged.
How to tell the difference between vector images and raster images?
- Simple shapes
- Minimal colors, minimal shading
- Enlarging without loss of quality
- Jagged edges when zoomed in
- Lots of colors and shading
The most common vector file types are:
The most common raster file types are:
Please note that file types with an * can contain both vector and raster art.