2. Get Proof - Within 2 - 24 hours (unless otherwise specified)
3. Get Vector - After proof is approved, make payment to receive your vector file
Top left original poor quality logo. Right: manual (hand traced) vector conversion to repair logo. More vector conversion samples.
Lost original? Even if all you have is a photo of the artwork printed on an item or otherwise visible on the photo (like the sample above), we can try to reproduce it by manually redrwaing it in vector format. See more samples like this
Top left: original raster (bitmap) image. Top right: vector art. See more samples.
The above bitmap image on the left was vectorized manually using adobe illustrator (right). The smooth color gradient from yellow to white can only be achieved with raster effects. Read about color blends vs 100% vector.
As long as we can see the image, we can vectorize it! Jpg, gif, tif, psd, bmp, png, doc, pdf, ppt, pub, pct & more. See the complete list here. We can also create a vector file from a scanned sketch - just email us your file and we'll give you a quote.
Vector output as AI, EPS, PDF, CDR & more. See the complete list here. The vector files can be suitable for commercial & specialty printers, cut-ready art for signs & banners, engravers, web use and more. Make sure you specify what you need the file for so that it can be prepared accordingly.
We either manually draw in vector format, use an automated tracing tool, or use a combination of both; whatever produces the best result at the lowest price, or however you instruct us to do it.
Vector art is scalable - You can enlarge a vector file to any size without losing quality. Raster images on the other hand are made of pixels and do not scale up without losing quality, they usually look pixelated when enlarged. Vector graphics are not made of pixels - they are composed of objects based on mathematical calculations - their quality is not affected when enlarged.
Vector graphics are resolution independent, they can be used at the highest resolution possible. For example if a printer requests a 600 dpi (dots per inch) image file, the vector file can be printed at 600 dpi, if a printer requires a 1200 dpi file, the same vector file can be printed at 1200 dpi, etc. The resolution of a raster image is limited to the number of pixels included in the file.
Reduce the number of colors & printing costs - With vector images you can reduce the number of color plates the printer will need to print your image - and reduce printing costs - and you can select from pre-printed spot color swatches for an exact color match.
Vector is required by many companies - A lot of sign companies, engravers, screen and specialty printers prefer vector art for their processes. Other processes such as engraving and vinyl cutting for signs MUST use vector art because their equipment is guided by a path present only in vector files.
Vector files can produce many different file formats - Vector files can also be saved as or exported as many other file formats including: EPS, AI, CDR, PDF, JPG, TIF, PNG, WMF and many more.
Vector images do not display on the web therefore all images on this website have been rasterized as pixel graphics so that they can be viewed online. The actual vector files can be viewed with a vector program and do not lose quality when scaled.