Lost vector file

Lost your electronic image file?

If you do not have a digital file of your graphic but you have access to an item with the graphic printed on, embroidered on, tattooed on, or otherwise visible on an item, we may be able to reproduce it in vector format if you can send us a photo of the item with the graphic on it. A scan of the item would work much better because there won't be any distortion* but we can also work with a photo as a last resort. See samples below.

vector conversion of lost image
The logo that is embroidered on the uniform shown above was lost. On the right is the vector graphic we reproduced.

vector conversion of a tattoo
Customer sent photo of tattoo on arm, the image on the right is the vector drawing we produced.

vector conversion of a graphic on a vehicle
Vectorization of a sign on a truck.


vector conversion of lost decal art
The artwork for the decal above was lost, we reproduced in vector format.

vector conversion of a t-shirt design
Vectorization of T-shirt art design - If we can't identify the font on the photograph. we may use a similar font with customer approval..

vector conversion of a graphic on a vehicle
Vectorization of a vehicle vinyl sign - reproduced in vector format using spot colors.

vectorization of lost artwork
Photo of a sign and on duplicated vector graphic.

vector conversion of embroidery

Photograph of embroidery (left) redrawn as vector artwork (right)


*Distortion Problems

We can reproduce an image as a vector graphic using a photograph as a reference but photographs actually show elements distorted due to perspective. We will have to guess as to how the artwork might have looked originally. Geometric shapes - like the star below - are usually easier to correct, with non-geometric shapes we have to do more guesswork.

photograph distortion

If at all possible, a flat scan of the product with the graphic on it will work best, see image below.

distortion issues

If a scan is not available, we can still try to correct any distortion but the new graphic we create will most likely not be identical to your original file if we do not have the original to compare it to.