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File Types | Vector & Bitmap Graphics

 

Our design tool accepts the following file types:

SVG, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP

 

Vector (SVG)

We strongly encourage the use of Vector graphics (SVG)

Vector graphics are comprised of paths, which are defined by a start and end point, along with other points, curves, and angles along the way. Because vector-based images are not made up of a specific number of dots, they can be scaled to a larger size and won't lose any image quality. For this reason, logos are typically created as a vector. Because of this scalability, vector graphics are ideal for our design tool and provide the best resolution for our printers.

 

 

If you have any of the vector file types below you should be able to save out to an SVG:

  • AI (Adobe Illustrator)
  • CDR (CorelDRAW)
  • CMX (Corel Exchange)
  • CGM Computer Graphics Metafile
  • DXF AutoCAD
  • WMF Windows Metafile

 

Bitmap Graphics

Bitmap images (also known as raster images) are made up of pixels in a grid. Pixels are picture elements; tiny dots of individual color that make up what you see on your screen. Typically you can resize a file to be smaller with no problem (always keeping the original size for the future) but when resizing to a larger size, images will become "pixelated." All images from digital cameras and files that are scanned will be bitmaps.

 

Common Bitmap File Types:

  • BMP (Bitmap)
  • GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) - This file type also allows for a transparent background.
  • JPEG, JPG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
  • PNG (Portable Network Graphics) - This file type also allows for a transparent background.
  • PCX (Personal Computer Exchange)
  • TIFF (Tag Image File Format)
  • PSD (Adobe Photoshop)

 

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