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FORMATS AND FILE TYPES EXPLAINED

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The Correct Artwork?

 
Files & Formats Explained

Artwork & Logos

Low Res Bitmaps

High Res Bitmaps

Vectors & Outlines

Digital Convertions

Common files types include:

.jpg .gif .tif .png and .ps

Low resolution bitmaps are very typically used for websites and the internet. This helps the web pages to load more quickly.
Used for:

  • Websites
  • Online Documents
  • Printed Invoices

Web images should be in an RGB format which means they are not suitable for printing with.

Common files types include:

.jpg .gif .tif .png and .ps

High resolution bitmaps are very typically used for small printed items. The higher the resoloution the smoother the final image will look.
Used for:

  • Screenprinting
  • Tampo Printing
  • Digital Printing

High resolution artwork need to be in CMYK format to reproduce the correct final colours.

Common files types include:

.ai .cdr .eps and .pdf

Vector files, or outline files. If you only have bitmap files, your artwork will require a manual re-draw.
Used for:

  • Plotting Vinyl Graphics
  • Digital Tranfsers
  • Digital Printing

Vector files are used to re-produce; plotted vinyl graphics, super high quality large prints and anything that need to look pin sharp.

Common files types include:

.exp .hus .jef .ksm and .plt

Ditialising a file is the convertion of the artwork to either; an engraving or CNC path, and even embroidery stitches.
Used for:

  • Embroidery
  • Engraving
  • CNC Routing

Digitalisation is a process that can take a couple of days so be aware of the time delay

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