Re-creating and Vector Outlining Service

A vector is artwork, which the lines of are a mathematical equations and  have geometric primitives: points, line and shapes.

The benefit of vector or outline artwork is, whether it is being scaled up to a large size or reduced very small the quality is exactly the same.

Converting to Vector

Any artwork can be converted to a vector format either using specialist software or by manually tracing over the outline of the design.  Vectoring is a skilled process and would benefit a professional creating it.

Vector vs. Raster

Vectors (or outline) vs. Raster (or bitmap) images both have their place in print, it’s just knowing which will give the best result in print re-production.

Raster images are made up of rows of coloured pixels, or blocks of pixel which build up an image.  Raster image are normally have much large file sizes, take longer to send to printers and can usually break up if printed less than 300dpi.

Vector File Types

The most common vector file types are:

  • .ai
  • .eps
  • .pdf
  • .svg