FAQ Vector Art

Frequently Asked Questions - Vector Art

  1. 1. What type of artwork services do you offer?
  2. 2. How do I create an artwork order?
  3. 3. What is the difference between vector and raster artwork?
  4. 4. What do you charge for artwork services?
  5. 5. Do I need to specify my application for the artwork?

1. What type of artwork services do you offer?

We take raster images meaning .jpg, bmp, .tif, .gif, etc. and convert them to vector art formats such as .cdr, .eps, ai, .fh, .wmf, .emf and .pdf.

2. How do I create an artwork order?

After logging in please click on submit artwork order from the top of the left menu. Fill out the form with your requirements for the order.

3. What is the difference between vector and raster artwork?

Vector art is one of the two forms of art used by computers, with the other form being raster art or bitmap art. Bitmap art is identified as art with file names ending in .GIF, .BMP, .JPEG, .JPG, and .PCX. Vector art, on the other hand, ends in .cdr, .eps, ai, .fh, .wmf, .emf and .pdf.

Raster images use a grid, or raster, of small squares known as pixels to represent graphics. Each pixel in a bitmap image has a specific location and color value assigned to it. When working with bitmap images, groups of pixels are edited rather than objects or shapes. Because they represent subtle gradiations of shades and color, bitmap images are the most common electronic medium for continuous-tone images, such as photographs, etc. Bitmap images are resolution-dependent, in that they represent a fixed number of pixels. As a result, they can appear jagged and lose detail if they are scaled on-screen, or if they are printed at a higher resolution than they were created for.

Vector graphics consist of lines and curves defined by mathematical objects called vectors. Vectors describe graphics according to their geometric characteristics. Vector objects can moved, resized, or changed without losing the quality of the graphic. Vector graphics are resolution-independent, in that they are not defined by a fixed number of pixels and are thusly automatically scaled to appear crisp and sharp on any output device at any resolution.

4. What do you charge for artwork services?

Pricing is as follows for Vector Art.
3 day service ............... $18.00
2 day service ............... $20.00
1 day service ............... $25.00

5. Do I need to specify my application for the artwork?

Yes, there is a drop down menu on the order form to select the application which best fits your needs.

We will optimize your artwork for any of the following applications

Definitions :

Art for Embroidery - We will rework your original art and make it embroidery friendly by eliminating small details, thickening lines, making lettering large enough to stitch legibly when applicable and changing layouts if necessary.

InkJet Printing - A non-impact printing process where by fluid ink is projected from a nozzle of an ink jet printer directly onto a material to form the desired image.

Sublimation - In the printing world, "sublimation" describes heat-activated inks that change into a gas when heat is applied to the ink causing the ink to bond with polyester or acrylic surfaces.

Screen Printing - Method of printing by using a squeegee to force ink through an assembly of mesh fabric and a stencil.

Vinyl Cutting - We will optimize your art for sign making. Our output file will accurately cut vinyl for sign making purposes.

Silk Screen - A modern color printing process based on stenciling. A cut stencil is attached to a silk screen of fine mesh which has been stretched on a wooden frame, and the color is forced through the unmasked areas of the screen on to the paper or canvas underneath by means of a squeegee

Engraving - Printmaking process in which grooves are cut into a metal or wood surface with a sharp cutting tool.