What format do I need my logo in? What is Vector Art?
For all logo and plaque projects, we need your art file or logo in a vector format, with all fonts and objects converted to “curves” or “paths”. The file types would be .ai or.eps. This gives us actual shapes which our equipment will follow when cutting your logo. Also, a vector file can be scaled to any size without losing quality.
Other file formats such as .jpg, .tif, .pdf. etc. are “raster” images. They are also known as bitmap images. They consist of only dots or pixels, and no outlines or paths. Therefore, our equipment cannot read what shapes need to be cut.
If a graphic designer originally designed your logo, most likely it was created in a vector format originally. Images taken from websites and word documents are not vectored files. There is no easy, push-button, or “save-as” way to make a bitmap image into a clean vector file. A graphic designer would have to spend the time to convert your bitmap into a usable vector file. We can do this for you for a fee.
Can I use a custom font?
Yes, you can use a custom font for your sign letters or plaque project. You would need to email us the font in a .ttf (True Type format) It is located in the fonts folder on Windows-based computers. A charge for setup would apply for each custom font used.