Vectorization, what is it ?

Your logo in vector format

When you want to print textiles from an illustration or a logo, we will ask you to provide us with a visual in vector or “vectorized” format.

But what does this mean?

The advantage of having a vector format is being able to rework an image ad infinitum.

Most often, you have a matrix format (.png, .jpeg, .jpg, .gif, etc.), made up of pixels assembled to form an image. Invisible to the naked eye, they will appear when the image is enlarged, which will then become blurred (made up of small squares). The matrix format therefore loses quality once the logo has been adapted to the desired size.

The vector format (.eps, .ai), on the other hand, can be printed in high definition at any size. In fact, since vector images are created using mathematical formulas, the vector lines that make up the image are automatically recalculated and adapted to each change in size. This is why we ask you this format for prints.

What if you don’t have a vector format?

Saving your file as .eps, or .ai is not enough to get a vector format. This sometimes requires complicated work. Transforming a raster image into a vector depends on the number of colors, the shape, the quality of the starting image… You have to know how to use a drawing software like Illustrator and, color by color, shape by shape, define one by one all vectors and lines in the image.

Fortunately, our graphic designer Charlotte can transform your illustration into vectorized format to guarantee you quality marking.

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