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Artwork Formats

 

Vector files

Vector data describes simple or complex graphics which use mathematical formulae to set out the origin, direction, size and colour etc. of an area or line. The essential advantage of vektor data is that the graphics can be blown up to any size without any loss of quality.

 

Suitable artwork formats: Gobo categories:
  • Adobe Illustrator (.ai)
  • Corel Draw (.cdr)
  • Freehand (.fh)
  • Encapsulated Postscript (.eps)
  • Black & White
  • Black & Colour
  • Colour 1
  • Colour 2
  • Colour 3

 

 

Pixel files

Pixel data are recommended for use in reproducing photographic material. All digital cameras and scanners use pixel data but the one drawback is that pixel data can't be blown up bigger than the original data without a loss of quality. Large data is often required to reproduce detailed and sharp photographic images.

 

Suitable artwork formats: Gobo categories:
  • JPEG (.jpg, quality "high" or "maximum")
  • TIFF (.tif, LZW data compression allowed)
  • Adobe Photoshop (.psd)
  • Greyscale
  • Multicolour

 

In order to avoid difficulties representing fonts in vector files, the whole text should be converted into paths. Please screen Photoshop layers with text before submitting.
If you're not sure about  choosing the right data we're happy to help. The above information is only intended as a guide.

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