Frequently Asked Questions
1  What is a “Vector”?
A vector graphic is a piece of artwork that is created using complex mathematics. This is different to the graphics you may be used to such as bitmap (.bmp) and jpeg (.jpg) in that it uses equations to separately plot each individual point of a line rather than simply being a colour block in the shape of a line. This means that the drawing can be quickly scaled to any size for any printing purpose without losing quality whereas a standard bitmap or jpeg will become blurred and unprintable.
2  Why do we ask for it?
When we are supplied with a bitmap or jpeg it is often of too poor a quality to create a piece of printing or embroidery that meets our exacting standards. We don’t want you to receive an inferior product and nor do we want to put our name on poor quality work.
3  What file types do we accept if you have my own Vector?
The name vector is a catch-all term for high resolution graphics even though some are actually rasters, don’t ask! We accept EPS, resizable PNG and, in some instances, high-res BMP can be used but would need to be checked by us first. If you have an alternate format and are unsure please don’t hesitate to ask.
4  What if you don’t have a vector?
Don’t worry, we can create one for you.
5  How much will a vector cost you?
Unlike many other garment companies vectors aren’t a money-making exercise for us. It is commonplace within the industry for companies to charge from £25+VAT (depending on detail) for vector artwork and then keep the artwork solely for use by themselves. We, however, charge from £10+VAT (depending on detail) and provide you with a copy so that you have it for your own permanent use and you are free to share it with other printing and embroidery companies as well as keeping it in our fully secure, backed-up, repository for future use.