• ART REQUIREMENTS:


    To produce a flag we need the art supplied in vector format created to scale. In an .AI or .EPS Format.  No strokes can be used and fonts must be converted to outlines or paths. PMS Chips matching specific colors should be specified or we will select the best match to our materials. Raster Art cannot be used for this process.

    WHAT IS VECTOR?

    VECTOR graphics (also called geometric modeling or object-oriented graphics) is the use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and polygons, which are all based upon mathematical equations to represent images in computer graphics. It is used by contrast to the term raster graphics, which is the representation of images as a collection of pixels (dots).

    VECTOR images can be scaled up or down infinitely without the loss of resolution and are much smaller files compared to bitmap files. Vector images also allow you to change color and edit individual elements with ease. Vector artwork is simply comprised of lines (wireframe) that represent the objects. Vector images are usually created with drawing programs such as CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator or Freehand.

    Resolution Independent: A vectorised image has no jaggedness, no loss in detail and can be printed at any resolution.

    Size Independent: The image can be scaled up or down without any loss in quality.

    Can be Updated or Partially Changed: Your files can be upgraded, colors changed and scaled without any loss of detail or quality.

    WHY YOU CAN'T USE STROKES:

    Stroke weights can change depending on the user settings viewing the file. What may appear as a thin outline on your screen may appear to be triple the size on someone else's. Strokes also do not have an embedded path in the file for a cutter to follow. In the images below you can see on the left side of the page where strokes were used and the wire frame next to them showing the path the cutter will follow. In the case of the LYC you can see the black outline around the yellow does not exist and therefore will not be duplicated. If you look on the right side those images were created without strokes but as a separate path. Since it does have its own path the cutter has something to follow and in the case of the LYC black outline it will be duplicated on the final flag.