goal is to create a high quality, sharp reproduction
of your artwork. To meet this goal we require your artwork
in a format that is suitable to our engraving equipment.
file formats are:
Corel Draw (.CDR)
.EPS (Vector artwork)
.PDF (Vector artwork)
Engravable artwork must be vector based images (drawings)
as opposed to raster based (bitmaps/jpeg’s) images.
While the shape and colour of a bitmap image appears
smooth from a distance, when viewed up close you can
see the tiny individual squares and dots (pixels) that
make up the image. Vector drawings are made up of objects,
consisting of smooth lines and continuous colours, and
are resolution independent. When viewed up close or
from a distance, vector drawings appear as smooth clean
lines and edges.
following illustrates the difference between vector
and raster based images: