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What is an EPS and why do I need one?

Logo is usually designed in a vector based program such as Adobe Illustrator. This file is editable by colour, size and has no background. It can be resized and doesn't loose any quality. It is ideal for use by a design professional and usually contains certain colour combinations that the company may have selected previously.

When working with a printer or sign company they will most likely ask for your logo as an 'EPS' or 'vector file'. If you don't have this file type you need to get it from the designer that created the orginal artwork. If that person is not available then your printer will probably have to recreate your logo from scratch at additional cost.

Other file formats such as JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG or TIF are not editable or scalable. Altering one of these files will have detrimental effects on the quality of the finished product. As you can see from the samples below, there is no loss of quality when you scale an EPS file. If you attempt to scale a JPEG file, it will be blurry and distorted.

A company should always have the EPS file on backup or should know the designer responsible for the logo.

Note! If you don't have a software such as Adobe Illustrator you will not be able to open the file.

JPEG File Vector File
JPEG File Vector File