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There are very many types of graphic file format used by designers today and these can often be used for exactly the same thing. OtherDesigns.com supplies you as standard for your conventional logo with a variation of file types and sizes that should
cover 99.9% of situations that you may find yourself in.

JPG file or JPEG as it is often referred to (RGB Color) - 300 dpi. These file types are used for home/office printing in applications like Word or PowerPoint (you import the image into your document) or for web site images in FrontPage or more professional web site editing programs (html editors) like DreamWeaver or GoLive. The resolution of these files is 300 dpi which in printing terms is high resolution.

Perfect for: Home/Office printing, Web Design, Importing in to Microsoft Office applications like Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Email, Access etc

TIF file (CMYK Color) - 300 dpi high resolution. This is how the image is made up if viewed under a microscope.

The tif file is for printing on a lithographic printing press. The CMYK color stands for the four colors that are used in "Process Printing". Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and the K actually stands for Black. This file format is often requested by print shops. This is one of many file formats that a printer can request.

If you can open this file format on your PC you will often see that the colors are totally different to the other logo files we send you. This is because your computer monitor and often your home/office printer too uses RGB color. RGB color stands for Red, Green, Blue. Your PC does not have the correct filters to read CMYK color. This is entirely normal and when printed on a lithographic printing press the colors will print correct. (Because a lithographic printing press can print many more variations of the color spectrum you may notice a slight difference in the end product compared to what you would be able to print on a home office printer).

It is always best in the case of a consistent corporate identity to use a color matching system like Pantone. You will find a color matching book to view at your local printer.

Perfect for: Professional printing, Home/Office printing that supports CMYK color.

 PSD file (RGB) - 300 dpi. This file format is used by professional designers and is the native file format of Adobe Photoshop. You need Adobe Photoshop to open this file type. We supply it with a transparent background too so it is great for use by a professional designer.

Many people mistakenly think the PSD file is your editable supplied source file. This is not true for logo design. For a logo to be used across a large spectrum of uses and applications it is created as a vector file. Vector files can be resized using the right software without loss of quality. Your PSD file can also be used for home/office printing if you have Adobe Photoshop. I repeat. In the case of logo design, this file type is NOT the master file.

Perfect for: Home/Office printing, Web Design, Graphic Design.

 EPS file (CMYK Color) This is your fully editable master file that all the other file types are created from. You need specialty software to work with this file, Adobe Illustrator (AI) or FreeHand. The eps file is fully editable with the fonts flattened. We flatten the fonts because fonts are just like software and to own a font you must buy the licence. You are of course free to do that yourself. The eps file is a vector file. All the other file types we send are raster files. Raster files are made up of tiny dots, clearly visible under a microscope. This means that when enlarged in size or reduced significantly in size, raster type files will lose quality. Vector files on the other hand do not suffer from this loss of quality because the image software uses a mathematical technique called "vectoring" to create the image.

The eps vector file can be reduced and enlarged using the correct software without any loss of quality. This file format is also used by the majority of professional printers.

Perfect for: Professional Printing (Requires Adobe Illustrator the industry standard for professional printers), Graphic Design (Requires Adobe Illustrator the industry standard for graphic designers)

 AI File (CMYK Color) Fully editable stationery design master file. Professional logo designers use vector drawing tools like Adobe Illustrator to create logo designs and not raster drawing tools like Adobe Photoshop.

Perfect for: Professional Printing (Requires Adobe Illustrator the industry standard for professional printers)
Graphic Design (Requires Adobe Illustrator the industry standard for graphic designers)