You may have come across the terms “vector” and “raster” files and wondered what they’re all about and how to create them. It’s possible that you’ve turned to Google for an explanation and found yourself bogged down by technical jargon in the answers. Perhaps you even resorted to using an online file converter to transform your .jpg or .pdf files into vector images, only to be told by your account manager that they’re still not quite right. Feeling a bit lost? Don’t worry, we’re here to demystify it all and assist you in getting the vector files you need for creating top-notch custom apparel.


Vector Vs. Raster Explained

Let’s simplify these file types and clarify why we need vector files for production. In the most straightforward terms, a vector graphic is an artwork made of points, curves, and lines that can be resized without any loss of quality. Picture it as a flat drawing that can be tweaked for various purposes without compromising the quality of the original artwork. 

On the other hand, a raster graphic is constructed from pixels, which can appear grainy or blurry as you scale the image. Raster graphics are like digital snapshots that lose their crispness when manipulated.

Please note that not all .pdf files are considered vector files, if you have a .pdf, No Dinx can analyze the file to ensure it is an editable vector format .pdf.


The Significance of Scalable and Editable Files for Production

Having a scalable and editable file for production is crucial because we’ll use the file in different sizes and contexts based on your custom order. Whether it’s screen printing, embroidery, or traditional printing, each method comes with its own unique technical challenges in production. Vector graphics enable us to make the necessary adjustments to suit the application.


Beware of Online Graphic Converters: They’re Not Always Reliable

One important point to remember is that online graphic converters can be inconsistent and often fail to create the properly editable vector files required for production. If you’re tempted to use these tools, it could end up being a time-wasting endeavor. So, if you need your logo converted into a vector file, No Dinx has you covered. Let our talented design team handle the heavy lifting if you lack a suitable vector file, ensuring that No Dinx delivers the high-quality custom apparel you’ve been envisioning. At No Dinx, our goal is to not just meet but exceed your expectations. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today for a quick and accurate quote for your custom apparel or print projects. We’re here to help make your vision a reality!