When customizing your luxury award, selecting the correct file format is critical. This comprehensive page was developed to help one understand the various file formats to ensure the right format is chosen for our services.
SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. SVG files are vector-based, meaning you can scale them to any size without loss in quality. SVG files are actually code–a series of mathematical equations that define shapes, colors, and size. This is why no other file type looks as sharp as an SVG.
Examples of vector-based file extensions are .AI, .EPS, and .SVG. PDF's are generally a vector file depending on how the PDF was originally created. If you choose to retain each layer of the file it will be saved as a vector. This is also true of an .AI file. You must choose to retain each layer of the file when saving.
Vector art is used for printing because it can be scaled up or down to any size without losing resolution or quality, which is why vector files are ideal for logos, icons, and simple graphics. They’ll look sharper than a png file and they’re significantly smaller, so they are simple to send digitally. This is why vector-based file formats are mandatory for logos and personalization.
Raster images such as JPGs, GIFs and PNGs are constructed using a fixed number of pixels and therefore cannot be dramatically resized without compromising their resolution. When stretched to fit a space they weren't designed to fill, their pixels become visibly grainy and the image distorts.
The difference between JPGs and PNGs are that a PNG can have a transparent background and is generally larger and higher quality. Therefore a PNG is ideal for saving logo files for websites because they can be placed over a colored background.
To determine whether your raster images are a suitable resolution for a specific application, you need to check their pixel density. Units of measurement such as dots per inch (DPI) or pixels per inch (PPI) refer to the number of pixels in one inch of the image.
While web typically displays at 72dpi, print requires much higher dots per inch. You should always use a vector version of your logo (.EPS or .AI) or create a raster (JPG) with the exact dimensions desired and at 300dpi. If your JPG file meets the resolution of 300dpi it may be accepted by our designers.
Whether you are ordering one award or many, our concierge makes it simple to choose a beautiful award and add your unique personalization. After placing your order, an experienced Society Awards designer will create a professional proof for your approval, giving you a chance to preview your customization before production begins.
In addition to custom creations, we also offer beautiful, customizable stock awards. The Exclusives Collection is exceptionally designed and finished, made of the highest quality materials. Our Exclusives are not regular stock awards. They are rare, meticulously crafted and exclusive to Society Awards. Our designers are inspired to create iconic styles, and our craftspeople form each piece with care.
Each Exclusive design arrives in one of our gold gift boxes. These boxes contain a black satin lining over a custom molded form.
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