Help with EPS or AI format?

Help with EPS or AI format?

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B16 RTT

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1,871 posts

200 months

Tuesday 11th June 2013
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Hi guys,

Is anyone familiar with EPS or AI format?

I need artwork for a logo design in this format to get it embroidered, according to my supplier. They don't have the facility to do it, so I'm hoping someone here could help me out. Essentially its an image with some text below.

Hope someone can help.

Thanks,

Ricky

buggalugs

8,897 posts

202 months

Tuesday 11th June 2013
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Gimp is free and can export to EPS format,

AI is Adobe Illustrator, you can get a free trial of the latest version from the Adobe website.

B17NNS

18,506 posts

212 months

Tuesday 11th June 2013
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What is the file type currently?

As above AI is an Illustrator file. You can create an EPS (encapsulated postscript) file from Illustrator (save as).

Junior Bianno

1,357 posts

158 months

Tuesday 11th June 2013
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If it's to be embroidered they will probably want the file as a vector, which is the format it would be in if it was created in Illustrator. You couldn't just drop a bitmap (jpeg, photoshop file etc.) into illustrator and save it as an AI to create a vector. The logo would probably have to be redrawn. A bitmap is a series of dots that will only work at a given size, whereas a vector is a mathematical calculation that is infinitely scalable. What format is the logo in just now?

B16 RTT

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200 months

Wednesday 12th June 2013
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Junior Bianno said:
What format is the logo in just now?
I've just done it as a Jpeg so far. I assumed that the people who supply the stuff would have been able to do it?

buggalugs

8,897 posts

202 months

Wednesday 12th June 2013
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Nah when you scale a jpeg up is goes all blocky and weird, when you scale an AI up it stays perfect. T shirt *printing* can be done from a jpeg, the quality will be down to the quality of the image you supply, but I guess their embroidery machine software doesn't take them.

I paid someone £50 last year to take a jpeg of an old scanned picture and give me back a clean AI file for laser cutting. It can be quite time consuming to get it perfect, at least it would be for me hehe

Junior Bianno

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158 months

Wednesday 12th June 2013
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B16 RTT said:
I've just done it as a Jpeg so far. I assumed that the people who supply the stuff would have been able to do it?
If you want to PM me, I'll get one of the designers to have a look at it and let you know what's needed.


B16 RTT

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Wednesday 12th June 2013
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Junior Bianno said:
If you want to PM me, I'll get one of the designers to have a look at it and let you know what's needed.
It's literally this logo:



With text underneath in white:

191 (UXBRIDGE) DET. ACF
ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
MIDDLESEX YEOMANRY
LAFONE TROOP

Logo needs editing to be about 100mm high.

Thanks.

Ricky

B17NNS

18,506 posts

212 months

Wednesday 12th June 2013
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So not a ten minute job then hehe

Will need re-drawing in Illustrator or similar to enable the embroiderer to colour separate.

You're probably going to have to lose some detail too.

Junior Bianno

1,357 posts

158 months

Thursday 13th June 2013
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rofl

Couldn't really be much worse! (from a vector conversion point of view I mean)

Probably best to try one of the offshore vector from bitmap companies. Google it and you'll get loads. It's a labour intensive jobs so getting it done where labour is cheap makes sense.

Here's one (i'm in no way recommending this company - just found them by searching)

http://www.vectorimage.in/

B16 RTT

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Thursday 13th June 2013
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Is it really that bad? frown I just have no idea when it comes to this stuff!

There's another supplier I've found who will do all the work from JPEG, so hopefully problem solved anyway!

Thanks for all the help anyway guys!