Email us your file to request a vectorization quote at email@example.com with the order number in subject. We will reply as soon as possible with the exact amount in case...
Email us your file to request a vectorization quote at firstname.lastname@example.org with the order number in subject. We will reply as soon as possible with the exact amount in case there is a plus minus. For the vector file to be prepared appropriately, it is recommended that you specify what the vector file will be used for, e.g. screen print shirts, signs, engraving, etc.
Once the quote is approved, we will reproduce your image in vector format and email you a proof along with a link to the payment page in case of additional efforts required.
If the proof is satisfactory, complete payment to receive the vector file. The vector file will be emailed to you after complete payment is received.
TIPS to reduce vectorization costs:
1. Send the best quality file
2. If there are small letters on your image; specify the font used or allow font substitution
3. Specify vector file usage: t-shirts, signs, embroidery, cups, etc.
VECTORIZATION (exact duplication)
A copy of the vector file will be sent in JPEG format - prior to sending the vector file - for proofing purposes. If the proof file does not look exactly as you expected, there will be no charges for the work performed. A refundable 50% deposit is required from first-time customers or for orders of $75 or more.
New Design Guarantee:
NEW DESIGNS (e.g. changing a photograph into a vector drawing)
Vector graphics are drawings - not photographs - so photograph vectorization means creating a new design - - satisfaction depends on what you had envisioned and that may not necessarily be the same as the end result. If the vector proof does not look the way you expected, you do not have to pay the remaining balance owed. New designs and photo-to-vector deposits are non-refundable.
1. The images that you supply for vector conversion are not shared with anyone else.
2. Images displayed anywhere on the web - or published otherwise - are not necessarily public domain, even if an image does not have a copyright mark or notice, it does not mean it is free or ok for anyone to use. It is illegal to duplicate a copyrighted image without permission from its owner. By submitting an image to us for reproduction, Vector Conversions assumes you are the image's owner or have explicit permission from the owner to duplicate the image.
Turnaround time is generally 48 hours or less. Complex designs may take longer. Please specify if you have a deadline and we will let you know if it can be met. Hours of operation are:
Monday - Friday:
6 am - 4 pm Pacific
7 am - 5 pm Mountain
8 am - 6 pm Central
9 am - 7 pm Eastern
Saturday and Sunday available upon request - no extra charge
The checkout is a secure PayPal transaction but you don't need a PayPal account, just click where it reads "I do not have a PayPal account" and enter the quote amount. You do not need to enter shipping information.
If you have several file formats of the same image - e.g., a jpg and a bmp- send us the higher quality file for vectorization; whichever looks biggest and best on your screen. Our specialty is to produce a nice and clean vector file from any file you may have, but a high resolution* or larger image usually shows more detail, the more detail we see on the original, the more detail your vector file will have.
*Do not manually increase the size or resolution of an image; this does not help improve the quality of the image. The image must have been originally created, scanned or photographed using a high resolution setting.
Each printer, sign maker, embroiderer, engraver, and other service providers have their unique requirements, preferred file formats and artwork guidelines specifically for their unique process or output device. If the vector file you need is being prepared for a service provider, you should first find out from them what their requirements are and their preferred file format and program version (e.g. ai file, version 8), so that your file can be prepared and saved exactly to their specifications.
Vector files can be saved in several different formats and different program versions. Unless otherwise specified, the vector file will be sent as an illustrator EPS file. We use illustrator CS4 to draw vector images but can also save as or export as any of the formats below:
AI - Adobe Illustrator (vector)
BMP - Bitmap (raster)
CDR - CorelDraw (vector)
DWG - AutoCad Drawing (vector)
DXF - AutoCad Interchange File (vector)
EMF - Enhanced Metafile (vector)
EPS - Encapsulated Postscript (vector)
GIF - Compuserve (raster)
JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group (raster)
PCT - Macintosh PICT (raster)
PDF - PDFs can originate from either vector or raster files
PNG - Portable Network Graphics Bitmap (raster)
PSD - Adobe Photoshop (raster)
SCT - Scitex CT (raster)
SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics (vector)
SWF - Macromedia Flash (raster)
TGA - Targa (raster)
TIFF - Tag Image File Format (raster)
WMF - Windows Metafile (vector)