Please read this information carefully regardless of what type of project you have. Many requirements will relate to more than one type of file.
Artwork for non-print graphics
(vinyl, cut letters/shapes, engraving, cut vinyl banners, routed sign elements)
Vector Artwork File Types & Extension (in order of preference)
|Adobe Illustrator CS6 or prior (or standardized postscript)||.AI, .EPS, .PS*|
|CorelDRAW! 10 or prior||.CDR*|
|Gerber Omega 2.6 or prior||.PLT**|
|AutoCAD Exported Files||.DXF, .DWF**|
* These vector format files may contain both raster and vector components and still be acceptable.
** These file formats may not support embedded raster graphics
Artwork for print graphics
(Wide format printing, photographic images, printed vinyl banners, flatbed and sublimation printing)
Raster Artwork File Types & Extension (in order of preference)
|Adobe Illustrator CS6 or prior (or standardized postscript)||.AI, .EPS, .PS|
|Adobe Photoshop CS6 or prior||.PSD, .PDF|
|Tagged Image File Format||.TIF, .TIFF|
|Graphics Interchange Format||.GIF|
|Portable Network Graphics||.PNG|
|Joint Photographic Experts Group||.JPG, .JPEG*|
*Only if .psd and .tiff are not available and with minimum compression only. Any art supplied with compression artifacts cannot be corrected by Welch for printing.