Custom Decals / Logos

vector-bitmapThere will be a one time set-up charge for custom logos/decals. This fee will be waived if we receive a usable digital file.  The set-up charge depends upon the degree of difficulty (how much time it takes us to put it into a usable form.) The quality of your decal/logo will be determined by the type of file or artwork that we receive from you.

There are two types of graphic files, vector and raster. We prefer to use vector files. Vector files are made up entirely of points with lines connecting them. They are like “outlines” of the graphic. These files are completely scalable at any size without a loss in clarity. Adobe Illustrator and EPS files are in vector format.  Some PDF files are also usable.

The second type of graphic files are raster files. They are also known as bitmap files. They are made up of tiny bits or pixels. They are similar to the image on a TV screen. Every bit or pixel is assigned a color and are usually measured in dots per inch (dpi). Photographic images will always be in raster form. Although raster files are the most common graphic format used, there is a disadvantage in these types of files. They do not enlarge well. Usually there is a larger set-up charge when you submit a file in raster form. This is because we often need to rebuild the file into a vector format. BMP, EPS, GIF, JPG, PNG and TIF files are raster images. GIF and JPG files are usually too small in size to use. The type of raster files we prefer to use are large TIF files.

We can also accept clean black and white artwork, up to 8-1/2″ x 11″ in size. Logos taken from business cards never work well. The closer the artwork is to 8-1/2″ x 11″, the better it will reproduce.

We will do our best to produce a decal/logo from the files or artwork that you send us. The files types we do accept are: Adobe Illustrator – up to version 7.0 (version 1.1 works best) (text must be converted to outlines), BMP, EPS and TIF.

Degrees of Difficulty