What is an EPS file?
An EPS file is a popular graphic file type in which vector files are saved.
The main feature of an EPS file is that it can be enlarged and reduced indefinitely without loss of quality.
EPS counterpart: pixel file
A pixel file (like a JPG) is the counterpart of an EPS. The main difference between the two is that a pixel file becomes blocky when enlarged (as shown in the image above). An EPS file can be magnified indefinitely without loss of sharpness.
What does the abbreviation EPS mean?
EPS is the abbreviation for Encapsulated PostScript. This is the difficult name of the file format. These files are also often described as .eps.
Why do I need an EPS?
Because an EPS file stays sharp when enlarged, they are often required for printing. This is useful for the printing company where you have your car stickers made, for example. The printer can enlarge and reduce your logo without losing sharpness. With an EPS, your printing will always be razor sharp.
Don’t have the time or inclination to do this yourself? Then let a specialist, such as ViaVector, do it for you.
I have an EPS, but it is still not sharp, how is this possible?
This is because it is actually a pixel file, which is saved as an EPS. This way, only the file type changes (for example from PNG to EPS). The most important thing does not change; the structure of the file. This remains in pixels instead of vectors.
The solution is simple: the pixels in the file must be converted to vectors. Don’t feel like doing this yourself? We can help you with that.
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