What is Vector artwork?

Sharing information about vector artwork and why we need designs in that format for printing.

Vector artwork is a term that describes any art made with vector illustration software like Adobe Illustrator.

Vector artwork is built from vector graphics, which are images created with mathematical formulas. In comparison, raster art (also referred to as bitmaps or raster images) is created with colorized pixels. Enlarge pixel-based art in a raster file too much and it looks jaggy, whereas you can enlarge vector art to any size without negatively affecting its appearance. This resolution independence allows vector art to be used in a variety of forms, with sublimation printing being one of those!

Using vector artwork allows us to scale your designs up to fit any size garment without loss of quality. It also allows us to easily edit the colors, transform the design around our templates to ensure best fit, and add, remove, or edit, individual elements easily.

Although we technically can print using raster art (photos, images, etc) the end result will never be as good as vector artwork, and we're far more limited at what we're able to do to ensure designs print perfectly.