PRINT FORMATS

RASTER: Not Scalable |  VECTOR: Infinitely scalable
Print Format Usage
 Joint Photographic Experts Group * Raster Based
Pros
Can be printed at 300 dpi
​​​​​​​ Universal format
24-bit color scheme
Cons
Not scalable
X Does not handle text well
X Does not support transparency
Best use for: Photography, Websites, Blogs, Powerpoint Presentations, Invoices, Word Documents, Letterheads, Email Signatures, Social Media, App Development.
Tagged Image File Format  * Raster Based
Pros
Suitable for high quality print
Great for photographies
Supports transparency
 Can be editable
Cons
X Not scalable
X Large file size
X Can take long to open
X Not widely supported by web
Best use for: Photographies
PDF
Portable Document Format ​​​​​​​ * Vector Based
Pros
Suitable for print
Easy to share
Editable & scalable
Universal format
Supports transparency
Cons
X Some browsers don't support this format
Specific software is required for editing
Best use for: Filling Forms, Stationery, Embroidery, Websites, Blogs, Presentations, Social Media, etc. Use it for print materials such as - billboards, business cards, posters, brochures, stickers, labels, as well as - clothing, swag and so on.
EPS
Encapsulated PostScript * Vector Based
Pros
Great high quality print​​​​​​​
Editable
Scalable
Universal format
Cons
X Does not support transparency
X Large file size
Professional software is required

Best use for: Great format to send to printers, developers, or designers. Use it for print materials such as - billboards, business cards, posters, brochures, stickers, labels, as well as - clothing, swag and so on.

Ai
Adobe Illustrator * Vector Based
Pros
Suitable for print
Editable & scalable
Supports Transparency
Cons
X Does not Support transparency
Professional software is required.
X Not universal format
Best use for: Original file modifications.
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