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Raster vs. Vector: What Does It All Mean?



At StickerGiant, we strive to make ordering stickers easy. Yet sometimes, it’s the little things like submitting artwork that can be the most challenging part. Since we want every sticker to look perfect, we ask for artwork that is either a Raster or Vector Image.

Let’s explain the differences between Raster and Vector. Raster images are composed of pixels, such as photographs, and therefore the quality of the image will change when scaled. Notice all of the pixels, or boxes? Vector images, however, are composed of mathematical equations between points, using paths. Because of this, the quality of the image is infinitely scalable.

If you send us vectorized artwork, you’re more likely to receive a better quality sticker. Don’t have vectorized artwork? Don’t worry. Our Art Team can clean up your image and build your raster image into a vectorized image.

We want to make the sticker that you want. This is why before we print anything, our Art Team touches every piece of artwork submitted to StickerGiant. Did we mention we offer Free Artwork Setup?

If you want to start an order, head to our easy ordering process at stickergiant.com.

Convert an image from RGB to CMYK in Photoshop



How to change an image from RGB to CMYK.

For an image to be print ready, you must convert your image to CMYK.

When you open an image in Photoshop the default color mode is usually RGB.

To check, go to the image menu and select mode. As you can see it is RGB. But it needs to be CMYK, so change it to CMYK and your good to go.

Now your one closer to your sticker.

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How To Determine Max Print Size Using Photoshop



How to determine the maximum print size of your image using photoshop.
For your sticker to be the highest quality, we require a 300 dpi image.
If your image is larger than your desired sticker size, all you have to do is reduce your image size to achieve 300 dpi. If your image is smaller than your sticker size you cannot up-scale without loosing resolution, making it insufficient for printing..

I'll show you how to rescale your image without loosing resolution. First, go to the image menu, and select the "image size" option.

As you can see the image size is rather large, but the resolution is not. Simply un-click the resample image button and change the resolution to 300. Now your sticker can print at 5 x 3.75 in or smaller and will look great!

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