Tracing (or vectorisation) is the process of converting a bitmap image (e.g. JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, PSD) to a vector image (e.g. EPS, SVG, PDF). Vector images are required for certain customisation processes to enable colour separation or text processing and are essential for screen printing, transfers and engraving

Vector graphics are made up of lines and curves which describe an image according to its geometric characteristics. You can freely move or modify vector graphics without losing detail or clarity, They maintain crisp edges when resized, printed or saved in a PDF file,

Our auto vectorisation service generates a vectorised file from a raster image  in SVG, PDF or EPS formats.

What Are The Image Upload Limitations?

  • Supported Input Types – JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, PSD
  • Maximum File size – 10MB
  • Maximum Image width x height = 10 megapixels
  • Images can have any aspect ratio, so there are no specific height or width limitations

What Programs Can I Use The Output With?
Once we have created the vector files they can be used in the following popular programmes for producing your colour separation or further manipulating them

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • CorelDRAW
  • Inkscape (Free)

Generated Vector Files are then available in the artwork tab on the order in OMS

  • SVG 
  • EPS 
  • PDF 
  • Gradients are converted to bands of constant colour

Example Files







Key Business Benefits

  • Can be added to any product in your CPP database or just certain products that need vector artwork
  • Converts more orders online as customers can upload most common image / logo types
  • Reduces costs for both end users and your business as no need to either send image away or employ a qualified designer to vectorise
  • Pre-vectorised clip art library can be added
  • Reduces the cost of sale for smaller orders – making them viable


Cost Overview

  • £0.30p per image processed and downloaded to OMS

Other Added Value Services