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  • Confused with .eps files! need help

    Posted by Glenn Taylor on June 3, 2002 at 2:53 am

    Have you tried using the PS, PRN, EPS – Postscript Interpreted filter? Corel’s EPS – Encapsulated Postscript filter tends to prefer changing the vectored image to a raster image.

    Andrew Blackett replied 22 years ago 5 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Phill Fenton

    June 3, 2002 at 10:22 am

    Good question Gray – I’ve had the same problem myself in the past and never really resolved it. In the past I have told the customer "it’s the wrong sort of .eps file" but I a may have been doing the customer an injustice. More recently I have found that opening it up in different art packages – usually one of them is OK – the file can then be exported again and opened up in the original art package. Like you I do not understand this but would like to know what information to give a customer to ensure the file is in the right format to open in something like signlab. 😮

  • Lorraine Buchan

    June 10, 2002 at 7:10 pm


  • Andrew Blackett

    June 10, 2002 at 7:50 pm

    We have the same problem that lorraine has, people just don’t think about what/how they are exporting graphics. Thats why I created this for them: … ormats.pdf

    Then if they don’t get it right, send them an invoice for digitising it 😉


  • Robert Lambie

    June 11, 2002 at 12:20 am

    excellent idea andy. i thought of doing somthing like this in the past.. may i steal yours and modify it to suite me…? go on! go on! go on! 😆

  • Andrew Blackett

    June 11, 2002 at 6:45 pm

    Hello all,

    Help yourself rob! (to the file i mean, don’t get any funny ideas you 😮 )

    You should be able to open it OK gray, if not let me know and I can email it across in word format.


  • Phill Fenton

    June 18, 2002 at 6:14 pm

    Yup – got another one sent today. I asked for a vectorised .eps file but when I opened it it was a rendered image. How do the rest of you explain in laymans terms the difference between a renderered image and vector graphics. I don’t think they understand what it is I am trying to explain – so I don’t think I am explaining the difference very well. Can someone summarise in clear concise laymans terms the difference between the two? I can then learn it parrot fashion and stop getting my knickers in a twist every time I try to explain this.

    The second aspect to this would appear to be that as Glen has pointed out – vector images can be converted when being opened up. How do I tell whether I’m at fault because I’ve inadvertantly opened the file and converted it – or the customer has simply sent the wrong type of .eps file in the first place.

    Confused of Livingston 😕

  • Mike Brown

    June 18, 2002 at 9:03 pm


    What I normally say is something like this…

    " There are two major types of computer image. First there are bitmaps which, if you look close enough, are made up of thousands of tiny dots just like the photographs in a newspaper or the pictures on your TV screen. The problem with these images is that, generally, the larger you make them, the more ‘bitty’ they appear – just like looking at that same newspaper photo through a magnifying glass!

    Secondly, there are vector images. Imagine a rubber band stretched around pegs set into a board. By repositioning the pegs you can change the shape of the rubber band to make letters or logos and it doesn’t matter how big or how small you make the shape, the rubber band will expand or contract to give you a perfectly neat outline every time…these are the sort required by signmakers!…"

    any good?

    more soon

  • Andrew Blackett

    June 18, 2002 at 9:11 pm


    we just supply this sheet to our customers: … ormats.pdf

    then they can’t really go wrong!
    I’ll let you use it if you want 😉 but don’t forget to take off the engraving section


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