News @ JP’s – We are opening a new showroom in Malaga! As of the 10th of April we will be operating from our new premises at 8b, 348 Victoria Rd, Malaga. We will be opening a Showroom which will showcase our extensive range of Uniforms and Promotional Products. Please note that the Showroom will be by appointment only to enable one-on-one consultancy with your Account Manager. If you are looking to re-brand, upgrade or switch your current products and would like to compare them in a modern, air-conditioned office, please contact us!
What is Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) is a standard file format for importing and exporting PostScript files. It is usually a single page PostScript program that describes an illustration or an entire page. The purpose of an EPS file is to be included in other pages. Sometimes EPS files are called EPSF files. EPSF simply stands for Encapsulated PostScript Format.
An EPS file can contain any combination of text, graphics and images. Since it is actually a PostScript file, it is one of the most versatile file formats that are available. EPS-files usually contain a small preview image that is used to visualize the content of the file. This is done so that applications don’t need a PostScript interpreter to display the content of the EPS file. Even office applications such as Microsoft Word can display the preview image. If an EPS file is sent to a printer that doesn’t support PostScript, it is once again this preview image that is printed. The quality will not equal that of the read EPS artwork but at least there is an image on the print-out. There are millions of people working with *.eps files without realising how complex the artwork they are using really is.
EPS files can be generated by all drawing applications as well as most layout applications. Image manipulation programs like Adobe Photoshop can also save bitmap images as EPS-files. Some printer drivers are also capable of generating EPS-files as well as PostScript files. (Source: http://www.prepressure.com/library/file-formats/eps)
So when does JP’s use .eps files? As often as possible!! We use these files to add, re-draw and set artwork for promotional items as the quality of the file is very good and easy to manipulate if changes are required.
Tip: If you have a logo or style guide created by a graphic artist ensure that on delivery that a .eps file of the artwork is included as this will become beneficial when you wish to start branding items as consistency is easily transferred between software.
Tips from JP’s
For effective branding it is important to have a consistent, clear and concise logo that is replicated time and time again. In order to achieve this outcome, we recommend that the highest grade available artwork is supplied to JP's. Our preferred file formats are:
Corel Draw v14 or lower (CDR files) EPS file or PDF files
Also, if you know your PMS Colours or CMYK Colours for your logo please drop us an email and we will keep these on file for future reference.