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Technical Specifications

The images offered through are created digitally using high-end illustration software packages. Each graphic is reviewed for completeness, image dimensions, and color application before being saved in different formats.

EPS and TIF/TIFF File Formats

All of our graphics are offered in both EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) and TIF/TIFF formats for both Macintosh and Windows/PC platforms. We also offer the same images as web-ready GIFs.

EPS and TIF/TIFF files can be imported/placed into a number of popular page layout programs including Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXpress, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint. The EPS files can be opened, modified and rescaled in drawing programs such as Adobe Illustrator, MacroMedia Fireworks, and CorelDraw. Generally speaking, the file size of TIF/TIFF files is much larger than EPS files.

All the EPS and TIF/TIFF files have been saved in the Adobe Illustrator 5.5 file format, using the RGB color palette and include preview thumbnails. TIF/TIFF files were saved at 72dpi at medium resolution.

Except for borders, no illustration exceeds 3.5" (260 pixels) in either its height or width. Border graphics are sized to frame an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper.

GIF File Format

GIFs are processed through Adobe PhotoShop 6.0 and are optimized for the quickest downloads without losing image quality. GIFs use the web-browser safe color palette and are interlaced. GIFs have transparent backgrounds. The maximum height or width of a GIF does not exceed 260 pixels.

Printing EPS Graphics

We recommend printing EPS files to a printer with a PostScript driver, otherwise you may see slightly jagged edges.

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