Vector file and Raster File - What is the difference?

April 13, 2014

What is the difference between a vector file and a raster file?

A vector file is made up of dots and lines, and can print as big as you want without degrading the image.

A raster file is made up of pixels, which distort as you enlarge, and therefore unless designed for print (at least 300dpi at finished print size) won’t print very well.

When printing stickers, we prefer vector files for the best quality if possible.

Check out the video below for more nerdy information about these file types or head over to our FAQs to learn more.