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Understanding File Types

Here's a little guide into understanding the file types that we, designers, provide you, just in case you ever wondered what the different design file types mean, this article explains what you’ll generally receive from your designer and what the different file types mean.

​CMYK and RGB files
Jpg, png, eps, pdf or ai files will be set up for either digital or print use. A CMYK file is a printing file, for use in any design that will be physically printed. An RGB file is set up specifically for digital use, for any digital application. RGB files will appear the correct colour on screen, but the incorrect colour when printed. CMYK files will look the wrong colour on screen but the correct colour when printed.

​EPS and AI files
EPS and AI design files are created primarily in the Adobe Creative Suite and are used by industry professionals. We supply these files for future work with other designers, printers, signage companies for example. 

​JPG and PNG files
JPG and PNG files are the files you’ll probably be most familiar with. These files are able used for social media, website, online design softwares and more. Your PNG files have a transparent background, so you are able to use these to overlay on images and different colours. PNG files are digital files only, so you will not have CMYK versions of these.

​Are these files editable?
Your files are not editable, unless you are a designer or able to use the Adobe Creative Suite. Working with a designer means working collaboratively to create designs that you are happy with to ensure all details provided prior to approval are correct.