When deciding to choose a Vector conversion service it can be very confusing as there are literally hundreds of companies to choose from online.
The services that these companies provide will vary greatly depending on your needs. This article is only referring to the manually redrawn vector conversion services, which is very different from the auto- tracing method. In general auto-tracing images are usually lower quality than manually drawn images. Although not in every case as this article JPEG to Vector explains in more detail.
Most companies will usually complete the job within 24 hours although some may take two or three days. So it would be advisable to ask upfront the turnaround time especially if you need the job done for a certain deadline.
There are quite a few companies based in Indonesia and India and therefore there can be a problem due to the time zone differences. You might request a quote and turnaround time but may not receive a response until at least 12 hours later which may be too late for your deadline. Although a lot of companies do provide a 24-hour service, so this is also worth checking out first, especially if you’re placing regular orders.
Most ‘typical’ logos can be redrawn and converted into vector for between $10 and $20. But for very complex graphics it will obviously be more time consuming and therefor expensive. So we would quote after seeing the graphic first to see how complex it is.
Also before you place an order you will need to make sure that the payments methods are suitable for you. PayPal is our preferred method but we can also accept card payments.
Should you pay upfront or after the job is complete? This can also vary. For new clients we usually ask for payment in advance. But if you become a regular client we will then invoice you at the end of each month, if this is agreeable with you. We find the monthly payment method makes the process run smoother saving time for us and our clients.
Because these are manually hand drawn vectors, the quality can vary depending on the artists’ experience. You could always ask them to email you some previous vector image examples so that you can inspect the quality of their work. Or if you have a large bulk order you could ask them to just redraw a couple of images to start with to make sure the quality is good.
If you would like us to give you a free quote then please send your artwork through our contact page. We provide fast turnaround times, usually on the same day at low cost and we believe you will find our work to be of a very high standard.