What Logo Files Should You Get From A Designer? (& How to Use Them)

When you hire a graphic designer to create your new logo, it’s important to make sure you’re getting the right files. We know it can be tricky to navigate all the different file types and every designer is different, so make sure you speak with your designer about the files you’ll receive. Below you’ll find a quick break down of the big six we feel are the most valuable to your business, who they’re truly best for, and which types are best for digital and print. We hope after you read this article that you’ll feel confident in utilizing all of your shiny new logo files!

Let’s get started.

 

The Big 6:

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  • Vector file

  • Created in Adobe Illustrator

  • Can be scaled to any size

  • Used for print

  • Editable and transparent

  • Best for your designer

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  • Vector file

  • Created in Adobe Illustrator

  • Can be scaled to any size

  • Used for print

  • Editable and transparent

  • Best for your designer and vendors

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  • Raster file

  • Created in many programs

  • May lost quality when scaled

  • Used for web and occasionally print

  • Not editable or transparent

  • Best for you, your developer, and your vendors

 
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  • Can be vector or raster

  • Created in many programs

  • Formatting stays the same when scaled

  • Used for print

  • Editable and transparent

  • Best for you, your designer, and your vendors

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  • Raster file

  • Created in many programs

  • Doesn’t lose quality when scaled

  • Used for web

  • Transparent

  • Best for you and your developer

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  • Vector file

  • Created in Adobe Illustrator

  • Can be scaled to any size

  • Used for web

  • Editable and transparent

  • Best for your developer


 
 
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All Together Now!

Feel free to share the image above or save it for yourself as a quick reference! Now, let’s break down which files are best for you, your designer, your developer, and your vendors.


Best For You:

 
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These three files types are best for you as a business owner. You can easily share these, use them on your social media or website, and use them in programs like Photoshop or Canva.


Best For Your Designer:

 
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These three files types are best for your designer. They can easily use these for editing your files, creating original graphics, and various marketing collateral.


Best For Your Developer:

 
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These three files types are best for your developer. They can easily use these while developing your website or app.


Best For Your Vendors:

 
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These three files types are best for your vendors. They can easily use these for all of your various printing needs. When using a printing websites like moo.com, you may upload your .jpg file to use for your product. (Psst… if you’re new to moo, save 25% of your first purchase with the link!)


Digital or Print?

 

For Digital Use:

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These files types are best used for digital purposes. You can use these on your website, social media, in programs like Photoshop or Canva, and more.

For Print Use:

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These files types are best used for print purposes. You can use these for all that branded “swag”, business cards, stationary, clothing, stickers, and more.


 

Hopefully this quick break down is helpful for you and adds a bit of clarity to your business! We suggest making sure you get these six important file types from your designer. With these file types, you’ll be able to have a strong brand presence in digital and print with ease.

Have any questions on these file types and how to use them? Ask us in the comments, below! ⇩
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