The file format of the logotype varies according to its intended use: the display of the logotype on a screen requires a much lower resolution than that required for a printer. The colours used also vary. The table below explains what file format is to be used under what circumstance.
|Format||Explanations||Examples of use|
|.DOC||A Word document model containing the logotype of the ministry and a footer is supplied by the SIP. The integrated logotype is an EMF file, which will not increase the size of the document unnecessarily. However, the rendition of the logotype colours may vary significantly depending on whether the logotype is printed or displayed on a screen.||
|.JPG||Standard graphic format.||For any document to be printed on office equipment. A professional printer, however, will require an EPS format.|
|.PNG||Standard graphic format.||For any display on a screen (e.g. website, TV advert, film...).|
|.EPS||PS is a vector file format: this means that the logotype can be enlarged ad infinitum without loss of quality (unlike the other formats which, when enlarged, produce aliasing and pixellation). This is the default format used by professional printers for inserting images into their creations. Professional software is required to view this type of file, however. You will be unable to open it without the appropriate application on your computer. Do not, however, delete the file, as a graphic designer or professional printer will know how to attend to it.||Professional printers require this file format to create publications, letterhead paper, business cards, signs, posters, stands...|
|.EMF||The EMF format is supported by Microsoft and allows the integration of images in Office applications.||Integration in a Word, Excel or PowerPoint document.|