What is the difference between vector and raster graphic, and when to use which file format for laser cutting?

Raster graphics are made of numerous tiles, also known as pixels. Vector graphics consist of single anchor points which are based on coordinates and can be connected through lines.


We use raster graphics when we want to engrave a design with a filled surface area, e.g. a photograph or a logo on a cutting board. We use vector graphics when we want to cut something along a line, e.g. parts for model construction or wedding cards with paper lace. 


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