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Ames Laboratory Logos

The Ames Laboratory Logo comes in several formats. EPS files are vector graphics created in Adobe Illustrator and saved with a tiff preview so they will display properly when used in a word processing software such as Microsoft Word or a pagination software such as InDesign. Because of the tiff preview, the logo will display with a white box behind it if placed over a screened background in these programs, but will print on a Postscript laser printer without the white background box. If you use a Macintosh and wish to remove the white box, you can open the logo in a program like Adobe Illustrator and resave it. Unlike bitmap graphics, vector graphics can be enlarged and still retain a smooth resolution on your laser prints.

TIFF and JPEG files are best for use with HP PCL (non-Postscript) laser printers but also work well on Postscript printers if they are not enlarged. They will look jagged if enlarged too much. Also, they will print with a white background. We recommend that you use the EPS logos if possible. Note: When downloading an EPS file you may get a filename with a "ps" extension ( You will then need to change its extension to "eps" (logo.eps).

For Powerpoint slides, we suggest using the PNG version of the logo. These will display without the white background box. While these work fine for Powerpoint slides, we recommend using one of the other formats for printed materials. If you are using Powerpoint to make a presentation poster, use the Poster PNG versions found here.

If there is a particular logo that you don't find here, please contact Grant Luhmann, 4-9305 for assistance.

Color, grayscale and black and white versions of the logo are now available. (A white reversed version is available only as an EPS). To download the logos, select the type of file you want from the list below. The new page will give you specific information on which particular logo to choose.