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VMC Logo Requirements: 

  • Dimensions: Square aspect ratio 

  • Must not include any external references, scripts, animation, or other interactive elements 

  • Must include a <title> element and reflect your company name 

  • The following namespace needs to be allowed at a minimum: svg: http://www.w3.org/2000/svg. We recommend that only the svg namespace should be added in the <svg> tag. 
    Example: <svg version="1.2" baseProfile="tiny-ps" viewBox="0 0 200 200" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"> <svg> 

  • Maximum file size: 32kb 

  • Solid background 

  • SVG Version: 1.2 with baseProfile as “tiny-ps" 

Other Requirements : 



 

How to Convert Your SVG Logo to Tiny PS Format for Use in Verified Mark Certificates

VMC is an emerging technology that enables you to authenticate your brand by displaying your registered logo alongside your outgoing emails. Recipients can see your brand logo, assuring them that it’s really from you, cultivating a more immersive email experience. 

SVG trademark images used in Verified Mark Certificate (VMC) must be in SVG Tiny Portable/Secure (SVG Tiny PS). Follow the steps below to convert your SVG image to this format. 

 

Step 1: Convert SVG trademark image to SVG 1.2 with square aspect ratio using Adobe Illustrator

Step 2: Convert SVG trademark image to Tiny PS format. 

Step 3: Verify trademark image


 

Step 1: Convert SVG trademark image to SVG 1.2 with square aspect ratio using Adobe Illustrator. 

Using Adobe Illustrator, you can convert your SVG 1.0 or 1.1 to SVG 1.2 format. To ensure that the trademark image has a square aspect ratio, the height/width of the SVG image (artboard in Illustrator) must be same. The following steps show how to achieve this in Illustrator. 

1. Select "Edit Artboards" in the "Properties" tab

edit artboard

2. Enter same Width (W) and Height (H) for the artboard and press enter. 
edit coordinates

Note: The image should also be centered horizontally and vertically. A little whitespace is recommended so that circular/elliptical clipping doesn't clip the logo. 

 

Saving the SVG image 

After the logo is ready, the image must be saved as SVG format with SVG Tiny profile.  

1. Select File Save As

save as

2. In the Save As dialog box, ensure that SVG is selected as the Save as type, and click Save
save us dialog

3. In the SVG Options dialog, in SVG Profiles, select SVG Tiny 1.2 and click OK
svg tiny 1.2 dialog



 

Step 2: Convert SVG trademark image to Tiny-PS format. 

The BIMI group has released an SVG conversion tool that can convert SVG Tiny 1.2 file format to SVG Tiny PS. Download the tool from one of the links below. 

Refer to: https://bimigroup.org/svg-conversion-tools-released/ 

 

Steps to convert your trademark image using Windows PC 

  1. Unzip the downloaded file to extract the tool. 

  1. Load the logo to convert in the tool and specify the title of the client (should be your company name). 

  1. Click Generate SVG Tiny P/S . The generated file will be saved in the same directory as the original file. 

bimi tool

Note: Ensure that the original and converted images look identical after conversion is complete.  


 

Step 3: Verify trademark image using Mailkit BIMI inspector 

Mailkit has an online tool to inspect SVG PS logo files. It's a good way to ensure the logo looks good in various icon shapes. 

  1. Browse to: https://www.mailkit.com/resources/bimi-inspector/entrust.com

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page to the Generate a new BIMI record section. 

  1. Select the converted file and click Browse File

  1. Click Generate

mailkit

If the image was properly converted, you should see something like this: 
mailkit success screen
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