I have been designing a report that shows the status of our product inventory. I have an area on the report that simply displays the status of each item by displaying a simple symbol. I have been able to use fonts in the wingdings font family for most of my conditions. My problem is that I have created a custom graphic to represent the condition that something is "On Order", but this graphic is displayed with fuzzy edges. It is not as clean as the MS font symbols because of the vector vs pixel imaging.
I understand the difference between vector art and pixel art and I know that the MS fonts are displayed and rendered as vector art. I have created my image in adobe illustrator, but I cannot find a good format to show this custom symbol with crisp edges. It just looks bad. Any suggestions?