1) The logo (and all parts thereto) must be "razor cut." Although I'm not sure if this is the right term, what I need is for the logo to be "cut" around all parts of the designs, including the lettering, so that I can easily cut-and-paste & upload it on any future items such as brochures, business-cards, etc. WITHOUT any background (such as a white background) getting in the way of whatever it may be that I'm using it on;
2) I'm attaching a couple of very rough ideas to work with---I want to incorporate an "S" into the "IM" so it becomes "IMS" in some form, then red "bars" stretching on either side, then below (all caps, but with the "I" and the "M" larger) my company's name centered below the "IMS" logo;
3) I need the logo in the highest possible dpi, either in or easily convertible to Adobe Acrobat;
4) Although I'm very open to ideas, I wish to keep the logo simple, elegant, and in bold red with medium-dark grey and black coloring. My idea is a rough, but if anyone has anything better, create, create, create!