Converting Images for Engraving


  1. It is advised to use images that are high in contrast, with bold clear cut detail. Images such as line art, high-contrast black and white graphics, geometric patterns and logos work the best.  The outline of the image MUST be in a solid white outline as these are engraved on a black panel.  The maximum size of the image is limited to 5 x 5 inches at the present time.

  2. Select the image you want to use. Get it as high-resolution as possible. Using an image editing program (Photoshop for example), turn the image into greyscale if it isn't yet. Adjust the image so that there is a stronger contrast. It is recommended to use completely black and white high contrast images or designs, the less greys or mid-tones the better the conversion results would be.

  3. The engraving process results in a lighter color on the aluminum sheet, so to maintain the image's original look, inverting the blacks and whites will be necessary depending on the graphic. For most instances, this is not necessary, but some images will have a "negative" look to them if its not inverted.

  4. Using https://convertio.co/ convert the image to .SVG format. After downloading the image, it should be ready for use. Set aside the .SVG converted file.

 

Locating your engraving design

  1. Use our provided engraving templates to configure the design's location. Use the "dots" as a guide on placement. The image size should not exceed around ~127mm squared (~5 square inches) within the panel.

  2. Place the image and size accordingly on the template. Once finalized save as .PSD format. It is advisable to not delete any layers. This wont be the final image, and is only used to accurately size and place the .SVG design on the panel.

 

Submitting your Engraving files (We need 2 files submitted - The original logo / artwork + the logo or artwork applied to the template to show it's positioning - READ below)

  1. Gather your .SVG design file, the template with your artwork or logo showing the placement (saved as a .jpg or .png), and the original logo or artwork (which we need to do the engraving - we do not use the template file to engrave from) and archive it to a .ZIP file.

  2. Upload with purchase of your order.