Preferred File Formats:
- Vector Art (.eps, .pdf, .ai, .cdr, .svg) with text converted to outlines
- High resolution bitmap files (.png, .tif, .jpg, 300dpi or better works best)
- Send one name per line/cell in text file, word file or an excel spreadsheet
How do I send you my art for my order?
- Simply reply to your order confirmation and attach art
- Or email [email protected] with your order number in the subject line
- If you have special instructions regarding your layout, you can enter this in the Special Instructions box when adding the item to your cart.
VECTOR vs. BITMAP
Vector based artwork is resolution independent and can be scaled to any size without loss of detail. Bitmaps are comprised of pixels that enlarge when the image is enlarged. The larger a bitmap gets, the more the pixels will be visible (appears as blurry, jagged edges or pixelated).
Vector art generally lasers better, but bitmaps can often be converted to vector by our art team, as long as they are high enough quality to begin with.
We have a Clipart Gallery available with over 7,000 images for you to choose from. Just mention the name in the Special Instructions field when ordering. There is no charge when using these images. (copy the red text under image & include with your order or email it to us)
WILL MY ART WORK?
Most of the time, our skilled art team can make any logo work, so just sending your art in reply to order confirmation is the quickest way to get your order in. If we have questions or issues, we'll email you after you place your order.
If you want to see a mockup of how your engraving will look, just put "REQUEST MOCKUP" in the special instructions box when ordering.
If you are not sure if your art will work, you can email our skilled art team for a recommendation.
Just email [email protected] and include:
- The largest size, highest quality, cleanest looking logo files you have (include a few if not sure)
- What item or material you want it engraved on
Remember: The better the input artwork, the better the output engraving!
Resolution refers to the amount of pixels in a particular image and is generally measured in dots per inch (dpi). High resolution files generally result in a higher resolution engraving.
A 300dpi/ppi or better is preferred for bitmap files.
BLACK/WHITE vs. COLOR
Black and white artwork is preferred. If you send a color image, we may be able to convert it to grayscale or black and white. Make ready fees may able, depending on quality.
Gradients (shades of gray or shading) can be reproduced well on our laser machines, however results vary based on art file and material being engraved or etched. For best results, avoid gradients, however if necessary we can laser them, sometimes an extra part is needed for testing or an extra day for proofing.
See our available Fonts. Your font not there? Just include the name of the font you want, chances are we have it. If not, we'll let you know or you can embed the font in a vector based file (eps, ai, cdr, pdf) and email that to us.
Photographs laser engrave beautifully! Especially on wood, some metals, plastics, black marble and leather.
Your photo file should be in as large a file as you have. Photos look best when there is a quiet background (or no background) and less noise behind the object you want to laser. We engrave a lot of photographs and they come out great as long as they are high quality photos!
Customers will assume complete responsibility to obtain permission for reproduction of logos, trademarks & copyrights. By agreeing to print any submitted artwork, Lazer Designs will not be held liable under any circumstances.
Please call or e-mail with any questions or if you would like a quote on your artwork!