Logo artwork used for laser
engraving into various products must be in an acceptable format to
ensure good quality results in the laser engraved image. The process
used for laser engraving is different than the process used for printing
on your printer. An Image that looks good on a printer, may not engrave
well on a product.
Printers can handle
grayscales of artwork which creates a smoothing effect in the printed
result. Laser engraving using a burning technique to burn the image into
the product and thus burns each pixel, regardless of shade level found
in grayscale images.
For laser engraving, acceptable file formats include the following:
BMP, JPG or other Raster images that are 1-Bit black and white camera
ready artwork. No Grayscale. Should be in a minimum of 300 DPI
CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, EPS, PDF vector artwork that has all text converted to curves or outlines.
We accept both PC and MAC artwork files.
JPG or GIF images or other low resolution images converted to a TIFF or
BMP and even if the resolution is changed to 300 dpi, are not
acceptable if the original image was less than 300 DPI. Simply resaving a
file as a new file type, does not increase the quality of the pixels in
the artwork itself. Images from web sites are typically in 72 or 96
DPI. Please contact your companies graphic department to obtain a High
Resolution logo, vs using one off your companies web site.
you do not have a high resolution image or must use one from your
companies web site, please be aware that the end result of the laser
engraving may not look professional. We can re-design the image if you
prefer using the artwork you supply from your company web site, however
there is a graphic design charge of $60/hour billable in 30 minute
Do not embed image files inside of
word documents or other documents such as spreadsheets, rather provide
the raw artwork file itself.
company maintains a database of over 100,000 standardized company logos
and artwork files. In many cases, we may have your companies logo
already on file in a laser engravable format. If you have any questions,
please do not hesitate to contact us.