Tips for Better Engraves

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For the most faithful reproduction of your design as an engraving, start with a vector image. This will produce outstanding image quality at any size.

If you’re engraving a bitmap image, use a high resolution image (at least 300 dpi) as a source for your engraving. Bigger images need higher resolution; smaller images can use lower resolution.

Before engraving:

  • Convert the picture to greyscale
  • Increase the contrast of your image so that the lightest areas are pure white and the darkest areas are pure black
  • Sharpen the image. You may have to experiment, and not all images engrave well. The best images have clear light and dark areas with lots of contrast

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