How to send us your logo or graphics.

What types of images are best for engraving?

What file formats are acceptable?

Vector vs. Bitmap

Black & White vs. Color

Will my art work?

Fonts

Resolution

Photographs

Trademarks & Copyrights

Inappropriate Material


How to send us your logo or graphics.

Send an email directly to our graphics department: graphics@3dimensionalcreations.com

Be sure to include your order number in the email.

                OR

Reply to your order confirmation and attach your file to that email.

What type of images are best for engraving?

The answer is it depends. The quality of the original image greatly determines the quality of the engraving. Graphics or photos that are faded, have low detail, or shadows on a subject will not work. High contrast and high detail images produce the best results. When it comes to image size, bigger is better.

What file formats are acceptable?

  • Vector Art (.ai, .cdr, .dxf, .eps, .pdf, .svg) with text converted to outlines.
  • Hi-res bitmap files (.png, .tif, .jpg, .jpeg) at 300dpi or better works best.

 Vector vs. Bitmap

 Bitmaps are comprised of pixels (dots) that enlarge when the image is enlarged. The larger a bitmap gets, the more pixels are visible which makes the image appear blurry with jagged or pixelated edges.
Vector art lasers better, but bitmaps can often be converted by our graphics expert, as long as the image is of high quality to start with. Vector based artwork is resolution independent and can be scaled without loss of detail.

 
Black & White vs. Color

Black and white artwork is preferred. If you send a color image we convert it to grayscale or black and white prior to engraving.

Will my art work?

Most of the time our graphics expert can make any logo or graphic work. If we have questions or issues we’ll email you after you place your order. If you’re not sure your art will work email it to graphics@3dimensionalcreations.com for a review and recommendation.

 
Remember: High contrast and high detail images produce the best results. When it comes to image size, bigger is better.

Fonts

Looking for a specific font? Send us the information or an image containing the font you want. Chances are we have the font in our library.

Resolution

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 or better image is preferred for bitmap files.

 
Photographs

We can engrave photos on wood, marble, and acrylic. The higher the quality of the photograph, the higher the quality of the engraving. Photos that are faded, have low detail, or shadows on a subject will not work. Photos with sharp contrast and little noise in the background work best. Pictures should be sent to us in the largest size available and have a minimum resolution of 300dpi. Do not compress the photograph before sending it. If we do not think a photograph is acceptable, you will be notified. Permission should always be obtained from the original photographer whenever reproducing an image.  Please call if you have any questions.

 
Trademarks & Copyrights

Customers assume complete responsibility to obtain permission for reproduction of logos, trademarks & copyrights.  By agreeing to engrave any submitted artwork, 3Dimensional Creations will not be held liable under any circumstances. 

 
Offensive or Inappropriate Material

We reserve the right to refuse any order to engrave graphics or photos that we, at our sole discretion, deem offensive or inappropriate.