PREPARING YOUR FILES
Please email your prepared files to email@example.com.
Raster laser engraving
Your artwork should be sent to us in one of these formats: .AI, .BMP, .CDR, .JPEG, .PDF, .PSD, or .TIF.
If your artwork is an AI or .CDR file, please make sure all areas to be engraved are fill only (no stroke or hairline around shapes or fonts). Our maximum engraving area is 12" x 18". For best results, the resolution should be 300 DPI or higher.
Vector laser cutting
Your artwork should be sent to us in one of these formats: .AI, .CDR, or .DWG.
If your artwork is an AI or .CDR file, please make sure all paths are a hairline (.25 or smallest stroke). Our maximum cutting area is 11.5" x 17.5".
SOME RELEVANT FAQS
What is the difference between vector and raster?
A vector graphic is made up of paths, or lines, that are either straight or curved. A raster graphic is an array of pixels which together form an image. Vector images can be scaled to be very large without losing quality, while raster graphics, on the other hand, become "blocky," since each pixel increases in size as the image is made larger.
What style of artwork is best?
This depends on your project, but generally speaking crisp, clean lines will read best. Designs with high contrast will be the most successful for engraving. Under our design services, we will gladly transfer raster files into vector and vice versa.
For more questions regarding file preparation, please contact us.