Can I engrave artwork?
Yes, we can engrave artwork as long as it meets our specifications.  Artwork must be a sharp two to five solid color image with no shading, gradients, or shadows.
The best format for a bitmap image is a .GIF file that measures at least 1100 pixels across (larger than full screen on most computers).  Vector artwork must have
fonts embedded, and .PDF files are the preferred format as .PDF files are most compatible across different software versions.  We also accept valid .AI, .CDR,
and .EPS files (usually with limited to minimal success).  We cannot engrave bitmaps under 1100 pixels wide, pictures or gray scale drawings, but artwork with a
limited number of solid colors can be engraved with different angles and densities of crosshatched lines to represent the colors.  Most artwork we receive from
individuals or non-professionals is not of sufficient quality to engrave.  The per-item engraving price depends on the artwork complexity and the quantity to be
engraved, so we need to see the final artwork to quote pricing.  Please review the examples below of good and bad artwork before submitting your artwork.
The one-time graphic artwork fee for two-color artwork is $25, and $10 for each additional color separation.  Pre-engraving proofs are available for $10 each,
but are usually not required.  Please e-mail your artwork to .
Below are examples of good and bad artwork:

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Bad: Contains five colors and drop shadows.


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Bad: Contains drop shadows.

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Good: Contains a limited number of solid colors, no drop shadows and can be used for crosshatching
More on crosshatching.

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Good: Contains a limited number of solid colors, no drop shadows and can be used for crosshatching
More on crosshatching.

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Good: Can be engraved and crosshatched.

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Bad: Contains a patterned background.

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Bad: Contains a patterned background.

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Bad: Too small. All artwork must be at least 1100 pixels wide.

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Bad: Poor quality. This is actually the same artwork as above, only enlarged to 1117 pixels.

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Bad: This artwork has been crosshatched. For best results we will layout crosshatching







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