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Yes! All our products and services are custom made to order.
Our state of the art equipment means we can offer a range of engraving methods suitable for most requirements, from basic laser engraving to deep engrave with color fill and laser cutting.
Check out the options on our materials page.
Yes, we can engrave most client supplied items. However, we will need to physically sight the item and be instructed on the outcome you require before we can make an assessment and price the job.
Yes, all types.
We provide a free proofing service that allows you to see what the finished article will look like.
Note however that the finished colour of engraved material will always depend on the material being engraved. Again, we are happy to provide a sample on request.
Yes, our minimum order value is $30 excluding freight and GST.
Production normally takes up to 5 business days after we get your approval of the proof (allow extra for shipping). If you need something faster, let us know and we'll do our best to help you out.
Payment is required prior to shipping your goods. We accept all major credit cards and direct credit deposits.
You can find our artwork specifications here.
Unlike computer monitors (which use red, green and blue in various combinations to emit RGB coloured light), inked paper (and vinyl) absorbs or reflects light of different wavelengths.
For that reason, cyan, magneta and yellow (CMY) pigments are commonly used in printing inks as filters to subtract varying degrees of red, green and blue from incoming white light and produce a range of colours. Black (K) is added to provide contrast that cannot be achieved with the other three pigments alone.
The default mode for most image editing software is RGB. However most commercial printers (including ourselves) work in the CMYK colour space, so your label images must be converted before going to print.
We will convert any RGB images sent to us, but we recommend that you convert prior to submitting your artwork so that you can see any difference for yourself:
Adobe Photoshop: Image > Mode > CMYK
Adobe Illustrator: Edit > Select All and then Filter > Colors > Convert to CMYK
Like computer monitors, inks used in printing produce a color gamut that is only a subset of the visible spectrum. However the range is not the same for both. Consequently, the same image displayed on a computer monitor may not match that printed on paper or vinyl.
For this reason, we recommend that you opt for a real printed label when choosing the type of proof you would like.
Since there are literally thousands of text fonts available for both Apple Macs and Windows PCs, commercial printers long ago gave up trying to carry all the fonts that customers might use in their artwork.
Instead, printers require that artwork be supplied either with fonts embedded (which is possible with Adobe InDesign when exporting to PDF) or converted to outline paths (shapes with fills).
Select the text you want to convert to an outline path, then:
Adobe Photoshop: Layer > Text > Convert to Shape.
Adobe Illustrator: Type > Create Outlines.