1. File type
We’ll need a vector file of your artwork. This is an EPS or AI file that was created by your logo designer, usually in Adobe Illustrator. Converting a JPG, PNG, or GIF into a EPS or AI file won’t work, as we need the original file the artwork was created in. We do not accept Photoshop files.
Make sure that all artwork is 100% black on a white background. In other words, do not include colors or greys.
3. Outline your text
Make sure all editable text is converted into flat artwork. To do this, select the text in the document, and go to Type > Create Outlines.
4. Detail level
While our machine can etch to an incredible level of detail, we have a few guidelines for best results.
- Text size: At least 1/4″ tall
- Line weight: At least 0.5pt
- We recommend all lines to be at least 1/2″ thick to be structurally sound.
This example shows the thinnest line work that we recommend for etching.
This example shows the thinnest line work that we recommend for cutting.