Image Resolution

The resolution of an image matters. You can not take an image that is for example 72DPI and make it 250DPI and improve the resolution. You need to start with the higher resolution to get good results from the laser engraving. Most images on the web are 72DPI.

If you look at your business card or letter head the logo looks good. But take a look with a magnifying glass or try to copy it and the low resolution and the fibers effect the quality of the scanned image.

The original art work is always the best, either a digital file or a high quality image for us to scan in on glossy paper, full size or larger ( detail and quality may suffer if we need to enlarge the image) and a resolution of at least 250 DPI.

Copyright and Engraving

Often I’m asked “can you put this image or logo on this item for me?” with a link to a web site or an attachment to the E-mail.

If it’s not your own work or image and you are not connected with the other party, you can not use their images without permission. If I’m not sure I will  ask the customer to provide proof they have permission to use an image, logo or artwork.

Images in print, broadcast, or on the web are copyright protected even if it isn’t stated. There are  sites  where you can down load  images for personal use only. That means you can not use the image on something you are selling.

As a business owner I can not  use someone else’s Images from print, broadcast, or on the web for you and profit from it. There are severe fines,  penalties and possible  jail time for copyright infringement. That’s just the law; that’s how it is.