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Personalization Help

 

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Below are guidelines and item specifics information for your personalization. If you have personalization needs that are not shown here, please feel free to ask us. We make every effort to personalize to your specifications.

Graphics:

Photos should be high quality images with good contrast. If scanning, please scan photo at 250dpi or higher (this might require using the ADVANCED features of your scanning software. If using a digital camera, use the highest quality setting and use at least a 2 megapixel camera. The quality of your engraving will depend on the quality of the photo. Scanned photos should be at least 5" x 7" for best results. Enlarging photos to fit the product size can result in a lower quality photo. We will do our best to work with your photo and will provide you a "simulation" image prior to personalizing for your approval if we feel the image is sub-standard. If you think the image is not suitable, you may replace it with another.

Images must be 250 dpi to engrave. Images with a higher dpi will simply be reduced, no problem. However, images with a lower dpi (most images from digital cameras are 72 dpi) will be converted to 250 dpi using the following rule/example:

To increase the dpi of an image, we must reduce the size of the image proportionately. Example: An image that is 2" x 2" square at 125 dpi becomes 1" x 1" square at 250 dpi. Please take this into consideration when sending images to be sure they are of suitable size to engrave on the product you selected. A 4" x 6" image at 72 dpi becomes a 1.5" x 2" image at 250 dpi, which is MUCH too small for a 5" x 7" product!

If you have any questions or concerns about your image, feel free to email it to us at sales@impressionslast.com telling us what product you are considering and we will let you know the suitability of the image for the product.

Other Photo Services:

(Please email us if you would like to take advantage of these services)

Combine two photos into one ($20).

Combine Photos

Remove Background ($20).

Remove Background From Image

Repair old scanned photo($24).

Repair Old Photos

Orientation:

Many products such as photo frames, marble and granite plaques can be done in landscape or portrait orientation. Please be sure to specify which orientation you need on products that support orientation choices.

Product Orientation

Color

Many products have color choices. When available, select your color from the color dropdown menu.

Sizes

Some products are available in multiple sizes. Product pricing is based on smallest size. Each size in the dropdown box explains how much is added to the base cost for that size.

"Will You Be Emailing Us Your Images Or Text?":

If you need more room for your engraving instructions, or have more than one image and want to email your instructions to us, simply type EMAIL in the engraved text area and email us at sales@impressionslast.com.

Engraved Text

Optional text can be engraved along with or without a photo. Text can be below, above or beside your photo. There is no limit to the amount of text you can have engraved, however, the more text there is, the smaller either the text, photo or both will be. Use the "Engraved Text" lines on the product detail page to enter the text exactly how you want it engraved. Please note that we copy/past the text so please check your spelling and punctuation as we do not. Alternately, if you need more space, you can email your instructions, or tell us in lay terms what to engrave and where using the "Layout and Special Instructions" Box. (When emailing additional text or instructions, please check the box indicating you are emailing additional images or text and email us at sales@impressionslast.com immediately after checkout).

Our Process:

Engraving: All engraving is done with a state-of-the-art laser engraving machine. Laser engraving is NOT like traditional or rotary engraving as it does not penetrate the surface of metals, rather it removes the coating of the metal, or in cases of chrome and stainless steel permanently fuses a chemical to the metal. This process provides a more vivid and precision engraving that results in superior contrast to that of traditional engraving. Glass items are etched with the laser to produce a frosted engraving and wood and leather products are engraved by precision burning providing excellent contrast. Please note that "UNLIMITED ENGRAVING" means we do not charge extra after a certain limit. However, this does not mean that we can somehow fit more on a particular item than the size of that item will allow. We reserve the right to request you modify your engraving instructions should they exceed an acceptable size for the product.

Imprinting: All imprinting is done with dye sublimation. Sublimation utilizes special paper and ink to create a "transfer". This transfer is then heat pressed onto the product at high temperatures under constant pressure. The heat turns the ink to a gas which passes into the product in a gas state. Once cooled, the gas returns to its solid form thereby permanently trapping it inside the product. Dye sublimation creates stunning results in both color and quality and under the right conditions will last a lifetime!

Font Choices:

While we will use any font that we either have or can obtain, here are some common font choices for you to choose from for your engraving. PLEASE NOTE that not all fonts are suitable for all types of products. For example, fonts with intricate designs such as #35 Gold Rush or #44 ShowBoat would NOT be suitable for small sized engravings such as on pens. These fonts are better suited in large font sizes bigger than 24pt. Selecting a plain font for small engravings will yield a much more satisfactory result than a fancy font that may not be legible when done small. Script fonts should NOT BE USED for ALL CAPS!! Extremely thin and fancy scripts like #17 CAC Champagne should not be used on small items.

Font Choices



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