Fonts (letter style)
We can engrave almost any letter font with some limitations on size particularly for fancy script font styles. Fonts with serifs (eg. Times Roman) usually also have a combination of thick and thin letter strokes and smaller letter sizes can be challenging.
Graphics, Artwork and Logos
We can engrave simple "clipart" style images. We can engrave only on a flat surface and cannot produce 3 dimensional (sculptured) objects. Our engraving physically cuts into the metal and there are limits to the level of detail possible photographic images and shades of colour are not possible.
Artwork is required in a suitable electronic format and the following vector or line art file extension types are necessary:
- eps or ps
- ai (Adobe Illustrator)
- PDF vector
If a vector file is not available one will need to be created for production (engraving and cast plaques). Any artwork services costs will be chargeable.
It is best to submit any artwork to us early in the process in order for us to assess suitability or what might be involved in transforming it.
We have a library of artwork and may have something that suits your needs or advice on other artwork options. Don't be put off - discuss your ideas with us.
Engraved lettering and graphics are usually paint filled in a single colour and we can do this in almost any colour - it doesn't have to be black. Different sections can be painted in different colours, e.g. heading different from the main text.
Multiple coloured objects and logos are generally not possible particularly on small images or where colours join or overlap. It may be possible where a small number of colours are required and they are separated.