Image scanning and E-Mailing tips

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What type of Images are best for engraving?
 When it comes to quality, the quality of the image greatly determines the quality of the engraving. Most images are acceptable for engraving, some are not. The ones that are not usually have certain characteristics about them such as very faded, very low detail or the subject has a shadow over it. Usually the higher the detail and the better the contrast the better the results. Some images just need a minor adjustment and we provide this service free with each order. We also include background removal upon request.
 When it comes to image size, the larger the image the better. With that said, its better to not resize the image before either uploading or emailing any image file. We accept almost any image file but we recommend JPG, JPEG, PSD, PNG, BMP, TIF, DOC and PSD file formats.
 If you need help getting your photo/scan to us please don't hesitate to contact us either by email or phone. Click here for our contact page.

What is the best way to scan my Image in for engraving?
 Although we accept almost all forms of image files, if your scanning your image we  recommend scanning it at 300 DPI on a Grayscale setting. If you do not have access to a scanner you can do one of the following methods to get us your image. First you can MAIL us your image, your image will be returned with your order. Second you can take your image or document to a (Copying Store) such as Kinko's, they will usually scan the image in a place it on a CD for you or E-Mail it to us at the time of scanning. Once you have the image on a CD simply put the CD in your computer and select the image from your CD drive when you are attaching the image in your E-Mail program. If you have any problems we are more than happy to assist in helping you through the process, please give us a call Toll Free at (800) 485-2944.
Some diplomas and certificates are to large to scan all at once. We recommend scanning documents like these in two parts and overlapping the scan. If you are uploading more than one image, please upload the first image then E-Mail the others on our
Contact Page (Click Here). Another option is to take the image/document to a (Copying Store) such as Kinko's, they usually can accommodate larger prints and put them on a CD for you. Once again if you have any problems we are more than happy to assist in helping you through the process, please give us a call Toll Free at (800) 485-2944.

Here are some tips when E-Mailing Image's
(1) Send the highest resolution or largest picture available. (2) If windows ask you if you want to make the picture smaller for E-mailing click NO. (3) If scanning in, scan in at 300-400 DPI on a grayscale setting.

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