What types of materials can you engrave?
Please see our materials link.
Will you engrave single items or do orders have to be for multiple pieces?
We will engrave single items or multiple items.
How long does it take?
Most jobs we turn around within 5-7 days after we receive the object to be engraved. We offer expedited service depending on the job; please call for a quote. Sometimes we have to order the materials first before we engrave it. Many materials are in Houston and it usually takes one or two days to get here from Houston.
Do I buy products from you to engrave or may I bring you a product I already own?
We do both options. Customers bring items to us that they want engraved. We have a retail site of items we may engrave. https://engravingsolutionsrgv.com We also have some some online catalogs of many other items we may engrave. Please see the catalog link on this website.
How much does it cost?
This depends on the object, how many there are, the length of the message, and the required turn-around time. Please call for a quote.
Do you have volume discounts?
Yes, please call for a quote.
What payment options are there?
We accept cash, checks, cashier's checks, postal money orders, and credit cards.
After we receive an order, we will submit an estimate to the customer. Upon approval of the estimate, we will generate an invoice. Depending on the order and the customer requirements, we may require a small deposit in order to proceed, with the rest due prior to delivery unless credit has previously been established.
May items be engraved in color?
Right now, we are not engraving in color. We may do this in the future.
Do you charge for artwork?
A $50 per hour artwork fee applies for each piece of artwork we design for you.
What software do you use?
We use Corel Draw for laser engraving.
Where should I send my artwork?
Please attach your artwork to an email and send it to: [email protected]
What types of files do you accept?
We prefer: DXF, EPS, WMF, TIF, AI, JPG, PDF Only Files Exported from CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 and up to 2017.
We will also accept: PNG, GIF, BMP, PSD, DOC, PPT and others. Only Files Exported from CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 and up to 2017.
The vector form is the best. We can convert the file to the vector format.
Where can I get the best artwork from?
The best source for high resolution artwork is called vector.
Some PDFs are scalable, meaning the text and graphics increase proportionately in size when you enlarge them. If you don't have vector art, try sending us a PDF with your logo on it.
What is the best source for photos?
For photos, the best source is either a direct export from a digital camera or a very high-quality scan.
What is laser engraving?
How is laser engraving different from standard engraving?
With the Fiber and CO2 lasers, nothing touches the product. This allows for greater precision since there is no risk of motion or movement.
Also, the CO2 laser does not apply color. It can:
• Extract color from dyed materials (i.e. denim, linens)
• Burn on marking materials to reflective products (i.e. stainless steel or tin)
• Surface mark materials (i.e. leather or wood)
• Cut or engrave materials to accommodate a color fill (i.e. acrylic, stone, corian, marble)
What is dpi?
DPI stands for "dots per inch". When a printer reads an image, the dpi determines how many "dots" of ink will fill each square inch of surface. The higher count of dots, the better quality image.
Most images found on your computer will be the standard: 72dpi. For optimal printing, the minimum recommended is 300dpi.
Will you laser engrave from a sketch?
We can try to do this ourselves or we can send it to a graphic designer to work on it.
We work with a graphic designer that does very good work.