Etched photos are a truly personal gift. The photos are etched using a unique process that yields an amazing
reproduction of your cherished photograph.
Our photos are etched in what's called a halftone screen - lots of little dots - similar to a newspaper photo.
These are not colored decals you see on many websites now, our etching is permanent!
Photographs add $12 for a small photo, $15 for a large photo to the cost of the item for the first etch.
"Small photo" indicates a photo that would fit on something like a suncatcher ornament or beer mug. "Large photo"
indicates a photo that would be on a Beveled Curve or award piece. Please call with any questions distinguishing
whether your photo is "large" or "small." Photo repeats of the same photo add $5 per photo and do not
have to be on the same item, just the same photo, regardless if ordered at the same time or years from now.
We can use any color or black and white photo, and your photo is not damaged in any way in the process. We simply scan it in!
Clear photos work best, because the etched result has a lower resolution than the original, and if the original was already blurry
and grainy the etched result with not be very clear. We can use any size photo, we resize to fit the item, and can crop any image as well.
If you have a digital image, emailing it will work MUCH better than printing it out at home. Scanners will pick up any grainy
quality in the printout, even if you have a good home printer. Please email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org in any
standard format (.jpg, .tif for instance) and please do not edit the photo, that's what we do. Photos copied from the internet from
websites (such as Snapfish or Facebook) are usually too blurry to use as well, so please try to get a copy of the original photo
emailed to you if you can.
You may also bring your digital image with you on a cd or USB memory stick in a standard format. You can even bring in your
camera and we'll read it from the memory card.
We can etch photos on a wide variety of items, provided the item is not too curved (for example, several of the bowls
cannot have a photo etch.) There is always help if you need some suggestions for selecting an item for your photo.
Etched photos make great gifts for Anniversaries, Weddings, Baby Gifts, and Christmas.