Etched photos are a truly personal gift. The photos are etched using a unique process that yields an amazing
reproduction of your cherished photograph.
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 email@example.com in any
standard format (.jpg, .tif for instance) but not a proprietary format (such as .kodak files.) Photos copied from
the internet from websites (such as Snapfish or others) are usually too blurry to use as well, so please try to get a copy
of the original photo emailed to you.
You may also bring your digital image with you on a cd or USB memory stick, again in a standard format. However, we
cannot read digital camera memory cards.
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.