Artwork Per Hour
Vector Art from JPG, PNG, BMP
If you would like special artwork - for instance to vector artwork from JPG - choose this option and send us what you would like to have done. The option here should be ordered along with one of our personalization options: Laser Engraving for time capsules or Aluminum Plaques or Bronze Plaques.
Charge is per hour. If more than one hour is necessary, we will advise before proceeding. In most cases, artwork takes a few days. Please allow enough time for your project. Once we do the artwork, we can provide a proof for you to approve, whether you are ordering engraving or a plaque.
If you order laser engraving, add another two weeks before shipping. If you are ordering a plaque, add three weeks before shipping.
How to Avoid Art Charges!
Just have wording you’d like us to place for you? That’s easy – just send in email or text file at the time you order!
If you have a logo, though, it can be trickier. To avoid additional charges for graphics work:
- B/W: All files MUST be in black and white only
- Plain: NO halftones or screens
- Vector: Your File Format MUST be in editable vector format to allow for proper output.
We accept the following drawing formats ONLY:
- Adobe Illustrator – CS 5 or below (*.ai) file preferred
- Corel Draw – X5 or below (*.cdr)
- Note: EPS files are acceptable in outlined vector format ONLY, and able to be opened with CS5.
Other graphics requirements
- Special fonts: All fonts must be converted to curves or outlined. We have most basic fonts. If you wish us to choose a similar font to yours, send a sample.
- Font Size: Minimum castable letter height is 1/4” ALL CAPS or 3/8” Caps with Lower Case.
- Space Between: Typesetting must allow at least 1/16” white space between letters & lines.
- Line stroke in letters and artwork can be no smaller than 1/16” or 4 pts thick.