Have a favorite picture of your pet that you would like to turn into a cherished keepsake? We can take a pet photo and have it etched in to wood making a durable image of your pet.
The laser etched picture is done on select hardwoods and is finished with a clear coat of urethane. The picture is created by using a process known as error diffusion, similar to halftoning used in newspapers.
Laser Etched Pet Portrait
A great laser engraving starts with a great photo. Make sure that your pet is well lit, in focus and has good contrast to the background in the photo. A black lab sleeping in a black chair in the shadows of a dark room or a white dog playing in the snow would not be good options.
Size also matters, the bigger the picture the better it will look. Don't use a tiny picture of your pet and expect it to be clear and sharp when enlarged (that only happens on tv crime shows). So if you want an 8 x 10 and you send a picture that's 320 x 480, it's not going to look as good as a picure that is 1200 x 1500. The more information in the picture, the better it will look when etched.
Occasionally, we need to make an edit to a photo. Usually, this is just toning down some background elements or increasing contrast to ensure that the picture looks as best as it can. Othertimes, it might look best if the background is removed from the picture and your pet is the only part of the image that is etched. In any case, whether we have to edit the photo or not, we will send you a preview image to see what will be burned.