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Stamp/UV Print/Laser Etch/Inkscape


Designing your Laser Etch (Custom Logo)

Designing your Laser Etch (Custom Logo)
Laser Etch technology cuts away the primary layer of leatherette or textile leaving the layer underneath exposed. Due to its invasive nature, this procedure is not available with all material options. 

How can I design my Laser Etch?
To design your Laser Etch/UV Print use one of our templates, which are available for download in nShop or your shopping cart (after selecting "self-made pattern" option).
Your Laser Etch/UV Print should be designed as a vector file in Illustrator or Corel or any other vector graphics editor like Inkscape and saved as .pdf file. Fonts should be changed to curves, otherwise, the cover personalisation will not be able to be carried out. Design in black, with no tonal changes and greys. The colour of the cover personalisation depends on the chosen option and the chosen cover material.

How large can my Laser Etch be?
Your Laser Etch/UV Print can be any size, as long as it fits on your product. We suggest leaving a 5mm safe area around the edges of the cover of your product. For example, for a 30x30cm album, you would be able to create a Laser Etch/UV Print of 29x29cm, at maximum.
In the case of a Laser Etch on a USB, the largest print available is 3,7cm x 1,5cm.

Designing your UV Print (Custom Logo)

Designing your UV Print (Custom Logo)
UV Print technology is available on most leatherettes and textiles. The colour of the UV Print has been matched to the colour of the material. The UV Print is printed on the cover of your product. In contrast to Laser Etching, this option’s gentle method allows it to be available for all materials.

How can I design my UV Print?
To design your Laser Etch/UV Print use one of our templates, which are available for download in nShop or your shopping cart (after selecting "self-made pattern" option).
Your Laser Etch/UV Print should be designed as a vector file in Illustrator or Corel or any other vector graphics editor like Inkscape and saved as .pdf file. Fonts should be changed to curves, otherwise, the cover personalisation will not be able to be carried out. Design in black, with no tonal changes and greys. The colour of the cover personalisation depends on the chosen option and the chosen cover material.

How large can my UV Print be?
Your Laser Etch/UV Print can be any size, as long as it fits on your product. We suggest leaving a 5mm safe area around the edges of the cover of your product. For example, for a 30x30cm album, you would be able to create a Laser Etch/UV Print of 29x29cm, at maximum.
 

Designing your Stamp

Designing your Stamp
Prepare the project with a program that will allow you to create a vector file (Adobe Illustrator, Corel, Inkscape). Design in black, with no tonal changes and greys. Save your vector file as .pdf file.
The maximum size of the long edge of the stamp is 12cm. The preferable width is 8cm and height up to 5cm. When designing your stamp, make sure it is not outlined but a full object and do not forget to specify the position for it.
Note: It takes around 7 business days to order&make a stamp matrix, so please be aware turnaround time will be extended. Your custom stamp matrix is stored with us for future use on our photo products.

Inkscape Tutorial (converting to a vector file)

Inkscape Tutorial (converting to a vector file)

Your Laser Etch, UV Print or Stamp can be made only using a vector file. Raster graphics - .jpg and .tiff files cannot be used to make your Laser Etch, UV Print, or Stamp.

 

How do I convert my .jpg or .tiff file to a vector file?
You can do so in Illustrator or Corel or any other vector graphics editor like Inkscape. Inkscape is a free vector graphics editor.
We've prepared a short tutorial for you on how to use this program.