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2018 Laser Engraving Report

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24 n LER 2018 cover each of them. Before you start on this venture, it's important to examine each of these carefully. ONE: SELECTING AN IMAGE Will any photo work? No. The biggest misconception with laser engraving photos is thinking any photo will work. Reflect on the photo itself before thinking about the laser machine or the wall, and you will find that you want the best picture pos- sible to tell your story. This image must have clarity, contrast, and noteworthy consideration. The picture should be clear and crisp. You will enlarge this image to fill an entire wall, so find a picture with as high of a resolution as possible, preferably 600 DPI or more. Preview your image in black and white as it reveals the best contrast. Take a look at the background and the main subject of the photo to see that it has excellent contrast. You do not want similar colors throughout the image, but instead The biggest misconception with laser engraving photos is thinking any photo will work. Along with finding one that has a high resolution (preferably 600 DPI), preview the image in black and white as it reveals the best contrast. A process called dithering is first required before laser engraving.

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