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November '20

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6 2 L A S E R E N G R A V I N G R E P O R T 2 0 2 0 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M P hoto engraving is as popular as ever, and we're seeing more and more engrav- ers offering this service on a variety of substrates. Photo engraving can be tricky at times, and laser operators might become frustrated because they're not achieving the detailed results they've seen online and antici- pated for themselves. Sometimes, the problem lies in the image quality (or lack thereof ), other times it's the settings being used to engrave, and sometimes it's how the photo is processed. Often it can be a combination of all three. Before you think you're destined to never achieve high-quality results when engraving photographs, consider the tips in the fol- lowing article to help perfect your techniques. Photo Processing and Engraving Tips Image quality and laser parameters paramount in achieving success B Y A M Y D A L L M A N Photos are going to engrave differently from one material to the next, and your settings will vary as well (seen here is wood versus microsuede fabric). (All images courtesy Amy Dallman) P substrates. Photo engraving can be tricky at times, and laser operators might become frustrated because they're not achieving the detailed results they've seen online and antici pated for themselves. lack thereof ), other times it's the settings being used to engrave, and sometimes it's how the photo is processed. Often it can be a combination of all three. Before you think you're destined to never achieve high-quality results when engraving photographs, consider the tips in the fol lowing article to help perfect your techniques. L A S E R E N G R A V I N G R E P O R T 2 0 2 0 frustrated because they're not achieving the detailed results they've seen online and antici-

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