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The Dos and Donts of Engraving Items

The Dos and Don’ts of Engraving Items

Laser engraving is a great way to add a personal touch to items, but it can be tricky to get right. At Shirt Shack, we handle all of your laser engraving needs and can engrave a variety of items from promotional pens to coffee mugs and post its notes to customizable awards and trophies. We work with credible partners to ensure your products and engraving are of the highest quality! Here are the dos and don’ts of laser engraving that will help guarantee you awesome results each time.


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Do Find a Trustworthy Company

The first step in laser engraving items is to find a trustworthy company to handle the process for you. This will help ensure a professional finished result that you love! Start by researching the services the company offers and checking customer reviews.


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Do Choose the Right Item

Whether you’re looking to present a professionally engraved reward or distribute promotional products, it’s important to choose the right item. For promotional products, consider which items will have the most practical uses.  Ensure the item is high quality before settling on your final decision.


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Don’t Make the Design Too Complicated

When it comes to laser engraving, our equipment can create beautiful and detailed engravings. However, it’s important that you avoid making the design overly complicated. Fonts should be easy to read, not too big or too small, and the design should be simple or clear.


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Don’t Forget to Double-Check Details

The last thing you want is to have a trophy engraved only to realize you spelt the recipient’s name wrong! Take the time to double-check the details to ensure everything is exactly the way you want it, as the engraving process cannot be undone.

By following our dos and don’ts of engraving, you’ll be sure to get the perfect engraved item you’re looking for! Shirt Shack is not only the experts for printing services, but we’re also proud to say that our laser engraving services are second to none. Get in touch with us today to get started!

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