Here are some of our most frequently asked questions.
When engraving tile, it is important to use a vector file rather than a raster file. This is because tile is a very hard material and the laser needs to be able to move quickly across the surface without hesitation. If you use a raster file, the laser will pause at each pixel and this can cause the engraving to be fuzzy or not as precise.
Vector files are made up of lines and curves rather than pixels. This means that the laser can move quickly across the surface of the tile without hesitation. Vector files can be created in a program like Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape.
If you are not sure whether your file is a vector or raster file, you can always send it to us and we can take a look at it. We can also convert raster files to vector files for an additional fee.
We can engrave tiles that are up to 4″x4″. If you need a larger tile, we can engrave multiple smaller tiles and assemble them into a larger design.
The turnaround time for tile engraving varies depending on the size and complexity of the design. Simple designs can usually be completed within a few days, while more complex designs may take a week or more. If you need your tile engraving urgently, we can usually accommodate rush orders.
The cost of tile engraving varies depending on the size and complexity of the design. Simple designs start at $20, while more complex designs with different colors may cost $50 or more. Contact us for a free quote.