We receive all kinds of images that customers would like transformed into an engraved paw print necklace, many of which take considerably more time to turn into an engravable file, so we have created a guide to explain exactly what a paw print is and how to get the best photo of your print for the best quality engraving.
Paw prints have been achieved with ink, or an ink-based product. This type of print will always result in the clearest engraving.
Less clear, less defined paw prints (ie. if the pet has very fluffy paws) are still possible but do affect the overall appearance of the engraving.
Photos of paw prints taken in natural daylight with no shadows will always produce the highest quality image for engraving. Photos taken in artificial light often make the image blurry, resulting in a less defined engraving.
Vets are experts at getting great quality paw prints, so next time you’re visiting ask if they are able to make one for you.
Photos of paws will always require a Complex Design Fee to be added to the order due to the complex nature of turning a photo into an engravable file.
Photos of paws often have fur covering parts of the paw, which will also show in the engraving.
Please contact us to provide your photo prior to ordering, as not all images are able to be used.
Paint prints are also a popular way to achieve a paw print, but due to the thicker consistency of paint vs. ink, they will result in a solid engraving.
If the pads of the paw in the paint print are not clear (like the centre image), a Complex Design Fee of AU$25 will apply.
Imprints will also always require a Complex Design Fee due to the complex nature of turning a 3-dimensional colour photo into a 2-Dimensional black and white graphic for engraving. Please note, not all imprints are able to be used; please contact us before purchasing to ensure the imprint is able to be created into an engravable file.
We have successfully engraved imprints from clay, snow, and even mud!