You can add a personal touch to your albums with a front cover laser engraving.
Laser engraving is very striking, but available only on a limited range of materials, depending on the fabric's appearance after the surface has been marked by the laser. Please check our online cover swatches for availability.
We need production-ready artwork to custom emboss your order! Scroll down for what we require, including file specifications, some guidelines for suitable artwork, and how to place your order.
Laser engraving does not require a block. You can laser up to half the area of the front cover. The size will affect the cost, which we will confirm when we receive your artwork. Please consider the design impact on the product as well. Artwork can be more intricate than custom embossing, but we will advise if it is not suitable.
If you have questions please email us.
For your laser engraving we need a scaled, 100% black vector file. If someone else is creating the artwork please ask them to supply in that format.
If you’re doing it yourself you will need to:
- Convert the artwork (including any text) to 100% black (RGB#000000) — nearly black won’t do!
- Convert the file from bit-mapped raster format (eg JPG, composed of pixels) to vector (“paths” created from mathematically defined lines and curves).
You can create the file in either Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. Save as file type AI or Photoshop EPS. We will also accept PSDs.
How to order laser engraving
Step 1. Check our online cover swatches to ensure the material you want for your album is suitable for embossing.
Step 2. Create your artwork, which must comply with our file specifications and be no greater than half the size of the cover. We will advise the cost when we see your artwork.
Step 3. Save the artwork file — .psd if working from Photoshop or .ai/.eps if working in illustrator. You can add helpful information to the filename, such as the name you’ve used for the album order, or its Workspace ID.
Step 4. Order your book or album in Workspace, and select Laser Engraving. You will need to send the album order to Queensberry BEFORE you can send us the laser artwork. You’ll receive an email advice to say we’ve received the order.
Step 5. Upload your artwork. Go back to Workspace and click Albums in the main navigation. Your album will now have a Queensberry Order Number. Click the blue link to open the album, then click the View Album Details button, then Upload Support Files. After you enter a brief explanation of what support files you’re uploading you’ll be able to drag and drop your artwork into Workspace. We’ll take it from there!
If we don’t consider your artwork is suitable for embossing, we will put your order on hold and ask you to correct it. We may be able to do this for you but extra charges may apply.
It’s a good idea to create the artwork with the finished size of the engraving in mind, as the artwork may become too fine to engrave successfully when scaled down.