Awards & Engraving

March '18

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A&E MARCH 2018 • a-e-mag.com 27 Laser Engraving great, results. Poor-quality photos with low resolution, blurry faces, distracting back- grounds, and poorly composed content are more common than professional portraits. Smartphones, no matter how good the cameras are today, are used by family members and friends and appear to be the primary source for portraits. Even with the improved optics and sensors, many photos of people are taken quickly, in poor light, and at unflattering angles. Very few of our customers understand how much work it takes to turn these photos into even satis- factory results. It can be difficult to charge for all the time spent enhancing a photo, especially for a memorial project. I have invested in photo editing tools beyond my normal graphics editor. The investment is in both learning time and money. I have a great digital tool specifi- cally designed for removing backgrounds. It typically cuts my background removal time by about two-thirds. I have a tool that is good at enhancing detail and contrast. I A son had us etch this granite piece we supplied from a stash of leftover granite from kitchen counter projects. It was used to memorialize a planted tree. A cast plaque designating a garden at a hospital honoring a maintenance employee who created the garden for the patients in his off time. Materials Expertise Beyond Lasers We have everything you need to build your business Laser Systems Empower yourself with a Trotec w w w.troteclaser.com w w w.engraving - supplies.com Call us today 866-226-8505

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