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May 9, 2009 10:54 PM   Subscribe

How can I get an awesome engraved diploma?

Where can I go locally (Brooklyn, NY) for an engraved diploma?

I'm talking about the images that show up here. I get the feeling that this is the kind of thing that would be cheaper to do locally than over the internet, and I'm looking for recommendations, etc, on a place to do it.

I want to be able to walk into a place with a file with all of the text and artwork I want; I want to choose a plaque, and have it laser cut. Ideally, this won't cost me too much. Turnaround time isn't that big a deal. If it's necessary (or better) to get the parts and work separately, I'm all for it.

So if you've had this done (or you do it!), please tell me where to start – what type of wood is best? Is this practical at all? What type of computer file do I need? Anything else I've missed?

Thanks!
posted by mhz to Shopping (1 answer total)
 
Pretty much any local trophy shop and plaques business will be able to do this provided they have a laser engraver. I don't know how willing they will be to accept your files and engrave them for you, it probably depends a lot on the owners of the shop and their level of technical expertise. In any case, if they can laser engrave a photograph they probably can engrave your diploma.
posted by gregr at 7:01 AM on May 10, 2009


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