Advanced engraving options using CorelDraw

Our Design Guides suggest using 2 different engraving types: Heavy vector line engraving and Heavy raster fill engraving.

These are the two engraving types which tend to provide the best result on most materials. They are also the ONLY types we would recommend for use with acrylic - as it enables us to leave on the protective paper coating that comes on both sides of the acrylic from our supplier.

If you are not using acrylic, however, you may be interested in experimenting with the other engraving types, which are outlined below.

Vector line engraving

Medium vector line engraving

Set the stroke color to green with RGB values of 0, 255, 0:

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Light vector line engraving

Light vector line engraving results turn out best on wood - and are best avoided when using cork, leather or felts. Be sure to look closely your material samples (if you have ordered some) or the material catalog pages to see the results you're likely to get

Set the stroke color to magenta with RGB values of 255, 0, 255:

corel-vector-light.png

Raster fill engraving

Lower power raster fill engraving results turn out best on wood and leather - and are best avoided when using cork or felts. Be sure to look closely your material samples (if you have ordered some) or the material catalog pages to see the results you're likely to get.

A pro-tip is that you can actually use any strength in between "heavy" and "light", as long as all three of your R.G.B. values match in your fill color

Medium raster fill engraving

Set the fill color to medium grey with RGB values of 128, 128, 128:

corel-raster-medium.png

Light raster fill engraving

Set the fill color to light grey with RGB values of 230, 230, 230:

corel-raster-light.png

 

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