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The Power Tool for Laser Engraving Photographs!


PhotoGraV has been designed specifically for Laser Engravers.
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The objective of the program is to efficiently process digital photographs so that they can be engraved on a variety of common materials with confidence that the engraved photographs will be of superb quality.
Traditionally, the engraving of photographs has been difficult and has been a hit or miss endeavor resulting in many discarded products. The process has been so difficult and time consuming, in fact, that many engraving shops simply do not offer engraved photographs as one of their products.

Easy To Use


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Step 1

Scan image as windows bitmap

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Step 2

Open the image in PhotoGraV

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Step 3

Choose the material type you will be engraving

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Step 4

Select the Final Process button.

The next thing you see on your computer monitor is a simulation of what the image will look like when it is actually engraved on the material you have chosen.

Now reduce the time & effort when engraving photographs!

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Features


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Automated

Automated application of these tools to the subject photo.

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Simulation

Simulation of the engraving process for common materials so the “engraved product” can be inspected before it is actually engraved.

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Interactive

Interactive process with adjustable enhancements and real-time visual feedback.

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Reports

Reports and color proofs for customer approval and reference.

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User Defined

User defined parameter sets can be saved for further customization.

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Calibrated

Calibrated to most laser engraving equipment and common materials.

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Color Clipart

Color Clipart from CorelDraw can be easily engraved by processing with PhotoGraV.


Simulations


PhotoGraV simulates more than 20 engraving materials including: cherry and walnut wood; clear and black-painted acrylic; black laser brass and anodized aluminum; a variety of generic leather materials; and many plastics with either a white or black core and with a variety of caps including brushed gold and most solid colors.

PhotoGraV's processing functions have been tuned and optimized for each of these materials and the appropriate optimized parameters are automatically loaded whenever a new material is selected.

Note: Actual results may vary from simulation.
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Negative image produced in saved file.

PhotoGraV automatically compensates for the engraving peculiarities of each material in the process of creating the "engraver-ready" processed image. For example, photos to be engraved on clear acrylic are automatically mirror-imaged and produced at a "negative" polarity. Of course, you can override these automatic features at any time to produce special effects if so desired.

    • PhotoGraV engraving simulation on black brass.
      The engraving simulation is one of the many powerful features of PhotoGraV that enables you to inspect the “engraved product” before it is actually engraved. Shown below is the engraving simulation as you would see it in the PhotoGraV software.

    • PhotoGraV Comparison on black brass.
      As you can see, the real engraving shown below matches closely the PhotoGraV simulation. Before PhotoGraV, you could not inspect the final product without actually engraving it, a costly and time consuming process.

      Further, without PhotoGraV’s simulation capability, the effect on the final engraving of any adjustments to the image are difficult to predict. Simulation is a powerful tool that saves you valuable time and materials.


    • PhotoGraV engraving simulation
      The engraving simulation is one of the many powerful features of PhotoGraV that enables you to inspect the “engraved product” before it is actually engraved. Shown below is the engraving simulation as you would see it in the PhotoGraV software.

      Example: Cherry Engraving Simulation Image


    • PhotoGraV Comparison on cherry plaque.
      As you can see, the real engraving shown below matches closely the PhotoGraV simulation. Before PhotoGraV, you could not inspect the final product without actually engraving it, a costly and time consuming process.

      Further, without PhotoGraV’s simulation capability, the effect on the final engraving of any adjustments to the image are difficult to predict. Simulation is a powerful tool that saves you valuable time and materials.

    • CorelDraw color clip art and PhotoGraV
      Laser engraving the clip art from the CorelDraw collection ‘as is’ produces less than desirable results, many times engravings are totally unacceptable. A few simple steps and processing with PhotoGraV will yield spectacular results. Now you can offer any of the thousands of Corel images to your customers with confidence that the final engraving will be wonderful, and you will not have to spend hours tweaking the art and possibly scraping materials.

      If you have tried lasering some of the Corel art, you may be aware of some of the problems; ‘hidden’ lines vector cutting in surprising areas, poor contrast in different colored areas, poorly defined edges, loss of detail, coarse dithering, funny checked patterns, unpredictable shading and depth, etc. PhotoGraV solves all these problems and more.

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