You want to stamp a crystal photo of your favorite photo, but you’ve got a disturbing background in your current photo? Then, now is the best time for you to do it! There are companies today that will help you stamp a crystal photo free of any background. This way, the wonderful picture you’ve been longing to stamp will finally come true. You just need to know how to go about it.
First off, there are different companies that offer a crystal photo block and a luminous base in order to help you stamp a crystal photo free of a background. The difference between a photo block and a luminous base is the texture and the thickness. A photo block is made out of a solid color like silver or gold, and the depth is just like the thickness of an eggshell. A luminous base however, has an array of crystals of different colors placed over a smooth flat back plate.
The beauty of using a photo block or a luminous base is that it can help accent your photos. There are some people who opt to go with a crystal photo engraving company because these types of companies usually engrave your photos for you free of charge. They also use professional equipment, which is highly recommended if you want to ensure that the quality of the image is as high as possible. This type of company also has the benefit of giving you the option of choosing what type of text you would want engraved into your crystal photo; something that most photo companies won’t do for you.
However, if you would prefer to do it yourself, you can first learn how to make a photo block. You will need a piece of thick glass, a pointer (not a razor), and a fine tip pen. Get the measurement of your glass by placing the pointer flat against the inside of the crystal photo block. Remember to write the measurement in inches on the glass. Next, heat up the glass until it is a little warm but not hot. Then slide the glass through the tip of your pointer pen and hold it against the glass until it gets hot, which takes a second.
Put your crystal photo on the glass and then hold it there as it cools. Once it has cooled completely, place it back on the paper on top of your glass. Now you are ready to engrave! The process is pretty simple. Hold your pointer flat against the crystal and gently guide the ink along the surface. You can use a pencil to make grooves, or just use a ball point pen for intricate designs.
Most crystal photo blocks are treated with a special ultraviolet light to protect them from damage when they are engraved. However, if your crystal photo block is already badly scratched or has been severely affected by corrosion, then you may consider getting your photos engraved by a laser. One way to ensure that the finished product is of good quality and will last for years is to go to a professional engraver who has experience in using lasers. The result might be worth paying a bit more for an expensive laser engraver, but it will be worth it in the long run. You should always try to buy high quality equipment to avoid problems later on.