How It Works
2-D To 3-D design
Converting your standard 2D photo into a 3D crystal
This process is a wonderfully unique way in which to create awe inspiring gifts and awards. By means of a sophisticated computer software program, your photos can be modeled into a three dimensional design. The 3D image is then etched with high quality green laser into a flawless piece of optically clear solid crystal that can last forever.
What we need from you
We simply need a good quality photo. We can then laser your photo into our crystals utilizing the highest quality standards. Make sure when you upload your photo that it is well illuminated, in a high resolution and is not blurred. Your photo may show one, two or up to three people.
How do you make the 3D laser images?
Photo crystals are made using a special laser that focuses its concentrated beams of light to a precise point below the surface of the crystal. Each bright point in the image is plotted in the final crystal piece. The laser then focuses a high-powered beam on each three-dimensional coordinate. Once the beam reaches the focal point, the powerful laser pulse makes a tiny void or inclusion inside the crystal. Then the laser moves to the next coordinate and makes another etched point. Finally, enough points are created to reproduce the design deep within the crystal. As laser beams are non-invasive, no marks or blemishes are left on the surface of the crystal. When viewed from any angle the intricate design is viewed much like a three dimensional sculpture.
2D Engraving Style
Making Your 2D Photo Crystal
Pictures can instantly bring you back to a special moment in life. We bring those moments worth remembering to you in a very special way. We eternalize your favorite pictures by subsurface engraving them into optical quality crystal. The finished product is so exceptionally brilliant it is mesmerizing. Send us your favorite photo and we will capture each smile or look into a piece to be treasured.
To have your most valued photos engraved into high quality optical glass for eternity, we simply need your digital photo as a master It can be sent in various formats such as .jpg, .bmp, and .png.
Preparation of Your Photo
Your photo will be converted into a ready-to-laser, high-resolution file using our state of the art software. The brightness and contrast in your photo will be optimized to bring out the best results in the crystal. Captions can be added as specified and the image can also be resized and altered.
The photo is now eternalized in high quality optical crystal, using our sophisticated laser technology. This process is called "vitrography". Depending on the desired size, the laser process takes approximately 10 to 20 minutes. We can also add any text you would want such as a dedication or a name.