While its widely known that just about anyone can do 2D engraving, we want to take a moment to talk to you about our ability to 3D engrave on wood.
3D engraving dictates a very specific process when putting together the artwork. In running tests on our new laser engraving machine, we have found that when working in grey scale (which is a necessity for 3D engraving) the program ends up looking like a very good x-ray. Grey scale operates in 256 shades between black and white. The closer you get to black, the deeper the engraving is. If you are operating in shades nearer to white, the wood is barely touched.
Right now there is a problem in the industry finding artists that have the graphic mindset to work in greyscale for 3D engraving. Here at Wilke, we are looking for individuals to help us out in that realm. We have been working on engraving out some samples for our clients, however we are operating off of existing art and would love to bring in someone that can help us to grow our capabilities.
Keep an eye out on our website for more information about our 3D wood engraving. In the meantime, please contact us if you have any interest in either our laser engraving or 3D engraving services, or if you would like to work with us as a greyscale artist.
We look forward to hearing from you!