Tips for Customizing Products

Brewista offers custom engraving on a variety of products for free or low cost with no set-up fees or minimum requirements!

To help keep your customized product experience as smooth as possible, here is a quick list of tips for setting up your files for engraving and uploading to our website with your order.

Preparing your file for engraving:

  • Youe artwork file will need to be a vector-based AI, EPS or SVG file
    • Vector-based files result in the best-quality engraving in the fastest time allowing us to provide you with the best quality product.
    • Most vector-based graphics software (including Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, and Inkscape) can save files with any of the above extensions. 
    • Submitting JPG or PNG files may result in additional set-up fees.
  • Please make sure all text/fonts are outlined or converted to paths.
    • Note: Outlined fonts cannot be edited like normal text.  Always keep a copy of your original artwork.
    • Outline fonts in Adobe Illustrator:
      • Unlock all text layers
      • Select all of the text (Mac: Cmd+A) (PC: Ctrl+A)
      • From the "Type" menu, select "Create Outlines" (Mac: Shift+Cmd+O) (PC: Shift+Ctl+O)
      • From the "File" Menu, select "Save As" and save your file as a new document
    • Outline fonts in CorelDRAW:
      • Unlock all text layers
      • Select all of the text (Mac: Cmd+A) (PC: Ctrl+A)
      • From the "Arrange" menu, select "Convert to Curves" (Mac: Cmd+Q) (PC: Ctrl+Q)
      • From the "File" Menu, select "Save As" and save your file as a new document
    • Outline fonts in Inkscape:
      • Unlock all text layers
      • Select all of the text (Mac: Cmd+A) (PC: Ctrl+A)
      • From the "Path" menu, select "Object to Path" (Mac: Shift+Cmd+C) (PC: Shift+Ctl+C)
      • From the "File" Menu, select "Save As" and save your file as a new document
  • All engraved areas will appear grey - not full color.
    • Laser-engraving etches away and/or burns the top layer of the engraved material.  This process does not apply color to the engraved surface.  All colors in your artwork file will be a medium grey when engraved. See photos of actual etched products for reference.
    • For the best approximation of what your engraved logo will look like, change all colors in your file to greyscale or black before sending to us.

When you're ready to send us your file:

    • Please email your vector-formatted EPS or AI files to laser@mybrewista.com.
    • Remember that the lead time for custom-engraved products is 2-4 business days prior to shipment. This lead time could be a bit longer during busy times such as the November/December Holiday season. In order to estimate when you would receive your products, add 2-4 business days to the expected shipping transit time.
    • Any non-custom products will be shipped with the customized products. We typically don't split shipments of orders.

    Note: Brewista reserves the right to use photographs of customized products in company marketing and promotional materials.

    Please contact us prior to ordering if you have any questions!