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Pictures submitted for engraving must NOT be copyrighted and will not be engraved without proper permissions.  By submitting a picture for engraving you are responsible to make sure the picture is not copyrighted.  If the picture does contain a copyright you must provide us with written (signed) permission from the owner of the photo stating that Ayers Engraving and Design has permission to reproduce and alter this photograph.  

To Mail a Photo:

We  accept photos that are mailed to us.  Many clients prefer us to scan the photo for them.  Please do not send us irreplaceable photos.  We will make every attempt to return your photograph in its original condition, but we cannot guarantee that no harm will be done to the photo in shipping.  We cannot be responsible for lost or damaged photos so please do not send them if this is a concern.  Please mail the photo the address below and call or email us if you have any questions.

Ayers Engraving & Design

PO Box 1281

Cedar Rapids, IA 52406


It is not crucial that what is in the background of your photo look perfect because we often edit the background out of the image.  Pay close attention to the subject matter in your photo.  For example:  If we are engraving a picture of a person make sure the lighting is good, the picture is in focus and that there is nothing obstructing the view of any of the area you want engraved.  The image resolution must be at least 300 dpi (600dpi preferred).