Great Lakes Decorative

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Metal Parts Design Guidelines

To better understand how to layout your artwork, please read the next section illustrating how our process works. This is a quick overview of our etching process.

Then, using our design templates and easy to follow step by step instructions you can create your very own metal art!

How our process works

  • We etch from both sides of the metal, therefore we need two artworks: top and bottom
  • Your artworks are printed onto a mylar film. Black areas will be etched, clear areas will not.
  • Metal coated with light sensitive “resist” is sandwiched between top and bottom artwork.
  • The film emulsion makes intimate contact with the resist surface.
  • Light shines down on the metal through the artwork
  • Download/View .pdf of Design Guidelines
  • Download/View our Design Templates

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