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Personalization: Engraving rules client and barrelsonline adheres to when personalizing a barrel

- Engraving is done using a laser machine but the actual engraving look and feel may vary from barrel to barrel because of changes in the oak wood surface between barrels.  Some engravings may appear darker or lighter.

- By default, all engravings are done to only the front of the barrel above the spigot.  If engraving is desired to be on the back,  any sides of the barrels (belly) must be specified in the logo instruction box.

- If a specific width and height of the engraving area are required it must be specified by the client in the logo instruction box otherwise we will resize to best fit the size of the barrel.

- The area available to engrave is determined by the size of the barrel and by the space needed by the spigot.  The engraving is done in the area above the spigot to avoid the engraving being covered by the spigot.  Also please note that along the edge there is about half an inch to one inch (depending on the size of the barrel) that cannot be engraved.

- Please note that engraving by default will be sized to fit the barrel size and the smaller the barrel the harder it will be to see detailed logos or long phrases.

- Proof of the engraving before the order is shipped will only be sent if it is specifically requested by the customer in the logo instruction box. In all other cases, no proof will be emailed.

- It is always recommended to upload an image even if only engraving text as this way you will get the exact font and distribution desired.

- If an image is uploaded the following rules will apply:

  • The image will be converted into its black and white version for engraving.
  • Photographs in addition may need the background removed so they can be engraved.

- When text is entered in the logo instruction box we will engrave using the following rules:

  • If no font is specified in the logo instruction box the default font the will be used is as follows:
    • If the text is all lower case letters or has the first letter uppercase followed by lower case letters, "Sitka" font will be used
    • If the text is all upper case "Copperplate Gothic Bold" font will be used
    • For wedding barrels either of the following fonts will be used: Alex brush, Italianno or allura.
  • The text will be engraved using the exact upper and lower case letters written by the client.
  • The text will be engraved using the exact number of lines entered by the client and by default all lines will be centered unless otherwise specified by the client.
  • We will automatically resize the engraving to fit the width and height of the barrel and centered it above the spigot.
  • The text will be engraved using straight lines unless otherwise specified in the logo instruction box.

- If both an image and text is uploaded the following rules will apply:

  • The image will be engraved and any text will be engraved below the image unless otherwise specified by the client in the logo instruction text box.
  • If the client specifies in the logo instruction box for the text to appear above the image we will by default engrave the text curved following the edge of the barrel.  If this is not desired client must specify how it should be engraved.
  • If the client  specifies in the logo instruction box for thetext to appear below the image we will by default engrave the text in a straight line. If this is not desired client must specify how it should be engraved.

- If the client specifies in the logo instruction box to edit image and/or text per clients instructions. Our designer will do a design and send it via email for client approval.  Our designer will do simple designs at no extra cost but more complicated designs and editing will have an additional cost that is determined by the amount of time required to do the custom design work.  This charge will be notified to the client before doing any design work.

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10/4/2021 7:35 AM
Very clear instructions. Great job.