When investing in your very own beautiful piece of personalised jewellery, you want to make sure you’re getting the best possible product for your money. When engraving or printing on something the size of a jewellery pendant you can only reproduce a copy of the photo with less definition. As you reduce a photo in size the level of detail decreases. For this reason we reccomend focusing on peoples faces. Please read the following reccomendations on how many faces can be engraved or printed succesfully on different sizes and types of Photo Pendants.
Points worth considering when choosing your Photo Pendant
When deciding what photo pendant you want to engrave your photo onto, we reccomend that you take these following points into consideration…
- The smaller the pendant, the less detail can be captured on it. Both colour and engraved pendants have a certain DPI (Dots Per Inch). Simply put, DPI is the amount of detail that can be printed or engraved per every inch of the surface area. This means that the larger the surface area, the more detail that can be engraved. This may appear slightly confusing but what we mean is, the larger the pendant you order, the clearer your engraving will be.
- Engraved or Colour? If you’re stuck between deciding on a Colour Pendant and an Engraved Pendant, consider each of their unique properties. Engraved pendants capture a higher detail of your photo with their 353 DPI. This is as opposed to the detail replicated on a colour pendant which is only 300 DPI. Engraved Photo Pendants are also very popular for their holographic iridescent effect when they come into contact with light. However, the bold colours of the Colour Pendants also look beautiful and cannot be replicated on engraved pendants. Each type of pendant has its own pros and cons, so choosing the right type for you depends on which features you value more.
Mini (1.5cm x 2.2cm aprox) Only engraved is available.
Our Mini Photo Pendants are the smallest ones we offer. When personalising your Photo Pendant, we will only engrave or print one close up face. These cute pendants suit a photo of one person as shown.
We don’t offer colour pendants in this size due to the fact that they are too small to print a photo on.
We can also put an engraved dedication on the back of your personalised jewellery pendant. The character limit for dedications on this range of pendants are as followed: 20 characters (in the fonts Arial, Comic Sans and Times New Roman) and 14 characters (in the font Byron). You can check out our most popular mini engraved pendant HERE.
Small (2.3cm x 2.7cm aprox) Printed Colour and Engraved Pendants
The next size up we offer is the Small Pendant. These personalised pendants are still suitable for one face only but they also give you the option of englarging the person’s face on the pendant and therefore increasing the amount of detail that can be captured. These pendants also allow for longer engraved dedications on the back. Most of our Small Photo Pendants allow for 40 characters (in the fonts Arial, Comic Sans and Times New Roman) and 25 characters (in the font Byron). Check out one of our most popular Small personalised pendants HERE.
Medium (2.7cm x 2.9cm aprox)
Our medium range is suitable for one to two faces, depending on the type. This pendant is bigger to preserve more detail and to create a higher quality engraving. This is one of our most popular ranges as they give amazing detail in the reproduction of your photo. These pendants also allow for a longer engraved dedication on the back. On average, medium pendants allow for around 45 characters (in the fonts Arial, Comic Sans and Times New Roman) and 35 characters (in the font Byron). Check out one of our popular personalised medium pendants HERE.
While medium engraved pendants can be suitable for two faces, colour printed pendants are only suitable to have one face printed on them. This is due to the difference in resolution. Where engraved pendants are capable of 350dpi, colour printed pendants can only have a resolution of 300dpi.
Large (4.6cm x 4.4cm aprox)
Our large range of pendants is for photots containing two to three faces per photo. These pendants are big enough to allow for a lot of detail to be engraved onto them, as well as feature multiple faces. These pendants also offer much longer dediation lengths with an 105 character limit (in fonts such as Arial, Comic Sans and Times New Roman, and 60 characters (in Byron) on average. Check out one of our current best sellers in the large range HERE.
While large engraved pendants can be suitable for four faces, colour printed pendants are only suitable to have three faces printed on them. This is due to the difference in resolution. Where engraved pendants are capable of 350dpi, colour printed pendants can only have a resolution of 300dpi.
Now that you know what Photo Pendant suits your photo, what are you waiting for? Check out our wide variety of engraved and colour printed pendants HERE