How To Center Your Text And Add Fills For Engraving

I am covering the juicy details and the biggest question, how do you properly align and center your text or images when engraving on smaller objects.

I am also sharing this super cool hatch fill technique so you can step your engraving up like no one else.

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FREE Hatch Fill Patterns

The trick to better alignment involves measuring your blank or plugging in the dimensions on the blank’s packaging and creating a template using the basic shapes tool in Design Space.


Don't use Snapmat! If you are trying to engrave on a skinny metal bracelet or a dog tag it’s like shooting blanks in the dark trying to hit that sweet center spot.

To make your template, measure your item from the innermost “shape:”

Draw a geometric shape similar to the engraving blank you are working with and plug in dimensions.

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