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In an effort to not constantly reply to questions with “please read the pinned post” and in so doing, come off as rude, here is some pertinent information as to how the process works for people that are not able to visit the shop in person:

SHIPPING:

YES! You can ship us your slides, your mags and pretty much anything directly:
The ATF has a provision for “Customization” and “Repair” work for individuals to send their firearms directly to an FFL as long as it is done through UPS or FEDEX ONLY! (NO US Postal Service!).

Inbound out of town orders for engraving work are to be shipped with the following information so that we may contact you should we have a question or to forward you invoices and receipts:
-Your name
-Phone number
-Email address
-List of contents (include pertinent serial numbers if applicable)
-Brief description of work to be performed (we will call if there is a need for clarification).

All of this ALONG WITH A PREPAID RETURN LABEL to:

San Antonio Laser Engraving
7030 Snowflake Drive
Suite #8
San Antonio, TX 78238.

ENGRAVING RATES:
Glock / Pistol Frame Texturing / stippling:
Basic package for sides and index points only include disassembly, sanding down smooth of the factory texture, engraving of pattern and borders and reassembly:
Sub-Compact $120
Compact $130
Full Size $140
Additional options:
Trigger undercut :$15
Memory Cut :$20
Finger groove removal and engraving :$45
Backstrap sanding down and engraving (gen 4’s only): $30
Logo inset inside a stippling design :$25 per side.
Cerakote application single color $75
Contact us for exact quotes on Cerakote patterns / multiple colors / themes.
Turnaround time is 8 business days or less on Pistol Frames.

Parts engraving:
AR 15 / 10 Lower receiver Magwell: $40
Across both Upper / Lower vector graphic: $55
NFA Engraving : $40
Polymer or Metal Magazines:
$8 for single or both sides (same graphic).
$10 for 2 different graphics (one on each side).
Pistol Slides:
1911 full cover deep engraving $280-$320
Single slide Marking (individual standalone graphic / logo starts at $25 per mark but will vary greatly by complexity of design.
Please PM us a graphic for a more precise estimate.
Metal dust covers: $10

PM us along with a sample graphic for any other inquiries.

GRAPHICS:
Formats:
We take care of reworking your graphics for you, however, JPG, JPEG, PNG, and PLT are preferred, please no Zip Or Rar compressed files.
The higher the definition, the easiest to work with but we can work with most graphics.

Graphic Color:
Think in Black and white! Eventually, all graphics will be converted to black and white (no Gray) so avoid blurry images or images with a lot of shading or poor contrasting colors / features.

Laser Colors: Lasers do not engrave in color even though we can shade metals to silvers, gold and even black depending on the metal, again, think Black And White!

Size:
Be realistic, a wedding portrait engraved on an area the size of a stamp will not render well.
Rule of thumb is, find that graphic on google, shrink it down on your screen to the size it will be, if it is hard to recognize there, it will be hard to recognize on the finished product.

TURN AROUND TIMES:
For single or simple graphics, as long as your order was sent along with a return label and you have either sent or discussed your graphic with us, we will return your order completed within 2 business days of your order’s receipt with exceptions being made during the Christmas holidays.
For complete slide cover ups, turn around time is 6 business days or 10 business days if a clear coat or color Cerakote coating is requested.

PAYMENTS:
We will call or message you for payment once the work is completed.
We accept most credit cards and PayPal payments.
CONTACT:
PM is preferred as we can get back to you with pertinent information should we be busy running jobs and it also gives us the ability to refer back to conversations and details should the need arise.