ShineOn is now requiring that all sellers upload their engraved design in .SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format. This will allow for more precise engraving at a much faster pace.
If you have already uploaded .PNG's to engraved designs, have no fear! You can still update the listing with a .SVG file format through selecting the "SVG Required" button in the Products section of the ShineOn App. (picture below)
It's highly recommended not to use online SVG conversion tools, and instead familiarise yourself with Inkscape (free) or Illustrator (professional, but small subscription cost) to produce the best output files.
HOW TO CORRECTLY CONVERT BLACK AND WHITE DESIGNS TO .SVG's USING ILLUSTRATOR
Create a New Document to the recommended dimensions of the engraved products
“Place” the Black and White Design .PNG file into the New Document (the design must be black and white)
Once Placed, make sure the layer is selected. Then, select “Image Trace>Make” from the “Object” drop down Menu. Ensure the following settings are selected:
View is “Tracing Result”
Mode is set to “Black and White
Method is “Abutting”
“Ignore White” is also selected
Then, Select “File” , “Export” , and finally “Export As”
In the “Format:” section, choose “SVG (svg)” from the drop down menu. Also, ensure that you have the “Use Artboards” section selected as well. Click “Export” to export your design as a .svg.
After Clicking “Export”, a box labeled “SVG Options” will appear. Ensure the options are selected as follows:
Styling: Internal CSS
Font: Convert to Outlines
Object ID’s: Minimal
Then, Select “OK”
Congratulations! You’ve correctly converted your design into a .SVG! Upload it to the Engraved Only Products within the app, and happy selling