iPad Smart Covers are decorated in-house using our laser engraving machine. In this process the laser melts or removes the top surface of material. It is not printing and no color is added. There is usually some variation in the color and appearance of each cover. If you need to order a large number of covers that all look identical then this is not the decoration process to use. Debossed and printed iPad cases may be a better choice for your needs.
The dark gray polyurethane smart cover for iPad was released by Apple in late 2011. These engrave the best of any of the poly covers. The engraving results in a shiny, somewhat textured, shade of gray that is darker than the original color of the cover. The engraving is fairly subtle but clean in appearance. Additionally, the inside of polyurethane Smart Covers can be engraved. We can engrave photographs and artwork with shading on the inside of your poly cover.
If you are ordering multiple covers we very strongly recommend doing one as a sample first, receiving it in person, and adjusting your artwork as needed. This process generally takes about two weeks, but quick turnaround orders are possible by taking advantage of our rush service options. We do not recommend ordering a large number of covers without an in-person proof. Returns or refunds are not possible for custom items.
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