Photo Engraving – Need to Preserve Permanently your Photos on Wood in Uganda?

Engraved Photo

Photo engraving on wood is an excellent way of preserving your photographs of great memories. If you need to keep a photo permanently for future generations to find it, consider engraving it on wood. We advocate for engraving it on wood mostly because wood is readily available in Uganda. It’s a material we do not have to import. But other materials like metal, granite and marble, we have to get them from abroad.

Photoengraving is not a popular service to the majority of engravers in Uganda. Why? It’s because engraving photos requires the right technology and expertise. The photoengraving software is damn expensive.  Although one can still engrave photos using manual methods, it requires knowledge. Lack of experience is another reason as to why Ugandan engravers do not offer photo engraving services.

At Goleza Designers Ltd, we have both the technology and the expertise to offer high quality engraved photos on wood. We have invested money in acquiring the software for processing the images we laser engrave. Secondly, we have also learned the skill of processing manually the photos. Our engraved photos are always superb irrespective of their sizes. We always make sure that the final results are as good as in the original photo.

What must you know for quality photo engraving results?

Most customers, when they need a photo engraved on wood, they pick on any photo and bring to us. No, that shouldn’t be the case because not all photographs are suitable for engraving. Poorly taken photos don’t bring out quality results. If you want quality results, please take note of the following.

#1 – Image source

There are three (3) sources of the images we use to laser engrave a photo: hard copy, online image and digital camera image. You can present your image to us in any of these three forms. The colour of the photo doesn’t matter. You can bring a colour photograph as well as a black and white photograph.

#2 – The size of the file

By size, we mean the resolution (DPI) of the picture. And this applies to photos whose source is either an online image or digital camera image. The resolution should be big because a smaller file size does not produce quality engraved photos. To work on a smaller file to create a good engraved picture, we need a lot of time.

As you know, time is money. We either charge you more to pay for our time, or we reject your photo.

#3 – The image quality

Not all images are suitable for engraving. Good photos are very clear with detail in the dark areas (shadow) and the light areas (highlight). Images with clustered backgrounds are not suitable for photoengraving. The quality of the image you bring matters a lot. The picture we begin with is, therefore, fundamental.

Photoengraving ideas

There are numerous photo engraving ideas one can generate. It all depends on your imagination of what you exactly want to achieve. Here, we are only highlighting only those ideas that we’ve found to be popular with our customers. But there is no limitation at all.

Photo Engraving#1 – Promotional items

You can engrave a photo on things like keychains for promotional purposes. Keychains, when imprinted with your picture, can go a long way in promoting you if you’re in business fields that depend on your personality. What other wooden promotional products on which you can engrave a photo to market your business?

#2 – Personalized photo gifts

You can give to your special someone a lifetime personalised gift that will never wear off. Personalised engraved photos make great gifts on special occasions and are a great way of appreciating someone for what they have done for you. Just have a memorial photo engraved on a key chain or a wooden wall hanging, for example, to produce a wonderful gift for your persons.

#3 – Memorial plaques

If you are looking for a unique memorial plaque where you will ever remember your loved one permanently, add an engraved photo. We can produce lovely memorial plaques with laser engraved pictures on wood, metal, marble and granite.

#4 – Engraved Custom Diplomas

Do you know that you can store your certificates permanently on wood? It’s a modern way of preserving your diplomas permanently on wood, stone or metal. But when you add your graduation photo, you give it more meaning.


Photoengraving is excellent if you are looking for a lifetime keepsake. But if you need high quality engraved photos on wood, look for engravers with the skill and technology to do it correctly for you. In Uganda, we are next to none when it comes to producing quality engraved photos. If you need our services, contact us through our business contacts. We shall be grateful to serve you to the best of our knowledge and expertise.


Hello! My name is Charles Kiyimba, a creative engraver, a professional teacher, a passionate blogger, a confident graphic/web designer and the founder of Goleza Designers Ltd, an engraving business that turns images into real products. Through my hands-on experience, I share with you free helpful information on our products and services, business, marketing and personal development. Always dive in for more!



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