We got a used pool table for our new place when we moved, and we just had it re-felted. Turns out, the slate has this pretty cool logo on it (the guy who did the work said it must be pretty old since all modern pool tables use slate from Brazil), and I have Googled the heck out of it trying to find a clean version. Alas, all I have is this, but I want to try and make something magical on the Glowforge with it. I have used a background removal tool, but of course there are details missing. Can anyone provide guidance on how I could convert this into something I could cut out on the GF? I was originally thinking I wanted to cut out the individual components on red acrylic, and glue it onto mirrored acrylic, and then frame it. But I don’t know if it is possible. I suppose I could try to engrave it as well. Just wanted to see if anyone has any ideas on it. Thanks in advance, and hope everyone is doing well! I sure miss keeping up with everyone, it has been crazy busy for us lately, so I don’t get a lot of computer time anymore!
You could redraw over the design with vectors and get a very clean version.
You could photograph a non printed area of the slate and add that texture all over.
A redraw would get rid of the line through Massachusetts and make all the letters an equal darkness.
Thanks everyone! @hansepe the picture I attached is the one we took with a phone. I was able to remove the background and test engrave it as an image file. It didn’t turn out too bad, so now I’m just thinking about what material to use. Also, I was hoping to convert to svg somehow so I can make it larger, but a lot of detail gets lost, and since I can’t read some of the words, I think it just might be better as an engrave. I guess it’s a really obscure logo, because I tried doing a google image search and it didn’t find anything remotely close.
For fun: The Eastern Slate Company of Boston was incorporated on 05-NOV-1877.
(Which is exactly 78 years before Doctor Emmett Leland “Doc” Brown slipped and hit his head on his sink and had a vision of The Flux Capacitor which, as we all know, is what makes time travel possible. Coincidence?)
I ended up improvising because really he just likes the logo. And I added the plate from his table, which is just like ours. It’s going to be a birthday gift for my brother in law since he just got a new pool table too. 2.5 hour engrave later, I think it turned out pretty well!