Can It Be Engraved?

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Some materials that can be engraved

Engraving is the art of carving a graphic design on a hard surface. The aim of this art is to produce an attractive item. The carved design can be either an image or text. To carve this design, a number of methods are used to give a pretty finished result. These methods include hand engraving, laser engraving (automatic) and machine engraving. The method to employ depends mostly on the type of material you want to engrave. This article lists three materials that can be used in engraving. Continue reading

What To Consider When Using an Engraving Company

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Engraving is the process of making a mark or etching words or a design on to a surface. For example, you may be looking to engrave a memorial headstone, a glass window, a piece of wood or even a pet’s identity disc. There are many times in life, therefore, when you need to use the services of an engraver. This short article will help you to think about what you need to consider when choosing an engraving company for your needs. Choosing an engraver can be tricky if you do not fully understand the process of engraving. Continue reading

Preparing Your Material for Engraving

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Opting to have brass engraving carried out is a wonderful way to personalise your piece and keep memories forever. Getting an engraving is a simple and quick way to have something to cherish that reminds you of a person or a special time in your life. Whether it’s brass engraving or another material like bronze you are sending off to expert engravers, there are a couple of things you can do to prepare your material for engraving that will make sure you get the best result. Continue reading

Traffolyte Facia Panels and their Uses

Traffolyte Facts and Why It Is the Most Suitable Laminate for Control Panel Labels

traffolyte-fascia-panelsTraffolyte fascia panels are becoming a common sight in most control panels. But what exactly is unique about these panels? This post offers an in-depth answer to this question. It explains why Traffolyte has for years remained the most recommended material to be used in electrical control panels and labels. Continue reading

Rare Coin By English Engraver to Be Sold

Fit For a King. Rare Coin By English Engraver to Be Sold

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Rare coin engraved for King Charles II (Image courtesy of Daily Mail)

Numismatists around the world have been excited by the news that an incredibly rare petition crown is to go on sale in New York for an estimated £400,000. The sought after coin comes on the market once in a blue moon and always generates lots of interest, a sale in 2007 made £207,100, then a record for a British silver coin. Considered to be one of the finest examples of coin engraving in British history, the petition crown has a heritage and rarity that would make it the prize in any collection. Continue reading

The Plaque Engraving Process

The Use of Plaques

A plaque is a magnificent way of marking a special occasion. Originally given as an award of recognition, the use of a plaque has now rapidly expanded, as has the design and the materials in which it can be made from. A plaque can be both informative and beautiful. Engraved plaques may be used to recognise an historic event, to mark a significant milestone or in memory of a special or important person. Whatever the intended use, the making and engraving process of the plaque remains the same, as outlined below.

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An example of plaque engraving (image via 4kclips, Shutterstock)

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What is Traffolyte and How is it Made?

If you have ever used an identification tag or a label to identify a product, chances are you have used Traffolyte. Traffolyte is a sturdy type of plastic which is widely used to make tags and labels – and thanks to its superior properties, Traffolyte labels are in high demand.

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An identification tag which can be made using Traffolyte material

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Metal Engraving Ideas

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Engraving is the art of incising a specific design on a flat hard surface by cutting furrows on it. The result of engraving is a decorated piece of decorative art on it. However, metal engraving is the procedure of cutting many lines on the surface of a metal plate or object. The cutting of these lines essentially forms an image, word or design. You can use both the hand and machine engraving method or the automated method for metal engraving. The way you choose entirely depends on the on the type of metal you want to engrave. Continue reading

Laser Engraving, Marking or Etching?

Laser Engraving MarkingDue to the need for clear and permanent identification solutions, laser use is becoming common. Methods such as laser engraving, laser marking, and laser etching are becoming popular by the day. The three identification options are effective since they provide peculiar and distinctive markings on various surfaces. The methods also comply with the identification regulations, thus making your product look unique. Deciding among the three requires an understanding of their differences and applications. Continue reading