When the average person hears ‘engraving’ they may immediately think of the messages we leave for loved ones, whether on a gift such as a new watch or on a grave to mark the memory of those close to us.
These uses highlight a major benefit of engraving – that it can create messages longer lasting than other forms of written communication – though they represent only a small part of what it is used for.
Engraving services are actually useful for more industries than you might think. You have the obvious engraved commodities, such as customised jewellery, which is increasingly becoming a hobby more people are getting involved in. Engraving any kind of jewellery is an excellent way of showing someone how special they are to you. Rotary or laser engraving are both popular and they can be applied to metal, gemstones or even glass materials.
Essentially, engraving is an ancient form of communication that has remained popular and useful through the centuries. This is clear from one of its other core uses – that of signage. Placards and street signs are another very popular industry for engraving services, as well as one of the most important because they typically communicate vital information to people in a compact amount of space.
Plaques and trophies provide a popular source for engraving. There are few things that feel better for those who are proud of their achievements than to see their name engraved on a trophy that symbolises it. One can also have peace of mind in knowing that quality engravings don’t fade easily, meaning engraved trophies and plaques can be appreciated as much by future generations as they are in the present. This crucial aspect of engraving is just as important, if not more so, for those who wish to have gravestones or memorial plaques engraved to remember loved ones.
Of course, engraving can also be used to add an artistic touch or brand to things precious to us personally. Gunsmiths tend to brand their products, and people who own individual tools often like to mark them as their own. This can apply to other things such as luxury pens as well. In this sense engraving can act as a signature, either literally or figuratively.
If you’re interested in any kind of engraving services, look no further than Able Engraving & Design. They provide a range of services including hand and machine engraving, using a range of material options from brass to stainless steel, to meet all of your essential engraving needs.