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Famous Engravings Past and Present

Famous EngravingsFor as long as humans have been using tools, there is evidence of engraving whether as a method of recording and communication or simply for decoration. In the 1890s, Eugene Dubois made an astonishing discovery on the banks of the Solo River, Java, Indonesia, excavating a site which was littered with the bones of early humans, animal remains and shells. The bones belonged to our ancestor, homo erectus, and were dated to between 700,000 and 1 million years ago. Dubois also collected a number of the shells which carved the way for a more recent, surprising discovery.
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New Coins for Russia 2018 World Cup

Commemorative coins launched for next year’s World Cup in Russia

The inspiration behind four commemorative coins: 2018 World Cup image by Alexeyart (via Shutterstock).

Less than 50 weeks to go till the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia. Image by Alexeyart (via Shutterstock).

Firstly, here’s two footballing dates for your diary: the 12 August 2017, and the 14 June 2018. The first date is the start of the Barclays Premier League, whereas the second date is the start of the World Cup Finals. Next year’s World Cup Finals will be taking place in Russia, and the Central Bank of Russia has launched a set of commemorative coins.

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new five pound note

These Engraved £5 Notes Can Be Worth Up To £50,000

New five pound notes (front and back).There has been much talk about the new plastic £5 notes which have been introduced across the country. The interests that have been spoken about a lot of these notes is the immunity to liquids and the certain serial numbers which are being sought after by collectors. It is said some collectors have been paying 40 times the value of the fiver with the serial number ‘AA01′ being the most highly prized.

In the latest development, 4 of these brand new fivers could cash in at a whopping £50,000. A micro-engraver who goes by the name of Graham Short has surprised people by putting 4 fivers into circulation which contain a mini engraving of Jane Austen.

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The History of Engraving

Engraving: A brief History

Engraving Machine

For mankind, the practice of engraving has been an essential part of human communication since at the Palaeolithic era. The earliest form of human engravings dates back to 60,000 BP where the emerging civilizations engraved etchings on the walls of caves and bone or ivory fragments. Larger Petroglyphs engraved on ancient rocks still remain to this date.

More advanced engraving developed over time and by the reign of the Egyptian and Greek empires engraving as a form of documentation and communication had developed. Again, to this date documentation from ancient Egyptians remain in museums around the world, leaving an engraved insight into an ancient world.

In addition to being a form of communication and documentation, engraving was used to reproduce printed artwork, documentation and in printing. Engraving has been used to create printing templates out of metal to reproduce newspapers, books, currency and art. To this day, engravings are used to produce unique moulds to create intricate currency the world over.

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Materials

We can produce signs with the following materials:

  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • 3 ply Laminate (Traffolyte)
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Stainless Steel
  • Perspex and other acrylics

Techniques

Hand Engraving

Traditional hand etching is an excellent way to add the personal touch to a very special. . . Read More

Machine Engraving

Modern machine techniques can reproduce intricate designs and styles accurately and quickly. . . Read More