Hand engraving is an old art form that has survived through the ages despite modern technology. Continue reading
Metalwork is any decorative or useful object fashioned out of metal, including silver, bronze, gold, brass, copper, stainless steel and lead. Man first discovered how to extract gold from the earth in around 6000BC with other metals following over the centuries. Over time, methods for shaping and decorating the different metals have evolved into skills still used today. Continue reading
It is a well-known fact that Romans were expert engravers and this is one of the main reasons why so many of their artefacts have lasted throughout the ages. Whether referring to the infamous “Ides of March” coin or their numerous pieces of handcrafted jewellery, the skills that their craftsmen possessed rivals those which are exhibited by today’s artisans.
Engraved signs change ordinary office signage and directory into a more sophisticated signage. Engraved products come in various materials like acrylic, wood and metal. The applications for engraving include: ADA signage, building dedications, directories, office and reception signs and recognition awards.
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
Traffolyte Facts and Why It Is the Most Suitable Laminate for Control Panel Labels
Traffolyte 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
Fit For a King. Rare Coin By English Engraver to Be Sold
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 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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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