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What is Engraving?

Mar 22, Sneha Virmani | 2 min read

 

‘Engraving is a printmaking technique that involves making precise incisions onto a metal plate which retains the ink and etches the printed image'.


Engraving serves multiple purposes, and the trick lies in knowing which approach is best suited to your needs. So our guide below on: ‘The art of Engraving and its techniques' will help you understand the process better:

 

The Process of Engraving

Engraving is an intaglio technique that is now used widely to customize gifts that add a personal touch to it. It is the process of permanently marking an object through designs, logos, and prints, by etching into the surface either manually or mechanically.

 

Laser Engraving

Sounds fascinating? Well, it is much cooler than it sounds. Laser engraving is a cost-effective, versatile and quick method used to permanently mark products. Controlled by a computer the laser is fired at the product's surface to create accurate and intricate designs.

While there are numerous methods in the market to engrave products, using laser exerts the least wear and tear on the surface of the product. Ideal for fragile products, the high-powered beam is never directly in contact with the product surface.

This reduces damages or any deformations that can occur from direct engraving. From complex markings to fast bulk printing, the laser can be adjusted to create effective custom designs. Laser engraving is also environment-friendly, as it produces no chemical bi-products like its alternative; acid etching.

 

The beauty of this method is the wide variety of materials it can be used on. Here are some gift ideas that can be personalized with laser engraving:

 

Leather

Hard Cover Leather Diaries can be engraved with client names as event favors and for bulk corporate gifting.

Metal

Using a blend of zinc alloy, pen drives can be engraved with brand logos as promotional giveaways.

Wood

 A wooden finish steel bottle is an easy to customize employee appreciation gift. 

Silicone & PVC

A subset of plastic, silicone is a more durable material for laser engraving. Personalized laser engraved mobile holders is a great branding gift for promotional events and giveaways.  

Glass

Glass engraving through laser has given business endless personalization options for corporate gifting and promotional branding. Paperweights and achievement trophies are now laser engraved for a more refined look. 

 

Final Result

The final result is a flawless finish that gives a lasting impression on the product. Ideal for electronic engraving, signs, nameplates etc., the product has a professional and neat touch to it.

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Sneha Virmani

I am a writer and professional content strategist. I have a passion for storytelling and always try to incorporate original ideas in my work. I write blog posts on sales strategies, marketing trends, product descriptions and social media optimization.
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