Engraving is the process of cutting or etching a design into a material, usually with a laser. While this is typically done for jewelry and precious metals, it's also used to enhance other types of objects as well. Here are some different types of engravingâ??what they look like and how they're used:
Laser engraving is the most common type of engraving, and it's also a quick and easy way to personalize a gift. Laser engraving can be done on most materials, including metal, wood, glass and plastic. When first starting out as an artist you may want to consider laser engraving your work because it's so cost effective.
In addition to being cost-effective, laser engraving is also very versatile. You can use different colors (or shades) for different parts of your design! This means that if you have multiple pieces in your collection which contain the same kind of material (wood) then those pieces will all match when they're engraved with lasers!
Diamond tip engraving is a manual process using a diamond point to engrave. The process is slow and meticulous, so it's not the best choice for large orders. The result is a smooth, glossy finish that looks very clean and professional.
It's also possible to have your logo engraved with no color fill at allâ??this is referred to as "white" or "blind" engraving because of its lack of color filler material between the lines.
Hand-engraving is the oldest, most expensive, and most time consuming type of engraving. A hand engraver carefully traces each line with a sharp instrument such as a graver or burin by hand. The result is very precise, but can also be very delicate as well.
Hand engraving is typically used to create exquisite pieces of jewelry or art that are meant to be seen up close and personal rather than worn around town on your wrist like a watch or bracelet would be. It is not uncommon for hand engraved pieces to take months (or even years) before they're completed because of all the painstaking effort involved in creating them by hand-scratches alone!
When it comes to engraving, there are many different types. Each has its own look and feel, so it's important to consider which type you want for your gift.
Ideally, youâ??re now equipped with a better understanding of the different types of engraving available. If you need help deciding which one is right for your gift, contact us today! We have experts on hand ready to assist with any questions or concerns that may arise regarding your project.