How to personalise your silver – from a crest or initials to a special message for a loved one.
There are two methods of engraving: hand or machine.
Hand Engraving: silver is a perfect medium for engraving as the light reflects off the facets created by the engraver’s tools. The craftsmen use handheld gravers (chisels) that have remained unchanged for hundreds of years. They meticulously pare the material away, and in doing so, bring the design to life. This method is suitable for complex artwork to be engraved on your special silver pieces. Every job is different, therefore each new design will be scaled up or down to suit the size and shape of the item.
Machine Engraving: our engraver uses the traditional pantograph machines, as well as a range of computerised aided design (CAM) machines to engrave large volumes of giftware. This service offers you a fast and cost-effective method of personalising your silver. Any artwork and font can be replicated; from simple child’s handwriting to complex badges, logos and decorative motifs, either as an outline or by using infill-shading techniques for more dramatic results. A high degree of skill is required to operate the manual pantograph machine and the quality of silver engraving is exceptional. The tungsten carbide cutters remove the silver to give a greater depth, and diamond-tipped cutters displace the silver giving the cut sparkle and clarity, which are the hallmarks of diamond engraving.
Please see the chart for sample engraving styles which can be adapted for the majority of fonts: Download Here
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