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There are many engraving processes, we choose the right one for your project.

Diamond Drag - An industrial diamond is cut to a tip that is dragged through the metal plowing the metal to each side of the cut - very similar to a farmer plowing a field. We use this process to engrave many items in our store like Brass Clocks, key rings and metal tankards. We use Diamond Gravers most of the time for gift merchandise, such as key tags, letter openers, money clips, picture frames.

Burnishing - On items that have a large flat area of coated materials, we can burnish using carbide or diamond burnishers. Many times the diamond drag engraving is hard to see because of the thinness of the diamond tip. With burnishing a carbide or diamond tip is rotated to make a wider line on the engraving material. Most award plaques have a brass plate that is lacquer coated or screen printed with ink coating. When burnishing the coating is removed exposing the gold colored brass underneath. Burnishing is used to engraved coated Waterman and Cross pens which we carry.

Laser Lathe - With this process we use a laser to scan a document - like a Diploma or anything that has been typeset and it is engraved into brass sheets that are wrapped around a rotating metal drum. The results are the document reproduced on to the brass at about 250 dpi. We use this process to engrave plates to be attached to gift times and award plaques. Wedding Invitations
reproduced are popular.

Etching - We can take Corporate logos, line art and typesetting and make mask for etching onto glassware and acrylics (Gifts and Awards). We can do from the inexpensive Glass Beer Mug to Jaffa Crystal with stunning results.

Laser Engraving - We can laser directly into wood plaques and acrylic Awards. Many of the awards you see presented on TV are of this type. When you want the best and state of the art - laser engraving is where it is at and we can supply this service from 1 piece to hundreds.

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1-8778-AWARDS
1-877-829-2737
1205 S. Main St.
Plymouth, MI  48170   
Phone 734-459-3180
FAX 734-455-6040

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