We use different processes depending on which process has the best effect on a particular product. These include:
Laser Engraving - a laser is used to etch your wording either directly into the surface of your award or on an engraving plate attached to your award, using a high energy, focused laser beam. Hugely versatile and our most commonly used machines, we use this process for engraving sports trophies, acrylic awards, plaques and more.
Sand Blasting - Sandblasting is the process of blowing an abrasive media onto a surface within a contained, pressurised system. By masking the area, artwork can be etched onto just about any surface. Commonly we use this method for etching glass, crystal and stainless steel.
UV Colour Printing - On some (but not all) corporate awards we're able to use full colour UV printing. Specialty inks are laid down directly to the surface of the award, which are then cured by a UV light for a bright, textured and durable finish. Awards which can be colour printed are marked with a rainbow banner. We charge a small amount extra to cover the higher production cost of this process, as detailed on the product page for suitable products.
Rotary/Diamond Drag Engraving - Rotary engraving is the process by which a spindle driven tool cuts into the surface of the material to a set depth, carving a groove or character into the surface. Alternatively in softer metals, a diamond tipped cutting tool drags or routs the groove into the surface of the award (without using a spinning cutter).