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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Engraving

Engraving is very popular for a variety of applications in the business world.

What is engraving? Here is how Wikipedia defines engraving:

Engraving is the practice of incising a design onto a hard, usually flat surface, by cutting grooves into it. The result may be a decorated object in itself, as when silver, gold, steel, or glass are engraved, or may provide an intaglio printing plate, of copper or another metal, for printing images on paper as prints or illustrations; these images are also called engravings.”

This seems to sum it up nicely and is a great explanation for what engraving really is.

When you hear the word “engraved,” chances are that the first thing to enter your mind is an engraved invitation. While it’s true that engraving is common for upscale invites to social functions and events such as weddings, there are many other ways to use engraving, as well.

For example, engraved statutory signs are fashionable, high quality, and extremely durable; making them great choices for office buildings and other properties. Engraved signage is also used extensively for wayfinding signs and applications such as fire regulations. Many materials can be engraved. Here are some of the types of materials that may be engraved or routed:

  • Aluminium
  • Celluka
  • Wood
  • Stainless Steel
  • Plastics
  • Foamex
  • Acrylic
  • Traffolite
  • Polycarbonate

A CNC, or Computer Numerical Control, Router, and a Laser for the production of Architectural signs, cutout letters and logos might be used to manufacture many types of signage and other applications. A lot of different materials can be cut with this specialized equipment, including the following:

  • Aluminum
  • Celluka
  • Wood
  • DiBond
  • Plastics
  • Foamex
  • MDF
  • HD Polyurethane
  • Acrylic
  • Polycarbonate

Sunquest Signs uses a CNC Router that can cut to a depth of 100mm with sheets up to 2400x1200mm. CNC Routed acrylic letters can have their edges flame polished to give a sparkling finish.

Plaque Engraving and More

Things such as plaques lend themselves quite well to engraving and routing. Sunquest Signs has state-of-the-art equipment and skilled professionals to engrave commemorative plaques for events such as building openings and dedications, or smaller club and organisation plaques such as those used in schools, for example. Engraved plaques are especially suited to council and park information signs as used in forest walks and botanical gardens. An extensive range of materials can be engraved, so if you have some special project, just contact Sunquest Signs and let them help you meet your needs for any type of engraving.

Custom engraved key tags are among the most popular items produced by Sunquest Signs. There are a host of possible uses for engraved key tags, but of course, the one that springs to mind is hotel or motel room keys. Sunquest Signs manufactures a variety of custom engraved key tags that are digitally printed in full colour in 6mm clear acrylic with a unique ID code engraved into one side. This type of key tag may also be adapted to tag vats, pipes, valves, and tanks in industrial processes.

In addition, Sunquest Signs supplies a range of promotional Cast Metal key rings.

Cast Metal Key Rings

Sunquest Signs supplies clubs, hotels, and businesses up and down the Sunshine Coast with a range of colourful cast metal badges and key rings. These keyrings are durable and solid metal, made to last, and can help lend an air of permanence to your organisation. You can also get metal keyrings with a genuine leather backing panel for an added dash of prestige.

Contact Sunquest Signs today for all of your engraving needs! You will receive excellent service, skilled workmanship, and competitive prices that won’t strain your budget!