Yearly Archives: 2015

Engraved Pots, Ideas and Inspirations

Posted on December 28, 2015 at 9:49 pm

A fantastic way to make the most out of a pot is to add an engraving to it. Almost any pot can be engraved, and doing so can add a personal and stylish touch to the pot.

One type of pot that works well with an engraving is an old pot that may be stylistically out of date, needing that newer touch.

Older, traditional pots can be found in markets and second hand stores. While their styling may not directly match newer home decorations, if it is engraved upon, it can have a visually striking effect.

A great example of this is to use medium to large, inexpensive, Greek or Versailles styled pot (it doesn’t have to be an original), then to add a modern engraving to it. This could be a word or image, but if its done in a stylish manner, it can transform an old object into something completely different.

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Engraving Products – An Overview of Examples

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 5:41 pm

Engraving is a traditional process which has been updated through technology to become a unique way of producing quality goods. Physical engravings add a tactile feeling to an object, whether personal or not, an engraved item has a certain potency to it.

There are many engraved products available, here is an overview of some examples.

Awards

Glass ornaments, metal cups, medals and shields are examples of engraved awards. Often engraved with a date, team and competitor name on them, along with the event awarded for.

Gifts

Tankards, Hip flasks and boxed pens are commonly offered as gifts at special events. A gift with an engraved message or a name adds a personal touch.

Jewellery

Rings, watches and bracelets are often engraved. Often offered as gifts to loved ones along with an initial or message.

Zippos

Zippo lighters are often engraved with an initial or name. This adds a personal touch to an item which is frequently carried around.

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Lesser Known Uses Of Laser Engraving

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 9:52 pm

Laser engraving is often used to etch an image, word or number onto a product, with high precision and accuracy. It leaves a clean and accurate mark on a vast amount of materials. It’s because of this versatility that it is used so often and often on things you may not have noticed.

Medical equipment often has markings etched on by laser engraving machines. Medical equipment is well suited to the precise and clean markings created by a laser, as the equipment must be sterile to avoid contamination.

Automotive parts are often engraved upon using lasers. This includes highly engineered machine parts. These parts cannot be altered in weight or construction, so mark-making techniques that would tamper with this are avoided. This is a reason why lasers are used to label these parts as the light, un-intrusive etching of the laser has minimal impact on the parts.

 

Posted in Engineering

An Overview on Laser Wood Engraving

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 9:19 pm

Laser wood engraving is much like printing an image on a printer. Using similar technology, the images you typically print to paper are created instead using a CO2 laser beam. The beam can engrave and cut a design on a wide variety of materials.

There are many types of laser wood engraving machines that can do this from desktop Zing Laser Series to top-of-the-line Fusion laser engraving systems, there is a laser engraver to etch any kind of product required.

Laser wood engraving machines typically have these specifications:

Laser: CO2 laser source, 30-120 watts

  • Engraving Materials: Wood, acrylic, plastic, glass, leather, corian, fabric, coated metals, anodized aluminum, ceramics, mylar, pressboard and more.
  • Cutting Materials: Wood, acrylic, plastic, delrin, cloth, leather, melamine, paper, rubber, veneer, cork and more.

Laser wood engraving is a modern take on a traditional etching technique. Retaining elements of old methods and combining them with modern functionality.

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Why Laser Engraving Machines Are the Best

Posted on September 2, 2015 at 4:04 pm

If you are in a business that has high production needs, then laser engraving machines should be part of your equipment. A laser system will enable you increase your quantity of production because these machines work quite effectively. Laser machines will give you the opportunity to expand your business and take it to greater heights without incurring a lot of costs.

There are quite a number of companies that manufacture these machines and it is important you research first before settling on one. The good thing about laser machines is the fact that they have a long lifespan. You will use them for a long time without getting the urge to replace them.
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Laser Engraving On Different Surfaces

Posted on August 27, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Laser engraving is a versatile mark-making procedure. With the ability to create images and text with pinpoint accuracy, laser engraving holds many advantages over other methods of etching and engraving.

One significant advantage laser engraving has is in the ability of creating engravings on a host of different surfaces. Glass, plastic, rubber, even fruit can be engraved upon. This allows an engraver to create designs for many applications.

When engraving there are some notable differences the engraving has between the different materials. Engraving makes a permanent etching on a material, because of this the hardness and texture of the surface will impact the image or text that is being engraved. It is important to keep this in mind, varying materials give varying results for the final engraving.

An example of this is the difference of engraving on perishable goods in comparison to solid objects. A laser engraving will only remain on the perishable item for a certain amount of time, as the item is slowly worn down. Where as a solid object will hold an engraving for much longer due to the rigidity of the object.

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Want to cut metal sheets efficiently? – Get fibre laser cutting machines

Posted on August 5, 2015 at 11:31 am

Wondering about the best possible way to cut metal sheets in an accurate way? Then it’s time to get the Fibre Laser Machines that are extremely efficient to cut metal sheets in a precise way. There are various reasons behind the popularity of this equipment in various parts of the world. Besides metal sheets, this equipment is also highly effective in cutting stainless steel, brass, copper and aluminium. Below have been discussed some of the vital reasons behind the popularity of this device in UK.

  1. Highly cost effective

This is one of the major reasons behind using this equipment to cut various types of metals. According to a survey it has been found that, compared to various other laser cutting machines, a user will be able to save around 33% on electricity bills by using this unique equipment. It has also been found the replacement parts of fibre laser cutting equipments cost much less compared to various other types of machines available in the market.

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Mastering Flowing Engraving Designs

Posted on July 19, 2015 at 6:17 pm

When engraving a design a technique many professional engravers use is to keep the engraving flowing. Designing and etching in a way which looks like it was done with a paintbrush, as opposed to an engraving machine.

To create an engraving in this way the engraver will need to master the art of creating designs in single and simple strokes. Using the engraving machine in a manner similar to drawing a flowing line of ink, but with the tools of an engraver.

This may be a seemingly straight forward process, but it can take many months for an engraver to master. Engraving machines are usually used to make sturdy, intentional designs. Creating more flowing designs goes against the nature of the machine and is difficult to pull off.

But it is worth the effort. An engraving designed in this way will have a unique feel to it, a style that evokes the manner in which it was created.

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How a Service Design Consultant Can Help You

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 11:30 am

Service design is the latest buzzword in the service industry. It is the process of ensuring that goods and services are offered in an efficient manner that is to the customer’s liking so that customers will keep coming back to the business with the patronage. This is a very important process because it helps you to reduce the cost of doing business by eliminating superfluous processes while ensuring the best possible customer satisfaction.

Companies are calling in service design consultants in order to help them retain customers in order to get repeated business because this is far cheaper than conducting marketing and sales promotion activities to get new customers. A lot of companies are realizing the importance of designing their products and services around the needs of the customer. However, this is something that can rarely be done by a person who is not specifically trained for it. Designing services is a multidisciplinary approach and it incorporates aspects of creative design practice, management consulting and social sciences. As a result, many companies looking to increase profitability and revenues are calling in service design consultants to help them make the necessary changes.

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Font Colour When Engraving

Posted on June 15, 2015 at 7:44 pm

In the last post we mentioned some of the advantages of varying the size of the font when engraving. This time we look at the colour of text.

Using different font colours can go a long way in communicating a certain message. When text is given a contrasting colour it can stand out from the traditional black text that is commonly used.

For example, when red is used it sends the message that what is written is of a cautionary nature. It can also be used as the colour for a warning message.

Its also important to consider the colour that the text is laid upon. When another colour is used to contrast against a primary one, it can send a different message entirely. For example when red is used but on a green background, the message could be of a festive nature as red and green are the traditional colours of the Christmas holidays.

 

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