Why You Should Support Small Engraving Businesses

Posted on October 18, 2021 at 10:26 am

Small local businesses in the engraving and personalisation industry are struggling to create a living as people are choosing not to work with them due to a small collection of people in the industry giving them a bad name with bad work. But, today we are going to share with you why you should be choosing to support small engraving businesses.

One of the best reasons why you should always choose to support a small business is simply because an actual person will do a little happy dance when you order. You are supporting a single person rather than a big enterprise. You will be helping a family to make a living rather than just putting more money into one person’s business.

Think of it this way, would you rather help a single person to create a living and a dream Christmas for their family, or would you prefer to put more money into a millionaires pocket. I know what I would prefer and what we believe you should do.

So, whilst their costs may be slightly more, it will be worth it. You will be given a more personalised experience when working with a small business. You will be in contact with the owner and who is making your product. Most small business owners will accommodate your needs, offering you more options for personalisation.

We will always believe that we should help each other. That we should support each other. So, if you see a friend, someone you know, or a small business on Facebook offering the gift you want to give this year, please support them. Let someone do a little happy dance. Let you have a better experience than being with a large enterprise.

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Skills Needed To Become A Laser Engraver

Posted on August 24, 2021 at 8:12 am

You may be wondering why you would need a certain skill set to become a successful laser engraver when you are only using a machine to complete all the projects. But the truth is, you do still need certain skills, you can find out more about these below.

One of the most important skills you need to become a successful laser engraver is patience. It can take a long amount of time to complete projects and to learn the skill. So, you need to be extremely patient to be able to deal with the small mistakes that can be made, as well as the time it takes to complete each project.

Another skill that you need is computer knowledge. A laser engraving machine works by using a computer, with you needing to program the design so the machine knows what to do. Therefore you need to have a good computer knowledge to know how to program your laser engraving machine.

You will also want the skill of being able to remain calm and open to learning. When you are first starting out, you will need to be able to remain calm and be open to learning. Mistakes will be made when you are learning a new skill. Reaming calm is a must as more mistakes are likely to be made when you become frustrated, resulting in a higher waste of materials.

So, if you want to become a successful laser engraver you do need a skill set. Whilst most of the project relies on the laser engraving machine itself. You still need the skills to be able to work it and enable it to complete its job effectively.

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How Is The World of Personalisation Changing?

Posted on July 9, 2021 at 8:54 am

When looking to purchase personalised products, you have likely seen a huge increase in the number of people offering this service. This is because the way people are personalising products is changing. It is no longer all about laser engraving, as there is a much cheaper, more affordable way to offer this service.

This is through the process of cutting vinyl and applying it to products to personalise them with any design, name or message. This is a more affordable way as it can take less time, the products cost less to purchase. People can offer these products for lower costs whilst still making a profit.

The only issue with this is that only certain materials can be personalised. So whilst the opportunities are endless, there is a limited amount you can do. This is an amazing progression in the personalisation world, but we should not forget laser engraving and how this is much longer-lasting.

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Engraved Products For Fathers Day

Posted on June 15, 2021 at 2:42 pm

With Father’s Day fast approaching you may be searching the shops for ideas on what to buy. If you are looking for personalised items then searching for engraved products may be difficult to find, especially if you are wanting some unique and personal.

The internet will provide you with several companies supplying a wide range of products. Firstly think about your father, stepfather or your own children father and consider his interests when looking for that perfect gift.

If they are a keen gardener, then a personalised set of garden tools would make a lovely gift. If you are looking for something less expensive, then a sign for the shed/greenhouse engraved with their name would be a nice touch.

If they are keen on DIY or a builder by trade a personalised saw with wording such as “to the best dad I ever saw” would be a fun item. You can even get hammers, tools and tape measures all of which can be engraved with wording of your choice.

Fathers that are keen walkers, may like an engraved compass.

With so many products available to engrave there is plenty of choices to be had suiting a wide range of budgets. From relatively cheap acrylic, metal or wood keyring to middle price range items like cheeseboards, tools, bottle openers, photo frames and right up to the more expensive products such as watches, compasses, jewellery.

With so many materials being able to be engraved, the possibilities are endless. But one thing for sure an engraved unique and personal item will be appreciated, loved and cherished for many years to come.

When It comes to deciding on the wording to engrave, make it personal to your loved one, but do double-check all spellings, as wording will be engraved as you have written it.

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Creating Personalised Items With My Cricut

Posted on May 14, 2021 at 1:47 pm

The world of personalisation is taking the market by storm. With more and more people choosing to purchase items that have the option of personalisation over other items as they offer a more sentimental value. This is why there has been a boom in the sales of Cricut machines. A machine that makes personalising items possible at a lower cost.

So, how can you personalise items using your Cricut machine?

The most common way to personalise items with a Cricut machine is by cutting materials such as Vinyl. To then stick or iron this onto the chosen product to add the personalisation.

Another option is to purchase an engraving tool that will etch a design into your chosen material. For glass engraving, you will need to use an engraving cream to ensure the design is engraved into the glass correctly.

Laser Engraving is of course the most popular way to engrave products, but a Cricut machine offers a more affordable option for smaller businesses.

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Can I Use My Cricut For Engraving?

Posted on April 20, 2021 at 8:07 am

One of our most commonly asked questions with regards to Cricut makers is whether or not they can be used for engraving. Well, we are happy to tell you today that YES, your Cricut maker can be used for engraving you just need the right tools and materials!

What Tool Do I Need To Engrave With My Cricut?
Simply, you need to purchase the Cricut Engraving tool, which can also be known as an engraving tip. This is a tool that allows you to begin your engraving career using your Cricut machine. The circuit engraving tool is a sharp metal tip that allows you to etch designs into your chosen material.

What Materials Can The Cricut Maker Engrave?
When using the Engraving Tip, your Cricut maker can engrave a large selection of materials. Some of these include:
– Acrylic
– Copper
– Aluminum
– Leather
– Soft Metals
– Kraft Board

How About Engraving Glass?
While the Cricut Maker with the Engraving Tip attached can currently not engrave glass there is a way around this. You can create a stencil with your circuit machine. Then use glass etching cream to engrave this into the glass item you wish to engrave.

How To Use The Cricut Engraving Tool
Using a new tool can be a daunting process, so we are going to share with you a few simple tips for using this tool for the first time.

Firstly, you will need to ensure that the linetype for the image you wish to use is set to engrave. This means your Cricut maker will know that you wish to engrave rather than cutting through the material.

It works the same as any other tool, that you choose your design, choose your linetype and go! But with this tool, we will always recommend that you have a practice run on a piece of scrap. It can take time to perfect the use of this tool and we would hate for you to ruin the main piece.

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Is Becoming A Laser Engraver Worth It?

Posted on January 11, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Laser engraving can be the dream career for some. Being able to create personalised products for people to love and cherish through their lives. But, it is important to know all the details before starting in this industry to help you decide if it is worth it.

Firstly, you should consider the cost of the equipment and materials needed to become a laser engraver. Laser engraving machines can be costly, depending on the quality you choose. Taking into consideration the cost of these products will help you to decide if it is worth it, in the long run, to ensure profit is made.

If this is an industry you wish to encounter yourself within, you are in good luck. With people turning more towards personalised products, you may see your own company skyrocket in sales and profit. However, you will need to consider an aspect which can make you unique amongst all the other laser engravers out there.

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Popular Engraved Products To Gift At Christmas

Posted on December 14, 2020 at 12:28 pm

We all know that engraved products are becoming more popular as time progresses, with many people creating small businesses focusing upon engraving. But what are some of the most popular engraved products to gift at Christmas?

Glasses are one item which you can purchase engraved, including wine glasses. These are a popular gift to give at Christmas for any alcohol lover. Adding your own personal message to make it their own.

There are also lots of children toys which you can purchase which are engraved, with one of the most popular items being wooden puzzles or toy boxes. These are great keepsake items for any children and families.

Finally, it is possible to purchase engraved Christmas Baubles. These are an excellent gift choice at Christmas as it will help you to all remember the Christmas in years to come. Again, another perfect keepsake item, especially for babies first Christmas, or another special occasion.

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Engraved Wedding Rings with Fingerprint

Posted on March 30, 2018 at 8:33 am

When people refer to having their wedding rings engaged, it often means they’re having their name and date added to the back of the ring in a nice and clean font. That’s the case for most people, however, there are some different options to choose from, and it’s all thanks to today’s technology. What more couples are doing, is adding their fingerprint to the back of the ring. You simply have your finger print scanned, and then it’s made into a print, which can be engraved on the inside or the outside of your wedding ring, crafted in any chosen precious metal, style and width combination, with or without additional characters. It’s a really cool thing to do but you can also get more creative and engrave a heart shape, styled from both the bride and groom’s fingerprints across a wedding ring set of similar widths. This works really well and it will certainly wow your friends and family members, whilst making for perfect addition to your Instagram feed!

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Laser Engraving Machine For Sale For Cutting Edge Imprinting

Posted on March 3, 2018 at 8:19 pm

Laser engraving process was once a service saved just for end hardware makers, gem crafters, and metal specialists has now gotten to be inside arm’s span of most business and individual purchasers inspired by giving their tokens a one of a kind and individual touch. Laser engraving can be really fun for those who possess the right laser engraving equipment and the right skills. Most engraving techniques involve ink and their heads wear out quickly for they constantly come in contact with the surface. With laser engraving machines for sale there is no need for such mess. Any laser engraving equipment requires two main things, firstly a laser and then a controller. A laser resembles a pencil and emits a beam which helps in drawing patterns.  (more…)

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