Personalization / Engraving Options
In order to simplify this process, we've already
combined the preferred marking method with each product. In some cases,
you may switch to another marking method where applicable. Here are the marking
methods we use.
Diamond Drag Engraving:
(cost $0.15 per letter, logo prices vary) This
is the traditional method of engraving a product. A diamond tipped stylus
makes contact with the engraving surface and drags or scratches in the letters.
This method can be used for both text and logos, however, complex logo art may
require more set-up and engraving time. This additional time will result
in higher charges.
Laser Engraving: (cost
$0.15 per letter, $3.00 per logo) This method uses an invisible beam
of light to vaporize material on the surface of the product. It is a
versatile process that allows us to engrave complicated artwork with ease.
Virtually any black and white line art you can create, can be laser engraved.
It is, however, limited to certain materials. We can laser engrave on most
enamel coated metal plates, wood boards, acrylic products, glass awards, and
some plastics. We cannot engrave on uncoated brass or aluminum.
calculated by square inch / varies with quantity) This method uses
heat to transfer a printed image to the surface of specially coated materials.
Metal plates, special plaque boards, special plastics and special fabrics are
among the items that can accept this process. The process can be done in
one color or in multiple colors. This process is often used as an
alternative to screen printing. In one color, virtually any black and
white line art can be duplicated. In full color, most high quality digital
art can be reproduced with astonishing results. Note: This process may
be a less expensive alternative to engraving when doing larger quantities with
Screen Printing: (cost
varies) This method uses inks squeezed through a screen to create an
image. First screens must be created by "burning" in a portion of the
image for each color being printed (except process printing which requires only
four screens). Then the ink is forced through the screen and dried to
create the image. This method is generally used for clothing and other
varies) In this method the logo or text is sewn directly onto most
clothing or canvas bags. Multiple thread colors can be used, and
most line art can be duplicated. The set-up and embroidery fees for this
process increase with the size and complexity of the art.