Engraving Techniques

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Laser engraving

Very precise reproduction of graphics and text. On hardwood plaques the engraving will look a complementary darker colour and on acrylic it appears white. Engraving is extremely flexible and allows us to personalise every product.

Spot Colour Graphics

We use either screen printing or (more usually) vinyl film overlays. These are extremely durable, light fast, and very difficult to remove. The precision of the laser systems means we can replicate text and graphics in colour using these films. They are not made in Pantone colours so we offer the best visual match to your specified colour. They are supplied in single solid colours and metallic shades.

Full Colour (process or 4 colour) Printing

We use dye sublimation printing to reproduce full colour images. It offers low set-up charges and minimum quantities with excellent durability and good image reproduction. The image is digitally printed and transferred onto coated metal plates. It is not a Pantone process and so again, we offer the best visual colour match to your artwork. We can provide a printed sample as proof before production starts.

Name Plates

A recipient’s details can be displayed on a name plate mounted on the plaque or award. For a traditional look, choose black text and graphics on a polished brass background. For greater flexibility and a more modern look, the details can be printed onto a choice of gold or silver, mirror, or brushed-finished plates.

Brass Inlay

A very traditional process available on the Creative Hardwood plaques, where text and graphics are engraved onto the plaque and polished brass is then inlaid. This creates a rich and expensive look to the plaque.