Although we no longer feel the need to document our life's events on a cave wall, we do still use engraving as a means to embellish everyday items. However, not all engraving processes are done the same. Most anything can be engraved nowadays, it's just a matter of what type the company or item calls for. Some are more modern while others date back to the earliest method of personalizing.
Check out the different methods and styles of engraving that has graced objects over the years.
Methods of Engraving
In order to understand the process of engraving let's take a brief look at the 4 main methods of engraving;
Styles of Engraving
There is not only different methods of engraving, but also 4 distinct styles that can be applied to various mediums.
Now that you have a fair grasp on what engraving entails, all that's left to do is figure out what gift you'd like to give and how it can be personalized. For the sports' fan or 'man cave dweller' in your life, try a personalized bar sign. These come in a variety of themes like; game/poker room, bar signs, novelty, professional, musical, sports, hunting/fishing and other fun-loving styles. These make a great finishing or personal touch to any home decor.
Items such as cufflinks, watches and money clips are the perfect gifts to personalize for groomsmen, birthday or holiday gifts. They are not only practical, but they give the person a sense of style and will be used for many years to come.
Gifts like flasks or picture frames/clocks have been engraved on for years and are still being used as a token of appreciation or for special gift-giving occasions.
If you're looking for a practical gift, try a personalized wallet - these can be thought of as more than just a place to store cash and plastic cards. The method of personalizing a wallet usually takes the form of a hot stamp to 'burn' the initials into the leather. It looks clean and professional and is sure to impress anyone who receives it.
When you're shopping for gifts, it's always nice if you personalize it in some way. Whether it a be a mug, a plaque or jewellery, personalizing a gift is a thoughtful and long-lasting expression of your sentiments.